“You make everyone feel comfortable, yet get to the root of the conflict efficiently and deal with it effectively, leaving everyone involved feeling satisfied and part of the solution.”
"You can always be assured that whatever Annette is involved in it is done impeccably.”
“No task is ever too big or too small for Annette to undertake and her enthusiasm and professional manner for the job at hand is always welcomed.”
“Annette was able to recognise and articulate specific challenges which our organisation faced and was able to define strategies for improvement.”
“Thank you for being so supportive and approachable.”
“Thank you for all the energy and enthusiasm you have put into our plans. The timelines have been extremely short, and you have worked diligently and with the utmost of professionalism.”
“Annette’s major strength is her ability to assess a situation quickly and then formulate an action plan. Annette is astute in her observation and estimation of people.”
“A clear strength is Annette’s ability to maintain objectivity when guiding and counselling others.”
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Annette Andrews is the Founder and Director of Totius Pty Ltd. Annette is passionate about working with people when they are experiencing conflict, uncertainty, feeling vulnerable and seeking change. 

After 25 successful years as a human resources, industrial relations and corporate development executive, Annette followed her drive to specialise in dispute resolution.

Annette is a licenced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Nationally Accredited Mediator, specialising in family law, mediation and facilitation.

Annette’s corporate reputation has followed her into the family law sector, where she continues to be recognised for her ability to help others find new ways to think, communicate, resolve conflict, and thrive.

The proud recipient of the 2022 Resolution Institute Achievement Award, Annette has had repeated success in helping clients reach interim and final agreements. Her experience includes multi party negotiations, supporting culturally diverse clients from remote areas throughout the Northern Territory and across Australia, and resolving long-standing conflict involving legal assistance as part of collaborative dispute resolution.

Based in the Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Hunter Region of New South Wales, Annette considers the complexities of issues, employs a range of mediation and facilitation styles, and offers services that best suit each client’s circumstances.

Her services include co-parenting dispute resolution, property agreements post-separation, workplace and alternate dispute resolution services, issuing certificates under the Family Law Act 1975, program facilitation, and coaching.

Annette is a highly regarded professional best known for her ability to uncover the human factors, that when addressed, result in the greatest benefit to individuals, families, teams and organisations.

“After 6 years of ongoing disagreements over our son, Annette helped us reach short term agreements, and over time, allowed us to experience new ways to communicate with one another. There is now less conflict, and we have workable arrangements so we can better parent Nick.” 
-Anonymous Client – Family Law 

“A clear strength of Annette’s is her ability to maintain objectivity. She is frank and direct, yet personable and uplifting. These traits are key when diffusing conflict and tension and working with change. Annette isolates pertinent issues and supports others to focus on potential solutions”
-Marc de Silva

“My admiration for Annette as a professional is high and has not dwindled with time”
-Lisa Macpherson

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