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[Change] Management Consulting

Founded in 2012, Paisley Group develops custom solutions for complex business problems supported by our research and experience.

Today's rapidly changing business landscape requires businesses to be able to adapt and change, whether you’re a small business or a large MNE.

But change is rarely done right!

A piecemeal approach coupled with 'quick wins' that have very short-term results, often leads to a lack of commitment to change and, ultimately, failure. Instead, we work with you to identify your business challenges and develop strategies so that your business can respond quickly and intelligently to change in order to sustain your competitive advantage.

  • Change management- aligning strategy with processes, policies and people to achieve lasting outcomes

  • Business strategy & HR- creating the right organisational culture that aligns with your business strategy through building efficient organisational structures and the ability to attract and retain top talent

  • Learning & Development- innovation is a process of learning. Learning should fuel your organisation and leave your competitors in the dust

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (EDI)- leveraging diversity for innovation, complex problem solving and a happy workforce

  • Intercultural management- your business isn't contained by borders. Embed cultural intelligence in your organisation to maximise every interaction

  • Research- what's holding your business back? Are you addressing the issue or just the symptom? We can conduct a deep dive to work out what's really going on.

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Dr. Varina Michaels

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I have over 18 years professional experience within academic research and International Business and Management. I have consulted to various organisations, from start-ups to multinational enterprises, to develop custom solutions to their complex business challenges. Additionally, I have presented my work in professional and academic conferences across the world. I am also a passionate advocate for intersectional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) to empower committed and passionate talent that underpins business strategy, innovation and performance outcomes.

PhD Dissertation: ‘Intersectional identities and expatriate adjustment’.


David Michaels

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With extensive experience in information, communication and technology (ICT) and change management, my passion is managing people, growing teams, developing and implementing strategies and solving complex problems. I have developed and implemented new business strategies, guided business units through Mergers & Acquisitions, and managed P&L outcomes. My strong commercial background and ability to engage internal and external stakeholders has ensured business objectives are met and/or exceeded.


Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2017

AGSM UNSW Business School