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About Macquarie Institute

Macquarie Institute is a learning, training, coaching and enabling organisation dedicated to raising the quality of life through teaching and disseminating innovative approaches, skills and methodologies to help people in their daily lives.

The organisation has come from the work of many individuals -- visionaries in their fields who have in the past and up to today believed that a learning organisation should be able to make a difference and focus on what is most vital to people.

Founded in 1989 and incorporated in 1996 Macquarie is today one of the leaders in the study and provision of innovation and innovative approaches in the region.


About HeartMath® in Australia New Zealand and the Pacific

As a licensee of HeartMath in Australia, the Macquarie Institute was chosen to launch the HeartMath System in the year 2000 to audiences around Australia numbering in the thousands. Since then we have been nurturing and assisting this valuable set of insights, techniques and technologies collectively known as the HeartMath system to be made accessible to individuals, professionals and organizations across the Asia Pacific region. In the first year and the years following we trained and accredited thousands of people and bringing HeartMath into organizations, schools, hospitals and associations of many types.

HeartMath has collectively reached and touched the hearts and minds of thousands of people around the world in the first decade of the 21st century. More than ever today HeartMath and the emWave® technology have an important role to play to help balance, enrich and empower the experience of people and their lives. The vision of the HeartMath founders of balanced heart-centric people and leaders living heart-based lives resonates with so many people today and is still at the core of Macquarie's mission also. Today we communicate with and support a network of coaches, trainers and representatives across the region who help represent Macquarie's and HeartMath's mission to educate about the HeartMath Experience, the HeartMath Techniques supporting balanced heart-based living that is realizable for everyone.


Macquarie Institute is the Licensee company for Australia and New Zealand of the HeartMath LLC organisation headquartered in North America.

The company in Australia and New Zealand is independently owned and is a member of the international group of HeartMath Licensees. The HeartMath global network includes licensee companies in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Netherlands, France, China, Australia/NZ and the global headquarters in USA.

Since 2001, the Macquarie Institute organisation have provided a wide range of HeartMath programs and services to organisations and individuals across the region including to families, the private sector, government, education and health sectors. We have proven the benefits, efficacy and popularity of the HeartMath system and products to people and organisations in this region, and have gained a significant number of clients.


Becoming known in Australasia:

Clients range from multinational organisations to small business owners, from CEO to frontline, from executive to blue collar worker, parents, students, teachers, Doctors, therapists of all disciplines.

Our clients include: Australian Taxation Office, Railcorp State Rail NSW, ANSTO, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Sensis, Telstra, Price Waterhouse, RedBull, Numerous Hospitals and Schools. We have provided advanced HeartMath seminars to more than 2000 individuals in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

More than 60 counsellors, teachers, psychologists, health-professionals have attended our advanced level courses. We draw professionals for our accreditation courses from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.

Articles Published in Australasia: Human Resources Leader, Sydney Morning Herald, Weekend Australian, Nature & Health, Living Now, The Safety Magazine, Corporate Wellness.

Conferences and Key Notes: The Safety Show, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP), HDI CCI ( Help Desk Institute, Call Centre Institute), ISNR ( International Society for Neuronal Regulation).


Macquarie Institute (Licensee, Australia New Zealand)

Peter Storey- MSc Director

To contact our Sydney, Australia office:

Telephone: (02) 9412 2500 
Email: info@macquarieinstitute.com

Postal Address:
Macquarie Institute
PO Box 1197
Chatswood 2057
NSW, Australia


Maybe you've heard of HeartMath USA

HeartMath's compelling approach has been published in journals such as the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Innovative Management, The American Journal of Cardiology, Stress Medicine, and Journal of Advancement in Medicine.

HeartMath's successes have been featured in media stories on CNN, ABC World News Tonight, NBC's Today Show, Good Morning America, the Lifetime Network, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. HeartMath's key corporate clients include Shell, Hewlett-Packard, Liz Claiborne, Cisco Systems, BP, Boeing, Sony, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), Unilever, many hospitals, as well as federal and state agencies, and all branches of the U.S. military.

About the HeartMath Group USA

HeartMath USA is the originator of the HeartMath technologies and methodologies. Founded in 1991 as a non-profit research organisation (HeartMath Research Centre, Institute of HeartMath, www.heartmath.org), the HeartMath organisations have earned global recognition for their unique research-based techniques and proprietary technology to transform the stress of change and uncertainty, and bring coherence and renewed energy to the workplace, the healthcare centre and the home.

The Institute of HeartMath USA is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) research and education organisation. Their primary mission is to facilitate people in finding the balance between mind and heart in life's decisions. Through many years of research, IHM has developed what is now known as the HeartMath System: a set of practical techniques and technologies to help people transmute stress and negative emotions in the moment they occur during the day, and to improve performance and enrich the quality of life.

Today, the Institute of HeartMath are working with schools and the education sector developing resource material for educators, and students in primary, secondary and tertiary schools, colleges & institutions. They have received additional funding ( more than Aud$2M) from the US government to take their programs to a wide group of school counties looking at ways to improve student learning outcomes, as well as teacher and student retention.

By 1997 IHM's corporate solutions had gained increasing success and impact and they founded HeartMath LLC, a for profit training and consulting organisation. HeartMath LLC's easy-to-use solutions dramatically--and quantifiably--boost performance and health for both the individual and the organisation. HeartMath programs have now been used by more than 100,000 executives, managers, staff, physicians, nurses, educators, health professionals, athletes, as well as individuals dedicated to improving their performance, health and well-being.

Today HeartMath LLC today provides a range of unique services, products and technology to boost performance, productivity, health and well-being while dramatically reducing stress.

Additional Background Information From HeartMath LLC

More than a decade of research, published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, confirms a single, fundamental premise: Unleashing the full power of an organisation starts with empowering the individual. When we're internally self-managed - feeling balanced, in control, and powerful--we make our greatest contribution. We act, not react. We think creatively. We communicate clearly. We manage well under pressure. We make good decisions. Our most inspiring leadership qualities emerge. When dozens, hundreds, thousands, of employees work to that zone of peak performance, so does the organisation.

HeartMath clinical studies have dramatically demonstrated the critical link between emotion, heart function and cognitive performance. HeartMath case studies have proven significant business outcomes with measurable improvements in leadership performance, sales effectiveness, customer service, staff retention, cost reductions, health, and overall performance.

Additionally, HeartMath has been internationally recognized for providing leading-edge products and programs for people interested in personal development and improved emotional, mental and physical health. Through our programs and products delivered by our staff and through our network of alliance partners and licensees, we are having a global impact on society, helping the world move from chaos to coherence.

HeartMath LLC North America: Leaders & Business Visionaries

Below is a brief outline of key people behind the founding and operating today of the originating HeartMath research and consulting organisation (in 1991) situated south of Silicon Valley, California.

Doc Childre, Founder, Chairman, HeartMath LLC
Doc Childre is the founder of HeartMath and a global authority on optimising human performance and personal effectiveness.

In 1991 Childre founded the non-profit Institute of HeartMath (IHM) to research the effects of mental and emotional stress on the heart, brain and nervous system. He assembled a talented team of scientists, educators and business people who, with passion and commitment, dedicated themselves to practicing and refining new skills to improve health, learning, performance and well-being. IHM's clinical research, published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as case studies with Fortune 500 companies, governmental and police organisations, hospitals, clinics and schools using the HeartMath(r) techniques and tools, resulted in the highly acclaimed HeartMath System.

HeartMath is now three organisations with highly complementary missions: The Institute of HeartMath (IHM) is a nonprofit research and education organisation which conducts leading-edge research and supports educational initiatives to enhance academic and emotional learning. HeartMath, LLC (founded in 1997) is a for profit training and consulting organisation that provides a range of powerful programs, products and services for business, government, health care and individuals on a global scale. Quantum Intech, Inc. develops interactive technologies to world class strategic partners in diverse markets for developing products and services "powered by HeartMath."

Childre chairs the scientific advisory board of the Institute of HeartMath, is Chairman of HeartMath LLC and Chairman and CEO of Quantum Intech. He has his own executive consulting firm called Top Down Consulting and is a consultant to business leaders, scientists, educators and the entertainment industry. He is the author of seven books, and the creator of the award-winning emWave(r) technology. Doc Childre's work with HeartMath has been featured in USA Today, NBC's Today Show, ABC Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, Harvard Business Review, Business 2.0, Prevention magazine, Psychology Today, Golf magazine, Cosmopolitan, Self, Men's Fitness, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications and media outlets around the world.

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., President and co-CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. & CEO HeartMath, LLC
Deborah has thirty years of experience as a business executive, serial entrepreneur, psychologist, author and educator. Since 1990, she was founding executive director of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath, executive vice president of HeartMath LLC, then founding director and President and co-CEO with Doc Childre of Quantum Intech (parent company of HeartMath LLC). Prior to her work at HeartMath she was EVP of Biogenics, Inc., a biotech firm, from 1981 to 1987 and managed 90 employees through the company's rapid growth, going from $3 million in sales to $17 million in nine months. She is also a co-author with Doc Childre of HeartMath's Transforming Series: Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Anger and Transforming Depression, and a key spokesperson on HeartMath, heart intelligence, stress in these changing times and heart-based living.

Dr. Rozman is a key spokesperson for the HeartMath system, giving media interviews and keynote addresses on heart intelligence and intui-technologies for executives, scientists and health professionals throughout the world. Howard Martin, Executive VP, Strategic Development, HeartMath LLC Howard Martin brings more than 35 years of experience in business and personal development to the position of Executive Vice President, Strategic Development. Howard's responsibilities include global alliances, marketing and program and product development. Howard has been instrumental in assisting Doc Childre in the development and teaching of HeartMath's programs since its inception. He speaks internationally on the HeartMath approach to advancing human performance that is based on compelling scientific research--linking heart function with health, emotional well-being and intelligence.

Howard Martin, Executive VP, Strategic Development HM LLC
Howard is co-author with Doc Childre of The HeartMath Solution, published in 2000 by Harper San Francisco. He also developed Nightingale-Conant's tape series, The HeartMath Method.

Howard is a dynamic speaker, and has delivered workshops and keynote addresses over the last two decades to audiences ranging from corporations, to the armed forces, to educators, families, and human service providers. As a key spokesperson for HeartMath, he has conducted hundreds of media interviews. His appearances include CNN Headline News, U.P.I. Radio network, WNBC-TV-New York, WGN-TV-Chicago, Discovery Channel-Beyond 2000, CBN/Canada, New Women, Muscle and Fitness, San Francisco Chronicle, Billboard, and the Boston Globe.

Chris Jacob, VP, Finance/COO HeartMath LLC
Chris Jacob is a businesswoman, teacher, and speaker. As Vice President of Finance and Chief Operating Officer of HeartMath LLC, she is an active participant in the development of strategic plans, managing operational processes, and overseeing human resources and staff development. Her duties include financial reporting, government compliance, risk management, database management, and financing.

Ms. Jacob graduated with honors in Mathematics and French at Louisiana State University. She has eleven years of institutional teaching experience, including Louisiana State University and Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi.

In 1980 she moved to California, where she became a partner in Planetary Publications, currently the publishing division of HMLLC. She began extensive training in accounting, computer programming, and data processing management and has served as Chief Financial Officer for Planetary Publications since 1987. In 1991, when Doc Childre founded the Institute of HeartMath, Chris served as its controller. She continued in this role until 1997 when HeartMath LLC was established as a separate entity and she became its CFO.

Chris has also delivered HeartMath programs throughout the United States and Canada on conflict resolution, empowerment and stress management for businesses and schools.

Catherine Calarco, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, HeartMath LLC
Catherine has over 18 years of experience in general management, sales and marketing, science and software product development, change management and innovation for companies in the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Robert Massy, Ph.D., Director of Hospital Systems, HeartMath LLC

Kim Allen - Director Training, HeartMath LLC

Tricia Hoffman - Director International Licensing, HeartMath LLC

Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., Research Director, Institute of HeartMath (IHM)

HeartMath is a registered trademark of the Institute of HeartMath. emWave is a registered trademark of Quantum Intech, Inc.