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Gabrielle Schroder


Group Director, IECL


Gabrielle Schroder is a business leader with a track record of taking start-up business divisions and scaling  them to maturity. As a Group Director at IECL, Gabrielle leads the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership – the Practice that delivers the human capability and alignment needed for transformational growth. Gabrielle has a successful business career spanning 25 years. She joined IECL after 10 years in a variety of leadership roles with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). An experienced non executive director and practice lead, Gabrielle advises boards and executive teams, helping companies govern for growth, drive performance and achieve sustained value. Immediately prior to joining IECL, Gabrielle was Head of the AICD’s Board Advisory Practice – a Practice she built from the ground up. Gabrielle is a Fellow and graduate of AICD, a Fellow of the National Heart Foundation of Australia and holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM). She is a Committee Member of the 30% Club in Australia, an organisation dedicated to improving diversity on Australia boards. She was previously Deputy Chair of the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NSW Division) and Chair of the Cardivascular Network in NSW.

Renee Holder

Director Coaching Programs & Accredited Coach, Level Three, IECL


Professional Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation | B Comm (Mgt), UWS  | Team Coach Accreditation | IECL Principles of Organisational Coaching | IECL Accredited Mental Health First Aid  | Member: ICF, EMCC and AC Diagnostic | GLWS (Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey)

As an accredited coach, facilitator of coaching programs and consultant in coaching, Renee is a key member of the team at IECL. She is passionate about quality conversations, positive leadership impact and improving well-being. Clients often seek out advice and support from Renee and her team when implementing organisational coaching and building coaching cultures. Organisational coaching, coaching skills training (accredited and non-accredited), large scale coaching program management, consulting on coaching panels and coaching cultures. Renee has been with IECL for over 10 years, holding a range of roles including GM Client Relationships for three years. Renee’s prior professional experience also extends to training, recruitment, pharmaceutical and wholesale industrial supply industries with core responsibilities including business development and key account management.

Pouneh Sedghi, MBA

Head of Marketing & IECL Certified Coach



Pouneh is a dynamic conscious marketing strategist and with a passion for helping organisations and entrepreneurs to create value,  navigate and master the ever changing, complex world of business and sustain company’s human approach to business, whether they’re B2B or B2C. She makes things less complex in order to respond meaningfully, usefully and empathetically to customer needs consciously and authentically.  Pounéh helps organisations develop compelling brand stories to amplify reach, and expand impact in the world, putting organisational  purpose and passion at the forefront of all things marketing.  Pouneh has a wealth of experience in leading teams to develop and deliver successful integrated through the line B2C and B2B marketing campaigns. Pouneh has provided Board Members, Business Owners and Leadership Teams, success on growth opportunities – enhancing organizational capabilities, brand awareness and reputation.