We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw
We all have the potential to adapt, improve and grow.
Many years ago I left a long term role and only then did I receive feedback of gratitude for bringing the team together, becoming a more cohesive, effective unit. That feedback stayed with me and I became ever more conscious of this drive, as I moved through various roles.
And every individual has the potential to be a leader in their own unique way and I work with leaders and teams, helping them develop their growth mindset. By focusing on personal development and striving to become the best version of ourselves, we can achieve our goals and develop towards our full potential.
My approach involves supporting and guiding clients with a “glass is half full” mindset, where challenges are viewed as opportunities and disagreements are seen as a chance to gain a new perspective.
By encouraging a positive outlook, I empower clients to approach problems with creativity and resilience.
A little more about me
I have over 25 years experience leading teams, in diverse situations, starting from overseeing aircraft maintenance in the British RAF, through to software development and broader organisation programme rollouts. Over the last 8 years I have provided coaching and consultancy skills in a wide range of areas, including sustainability, innovation, leadership growth, learning and development/culture research, software development (Agile Coaching) and OKR implementation.
Having participated in multiple environment initiatives over the past few years, I aspire for more collaboration with environmentally conscious individuals, people who strive to take action towards sustaining Earth’s environment, no matter how big or small their goals are.
The Climate Coaches - Research
I am working in an international research program with The Climate Coaches. We are assessing the culture of organisations with respect to the climate change, and developing methods that best bring teams together as they work on challenging goals, learning and developing themselves along the way. The results of our first year pilot program demonstrated how a coaching based program can enable people to overcome obstacles, provide ability to move from intent to action while also delivering other benefits such as employee growth, satisfaction and sense of belonging.
A 7% improvement in cognitive uplift was demonstrated in the pilot program participants, in contrast to the control group who underwent traditional training and observed no uplift. These benefits ultimately enable outcomes including productivity and employee engagement and retention.
Inner Development Goals
I contribute to the Australian hub of the Inner Development Goals, which provides a framework of the capabilities, qualities and skills we need in order to achieve the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are exploring how we can assist growing awareness and effectiveness of this powerful framework for inner growth.
Climate Coaching Alliance
As a co-convener of the Climate Coaching Alliance for Australia and New Zealand, I enjoy helping an engaged community build awareness in the many psychological and practical areas that climate change is creating.