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Sarah Kease - Kease International

Meet our founder Sarah

For the past 14 years Sarah has created a reputation for innovative learning programs that embed learning outcomes. She is highly sought after for her consultancy, facilitation & public speaking skills throughout Australia and SE Asia. 

Sarah is the accredited principal facilitator for GENOS Ignite, Wiley Everything DiSC, 5 Behaviours of a cohesive team and Productive Conflict programs.

Sarah is well respected on an international level as a subject matter expert in Applied Emotional Intelligence, Mindful Leadership and Applied Positive Psychology in the workplace.

Clients including NEW HOPE Group praise her ability to deliver measurable results. Sarah’s strength is her ability to work in partnership with an organisation and create cutting-edge and relevant learning programs that ensure leaders are equipped to lead in the digital age.

Our Associates

Our KEASE Associates are subject matter experts in their respective fields. From digital transformation, change management, creative thinking, design, technology, strategy and emotional intelligence. Our team of consultants are experienced across a diverse range of industries including industrial design, mining, telecommunications, media, retail and NFP. 

You can rest assured that you will have the right person on your project.


Coach | Consultant | Agile Delivery & Change Management Specialist

Emma is a motivated, dedicated and energetic leader and change management specialist. She has led and managed large-scale globally distributed teams through successful change, optimising business performance and reshaping a positive culture.


Transformation Coach | Consultant | Project & Change Management

Nichol specialises in creating safe environments which support Executives and Leaders in exploring and elevating their capability, adaptability and agility. She is recognised for her passion and expertise in assisting organisation to ‘pursue greatness’, creating inclusive workplace cultures.


Coach | Consultant | Facilitator

Dani brings over 20 years of experience in consulting and an appreciation of how the human brain operates. Her empathetic, engaging and honest style has impressed those she’s worked with across a range of sectors.


Leadership Coach | Transformation & Automation Coach

Mervin has a potent mix of expertise that constantly produces exceptional results. He has designed the Modern Business Transformation Framework – a whole of organisation framework which helps business navigate digital transformation and answer their questions “where to from here”.


People & Culture Expert

Tanya has over 15 years of HR experience across a range of industries in both operational and strategic roles. She is a passionate advocate for the positive impact that quality people practices can have on an organisation.


Gamification Expert

I am passionate about gamification – using psychology principles to solve people problems.


Business Administration Assistant

I am passionate about helping leaders with their administrative needs that is required in maintaining, sustaining and growing a business. I also help with website user experience and functionality testing.


Workplace Wellbeing Specialist

I am passionate about helping people thrive at work and in their lives.


Career Development Consultant

Helen has an engaging, strategic and diplomatic coaching style. She brings with her 15+ years of experience and a keen focus on developing leaders with strong self-awareness, the capacity to embrace multiple perspectives and a growth mindset to become high performance leaders in their field.


Facilitator | Leadership Coach | Emotional Intelligence Specialist

Carrie has a rich background of experience in the Education sector with 24 years in adult education. She has designed, delivered and facilitated professional learning for effective and ineffective teams, as well as a variety of aspiring and experienced Leadership Programs for workplace growth and performance.


Facilitator | Keynote Speaker | Emotional Intelligence Specialist

Amy holds over 18 years of expertise across leadership, learning and organisational development. Amy has successfully designed, developed and implemented hundreds of L&D solutions across many sectors including Financial and Insurance Services; Government, Technology and Transport/Automotive.


Facilitator | Executive Coach | Emotional Intelligence Specialist

Susan has more than 25 years experience in leading and managing people in a variety of organisations spanning financial services, manufacturing and distribution, retail, and business to business sales.

What we do...

Our team work with your organisation to design, deliver and embed a tailored solution to achieve measurable performance goals.

Our team provide leadership enhancement programs in the three key areas necessary for the future of work – Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence & Adaptive Intelligence. Our programs have measurable success factors enabling leadership to see a clear Return on Investment.

Our team provide consultation on digital solutions that can deliver efficiencies enabling leaders to invest their time in people & performance.

Our team are skilled in challenging the status quo and are invaluable to strategic planning. Hire one or all our minds to facilitate your next strategic planning session.

We can help you develop a comprehensive learning strategy

Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start in developing a learning strategy for your organisation. That’s ok, we have you covered. 


Undertake our comprehensive, organisation-wide “Digital Age Leadership Readiness assessment”


We provide a recommendation report with a customised learning strategy.

Bespoke Design

We build your bespoke program in partnership with your organisation, incorporating the organisation’s culture and strategic direction into the course.

Flexible Training

Our sessions are immersive and engaging with participants active in the learning journey.

Applied Workplace Challenges

We provide challenges, simulated play, gamification, shared learning and reflection.

Coaching & Reflection

We provide time for one on one reflection of the process and offer strategies for change.

ROI Reporting

We are the only Leadership Development company that can provide you with a Return on Investment report based on real learning application.

Why should your organisation consider investing in the KEASE Human-Centred Leadership program?

Research shows that enhancing human-centred leadership skills has a direct impact on accelerating innovation, performance, motivation and profitability by up to 33%.

Book a Discovery Call with a representative for an estimate on your Return on Investment report by clicking the button at the bottom of the screen.

“We believe by empowering leaders to shift to a ‘people first’ mindset, we can uplift performance & results, and in the process, change the world.”

Sarah Yip
Managing Director

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The World Economic Forum calls for a Human-Centred approach

Excerpt taken from the World Economic Forum

A complex web of factors lies beneath this declining trust in institutions and rising polarization, but at the core is a feeling that political and business leaders have been too complacent about the changes that have swept through people’s lives. Put another way, too little has been done in recent decades in too many societies to address the human impact of technological disruption, international economic integration, domestic deregulation and privatisation, and migration.

The 21st century calls for a new kind of leadership to inspire confidence in the ability of technology to enhance human potential rather than substitute for it. This is precisely the leadership that is also required to maintain faith in the liberal international economic order’s ability to raise living standards in developed and emerging economies as they integrate, lifting us up rather than pulling us apart.

The Value of Emotional Intelligence

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Redefining Balance

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The role of HR in a crisis

For many who work in larger organisations, you may well see the HR Department as the one that ‘deals with employing and training people’…


Is Emotional Intelligence the Key to the Future?

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Which Employees Do We Need In The Future? Not Only The Masterminds

Traditionally we look for cognitive skills and high intelligence when we want to assess our employees…


The 10 Vital Skills You Will Need For The Future Of Work

Since we’re in the midst of the transformative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the time is now to start preparing for the future…


Job Postings of the Future: High EQ Wanted, Must Play Nice with Robots

Employers must be just as focused on fostering talent that has high emotional intelligence...


Why emotional intelligence is the new black

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3 Ways Emotional Intelligence Impacts the Future of Work

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The Future of AI and Emotional Intelligence: How the AI Space is Evolving

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The Human Factor: Why Emotional Intelligence is Critical for the AI Generation

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7 secrets for getting digital transformation right

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KEASE Complimentary Assessment

Affinity Education Group

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Sarah Yip has an authentic style that has connected with our people at all levels whether in small group workshops or full staff conferences. Sarah has incredible technical knowledge backed up by research or personal experiences. She has become a friend of AFL Queensland and a wonderful support to the development of our leaders and team members.

Dean Warren

Sarah Yip is an authentic, people-focused facilitator that delivers fantastic results for both individuals and organisations. Her leadership courses with AFL Queensland Limited over the past three years has been outstanding. We cannot recommend her highly enough!

Larissa Mouttou
State Manager - Media and Marketing

Residential Tenancies Authority

I recommend Sarah’s workshops to anyone that wants fresh, inspiring and enthusiastic energy unlike any other.

Antonella Spatola
Rental Tenancy Authority

Auswide Bank

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New Hope Group

We partnered with KEASE International about 3 years ago with an initial engagement to deliver our Frontline leadership program. 

We were very impressed with the high level of delivery of that program which inspired and engaged our supervisors that we quickly realised KEASE International had more to offer our business.   

Since that time, KEASE International consultants have facilitated workshops, undertaken one on one coaching with senior leaders, designed and delivered a bespoke senior leadership program as well as designed and coordinated a leadership event for our senior leaders.

KEASE International is now an integrated part of our organisation with an in-depth understanding of what we do and how we do it along with an appreciation for where we are on our journey and what we are aspiring to achieve. 

They bring latest thinking to collaborate and design targeted and bespoke programs which deliver measurable results for our business.  Along with that expertise they also bring energy and passion and the ability to relate to all levels of leadership.  

Kim Franks

Executive General Manager People

Queensland Government

Sarah was my facilitator on an Emotional Intelligence program.
As my facilitator she made a lasting positive impact on my personal and professional development. 
She has an innate ability to connect with her audience and share knowledge in engaging and innovative ways. 
If you wish to unleash the potential of your workforce and empower your teams, engage the ever inspiring and authentic Sarah at KEASE and watch your workforce thrive. 

Chelsea Akers

Brisbane Marketing

As the People & Culture Manager at Brisbane Marketing; I have been working with Sarah Yip from KEASE International since November 2018 on a range of leadership and culture programs within our organisation.

Sarah is an extremely professional and exceptionally knowledgeable consultant who is well skilled at advising and guiding senior leaders on tackling complex and challenging business problems, from strategic leadership through to culture development and business coaching.

Since joining our team as a preferred consultant, Sarah has continued to wow the leadership team. After our first leadership team off-site in November, which Sarah facilitated, the feedback from across the leadership group was overwhelming, with comments such as: “Sarah is by far the best consultant we’ve ever worked with”, “Sarah was amazing at getting to the crux of the problem and helping us to workshop it”.

Since then, Sarah has continued to support us and has again facilitated another leadership event this year, which again got rave reviews from the team but, importantly we were for the first time really discussing the important issues, which was all down to Sarah’s involvement in the pre-work, agenda and then the delivery of the two and a half day session.

Sarah is able to effectively balance the delicate nature of challenging senior leaders to get them to think and act very differently when they return to the workplace. This is an extraordinary skill that is not to be underestimated.

As a People & Culture Manager in a stand-alone HRM position it’s very hard at times to work through some of the complex issues and problems that all organisations face from a people perspective. Since November, Sarah has become a trusted advisor for me in many ways, she has a way of breaking down the issues and workshopping them through and provides wise counsel of which we (and I) have hugely benefited from.

Overall, Sarah has had a huge impact on our business and we’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with Sarah and KEASE International in to the future.

Abigail Chambers

People & Culture Manager

Elixir Management

As a provider we aim to offer continuous growth and development in our company through various training methods. Sourcing a training facilitator to cater for the different levels of capacity within the industry is extremely challenging. Five years ago, I attended a training session with Sarah Yip who not only inspired but challenged me through her session, five years later, I continue to use her vast array of training and services in every company I have worked for. Each business requiring different outcomes from each session.

A great testament to Sarah is her ability to listen to a small briefing (I don’t have a lot of time) of what we are looking for in each individual training session and tailor it in alignment with out companies’ vision and values, this immensely supports us as a company to eliminate any mixed messages on expectations.

At each of our training sessions we offer a feedback form and every session we are requested by employees for her to attend again. She greets the team with a warm and welcoming energy and connects with each individual ensuring that everyone gets the most out of her sessions.

Her interpersonal skills, knowledge, professionalism and humour merge to keep you captivated anywhere from a few hours to a whole day session. While being very observant of the team, she will often support anyone who might be challenged through the session ensuring that everyone is feeling confident and full of knowledge prior to leaving each session.

I would highly recommend Sarah to any company or individual seeking growth and development for their teams.

Nelesha Brennan

Operations Manager Elixir Management

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks

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Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse

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Mervin Chiang

AI & Robotics Guru

I am passionate about creatively turning ideas into business realities. I thrive at helping and mentoring others to do the same.

I work with Senior Managers and business who have the challenge of bringing all things Digital, AI and Robotics into their organisation to stay current and modern. I help them plan for this transition at the strategic, operational and cultural levels.

Ross Fazel

C-Suite Confidential

I am your ‘no-BS’confidential advisor and coach – with a long history of working with ASX200 companies. I am sought-after for my straight-forwardness and objective assessment and advice.

I work with C-Suite and senior leaders who face the challenge of navigating modern business transformation. Armed with an objective eye and a big picture focus, I distil complex scenarios into actions that are easy to understand and implement.

Donald Kirkland

Gamification Expert

I am passionate about gamification – using psychology principles to solve people problems.

I work with leaders who seek to improve staff engagement and behaviour by embedding gamification strategy into workplace practices. I work with you to identify key areas for improvement and craft a gamification strategy to address the problem.

Trang Mai

Virtual Assistant

I am passionate about helping leaders with their administrative needs that is required in maintaining, sustaining and growing a business.

I work with organisations to document processes and work with you on creating business process efficiencies.

Tracey Hawthorn

Workplace Wellbeing Specialist

I am passionate about helping people thrive at work and in their lives.

I work with educators, employees, managers and leaders who have the challenge of understanding and supporting positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

I help to show employees skills on self-awareness and self-management with an emphasis on maintaining a healthy balance with work and life.  I help managers and leaders create a workplace culture that promotes and fosters wellbeing.

Helen Tran-Nguyen

Career Development Consultant

I am passionate about people developing fulfilling careers.

I provide coaching for senior professionals seeking development and transition. Through a human centered approach, I help clients build rewarding careers by challenging their thinking and increasing awareness of self.


Peabody Energy

I attended a leadership program facilitated by Sarah Yip of KEASE International because my career path was starting to include leadership aspects that weren’t covered in my technical qualifications.

Sarah helped me by coaching me over the course of 12 months in the fundamental skills of leadership that I needed to take the next step in my career. She helped fill in the gaps of knowledge I did have around making people and processes, corrected a few misconceptions along the way and gave me a framework that I could use to see the bigger picture.

The result was that I was able to immediately apply the concepts covered with the confidence to get results. Within a year I was successful in an application for a Senior position and am now the leader of a talented and diverse team working across multiple sites. My daily work involves stakeholder engagement, expectations management, budgeting, project management, work scoping, performance management, pitching ideas and mentoring of the team.

Sarah was able to create a safe and encouraging space for a very diverse group to contribute in ways that they wouldn’t normally feel comfortable. She was also able to very quickly understand the group dynamic and the needs of the individuals in the group and expertly tailored her delivery of the material to suit the audience.

I found the experience extremely rewarding as it highlighted my skill areas that needed work and provided me the tools to work with these challenges to overcome them.

I would recommend Sarah Yip of KEASE International to people whose career is moving forward and want to be able to proficiently lead a technical team in this ever changing business world.

Lindsay Smith

Senior Exploration Geologist Peabody Energy

Emma Caruso

Agile Change Management Specialist

Emma is a motivated, dedicated and energetic leader and change management specialist. She has led and managed large-scale globally distributed teams through successful change, optimising business performance and reshaping a positive culture.

Emma has a proven track record in managing high impact business and digital transformation programs, through planning, implementation and commercial delivery. She has an established reputation for building high performing cultures focused on enthusiasm, determination and achievement based on the principles of ethics, integrity, trust and respect.

Nichol Stark

Agile Change Management Specialist

Nichol specialises in creating a safe environment to help Executives and Leaders explore and elevate their capability, in environments that are constantly evolving. She is a mentor, coach and trusted authority helping professionals in business achieve greater success, growth and happiness.

Motivating, inspiring and supporting leaders to “make a positive impact”, Nichol believes in empowering leaders to become recognised as high performance through authentic leadership, builds a culture that is more welcoming and trusted.

There are many coaches who can provide Leadership & Executive guidance, but Nichol’s is unique and uses real life strategies from her experience in technology and business to focus on building environments which are inclusive, making her coaching relevant and necessary.

Nichol is recognised for her passion and expertise in assisting organisations ‘push for greatness’, crafting inclusive workplace cultures built on the foundations of authentic leadership, compassion, connectedness and values

Dani McDonnell

Coach | Consultant | Facilitator

With 20 plus years’ in consulting, particularly across the HR, Recruitment and Training sectors, Dani’s passion is simple – its PEOPLE!  She’s curious about how they think, fascinated by what they do, and amazed by what they can achieve.

Priding herself on being a Coach, Consultant, Advisor and Facilitator whose mission it is to provide you with an efficient, effective and ethical service, Dani has consulted to clients ranging from individuals to SMEs through to global organisations. She understands that no matter the size of the project or the business, it’s the human element that is key. 

With an appreciation of how the brain works in the everyday experience, and with an empathetic, engaging and honest consulting style, Dani has impressed those she’s worked with across a variety of sectors including Mining & Resources, Government, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Not-for-Profit and Education.

Tanya Siggins

People & Culture Expert

Tanya’s operational HR roles have enabled her to live and share her professional values which has provided significant professional and personal satisfaction. Her most recent experience specialising in diversity & inclusion, workplace flexibility and employee engagement has reinforced that her fundamental beliefs also apply in a strategic context and can have organisation wide impact.

Tanya has had the privilege of working in organisations across Federal Government, People Analytics, Law and Engineering. She has successfully supported businesses experiencing rapid growth and change, navigated large bureaucracies and change resistant environments. Tanya is incredibly adaptable in her service delivery and willing to work well outside her comfort zone as her experience demonstrates.

Employees often comment that Tanya is the most approachable and consistent HR practitioner they’ve worked with. Line managers and senior managers have all mentioned that Tanya provides high quality and trusted HR advice that has helped them navigate the challenges of people management.

One Tanya’s career highlights was winning the Corporate Champion award in 2017. Nominated by employees and awarded by senior management in Queensland, this award highlighted the high regard held by her colleagues.

My career has been incredibly rewarding and my achievements are many and varied- from supporting employees with complex mental health concerns to implementing industry leading diversity & inclusion initiatives. Some of my recent accomplishments include securing the Workplace Gender Equality Employer of Choice Citation in 2018 and 2019 for my employer, developing and deploying an industry first diversity census and achieving solid completion rates and redesigning an employee lifecycle survey program to better understand the experiences of people within an organisation.

Carrie Benedet

Facilitator | Leadership Coach | Emotional Intelligence Specialist

Carrie a rich background of experience in the Education sector with 24 years in adult education, designing, delivery and facilitation of professional learning for effective and ineffective teams, design and facilitation of a variety of aspiring and experienced Leadership Programs, coaching and mentoring for workplace growth and performance.

Carrie has had a number of leading advocacy roles including the NSW Board of Studies as an Independant Representative for 10 years, the NSW Institute of Teachers (NESA) and was Inaugural Chairperson Council of Catholic School Parents NSW & ACT.

Amy Stewart

Facilitator | Keynote Speaker | Emotional Intelligence Specialist

Amy has successfully designed, developed and implemented hundreds of right fit learning and development solutions across many sectors including Financial and Insurance Services; Government, Technology and Transport/Automotive. Her methodology has always ensured alignment with organisational strategy, as well as the desired cultures and behaviours.

She has been instrumental in driving cultural change across core business areas and within fast growing industries. Such work has involved developing culture strategies, building an Emotionally Intelligent workforce and working closely with senior leadership teams to ensure successful implementation.

Amy is Asia Pacific based, and has built her career working with some of the best… ANZ; IAG (Insurance Australia Group); Avis and Budget Rent a Car; Transurban; Australian Institute of Management (AIM); Origin Energy; Chartered Accountants ANZ; Contiki Holidays; and Bridgeclimb.

Susan Judd

Facilitator | Executive Coach | Emotional Intelligence Specialist

Susan has built her facilitation and coaching career working across Regional and country areas of Australia-connecting with leaders in regional areas and working with them to build pragmatic solutions and practical workplace leadership skills.

Susan’s real passion is working with organisations to build happy and engaged workplaces where people are motivated and inspired to do and be their best. Susan does this through delivering tailored learning and development programs incorporating emotionally intelligent workplace (and life) behaviours. By working with individuals and groups to build their understanding of emotional intelligence, Susan assists organisations to build their productivity, team cohesion, and performance, building workplace happiness.

Susan is an experienced facilitator, executive coach and keynote presenter. Susan has been delivering adult education and training for the past decade to organisations and individuals across Australia, from small to large.