Humans

If you just need to connect with people that understand the challengers leaders and managers face and the complexities of the modern workplace – you have come to the right place! We are happy to answer questions face to face, by email, via Zoom or on the phone. You can also learn more about us and catch up via social media. We’ve shared a bit about who we are at and outside of work – why not contact us and have a chat about your needs and how our extraordinary humans may be able to help you.

Michelle Crawford

Michelle Crawford

Chief Conversationalist

Michelle is the amazing brain behind Being More Human. 20 years of experience providing guidance, leadership development, recruitment support, and strengthening the culture in organizations across 20 industries has shown her one truth – modern businesses are losing their humanity. After seeing the world and meeting people from all walks of life, Michelle chose to dedicate her life to helping businesses in Australia to become more human in the way they operate and their culture.

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Jim Porteus – FCPHR

Specialist Mediation

Put simply, Jim helps professionals to make hard decisions easy…yep; he’s pretty handy to have around! With a strong 23 years in the HR industry and a solid education, including in business, dispute resolution, and mediation, Jim works with companies and professionals to help overcome any difficult human resource or people related matters.

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Vanessa McDonald

Creative Director

Wherever Vanessa goes she is eager, curious, and motivated, to be involved, to see change, to inspire others, to take risks and has a ‘give it a go’ attitude. Vanessa believe’s that everyone has their part to play in making the world a little lighter and brighter.

Over Vanessa’s early career as a student, volunteer, employee and activator, she has contributed and participated in many different initiatives spanning from being a City Ambassador for Newcastle Now, sitting on committees for the Institute of Managers and Leaders and the Empower Network for The University of Newcastle, to studying at Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, and being an Inaugural Ma & Morley Scholar and Ambassador. 

Amongst all of this Vanessa loves learning new things through Creative Director Role with Being More Human where she gets to work on all things creative in business. She loves being able to apply her skills to new challenges and being a part of the Being More Human brand that aligns with her vision to make the world brighter and lighter.

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Nicci Richman

Leading Light Training & Performance

When Nicci isn’t adventuring with her beautiful family, she’s sharing her passion for strong cultures and HR systems with businesses across the east coast of Australia. With 15 years of experience in the industry and an education that she has continued to grow as the business world itself has evolved, Nicci is passionate about creating a strong foundation for people in modern businesses. Nicci’s HR career had its foundations in social research consultancy, working on employee engagement surveys and other survey tools for multi-national organizations. This insight into how research supports organizational change led to her passion for working with businesses to develop and support the strategies that enable a thriving workplace culture.

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Jenny McPeak

Executive Assistant

Jenny is an Executive Assistant with more than 20 years’ experience in a vast number of industries including manufacturing, finance, engineering, recruitment, real estate, hospitality, banking, IT, travel and member based organisations. Providing a range support such as travel coordination, diary management, Board and Secretariat support, event planning, process development, management of membership processes, accounts receivable and general administrative support.

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Melenaite Langi

Social Butterfly

Melenaite is a person who brings light into a situation as she loves talking to everyone around her. She is very approachable and able to have a conversation about anything happening in the world. She is always willing to help and always motivated to understanding a person and their situation and other people's cultures and backgrounds. She believes that there is always something to learn about other people.

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Alexandra Joy

CEO UQ POWER

Alexandra Joy – AJ’s purpose is to communicate, educate, and activate humanity’s potential for conscious evolution. She knows the impact leaders and their organisations can have on their people, so she works with leaders and conscious businesses who are committed to sustainable lifestyles and creating a positive impact.

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Marlon De Cruz

Director and Co-Founder of BISTEC Global

Marlon is Director and Co-Founder of BISTEC Global; Director and Founder of Biz Enable; and Founder of Make a Day Brighter.In 2006 Marlon co-founded TETRAN, a global technology services company and 10 years later, it successfully sold to a publicly listed company for an 8-figure number.He is a Business Mentor, Serial Entrepreneur, Strategic Connector and a Technology Expert.

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Kate Bradley

Money Coach

Kate is here to help you with all things money. Working with small businesses as an accountant and advisor for more than 10 years, Kate has significant experience advising on the financial aspects of small business, with particular a focus on optimisation of systems, budgeting, profitability and cash flow management.

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Being More Human

0432 265 335

PO Box 1204, Newcastle NSW 2300

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