Who We Are

Our Story

Our purpose is to unlock the greatness in people and organisations.

The world is becoming more complex and changing faster than people and organisations can adapt. This fundamental shift is creating unprecedented demands on our people and organisations. Put simply, our bodies and brains are not equipped to navigate the challenges we are facing. It’s time to rethink the way we live, work and lead, to develop a new approach to support people and organisations to thrive. Emotous was founded by Angela Giacoumis and John Dare to revolutionise the way we live, work and lead. Powered by neuroscience, emotional intelligence, people analytics and psychological wellbeing, our solutions are focussed upon unlocking human potential to cultivate agility, growth and transformation in people and organisations.


Our Team

Meet Angela Giacoumis

Angela is the CEO of Emotous Pty Ltd. in Australia and brings over 30 years experience in human resource consulting and people management to the Emotous team. Prior to Emotous, Angela Giacoumis was the founder and CEO of Careerlink a leading human resource consultancy specialising in the people solutions throughout Australia. A successful business leader and entrepreneur, Angela is a sought after speaker, facilitator and coach operating at the nexus of business and neuroscience. Her focus is on defining and executing innovative people strategies to create thriving cultures, elevate employee engagement, high performance leadership and organisational agility. Angela’s unique combination of business experience and deep understanding of emotional intelligence enables her to assist organisations and leaders to navigate the accelerating speed of change, their most valuable asset, their people. 

Meet John Dare


John is the CEO of Emotous, LLC in the USA and brings over 30 years experience transforming and building businesses and cultures to thrive in accelerating change. Prior to Emotous, John was a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, including co-founder of Dissero Partners, a world-class transformation consultancy, which later sold to Ernst and Young. Earlier, John founded Positive Communications, a pioneer in consumer paging, growing the business to $50M in only 4 1/2 years. John is a regular speaker on leadership, strategy and transformation. He has served on numerous Boards, including the Association for Corporate Growth, and holds an International MBA with Honours from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Meet Hannah Coombes

Hannah is a Certified Coach, Certified EQ Assessor and Facilitator for Emotous and draws on her skills and experience in Human Resources and People Management to support emerging leaders to unpack what’s getting in the way of them reaching their career potential and aspirations.  Hannah empowers her clients to create tangible, meaningful solutions to create both immediate impact and long-term results that supports career success.  It’s Hannah’s purpose to make a difference, whilst living into her values of courage, generosity and energy in every interaction. With Hannah’s deep knowledge in Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Brené Brown’s research on courage, vulnerability and compassion, Hannah uses her authentic, compassionate and open approach to bring her clients unique perspectives. Hannah has a Diploma in Human Resource Management, is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Assessor and Coach, and her ACC ICF credential is in process.

Meet Kristy Lincoln


Kristy is a Leadership Coach, Consultant and Facilitator for Emotous and draws on her 20+ years in Corporate America as a senior executive and Organizational Development leader to support clients. Using her real-world experience and education, she assists organizations who want to implement change, increase employee engagement and create healthy, cohesive and resilient teams. Kristy has a Master’s Degree in Business from Stanford University and is honored to have been selected and trained by Dr. Brené Brown as a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Through her coaching and workshops Kristy helps leaders at every level learn how to become more self-aware, to lead with empathy and connection, and to quickly recover after setbacks in order to lead their organizations to success.

Meet Elissa Berrol

Elissa is a Leadership Coach, Consultant and Facilitator for Emotous and brings deep knowledge and experience in human transformation. An insightful and collaborative change agent, she pursues strategies and interactions that challenge old narratives, promote diversity of thought, and taps into the inherent wisdom of her clients. Elissa works with leaders and teams at all levels to (re)connect them to their values and practice courageous and authentic behaviors. Her down to earth approach quickly breaks down barriers, creating a safe environment for honest dialogue. Elissa holds a masters in Adult Education from Harvard University, a masters in Organizational Development from Sonoma State, and is an ICF certified Coach. She is also certified in Enneagram, Myers Briggs (MBTI), The Leadership Circle Profile (LCP), and is a Certified Dare To Lead ™ Facilitator.

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