Professional Team

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Dean Laurence

Laurence Consulting ( ) provides Strategic and Financial Advisory Services to Corporates & SME’s. We advise businesses across different industries in Melbourne and also in Sydney. We also offer a service called Financial Psychology, which supports businesses and their owners / directors to understand their relationship with money and its emotions and the impact on business performance.

Principal Dean Laurence has over 25 years senior Strategy & Financial experience with some of Australia’s largest companies, including Wesfarmers, UGL & Leighton, and besides advising Clients is also working with Leadership Victoria in its Mentoring program, and the Cancer Council of Victoria. Industry experience includes construction, wholesale, retail, manufacturing, logistics, services & not for profit.

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Maureen Mulligan

Maureen is an accredited Coach and certified Trainer for, Extended DISC Training and for the Direct Selling World Alliance, and facilitates both of these highly acclaimed training programs, as well as her own company’s sales and leadership training programs, and provides executive and sales team’s coaching services.

The Coaching Cabinet, under Maureen’s leadership, supports business owners and captains of industry, by specializing in sales performance and leadership development for all organizations and particularly, any Industry with sales or customer service teams.

Maureen says: “Coaching provides a person the opportunity to unlock their potential. It is about self-discovery to identify opportunities and break down hidden barriers. Coaching provides clarity and speeds up results exponentially, and when underpinning training, ensures that the learning is embedded”

Maureen has 15 years experience in her own international entrepreneurial businesses, and over 17 years in senior corporate management in the Direct Selling Industry in various roles of Australia & New Zealand Training Manger; State Manager; and General Manager for three of Australia’s leading direct sellers.

Having graduated with a Commerce degree majoring in Marketing and Human Resources, Maureen discovered the key to developing dynamic teams, was through training and coaching individuals to meet their true potential.

The Coaching Cabinet is focused on providing the highest standard of service and respect to each client who enters into a coaching or training contract.


Cathy Velentzas B.Bus

The Director of the Lakeside Business Centre, is a very experienced Business Analyst, specializing in market research, profiling of market segments and Strategy.

Cathy has worked as a manager, trainer and mentor of a Government funded business development program ( NEIS) and for a number of TAFE’s as a small Business Trainer and mentor. She has assisted over 1500 business startups.

Consulting and strategic marketing planning has also been conducted for many Local Government Areas in Victoria.
An example of Cathys Business research and Planning work is the highly successful Timboon Railway Shed Distillery please see.

She is available at the Centre for assistance ranging from brain storming of business ideas, to conducting planning workshops and strategies for tenants and other clients.