Our recruitment team, workforce specialists and leadership coaches

Our People

The Team Behind Our Success

Director & Founder

Director & Founder

Laura Sutherland

Laura is a Workforce specialist, Leadership and Career Coach. Her core professional purpose is to support individuals to fulfill their career potential, and support employers to develop the potential within their people.

Laura originally trained in Psychology with a BA (Hons) and started her career in Mental Health and Aged Care. She moved into the world of Recruitment in 2005 and chose to specialise in these sectors which she has a deep understanding of and connection to.

After working for large corporate recruitment companies in the UK and Australia, Laura identified the need for a more bespoke service to meet the unique demands of Aged Care & Community Services, and so she started 3D Recruit in 2012.  Six years later Laura evolved the business to extend ‘Above & Beyond’ traditional recruitment to offer end to end workforce solutions in addition recruitment, including employee engagement, performance improvement, leadership development, coaching, and culture transformation.

Laura is considered the go-to trusted advisor on workforce challenges in our industry. Her honest approach is valued and she invests absolute care and attention to her clients. Laura has a strategic focus on the future and is the Chair of the WA Ambassador Council for LASA’s NEXT GEN. She is committed to developing the capability and capacity within an organisation’s most valuable asset – their people, so that our whole industry can flourish into the future, for the benefit of us all.

3D Recruit Staff

Talent Manager

Kamala Gracie

Kamala completed her Bachelor of Arts and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology due to her desire to support people to achieve their potential. She found her calling in recruitment in 2009, specifically focusing on healthcare professionals in Australia and New Zealand. After exploring her love for travelling and new experiences Kamala moved back to Perth where she joined 3D Recruit in September 2015. In 2017, Kamala relocated to Sydney, helping 3D Recruit to expand our footprint nationally.

Kamala values and invests in her candidates and their future. She takes the time to get to know them and uses a personal touch which allows her to put people at ease and build genuine trusting relationships. Kamala’s works with organisations to find their next talented employee, and draws on her industry insight to provide solutions and ensures candidates and organisations values align.

Kamala has been described by her network as friendly, practical, compassionate, open minded and with high integrity. She gains a great deal of satisfaction aligning candidates with a fulfilling career, not just a job, and finding employers the talent to enable them to thrive for years to come.

Operations & Systems Manager

Jodin Meyer

Jodin was attracted to join The Above & Beyond Group encompassing 3D Recruit as she was keen to work for a company that has a positive impact on people and the world. One of her core beliefs is to continually grow, develop and learn, and this is exactly what our company’s purpose and mission is.

With over 10 years of experience in administration, office management and supporting senior executives and teams, Jodin thrives on improving and implementing systems and processes that help streamline workflow and improve efficiency and outcomes.

Jodin has a personal connection to the Aged Care industry and understands how the right staff can make a real life changing difference consumers and their families.

Jodin especially loves being involved in every aspect of the business, from operations to events, from marketing to assisting in recruitment. Whilst her work is behind the scenes, she is a central support to everyone in our business and knows that it makes a positive difference to the day to day experiences for our customers.

Recruitment Administrator

Sarah Hannigan

Sarah joined 3D Recruit in 2019 as Recruitment Administrator. Fascinated by social behaviour, social interaction and culture, Sarah completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Sociology. After 6 years working in Television Production Sarah moved into a Recruitment Consultant position within the Media industry followed by 9 years as a Field and Coding Supervisor in Market Research.

Sarah strongly believes in forming meaningful and long lasting connections with people and is highly skilled at engaging with individuals at all levels. She takes care and pride in every administrative task undertaken, working collaboratively in an agile and flexible manner. Sarah is passionate about assisting candidates in finding their dream role and loves nothing more than hearing of 3D Recruit’s success stories; finding that “perfect fit” for both candidate and client where shared vision and values have successfully come together. 

Above & Beyond Group Staff

Workforce Specialist & Leadership Coach

Jayne Griffiths

Jayne is our lead coach. With over 20 years’ experience in senior HR roles in both the public sector and small business, Jayne understands the importance of creating a workplace where people are engaged, focussed and motivated to perform.

Imagine a family choosing an aged care facility for their loved one. Sure, the facilities have to be good. But the real reason that they will choose one facility over another is the atmosphere or vibe of the place. The decor, amenities and furnishings all help, but ultimately it’s the people who work there who make a difference.

Do they smile and welcome you back like an old friend? Do they take an interest in your loved one and their interests and desires? Do they look out for each other and make sure residents aren’t looking lost?

As customers we know what an engaged workforce looks like.

Jayne’s job is to see your organisation through a customer and employee’s eyes.

And help you create a fantastic workplace where all employees reach their potential.

Performance & Transformative Leadership Coach

Arlene Quinn

Arlene Quinn has studied people to people communication over the last 30 years, obtaining a Master of Commerce, and other tertiary qualifications in adult learning, human resource development, and coaching.

She provides individual, and group coaching for executives, managers and teams using her skills in performance and transformative leadership coaching.

Arlene works with clients seeking career advancement, function development, or re-engineering work processes for service excellence.

She is regularly sought out for strategic and business facilitation.

Arlene conducts interactive training programs on leadership resilience, and communication using her knowledge of the brain and thinking patterns. Arlene uses many tools for diagnostic development of leaders and teams.

Leadership & Mindset Coach

Arlene Hunt

Arlene Hunt is a leadership and mindset coach. Her 30 years’ work experience spans law, adult education and management of teams and individuals in various business and organisational settings.

Arlene’s curiosity into human behaviour and what makes people tick led her to study psychology and mental health. She has shared her knowledge with many sectors including education, mining, not for profit and private organisations.

An unapologetic optimist Arlene believes every workplace can be a source of potential, motivation and satisfaction for every employee. She understands that truly effective communication skills and harmonious relationships at work is what makes getting out of bed in the morning worthwhile.

Through her workshops and coaching Arlene enables individuals to reach their full potential and be part of a thriving team.

Arlene’s hot topics are:

  • Let’s Talk – how to have those difficult conversations at work
  • Boundaries to keep us safe – where does personal stop and professional start?
  • Creating a Healthy Team – why feelings in teams matter
  • Beliefs, Habits & Comfort Zones – what’s going on in the brain that makes it tricky to deal with change

Leadership & Performance Coach & HR Consultant

Karen Dorrington

Karen Dorrington is a Leadership, Performance & Executive Coach, and your all-rounder HR Professional.

She provides coaching for individuals, leaders & executives looking to level up and unleash their full potential.

She has a knack of balancing strategy and execution with ease. She knows deeply the nuances with working with complex organisations and brings to the table a level of understanding from baseline operations through to senior executive level.

Karen can help plan and facilitate your executive strategy and team sessions, work with you to develop pragmatic plans or project manage the execution of a wide range of people related initiatives.

These include:

  • Leadership optimisation
  • CILCA 360 Debrief | LSI 1&2 Debriefs
  • Team offsites | team coaching | group coaching
  • Culture optimisation programs
  • Change & enterprise wide communications
  • Talent, Performance
  • Process Improvement
  • Resilience, self-care, and self-mastery workshops
  • HR Information Systems
  • Tenders writing & HR Management Plans
  • Mergers & Transitions
  • Leave backfilling – Generalist HR engagements

If you want something different to what is shown here and would like to discuss your organisations needs, you can contact Karen on 0499 600 937.

Qualifications include: Human Resources Post Graduate Certificate (Top 5%) Organisational & Executive Coaching Qualified | Member of International Coach Federation | CILCA 360 & LSI1 & 2 Qualified | Currently studying Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Counselling.