About Us

EEO Specialists’ aim is to bring a professional, unique training experience to your workplace that equips your staff to better understand sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying and how to effectively manage issues. Our job is to make legal and psychological concepts understandable and applicable in the workplace so that people think before they do something potentially unlawful.

All EEO Specialists’ facilitators come from backgrounds either in senior management and/or are very experienced educators and facilitators. In addition, all our facilitators must successfully complete our “train the trainer” program before they can deliver our workshops, plus all facilitators are accredited Mental Health First Aiders. Continuous professional development is important to us, and we meet regularly to learn a new skill, refresh our delivery or learn about changes in the law that will impact our clients. This ensures our team and workshop content complies with the rapidly changing Australian Safety and Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and regulations.

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Franca Sala Tenna

Founder, Director, Principal Facilitator, Coach, Speaker, Lawyer

Franca has spent 14 years in the unlawful workplace behaviour space; in the room preventing behaviours through in-person training to more than 25,000 people, using her legal skills to conduct investigations and applying her coaching skills with one-on-one training to people who’ve had allegations substantiated. Legally qualified, she is the non-lawyer’s lawyer, spending her time making sense of the law to people who need to understand it’s everyday application through creating interactive theatre experiences that weave the legal content through the story of memorable characters.

Franca’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science (major psychology), Graduate Diploma of Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Ontological Coaching and Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Franca is an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

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Jane Chilcott

General Manager, Facilitator, Coach

Jane is the General Manager of EEO Specialists, having spent 14 years as the CEO of a WA based Not for Profit. Jane is also a qualified ontological coach, an experienced trainer and workshop facilitator both in person and online. Originally an HR professional, Jane facilitates group workshops and coaches’ individual managers from a position of ‘lived experience’ of managing teams and working with supervisors and managers on achieving the best outcomes for the business. She provides personal insight, practical tools and frameworks that empower managers to have effective conversations for accountability and growth with their staff.

Jane has a Bachelor of Science (major psychology), Graduate Diploma in HR Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Ontological Coaching and Leadership. Jane is also an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

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Clair Kemp

Client Liaison Manager

Clair has extensive experience in working in customer facing roles for international companies in both South Africa and Dubai, and settled in Perth in 2012. Clair joined EEO Specialists as their Client Liaison Officer in 2018 and believes that the key to delivering outstanding customer service is to have a passion for helping people and having a ‘can do’ mindset.

Whether it is to book in-person training or to purchase e-modules, Clair is the engine behind the company, making your experience working with EEO Specialists smooth, professional and friendly. Clair is an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

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Paul Massad

Sales Manager

Paul Massad is a people focused professional with over 20 years’ experience in sales and business development. He is the least salesy person you will meet, who is committed to creating ongoing relationships with his clients. His aim is to find the right training product/s for each workplace whether that is in-person, virtual or a combination of both. Paul is passionate about working with organisations and their people in helping them to achieve their goals by aligning them to their values and their needs. Outside of work, he volunteers across various community and charity groups and is a mentor for young people.

Paul has qualifications in marketing, advertising, and coaching.

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Charlotte Ellery

Senior Facilitator

Charlotte Ingham-Ellery is an engaging facilitator with experience in training across diverse industries. She uses best practice, current educational theories, and methodologies to design, develop, and deliver engaging, interactive workshops.

Charlotte learnt how to present in the classroom with high school students as a teacher and then deputy principal. Charlotte went on to complete a Master of Education (neurochemistry of learning and emotion). The masters transformed the way she looked at learning and behaviour (including her own!) she now uses this knowledge to educate people about wellbeing and becoming our best selves. Charlotte has completed her BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and is an experienced WHS practitioner. She specialises in the identification and management of Psychosocial Hazards, has her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – TAE 40116 and is also an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Charlotte has a calm and engaging presence, built from years of being a yoga teacher and running workshops in prisons. Charlotte is passionate about seeing lives transformed through connecting with people.

Sonia Nolan

Senior Facilitator

Sonia is a communication expert, at EEO Specialists she combines her engagement and facilitation expertise, warmth, and humour to connect people with ideas, encourage mindset shifts and present critical information to help workplaces flourish.

Her experience across diverse sectors provides insight on workplace behaviours and successful workplace cultures.

Sonia holds qualifications in Business (Marketing), Social Impact, Politics and English and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Sonia is also an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

In her spare time, Sonia is also a Podcaster (My Warm Table Podcast), Marriage Celebrant, Board Director, and volunteer.

Anne Polley


Anne Polley is a training and cultural engagement specialist with over 20 years experience in State Government, Local Government, Not for Profit and tertiary education sectors.  Anne is passionate and engaging in her presentation style.

Anne has a strong commitment and focus on social performance and mental health, as demonstrated in her current voluntary involvement in the women’s philanthropy group,100 Women as a committee member and prior international development programs in rural Myanmar.

Anne possesses a Bachelor of Exercise Science (BPHE), a Post Graduate Diploma in Heath Promotion, a Masters of Public Health (MPH) and is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA) Accredited Instructor.

Meagan Wearne


Meagan Wearne is an experienced coach, corporate trainer and facilitator. With more than 500 days of in room training experience from small group delivery to conference level, Meagan loves being in front of an audience to create memorable experiences. Drawing from her extensive background in leading large multi-site teams throughout her 15-year corporate career, she brings real life management experience combined with engaging presentations skills.

Meagan is currently studying for an MBA, and has a Bachelor of Arts, her Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Mental Health First Aid, Gallup Strengths Coaching and Diplomas in Management and Education.

When not training or facilitating, Meagan is a mad ocean enthusiast and you will find her somewhere along our beautiful coast accompanied by her two children.

Public Courses

Our next public courses in Perth are as follows:

Contact Officer Workshop

Date: 19th March 2024
Venue: TBC
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Grievance Officer Workshop

Date: 16th April (Day 1), 23rd April 2024 (Day 2)
Venue: TBC
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Grievance Officer Report Writing Workshop

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