Our Team

Meet the expert facilitators and staff behind Odyssey Training

VJ Chhagan
IT Applications Trainer
Melbourne
Vj brings over two decades of networking and technology backed rich tapestry of Industry certification experience to the classroom, he has a relaxed delivery style honed by completing Cert IV TAE and two Diploma’s in learning and development. Vj is a really hands on and loves taking clients on their development journey to resolutions, however Vj moto is “work hard so you can be lazy” liken to the graceful swan who glides through the water, but you don’t see the work and preparation behind the scene.
Adam Wilson
Training Facilitator
Melbourne
Adam’s experience spans over 30 years in various sectors including financial services, automotive, FMCG, consumer durables and consulting. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from RMIT University and has lived and worked in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. Adam has a diverse career history including senior management roles in corporate sales and client services, operations and product management. Latterly he has been dedicated to running smaller businesses including a successful boutique human resources and recruitment consultancy.
Jane Pettigrew
Training Consultant
Brisbane
Jane is a wealth of knowledge and a helpful, engaging teacher. She has over 20 years experience in development and delivery of end user training in Microsoft Office and Adobe software, and also delivers business skills training such as project management and writing skills. Her excellent grasp of a broad range of software applications enables her to answers questions clearly and pace her training well so that advanced students get a few extra tips while nobody gets left behind. Whether you need help wrangling a PivotTable in Excel or want to know about the latest features of Photoshop, she almost always knows the answer and otherwise has a stubborn resolve to find it.
Michael Cook
IT Applications Trainer
Brisbane
Michael is an extremely knowledgeable IT applications trainer who helps people feel at ease by listening to his students and presenting technical concepts with simplicity and clarity.  With over twelve years’ experience in secondary teaching, not-for-profit and corporate training delivery, Michael’s background empowers him to transfer his technical knowledge to people at varying skill levels and adapt quickly to suit individual needs. Whether he is teaching a beginner’s Excel class or specialised technical applications such as Microsoft Project, SharePoint or VBA, students frequently praise Michael’s logical and flexible training style.
Andrea Quinn
Training Facilitator
Brisbane
Andrea has had over 13 years experience in Training Facilitation, Courseware Development and Training Assessment as well as 10 years experience in Human Resource Management. She was previously the Human Resources Manager for Sea World Nara Resort. During this time she developed and facilitated corporate training for Supervisors, Managers and Senior Managers, as well as other levels of staff.
Annie Mihaere
Training Facilitator
Melbourne
Annie brings an energetic and interactive training style to our Melbourne team, as well as an exceptional ability to incorporate her understanding of the pressures of the modern workforce into her workshop delivery. She is a helpful and approachable facilitator and training consultant, which puts people at ease and enables her to deliver learning objectives with clarity while adapting the content to individual needs. Annie has trained over 15,000 individuals Australia-wide over her 20-year training career, has a strong business and finance background, and previously operated her own consulting business. She is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Office Specialist Master.
Brendan Barker
Learning and Development Consultant
Sydney
Brendan is a charismatic and flexible training facilitator with over 18 years’ experience working with national and international clients. This has included instructional design and delivery of customised corporate training and accredited programs on a range of topics including leadership, project management and customer service. To deliver an exceptional learning experience requires subject matter expertise and intuitive people skills that can only be gained through extensive experience in the classroom and in life. Brendan exemplifies these qualities and is a valued member of our training team that we will confidently recommend to you.
Jim White
IT Applications Trainer
Brisbane
Jim has been training software applications at all levels to the corporate, government and small business sectors for the past 18 years. His specialty area of training is the Microsoft Office suite. Jim’s enthusiasm for delivering effective learning outcomes is coupled with utilising practical applications for the workplace in a fun and productive learning environment. Jim holds a Bachelor of Business Degree and a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training.
Jamie Mushin
Learning and Development Consultant
Melbourne
Jamie is an Executive Coach, Leadership and Communication Consultant / Facilitator, and Mindfulness specialist & practitioner. With an extensive background in business and communication, Jamie works with companies and individuals to improve performance and effectiveness in leadership, emotional intelligence, influence, presentation skills and communication. Jamie’s mindfulness-based stop-smoking book, Quit for Life, was released through Penguin Books in January 2012. His second book, on emotionally intelligent communication, is due for publication in 2018.
Paula Johnson
Training Facilitator
Brisbane
An international Leadership Learning and Development Coach supporting achievement of corporate objectives through leading edge, innovative and motivational blended learning and coaching programs. A creative and energetic approach to developing leadership capability, designing leadership material for face to face workshops, developing competency matrix's and influencing organisational culture change and service transformation.
Roberta Skoric
Training Facilitator
Brisbane
Roberta is recognised for her relaxed but highly interactive and creative approach in a training environment where she is able to relate to a wide range of audiences from non-management through to senior management. Her training philosophy is to establish an environment of discovery-based learning where learners value their own discoveries. This learner-centred approach allows participants to obtain a good balance of theory and practice in a respectful, fun and productive learning environment where encouragement is given to identify workplace action ideas to take away from the program.
Rachael Moller
Training Facilitator
Melbourne
Rachael has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources and Training with a focus on customisation, design and implementation of Policies and Procedures, supported with the delivery of comprehensive training workshops to assist organisations to gainfully incorporate effective HR practices into their working environment. Rachael has developed and implemented Performance and Development systems into a variety of organisations and facilitating training programs for line managers in the delivery of day-to-day feedback.
Sharyn Clayton
Training Consultant
Brisbane
While Sharyn’s down-to-earth and interactive training style often results in a classroom full of laughter, her training also gets serious results. She has been developing frontline staff and managers in the areas of customer service, communication and people management for over 15 years. Her practical approach enables her to engage with individuals and draw on their experiences to tailor the course content to best suit their learning style.