Australia's leading social purpose coaching firm
Australia's leading social
purpose coaching firm
We walk beside leaders from the social purpose sector
We walk beside leaders from
the social purpose sector
We walk beside leaders from the social purpose sector
Thought partnership
for leaders and teams
Steer your organisation through growth, change and challenge
Steer your organisation through
growth, change and challenge
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We support leaders like you take your leadership to the next level

We understand that transforming organisations in the social sector takes full spectrum capability. We walk beside you on your career journey and to land well in new positions. We support you to steer your organisation through change, growth and challenge.



We help you unlock the value of your executive team and leverage your collective intelligence.

We work with teams to help you achieve the levels of performance and effectiveness you require in order to deliver ambitious organisational impact.



We enable organisations to develop strategy, align structure and strengthen culture.

We support organisations to unlock their organisation’s full capability by helping them to pinpoint what’s required from their culture and then pragmatically and manageably bring that future state to life.



We make it easy for you to create and implement great strategy.

We use our sector-wide experience and perspective to ensure that your strategic planning is a fast, effective process that builds capability and cohesion.



Social Purpose Organisations 


Executive Leaders 


Leadership Profiles


Hours of Coaching & Facilitation



How Support Act’s decisions set it up to meet the biggest crisis of the music industry and its people



Helping BackTrack scale up their work keeping kids out of jail



Opening new horizons of social impact for Milk Crate Theatre



Supporting QMUSIC at the BIGSOUND Festival



Living My Way's journey to becoming a high-performing team



Helping Sylvanvale grow in a complex environment



A new era of impact & sustainability for AMC



A compassionate and systemic approach to Performance Management


“Leadership Space has been supporting Sylvanvale as we steer our way through this very dynamic time in the disability sector, with the introduction of the NDIS. Through individual coaching, team coaching and workshop facilitation, Leadership Space has worked with our Executive Leadership team to support each leader’s personal commitment to greater collaboration and team cohesion. This has enabled our leadership to clearly understand and deliver on the outcomes necessary for our success.” 

Leanne Fretten

CEO, Sylvanvale Foundation

"Thank you for your brilliant work facilitating our strategic planning workshop. It was an exhilarating day, challenging in all the right ways, and your ability to keep our energy focussed, the conversations flowing, and then to distill them with such clarity is outstanding. It was exciting to feel a room full of people working so well together, acknowledging the transformative changes that are essential for our ongoing survival and relevance. We feel very fortunate to be working with you."

Genevieve Lacey

Chair, Australian Music Centre

“My sessions have been wholly transformative. I find the combined use of behavioural analysis and neuroscience unique in its ability to deliver deep insight into the relationship dynamics across my professional and personal pursuits. I am working, communicating and partnering with far greater intention, effectiveness and impact, and far less heartache and frustration.”

Este Darin-Cooper

State Manager (NSW/ACT), Creative Partnerships Australia and Director, Darin Cooper Foundation

"The Leadership Coaching series helped our leadership team to have a new language and frame for understanding each other as people and helping us work together as a team. The program had just the right balance of stretching us to learn something new and supporting who we are already."

Jess Wilson

National Director, Good Things Foundation Australia

“The work with Leadership Space guided the team to reflect more deeply on how we work with our venture partners, learning from our 15-year legacy. At the level of individual team members, including myself, we gained a deeper personality assessment than the 5 plus profiles I had done over the previous 15 years. The result was impressive. We now have a common language and a more profound understanding of what is behind our behaviours with each other and as we work with our venture partners.” 

David Williams

Executive Director, Venture Philanthropy, Social Ventures Australia (SVA)

“We engaged Leadership Space to facilitate our strategic planning. She gained my trust quickly and brought to the conversations a level of value and insight that included our culture, leadership and strategy. Over a period of 9 months, Elise partnered with myself and the CEO. At the end of this process we have a more cohesive Board and Executive, higher quality leadership relationships, and a strategy that we are deeply excited about and aligned to.”

Louise Thurgood-Phillips

Emanuel Synagogue (previous Chair)

“Leadership Space was formative in a time of change and transition at Brisbane Powerhouse. The combination of personality profiling, a team workshop and then ongoing coaching for the leadership team was critical in not only setting strategic direction but maintaining our focus on getting there. They have the right mix of NFP understanding, expert facilitation tools and a gentle/firm touch, depending on what was needed.”

Fiona Maxwell

CEO, Brisbane Powerhouse

“Thank you for such a fabulous workshop. I sincerely enjoyed your warm approach in guiding us throughout the day, while walking beside us with expertise and insight.”

Dominique Robert-Hendren

Head of Clinical Innovation and Digital Health, Hello Sunday Morning

“We genuinely enjoyed the support from Leadership Space as they walked beside us on our journey as a leadership team. It involved carving out space to realign our strategy and team to set ourselves on the path to achieving our full potential. I am confident we will be able to access new funding, and will be able to deliver even greater social impact as a result. Thank you.”

Jodie Wainwright

CEO, Milk Crate Theatre

“We just did in 1 day, what would have taken us 6 months.”

Marcus Watson


"Working with Leadership Space opened our eyes to what was right in front of us all along. They unlocked new and effective ways for our leadership team to work together. Leveraging the Lumina Spark insights we were able to clarify our team purpose, focus and behaviours we want to role model. we appreciate the care and kindness they exhibited with us, and we are grateful for their support.”

Living My Way

“We really appreciated the involvement of the Leadership Space team in our event, it enabled us to maintain impartiality, and ensure authenticity of the feedback that was garnered from the roundtables - which were an excellent idea of theirs too!

We learned a lot from the honest and heartfelt feedback about the state of our industry, and the recommendations from the group were insightful and powerful and we hope will be adopted to positively impact everyone we represent.”

Q Music

“Our team session with Sarit was wonderful. It was transformative in many ways and I'm already experiencing a positive shift in the way we are communicating as a team. Thank you so much. Looking forward to our next workshop with you very soon.

Dominique Robert-Hendren

Head of Clinical Innovation and Digital Health, Hello Sunday Morning

“A wonder to work with. Simple, smart and fast, with great quality outcomes!”

Kathy Packenas

Acting CEO, Asthma Australia

"Inclusion Foundation engaged Leadership Space to deliver a Leadership Team Workshop and All Staff Away Day to refocus our annual priorities and engage in a conversation that brought to life our values. Sarit Vandegraaff and Barb Barkley partnered with me to plan two workshops.

The responses we received from our Leadership Team and staff was incredible, with each and every person walking away inspired and empowered. The impact of day with our staff was invaluable, and will allow us to continue to deliver on our mission with renewed focus and energy.

The workshops really delivered on our objectives and it was an absolute pleasure to work with them at every stage."

Andre Carvalho

outgoing CEO, Inclusion Foundation
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