We design and facilitate
transformational change by enabling
the full potential of people and organisations
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We partner with you to imagine, explore
and achieve your vision…
one opportunity at a time
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For 16+ years, we’ve been helping
our clients to build their capacity
to change and grow
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Everything we do is grounded in the
latest insights from
neuroscience, arts, learning
and business
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Curious about your transformational
future? Let’s start the conversation
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We are a bold, dynamic team of designers and facilitators united by a drive to unleash human potential and co-create transformational change.

At the heart of our work is a commitment to empowering people.

We help your leaders show up as their best selves; to unbridle creativity for more visionary, agile and responsive leadership.

We lay the foundations for high performing teams that are purpose-led and passionate about what they do.

We co-create strategies that leverage your unique opportunities and break new ground for enduring impact on a whole system scale.

From the deepest of challenges, we help you unlock your greatest opportunity.

Everything we do is grounded in the latest insights from neuroscience, arts, learning and business, along with 16+ years’ experience helping a suite of high profile clients across Australia and the globe to realise their vision, one opportunity at a time.

Our Expertise:

  • Visioning and Strategy
  • Leadership
  • High performing teams
  • Culture
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Engagement
  • Communication skills

Our Portfolio:

  • Professional Services
  • Construction and architecture
  • Government and local councils
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Health
  • Energy & utilities
  • Transport services

Our Team:

Gretel Bakker

Managing Director

Gretel leads cultural transformation to enable exceptional futures

Performance Frontiers’ Founder and Director Gretel Bakker leverages her 16 years’ experience as a world-class organisational designer and facilitator to expand human capacity, incite transformational change and drive individuals to shape exceptional futures.

Dr Martin Challis

Principal Designer, Facilitator, Coach

Martin inspires learning and facilitates insight

As a principal, lead facilitator, process designer, writer and executive coach at Performance Frontiers, Dr Martin Challis is dedicated to utilising his creativity and insight as powerful catalysts for facilitating learning and transformational change in organisations, teams and individuals.

Kylie Burke

Senior Associate

Kylie builds partnerships of exploration and transformation.

Kylie uses her high-level relationship skills, expertise in coaching psychology and facilitation prowess to co-create transformative learning experiences and build human potential.

Taya Seidler

Facilitator/ Designer/ Coach

Taya incites evolution

Backed by over a decade of national and international experience in education, corporate management and consultancy, Taya’s work as an impassioned facilitator designer, educator and coach at Performance Frontiers expertly balances content and process to elicit powerful learning outcomes and cultivate meaningful change.

Lowanna Dunn

Facilitator/ Designer/ Coach

Lowanna inspires people to grow in leaps and bounds

Lowanna uses her 20 years’ experience as a program designer, facilitator, arts educator and academic to help our clients make meaningful change in a way than inspires transformational growth.

Dr Georgia Seffrin

Facilitator/ Designer/ Coach

Georgia supports others to support themselves

Dr Georgia Seffrin is supported by over 15 years’ experience in transformational change and leadership in organisations. She has built a productive career in learning design and facilitation across a diversity of professional sectors including education, health, government, corporate and arts organisations.

Dr Jane Austin

Designer/ Coach/ Facilitator

Jane builds individuals and organisational capability

Dr Jane Austin brings over 20 years’ experience as a registered clinical psychologist to guide organisational and individual development in her work as a designer, coach and facilitator with Performance Frontiers team.

Jason Gorman

Lead Graphic and Instructional Designer

Jason generates ideas

As Performance Frontier’s lead graphic and instructional designer, Jason Gorman breathes life into complex theory and unlocks new ways of thinking through the production of captivating tools and designs.

Kate Jolly

Graphic and Instructional Designer

Kate imagines and creates innovative design solutions

After acting as PF’s lead graphic designer for 5 years, Kate now applies her expertise and keen eye for detail to supporting our graphic, instructional and experience design department while she traverses the sunburnt landscapes of the Australian outback.

Jocelyn Hanna

Communications and Engagement Strategist

Jocelyn drives our public conversation

Jocelyn utilises her expertise in relationship management, knowledge of integrated marketing communications and skills in word wizardry to establish, maintain and enrichen PF’s professional relationships.

Aylesha James-Pearson


Aylesha juggles like a pro

Aylesha is the backbone of the PF team. She applies her super organisational skills to the task of providing the multi-faceted support required to keep us running smoothly.

Ed Hutton


Ed designs efficient and sustainable business processes
Ed’s skilful management and refinement of our financial processes and systems help to ensure that Performance Frontiers remains agile, responsive and successful.

Our Values:


To support and co-create with individuals, teams and organisations through exceptional design, facilitation and advice.


To be a creative entrepreneur, to be innovative, and to continuously evolve for positive social change.


To have a positive outlook, embrace joy, harmony and optimism.


To be dynamic, passionate, agile and take risks.

Ecological Responsibility

To be courageous, ethical and outspoken about global sustainability.