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Leadership: Programs and Executive Coaching

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To improve leadership capability, leaders must access personal insights,  meaningful feedback,  places  to practice, support for reflection; and time for future planning.  And while we are fortunate to have a  wealth of leadership knowledge available - empirical research, academic texts, how to books and leader biographies - this mass of knowledge is only a small part of the puzzle. 

Leadership Development Programs 

When Sue works with leadership program participants, her focus is on utilising contemporary leadership evidence to construct innovative and engaging practice spaces for participants.  Exercises and discussions are designed to stimulate insights and new thinking and to draw on the strengths, capability and experience already present within the cohort through powerful and supportive cohort and reflective peer processes.  


The work context is invited into the program to ensure that participants are dealing with real-world situations, and session design is focussed towards ensuring optimal transfer of learning to the workplace.  


There is no death by powerpoint when learning with Sue; rather there are stimulus knowledge pieces coupled with collaborative discussion, experiential learning, and reflective questioning.  The result is that participants develop powerful new insights, build  new capability and create personal action plans, as well peer support networks that often endure well beyond the program.  Additionally, participants report high engagement, and even delight! 

Sue has designed and delivered many leadership programs - almost always  longitudinal and multi-modal with strong links to the workplace - during her  20 year consulting career and making a difference for leaders continues to bring her great satisfaction.

Executive Coaching

Sue brings both empathy and provocation to her coaching clients, assisting them to develop new insights and, where needed, make new choices.    Her process includes helping clients:

  • Be clear about the outcomes they want

  • Develop high self and other-awareness so they can assess impact and outcomes

  • Develop and draw on wellbeing skills, practices and strategies

  • Access a wider range of strategies and approaches and increase their personal flexibility, to  better  adapt to changing context and needs

  • Make conscious, mission driven choices that are aligned with their values and goals 

  • Enact those choices, maintaining openness to notice responses and impacts.

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