The LINK Team

David Cohen - PrincipalDavid 2016

David has close to thirty years’ experience in people development, in the corporate, community and education sectors. For more than ten years David has specialised in capability development in the APS, with particular emphasis on capability frameworks, performance management, and leadership and teams. He has extensive experience and finely honed skills in facilitation, training and coaching and he is a popular and sought after presenter.  David is an accredited facilitator of Whole Brain ThinkingTM.

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"David is well trained, educated, and experienced. Displaying grace and ability. He leads a balanced life - physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and relationally. This makes him a great Life Coach because it's not just theory he shares, he also displays it in his personal life congruent with his convictions.” Joanne         

Dr Katie Cohen - DirectorKatie

Katie heads up LINK Learning’s academic arm, with particular research in emotional intelligence, work-life balance, managing priorities, stress and resilience, ethics and values in the workplace, and improving workplace communication.

Katie’s primary scientific interest is Zoology; however, in recent times she has broadened her research to include a number of relevant Behavioural Science issues relating to the corporate sector and the Australian Public Service. 


"Katie is a deeply caring professional, who has a very special gift of being able to take her clients on a stringent development journey, whilst we enjoy her warmth and friendship. I have learned so much from Katie: she is extremely intelligent, yet amazingly humble. I trust and rely on her judgment in many areas of my work. In fact, my business would not be where it is today if it hadn't been for Katie's input.”  Alison

Dr Francesco Sofo - AssociateFrancesco 2015

Dr Sofo has been a LINK associate since 2005.

Dr Sofo’s passion is to assist in the learning and development of individuals, groups and organisations. He has been a visiting professor at universities in UK, USA, Switzerland, China, Italy, Spain, and Slovenia. His expertise includes adult learning, leadership and human development, publishing several books in these fields and co-authoring over fifty articles in refereed journals. His consultancy interests are broad and focused on strategic improvement.

Dr Sofo delivers training on Strategic Innovative Thinking and consults in the areas of Program Evaluation and High Performing Teams.


"Francesco is an inspiring educator. His ability to engage workshop participants and synthesise a wide range of insights and inputs, is second to none!" Helen