About Us

Welcome to Alchemy 2.0 Business Consultants!

We know being in business can be rewarding, lonely, exhilarating and frustrating all at the same time – but you wouldn’t have it any other way!  We also know there is never enough time in the day to get everything done – at that includes searching for an advisor to help you fix a problem.  

To help, we have designed this site to offer you a range of practical solutions in:

  • Growth & Strategic Planning, and
  • People Performance

From getting you started with a strategic plan, establishing team alignment, or optimising your strategic execution capabilities, through to enhancing your internal leadership capabilities, building the right team, and growing your bottom line – we’ve got you covered. 

Our team is proud to offer a wealth of business and workplace performance knowledge and experience to you.  If you have a question or simply wanted to run a scenario by us, please feel free to give us a call at any time.  

We are here to be of service no matter what your journey or destination, and look forward to speaking to you soon.  

All the best…

 

Meet The Team

Di Jones

Di Jones (Founder)

Leadership Coach, Business Advisor, Workplace Performance Specialist

For more than 20 years Di has been helping businesses, executive teams, and operational groups across a broad range of industries and environments to improve their strategic performance, internal capability, and business outcomes.  With a background in industrial relations, human resources, business advisory, and leadership, Di has a passion for providing specialist workplace performance, strategic alignment, leadership coaching, and operational improvement services.

Di is driven by…

A desire to see everyone achieve their goals, empower those around them, and enjoy a quality of life that makes it worth living.

Di’s life philosophy…

‘Always Pay it Forward’.  If it wasn’t for others selflessly helping us, few would achieve what they have…

Di’s passions…

Continual learning & personal evolution, riding/racing motorcycles, health & fitness (mind, body & soul), macro-economics, and geo-politics.

Di’s Favourite Quote…

‘There’s no point looking backwards – you’re not going that way’. 

Qualifications…

Certified Business Advisor, Bachelor of Management (HRM),Member of the Institute of Professional Advisors, and Certified Mindfulness Practitioner,

 

Matt

Matt Lowcock

Business Advisor, Accredited Auditor, Lead Investigator, Process Safety Specialist

With over 25 years’ experience in high-risk and process environments, plus extensive time leading consultancy businesses, Matt supports the Alchemy 2.0 team with his commercial acumen, business development, WH&S, risk management, compliance, and investigations expertise.  With an improvement focus, coupled to a thorough understanding of legislation and implementation requirements, he brings a practical approach to business improvement, behavioural safety, investigations, audits, and the establishment of ISO accredited frameworks.

Matt is driven by…

The desire to ‘be his own bank’ (i.e. never have to rely on something or someone else in life) 

Matt’s life philosophy…

Always take the time to explain something to anyone who cares to learn.

Matt’s passions…

Travel, motorcycles, investing, lapidary (silver-smith, gem cutting), free thinking.

Matt’s Favourite Quote…

‘It’s the Darwin rule’. 

Qualifications…

Post-Graduate Diploma OH&S, Lead Auditor, Trainer & Assessor, Lead Incident Investigator (ICAM), Process Plant Tech

 

Leanne Middleton

Human Resources Consultant

Leanne has over 15 years’ experience providing strategic and operational HR solutions across a wide range of areas including workforce planning, change management, learning and development, recruitment and onboarding, employee value propositions and reward programs, performance, and workplace investigations.  With a strong customer focus and an empathic approach, she enjoys building positive relationships with clients to achieve the desired results.

Leanne is driven by…

Finding the right balance – and helping others to find it too!  

Leanne’s life philosophy…

Pick your battles!  Fight for what is important to you, and let the rest go to the keeper – life is too short!

Leanne’s passions…

Music, health and fitness, and coffee!

Leanne’s Favourite Quote…

‘It’s the Vibe’ (from the movie The Castle)

Qualifications…

Bachelor of Business (HR & ER) – Griffith University

 

Sophie

Virtual Assistant

Sophie brings 12+ years’ experience supporting C-Suite Teams across the corporate sector, as well as experience helping many small businesses enhance their digital presence. She is deeply passionate about stress management and learning how we can thrive in such a busy world, with time being our most valuable asset.

Sophie is driven by…

Real action steps! Using our time towards our goals in pursuit of that feeling we get when we finish something important.

Sophie’s life philosophy…

If you get the admin done right, you can achieve anything!

Sophie’s passions…

Yoga, cooking, and teaching my little boy about the world.

Sophie’s Favourite Quote…

“The difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they use their time.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

Qualifications…

BA (Psychology & Sociology), Accredited Health Coach

 

What’s in a Name? (Alchemy 2.0)
For those who have read Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Alchemist’ the concept of each of us living the singular pursuit of our dreams would be familiar.  Most of us want to live a good life, leave a positive mark on the world, and achieve our highest potential.
 
If only it was that easy!  In reality we all face problems, confusion and a whole range of other complexities, be it within our day-to-day life, or business endeavours.  24 hrs can feel like only minutes when you are putting out fires, struggling to keep your head above water, or uncertain of where to invest your time, effort or hard earned funds.
 
While self-help (plain old Alchemy) is a great start, Alchemy 2.0 was created to offer an ‘improved’ way of achieving your personal and business goals.
 
By helping you to develop a higher level understanding of what is holding you or your business back, leveraging proven practices, plus supporting you to establish the tools, systems, team, or resources needed to move forward – you will no longer need us, and that makes us happy!   (Seriously…)
 
We don’t simply ‘Fix‘ problems.  We help business owners, leaders, and individuals find their own Alchemy to achieve their goals, creating real and sustainable change.