Anne Koopmann-Schmidt

Founder, Leadership Development Consultant (Trainer, Coach, Facilitator)
Anne Koopmann - Lead Like YOU!
Anne Koopmann - Lead Like YOU!
Innovative Leadership Instructor
University of Melbourne, Innovation Practice Program
Advisory Board Member - Manufacturing Futures Research Institute
Swinburne University of Technology

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Anne started her career as an engineer and quickly accelerated to a senior people leader. With over 10 years experience in the manufacturing industry delivering major transport projects, she holds a Master’s degree in the combined studies of “Mechanical Engineering and Business Management”. Throughout her career Anne has worked in Germany, Canada, the USA and Australia. Anne is a certified NLP coach & practitioner and a trained Emotional intelligence & Strength coach. In 2017, Anne was awarded the Young Manufacturer of the Year Award at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Anne now runs her own business as a leadership development consultant, leveraging her leadership experience in the STEM industry.

She wants to help individuals to become more confident and authentic leaders through private and corporate coaching and training. She is the founder of the “Lead like YOU!” movement and in her work she focuses on defining her clients’ unique leadership identity and developing their strengths and emotional intelligence.

Anne’s passion still lies in the STEM industry and she is committed to changing the leadership in STEM to empower more leaders to be authentic, create psychologically safe and innovative work environments and make an ongoing case for diversity.

Her current work in STEM includes the following:

  • Instructor for Innovation Leadership at the Innovation Practice Program, School of Engineering, Melbourne University
  • Advisory Board Member for the Manufacturing Futures Research Institute, Swinburne University
  • Speaking engagement at industry events and conferences ,i.e. Women in Manufacturing Leadership Conference, Manufacturing Summit from Weld Australia, Women in Rail, Roads & Transport Infrastructure Leadership Summit, Australasian Railway Association ARA women’s day lunch
  • Going to start volunteering at STEM Professionals in Schools Program from CSIRO, partnership with a teacher to bring STEM education closer to students in primary and secondary school
  • Mentoring in the past Doxa (mentoring a female engineering student) and MyRoad from Beacon Foundation (mentoring High School students, helping to start to explore their options and career choices)

Anne identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.