About Us

The founder of achieving SYNERGY, Aileen is a coach, trainer, and facilitator extraordinaire.

With a passion for helping people, she spends her working hours partnering with leaders to develop their teams and themselves. Her clients love her playful, curious, enthusiastic and energetic style that she combines with a keen eye for detail, a (somewhat bizarre) passion for systems and processes, and her ability to really listen and understand what is being said (and what is not being said).

When she is not busy helping others excel, Aileen indulges in her love of nature and the great outdoors; she is a keen sailor (Hobie 16s if you wanted to know).

The Fabulous Team


Aileen Armstrong

Aileen Armstrong is the principal of achieving SYNERGY. She is one of WA’s most experienced and acclaimed facilitators. Aileen uses experiential and accelerated learning techniques and has worked with all organisational levels across a variety of industries.

She specialises in optimising organisational performance through an integrated, diagnostic centred intervention approach.

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Ron Kemp

Ron Kemp has a wealth of experience behind him. He has worked as a trainer and facilitator internationally.

Ron’s areas of specialisation are in: Conflict Management; Conflict Resolution; Change Management; Strategic Planning; Training Delivery and Facilitation; Training Development and Design; Training Needs Analysis and Report Writing. Ron is an accredited practitioner in MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).

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Ken Cochrane

Ken Cochrane has over 20 years experience in Training and Facilitation in the business and professional area.

Ken is an NLP Master Practitioner in (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and accredited in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).


Karl Nolte

Karl Nolte has over 25 years’ international experience in the Oil and Gas industry. For the past decade he has been an internal facilitator focussing on project teams and improving productivity.

Karl is a certified Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) facilitator and has conducted highly successful programs in the resources industries and public sector.

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Yewan Holmes

Yewan Holmes has spent his working life in the Education and Learning and Development sectors. Having held a number of roles both in Australia and Internationally, he brings a fresh set of ideas and talents to any organisation.

Yewan is accredited in the HBDI (Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument) and WBT (Whole Brain Thinking), he is also a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Having worked with children, academics, and corporates, Yewan can adapt his style to engage any individual and team.

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Are we a match?

Wondering if we are a match? We like to think that we are pretty awesome, and as such, we like to work with people that we think are pretty awesome too. So, how can you tell if we are a match?

Well, typically our clients are already exceptional or on the path to being exceptional leaders:

  1. You know the importance of receiving and having help along your journey.
  2. You know the importance of achieving team results whilst developing your people and having them bring all of themselves, skills and brillance to the team.
  3. You like helping your people be motivated and engaged.
  4. You are proactive, motivated, and committed to you and your team’s continual improvement.

I collaborate with you to ensure you and your team meet your agreed outcomes and performance targets. My clients tell me I have a natural playfulness and enthusiasm to help you uncover your brilliance and the power of achieving SYNERGY.

So if after reading this, you think we are a match, pick up the phone and call for a chat. Alternatively you can contact me by clicking the button below to organise a time to have a coffee and chat to discuss your needs.

Ready to work with us


I approached achieving SYNERGY as my team had recently gone through some considerable challenges and I believed it would be useful for us to look at our communication and working styles in order to develop stronger working relationships. As a team of human service professionals, we presented a unique challenge for Aileen as we are trained counsellors and frequently facilitate groups ourselves. Aileen developed a focused program with the DISC profiling model as the foundation for activities that explored our interactions with each other and developed new understandings and tolerance. The program was developed in collaboration with me and I was very happy with the final training day which was very full, but was also delivered in a casual, friendly and fun way. Perfect for our organisation!

Since the training my staff have commented on feeling more connected to the team and the general improvement of morale in our office. I would have no hesitation in recommending achieving SYNERGY to other Managers in all sectors as well as the Not for Profit Sector.

Shaun Mays – WA Division Manager of Canteen


Some clients we work with:

  • riotinto
  • sgio
  • australiapost
  • chevron
  • inpex
  • woodside
  • shell
  • riotinto
  • doray
  • cough
  • snowden
  • bankwest
  • anz
  • baptistcare