Meet Our Team

Ken Whitters

Principal, Strategic Leadership Pty Ltd

  • • BEc (University of Adelaide); Grad Dip Business (Executive) (Monash University)
  • • Executive Coach, Melbourne Business School and Lee Hecht Harrison
  • • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
  • • Certified AHRI Professional Member (CAHRI); Member, Australian Computer Society (MACS)
  • • Secret Level Clearance, Australian Federal Police
Overview

Ken specialises in developing organisational and individual capability through consulting, training and coaching. Specific areas of application in this regard are Leadership, Culture, Change Management, Strategy, Team Development, Knowledge Management, Communication, Performance Management and Resilience.

Ken has worked at the executive level at The Alfred Hospital (Melbourne) as Director, Information Services, where he had responsibility for some 100 staff and successfully led some of the most significant change initiatives tackled in the health sector at the time. He has also worked at the executive level at Honda Australia as National Manager Information Systems and in that capacity drove substantial strategic change initiatives.Ken has been an Associate of Mt Eliza Executive Education (now part of Melbourne Business School) for 16 years and in that capacity has conducted consulting, training and executive coaching for many of Australia’s most significant organisations.

Coaching Qualifications and Experience

While Ken had previously been coaching for some years, he underwent a formal coaching accreditation program conducted by Melbourne Business School in 2009. He has since remained an accredited executive coach with the School and its subsidiary, Mt Eliza Executive Education. He has also undertaken accreditation coaching at Lee Hecht Harrison, where he is an executive coach (currently working with Toyota).

Ken has provided extensive coaching at general management, CEO and Board levels. At City of Port Phillip, for example, he has conducted some 20 coaching assignments and delivered LSI 360 reviews / team coaching for managers in Place Development and Strategy, and Safety and Amenity.

At Defence Department, Ken has designed and delivered coaching and mentoring training for leaders, and has personally coached some 200 staff in leadership capability, career development and personal management. At Melbourne Water, Ken provided personal coaching to the CEO and all members of the Board, while at Australian Unity he also coached the CEO and senior members of the management team.At Baptcare, Ken and his coaching team have delivered a series of coaching programs for executive team members through to operational managers. At Queensland Health, Ken has conducted many coaching assignments for middle-level managers.Ken has coached numerous other private and public sector managers, CEOs and owners. Detailed references are available.

Other Client Activities

At Defence Department, Ken designed and delivered a suite of leadership programs (including Development Centres) that have now been undertaken by more than 2,000 staff. In parallel, Ken has designed and delivered programs for Defence covering high performing teams, change management and high potentials. At City of Port Phillip, Ken has conducted workshops on Resilience and Communicating to Influence, amongst many other programs. Finally, at Australian Federal Police, Ken has led numerous residential learning circles for executive staff (SES Band 1), facilitated national forums, conducted executive coaching and delivered workshops to support staff in dealing with change. He also worked as lead consultant in the AFP’s redesign of their performance management framework.

Accreditations (Instruments)

Ken is accredited in a variety of psychometric and leadership tools, including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI – Step II), Hogan Assessment Systems, Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), Team Management Systems (TMS), Life Styles Inventory (LSI) / Leadership Impact (LI), FIRO-B/Business, DISC Advanced, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), Situational Leadership, Peak Performance Suite, Denison Culture Survey and the Benchmarks / Skillscope 360° survey instruments.

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 Geoff Leeper PSM

 

Associate, Strategic Leadership Pty Ltd

 

  • • B.Ec. (Honours), University of Sydney
  • • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • • Public Service Medal
  • • Top Secret Clearance (Negative Vet 2 ATO)

 

Overview

Geoff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the benefit of his clients.He has over 25 years in senior executive roles within the Australian Public Service, fourteen of those at Deputy Secretary/Deputy CEO level.

Geoff has served on a number of commercial, not for profit and voluntary boards. He is currently the Chair of Hartley Lifecare ACT.He is deeply experienced in government affairs, and was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2011 for his work on reforms to national housing and homelessness programs. 

Geoff is passionate about coaching, with a particular emphasis on assisting his clients to achieve their career potential. His own rise to senior levels across a number of organisations, and his experience in managing complex and challenging agendas, positions him to add tremendous value to each individual he supports as a coach. As an SES officer Geoff regularly coached between 6 and 8 staff across SES and EL levels.

 

Geoff’s distinguished career includes:
Second Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office (Deputy Secretary equivalent, SES Band 3)

Responsible at various times over a four-year period for: Service Delivery, Debt Management, Information Technology and Infrastructure, Corporate Services, Finance, ATO People and Business Registration functions.These functions involved an operating budget of some $2 billion per annum and related to over 10,000 ATO staff.Significant achievements included greatly improved personal taxation services through successful application of digital design and delivery, improved taxpayer service standards with diminished front line resources, strong leadership and effective cultural change in an agency with over 100 years of delivery history to the Australian public.

Deputy Secretary, Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

Responsible for oversight of the Commonwealth’s $6 billion contribution to Queensland and Victorian flood recovery.Designed and implemented value for money tests to protect the integrity of the Commonwealth’s flood recovery spending

Deputy Secretary, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Responsible for establishing the Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority, and subsequently for policy and programs for climate adaptation, renewable energy, communications, and corporate affairs. Established the climate regulator from a zero base, ready for business by the time the emissions trading scheme was abandoned by the Government.

Deputy Secretary, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Responsible for policies and programs for Indigenous Housing, National Housing initiatives, legal and compliance activities, corporate affairs.Chair of the Audit Committee.Achieved significant reforms to social housing, homelessness and indigenous housing policies and programs through National Partnership Agreements. 

Deputy Secretary, Department of Human Services

Responsible for service delivery policy and corporate affairs.Chair of the Audit Committee.

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Michelle Cornish

Associate and Executive Coach, Strategic Leadership Pty Ltd 

  • • A (University of Canberra); Grad Dip Admin (UC) of Sydney
  • • Associate, Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL)
  • • Senior Executive Coach (Level 3 Organisational Coaching), IECL
  • • Accredited Mental Health First Aider for Coaches (MHFA)
    • Accredited Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey
  • • Security clearance: Negative Vetting 1 (APS)
Overview

Michelle’s consulting and coaching approach is driven by compassion, humanity, empathy, equity and respect. She is a keen listener with strong empathy and a lived experience of success through diversity, loss, disability and courage.

Michelle has enjoyed a career in the private and mostly public sector over 35 years. Her public sector career of nearly 30 years comprised service delivery, program management, policy and corporate roles in the Commonwealth government. Fifteen of those years in the Australian Public Service were spent in the Senior Executive Service (SES); nine years as an SES Band 1 Officer and the last six years as an SES Band 2 officer.

Michelle has extensive experience and a passion for working with service delivery networks and managing virtual teams. As a senior leader with corporate responsibilities, she has a deep understanding of people issues, including employee engagement, talent management, reward and recognition, diversity, recruitment and leadership development. She has been a Diversity Champion and a Disability Champion in two large Commonwealth government departments.

Facilitation, Consulting and Coaching – Qualifications and Experience

Michelle has been an accredited coach with IECL (Level Three certification) since 2009.   She has coached extensively at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, where Strategic Leadership is a member of the coaching panel; her client feedback there has been consistently outstanding.  Other coaching engagements include a CEO, C-suite executives, senior executives and senior officers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. 

Michelle has facilitation experience with the Jeff Whalan Learning Group, mentoring/coaching roles for IECL’s Level One Coach training program and a group mentoring role with Executive Leadership Australia learning groups.

In 2017, Michelle completed a month-long consultancy for a large Commonwealth government department, reviewing their two People Divisions. She was subsequently invited to assist with the implementation of her findings and recommendations, using her extensive facilitation, stakeholder engagement, and leadership and coaching skills.

Career Highlights

Michelle’s career includes: 

Group Manager, People, Communication & Legal Group (SES Band 2), Department of Education & Training

Responsible for delivering business enabling services, Michelle fostered and supported a range of new and existing employee networks, such as the PRIDE network, Women’s network, EL2 network and Ability network. Michelle was Co-chair of the department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee Committee and Associate Chair of the Women’s network.

Co-chair, Machinery of Government Taskforce (SES Band 2), Department of Education

Led the Taskforce to establish the Department of Education, post extensive Machinery-of-Government changes to the then Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Group Manager, State & Regional Services Strategy Group (SES Band 2), Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations

Responsible for the department’s State Network of around 800 people, delivering a range of programs across early childhood education and care, employment services, and Indigenous employment and education.

General Manager, People Capability Division (SES Band 2), Department of Human Services

Responsible for leading the integration of people capability services across the human services portfolio, including Centrelink, Medicare Australia, Child Support Agency, Australian Hearing and CRS Australia.

National Manager, Centrelink Call Operations

Responsible for managing 25 direct reports (EL2 Call Centre Managers) with a 4,500 strong workforce, geographically spread across 25 locations in metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.

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Ross Anderson

Associate, Strategic Leadership Pty Ltd

  • • BSc (Psych) (Melbourne);Grad Dip (Educational Counselling) (RMIT)
  • • Exec Dip (Business Coaching) (NBIA); Dip. Training and Assessment Systems (ANTA)
  • • Member – International Positive Psychology Association
  • • Secret Level Clearance, Australian Federal Police
Overview

Ross is a highly experienced executive coach and designer, developer and facilitator of leadership development initiatives. His initial career as a psychologist was in clinical practice and he became a leader in the field of trauma management and crisis response. Over the years, Ross became increasingly in demand as a coach and trainer of coaches, particular in business settings. He has been involved for many years with Melbourne Business School / Mt Eliza Executive Education, and at various times has had responsibility for the public sector (Australia and Pacific region) and managed large complex change initiatives in Defence, Health and Utilities. He was also responsible for a global leadership project with BHP Billiton.

In addition to designing and facilitating leadership and change programs, Ross has undertaken extensive research into strategies to identify and develop high potential staff and has become recognised as an authority on the use of Development Centres to determine leadership capabilities. He also assists organisations to develop and articulate leadership capability frameworks to benchmark leadership development initiatives.

As an Executive Coach he brings his rich background as a practicing psychologist and expertise with standardised assessment instruments to tailor unique interventions for executives. He is particularly interested in peak performance and in managing work and whole-of-life balance, resilience and motivation.

Coaching Qualifications and Experience

Ross has been accredited through Melbourne Business School and in fact has at times led the coaching accreditation process for the School. He has a deep understanding of coaching methodologies and has designed and delivered many Leader-as-Coach programs.

He has facilitated and coached on programs for the Centre for Creative Leadership in Australia, China, Singapore and Belgium. He has also led a coaching program for the leadership team of ACTEW Water and delivered mentoring, coaching and action learning projects at Melbourne Water.

Ross has coached senior executives of Airservices Australia, HVP, Sensis, Cabrini Health, Defence, Federal Police, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Department of Inland Revenue (Solomon Islands), City of Bayside, Mars, Queensland Health, SA Health, Melbourne Water, AECOM, UniSuper, Boston Consulting Group and Telstra. 

Other Client Activities

At Airservices Australia, Ross has recently conducted a large scale assignment to assess the top talent of the organisation and has conducted numerous management programs and executive coaching assignments in support of a significant change initiative. He has designed the ‘Managing for Results’ program for Airservices (a three-module blended learning program) and delivered this on 12 occasions for over 250 level 3 managers. 

He has designed and delivered a talent management program for Melbourne Water culminating in a one year development initiative including training in team work, emotional intelligence, advanced communication and conflict management. Ross also designed and delivered their Graduate program.

Accreditations (Instruments)

Ross is accredited in a range of psychometric and leadership tools, including Hogan suite, Caliper 360, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Life Styles Inventory / OCI / OEI, TAIS, Voices 360, IEIL, Foresight, Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ), FIRO-B® / FIRO-B® and MBTI® Combined Report, California Psychological Inventory (CPI™ 434 / CPI 260®), Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode, Conflict Dynamics Profile (Eckerd College), BarOn EQ-i® / EQ-360™ and 16PF®.

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Dr. Lynn Scoles

Associate, Strategic Leadership Pty Ltd

  • • MBBS (Melbourne); FRACGP (General Practice); Dip RACOG (Obstetrics)
  • • Registered medical practitioner
  • • Exec Dip Business Coaching (NBIA); Trainer NLP
  • • Associate and Executive Coach, Melbourne Business School
Overview

Lynn specialises in human development and improved personal effectiveness, drawing on a broad range of skills from her medical background, the psychological tools with which she is accredited and her practical life experience. Issues relating to work/life balance, peak performance and maximising workplace effectiveness are of particular interest to her.

With her specialist knowledge as a medical practitioner Lynn has helped hundreds of people to better understand their inner sources of well-being and make changes that have led to greater vitality and energy in their daily lives. Her executive education experience assists individuals and teams to translate these knowledge and behavioural skills into greater productivity and fulfilment in their workplaces. Her major interest and strength lies in working with individuals to increase their effectiveness, resilience and satisfaction with their work environments and beyond.

Coaching Qualifications and Experience

Lynn has undertaken accreditation through Melbourne Business School’s coaching program. She has extensive coaching experience and applies a range of models in her coaching, including GROW, ACT and CBT. Lynn has been providing coaching to Defence staff for nine years, has provided extensive coaching to medical practitioners at Queensland Health and has coached senior managers at Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria), Ambulance Victoria and Melbourne Water.

Other Client Activities

Lynn divides her time between medical practice, executive education and assisting individuals and teams develop peak performance through coaching and action learning. Other organisations she has worked with include Minter Ellison, Optus, Defence Materiel Organisation, South Australia Health, Air Services Australia, Mars, VicRoads, Australian Taxation Office, Dandenong Division of General Practice, Tipping Foundation, Council for Christian Education in Schools and Australian Unity. She has also worked individually with many executives from leading Australian companies and has provided coaching for family businesses.

Lynn assisted in the design of a customised 360 degree leadership survey for South Australian Health, as well as designing and facilitating a suite of change management, team development and leadership programs for that organisation. She has also worked as an action learning project facilitator at Melbourne Water.

Lynn is often called upon for keynote speaking at conferences and professional forums, addressing such topics as work/life balance, resilience and stress management.

Accreditations (Instruments)

Lynn is accredited in a range of psychometric and leadership tools, including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Life Styles Inventory, Group Styles Inventory, Benchmarks / Skillscope 360º survey instruments, The Learning Circle (TLC), FIRO-B®, California Psychological Inventory (CPI™ 434 / CPI 260®), Bar-On EQ-i® / EQ-360™ and Hogan Assessment Systems.

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Jackie Watkins

Associate, Strategic Leadership Pty Ltd

  • • M App Psych – Organisational, Grad Dip App Psych, BA (Monash)
  • • Registered Organisational Psychologist
  • • Member of College of Organisational Psychologists
  • • Member of Australian Psychological Society Coaching Interest Group
Overview

Jackie is a qualified Organisational Psychologist with 20 years’ organisational, counselling, consulting, facilitation and coaching experience. She enjoys working with both corporate and public sector clients in a wide range of areas including executive coaching, workshop facilitation, action learning groups and development centres.She is highly experienced in assisting coaching clients to develop a range of competencies relating to work performance. She has extensive counselling experience in assisting coaching clients to improve their ability to cope with conflict and change, and to enhance their work and personal resilience skills through increasing self-awareness.
When consulting to clients, Jackie utilises a variety of clinical approaches such as CBT, ACT, solution-focused therapy/coaching, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy, with the goal of improving psychological resilience. She is also trained in, and has managed, Critical Incident Stress Management teams (an organisational response technique for dealing with workplace trauma).Jackie has developed and delivered coaching workshops to support managers in performing the coaching role with their own staff. Jackie is an experienced facilitator, specialising in leadership development, team building, resilience training, change management and dealing with conflict. Her approach focuses on an adult learning environment and challenges participants to learn using a variety of methods including experiential activities.

Client Activities

Jackie has a depth of experience working as a Manager and Senior Psychologist with Defence Force Psychology Organisation, HMAS CERBERUS, Navy’s largest training base. She has also performed the role of Manager and Senior Psychologist for Australian Defence Force, Navy, Army and Air Force Recruitment and Selection for Victoria and Tasmania.Jackie’s clients include ADF / Defence Materiel Organisation, BHPB, Fletcher Building, Telstra, Baptcare, Melbourne Water, Air Services and Holden.

Accreditations

Jackie is accredited in a wide range of psychometric and executive coaching instruments including 360 degree measures. These include: Human Synergistics Life Styles Inventory (LSI & GSI), MBTI (Myer Briggs Type Indicator), Benchmarks / Skillscope 360, Leadership 360 (360 By Design), FIRO-B, FIRO-Business, Workplace Big Five, Californian Psychological Inventory 260, 16 Personality Factors, Change Style Indicator, Bar-on Emotional Intelligence instruments EQ-I and EQ-360, Conflict Dynamics Profile, Hogan Personality Inventory and Organisational Workshop.

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Louise Klein

Associate, Strategic Leadership Pty Ltd

  • • Master of Social Science (Organisation Behaviour Change) (University of Melbourne)
  • • BA Social Science (Hons) (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • • Certificate IV, Change Management and Training and Evaluation (RMIT)
  • • Level 2 Coaching Certificate Ontological Coaching
  • • Associate, Melbourne Business School
  • • Accredited Coach, Australian Grad. School of Management
Overview

Louise has 25 years of operational and strategic experience in executive and management consulting roles, where she has specialised in complex organisational change and innovation in professional services, research and development, the financial sector and the public sector. Her business experience includes Senior Consultant KPMG (Change Management), Senior Consultant, Corporate Vision in Australian and UK (Leadership Development and Organisational Change) and Regional Director, North East Department of Health.

During her professional career, Louise has led teams throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. In her senior executive roles within the public sector, she has led regional services and state-wide policy teams to deliver new services directions. She has facilitated the people, culture and thinking side of innovation in a range of organisations leading to significant ROI. Her efforts in the field of innovation were published in Rethink Edward de Bono in Australia.

Louise is often complemented for her intellectual challenge, and ability to quickly identify the core dynamic and insightful questions. A leadership program she designed and facilitated was awarded a Prime Ministers High Commendation.

Coaching Qualifications and Experience

Louise is an accredited coach at Melbourne Business School. In addition, she has a Level 2 Coaching Certificate in Ontological Coaching.

She has over 20,000 hours of executive and feedback coaching delivered at the Board, executive and senior levels in legal, professional services, financial, R&D and Government. This has included lead coach on executive and extension coaching projects to support high potentials, succession planning and the transition to higher levels of leadership. She has also supported executives to deal with uncertainty and complex decision-making when taking a new product to market, managing mergers or leading a reform agenda.

Her objective as an Executive Coach is to support executives to bring about organisational and personal change. Her deep understanding of the commercial and the psychological allows her to support leaders to gain insights about themselves as leaders. With that knowledge they design practical development plans to work more effectively within their roles and to develop their leadership, careers, teams or organisations. Her management, consulting and psychological background allows her to relate to the person’s drivers and concerns. She has a reputation for quickly building relationships, working collaboratively and for being challenging.

Other Client Activities

Louise’s clients include BHP Billiton, Bluescope Steel, Rio Tinto, KPMG, SEEK, Minter Ellison, Acciona Energy, St Barbara Mining, AXA, Deloitte, Freehills, John Holland Group, Tabcor, Monash University, Schweppes, HBA, Toyota, Fonterra, DPI, DSE, DMO and Anglicare Australia.

Accreditations (Instruments)

Louise is accredited in The Leadership Circle, MBTI, Majors Personality Inventory, Hogan Personality Inventory, Bar-On EQi, Skills Scope, De Bono methods, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space.

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Warren Kennaugh

Associate, Strategic Leadership Pty Ltd

  • • Masters of Complexity, Chaos and Creativity (UWS)
  • • High Potentials Leadership Program (Harvard Business School)
  • • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (WSI)
  • • Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
  • • Secret Level Clearance, Australian Federal Police
Overview

Warren is a Behavioural Strategist specialising in the development of executive capability. He has been responsible for the assessment, development and implementation of development programs for senior executives in a variety of large blue chip organisations and has conducted over 14,000 hours of development with senior executives. Examples of projects which he has led include senior executive coaching and development, advanced leadership programs, human capital due diligence, team development, strategic planning, sales strategy development and personal career planning.

Warren’s core capabilities include business acumen, grounding plans into action, fostering insight in others, getting to the ‘seed’ of an issue and accurately predicting behaviours and outcomes based on strong observation and analysis techniques.

Warren has held positions of national responsibility in training and development, and sales innovation and development. At ANZ Financial Planning, he was Head of Sales Effectiveness. He currently holds positions on Advisory Boards in the Medical, Banking and Finance industries.

Coaching Qualifications and Experience

Warren has undertaken the formal coaching accreditation program conducted by Melbourne Business School. He is regarded as one of the country’s top feedback coaches in Hogan Assessment Systems and has been called upon by many business executives and sporting professionals to deliver his unique insights for performance improvement.

Warren has provided coaching to the Department of Defence for some ten years, being regularly called upon to support leadership feedback and extension coaching. He has also worked with a range of other public sector organisations including SA Health, Melbourne Water and Australian Federal Police.

On the sporting front, Warren has provided coaching to elite athletes in Europe and the USA and is also the profiling consultant to the Australian Rugby Union Wallabies and NSW Waratahs.

In early 2016, Warren’s acclaimed book “FIT” (Wiley) was published, which challenges much of the conventional thinking in place today regarding talent and presents a clear roadmap for developing and sustaining high performance. The premise of this book is “Understand where you fit to understand where you’ll excel”. It highlights the approach Warren applies to achieving remarkable results in his coaching.

Warren has also published his insights and recommendations for improving personal and team outcomes in a range of articles in The Wall Street Journal, HR Monthly, BRW, AIM Magazine, AFR and the AGSM Magazine.

Other Client Activities

In addition to his work within the public sector, Warren has completed assignments in the Finance, Infrastructure, Telecommunications, PR, IT, Travel, Medical, Recruitment, Engineering and Manufacturing industries. His private sector clients include ANZ Bank, AMP, ARU Wallabies, Asgard Financial Services, Aussie Homeloans, AXA, Bank West, BT Financial Group, Burson Marsteller, Caltex, Challenger Financial Services, Colonial First State, Compaq, CSC, Fairfax, Flight Centre, Future Flow, Genesys Wealth Advisors, Genworth Financial, Hewlett Packard, Hudson, Human Synergistics, ING Group, Janssen-Cilag, Johnson & Johnson Medical (Australia & AsiaPac), KPMG, Manpower Services, Macquarie Bank, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Mortgage Choice, Pfizer, PwC, Parson Consulting, RAMS Homeloans, Smith & Nephew, Snowy Hydro, St George Bank, Sinclair Knight & Merz, Sydney Airport, Toyota Motor Company, TransGrid, 3M and Westpac Banking Corporation.

Accreditations (Instruments)

Warren is accredited in a variety of psychometric and leadership tools, including Hogan Assessment Systems, Life Styles Inventory, Bar-On EQ Reports and The Leadership Circle 360 reports.

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Karina Dugard

Associate, Strategic Leadership Pty Ltd

  • • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Asian Studies (Australian National University)
  • • Graduate Certificate in Career Development (RMIT)
  • • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (WSI)
  • • Cert IV in Government
  • • Accredited Organisational Coach (Level 3), Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership
  • • Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation

 

Overview

Karina is an experienced coach with clients across the government, community and private sectors. She specialises in working with new and emerging leaders to develop their leadership capability and to strategically manage their leadership careers. She is particularly interested in assisting organisations to develop their leadership pipeline and retain their high-performing staff through targeted coaching and career development.

With a passion for helping others to be successful and fulfilled in their working lives, Karina works with clients to improve self-awareness, emotional intelligence, productivity, communication and resilience. The strong interpersonal skills, curiosity and compassion that Karina brings to her work allow her to provide an insightful perspective and a focus on moving forward. Most importantly, Karina provides a safe yet challenging space for coaching counterparts to explore and learn. Through her engaging presence, Karina works with clients to identify their values, leverage their strengths and work through their barriers to implement positive changes in their leadership careers and their organisations.

With 12 years of experience in the federal government, including over 5 years at the Executive level, Karina’s experience spans program delivery, policy evaluation, and leadership capability development. Specifically:

  • • organisational and leadership capability strategy development and delivery
  • • cross sector collaboration in delivery and evaluation of government programs
  • • working with diverse industry and research sectors
  • • business development and support for small business
Client Activities

Karina is an experienced coach with hundreds of hours of coaching experience. She has provided coaching to a wide range of clients, including clients at the Attorney General’s Department, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, IP Australia, the Australian Federal Police, the Royal Australian Air Force, and Directions ACT.

Karina has facilitated a number of workshops for a range of clients on resilience, building confidence, self-awareness and career management. Karina has also facilitated roundtable discussions on topics including leadership, self-awareness, and working with others.

Accreditations (Instruments)

Karina is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and an Accredited Organisational Coach (Level 3) with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership. She is also a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia.

Karina is accredited to deliver the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) to teams and individuals.

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