The Team

Fiona Cosgrove (NBC-HWC)

Founder & Managing Director / Trainer and Assessor

As the Founder and Managing Director of Wellness Coaching Australia, Fiona is known as the leader in the Health and Wellness Coaching industry in Australia having established the first Health and Wellness Coach training school in 2006. 

Fiona has a background of over 35 years in the health, fitness and wellness industries, and a vast depth of experience ranging from health club owner, counsellor, university lecturer (RMIT), keynote speaker, health and wellness coach trainer and author. 

She serves on the Board of the Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA) and is Vice Chair of the Wellness Coaching Initiative established by the Global Wellness Institute.

She is a Board certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and holds Masters Degrees in Exercise Science and in Counselling and is the author of “Coach Yourself to Wellness” book and companion workbook. Fiona is currently undertaking a PhD through Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK where she is exploring Health and Wellness Coach training program design and student experience. She has an article accepted by The Coaching Psychologist in the UK with the title, “Promoting wellbeing through the emerging specialism of health and wellness coaching”.

Jenny Keady (NBC-HWC)

Trainer & Assessor | Student Support & Assessment Coordinator

Jenny Keady has worked in the area of health promotion, fitness and organisation development for over 30 years. She is a Board certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), and has held senior roles in both government organisations and health retreats. 

Her qualifications are in coaching, training, management and fitness. Jenny knows that the secrets of great coaching are empathy, knowledge and ongoing learning. Her personal passion – helping people to be the best version of themselves – marries perfectly with her roles in coach training, training development and coach mentoring with Wellness Coaching Australia. She has strong values and a depth of experience in corporate, health retreats and individual Health and Wellness Coaching which allows Jenny to truly connect with and understand the people she works with. Her work with Wellness Coaching Australia combines her two loves – wellness and working with people.


Melanie White (NBC-HWC)

Trainer and Assessor / Business Coach

Melanie has worked in leadership, coaching, mentoring in the corporate arena and her own business since 2004, and has developed and licensed her own weight loss coaching program. 

Her specific interests include helping coaches to develop professional, well-structured, systemised and scalable coaching businesses, and personal coaching to support mental and emotional wellbeing, an empowered mindset, presence and resilience. Often, Melanie coaches clients in both business and personal growth, as they are interlinked!

Melanie has an Honours Degree in Biology, Cert III & IV in Personal Training, Diploma of Health and Wellness Coaching (WCA), Cert IV Training and Assessment, and is a Board certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).  Melanie is board member of Health Coaches Association – Australia and New Zealand (HCANZA).

Jason Nikakis (NBC-HWC)

Trainer and Assessor / Workshop Facilitator

As a Health and Fitness professional, lecturer and trainer and assessor, Jason brings a unique perspective and blend of skills to his teachings at WCA. In private practice, Jason has spent over 25 years culminating his education and skills to now provide health coaching to corporate leaders interested in developing resilience and performance – and enabling personal and organisational thriving. Through his highly successful Health and Wellness Coaching company ‘Vital Lifestyle Coaching’, he empowers busy and stressed professionals to slow down, create alignment and boost vitality so that they can be successful at work and in life. 

Jason holds a Diploma in Health & Wellness Coaching (WCA), is a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaching (NBC-HWC), membership and accreditation with Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand (HCANZA), Bachelor of Science, Cert IV in Fitness and Cert IV in Training and Assessment.


Lucine Eusani

Trainer and Assessor/ Workshop Facilitator

Lucine has a Masters degree and an MPhil in Conflict Resolution, and worked for the first half of her career as a facilitator of conflict resolution workshops overseas. She trained over 15 years ago as a life coach and NLP Master practitioner and has worked internationally with coaching clients and facilitating wellness workshops around the world, all the way to the Amazon jungle. 

Lucine’s expertise lies in the area of mind-body connection, alongside her coaching business she facilitates several mindful movement modalities such as yoga and 5Rhythms.  She brings this passion into her own Health and Wellness Coaching business, working with female entrepreneurs who are seeking to become the drivers on their own wellness journey. She particularly enjoys the interpersonal engagement with students whilst running trainings, assessment and mentoring sessions  for Wellness Coaching Australia.


Leonie Leopold

Trainer and Assessor

After spending many years working on the frontline of the healthcare industry as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Leonie became frustrated and de-motivated when prescribing exercise programs that were not often adhered to.  This sparked a keen interest to learn more about motivation, transformation and the process of change and her transition to train to become a Health and Wellness Coach. 

Leonie is a trainer and assessor with Wellness Coaching Australia and in her private practice specialises in coaching allied health professionals to reach their optimum health goals. Her coaching style takes an individualised approach and assists with dreaming big, establishing patterns for success, maximising performance and creating long-term sustainable changes in order to achieve all that is important to the individual.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), Membership and Accreditation in Exercise Physiology with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) +10 years, Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate for Allied Health Professionals (WCA).

Sue Cosgrove


Sue has worked in the health industry in various roles including Nursing, Education, Curriculum development, Manager, National Project Manager and Wellness Coaching. Sue remains connected to the healthcare workforce through her Compassion Satisfaction Coaching program that she delivers through Queensland and New South Wales in her own business.  Sue has a passion for empowering others to gain awareness of their health and wellness at work and in their lives.  Supporting people to “Be the Master of your Destiny” is key to her business vision.  In her previous roles Sue was a Coach as Leader and knows that coaching methodology is the key to supporting individuals and team flourishing.  Sue enjoys working in student learning environments and respects the effort that students put into their knowledge development.

Sue has a Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Advanced Nursing, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Executive Graduate Certificate of Business (Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring) and a Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching (WCA).

Claire Kelly

Course Development / Workshop Facilitator

Claire is a Registered Nurse, Nurse Educator and Health & Wellness Coach specialising in Cancer Wellness and Menopause Health.  

Claire has an extensive range of skills, knowledge and qualifications acquired over 35 years working in a diverse range of nursing and health service management roles. Her professional achievements have led to an unrivalled portfolio of expertise in developing, planning, and delivering high quality models of supportive care, program development, health education, and clinical research.

In previous years Claire was appointed to the first Cancer Network Nurse Director position in the UK and was named in the Royal College of Nursing Top 10 UK Cancer Nurses. Claire is also proud to have been one of 3 founder members of the widely acclaimed professional body UKONS (United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society). Claire has also led and published a range of clinical research programs focused on the application of translating evidence into practice to directly benefit patient outcomes. 

In addition to her expertise in cancer, Claire has a Master of Public Health and has completed a range of certifications in the field of Menopause Health. Her current portfolio includes working as a Nurse Educator, Health Consultant and Health Coach, specialising in both Cancer Wellness and Menopause Health. 

David Carroll

Trainer / Workshop Facilitator

David is a qualified naturopath, health coach and commercial learning and development consultant. With a passion for health, fitness and personal development, he has extensive professional experience working with individuals and companies across the health, fitness and medical life sciences industries. As a corporate trainer and personal performance coach, he understands the dynamic relationship between the mind and body, when it comes to achieving optimal health and peak personal performance.

David is also a passionate small business coach, helping his clients develop the skills, passion and mindset required to execute a winning business strategy. Having spent many years providing education, training and coaching services to his own client base, he knows how to help independent consultants, trainers and coaches create specialised signature programs, to market and promote across a wide range of niche customer segments.

Wendy Richmond

Course Development

Wendy is an Exercise Scientist with nearly three decades of experience in the health and fitness industry. Wendy has a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She is a Cert IV workplace trainer and Assessor and has qualifications in clinical Pilates. 

Through her career as an exercise scientist, Wendy has worked with normal population as well as special needs individuals. She has experience with many types of sporting teams to design and deliver appropriate motivational, fitness and rehabilitation programs.

Wendy has worked as education manager for a large RTO and designed, delivered and assessed health and fitness educational packages from Cert III through to diploma.


Sally Moulder

Student Enquiries and Enrolments / Student Management

Sally is a marketing and customer service professional with extensive experience spanning more than 11 years in marketing, communications, sales and brand management within client focused organisations (hotels and hospitality, tourism, health retreats and education); holding a Bachelor of Hotel Management, majoring in Marketing. 

Sally works with WCA in the capacity of student services and sales, and enjoys assisting students and potential students attain their health and wellness coaching education goals and successes.

Jaye James

Student Enquiries and Enrolments / Operations Manager

Jaye has built a wealth of knowledge and experience cultivating her sales and marketing skills and developing her career within the Health, Wellness and Lifestyle space for over 20 years having worked for national and international brands. Her strength lies in her holistic approach towards developing strategic and tactical sales and marketing practices, process driven lead generation practices and combining operational sales and marketing efficiencies to drive success in this unique and competitive industry.

She works at WCA as the Business Operations, Sales & Marketing manager. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Public Relations and is a member of the Australian Marketing Institute.