Laura Clemesha

Senior Associate

“I am passionate about supporting organisations to become places where each person feels that they belong and that they have the power to make a real difference through their contribution.”

Laura is highly skilled at equipping leaders with mindsets, skills, and capacities that enable them to create workplaces of the future, where team members from all walks of life feel welcome, capable, excited, and able to bring their whole selves to work. Her expertise is fuelled by her passionate advocacy for making diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, “business as usual” within organisations. 

Laura also has a nuanced understanding of high-performance teams, self-leadership, leading effective teams, and team cohesion, which is underpinned by her experience as an elite team athlete. Coupled with her deep insights into organisational psychology and psychological science, she can quickly build relationships to have a positive impact across a diverse range of organisations and their leaders.

At PF, Laura leads one of our longest-running most successful leadership development initiatives in local government, where she supercharges leadership capability across the system and uses a strengths-based approach to help get the best out of people. 

Laura grew up in Toowoomba and was a serving member of the Queensland Firebirds netball team from 2013-2019. She graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Organisational Psychology and is accredited as a Clifton Strengths coach.


  • Organisational Psychology & Change
  • Psychology & Behavioural Change
  • High Performing Teams
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership Development
  • Mental Wellbeing
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Change Management


University of Queensland

Master of Organisational Psychology

Hons, University of Queensland

Bachelor of Psychological Science


Certified Clifton Strengths Coach


Trained in Cynefin: 101 Cognitive Edge

Back to Our Team

“Laura has facilitated many of Logan City Council’s training development courses, including the prestigious Leadership Development Program (LDP) for 3 years. She is genuine, warm and engaging, and builds rapport with participants naturally. With her expertise in organisational, and performance psychology, Laura supports participants to unlock deep insights into themselves and their teams. Logan City Council consistently receives positive participant feedback on their experience of 1 on 1 coaching with Laura. I couldn’t recommend Laura more highly. She is always an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Suzanne Kennedy

Logan City Council

Articles by Laura Clemesha

Supercharging Creativity

The Role of the Unconscious Eureka! We’ve all heard the story of the magic moment when an idea comes to someone in a shower. A problem that has been playing on your mind all week suddenly finds its solution at...
Laura Clemesha & Marcus de Courtenay
Creative Thinking Insights Learning and Development Storytelling Teams

Emotional Labour and Antifragility for Leaders

There is no doubt that modern leadership is demanding. Employee expectations are increasing year on year.  And the already weighty organisational expectations are certainly not going anywhere. Leaders are called on to place the well-being and interests of their team...
Laura Clemesha & Marcus de Courtenay
Insights Leadership Learning and Development

The Stewardship Mindset

Evolutionary biologists believe that one of the major reasons for the success of the human race has been our ability to work cooperatively in collectives. There’s no doubt that we often reach our highest potential in groups. From social justice...
Laura Clemesha & Marcus de Courtenay
Culture Innovation Insights Leadership Learning and Development Storytelling Strategy Teams