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Be Change is an organisation determined in ensuring that those suffering from addiction receive the best possible support.

Be Change provides training and workshops to individuals and organisations in:

  • Motivational Interviewing.

  • Addiction Treatment.

  • Be Change also believes in prevention and provides positive mental health and wellbeing workshops to Primary and Secondary Schools.

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving landscape of healthcare and human services, effective communication is paramount. It's the foundation for building trust, promoting engagement, and achieving positive outcomes. By investing in Motivational Interviewing training, you can elevate your organisation's service delivery and unlock the full potential of your staff.

Here's what sets our workshops apart:

Expert Guidance: As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers with over 13 years of experience in the healthcare and human services sector, Mikel deeply understands the unique challenges your staff face. Through real-life examples and case studies, I will provide them with practical insights and strategies to enhance their communication skills in a patient-centered manner.

Customised Approach: One size does not fit all. Mikel will tailor the content of the workshops to address the specific needs and contexts of your organization. Whether you work in hospitals, clinics, social services agencies, or any other healthcare or human services setting, the training will focus on relevant scenarios and industry-specific challenges.

Interactive Learning: Engaging your staff in the learning process is crucial for long-term retention. Mikel's workshops are highly interactive, ensuring active participation and hands-on practice. Through role-playing exercises, group discussions, and experiential activities, your team will acquire the skills necessary to navigate difficult conversations and motivate clients towards positive change.

Sustainable Impact: The goal is to create lasting behavioral change within your team. Mikel will guide your staff to adopt Motivational Interviewing as a core communication approach, embedding it into their daily interactions. This shift in mindset and skillset will result in improved client engagement, increased satisfaction, and better health outcomes.

Let's discuss how our Motivational Interviewing workshops can benefit your organisation. Please reach out to Mikel directly to explore your specific requirements, discuss pricing, and schedule a training session that aligns with your team's availability.

Investing in your staff's communication skills is an investment in the quality of care and services you provide. Together, let's empower your team to make a lasting difference in the lives of those you serve.

We look forward to partnering with you on this transformative journey.




Founder and Principal

Mikel Gellatly is the Owner Operator of Be Change – Behaviour Change Consultancy. In his ‘day-job’ he is also the Clinical Services Manager for Lives Lived Well’s Central Queensland Clinical Services. Mikel is a qualified Social Worker and has a background in Psychotherapy. Mikel is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), delivering MI training across a variety of social and health support domains in both Australia and Singapore. Having worked in clinical and leadership roles within Alcohol and Other Drug sector for the past 13 years, Mikel’s career has largely focussed on program development, workforce capability, and the implementation of evidence-based practice within these settings, ensuring those accessing services are receiving the most effective support possible.


Mikel has an in-depth knowledge of the complexities and challenges involved in treating individuals with substance use disorders, as well as the various theories and models that can be employed to support their recovery. In addition to his professional experience, Mikel also brings a personal perspective to his training, workshops, coaching, and consultancy, having gone through his own journey of addiction and recovery. This lived experience has provided Mikel with a unique insight into the emotional and psychological aspects of addiction, and how to best support clients through the recovery process. Those receiving our services can therefore be assured that they are learning from someone with both a substantial theoretical underpinning and practical experience in the field.

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