Testimonials

Dr Naresh Parajuli, GP, Author, President, Association of Bhutanese in Australia (ABA) Sydney.

“I have known Om for over 20 years now. Honestly, I have never come across a person who is so hard working, resilient, community focused and is always positive about everything.
Om is a champion for refugee issues and a very strong advocate of strength-based approach to refugee settlement and community development. He brings a unique combination of qualifications and cross sectoral work experience in his consulting practice and is well-regarded for his thought leadership on empowering communities and cross-sectoral collaboration. If you are looking for a community engagement expert, trainer or a mentor who can bring out the best in individuals and organisations, I have no hesitation in recommending Om and his services.”

Sarjoh Bah, Multicultural Services, Australian Government Department of Human Services; Chairman, Africa Sub Sahara Relief and Development, Board Member, Auburn Diversity Services.

“Working with Om in Empowering Emerging Communities, Om demonstrated high level understanding on how to ensure communities are allowed to take ownership from the start, which makes it powerful and rewarding for everyone involved in the process.”

Pampha Bhujel, President, Bhutanese Association in Albury, Registered Nurse, Finalist 2017 NSW Women of the Year Awards for the Community Hero Award

“A transformational leader who has dedicated his life to the service of humanity, you have been an exemplary and visionary mentor. I appreciate and treasure everything you have done and your continuing service to the community while keeping a smile on your face and bringing smile to those around you. Thank you very much for your mentoring and coaching and valuable guidance.”

Daniel McAvoy, Lecturer in Humanitarian Assistance, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University

“I wanted to thank you for an inspiring and informative presentation to our students last night. I am sure that it will be the highlight of the trimester for many of them.”

Elfa Moraitakis, CEO SydWest Multicultural Services

“Om combines passion for the community with strategic thinking and objectivity in all aspects of his work. In his position as the Chair of SydWest Multicultural Services I had the privilege to work closely with him. His personal story combined with his professional experience and strength based approach played a pivotal role in leading the organisation strategically into the future. He has been an inspiration for both his fellow Directors as well as all of the staff.”

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