Who we are

Christina Foxwell

CEO & Founder
Christina started this practice with a passion for making a difference in people’s lives and helping organisations unlock success! Through her work, she has not only made a difference, but she has also unlocked her own growth and transformation. She has authored books, speaks in media about people and performance challenges, works with executive teams to shift culture transformation and has started equipping aligned team members around the globe to be change agents for Better Together! She is kind, fierce, peaceful, focused, and mostly HUMAN. She is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend and is learning more daily about harnessing connecting in her world. 

John Foxwell

CFO and Business Partner
John is the backbone of the business and the master of all things finance and compliance. He is dedicated to our success and holds finance and business operations to high standards so that we can get on with making the difference we are passionate about. He is a true business partner.

Tami Olivera

Chief Operating Officer

With over two decades of experience in Learning and Organisational Development, Tami has held diverse leadership positions across her professional journey. She has seamlessly transitioned through roles in Training and Organisational Development, Account Management, Communications, and Business Operations. Her career has encompassed roles in the banking, financial services, FinTech, telecommunications, and HR Business Consulting industries.

Tami excels in strategic planning. She skillfully translates visionary ideas into tangible and measurable goals, leveraging advanced learning and communication techniques. She is equally at ease both leading teams and actively participating in the work.

Tami thrives on effecting positive change and guiding individuals to discover their purpose. She values the potential of human talent, recognising it as the core of any business. While significantly contributing to overall profitability is always top-of-mind for Tami, individual growth and progress will always be at the heart of everything she does.

Carolees An

Chief Heart Officer
Carolees An has been a part of this practice for over a decade. She has worked alongside Christina to deliver large change programs and is our expert behavioural consultant. She is also a PQ/ Performance coach, facilitator, assessment creator, and designer. Her passion is to make a difference in people’s lives. She is wise, clear and deeply honest in her coaching approach. She is a wife, mother, daughter and sister.

Chrissy Cordingley

Managing Director Canada
Chrissy is the founder of Ignite Purpose Canada. Her professional career began in health and safety, where she helped many organizations shift from bare minimum thinking to creating recognition-worthy, award-winning people programs. Over the last decade, she has transitioned to the role of professional leadership coaching with a focus on people-centred transformation. She believes we must focus on our own growth before we can influence others effectively and leads by example through sharing her most vulnerable experiences with honest, engaging, and amusing storytelling. Chrissy is also a successful podcast and streaming television show host.

Jacqueline Goodwin

Joint Managing Director UK
Jacqueline believes passionately that people have within them a huge potential for achieving success in both business and personal situations and that it is a privilege to help them unlock that. Her coaching philosophy is both person centred and pragmatic. She believes that the relationship within the coaching space is key, and she places high importance on bringing authenticity and empathy to those she works with. In addition to 1-2-1 coaching, mentoring and fostering a flourishing business, She has created bespoke training programmes for centres around the UK. Delivering “Being Human” training allows clients to develop and hold professional boundaries, improves team coherence and fosters personal accountability while loving their roles. She holds a Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling, is an Accredited Barefoot Coach focusing on Professional, Business and Personal Coaching and is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Foundation). Alongside these accreditations, She is a PQ® Coach who works with clients to improve their Mental Fitness, reduce stress, strengthen relationships and support people to live intentionally. By giving people a ‘damn good listening to’, She ensures that leaders, teams, and individuals move forward, making clear, laser focussed decisions with every action aligned with their goals and values.

Dee Hoch

Managing Partner USA

Dee’s mission is bridging passion with purpose and giving leaders the tools to take charge. Workplaces can be stress zones, taking a toll on your mental well-being. Dee’s here to change that. She’s all about creating safe spaces at work where you can thrive.

Dee has felt the weight of conforming to unrealistic expectations, unhealthy comparisons, juggling roles and being burnt out with no light in sight. She uses her lived experience and the lessons she’s learned to educate leaders on creating psychologically safe environments and identify opportunities for improvement. That’s what ignited her passion.

She works with leaders to create environments that don’t just hire but also uplift. Her goal is to swap out negativity with positivity so that everyone can be their authentic self–supported, encouraged and safe because a satisfying career leads to a satisfying life. Dee Hoch’s journey started with a simple realization that she was not reaching her full potential – and she’s here to ensure you realize your potential too.

Dee has worn many hats throughout her career, from community outreach and education to handling grants for at-risk communities as well as her expertise in content creation and training and helping organizations better. Her academic toolkit includes a Master’s in Executive Leadership, an Associate Coaching Certificate, and a mix of humanities, psychology, and business studies.

Anel Jacobs

General Manager, South Africa

Anel is an experienced operations manager and critical networker for Ignite Purpose in South Africa. Anel joined Ignite Purpose in 2021. She has been critical in building our brand presence in South Africa and supporting our client’s success.

Anel is incredibly passionate about self-growth and loves the work she does to make a difference! Anel was our first off-shore team member and our Ambassador in South Africa, working to support organisations and people with growth, insight, and opportunities.

Karen Littlejohn

Executive Leader, Recruitment

Karen’s professional career began as a theatre nurse more than 25 years ago and for the last 15 years she has worked with not-for-profit organisations advocating for better health care outcomes in rural, regional and remote areas.

She has extensive knowledge of regional and remote communities, issues and opportunities within Australia. She is acknowledged for endeavouring to create a respectful and sustainable social, economic and cultural future for those communities.

With a strong commitment to valuing and respecting the knowledge and understanding of local people when identifying and resolving local issues and supporting the future of their communities she has long been an advocate for the incorporating the wisdom of community into decision making.

She is a promoter and leader of initiatives to “close the gap” for Indigenous Australians and a strong advocate for actions which enable cultural understanding to influence positive social, cultural and economic outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

Karen is involved in charities and philanthropic organisations supporting better social and cultural outcomes for people in all communities. She holds a Master of Business Administration and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Lindy Nespolon

Director, Recruitment

Lindy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in her role at Ignite Purpose. She has consulted and led in the performance and growth space for various international consulting organisations throughout her career. She has also led her own medical practices and can craft solutions to suit different organisations creatively. Lindy is curious and creative, passionate about people and organisation growth. Lindy is a mother, daughter and friend who brings joy and kindness!

David Bermingham

Nurse Recruiter

David’s career spans Australia and Malaysia, and he has helped establish start-up businesses and not-for-profits, assisted with growing businesses and has also established and operated his own five enterprises.

With an Executive MBA, has learnt advanced business management skills, and has developed a more profound understanding of today’s business environment to help take your business to the next level.

David’s extensive skills and experience in recruitment and his excellent communication and negotiation skills along with his understanding of business objectives support the development of your human resources to their full potential. 

Elaina Mullery

Associate Director Leadership and Cultural Transformation

With over two decades of experience as a Registered Nurse, Elaina brings a unique blend of nursing expertise, positive psychology and mindfulness based approaches to her practice. Passionate about nurse wellbeing, self compassion and a deep understanding of ‘nurse life’, she seamlessly integrates these values into her approach to coaching.

Tara Bria

Associate Director, Leadership Growth & Cultural Transformation

Tara brings a rich and diverse background, driven by her insatiable curiosity about people and her passion for marketing. Her journey has evolved into a profound commitment to personal growth and transformation, making her the perfect fit for Ignite Purpose’s mission.

Tara’s primary focus in her new role is to help South Australian businesses become the best they can be. Drawing from her extensive experience and keen insights into organisational cultures, she is dedicated to fostering self-awareness, nurturing empathy, and creating environments where individuals and teams can thrive.

In this endeavour, Tara is working closely with the Ignite Purpose team to bring their unique, very personal brand of leadership development and cultural transformation to new heights.

Sameera Aduru

Director, Leadership Growth & Cultural Transformation, Australia

Sameera is a dedicated advocate for social change, harnessing her expertise in Economic Evaluation, Human Services and Public Health to drive impactful initiatives.

She is committed to fostering inclusivity and economic empowerment, she amplifies the voices of marginalized communities through strategic advocacy and community outreach efforts.

Sameera actively confronts systemic issues through rigorous analysis and cultivates partnerships to mobilise resources effectively. With a strong background in Settlement Services, Family Violence, Disability and Health Promotion sectors, coupled with a track record of effective leadership, she is unwavering in her mission to create a more equitable society.

Sarah Gastardo

Executive Assistant

Sarah is based in the Philippines and is incredibly hard-working and passionate about our work. She is part of the backbone of our success and works with our founder and growth team to create strategies to engage our customers and provide content to support growth. 

Lindy Van Camp

Director Growth and Performance

Lindy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in her role at Ignite Purpose. She has consulted and led in the performance and growth space for various international consulting organisations throughout her career. She has also led her own medical practices and can craft solutions to suit different organisations creatively. Lindy is curious and creative, passionate about people and organisation growth. Lindy is a mother, daughter and friend who brings joy and kindness!