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Margo Lockhart

Senior Consultant

As a facilitator, coach and designer, Margo works to connect with people in a meaningful and genuine way. Whether working across customer service, leadership and management, negotiation skills, group dynamics, and coaching and communication skills, Margo brings to LTA her excellent balance of energy, thoughtful reflection, and disciplined action.

Her sound reputation for developing trust and rapport developed from years of experience in leadership development and program design, implementation and presentation in organisations such as Carlisle Homes, National Australia Bank, Suncorp, VicRoads, Red Cross, BHP Billiton, and Lonely Planet.

Margo also chaired the Ethics Committee at The Body Shop, served as director on the boards of peak environmental groups, and led leadership programs for The Wilderness Society and the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Full of curiosity and passion for her own learning, Margo loves to support others in their learning to bring about positive work and life changes.  She says: “At LTA I am interested in real change which impacts ourselves, others, our workplaces, and the world in positive ways. I am always interested in well-designed work which takes participants on an interesting and fulfilling journey.”

  • BA, Dip Ed, Grad Cert Organisation Dynamics
  • Grad Dip Counselling, Associate Member AIM

Margo is accredited in: the Myer Briggs Type Indicator Accreditation (MBTI Step I and II), the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), GENOS Emotional Intelligence Testing, Team Management Profile Accreditation (TMP), The Leadership Circle-Individual 360 and Team Culture Profile, Life Skills Inventory (LSI)- Human Synergistics, and certification in the 360-tools Benchmarks®, SKILLSCOPE®, 360 BY DESIGN®, Executive Dimensions®, and Prospector®. Margo is currently completing her Masters in Leadership, Management and Organisation Dynamics.

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