Callan Rowe
Collaborative Consulting

I help teams and organisations unlock the power of design and collaboration to better serve their communities.

I provide capability-building, mentoring and consulting services within the social impact sector, focusing on health and wellbeing, education, and social justice.

I am an experienced facilitator and strategic designer working out of Naarm/Melbourne. I partner with organisations to help them clarify and frame the challenges they are facing, and identify possible solutions. My superpower is helping organisations, teams and individuals articulate and define vague problems enabling them to gain clarity and momentum.

I have deep experience in healthcare, aged care, community services, education, youth services, violence prevention, and equality. I have collaborated with a diverse range of clients such as the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, Medibank, Red Cross, the Burnet Institute, VACCHO, Tenants Victoria, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, HESTA, OurWatch, and various universities including RMIT, Swinburne, and Monash.

My approach is iterative, solutions-led and highly collaborative. I believe in building ongoing partnerships and working closely with clients, showing the work along the way and building capability. 

I'm also currently working on a PhD with Swinburne University on how engaging in participatory practices like co-design might be used to build social connection and encourage civic engagement.

Selected work


Design and Innovation

I partner with clients to design services, strategies and system interventions. From problem framing, solutioning and developing strategic roadmaps.


I design and convene engaging and productive workshops, either as a stand-alone engagement or as part of a larger project.

Research and Translation

I conduct qualitative research to gather insights or translate your existing research into more accessible and actionable language.

How I can help

Build confidence and capability with Project Partnership

Strengthen you and your team’s design, innovation and project management skills through hands-on mentorship and support. I’ll partner with you to enhance your team's capabilities, ensuring they are equipped to deliver great strategic and design project outcomes. 

Gain clarity and momentum with a Strategy Jumpstart 

Gain momentum on your strategic initiatives with focused sessions designed to clarify your vision and align your team. Perfect for getting your plans off the ground and moving confidently towards your goals.

Amplify impact through Collaborative Consulting

Unlike traditional consultants, I collaborate deeply with your team, focusing on building internal capacity. I support or lead the design of products, services, and strategies, from developing organisational plans to leading research and co-design processes, and designing services, policies, and systemic interventions.