My approach

A strengths-based foundation 

Outstanding leaders and flourishing individuals know their strengths, and how to recognise and nurture it in others. Unfortunately, the everyday relentlessness of corporate life can intervene and mute (or entirely obscure) the innate strengths we have. Strengths-based coaching helps us find or get back onto the path we can and should naturally be on. (A list of peer-reviewed studies by the UK’s Centre of Applied Positive Psychology highlighting the success of strengths-based approaches is provided here.)

“When well-being comes from engaging our strengths and virtues, our lives are imbued with authenticity.”

Professor Martin Seligman, in ‘Authentic Happiness’

Evidence-based practice

I access a range of additional evidence-based approaches in meeting the needs of my clients (in some cases psychometric and other assessments may facilitate insight and development; examples of tools which I employ in such cases here). I regularly expand on my insights into leadership development as a contributing writer for AFR.com and BOSS magazine  (recent example here).

Qualifications

MBA (Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW), postgraduate studies in psychology and the neuroscience of mental health (current, King’s College London), Graduate Diploma Management Sciences (University of Canberra) and Bachelor of Economics (University of Tasmania).

Registrations, memberships and training

Credentialed Member (PCC) of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Certified in The Leadership Circle assessment, Professional Member Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), accredited Strengths Profile R2 (formerly Realise2) Individual and Team Practitioner (Centre of Applied Positive Psychology, UK), Certified Organisational Coach – Levels 1-3 Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL), Immunity to Change Facilitator Workshop training with Dr Lisa Lahey, accredited MTQ48 (mental toughness) assessment, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS).

Flexible, customised service

I recognise that coaching requirements are never ‘one size fits all’ in terms of structure and duration. Contact me to arrange a free initial consultation where we can clarify your needs and key elements of the coaching process.

Ethical practice

I adhere to the ICF code of ethics (see: https://coachfederation.org/code-of-ethics).

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