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Hi, I am Ari Siggins BA(SocSc), MHRM, CAHRI, GAICD. Workforce Strategist. Wicked People Problem Solver. Leadership Coach. 


I work with businesses that want to build great workplaces.

Far from the pen-pushing, bureaucratic HR stereotype, I have run things. 300 seat call centres. A large pain clinic. A hospital. Many teams of varying sizes. As a result and as a former COO and Chief People Officer the solutions I bring to you, though grounded in lawful employment practice, are operationally savvy and highly strategic.


My executive and consulting career spans several industries, including professional services, private healthcare and State and Federal Government. I have extensive board liaison experience, hold a Bachelor of Arts and Social Science, a Master of Human Resources Management, I am a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Certified Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

I have worked with or consulted to an extensive and diverse range of organisations including Windana Drug and Alcohol Service, AUSTRAC, Pain Spine and Joint Holdings, Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO), the Department of Defence, Metro Pain Group and Monash House Private Hospital, ESTA000, Stella Centre, InfoXchange, My Team My Way, ARPANSA, the International Women's Development Agency, inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, St Vincent de Paul, the Women's Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE), the Accident Compensation and Conciliation Service, YSAS, Aboriginal Housing Victoria, the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and many more.


Organisations look to me for executable strategies to help them build great workplaces. We might focus on workforce design, resolving tough people problems, building capability or engagement or developing your or your team's leadership skills. Or maybe a mix of those things depending on what you need. 


I also run the careers consultancy Curious Careers, which focuses on empowering women to be bold in their career choices - bold needn't mean high flying (though it can!), bold in this case simply means finding the courage to pursue your own path.

Book a time to chat or email me to see how I help - and if I can't I'll always do my best to point you in the direction of someone who can.