About Samantha

Conversation, connection, community

Workshop Facilitation

Samantha Sutherland

I believe that our people are our number one asset, and we need to constantly remember the human aspect of bringing people to work. Spending 8-10 hours a day in the office means that if you have a bad work culture, you have a bad life. And we all deserve to enjoy what we do (and who we do it with) every day.

I'm passionate, engaged, and have 18 years experience in analysis, facilitation and  consulting. I'm at home speaking on stage, and love bringing a room full of people together for a common cause.

In a past life I was the Head of Risk and Data at Origin Energy, so I understand what it's like to be a workshop participant - what makes them work and what makes them fail - and the importance of bringing real value to everything I do.

My experience falls across strategy, planning and diversity & inclusion. I have worked with corporate and government clients using instructional design principles and engaging the heads, hearts and hands of groups of up to 200 participants.

I am passionate about making organisations more human, through conversation, connection and community.

With a young son, and adventurous spirit and a passion for making the world a more equal place, I've got a lot of energy to make things happen.

What People Say

"There's no way we could have got the outcomes we did without your excellent engagement in collaboratively designing and running the workshop. Your ability to think on your feet and quickly restructure the workshop (more than once) in response to unexpected events was particularly valuable.”

Kevin Chadwick | Senior Consumer Behaviour Adviser
Department of the Environment and Energy


“Sam ran three online team building sessions for me during early COVID lockdown. The brief was challenging: find a way to engage a very diverse and high-performing team of 15 members from half way around the world. She immediately impressed the team with her professional approach and arranged a series of inventive activities that helped the team discover each other as colleagues and team-mates. The team’s feedback was tremendously positive and Sam’s approach really set us up for success. Highly recommended.”

Nolan Wolff
Head of Ayoba


“Samantha was able to tailor an event to suit the personalities within our team. The team was engaged throughout and we left with tangible outcomes for the following 12 months. I found Samantha’s workshops so valuable that I engaged her over a number of years, and highly recommend Samantha for a planning day.”

Melanie Gibbons | Ex - Communications Manager
Clean Energy Regulator