Hala is the founder and director of Global Echo Consultants, and the Institute of non-violence. Her focus is gender equity and antiracism, acknowledging these are linked to economic and environmental justice. She specialises in working with individuals who use family and domestic violence, as well as providing professional training and clinical supervision to practitioners in the space.

Since 2003, Hala has spoken at various local, national, and international conferences as well as various radio and TV programs, in Australia and overseas. A receiver of several awards including the Victorian Award for Multicultural Affairs, an attendee at the Australian 2020 Summit in 2008, and a Vincent Fairfax Fellow since 2009. Hala is also the presenter of Groupwork Centre’s podcast Facilitate This! 

A lover of languages, people and creativity, Hala has lived, travelled, and worked in more than 50 countries and across the not-for-profit, public and private sectors.