Hi, I'm Cal. 

I help solve the problem behind the problem.

I provide strategy, design and facilitation 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


Strategy and design 

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.

Project mentoring and coaching

I offer tactical project coaching and mentorship for teams and individuals needing extra design support. 

Research and translation

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

Training and capability building

I deliver training programs focused on design, strategy and participatory practice skills.