Australia's leading
social purpose coaching firm



We support leaders to deliver gains amidst complexity and thrive.

We understand that transforming organisations in the social sector takes full spectrum capability. We help you look after your career, land well in new positions, and hit your full strides in those critical leadership roles.



We help teams to leverage the full potential of their 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 align their culture and strategy.

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.



See how we've helped social enterprise BackTrack to scale up and expand their work keeping kids alive, out of jail and chasing their hopes and dreams

“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