Welcome to Interface Consultants

Interface Consultants is a South Australian based consulting firm, owned and managed by three Partners. We specialise in helping build next generation organisations and leaders, locally, nationally and internationally.

We are passionate about:

  • Building sustainable capability to realise enterprise goals and aspirations.
  • Fostering next generation leadership for next generation enterprises.
  • Generating enterprise development momentum.
  • Kindling a passion for integrity, respect, curiosity and mastery.

Our Approach.

Adopting a brain-savvy approach for everything we do helps us to more ably lead, learn and change – 3 critical capabilities. The latest findings from neuroscience show us ways to work that align with how brains have developed. This means we can help people to better lead, harness energy and create organisations that work with our brains not against their natural functioning.

Peter Murchland

I bring extensive experience in working in and across the public, private and community sectors, often in complex, multi-organisational enterprises such as criminal justice, trade and transport or human services.  My entire career has entailed helping different stakeholders develop a shared understanding of the enterprise in which they are engaged, most often helping Executives understand IT people, and IT people understand Executives and Managers.  I’m able to bridge from highly strategic to technically detailed problem spaces, helping people to visualise, articulate and shape their future through the use of a systems perspective ie being systems-savvy.

I’m passionate about helping people and organisations to develop a shared understanding of their intended enterprise and how best to realise their goals and aspirations.  I see my engagement with clients as undertaking a shared learning journey, sometimes to destinations known and sometimes to destinations unknown.  I delight in problem solving and helping others.  My greatest reward is in collaboratively conquering demanding and difficult challenges.

It is important to me to live-out certain values – respect and integrity being two very important values.  I believe in being accountable for my actions and in delivering a high quality product, service or outcome.  Two mantras that seem to keep arising in my work are:

  • Keep the end in mind
  • Don’t avoid problems as they only come back to bite you!

My current research interests are in understanding and extending the application of systems engineering to enterprises, whether these enterprises are parts of organisations or complex multi-organisational enterprises such as an industry, a community or a system like the criminal justice system.  I am particularly interested in being able to convey the value of these disciplines to Boards and to Executives.

Contact me:-

peter@interfaceconsultants.com.au

Julie Cunningham

Julie Cunningham

My passion is to help individuals, teams and organisations to tap into the rich, multiple data sources of thoughts, emotions and feelings to be savvy, nimble and bring wisdom to decision-making, problem solving and change transitions.  The amount of personal and world knowledge we acquire gives us incredible unrealised capacity to move in the direction of our authentic selves, and can be used to be a productive individual, a constructive leader of teams and optimum whole-of-organisation contributor.

I’m curious by nature, a committed lifelong learner, and someone who delights in being able to translate theory into practice.  A consistent mantra, and premise in everything I do is ‘…it needs to be both interesting and useful’. Interesting to get people’s attention in the first place.  And useful in terms of immediate applicability to drive insights and choice.  If it doesn’t have both element it’s not going to be sticky!    What started as a personal journey to learning more about how the brain both helps and hinders me and others, quickly morphed into seeing so many opportunities to be to apply brain savvy elements in a number of contexts and different business settings. More recently, and based on my studies in neuroleadership, I’ve been researching social trends and the likely impact on the workforce of the future relative to leading, learning and change.

As a Director of Interface Consultants, I enjoy working across the interconnected areas of leadership, learning and change. I have operated at the senior executive level across public, private and not-for-profit industry sectors and for a number of years now in a consulting capacity.  I enjoy working in partnership with chief executives, boards, senior management and a range of groups on their business planning, including facilitating business and strategic planning for them, undertaking organisational and functional reviews and assisting organisations and teams to plan and navigate through transformational change using brain savvy approaches.

Contact me:-

julie@interfaceconsultants.com.au

Kim Thorpe

I am an original thinker, and my passion is about finding new and different ways to solve everyday problems for organisations. I am creative in my approach to life and relish the opportunity to apply my mind and my experience to solving complex, organisational problems.  When I explore organisational systems, the problems are inevitably complex in that they result from interactions between culture, leadership, and individual capability.  The solutions are simple but not easy: thinking differently, challenging pre-conceptions, breaking existing hierarchies and patterns of behaviour are challenging and rewarding.

Whilst I have facilitated workshops throughout Australia, and internationally for diverse organisations, I enjoy being based in Adelaide.  I appreciate the continual challenge of being genuine, sincere, and being a person who lives, and works without pretence; taking responsibility for my feelings and actions.  My mantra is that taking the road less travelled leads to new insights and challenges.

As a Director I bring experience, wisdom and creativity to my everyday work.  As a consultant I have provided guidance, leadership and assistance to executives, boards, and senior management.  I have successfully supported change in global companies, Government departments, utilities, and the tertiary education sector.   In doing so, I have developed excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills, as well as stakeholder management.

I am passionate about non-deterministic approaches to leading change in organisations. I am excited when I find frameworks in Psychology that support sound approaches to leading people through change.  I am currently expanding my learning in the areas of design thinking, neuro-linguistics, and the links between physics and psychology.

Contact me:-

kim@interfaceconsultants.com.au

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