Lorraine Sebastian is a commercially astute HR professional with extensive experience in strategic and operational HR roles. She is skilled at working with businesses to strategically align their HR function to drive business growth and profitability.
Lorraine has held senior HR roles for big-name Australian businesses including Primus Telecom, Lander & Rogers, Priceline and endota Spa. Her experience includes setting up HR functions and leading established teams that build business capability through strategic people initiatives. She is especially adept at helping business owners navigate their people through periods of change, disruption and growth.
With an empathetic approach, Lorraine knows that managing performance in the contemporary workplace can be challenging. Her focus is on empowering leaders with practical knowledge of workplace laws and instilling the confidence to lead with clarity, commitment, and open communication. Where businesses need support resolving issues, her calm professionalism makes her a trusted business partner to business owners and a conduit between employer and employee.
It is a testament to the strong working relationships she builds, and the high regard in which her expertise is held, that Lorraine can challenge conventional thinking and propose fresh solutions for businesses. Her recommendations are based on an understanding of the way people work, the skills they already have, and the aims of the business.
Ultimately, Lorraine strives to enable initiatives and processes through Empowered HR that make a positive difference to each business.
Lorraine holds qualifications in HR, Commercial Law and Management, and has over 20 years of experience in her field.
Empowering you, so you can empower your people.
When business owners feel empowered; their people are empowered. Staff performance improves, customer satisfaction increases, and businesses thrive.
Empowered HR is invested in helping you understand the people elements of your business: whether employing a new team member, defining your workplace policies, creating a productive team culture, or getting your employer obligations right.
We communicate openly, strive to establish trust, and help you think outside the box to achieve maximum impact for your business.
Whether you are a start-up or multi-national, are not yet ready for a full time HR resource or have an in-house team, we integrate seamlessly as an extension of your business to support your specific business needs.