Who we are

At the coaching space we are passionate about excellence – first and foremost for ourselves. Our focus is on enabling people to flourish. Everyone is different, every team is different, and we design our coaching to meet individual, team and organisational aspirations. We coach people, using the best available processes

Ian Snape

Ian Snape

Company director

Ian has 25 years of experience leading research teams in polar regions for government and private agencies. He is a professorial fellow at Macquarie and Melbourne Universities and neurocoach for the Australian Olympic taekwondo team. As a Ph.D. graduate, he has a distinguished scientific research profile and provides scientific advice to the Australian Government Ian is a martial arts instructor who has led more than a dozen Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. He trains the Frontline Mind programme to Police Special Operations groups, correctional officers, and other frontline services in Australia

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Greg Hince

Greg Hince

Company director

Greg has more than 20 years’ experience as an executive and scientist in the Australian Government. He is a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Australian Navy Reserves and is co-founder/director of The Coaching Space. His experience includes leading and managing science, engineering and defence teams. He lectures at university in leadership and communication, and regularly speaks at international conferences. Greg specialises in systems analysis and workflow, helping teams achieve high performance in complex and risky environments. His approach connects human decision-making back into the risk-management framework. He is a certified coach, relationship awareness facilitator and has served as a mediator for the Australian Defence Force

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Melinda Murzecki

Melinda Murzecki

Finance manager

Mel is an entrepreneur.  Principal and owner of two businesses, a Neuro-coach and the Chief Financial Officer for The Coaching Space Pty Ltd. Holding a BCom, Mel is an accountant, a member for the Institute of Public Accountants and a registered agent with the Tax Practitioners Board. She has over 21 years experience working in finance and accounting, both in corporate and industry, business and manufacturing with particular focus on developing business systems and processes.  She mainly works with small to medium businesses, coaching and training them in a financial sense, how to thrive in a continuous changing business climate. Mel holds a certificate in Process Orientated Coaching, has been trained in clean language and systemic modeling.   She also works with individuals to enable them to recognise their own choice in their emotional states and to develop the states that works well for them.  She is particularly passionate about working with women to develop health; well-being and supportive sense of identity during and after parenting, and helping people retrain neural function involving injury or disease

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A dog behaviourist and trainer, Mel also operates an animal photography studio. There is a strong connection between her coaching and the non-verbal association she uses with the animals in her studio. Mel is a wife, mother of two teenagers, a cyclist, and holds a great love for the outdoors, especially skiing, camping and hiking
Gary Kuehn

Gary Kuehn

Adventure Transformation Coach

With a background in physics, engineering, and mountaineering, Gary is an accomplished international climber, kayaker, skier, and coach, and he works as a mountain and ski guide in New Zealand and Alaska. Gary holds a Certificate in Process Oriented Coaching, is passionate about coaching others, and passes on his enthusiasm for continually learning and improving. He is currently transferring his skills in mountaineering and guiding, to the less mountainous domain of sailing and sail training

Gary shares his interest in nature, being outdoors, activity, curiosity, understanding, accepting and testing as well as a passion for questioning, curiosity, thinking big and experimenting intelligently. This approach, creates incredible opportunities for his clients to experience differently, think differently, and generate new perspectives and choice

Gary has guided throughout the world and now travels between his homes in New Zealand, Tasmania, Alaska and Seattle. Gary loves being in the outdoors and is completely at home heli-skiing, ski-touring, and ski-mountaineering. Among his accomplishments he can count numerous first ski descents in North America and New Zealand as well as traverses of Denali and the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap. Gary is an IFMGA guide associated with the American and New Zealand Mountain Guide Associations and a professional member and certified instructor of the American Avalanche Association

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At The Coaching Space, we work closely with Gary to help clients (particularly those from frontline services) with psychological injury, neurological trauma, or mental health issues through Sailing and Adventure Transformation. We offer a unique approach to mental well-being that involves a professional team and community approach to deep, sustainable, generative change

Bec Donaldson

Bec Donaldson

Training partner

Bec has 20 years’experience training, coaching and mentoring individuals and groups,primarily in the education sector and also in remote-area travel, the Australian Army, creative arts and community engagement. She has held teaching, project management and research roles at Murdoch University and the University of Tasmania. She has biology/behavioural science degrees, a visual arts diploma and extensive experience of facilitating academic and other outcomes and directions for both youth and adults Bec has worked with a diverse range of groups and individuals, from academics to remote-community Aboriginal youth, people with English as a second language and disadvantaged youth

Amanda Gleeson

Amanda Gleeson

Training partner

Amanda has 25 years of experience working within the children and community services industry and has an associate diploma in social science, and is a trained interactive metronome provider. She has provided advocacy and education to families living in low socio-economic environments, people experiencing mental health issues, children with disabilities, newly arrived refugee families and youth at risk, including child protection issues. Amanda developed a National Resource Centre and organised a national alcohol awareness conference during her time employed at the Drug Education Network