Flexible Business Management

Our Specialists

Our specialists are highly qualified and have a vast array of experience in business management, vocational education and instructional design. They are experts in their specific management specialties and in instructional design and the Articulate Storyline authoring tool.

If you would like to find out more about each of our expert Learning Coaches and Instructional Designers see their profiles below:

Stephen Newman

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Managing Director

Flexible Business Learning

Learning Coach in Leadership and Business Management
Content Expert in Leadership and Business Management
Learning Design and Development Specialist

A management professional who has held a variety of Senior Management and Board positions over the last twenty years.

Stephen is the founder and a managing director of Flexible Business Learning and had spent the last three years providing Leadership Coaching, Leadership Training and Development and Leadership Capability Planning services for various clients.

Stephen provides mentoring services to Boards and Senior Management of clients involved in varying industry sectors including mining, manufacturing, education, health and aged care.

Stephen is currently a director of a number of private companies. He has experience in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and has led remuneration and risk management committees. These positions include responsibility for governance, strategic direction, policy development and risk management.

Stephens broad experience encompasses all aspects of leadership and management from strategy development to policy development and procedural implementation. This encompasses all areas of business including financial management, human resource management, occupational health safety and environment management, risk management, IT processes and corporate governance.

Stephen’s qualifications include:

  • Advanced Diploma of Business Management
  • Diploma of Business Management
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency
  • Open Cut Examiners Certificate of Competency
  • Accredited TQM Manager and Facilitator
  • Accredited MLQ Individual, Team and ODQ Facilitator
  • Company Directors Course Diploma
  • Member of Australian Institute of Managers
  • Certified Articulate Storyline Expert

Michael Murray

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Director / Learning Coach

Flexible Business Learning

Learning Coach in Leadership and Business Management
Content Expert in Leadership and Business Management
Learning Design and Development Specialist

Michael has over 25 years experience in general management and CEO roles across a wide range of industry sectors.

He has a strong background in strategy development and execution, the development of leadership competencies and the design and review of business systems.

Michael believes in positive outcomes delivered through a values-driven approach to developing strong, highly engaged teams supported by effective, customer focused system.  He is now providing practical, effective and cost effective services to organisations striving to improve performance and build capacity.

Michael’s core skill set includes:

  • Leadership
  • Team development
  • Governance
  • Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Risk Management
  • System Development
  • Project Management
  • Training and Assessment
  • Facilitation, Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution

Michael is a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an accredited leadership coach and a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Facilitators.

Michael’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Teaching
  • Company Directors Course Diploma
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Diploma of Quality Auditing
  • Certificate of Accreditation MLQ Facilitation
  • Fully qualified and accredited administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Team Building using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Fully qualified and accredited administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Expanded Interpretive Report
  • Certified Articulate Storyline Expert
  • Currently completing Diploma of Project Management.

Trevor Powell

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Learning Coach

Flexible Business Learning

Registered Psychologist
Learning Coach in Leadership and Business Management
Content Expert in Leadership and Business Management
Learning Design and Development Specialist

After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Psychology Trevor worked for over 18 years in a range of senior Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management roles for the top 50 Australian company, Howard Smith Ltd.

In 1998 Trevor was promoted to the senior executive position – Corporate Employee Relations Manager for Howard Smith subsidiary, A Goninan & Co Limited. In his roles he led a teams of up to 22 specialist staff in providing operational and strategic HR Management services to 16 business units distributed around Australia and South East Asia.

In 1999, Trevor left his corporate role and established his own Human Resource Management consulting business, Genesis HR Pty Ltd. During the last 15 years of professional practice Trevor has provided advice, training and consulting services to organisations spanning industry sectors that have included:

  • manufacturing
  • engineering
  • medical services
  • aged care
  • education and training
  • mineral processing
  • construction
  • transport
  • financial services
  • security
  • entertainment and
  • mining

Trevor holds national Australian registration as a Psychologist. He holds accreditations in DiSC, the Full Range Leadership Model at MLQ360, Team and Organisational levels and the GeneSys Psychometric Assessment suite. He also holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and a Certificate in Executive Coaching. He has provided Leadership Coaching and training to leaders from frontline to executive chairman level.

As well as his academic qualifications, Trevor brings over 25 years of Employee Relations and Strategic Human Resource Management experience to his consulting practice.

Sara Collins


Compliance Manager

Flexible Business Learning

Learning Coach in Education and Management
Learning Design and Development Specialist
Content Expert in Management and Vocational Education

Sara is an education and compliance specialist who has extensive experience in both business management and vocational training. She has a tertiary degree in education and has experience teaching in both the secondary schools and vocational education environments. In her previous and current roles she has become a leader in compliance and quality assurance for Registered Training Organisations, the development of learning and assessment resources for a variety of industry environments, and the delivery of online and face-to-face training and assessment.

Sara’s previous experience in frontline administrative and finance management positions, middle management operational positions, and executive management roles as a leader in quality assurance, provides her with the ability to identify with managers at all levels. In particular, Sara has extensive experience in:

  • leading and motivating teams
  • business systems and process mapping to ensure operational efficiency
  • quality auditing
  • change management
  • continuous improvement and
  • fostering an innovative work environment.

The development of online and classroom-based learning and assessment strategies and materials is a specialty of Sara’s and she is passionate about creating solutions for business that meet their organisational goals and the learning needs and aspirations of their employees. She has developed materials for a variety of industry ranging from the business services environment to the mining industry.

Using Articulate Storyline and a variety of other e-learning authoring tools, Sara can assist you to create an interactive learning environment that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

Sara’s credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class 1)
  • Advanced Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Training Development and Design
  • Certificate IV in Training and Education
  • Master of eLearning (SOA)
  • Lead Auditing (SOA)
  • Risk and Compliance Management Certificate (SOA)
  • Process Mapping (SOP)

Margaret Murray

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Training Manager

Flexible Business Learning

Margaret has over 20 years experience in a wide variety of fields including administration, health, marketing and training, working with both government departments and private organisations. She has spent the last 15 years honing her skills working with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

Previously Margaret has been responsible for ensuring the effective and profitable operation of RTOs through the delivery of quality training. She is adept in managing audit requirements for registration as an RTO, and developing policies and procedures to meet and exceed expectations.

Margaret specialises in the coordination and delivery of quality training as well as the establishment of compliance procedures required for a successful training organisation. Margaret’s qualifications include:

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Diploma of Quality Auditing
  • Diploma of Business