what our clients are saying


Merilyn and all the team at Catalina Consultants have provided us with outstanding support over the last 4 years and we really appreciate their consistent, knowledgeable and friendly approach. The advice and support that they provide is a great replacement for an in house HR team and they always go the extra mile to assist us in the many different elements of the HR function.

Claire Wimshurst

COO, Action Aid Australia

I have worked with Merilyn both as a colleague and an outsourced resource. Merilyn and her team are highly trained with an impeccable work ethic. In the current climate of cost containment, Catalina Consultants can provide a very cost effective and professional alternative to an in-house HR resource. In my view this arrangement provides an independent approach to HR solutions that cannot be achieved by an employee who may be conflicted by internal reporting structures.

Bruce Hatchman

Chairman, JCurve Solutions Ltd

Merilyn and her team at Catalina Consultants are passionate, experienced and knowledgeable. Their advice on all kinds of HR business issues is clear, sensible and practical. We have worked alongside them for several years and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Emma Sorenson

Director, Antelope Media

We’ve had a fantastic experience with Catalina Consultants. As a medium-sized business, it’s given us the perfect alternative to hiring an internal, full-time HR consultant. Both Merilyn and her team have helped us develop and streamline our HR processes, whilst always making themselves available for ad hoc advice. I can’t recommend Catalina highly enough for a holistic approach to HR that encompasses performance management as well as staff development.

Anya Stoliar

Creative Manager, Hello Molly

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Catalina Consultants. Merilyn and her team are very knowledgable, supportive and patient. The team has taken the time to understand our business, our culture, and our values and as a result the HR advice we receive is both pertinent and pragmatic.

Stephen Canning

CEO, JCurve Solutions

We have used Catalina Consultants for the last five years and they provide us with a one-stop shop for all our HR needs. They are a professional team and deliver quality results to our business.

Sebastian Moore

CEO, Plaut IT

Our partnership with Catalina Consultants has proven to be invaluable on many occasions. With matters that have been urgent requiring immediate advice and assistance, or with planned projects that we have engaged them to complete, they have been nothing but obliging, supportive and attentive to the importance of the matter. With the capability and genuine desire to understand our business we have found the solutions that they provide to be well thought out, unique and tailored to our needs – there hasn’t been a cookie cutter approach at all that you find from so many other HR Consultancies. We have referred our valued clients on to Catalina Consultants and the feedback has been nothing short of exceptional which has only strengthened our brand in return.

Martin Dineen

Managing Director, MJD Executive & MJD HR

Catalina Consultants is one of our most important and long term partnerships. We value the personal and professional connection we have with Merilyn and her team. As a small business we highly value the on-call access to senior advice and their professional guidance in planning and implementing broader strategic HR initiatives to support the growth of our business.

Paul Cheal

Managing Director | Partner, Honner

For over 4 years Catalina has been instrumental in our business growth. It’s comforting to know that we have access to an industry leading HR team that is intimately involved at all levels of our operation. From planning to tactical goal setting we consider Catalina strategically important to our future Success.

Daniel Perry

COO, Klugo

I am so thankful for Catalina! We chose to outsource our HR due to the complexities the field now entails, and the inability of matching our in-house skillset to all the requirements that constantly arise in a 21st century business. Within one month of Catalina being on board we had to tap into a specific skillset of crisis counselling when a staff member had a serious anxiety attack. Following that we needed research skills to assist in market analysis, in-house training for staff development and nurturing, as well as the usual day to day HR assistance. The benefit of Catalina’s knowledge comes from their involvement across a variety of professions, this gives a unique knowledge base we are able to tap into constantly.

Kathlyn Loseby

COO, Crone

The talented team at Catalina Consultants setup our human resources systems that we were then able to run internally and expand upon, allowing us to focus on what we do best. This was something we really needed as a growing business and was a much better financial option than hiring a HR manager. In addition, I believe the recruitment system is broken, and as a SME business owner I am sick of paying 12% of a staff member’s wages for 10 hours work. Catalina Consultant’s recruitment services charged at an hourly rate make sense and has delivered stunning results when hiring the 2IC for our agency.

Max Doyle

Managing Director, Hello Social

As a foundation client of Catalina Consultants, ESV has enjoyed a close working relationship with Merilyn and the team.  Merilyn is extremely adept at using her vast knowledge and experience to provide tailored HR solutions and advice in a range of areas, whether that be coaching or training future leaders, hands on assistance with recruitment, outsourcing gaps in the HR function, and as a sounding board to the executive team.  We would highly recommend Merilyn and her team at Catalina Consultants.

Chris Kirkwood

Partner, ESV

Catalina Consultants have been providing Headland with HR support for the past 12 months. Since working together with the team, we have been able to access highly professional HR advice and streamline our recruitment processes so that our managers have more time to focus on the business. We’re happy to recommend their services to any business looking for a cost-effective solution to HR management.

Annaliese Kloe

CEO, Headland

Merilyn and the friendly team at Catalina Consultants have assisted JCurve Solutions with our turnaround strategy, initially undertaking a HR audit before providing ongoing HR consulting advice and regular HR training. The advice and training provided to our team at JCurve Solutions is always first class and our dedicated adviser, Megan acts as an integral part of the team and someone I trust to always provide timely, accurate and professional HR advice.

James Aulsebrook

CFO, JCurve Solutions

We’ve been working with Catalina Consultants for over 5 years and have nothing but the best to say about them – from HR systems and processes through to career development plans and training, they have been transformational in taking our firm from strength to strength in a number of areas. Merilyn, Steph and the team treat our firm as their own and are continually looking for ways to add value and are by far one of our most responsive service providers. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking for high-quality outsourced HR.

Sameer Kassam

Director, Charternet