Alkimia exists to develop the people, teams and organisations that the world needs.
We help develop people's capacity to care, connect, collaborate and create new solutions for positive change, whoever and wherever they are, and whatever they do.
We do this in the way of the alchemists - combining and transforming unique individual elements into something new, more powerful and valuable.
We help our clients develop future-proof mindsets and capabilities that accelerate team learning, performance, innovation and impact.
We design and deliver transformative learning experiences and tools, change initiatives and co-creation processes.
We do this in a way that embraces diversity and is strengths-based, experiential, inclusive, human-centred and playful.
Who is Alkimia?
Founded in Melbourne in late 2017, Alkimia is starting small, but our dreams are big! Our co-founders between them have more than 30 years of experience in more than 30 countries to draw on, and we look forward to partnering with other professionals who share our vision for a world that is filled with more learning, collaboration and positive impact. Learn more below about our co-founders Ramon Marmolejos and Zoe Fitzgerald.
RAMON MARMOLEJOS -co-founder
I am a learning designer, facilitator and strategy consultant with a passion for developing people and organizations. My purpose is to help people, teams, and organisations build the capability to become fuller and more vibrant versions of themselves—so they can constantly transform, and have a positive impact in the world.
For over 15 years, I have worked with executive teams and leaders at multinational companies, global third sector organizations and top universities around the world. My focus has been on delivering transformational human capital strategy, leadership development, organisational change, diverse and inclusive workplaces and design thinking alongside leaders tackling the toughest issues of our time—education, diversity, health care, energy, and environmental sustainability.
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the USA, I graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and completed an International MBA at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. I trained in Design Thinking at the University of Virginia and I am a certified Kaospilot Learning Design Agency facilitator. In 2010, I co-founded Emzingo, which is a Certified B-Corporation working with purpose-driven leaders, teams and organizations to drive innovation, inspire responsible leadership, and connect business performance to social and environmental impact.
After living and working in North America, Europe, Africa and South America, I moved to Melbourne in August, 2017, where I co-founded Alkimia. If you'd like to know more, please see my LinkedIn profile and reach out.
Zoe is a designer, facilitator, consultant and coach who is passionate about creating spaces where the human spirit can flourish – where we can all access and expand our creativity, compassion and capacity to learn, collaborate and change.
Zoe has more than 15 years of international experience creating impact through people across a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and industries. She is experienced in group process and learning experience design and facilitation using a variety of innovative and participatory approaches. These include the Thinking Environment, Deep Democracy, Team Coaching, Liberating Structures, Human Centred Design, Kaospilot Vision Backcasting, Theory U and the Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations.
Zoe has worked with the private and non-profit sectors in more than 30 countries across Asia, Europe, The Americas and the Middle East. Zoe’s career highlights include 8 years working in banks in 3 different countries in diversity and inclusion, leadership development, employee engagement, organisational development and change management projects. She has also spent more than 5 years working as a external consultant in people, team and organisational development, innovation, and workshop facilitation and coaching across multiple levels of organisational leadership in multiple geographies and industries. Zoe also spent 4 years full time as a national and international director in a global youth leadership development not-for-profit organisation.
Zoe is based in Melbourne, Australia where she co-founded Alkimia Learning. She works in her native English, and also in Portuguese and Spanish.
Boris is an educator based in Sydney, Australia with a deep understanding of and experience in the design and delivery of innovative learning programs.
As a Learning Facilitator he is engaged in the daily practice of working in co-active learning experiences with staff, students and industry partners.
As an edupreneur and co-founder of a specialist training institution Boris has witnessed first-hand the challenges of operating a successful education business during a period of volatility and uncertainty.
With a background in performing arts and the cultural sector Boris has an abiding interest in the nexus between creative process and learning experience. In 2018, Boris formed the start-up Analog LX to explore the uneasy balance between edtech and the human skills required for future work.
Boris is a KAOS Pilot facilitator of the Art and Craft of Designing and Facilitating Learning Spaces Masterclass.
He holds a Master of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong and is based in Sydney.