Growing Leaders

The Executive Coach works with executives, senior leaders and high potentials to provide the positive and supportive leadership that is essential to an organisation's success.

Organisations today understand that to gain a competitive edge they need people who are positive, committed and engaged. Such an organisation also needs leaders and managers who encourage, motivate and support their people to be the best they can be.

Such leaders are authentic and people trust them because they are genuine. They communicate openly and form real relationships with others.

This requires leaders to understand themselves, their strengths and vulnerabilities, and how they impact on others. They need to understand their core values, identity and emotions, and their motives and goals. When leaders know who they are and what they stand for, they have a strong anchor for their decisions and actions. They are more confident in navigating through challenges and in keeping people accountable.

Employees will flourish with leaders who support and coach them to:

  • identify and use their key strengths
  • be resilient in the face of obstacles
  • be agile and adaptable midst complexity and ambiguity
  • understand personal values, purpose and direction, and
  • find work/life balance.

When a leader makes a genuine commitment to the common good, the culture begins an upward shift. In turn, commitment across the organisation goes up, people begin to spontaneously contribute, and collaboration and performance increase. A positive cycle of influence is created, as the organisation unifies to build capacity and achieve desired outcomes.


Transforming Teams

Harnessing the collective talent of a team to bring greater clarity, cohesion and accountability to deliver on key business and organisational outcomes.

The synergies created by working in teams can be enormous. Collectively, effective teams are able to achieve much more than what can be accomplished by the individual efforts of their members.


Building a high performance team offers an important competitive advantage to any business. A high performing team is based on trust where members respect each other, value their differences, and can play from their strengths.

The Executive Coach has worked with leadership teams to:

  • build on their strengths and internal resources
  • communicate well even in situations of high emotion and pressure
  • find ways to build on their capacity when confronted with new challenges
  • manage conflict and their own responses when things do not go their way
  • know how to reward and support each other
  • be prepared to keep each other accountable
  • work consistently towards their desired outcomes.

Such teams are essential to the long-term success of an organisation.

"Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare."

– Patrick Lencioni



Leading Change

Ensuring the success of change initiatives with leaders who build relationships with key stakeholders, communicate continuously and model the way forward.

Successful and lasting change in the whole way things are done in an organisation requires a shift in mindset. This starts with the leaders who need to send clear, credible and heartfelt messages around the 'why' of change.

However, leaders alone will not have impact unless they align overall organisational systems and processes with the vision and the strategy. This is especially true when it comes to how people are rewarded and recognised.

The Executive Coach works top down with the most senior leaders on how they personally lead and how they work together as a team to successfully implement their strategy for change.

In organisational change people need to certainly change what they do, but more importantly they need to change how they think. Thus the strategy for change will focus on how to accomplish this level of personal change across the whole organisation, starting with the leadership group.

When people choose to change themselves from the inside out, their changes are real and lasting, and resistance is minimal.

When leaders apply a conscious approach to change, they can create the conditions for discovering the future and ways in which organisations and society will thrive.

"People change what they do less because they are given analysis that shifts their thinking, than because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings."

– John Kotter


Women in Leadership

Creating awareness in women leaders of their natural strengths, and how they can utilise them to have a powerful impact and influence.

Working with mindsets, women are supported to strengthen their sense of a right to the same opportunities as those available to their male colleagues, to step up when needed, and do so without hesitation and with an inner confidence.


"The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued."

– Michelle Obama



Career Directions

Supporting individuals going through career and life transitions to know their strengths and talents, connect with their values and passions, and define a clear intention for where they want to be in work and life.

In a world of constant change where people will change careers many times over a lifetime, it is valuable to see such changes as not just a series of jobs, but as a journey of engaging work experiences that offer fulfilment and growth.

Career coaching can guide you in the direction of how to:

  • negotiate a successful career move
  • review your work and career aspirations
  • plan ‘third act’ opportunities that redefine retirement into new forms of ‘work’.

Our career coaching explores:

  • career satisfaction and dissatisfaction
  • personal strengths and talents
  • values, passions, hopes and aspirations.
  • ideas around a 'best place to work'
  • planning how to balance work, personal and family interests.

Finally, we focus on you building your value proposition, which will facilitate your ability to convey the value you offer to a potential employer or client.

In working with The Executive Coach to clarify and plan your career direction, you will have developed:

  • a clear intention for how you want to move forward in work 
and in life, and
  • a defined strategy for progressing your intentions.

Follow-up coaching supports the successful implementation of your strategy.

"The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."

– Oliver Wendell Holmes


Mentoring the Coach

Providing a reflective, challenging and supportive environment for coaches (both internal and external to organisations) with a commitment to their ongoing professional development and career success.

A Coach Mentor or Supervisor is an excellent way for coaches to obtain further professional development, as part of their continuous learning and development plan.


Individual or Group Supervision offers coaches a place for reflection and learning, to build on their strengths, make sense of specific coaching challenges especially when working within a systems context, and to ensure professional and ethical practice. Participants are encouraged to bring along current coaching challenges, explore the application of various theoretical approaches, and broaden their repertoire of coaching approaches.

The Executive Coach can provide a mentor/supervisor to:

  • professionally trained coaches operating their own independent coaching practices and businesses
  • professionally trained coaches who work within an organisation and conduct one on one coaching as part of the organisation’s learning and development programs.

What we learn through the process of reflection becomes a part of who we are, and how we influence and impact on others.



Jill Macnaught

M +61 411 250 693
E info@theexecutivecoach.com.au