We develop human capacity for a world worth living

Our story

We are a dynamic collective of designers, facilitators, coaches and educators.

Every day we support leaders, teams and organisations to adapt, evolve and grow in order to achieve extraordinary things.

Our work is incredibly diverse and requires a veritable kaleidoscope of knowledge and expertise — something our team have in spades.

From our beginnings as a one-woman startup in 2001, we have evolved into a growing conglomerate of change-makers creating a positive impact across Australia and the globe.

You can read more about our team below, or why not say hi.

Our team

Gretel Bakker

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.

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Dr Martin Challis

Senior Associate

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.

Aylesha James-Pearson

Aylesha James-Pearson

General Manager

Aylesha leads from behind the scenes

Aylesha is the backbone of the PF team. She provides expert support and effective leadership behind the scenes in her role as General Manager.

Taya Seidler

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

Lowanna Dunn

Senior Associate

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.

Georgia Seffrin

Dr Georgia Seffrin

Senior Associate

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.

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Anna Uhr Delia

Digital Learning Design Lead

Anna designs platforms to engage, educate and inspire
Anna applies significant expertise in visual intelligence, learning design and project management to her role in spearheading Performance Frontiers’ digital and creative project development wing.

Dr Hayley Linthwaite

Senior Associate

Hayley activates change through creativity

Creative provocateur and global changemaker, Dr Hayley Linthwaite is a program designer, facilitator and coach with Performance Frontiers. She empowers people to tackle complex challenges through imagination and play.

Kate Jolly

Kate Jolly

Graphic and Instructional Designer

Kate amplifies design possibilities

A dynamo designer and problem-solving prodigy, Kate applies her design expertise and passion for visual learning to our graphic, instructional and product design department.

Jason Gorman

Jason Gorman

Graphic and Instructional Designer

Jason generates ideas

As Performance Frontier’s 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.

 Jocelyn Hanna

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.

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Kristy Judd

Administrative Assistant

Kristy coordinates behind the scenes

Kristy lends her expert organisational skills, cheerful nature and drive for a job well-done to keep us running smoothly.

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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.