Deanna Paulin

Deanna Paulin


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Deanna is a highly experienced organisational development specialist who brings extensive experience in large-scale business and cultural transformation. She has over a decade of consulting experience and a combined organisational development and research background, which allows her to assist clients though complex business and cultural transformation to achieve measurable outcomes. As a trained facilitator and coach, Deanna also brings strength in the transfer and development of the capability of her client project team members.

Influential work

  • Delivered improved customer focus, accountability and value delivery through a rapid operating model redesign of a large complex NSW Government agency
  • Led the culture, change and human resources transition of a large-scale management and governance restructure for one of Australia’s largest aged care providers to align the organisation with its new strategic directions
  • Partnered with a leading NSW aged care provider to support a person centred whole-of-business transformation, improving workforce, financial and customer experience outcomes
  • Guided a major cultural shift of a financial trustee as part of a complete business transformation that resulted in performance improvements, including a major financial turnaround
  • Developed an organisation-wide cultural evidence base, baseline and engagement strategy as part of a nationwide integration and transformation of two Australian Government departments.

Outside of Nous

Before Nous, Deanna was a management consultant at PwC in its National Health Advisory practice. She is currently a lecturer for the Master of Organisational Psychology course at Macquarie University and sits on the Organisational Psychology Advisory Board.

Deanna holds a combined PhD/ Masters of Organisational Psychology from Macquarie University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology). She is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority.

Deanna is accredited in a range of psychometric assessment tools such as Barrett Values Assessment tools (PVA, LVA, CVA), Hogan personality tools (HPI) (HDS)(MVPI), Myer Briggs Typology Indicator (MBTI) and Organisational Effectiveness Profile (OEP).

In her spare time...

Deanna likes to enjoy good food with friends and family, watching as many Australian Football League games as she can squeeze into a weekend and sewing clothes for her young daughter.