About Sentier

My Back Story

Here’s a little about Sentier Consulting, and how I got to be working with people like you to figure out how to achieve a rewarding work life, explore your professional potential and realise your goals.

I was stuck in the grind, feeling like I was  waiting and hoping for a life and a way of working that didn’t leave me burnt out. I was constantly wishing I had more time to do the things that made me feel alive – exploring the world, adventuring in the wild and following ideas that piqued my curiosity.

Sport was always important to me, and discovering a love of running in the mountains helped me realise that what I really wanted was to explore my potential, across all aspects of my life. I love variety and the intellectual challenge of work, but I remember thinking ‘there has to be a way for work to let me be the real me – I don’t want to just follow the same path from here to retirement.’

Liz Mackevicius - Sentier Consulting
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I had to take chances

Underlying all this was a strong sense that I had more to give, and I knew there was more I wanted to achieve. But, I was frustrated because I didn’t know what or how I needed to change. 

Then, something happened that changed everything … it hit me that it was never going to happen if I just kind of … waited around for it…

The change came about because I was lucky enough to have people around me who asked me a hard questions. This helped me question my beliefs about what I was capable of, and figure out how to best work to my strengths. It took work, curiosity, a fair bit of courage, and a willingness to change my mind, but I found a different path.

I’d love to work with you to find your pathway

Throughout my career in the public service and consulting, I’d come across many clever, thoughtful and committed people who were asking similar questions. These people are doing such important work to make our world a better place, to support and lead the people around them. But things were stopping them from being as impactful as they wanted, from fulfilling their potential.

I realised that where I could have the most impact would be to help these people – people like you – figure out how to overcome the things which are standing in the way. Because it can be done.

These principles underpin my approach. I truly believe that having someone to help me work on me made all the difference to finding my path – working with people to realise their potential, and create sustaining and fulfilling work and ways of working.

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More about me

An accredited organisational coach, Liz has built a reputation of strong but supportive coaching. She values accountability, acknowledging this is what helps us translate aspirations into real breakthroughs. She has worked with a range of clients, building their confidence, resolve and satisfaction.

Liz is also a public policy expert with over 15 years’ experience in land use planning, government advisory, strategy and policy development. She has strong analytical, conceptual and project management experience and has advised all tiers of government and private sector clients.

My other passions are wilderness, conservation, high performance, team development, strategy and cultural change, learning, creativity, leadership personal development.


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The best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times—although such experiences can also be enjoyable, if we have worked hard to attain them. The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.