Dr. Hayley Linthwaite

Partner in Coaching & Facilitation

“I’d like to be remembered for future landscaping through imagination and play.”

Dr Hayley Linthwaite is a creative provocateur and global changemaker. She works to empower people to believe in impossible dreams and activate change through collaboration, social innovation and creative exploration.

In her work, Hayley specialises in theories, forms, and conventions of behavioural and systemic change, strategic conflict analysis, applied performance and experiential learning. She partners with her clients to achieve transformative behavioural and mindset shifts, drawing on her extensive experience in adult learning principles and high-performing leaders. 

At Performance Frontiers, Hayley has advocated a humanistic approach to corporate partnering and value creation, and supported leaders in building collaborative cultures, particularly through her work at Woolworths Group.

Her expertise has been honed through extensive work in Australia and parts of Europe and Asia as an arts educator, director, performer, corporate consultant, trainer, researcher, and Rotary Peace Fellow. Prior to joining Performance Frontiers in 2017, she worked as an Associate Professor at the University of Northampton UK. She also co-founded the Imagine A Day Project (IADP) in 2014, commissioned by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission and she received the Global Changemaker Award for her work on the project.


  • Experiential Learning
  • Play-Based Methodology
  • Peacebuilding
  • Cross-Cultural Project Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Communication and Engagement
  • Change Engagement
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management
  • Research Practices
  • Creativity and Collaboration


Queensland University of Technology

PhD Applied Performance & Community Cultural Education

Queensland University of Technology

Masters of Creative Industries - Drama Teaching

Queensland University of Technology

Graduate Bachelor of Education - Drama English

Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Arts - Drama

Human Synergistics

Life Styles Inventory™/Group Styles Inventory™ Accredited Practitioner (Human Synergistics)

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