The name Amalia is of Hebrew, German and Italian origin meaning “work“.

Amalia Chilianis

Growing up as the granddaughter of Greek immigrants in Melbourne, Amalia is proud of both her Greek and Aussie heritage. A few years ago she moved her family to the Macedon Ranges and enjoys the best of the city and country life.

Passionate about helping others realise and improve their work, wellbeing and capability she aims to have a positive impact on others in all that she does.

Bringing expertise from more than 20years experience with large complex corporations across many industries, she helps organisations, teams and individuals identify and build both wellbeing and capability to create and find meaningful work and realise a better future. 

With internationally recognised qualifications in Positive Psychology and Positive Coaching. Delivering pragmatic, holistic and systemic programs that are straight forward, business savvy and delivered with a sense of humour.

Previous Success

Examples of previous successful projects include;

Design and leadership of the $15M Capability/transition project for the closure of Holden manufacturing, resulting in 88% of the almost 3000 workers in employment.

Sharing the design of the Holden program with the team at NAB, their “Bridge” (transition program) is modelled off this work and is impacting an estimated total of 6,000 people with a current success rate of 78% reaching a successful outcome.

Spearheaded the development and delivery of diversity & inclusion programs, resulting in recognition through an Organisational Laureate from the ‘Diversity@Work’ awards.

Recognised at MD and Senior Executive level as a trusted coach and an expert in Positive Psychology, OD and change.

Career History

  • Australian Energy Market Operator – GM OD& Capability
  • National Australia Bank – Head of Learning Strategy & Capability
  • General Motors Holden – OD & Change Leader
  • Little Property Group – Head of People, Culture & Customer Service
  • Department of Transport – Manager OD & Diversity
  • IBM – Global Capability Lead + multiple previous OD & Learning roles
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers – Recruitment Manager


  • Positive Psychology
  • PROSCI – Change Management
  • Workplace Training & Assessment
  • Bachelor of Arts (German & Philosophy)

Need help?

%d bloggers like this: