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Meet the team
Felicity Neeson - Director
Felicity Neeson (nee Walter) is a leadership coach and secondary school teacher with over 15 years experience supporting leaders and developing programs. She is a co-founder of Yellow Arrow and is passionate about creating positive pathways for young people. She is a highly skilled facilitator and has worked with groups all over the world, finding innovative and transformative ways for people to connect. She is the lead facilitator and key designer of workshop content and activities.
Michael Walter - Director
Michael completed a Masters of Design Strategy and Innovation in 2022. He began his career as a teacher before transitioning to the not-for-profit sector. He is an expert in design thinking and believes these skills can be understood by all people and are essential to social impact. An enthusiastic, genuine and warm facilitator he is engaging and supports the development of an affirming and safe culture. As a Co-founder of Yellow Arrow he supports the strategic design, vision and governance.
Sarah Taylor - Program Coordinator
Sarah Taylor is a qualified youth worker with a passion for working with and empowering young people to find their own strength and pathways. With over 12 years experience working with young people, Sarah enjoys being able to build rapport and connection with individuals and being provided the chance to learn from as well as provide knowledge to any group she is engaging.
Rachel Enright - Facilitator
Rachel Enright is a group facilitator, engineer, and mother, who seeks ways to foster connection and empowerment in everything she does. Rachel is passionate about bringing forth the authentic contributions people can make when they feel truly seen, heard, and valued. With over 15 years experience training young leaders, she believes in the incredible things they can create when given the opportunity, and is always delighted to witness this in action.
Steph Livingstone - Facilitator
Stephanie is a PhD candidate with RMIT where she is researching digital inequalities, youth homelessness and AI. She is a passionate speaker and previously worked leading programs for Brotherhood of St Laurence and Infoxchange.
Shannon Heath - Facilitator
Shann is a seasoned leader with a passion for nurturing the potential of young leaders. She has over eight years of facilitation experience and is devoted to empowering the next generation. Shann believes that leadership centres around collaboration, resilience, and creativity. She also believes we can create a brighter future by guiding and mentoring young people. Her other hobbies include sewing, and taking her dog for a walk.
Ahmad Nisar - Facilitator
Over 4 years, Ahmad has taken a diverse set of roles as a leader, Facilitator, social activist and occasional author and reporter, narrating stories of refugees and mental health survivors. As a student himself, Ahmad deeply values the strength that extra curricular activities hold as there is much more to learn beyond school subjects. Student leaders are the leaders of today. To Ahmad, leadership is defined by actively helping others achieve a common goal with guidance and autonomy.
Josephine Gallagher - Facilitator
As an education student, being a Yellow Arrow Facilitator allows Josephine to make a positive impact on the lives of others. She is grateful to spend time with the young leaders of tomorrow and actively encourage them to become the best they can be. In all her workshops she provides quality education and always creates a supportive learning environment for them to thrive in. Josephine actively encourages honest feedback and seeks to continually grow in her time as a facilitator.
Melrose Zaldarriaga - Facilitator
It is Melrose’s belief that all students have the potential to be ‘great’ leaders with the right mentorship and the right mindset. As a pre-service teacher with a real student-centred focus and a can-do attitude, Melrose has had many experiences supporting students to be their best unabashed selves on both an individual and team level.
Ruhee Meghani - Facilitator
Renowned for her straightforward communication style, which complements her strong drive and persistence in achieving equity goals, Ruhee’s leadership philosophy is one grounded in inclusion, wellbeing and empathy. She believes that leadership is a skill, and everyone can be a leader. Ruhee's experience of being a Yoga teacher & facilitator for over 11 years and passion for human centred design helps her to bring a deep understanding of wellness philosophy within her facilitation.
Carolyn King - Facilitator
As a mother to two teenagers, Carolyn is passionate about working with our young leaders to help empower and inspire them to be the best versions of themselves. As a facilitator and coach, she has worked with many young people over the years. She understands the struggles they face and knows how to connect with a wide variety of people. Carolyn believes the key to being an effective leader is a heartfelt connection to self.
Yellow Arrow develops leaders who take reflective action in an ethically sustainable way. Through experiential workshops, keynote presentations, peer-mentoring, and online curriculums we support leaders to make positive change.
Why Yellow Arrow? Read more about the story behind the name here.
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