About Us

What we do & Why we do it

We are passionate about helping to create change that is better for people, and better for businesses.


We do this by helping leaders, and individuals, free-up time and build greater resilience to thrive in a world of constant change and disruption. We help free-up time that is usually spent dealing with problems, resistance, and disengagement. And because the teams we work with have greater resilience and adaptability, they have more capacity for high-value connections, better decision making, increased creativity and innovation all leading to improved business outcomes. Better still, change simply flows easily through the business, without the disruption and noise we see in other organisations. 

Through our programs, we share the experience and knowledge we have built up over many decades in organisational and individual behaviour change, governing change, leading teams that deliver effective change, change communications, building readiness and resilience in end users and building sponsorship and leadership capability. We've developed this expertise across different industries and partnered with all levels of the business, and have a tonne learnings we like to share (good and bad), so that you can learn through our experience and deliver effective change straight away.

When we work with a client to support the successful delivery of their change program, we bring a human-centred approach, using design thinking, agile and iterative techniques, resilience-building methods, as well as technical change management from accreditations in Prosci and ChangeFirst's PCI.  This enables us to create an approach tailored to our clients needs and maturity in change, whether it is to achieve a full business transformation or cost-down program, or specific projects such as introducing and integrating new technologies such as AI and RPA.

How we do it

We use science-based strategies (grounded in Neuroscience and Psychology) in our programs to help harness the potential of individuals and teams to create a culture of high engagement, deep connections and great performance.  Our resilience framework is built on over 35 years of empirical research into resilience and its antecedents.

As specialists in behaviour change and coaching, our focus is on helping people unlock their superpower for change.  We firmly believe that everyone can be great at change, in their own unique way. It's not a specialist skill, that few are born with. It's inside all of us. We just need to unlock it.


Dr Debra Panipucci

Co-Founder & Director

Dr Debra Panipucci has been helping organisations translate changes to their

strategy, structure, process and people into successful outcomes across industries such as finance, insurance, FMCG manufacturing, and superannuation.


With a Ph.D in decision-making, Debra has a deep understanding of behaviour change which she uses to identify risks and issues holding back change, as well as how to maximise business agility and resilience.

She has a strong focus on governance and effective processes that are needed to deliver the transition of your transformation and project without erosion of benefits.


Debra is accredited in the Human Synergistics LSI, both Prosci and ChangeFirst methodologies, as well as a certified Executive Coach (IECL Level 2) and Graduate of the AICD.


Mobile + 61 402 814 902


Leisa Hart

Co-Founder & Director

Leisa Hart has led large change programs across international and domestic markets in the climate change and finance industries.


Leisa is passionate about improving organisational effectiveness by building change adaptive leaders who are ready for increased human-digital interactions. 


As an accredited ChangeFirst practitioner and brain based executive coach (NeuroLeadership Institute & IECL Level 3) she uses science based strategies to help harness the potential of individuals and teams to deliver for organisations.


Mobile: +61 410 314 641


Why Choose Us? 

We're passionate about making change easier and we work with leaders and teams to build their confidence and resilience to navigate change more effectively.  


With the volume and complexity of changes impacting people in organisations, it's important to have support from specialists who can help you build the resilience capacity of your leaders and teams in advance of change.  And when it comes to change, we have a lot of experience behind us - in culture change, cost optimisation, digitalisation, Mergers and acquisitions, system migrations, CRM, process re-engineering, and compliance changes.


And when we are not busy helping leaders to be better change leaders, we are exploring the future of change management via AI.

Need more details? Reach out!

Acknowledgement of country


Adaptive Change Mindset Pty Ltd acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.

Dr Debra Panipucci

Mo +61 402 814 902


Leisa Hart

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Melbourne | Australia

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