Meet The Team

Stacey Kelly

Principal Consultant

  • Accredited Practitioner in Human Synergistics’ Life Style Inventory™ and Group Styles Inventory™
  • Accredited Network Member for Team Management Systems (Team Management Profile and QO2)
  • Accredited Practitioner for Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS, previously known as MEWS)
  • Bachelor of Business (HR/IR and International Business)

Passionate about enabling people, unlocking inspiring leadership and building sustainable businesses, Stacey founded Seed People Consulting in early 2014 to partner with organisations to redefine perceptions of HR Consulting.

With more than thirteen years’ experience in specialist and generalist human resources ranging from leadership and career coaching, leadership and team development, the implementation of transformational organisational design to technical specialisation in Employee Relations, Stacey has extensive experience as in-house and consulting HR.

Stacey has held senior positions in private and public organisations, including Director People & Culture for Hunter TAFE, and both positions of Senior Manager People Strategy and Senior Manager People Operations for Insurance Australia Group (IAG).

Julia Fiore


  • Certificate IV in Human Resources

Julia has over a decade’s experience as an HR professional across the full range of HR functions including Business Partnering, Recruitment, Leadership Development and HR Projects.

Committed to providing pragmatic, practical and professional HR advice and partnerships, Julia is a passionate change agent in delivering business solutions through high quality HR practices.

Prior to working with Seed People Consulting, Julia has had the privilege of working for a number of leading organisations across a diverse range of industries, including Nespresso Oceania, The Wests Group Australia and Julia Ross Recruitment.

Claire Newell


  • Bachelor of HR Management

With 10 year’s generalist HR experience, Claire’s attention to detail is the best in the business!

Claire has worked across numerous Recruitment, HR Projects and Policy & Strategy roles, placing her in the perfect position to provide specialist HR advice and support across a wide range of HR solutions.

Prior to working with Seed, Claire has worked with a number of organisations including Biogen, HotHouse and The MySale Group.

Amy Stewart


  • Accredited Practitioner in Human Synergistics’ Life Style Inventory™ and Group Styles Inventory™
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism Management and Marketing)
  • Graduate Diploma in Vocational Education and Training
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment TAE40110

Amy holds over fifteen years of expertise across leadership and organisational development.  Her underlying belief is that individuals should embrace every opportunity to explore what they are truly capable of.

One passion lies in the quality coaching of others.  Her coaching has been described as transformational, bringing a wealth of expertise to our team in this area.

Also impassioned by building leadership capability, she has successfully designed, developed and implemented hundreds of Leadership Development initiatives ranging from entry level leadership, right through to Senior Management.  Her facilitation methodology has always ensured alignment with organisational strategy, as well as the desired cultures and behaviours.

Amy has built her career working with some of the best: IAG (Insurance Australia Group); ANZ; Avis and Budget Rent a Car; Contiki Holidays, and Bridgeclimb.

Terina Jacobs

HR Administration Coordinator

Having over a decade’s worth of experience in the Hospitality Industry, Terina moved into a management role and had the opportunity to manage venues across the Gold Coast.

Throughout her hospitality journey, she grew a love for the people – and wanted to make a change and learn about the Human Resource Industry.

Moving back to the Hunter region, she is now studying at the University of Newcastle in an Open Foundation course and looking to begin her Business and HR degree next year.

As well as Uni and working in the office, she also works for Wests Nelson Bay to stay in touch with her Hospitality side.

In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband, family and friends, travel, and doing anything that involves fitness or the outdoors.