Christine Yeung    CEO and Founder   As a child, I cried a lot and I threw tantrums. I had no control over my emotions, and this affected me and the people around. I wanted and needed to better understand why I felt what I felt – and therefore chose to study psychology.  In 2009, I started my career in psychometrics consulting at one of the leading psychometric companies. As Head of Psychology, I could indulge in my new love for data-driven research, and explore the complex yet regular patterns of human constructs, in particularly emotions and empathy  Eight years in this role taught me to go deep. I was ready to go broad. I spent two years consulting and studying across Europe, Asia and Australia, working with businesses, non-profits and international agencies at the intersection of governance and culture. My biggest learning was that ‘just data’ is not enough: to transform, you must connect with the stories and emotions of others, and for this, you must tap into your own emotions.  In 2016, I took the next step in my social innovation journey to help people develop a strong sense of identity, understand their deepest stories and emotions, and use them to creative positive changes in their environment. For this, I founded Beyond Story – an organisation weaving data-driven and creative approaches to expand our human capacity to thrive in complexity, and restore human-ness in our collective reality

Christine Yeung

CEO and Founder

As a child, I cried a lot and I threw tantrums. I had no control over my emotions, and this affected me and the people around. I wanted and needed to better understand why I felt what I felt – and therefore chose to study psychology.

In 2009, I started my career in psychometrics consulting at one of the leading psychometric companies. As Head of Psychology, I could indulge in my new love for data-driven research, and explore the complex yet regular patterns of human constructs, in particularly emotions and empathy

Eight years in this role taught me to go deep. I was ready to go broad. I spent two years consulting and studying across Europe, Asia and Australia, working with businesses, non-profits and international agencies at the intersection of governance and culture. My biggest learning was that ‘just data’ is not enough: to transform, you must connect with the stories and emotions of others, and for this, you must tap into your own emotions.

In 2016, I took the next step in my social innovation journey to help people develop a strong sense of identity, understand their deepest stories and emotions, and use them to creative positive changes in their environment. For this, I founded Beyond Story – an organisation weaving data-driven and creative approaches to expand our human capacity to thrive in complexity, and restore human-ness in our collective reality

Dr Stefan Fothe    Advisory Group Member - Organisational and Business Strategy   Stefan is committed to the the mission of Beyond Story. As a member of the Advisory Group, he works regularly with the team. His support focuses on the the organisational and business strategy of Beyond Story.  Outside of 'Beyond Story', Stefan is the Director of Ownity, a boutique consultancy that works to increase capacity for action in the world. Prior to Ownity, previously head of Learning and Development at The Boston Consulting Group. Prior to that Stefan spent 6 years in academia in Europe, researching adult learning. Stefan has trained thousands of professionals and leaders across industries and regions. He also works as an executive and team coach.  Stefan is in awe of the beauty of Australia and tries to see red soil at least once a year.

Dr Stefan Fothe

Advisory Group Member - Organisational and Business Strategy

Stefan is committed to the the mission of Beyond Story. As a member of the Advisory Group, he works regularly with the team. His support focuses on the the organisational and business strategy of Beyond Story.

Outside of 'Beyond Story', Stefan is the Director of Ownity, a boutique consultancy that works to increase capacity for action in the world. Prior to Ownity, previously head of Learning and Development at The Boston Consulting Group. Prior to that Stefan spent 6 years in academia in Europe, researching adult learning. Stefan has trained thousands of professionals and leaders across industries and regions. He also works as an executive and team coach.

Stefan is in awe of the beauty of Australia and tries to see red soil at least once a year.

Dr Kelly Windle    Creative Strategist   At Beyond Story, Kelly supports the strategic design and renewal of creative workshops to ensure story experiences come alive for participants and create positive action and self-insight.  Outside “Beyond Story”, Kelly is a capability coach, psychologist and speaker. She helps senior leaders re-imagine what's achievable for them and their business. Kelly’s mission is to help people create the capability they need to get where they’re going. Her vision is that every leader has the tools to curate and cultivate capability, both their own and others'. Kelly works toward this vision in a variety of ways through her consulting practice, Dr Kelly Windle.  Kelly grew up between Melbourne and Hong Kong, learning early on that the world was a big place full of possibilities—but only if you have the courage to create them. Kelly believes sharing stories fosters the courage to pursue dreams and bring them to reality. To affect positive transitions, we need to first hear and then go beyond our stories to uncover the possibilities within ourselves and each other.

Dr Kelly Windle

Creative Strategist

At Beyond Story, Kelly supports the strategic design and renewal of creative workshops to ensure story experiences come alive for participants and create positive action and self-insight.

Outside “Beyond Story”, Kelly is a capability coach, psychologist and speaker. She helps senior leaders re-imagine what's achievable for them and their business. Kelly’s mission is to help people create the capability they need to get where they’re going. Her vision is that every leader has the tools to curate and cultivate capability, both their own and others'. Kelly works toward this vision in a variety of ways through her consulting practice, Dr Kelly Windle.

Kelly grew up between Melbourne and Hong Kong, learning early on that the world was a big place full of possibilities—but only if you have the courage to create them. Kelly believes sharing stories fosters the courage to pursue dreams and bring them to reality. To affect positive transitions, we need to first hear and then go beyond our stories to uncover the possibilities within ourselves and each other.

Wesa Chau    Story Facilitator   Wesa is a Story Facilitator at Beyond Story. She brings her beautiful energy and passion to facilitate the storytelling workshops. She ensures people are connected to the workshop experiences and cultivates a learning space which spark creativity and fun throughout the workshops.  Wesa's story is a very inspiring one. She has spent more than a decade in the multicultural affairs sector with experiences ranging from being a volunteer, project coordinator and a senior manager.  She was awarded the Young Victorian of the Year 2010 and Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs 2006 for her efforts in establishing the Australian Federation of International Students.  Outside Beyond Story, she is a cultural art enthusiast, an origami veteran and a cultural costume collector. She started making origami from the age of 4, spending much of my childhood experimenting with paper art and origami, then began Chinese knotting at the age of 15 and is skilled at using traditional art form and bringing a new perspective to it.

Wesa Chau

Story Facilitator

Wesa is a Story Facilitator at Beyond Story. She brings her beautiful energy and passion to facilitate the storytelling workshops. She ensures people are connected to the workshop experiences and cultivates a learning space which spark creativity and fun throughout the workshops.

Wesa's story is a very inspiring one. She has spent more than a decade in the multicultural affairs sector with experiences ranging from being a volunteer, project coordinator and a senior manager.

She was awarded the Young Victorian of the Year 2010 and Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs 2006 for her efforts in establishing the Australian Federation of International Students.

Outside Beyond Story, she is a cultural art enthusiast, an origami veteran and a cultural costume collector. She started making origami from the age of 4, spending much of my childhood experimenting with paper art and origami, then began Chinese knotting at the age of 15 and is skilled at using traditional art form and bringing a new perspective to it.

Dr. Gavin Slemp    Advisory Group Member - Research, Impact and Effectiveness Measure   Dr Gavin is a registered psychologist (AHPRA), and is the Director of Undergraduate Teaching at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne. Before becoming an academic Gavin worked as an organisational psychologist in the areas of leadership development, skills training, and well-being. Gavin’s research interests include job crafting, motivation, and the environmental supports of motivation and well-being in employees.  At Beyond Story, Gavin works closely with the team to develop and continue to refine our measurement matrix in order to ensure all our impact is measured and captured efficiently. The data collected will also contribute to the University of Melbourne as part of the innovation research on psychological health and wellbeing.

Dr. Gavin Slemp

Advisory Group Member - Research, Impact and Effectiveness Measure

Dr Gavin is a registered psychologist (AHPRA), and is the Director of Undergraduate Teaching at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne. Before becoming an academic Gavin worked as an organisational psychologist in the areas of leadership development, skills training, and well-being. Gavin’s research interests include job crafting, motivation, and the environmental supports of motivation and well-being in employees.

At Beyond Story, Gavin works closely with the team to develop and continue to refine our measurement matrix in order to ensure all our impact is measured and captured efficiently. The data collected will also contribute to the University of Melbourne as part of the innovation research on psychological health and wellbeing.

Wing Sum    Aesthetic Artist, Event and Workshop Manager   Wing works closely with Beyond Story as a visual artist to make everything aesthetically pleasing. She translates creative idea into reality. She work closely with the team to design and manage the look and feel for Beyond Story's social media platforms.  Outside "Beyond Story", Wing has been working in entertainment industry, delivering complex corporate and live entertainment events. She is responsible for leading teams throughout the event delivery phase ensuring events are delivered in line with business and strategic objectives.  Wing is from Hong Kong and first came to Melbourne in 2010. She is a self-taught artist and loves all things handcrafted and creative drawing. She believes handmade goods possess a special power for us to reconnect, to understand the story behind the items, and to appreciate makers' hard work in creating the products.

Wing Sum

Aesthetic Artist, Event and Workshop Manager

Wing works closely with Beyond Story as a visual artist to make everything aesthetically pleasing. She translates creative idea into reality. She work closely with the team to design and manage the look and feel for Beyond Story's social media platforms.

Outside "Beyond Story", Wing has been working in entertainment industry, delivering complex corporate and live entertainment events. She is responsible for leading teams throughout the event delivery phase ensuring events are delivered in line with business and strategic objectives.

Wing is from Hong Kong and first came to Melbourne in 2010. She is a self-taught artist and loves all things handcrafted and creative drawing. She believes handmade goods possess a special power for us to reconnect, to understand the story behind the items, and to appreciate makers' hard work in creating the products.