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About us

What we do

Our focus is entirely ‘people development’ driven. We work with individuals, teams and entire organisations to help them address specific challenges, drive improvement and growth.

Our approach is tailored to each client; however, we have an extensive resource centre of programs, seminars and publications to draw upon.

We have worked with local and state government; small, medium and large companies and NFP organisations to bring about cultural change through coaching, training and developing their people. We coach, train and educate to support the learning and development objectives of our clients.

We are passionate about the role mentoring plays in professional development, for both the mentor and mentee. So we develop and manage tailored mentoring programs for member associations and large organisations.

Who we are

Our principal consultant is Dr Karina Butera, who has three decades of experience in people-oriented roles. Karina spent the first decade of her career in corporate roles in sales, recruitment and management consulting.

Her intrinsic interest in human behaviour, motivation and relationship building drove her to learn all she could in sociology, psychology, philosophy and gender studies, resulting in her winning many academic awards and scholarships and gaining her PhD in 2008.

Alongside her university studies she became a qualified professional coach, eventually attaining Master Coach Accreditation. In 2003 she set up her first business, Project Balance, which specialised in Corporate Wellbeing. Once developed, she sold the business and established her consultancy in 2006. Additionally Karina has founded and been part of the founding executive committees on several professional membership associations.

Due to her attention to detail and delivering quality outcomes over and above the expectations of her clients, Karina has become a highly respected leader within her profession. She was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Coaching’s “Coach of the Year” award in 2012; has had dozens of articles published in academic and industry journals; and has been called on for her professional opinion in articles, on national television and radio.

What we stand for

The Karina Butera Consulting values are: Achievement, Prudence, Positivity and Integrity.

We are more than simply business partners with our clients, we are friends. We truly care about the outcomes of our work and the success we bring to the people we support.

  • We pride ourselves on our reliability, commitment to quality and adaptability.
  • We aim to ‘under promise and over deliver’ in all we do and we are constantly alert to ways we can improve.
  • We take our work seriously but we do not take ourselves seriously. We are positive people, we love to laugh, celebrate and keep it real.
  • We give back, assisting NFPs and those in hard times on a pro bono and reduced-rates basis.
  • Our work is our pleasure, not our slog.
  • At the end of the day … we love people; it’s all about people.

We’d love to make it all about your people.

Associates

All personnel associated with Karina Butera Consulting are especially selected for being a leader in their field. Our people are highly qualified, credentialed and experienced in their speciality areas. All our associates are committed to delivering exemplary levels of professionalism, integrity and positive impact.

Caroline Cameron

Caroline Cameron

As an accomplished facilitator of change, Caroline has an impressive track record of helping her clients achieve their goals and is on a mission ‘to move ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things!’ Caroline doesn’t ‘do’ change to you – she works with you to build your own ability to change. Starting with the end in mind, she supports you every step of the way until you no longer need her.

Grace Minton

Grace Minton

Grace has coached senior executive teams, and individuals in corporate, government and not for profit sectors. She has also delivered emerging leadership programs in government and consulted at MD, Director General and Executive Director level within State Government.

Stephanie Noon

Stephanie Noon

Stephanie Noon is a coach, presenter and facilitator with a special interest in providing professional, relationship and personal development support to women. She is a qualified and accredited life coach specialising in positive psychology interventions and holds professional memberships with the International Coaching Federation and ANZI Coaching.

Noel Posus

Noel Posus

Noel Posus is a recognised leader in the international coaching industry, a Master Coach with over twenty years experience as a professional educator, coach, mentor, author and speaker. He has been awarded Coach of the Year (2008 & 2009), part of the strategic alliance with DeakinPrime winning the Coaching Business of the Year (2010) and co-creator of the Coaching Product of the Year (2011) awarded from the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Coaching.

John McCann

John McCann

John McCann has many years' experience in management and sales during which time he carried out the role of Assistant General Manager of NZI Corporation employing 2,500 staff. He has extensive experience in team building, leadership development, executive coaching and counselling. His work is underpinned by positive psychology and the 'person centred' work of Carl Rogers.

Christine McRae

Christine McRae

Christine McRae is a professional coach, trainer and 'thought leader' who specialises in recovery, resilience and realigning relationships. Many relationships are not easy, and to be truly effective in managing relationships requires the ability to adapt, set boundaries and communicate clearly. Christine provides her expert coaching and counselling skills to guide clients in developing these skills, to aid them in bouncing back from adversity and disappointment.