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“Research shows that 2 in 3 couples will be unsatisfied in their relationship with each other within 3 years of the birth of their baby.”

This affects their ability to bring their best self to work.

“Relationship issues are linked to depression and sick days.”

But through preventive measures, we can decrease absenteeism.

 

Better prepared.  Better acquainted.  Better performance.

Our human-centered corporate program uses an evidence-based methodology, storytelling, processes, and tools that will fortify, finetune and refocus expecting and working parents on achieving sustained intimacy and greater wellbeing – so that they, their families, and their careers can thrive.

“The best companies in the world take an active, supportive interest in the person as a whole, and that changes everything.”

– Patrick Lencioni, Founder of The Table Group

Meet Louise

Better for the experience

I have established myself as a pair of safe hands — someone who can confidently be relied on for leading large scale and complex change and transformation programs. Leading people through change has been central to my career. Disruption is my jam.

After personal experience, I’m now going for the hardest hitting point of change and transition; facing into a topic that is complex, but needs to be spoken about. It’s the change people go through in their personal relationships when having children.

I believe that engaged employees are central to organisational performance and performance excellence. I believe people are the lifeblood of an organisation, and I believe a person’s wellbeing is central to how they show up at work – and in life.

These beliefs, my extensive education in the space, big corporate experience, and collaborative, yet directional approach has culminated in the introduction of the Intime Collective.

“The Intime Collective’s goal is to transform the lives and relationships of your employees for the wellbeing of both their families and their careers.”

If you’re a leader within a high performing and progressive organisation that engenders a culture of care and performance, it’s likely that diversity, inclusion, and flexibility are the heartbeat of your organisation.

On a personal level, you believe you have a moral and practical responsibility for nurturing the careers of all who are under your organisation’s employ. In fact, you make it your personal mission to help employees discover their personal purpose and bring their whole – and best selves to work every day.

 

“Empathetic leadership leads to the connection which drives innovation resulting in better business performance”
Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft.
If you’re a leader within a high performing and progressive organisation that engenders a culture of care and performance, it’s likely that diversity, inclusion and flexibility are the heartbeat of your organisation.

At a personal level, you believe you have a moral and practical responsibility for nurturing the careers of all who are under your organisation’s employ. In fact, you make it your personal mission to help employees discover their personal purpose and bring their whole – and best selves to work every day.

“Empathetic leadership leads to the connection which drives innovation resulting in better business performance”
Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft.

The Intime Collective is a social enterprise made up of a group of diverse thinkers and doers.

With different backgrounds and expertise, our collective purpose is creating a positive and lasting impact where we think it matters most, in relationships between people and their wellbeing.

Louise Gilbert

Louise Gilbert

Founder, MD & Lead Facilitator

Louise founded The Intime Collective, as an idea to solve one of her own needs, and from then on, it has grown. Like everyone else on the Team, Louise’s role is diverse. As our Managing Director and Lead Facilitator, she mainly heads up Strategy and Execution, but she also our trusted Content Expert.

Rune Pedersen

Rune Pedersen

Marketing, Public Relations & Operations Manager

Rune works in the intersection of Marketing, Public Relations and daily operations.

Debbie Prince

Debbie Prince

Underway

Underway

Connor Leahy

Connor Leahy

Design Lead

Connor is our graphic design lead. He works on everything visual, from digital to physical assets, as well as photography and video editing.

Abena Ofori

Abena Ofori

Social Impact Guidance

Abena is our go-to expert when it comes social impact. Abena shines in the intersection of social impact, business and technology, and her guidance helps us steer towards lasting impact.

Heath Evans

Heath Evans

Marketing & Communications Guidance

With Heath’s profound knowledge on marketing and communications he helps us navigate everything regarding external comms.

Collective Contributors, Change Champions. These are our heavy weight heroes.

Julie Blackburn

Julie Blackburn

Workshop Facilitator

Julie brings her deep knowledge of community health initiatives to The Intime Collective, she is a registred nurse and trainer, and is also one of our facilitators.

Dr Linda Kirkman

Dr Linda Kirkman

Therapist & Facilitator

Linda is our go to therapist, relationship and sexuality educator and researcher. She has over 25 years of expereince working as a counsellor, and have been developing curricula and teaching about sexuality and sexual health since 1990.

"At the end of the day, at the end of the week, at the end of my life, I want to say I contributed"

– Brene Brown

What we do

It’s best we take this offline.

As all great leaders will attest, what you do has far greater impact than what you say. The Intime Collective corporate program brings human-centered design, evidence – based theory and practice together, to deliver expecting and working parents:

face-to-face workshops, conveniently held in the corporate setting

comprehensive evidence-based and evidence-tested psychoeducational training

modules contingent on your organisation’s ability to incorporate the program into the working week

scalable formats to accommodate your organisation’s operating rhythm (think: lunch and learn up to classroom-style training)

an antidote to the increasing prevalence of loneliness in the workplace, through highly interactive sessions, during which participants will be encouraged to reflect and share

tailored take-home activities that will guide participants, their partners and children through the principles of change – including gamification-themed activities and “Better Together,” an interactive eBook for kids

As all great leaders will attest, what you do has a far greater impact than what you say. The Intime Collective corporate program brings human-centered design, evidence-based theory, and practice together, to deliver expecting and working parents:

“Employees are up to 8 X more likely to be engaged when wellbeing is a priority in their workplace.”

(New Economic Foundation, 2014; World Economic Forum, 2010)

Why we do it

Better engaged and connected.

Did you know that refocusing and fortifying your expecting and working parents, intimate relationships now, will ensure they perform better and live their best lives – at work, rest and play? Their participation in The Intime Collective corporate program will support them on multiple levels, including maintaining their career momentum, helping them feel valued, heard and understood, building resilience and enabling them to re-connect with themselves, and their partners, families, colleagues and your organisation.

“The way you start a conversation is critical to getting the outcome you want or need. In 96% of cases, you can predict the outcome of a conversation based on the first 3 minutes. We teach the skills, share real stories and provide the tools so that those first 3 minutes are primed for success.”

Testimonials

People love our workshops. Here’s what they say:

“I found it really helpful. Loved the stories and the games, and I think it can make you happier and more productive, at home and at work.”

Yasmin Zancanarro, Journey Expert, ANZ

“This was so good – useful tips. I really enjoyed the session. I’m now going to improve my communication skills”

Natasha, Marketing Consultant and Mum of 1

“It was relaxed, engaging and personable.”

Jamie McCloskey, National Business Manager at Kinrise

“I learned I need to be more mindful of the language I use, and I hope that the game will help my husband and I get to know each other a bit better.”

Lauren Kelindeman, Lawyer and Wellness Champion, Legalite

“The games were FABULOUS. Really got me engaged. The workshop has made me think about how I approach a situation and communicate in my family.”

Tiana, Director at Only About Children & Mum of 1

“The tools you have provided us with will be really helpful. The workshop made me think about how I approach a conversation, and from that I am sure I’ll get positive results.”

Samantha Mellor, Talent & Culture Advisor

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