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Enjoyable and transformative leadership development workshops in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region. 

I spend much of my professional life delivering enjoyable and transformative leadership development workshops to professionals in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region. They are enormous fun, not only for me but for participants too! 

The only way to develop a new skill is through experience.

Each of these enjoyable experiential workshops develop leadership skills to get the best out of yourself and others. They are available as add-ons to keynotes or as stand-alone deliveries, in person or virtually. 

Length and content can be customised to meet each organisation’s unique needs.

FIRST LEAD YOURSELF WITH COURAGEOUS AUTHENTICITY

MAGNIFYING MEANINGFUL MOTIVATION: IN YOURSELF & OTHERS

CHANGE YOUR MIND: DIALLING DOWN DEFENSIVENESS & DELAY, PROMOTING PROACTIVITY & PERFORMANCE

REWIRE YOUR BRAIN FOR GOOD

COACHING CONVERSATIONS

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS

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Workshop #1

FIRST LEAD YOURSELF WITH COURAGEOUS AUTHENTICITY

Self-leadership is the critical foundation to leading others.

When the going gets tough, leaders are often expected to knuckle down and persevere through challenging circumstances with willpower, grit, or ‘just doing it’. They are expected to already have the capability to succeed, and are rarely given the necessary skills to do so sustainably.

In this workshop, I introduce an additional tool for the leader’s mental toolbox, courageous authenticity. Extensive research has demonstrated that there are three emotional intelligence skills, that when combined, significantly improve leaders’ ability to meet workplace challenges such as:

  • Having the difficult conversations that others avoid
  • Making the difficult decisions that others delay
  • Exercising restraint where others act on impulse

In addition, leaders with greater courageous authenticity are more proactive, collaborative, receptive to feedback, implement changes better, manage natural human defensiveness and enjoy greater well-being as a consequence.

what's not to like?

  • Learn how to use a simple four-step model for building courageous authenticity, the Swipe Right Matrix
  • Reveal their personal motivations that drive them forward, and the inner resistance that holds them back
  • Practice a three-step strategy to do more of what’s personally important and challenging, when it matters most
Workshop #2

MAGNIFYING MEANINGFUL MOTIVATION: IN YOURSELF & OTHERS

Willpower and coercion move over.

Emotionally intelligent leaders know how to tap into sustainable motivations that fuel enduring performance and pleasure. Helping yourself and others to access meaningful motivations is achieved by combining learnable skills of presence with proven strategies of positive influence.

Participants in this workshop will learn and practice:

  • Three critical skills of presence, and a
  • Six-step model for finding and amplifying personal motivation

By combining the skills with the six-step model, leaders will leave with an enhanced ability to ignite meaning and purpose, in themselves and others.

This workshop will be of interest to audiences who seek to build engagement in others and/or experience occasional bursts of procrastination. Which is all of us!

Workshop #3

CHANGE YOUR MIND: DIALLING DOWN DEFENSIVENESS & DELAY, PROMOTING PROACTIVITY & PERFORMANCE

At times, all of us procrastinate or are inconsistent in doing what’s important but demanding.

Changing behaviour can be hard, whether they’re changes imposed upon you at work or even changes you want to make in your personal life, such as implementing healthy habits. Participants in this workshop will learn emotionally intelligent approaches to managing a human mind (your own!), that is quick to detect risk and naturally risk avoidant.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Discover the 5 reasons most people fail to change
  • Learn a 7-step model for putting courage over comfort
  • Apply the 7-step model to a personal challenge

Available as a brief workshop and as part of the Courageous Authenticity@Work training.

Workshop #4
Discoveries in the capacity of the human brain to learn and grow (neuroplasticity) have revealed the surprising extent to which we can literally change our minds for good.

Greater confidence, calm and well-being are just a few of the inner strengths which can be intentionally developed to better meet life’s challenges, at home and at work.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • Why the human mind often slips into negative thinking that holds us back
  • How cultural forces can diminish our resilience if left unchecked
  • Five ways to intentionally develop inner strengths to build resilience and well-being
  • Five ways to accelerate the rewiring of your brain for good

Such resilience and well-being is not only personally valuable, but it also positively impacts those we live and work with and the organisations to which we contribute. An experiential and uplifting workshop, participants will practice rewiring their neurology for well-being right away. This workshop will appeal to audiences eager to experience greater joy, connection and fulfillment at work and home

Workshop #5
Many leaders underestimate just how much the quality of their conversations impacts the enthusiasm, engagement and development of their people.

Coaching is a conversational style used by skilful leaders to bring out the best in others. However, coaching is widely misunderstood and poorly applied. This workshop addresses this deficit and will enhance the coaching skills of both seasoned and emerging leaders.

I’ve facilitated leadership development workshops for the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) across the nation’s agencies for several years. Coaching training for leaders is without doubt the most popular program I deliver.

Leaders attending this coaching training will learn and practice the five principles of successful coaching. They will discover how to empower individuals and teams with conversations that:

  • Inspire fresh thinking
  • Ignite possibility
  • Fuel creativity
  • Build engagement
  • Develop accountability

As a result, their people grow, enjoy professional progress and do better quality work.

Available as a brief workshop, this training is also available as a two-day course.

Workshop #6

The difficult discussions we need to have but would rather put off. Learn how to address sensitive topics swiftly and skillfully to improve results and relationships.

Poor performance, inappropriate conduct and unmet expectations are just a few of the issues that need prompt addressing but may be deferred. However, such issues seldom go away without being addressed.

Effective professionals address such issues promptly and skilfully.

In this workshop, participants will learn a simple four-step model to having courageous conversations which:

  • Avoid triggering defensiveness
  • Build rapport
  • Develop engagement
  • Improve the working relationship
  • Change behavior
  • Increase accountability

Available as a brief stand-alone workshop, this training is also available as a module within the two-day Coaching Conversations course.

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