Christal Paul

Business Manager

She’s been an international class ballerina, a respected corporate analyst, a dress designer and, more importantly, a devoted and loving mother. And she brings all that grace, smarts, style and patience to organising Minds at Work.

Christal is everyone’s first call. Her job is to know what’s going on and why. She knows what’s supposed to be happening and what has to happen before it can. She knows what our clients are trying to achieve and how the Minds can help. She knows what we’re thinking before we’ve thought it. Don’t be surprised if she knows what you’re thinking too.

Lisa Smith


Lisa is a professional thinker dedicated to helping people unlock their innate creativity and to empower them to think differently – for themselves. She is passionate about building innovative cultures and about harnessing and engaging talent to create thinking communities.

Lisa holds an MBA, specialising in organisational change and innovation, which forms the nucleus of her work. She relishes opportunities to share the Minds at Work thinking strategies with government bodies, socially responsible corporate, educators, community groups and farmers, helping them to turn their big ideas into realities.

Jason Clarke


Celebrated author, adventurer, gold medal Olympian and popular TV chef; Jason is none of these things. He is, however, one of the most sought-after creative minds in the country.

As founder of Minds at Work, he’s helped people ‘think again’ since the end of the last century, working with clients across Australia in virtually every industry and government sector on issues ranging from creativity and trouble shooting to culture change and leadership.