we are emerging-u

We activate meaningful human 2 human experiences, creating the conditions for inspirational leadership, high performing cultures, employee and customer loyalty to flourish.

Aimee Shortman emerging-u


Managing Director

As a proven leader with great integrity and an innate empathetic, caring nature, Aimee is the heart of emerging-u.

Growing up, Aimee’s father was an Olympic coach and she has always been passionate about the performance of others and curious about the conditions in which excellence can flourish.

In 2011 Aimee was diagnosed with bowel cancer and it was her journey living with the disease that shaped her professional purpose; to use the energy of human connection to inspire individuals, unite teams and shape better futures.

She approaches all her relationships with ambition and relentless energy which she utilises to drive the business forward.

MD, coach, mother of three, long-distance runner and award-winning bar owner, Aimee also birthed our cause ‘To emotionally connect the world’.

Dan Holt - Creative Director


Creative Director

Classically trained actor, certified coach, creative director, business owner, presenter, facilitator, father of two, husband, deep thinker, intuitive activator, endurance athlete and serial hugger, Dan is the inspirational soul of emerging-u.

After spending the first part of his career exploring the Human Condition through acting Dan has spent the second part helping global leaders and teams harness the power of their true selves. Sounds quite conceptual, but Dan’s gift is being able to take theory and concepts and re-imagine them in ways anyone can access and utilise.

Driven to create from first principles he spends a lot of his time asking himself, our team and our clients “why…?”. His constant quest for truth compels our clients to connect in the deepest ways, see clearer, feel greater and realise their aspirations.

Dan is a disrupter by nature, confident of challenging the status quo, holding his clients to account and pushing the boundaries of what the future of their businesses could look, sound and feel like. He is able to do this because of deep connection to and confidence in his purpose and his positive intentions. (And also because of his disarming style).

Rebecca Green - Consulting Director


Director of Consulting

Rebecca is the brain of emerging-u. Why? Not because she’s the smartest, (she is really smart), but because of her rational, considered, specific and diligent approach to our clients’ needs.

Her calm and powerful authenticity helps our clients to explore and recognise their current reality and the gap between it, and their aspirations.

Driven by the truth revealed through evidence Rebecca’s brilliance is her ability to digest data, communicate what it means clearly, identify critical areas and work together with our clients to explore options for change.

She has spent 15yrs influencing change in organisations across the globe, building strong long-lasting relationships with those she touches.

It’s amazing how calm and collected she always is considering she is a mother of two very young boys, manages an extensive client list and is often the ‘go to’ for help and advice. All this makes her an exceptional director of consulting.



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