About Inspiring People

Central to the goodness of WithNature’s offerings are the collaborators who co-create them. Check out some of these inspiring people below.

Madeleine Lyons – Founding Director

Madalaine_Lyons_2015-01-2-compressorMadeleine works with people and organisations to awaken their best through deepening connection with nature.

For 15 years she’s worked as a sustainability professional, most recently at Origin Energy, Australia’s leading S&P/ASX20 energy company, where she held multiple senior management positions including overseeing its multi-million dollar green energy portfolio and pioneering C-suite engagement between the corporate sector, government and civil society.

Prior to Origin, Madeleine was a recognised pioneer in sustainability venturing, co-founding the innovative carbon management company, Climate Friendly, which involved taking the company on an incredible journey beginning as a laptop start-up through to its sale to Macquarie Bank.

She’s a passionate life-long learner and has collected qualifications and certifications in environmental engineering, philosophy, business, and counselling & applied psychotherapy. Most recently she completed a Masters in Systemic Leadership & Organisational Analysis with the Grubb School (London) and Alanus University (Bonne).

Sandi Middleton – Director

Sandi believes passionately in human potential and works with individuals, organisations and communities to create a better future. She contributes to WithNature in the role of Director on a pro bono basis. As Manager of Enova Community, the not-for-profit arm of Enova Energy, Sandi is helping to make renewable energy accessible to all. 

With expertise in leadership development, strategic foresight, program design and delivery, personal coaching and organisational capacity building, she is a dynamic and skilled operator.

Sandi threads her rich knowledge of leadership, mindfulness, nature reconnection and sustainability through all that she does.

Stephanie Lukins – Director

Stephanie is passionate about the relationship between humans and nature and contributes to WithNature in the role of Director on a pro bono basis. As an Economist at Oxford Economics, she brings a financial systems lens to With Nature specialising in renewable energy policy, environmental economics and social welfare theory.


Ingrid Messner – Co-facilitator


Ingrid is supporting organisations and leaders to become future-fit. She empowers them to achieve outstanding sustainable business results within the limits of changing economic systems, shrinking planetary resources and growing social needs. In her work, she brings nature to the boardroom and leads people from chaos to calm to creativity. Her more than 25 years of business experience in various industries and countries support her in stimulating a whole system view for her clients. Ingrid loves traveling and has been to more than 50 countries so far. These journeys always bring new perspectives for innovative work and better understanding of different cultures.

We create the path by walking it, together. If you resonate with what WithNature stands for and feel we might have work to do together, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.


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