Our Team

The Peeplcoach team are dedicated business professionals who believe exceptional leadership accelerates individual and organisational success. We are driven to make coaching accessible – anyone, anywhere, on any device, at any stage in your career or business journey.

Executive Team

Christine Khor

CEO and Founder

James Chisholm

Head of Customer Partnerships and Co-Founder

Stephen Jackel

Chief Technology Officer

Jo Hart

Chief Operations Officer

Stuart Boyd

Chief Customer Officer

Leadership Team

Michael Rainey

Operations Project Manager

Richard Tootill

Partnerships Manager - APAC

Katy Luo

Finance Manager

Nadia Vu

Head of Engineering

Christine Khor

My name is Christine and I am the CEO, Founder and Lead Coach at Peeplcoach. Over the last 25 years, I have had a very varied career across marketing, recruitment, business start-up, branding and executive coaching working for both large and small organisations.

I’ve worked for global organisations such as Simplot Australia, Kraft Foods (now Mondelez) and Hallmark Cards. I have successfully founded two businesses and have worked with hundreds of organisations and thousands of individuals to build successful careers, teams and businesses.

My qualifications include BA (Major in Criminology and Psychology), MBA, Post-Graduate in Policy Studies and Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Change and Executive Coaching. I have also been recognised as a Telstra Businesswomen finalist, a Chief Executive Women winner and danced on a bar with Richard Branson.

In all my roles, my passion has been to assist and enable individuals to find value and fulfilment in their work and to support organisations for sustainable growth. I believe in being courageous, challenging ourselves for growth, equality and fairness and laughing every day. Simply, I want to help people find what they love to do and organisations to be successful.


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James Chisholm

My name is James and I am Head of Customer Partnerships, Co-founder and a Coach at Peeplcoach. I bring over 25 years business leadership experience performing roles in executive general management, board directorship, business development and operational leadership. My career has covered multiple industries including building technology services, asset management, renewable energy and not-for-profit with large multi-national corporations, private companies and SMEs including Honeywell, Plenary Group and The Hunger Project.

With extensive local and international experience, I have led teams of many shapes and sizes, including teams of thousands of employees across varied countries and cultures. I enjoy working with diverse groups of people to achieve outcomes with a sense of purpose and alignment to my personal values.

My qualifications include BA (Politics and Psychology) from Sydney University, Master of Commerce from University of NSW, Advanced Coaching Intensive program from Columbia University (USA) and the Company Directors Course (AICD).


Feel free to book a time to chat to be here https://calendly.com/james-chisholm/find-out-more-about-peeplcoach-1″

Zana Ballantyne

My name is Zana and I am both a Master Coach and Head of Coaches for Peeplcoach. My role is to recruit, grow, develop, lead and inspire a team of passionate and talented coaches to ensure we achieve our mission to make coaching accessible to all!

I now lead a team of coaches who are supporting emerging and developing leaders across Australia, New Zealand, US, UK, Singapore and India.

With 25+ years’ experience across continents in the people development and leadership space, I’m known for driving people-led organisational change and embedding positive cultures. I do this through a consultative coaching approach and facilitating programs that ignite new ways. I’ve led teams and worked with all levels of leadership in various industries, including GE, Coles, ADP, Consumer Affairs and Ambulance Victoria. Some of my clients include Asahi, Dulux, Inghams, Latrobe City Council and Bega to name a few.

I am a qualified executive coach holding a Post Graduate Certificate Organisational Coaching and I am a practitioner and facilitator in DISC, LSI, GSI, NLP, MBTI, Change Acceleration Process (PCI)

As a leader and coach, I explore hidden challenges, then empower individuals to find solutions that inspire action. I believe in putting people first to build capability, create high performing teams and positive sustainable change that drives business results.


Feel free to book a time to chat to be here https://calendly.com/zanaballantyne/find-out-more-about-peeplcoach-1

Stephen Jackel

My name is Stephen and as CTO at Peeplcoach my role is to work alongside the executive team to achieve our mission to make coaching accessible to all. At Peeplcoach we are codifying the coaching process to make it more cost and time accessible for all employees, but specifically emerging and developing leaders.

My career includes leading multiple development teams at Carsales.com Ltd to foster a culture of excellence while scaling over 20 websites including www.carsales.com.au to become Australia’s number 1 automotive classifieds site and building my prosperity financial platform from the ground up.

Myprosperity has rapidly grown into Australia’s foremost personal finance platform, recently winning the Fintech Australia “Finnies” Award 2020 ‘Excellence in Wealth Management’.

I hold a bachelor’s degree from Monash University in Software Engineering with honours in Artificial Intelligence. I love the challenge and power of technology to change the world for the better!

At Peeplcoach we know that success will only be possible through strong teamwork, a clear vision and talented and dedicated teams. I believe motivation comes from being passionate about a cause, teammates who inspire and encourage and through forming genuine friendships along the way.

Email: Stephen.Jackel@peeplcoach.com

Jo Hart

My name is Jo Hart and I am the Operations and Administration Manager at Peeplcoach and my role is to continually optimise the systems and processes that drive the delivery of accessible, high-quality coaching.

Over the last 23 years, I have had a varied career in roles including, finance, operations, project management, optimisation, learning and development and leading project teams. During this time I have worked locally and internationally to help organisations to succeed efficiently and effectively. I have worked across financial services, health services, information technology, insurance, media, and retail industries for organisations such as Deutsche Bank, Adecco Group and Australian Association of Social Workers.

I love a challenge and playing my role in the team to deliver development opportunities in a way that maximises engagement and creates opportunities for people and organisations to be at their best.

Email: jo.hart@peeplcoach.com

Stuart Boyd

Over the past 14 years, Stuart has partnered with some of the world’s best-known organisations, to help them identify & develop high performing talent and align their people strategies to their broader business objectives. Stuart has worked with clients across a broad range of industries & operating environments and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Peeplcoach Team. Stuart is passionate about understanding the individual needs of his clients and working to building long term mutually beneficial partnerships. 

Michael Rainey

My name is Michael and I am the Projects Manager at Peeplcoach and my role is to make sure that everything happens seamlessly, from launching new coachees to our platforms, onboarding new Peeplcoach coaches or launching new content.

Over the last 25 years, I have had a varied career in roles including, finance, human resources, training, learning and organisational development. I’ve worked for a number of incredible organisations such as CBA, Mercedes-Benz, Lumo Energy, Yarra Valley Water and Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE.

I have qualifications in – Bachelor of Education & Training, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies.

My guiding compass has been to develop and enable others by giving them the tools they need so they can be the best they can be, while contributing to the organisation’s goals.

Email: Michael.Rainey@peeplcoach.com

Richard Toothill

My name is Richard and am the Sales Manager here at Peeplcoach with over 10+ solution sales experience across leadership development & coaching, recruitment and SaaS technologies within the IT & Digital space.

I have worked across both global corporate, fast growth and start-up environments which include companies such as Oracle, Seek and Elmo Software primarily focusing on driving new business in the B2B space and have had the pleasure to work with some of Australia’s most well-known organisations including Fortescue Metals Group, Multiplex, Commonwealth Bank, Arup and Austrade to name few.

In all my roles, my passion has been able to solve challenges to both individuals and organisations and help people be the best they can be. Simply put, I want to help organisations to be successful and to help people to reach their full potential to find what they love to do.

In addition to my industry experience I hold a Bachelor Business Degree from Griffith University (QLD) majoring in sports management.

You can find me on LinkedIn here

Katy Luo

As a chartered accountant, Katy has over 15 years of experience finance, leading teams of accounting professionals and delivering high-quality accounting services to businesses across various industries. Katy’s mission is to deliver value-added accounting services that enhance the growth and profitability of clients.

Nadia Vu

My name is Nadia and I am the Head of Engineering here at Peeplcoach. My focus is to build and deliver technology that helps us achieve the goal of making coaching accessible for leaders of all kinds. 

Patty Akopiantz

Patty has deep expertise across the consumer-facing landscape having spent over 35 years as a top ASX company Board Director and senior manager in companies including Coles Myer, Energy Australia, Ramsay Healthcare, AMP, AXA Asia Pacific, McKinsey, and David Jones.

Patty is a Co-Founder of Assembly Climate Capital (ACC), an impact investment firm which brings together people and capital to accelerate bold companies and ideas for significant climate impact. She is a non-executive director of KPMG Australia, Sea Forest, The Hunger Project and Belvoir Theatre Company. She is a member of Chief Executive Women and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is passionate about supporting female founders.

Justin Punch

Justin Punch is Peeplcoach’s cornerstone investor. Justin is an environmental and impact investor, is a co-Founder of Assembly Climate Capital, is the Chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and a director of Tasman Environmental Markets. He was previously a Partner at Archer Capital, has extensive line management experience including with Simplot Australia as well as consulting experince with the Boston Consulting Group. Justin is also the Chair of the Karrkad Kanjdji Trust, which works with Indigenous land management groups on landscape-scale conservation in Arnhem Land.

Sean Hallahan

In his professional career Sean Hallahan has held executive roles as COO at Costa Group, Managing Director at Tata Global Beverages, Sales Director at SC Johnson and Marketing Director at George Weston Foods.

He is currently CEO of Costa Group. In all his roles he has understood the importance of an engaged and passionate workforce in ensuring long-term business success. Sean is a start-up investor and a generous mentor and coach to emerging leaders.

John Odlum

John Odlum is one of the founding directors of United Veterinary Management, which eventually grew to become the ASX-listed business Greencross Limited. Post the float in 2007, when the company attained a market cap of $31 million, John sat as an executive director on the board and its subsidiaries, and was directly accountable for the IT, operations, facilities and equipment functions.

Currently John is an active investor, mentor, director and adviser to some ten entities, including charities, start-ups and medium-sized businesses in the profit and not-for-profit sectors in Australia and East Africa.

John Davies​

John Davies is a Director of both Peeplcoach and Chorus Executive and has spent the last 20 years as an executive recruitment consultant working with organisations and individuals to build strong teams and careers.

Prior to working in recruitment, John spent many years in senior sales and general management roles with Tattersalls, Independent Distillers, Nestle and Monsanto.

Simon Betschel

Simon is a Venture Partner at Possible Ventures, making early-stage investments in frontier tech startups.

He is a resilient entrepreneur with Founder / CEO experience at: Peeplcoach (on-demand coaching); JungleHum (mobile commerce); and MIG (mobile gaming / billing) and he ran Australia’s largest loyalty program -FlyBuys. Simon also has an extensive background as a senior tech executive.

Well-versed in the dynamics of finding product-market fit in high-growth environments, Simon built product teams that drove $350M+ ARR. Notably, Simon established a JV with Yelp to launch in the Australian market before going on to lead Telstra’s partnerships in San Francisco, negotiating deals with tech giants and frontier tech companies.

Jacinta McDonell

Jacinta McDonell is a catalyst for personal growth and a guide for individuals seeking to live a more authentic, purpose-driven life.

Jacinta launched the US franchise, Anytime Fitness, into the Australian market in 2008, growing it to become Australia’s number one health club chain before exiting in 2017.

In the years since, Jacinta has turned her entrepreneurial passion towards supporting others, coaching fellow founders to grow and scale their businesses through A Founder’s Path, and launching her latest venture, Brave Spaces, to provide transformative programs and experiences to empower individuals to lead more purposeful and authentic lives.

From spending time in small rural villages in Malawi with The Hunger Project to Necker Island with Richard Branson and the Virgin Unite team, Jacinta draws on her rebellious spirit and courage to challenge societal expectations to help individuals cultivate self-awareness and clarity, break free from limiting constraints and embrace their unique paths.

Jacinta is also a dedicated mother of 3, proud advocate of yoga, a meditation teacher, and a national board member of The Hunger Project, an organisation that funds life changing projects in Africa, India and Bangladesh.”

To learn more about Jacinta and her work, visit

Kate Morris

Kate Morris is Co-founder at Glow Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in high growth and future focused companies.

Kate is co-founder of ASX listed Adore Beauty and sits on the Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director. From its inception in Kate’s garage in 1999, Adore Beauty is now Australia’s leading pureplay beauty eCommerce platform, winning multiple awards and boasting the top beauty podcast in the country. In October 2020 Adore Beauty listed on the ASX (ASX:ABY), setting a record for the largest ever IPO with a female founder and female CEO.

Kate is also a co-founder of successful SAAS startup Findation, and mentors up-and-coming startup founders via the Startmate accelerator program.

Roger Massy-Greene AM

 Roger is the Executive Chair of Eureka Capital Partners, a private investment company, Chair of Illawarra Coke Company, an industrial land development company, and a director of OneVentures Pty Ltd, a technology venture firm. He serves on the boards of The Hunger Project, a US based NGO that addresses hunger and poverty globally, and its affiliate The Hunger Project Australia. Roger is also the Chair of Eureka Benevolent Foundation (EBF), a family foundation focussed on overcoming social disadvantage. 

Roger was previously the Chair of Networks NSW, a joint venture entity of the New South Wales government that managed the three electricity utility distribution networks in that state. He was also previously Chair of the Salvation Army’s Sydney Advisory Board, and President of Cranbrook School in Sydney. He co-founded the publicly listed company Excel Coal Limited and was its Chair until its acquisition by Peabody Energy in 2006. He previously worked for Bank of America, and for Rio Tinto plc. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. 

Scott Thompson

Dianne Flemington

Jess Ferguson

Hilary Gustave

Felicity Brown

Evie Suss

Dr Simone Boer

Doug Binns

Bryan Carroll

Di Kanagalingam

Jinn Kan

Charlotte Rush

Clare Phelan

Dawn James

Deb McDonald

Bronwyn Rose

Anne Basia

Jillian Bolger

Joanna Clary

Agnel Dsouza

Richard Clarke

Greer O’Brien

Joanne Hall

Faydra Khor

Virginia Aldred

Karin Moorhouse

Vanessa Jones

Susan Williams

Sean O’Leary

Sarah Bateman

Rob Watson

Natalie Hormann

Margaret Haarhoff

Kaye Brett

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