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Meet the team

Paul - The Open Mind Institute founder

Founder, Managing Director and Lead Executive Coach

Paul Pitsaras LL.B B.Int.Bus. is an executive coach to CEO's and other executives around the world and is the lead facilitator for our executive leadership workshops.

Before founding The Open Mind Institute, Paul was a litigation lawyer for 10 years working in various leading law firms & departmental organisations in London, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Paul has a double bachelor degree in Law & International Business, certificates in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Training & Assessment and studied Behavioural Science prior to going into the law. His articles on mindset & performance have been published in Proctor & Wellness Daily and he frequently appears on panels and in the media on how to create a growth mindset and achieve optimum performance.

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Lead Mindset & Performance Coach

Lynn Priestly is a certified Executive Master Coach having received her accreditation with the International Coaching Federation, specialising in neuro-linguistic programming within a coaching context.


Lynn has experience working across a wide range of high pressure, time critical environments including project management, ambulatory care, emergency nurse, projects officer, paediatric emergency care and end of life care.

This extensive experience enables Lynn to provide coaching to a wide range of demographics and industries. Her experience in advanced physical and clinical assessment & managerial skills ensures that she can deliver the highest level of program delivery and client care. 

Mark - Mindset & Performance Coach - The Open Mind Institute

Mindset & Performance Coach & Workshop Facilitator

Mark Varitimos is an experiences mindset & performance coach who takes an integrative and holistic approach to address physical, mental and emotional aspects in order to obtain the best long term results for his clients and establish successful long term habits.


Prior to entering the health and wellness over six years ago, Mark worked in the Banking and Finance industry for ten years namely in treasury and investment teams for large corporations. 


Mark understands the challenges in performing well in business while maintaining a high quality of health. He has worked with an array of clients across all walks of life having remarkable improvement in energy, mental health, hormonal health & disease.

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Research & Development Lead

Michelle Xin Yi Ng is our Research & Development Lead, directly responsible for overseeing and curating TOMI's research and executive leadership programs. Her role ensures that TOMI's products and services meet cutting edge industry standards, by driving innovation and designing content that is backed by evidence-based research.

Michelle finished her Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours from the University of Queensland, and has also achieved a MBCnB in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Michelle is a highly committed psychology alumna with a lifelong aspiration to learn and add value in the area of organisational psychology.



Research & Marketing Development Officer 

Claudia Homan is our Research & Development Officer, responsible for engaging in high-level research projects and initiatives, ensuring that TOMI's metric assessments and programs  meet best practice industry standards, helping to drive innovation and design that is underpinned by evidence-based research.


Claudia has a double Bachelor degree of Behavioural Science Psychology &  Business (Marketing) at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and has a keen interest in combining her passion and experience within communications, marketing and research with psychological principles, particularly within the fields of Business Management and Health.

Want to join the team?

We're always on the look out for driven, open minded individuals that would like to join us as one of our amazing coaches.

If you value mindset & wellbeing and would like to help others achieve their optimum performance and desired life the click the button below and get in touch with us!


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