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 relentlessness of our work-life ‘blends’  can mute (or entirely obscure) the innate strengths we have. Strengths-based coaching can help us find or get back onto the path we can and should naturally be on. (A list of peer-reviewed studies 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

Strengths-based coaching is based on decades of rigorous studies in research domains that contribute to the field of positive psychology. In addition to this,  I access other evidence-backed research domains that can meet the needs of my clients, depending on their contexts. (In some cases psychometric and other assessments may facilitate insight and development; a few examples of these tools here.)

Academic qualifications

MBA (Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW), MSc (Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health,  King’s College London), GradDip Management Sciences (University of Canberra).

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), Graduate Affiliate Member of the Association for Psychological Science, 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), Hogan 360 qualified, 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:

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