Our Consultants

Intuyu Consulting is a group of highly trained educators that provides leading-edge learning and training for teachers, schools, businesses and young people.

We seek out the educational leaders who have practical and real experience as educators to provide approaches, processes and thinking that inspires and ignites learning for people.

We don't just talk, we do. We empower, not tell. We have teachers and school leadership think and come up with solutions best for them. 

Current or recent projects areas a critical friend for Catholic Education Office Melbourne on a curriculum renewal project across 10 Melbourne Catholic  Secondary Colleges, curriculum planning consulting with a range of primary and secondary schools in Victoria and Queensland, and leadership coaching with several Principals and leadership teams in the State and Catholic sectors.

Schools include: Scots School (NSW), Reservoir High, Epping Secondary, CBC St Kilda, Heatherhill PS, CLontarf Beach SHS (QLD, Lutheran Education (QLD), Guildford Grammar (WA), Mt Alvernia College (QLD), Genazzano FCJ, Loreto Toorak, Billanook PS, Lake Clarendon SS (QLD), CRC Caroline Springs, Wonthaggi SC, St Joseph's Catholic PS (QLD) plus many more...


Dr Adrian Bertolini - Planning engaging, applied learning rich learning tasks that develop students to be high performing independent learners. Leadership and performance coach. Critical friend for school curriculum, pedagogy change projects and strategic planning.
Adrian Bertolini

Adrian is the Founder & Director of Learning of Intuyu Consulting. He  is one of Australia's foremost thought leaders on practical and real education that empowers and develops resilient, independent learners. Whilst his journey began as an engineer and Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering at RMIT University, Adrian has worked across Australia, with students and teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary environments, to create authentic learning structures and experiences.  He redeveloped the ruMAD? (aRe yoU Making A Difference) program for the Education Foundation and it is now acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent inquiry-based learning models in the country. In 2009 it won the Garth Boomer Award for curriculum development.  

Adrian is much sought after by schools and businesses for his simple and effective presentations that not only challenges people to think deeply but also provides listeners with the practical "how's" to move forward. He is constantly acknowledged for being an engaging, passionate and knowledgeable speaker and facilitator.

Dr Adrian Bertolini is available for any (or all) of the following:
* Keynote speeches and workshops at conference
* Coaching of teacher cohorts and leadership teams
* Critical Friend Conversations and Leading Facilitated Inquiries
* Seminars for pre-service teachers in University Education Faculties
* Parent presentations about Growth Mindset and Developing Performance
* Mentoring and coaching of teachers, leadership teams, and principals

Email: adrian@intuyuconsulting.com.au                
Phone: 0413 036 382

Narelle Wood - Teaching and Assessing Creativity, Gifted and Talented Education, Auditing Curriculum

Narelle Wood

Narelle has completed her Bachelor of Science, with Honours, majoring in both English and Genetics. This an unusual combination of subject methods has resulted in some incredible opportunities for Narelle, allowing her to follow her passion and work creatively with a whole range of innovative curriculum initiatives, including designing curriculum for open learning spaces and rewriting curriculum. Her teaching has taken her to Cambodia to lead teacher training workshops in Battambang, and Science and English workshops for gifted and talented primary school students throughout Australia. Narelle has also worked as a Student Manager, as a leading teacher as Head of English and Literacy at a high performing girls’ school and a tutor in the Education Faculty at Monash University.

Narelle is currently working on her PhD specifically looking at creativity, teacher beliefs, teacher practise and assessment strategies. Narelle has worked with a number of schools to help with strategically implementing the Australian Curriculum, creating differentiated curriculum, enhancing students’ writing and literacy skills, as well as the implementation of different learning and assessment strategies. 

Narelle Wood is available for any (or all) of the following:
* Keynote speeches and workshops at conferences
* National Curriculum Audits and Assessment
* Critical Friend for National Curriculum Transitions
* Develop staff in Team Teaching
* Teacher, Parent and Student workshops on Gifted and Talented Learning
* Coaching and mentoring of new graduate staff 

Email: narelle@intuyuconsulting.com.au              
Phone: 0425 725 239

Karen Dymke - Creating Sharing Learning Communities, Applied Learning, Service Learning, Learning Coach

Karen Dymke

Karen is a well known and passionate teacher educator and practioner, with a wealth of experience.  Karen has grounded experience, following positions as Director of Learning at a major independent school in Melbourne, project worker and manager for a number of State wide educational innovations such as the VCAL and the Victorian Applied Learning Association, a lead presenter for the VCAL professional development around the State since its inception, a curriculum writer for the VCAA, VCAL  and ACFE, Director of the 'High Impact' Theatre in Education team, and classroom teacher. Her experience has been honored with awards such as Outstanding Teacher of the Year and scholarships overseas. She has a Masters Degree in Applied Learning and lectures at Latrobe University in the field.

Karen has completed accreditation as a teaching and learning coach with the highly regarded Growth Coaching International and is currently working in a range of settings, including government high schools, the independent sector and through teaching professional bodies such as the Victorian Applied Learning Association. Her recent projects have also included teaching in a Muslim school in Sumatra to share practice and develop networks to develop partnerships in Asia for both teachers and students. She has also been involved in delivering and developing "Awareness Week" - a social justice program - for schools around Australia.

Karen is known to inspire and enthuse those she works with, always ensuring that not only do they take home many great ideas, strategies  and resources, but they also have fun!

Karen Dymke is available for any (or all) of the following:
* Keynote speeches and workshops at conferences, using engaging and interactive approaches
* Professional learning for the VCAL, Applied Learning, Classroom Observations and Service Learning
* Support for teaching teams in implementing shared learning and professional learning teams
* Peer coaching strategies based on a solutions based model
* Principal Class Coaching using the GROWTH model to strengthen vision and effectiveness
Phone: 0403 804 400

Elizabeth McLeod - Curriculum Design and Development, Formative Assessment, Differentiation, Literacy Development, Internationalism and Intercultural Understanding, Learning Coach

Elizabeth has worked as a teacher mainly in primary education settings and has taught at every year level. She accepted various school leadership and school executive management roles for leadership, curriculum and administration including Teaching and Learning Coordinator, IBO Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator, and Head of Teaching and Learning at some of Melbourne’s top Independent schools. Elizabeth has extensive knowledge and experience with high quality instructional practice, curriculum design, education project management, and design and delivery of professional learning.

As an education consultant, Elizabeth develops and delivers professional learning programmes and instructional coaching to schools, corporate organisations and other education consultancy work. She listens carefully and engages in substantive conversation to meet the needs of her clients, and personalises programmes to address these needs. 

Elizabeth McLeod is available for any (or all) of the following:
* Curriculum design and development 
* Formative assessment
* Differentiation in the classroom
* Literacy development
* Internationalism and intercultural understanding
* Managing for growth and development
* Coaching to build the professional capacity of teachers and leaders through focussed observation
Phone: 0402 235 397

Lamar Johnson

Lamar JohnsonLamar is an international educator, who works as a researcher, leader and as a teacher. His career spans across international boarding schools in Africa, Universities and KIPP charter schools in the US, and government and independent schools here in Melbourne Australia. The experience gained as a teacher and leader across various curriculum and pastoral initiatives enables Lamar to offer unique insights which are grounded in research, proven and practiced strategies; insights which empower and motivate students to become independent active agents in learning. Educated first as an Adolescent Psychologist, Lamar went on to gain an Interdisciplinary Master’s where he published his first piece on the representation of students in urban schools. Afterward, he expanded his research as a teacher and leader across similar schools in the United States.

After moving to Melbourne Australia, Lamar gained a Master’s in Education and is currently working as a Year 9 Program Leader and Mathematics and Humanities teacher at a Catholic Boys College in St Kilda. Aside from sharing discernments in curriculum, classroom culture and pastoral program design and implementation, Lamar is passionate about relationships and instructional technology and the role each play in steering teachers and students through education’s technological revolution. 

Lamar Johnson is available for any (or all) of the following:
* Developing a collaborative classroom 
* Using student feedback as a tool to enhance inquiry learning
* Getting the most out of inquiry learning - tips, best practices and harnessing local strengths
To book Lamar
Email: adrian@intuyuconsulting.com.au                
Phone: 0413 036 382