Speakers and Coaches

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Dr Jean-luc Doumont
An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes.

With his rational background, Jean-luc approaches communication in an original, engineering-like way that contrasts sharply with the tradition of the field, rooted in the humanities. He is thus well received by students and professionals in search of a method they can apply with the same rigor they have come to value in every other aspect of their occupations.

An articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking speaker, Jean-luc successfully reaches a wide range of audiences around the world, in English, French, Dutch, and Spanish—as a trainer or invited speaker at an array of companies, top-ranked universities, research laboratories, and international conferences.

For additional information, visit www.principiae.be
Dr Danuta Sampson
Dr Danuta Sampson is a research fellow currently based at the Lion Eye Institute and the University of Western Australia which she joined in October 2014 bringing with her expertise in optics, optical microscopy, and image processing. She acquired this expertise during her PhD at the Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) in Torun, Poland in the Optical Biomedical Imaging Group (OBIG). Beyond research, she has been involved in many outreach programs aimed at raising general public interest in optics. In 2015, she has established the OSA Student Chapter of The University of Western Australia and become the chapter’s outreach advisor. Recently, she has been selected to serve as Optical Society (OSA) Ambassador for 2017. This lifetime distinction recognizes OSA Young Professionals for their continuing efforts to serve the greater optics and photonics community.
Ms Sally Purcell
Sally commenced working in the newly established position of HDR Professional Skills Program Manager at Macquarie University in June 2015. Drawing upon over 25 years of experience, working in the HR & Career Development field, Sally has been busy establishing a professional skills program for HDR candidates; Masters of Research and PhD candidates with the aim of developing greater knowledge and understanding of their transferable skills while encouraging them to consider their future career plans. Sally has a diverse employment background with experience in private, public and non-profit sectors with extensive experience in the higher education sector – working with a broad range of clients, employers and other stakeholders. Sally has qualifications in visual arts, education and career development, is a member of the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services and meets the standards of the Career Industry Council of Australia.
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sally-purcell-4505788/
Twitter: @resourcefulhdr
Ms Yvonne Collier
Yvonne Collier CSP, BA (Hons) PGCE, MPNLP, The Assertive Skills Expert, is an international trainer, facilitator, speaker, coach and Director of Maddison Training, her own successful people skills training company of 25 years. She's a Sydney University Centre for Continuing Education celebrated tutor of 20 years. Yvonne works with people individually and in groups in small, medium and large organizations and creates safe, relevant, effective and fun filled workshops.

Her background is in education, advertising, sales, management and radio presenter. She is also the author of LAFFe to Success: A Practical Guide to Getting Along with Others. Clients have engaged Yvonne at over 2,000 of their events in over 8 countries. 

Yvonne holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours; Post Graduate Certificate in Education, and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment. She also holds a Master Practitioner certification in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Diploma of Management and is a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional, the highest level of international accreditation for Professional Speakers.

Visit maddisontraining.com.au for further information.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/yvonnecollier/