Founder, Executive Coach, Facilitator, Leadership Development specialist.
Working with me, clients find coaching to be a goal orientated and solution focused, positive, confidence building experience, with sustainability and engagement key. The work will always bring a sense of playfulness and compassion balanced with provocation, creativeness and an expectation that clients will move more into their potential. Work will only focus on encouraging authenticity from participants and their outcomes.
Through coaching I help leaders find a quiet space, through what can be enormous complexity see purpose in their leadership, explore what’s necessary to make grounded decisions and construct practical ways to move ahead. Twenty years of working with leaders and teams across a range of industries, has given me tremendous insight into leadership in action. My work foundations are deeply evidence based and always tailored to respond to the client’s needs, right now.
Formally I have an undergraduate in Adult Education and HRD, Master’s in Organisational Coaching and accredited in Presence-based Coaching® and Human Synergistics instruments. I maintain my professional development through working with a supervisor, and a coach, and regular attendance at seminars and conferences. Some areas of interest include leadership, purposefulness, team development, presence based coaching, neuro-leadership, positive psychology, mindfulness and of course, authentic leadership.
Creating extra richness in my life is travel, sharing good food and wine, ensuring wellness is central, maintaining a good dose of play and being engaged in meaningful relationships.
Executive Coach, Facilitator, Leadership and Development Consultant.
I have grounded expertise coupled with a questioning mind and a genuine care for people. I seek to understand, uncover patterns and work thoughtfully with you to design solutions that address your unique needs. I believe everyone is exceptional and has potential.
I help clients to reframe complex challenges into opportunities, build leadership capability and capacity, and support wellbeing. I integrate strength-based approaches with a critical and developmental lens. For my clients this enables new insights and positive change. Leaders learn how to think systemically and take purposeful action that drives sustainable performance.
Over twenty years of experience working in government organisations in frontline clinician, learning and development and senior management roles has given me the background and empathy to develop my practice. My experience developing geographical and professionally diverse people and teams supports my reputation as a highly engaging and effective coach and leadership development specialist.
My formal qualifications include a Master of Science, Coaching Psychology, Master of Education, Adult Education and a Bachelor of Nursing. I’m an Accredited Coach and Practitioner in Gallup Strengths Profile, Leaderskill 360 and Leadership Styles Inventory (LSI). I am committed to ongoing professional development and reflective practice. I do this through regular supervision and participating in the variety of learning opportunities that come my way.
An Important Charity
Education can change a life. I believe that regardless of circumstance, each child should be able to access education, and so I support the Smith Family and their great work. The Smith Family provides disadvantaged Australian children with tools and assistance to thrive at school. This help extends to the child’s family and community as wrap-around support is essential to breaking the cycle. Investing in a child’s education today will have a long-term impact that empowers them into their working life.