Annie holds a Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching by Wellness Coaching Australia and is NBHWC certified. Prior to working as a coach, she had a successful corporate career with over 15 years of experience in leading, training and mentoring large operations and teams. Additional to her coaching qualifications, Annie also holds a Bachelor and Master of Business –with a major in Change Management. This ties in nicely with her coaching, as Change is what she loves working on with her clients.

Having overcome her own share of injuries, Annie lives and breathes her life motto: “The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it, armed with self-confidence and good humour” and true to this, she supports her clients to rediscover their courage and strengths, helping them to take charge of their own wellbeing. Annie is passionate about helping others to achieve their optimal physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing and loves seeing people progress, regain their confidence and succeed in their own lives.

Katie Herford

Behind every successful, well-run business is a strong support team. Meet Katie, mum of 3, a business owner in her own right and our financial wizard. Katie ensures that the figures balance out day to day, week to week, allowing The Change Room to focus on what it does best, changing peoples’ lives for the better!

Lucky us, we benefit from Katie’s 15+ years’ experience in bookkeeping, accounts, and business management from small sole traders to multi-million dollar SME’.  Working autonomously and collaboratively, Katie can quickly and easily apply best practice, complete tasks and be of value to the team.


Yela is a Certified IIN Health Coach, Level 1 Wellness Australia Coach, Group Fitness Trainer and a Yoga Instructor. After a successful corporate career that spanned over 25 years, where Yela held various senior management roles in the Travel and Tourism Industry, a serious health issue in 2014 led her to re-evaluate life as she knew it.

Yela followed her new passion and embarked on a new career in Health and Wellbeing, working with individuals and organisations delivering healthy lifestyle coaching, workshops, seminars and programs. With a passion for bringing out potential and seeing people at their best, Yela partners with her clients to identify, take action, upgrade behaviours and achieve their goals through on-going support, encouragement and motivation.

Yela is focused on supporting individuals to implement long term sustainable changes to their wellbeing, to enable them to become the best version of themselves.


Megan holds a Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching through Wellness Coaching Australia. She is a warm, empathetic and caring coach who has a genuine, heartfelt interest in helping people grow and flourish. Earlier in her career Megan was a successful Environmental Project Manager. It was during this time she saw the impact on individuals and their families, of corporate cultures where consideration for wellness had no place.  Leaving this world behind Megan retrained as a Health & Wellness Coach so that she could help others achieve at work without sacrificing their wellness.

As a working mother of three, Megan understands the importance of prioritising our wellbeing to maintain energy levels and show up to be the best version of ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally.  It makes us and those around us happy!

Megan also holds a Bachelor of Environmental Management, Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management) and a Certificate IV in Quality and Assurance.


Alisa is an accredited Health & Wellness Coach, a member of Health Coaches Australia & New Zealand Association (HCANZA), a trained Gestalt psychotherapist and is currently completing studies in Human Resource Management. She supports others with deep understanding, gentle warmth and empathy, enhanced by her own very recent recovery from serious illness and experience with trauma.  

Alisa’s strong advocacy skills have previously been applied within the public service. She has held senior management roles within local government innovating approaches to community service design, disability, injury rehabilitation and welfare.


Philippa is a level 3 accredited Health & Wellbeing Coach through Wellness Coaching Australia, a certified retirement coach and holds a BA (Hons, 1st Class) in Industrial & Organisational Psychology. She is also SIRA certified in Return to Work Co-Ordination. 

Philippa has a passion for helping others to realise their potential whether it be their health or career. Philippa’s empathy towards her clientele is born from her own experience in managing anxiety and depression and parking it where it belongs, in the backseat! She has over 20 years’ experience in people development focused roles including recruitment, assessment and selection, corporate talent management, account management and career transition. With work and wellbeing being so closely intertwined, Philippa now focuses on Wellness & Life Design support.  

Teena Martin

As the Human Resource and Operations Manager, Teena is the lynchpin between The Changes Room’s Senior Leaders and the members of staff. She provides indispensable wise counsel and consultation on business strategy development. Teena also leads the resulting projects from conception through to completion, ensuring timely deployment of outputs into the business operation. Teena is responsible for attracting, motivating, and retaining talent as well as handling employee-related services, regulatory compliance and employee relations.

Teena is qualified with a Bachelor of Business, a Cert IV in Training & Assessing and a Cert IV in Project Management. She has worked across the Public Service, Finance, Mining and Legal industries providing over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Training & Development and Business Improvement.  

John Daley

John is a co-founder of the Change Room and focuses on business development and client management at the strategic level.  Prior to starting The Change Room with Matt, John spent almost 20 years in Health & Safety recruitment and consulting to a wide range of Australia’s private sector and government agencies. Prompted by client need, John began research into effective wellbeing programs. This, in turn, led to a chance meeting with Matt Elliott in 2016 that changed everything… and shortly thereafter The Change Room was born.

John has a passion for helping people and loves a problem to solve so with these two things in mind, John worked with Matt to create a wellbeing program that is equally effective in improving the wellbeing of those in the workplace or workers recovering from injury and illness. John can talk your ear off about spreadsheets and process if you give him the chance…but at the core is an entrepreneur, so watch this space and look out for further development at The Change Room.