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The Thriving Leaders Program is only one way I take team leaders from surviving to thriving. I also offer individual coaching to meet the needs of people who are:


  • Team leaders wanting a more flexible way to improve their leadership skills
  • Team leaders requesting guidance on a specific issue
  • Team leaders needing help to get promoted or prepare for a performance review
  • Team leaders looking to implement ideas they’ve learnt in another leadership program
  • Senior leaders seeking to better work with their team leaders
  • HR professionals aiming to improve the way they identify, develop or support team leaders
  • Small business owners hiring staff or employing team leaders for the first time


I’ve been coaching people for over 10 years and know it is the quickest and most effective way to learn new skills, increase confidence and develop the right mindset. I find it helps people in the short term by giving them the skills to address the day to day issues in their role and in the long term by giving them ideas that will boost their career progression and set them up for success.

To achieve those results I get my coaching clients to focus on 3 key areas:


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At the heart of effective leadership lies a clear and consistent motivation. Without it a leader can easily lose their way and fail to provide a path for their team to follow. I help you to articulate their why so you can share it with others.



Leaders face competing demands and must be able to decide what deserves their time and attention. It’s not just about taking action, it’s about taking the right action. I show you how to separate the urgent from the important.



Once the right actions have been identified the methods used to implement them will make the difference between success and failure. I work with you to determine those steps and maximise your results.


Benefits of individual coaching include:

  • Encouraging you to reflect on your behaviour
  • Exploring the thoughts behind your actions
  • Focusing your attention on the right priorities
  • Helping you implement existing knowledge
  • Analysing your options so you make better decisions
  • Offering an impartial perspective on your situation
  • Presenting new ways of looking at your issues
  • Identifying areas for further development
  • Being a sounding board for new ideas
  • Challenging you to get out of your comfort zone


What to expect when I’m your coach:

  • Analysis of your situation to determine your needs
  • Work with you to set goals for our sessions
  • Sessions held at a time to suit your needs including after hours if required
  • Sessions held face to face or online depending on your location and preferences
  • A structured yet flexible approach that takes into account your needs
  • The right balance of support and challenge to help you develop
  • Extra resources to boost your learning
  • Detailed notes for each session to document your progress
  • A customised action plan to help you implement your learning
  • Email access between sessions to answer any questions



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What clients say


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“The value I received from completing Karen’s program is enormous. As a coach she is inspiring, very personable and easy to communicate with. I wouldn’t have been able to continue in my present role without Karen’s guidance.” Philippa Alford, Centre Director, Headland Montessori

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“Regular coaching sessions with Karen over the last 18 months have provided me with the support, guidance and challenge I need to keep me focused. I value the wealth of knowledge that Karen brings regarding leadership styles and ways to grow yourself as a leader.” Dr AJ Lanyon, Regional Director QLD, Australian Bureau of Statistics


elephant2 150x150 - Coaching“I really appreciated Karen’s ability to guide me rather than just giving me the answers. As this is my first time being a leader she has helped me to develop a new mindset and begin to move from being a friend to my team members to thinking of myself as their leader”. Sally Shaw, Property Portfolio Manager, Elephant Property