Take your leadership to the next level
We’re here to walk beside you, helping you take your growth to the next level, experience more joy and satisfaction, and to have the impact you want for the issues you care about.
Reach for new domains of growth.
We provide you with a confidential space to wrestle with tough questions, thought partner to expand your thinking, be challenged with support, and to get on the balcony.
Our approach is a holistic and strengths-based, grounded in neuroscience, and informed by decades of practical experience.
You can choose between 30-minute, 1 hour or 90-minute sessions and space them in a way that makes sense for you.
Career Transition Coaching
Make your next move.
Making a career transition can be confronting, draining and time consuming. We help you to get a strong handle on what you want, capture it in a way that is compelling, and then support you with a smart and effective process that helps you to find and get the job that you want.
Our support includes help with your CV, elevator pitch and LinkedIn profile, as well as interview practice and networking.
Grow with a network of peers.
Gain a like-minded network of colleagues, in a safe space where you can share innovations and challenges, test ideas, and access new tools and resources to support you and help you grow.
Our “Leaders by the Fireside” is our peer-to-peer leadership program. In a high interactive format, you’ll partner with 6 – 8 colleagues on the issues that are relevant to you.
Live and upcoming programs for CEOs and the heads of People and Culture, or Operations.
Customised learning for your people.
We provide tailored and engaging in-house leadership development to help you build a skilled and resilient workforce or grantee cohort. We’ll work with you to co-design an experience that is interactive and grounded in practical insights, whether it’s one day, or one year.
First 90 Days
Land well in your new role.
We provide you with a targeted program which leverages the research on what counts in the first few months of a new position.nBy providing you with the right tools and approach, and a space to process the huge volume of information you’re gathering, we help you to maximise your success and the opportunity.
“Your steady presence and gentle yet firm nudges have helped me push past my comfort zone into the places where real growth happens. Thank you so much for your support.”
CEO, The Funding Network
“There was a critical piece missing for us and that was in the leadership. The work with Leadership Space was more than a standout moment, it was a turning point for our organisation.”
“Through a process of reflection coaching helped me learn more about myself and my strengths and gaps as a leader, at a critical time of joining a new organisation and setting the strategy for increasing impact. It assisted me to stay focused on my goals and helped me determine the steps that I could most effectively take to achieve them.
Barb extended this support through a facilitated session with the Policy and Advocacy team, enabling us to clarify as a group how we progress UNICEF Australia’s goals and responsibilities in working with Governments to uphold the United Nations’ conventions on the rights of the child. I would recommend this to anyone seeking to stretch themselves as a social purpose leader.”
Director of Policy and Advocacy, UNICEF Australia
“My coaching with Barb provided me with the impetus to set aside time and head space for working on my own professional development. My sessions are always insightful and enjoyable but above all they give me greater clarity and confidence in the robustness of my leadership decisions. It provides a supportive environment to test my assumptions and reflect on my approach to complex situations and I walk away with a much clearer pathway forward. Invaluable!”
Head of Programming, New Zealand Festival
“I’m so glad I had career coaching when I did. It took a process that would otherwise have been hit and miss and emotionally stressful, and made it focused, supportive and successful."
"Working with Elise as my coach has been transformative. She helped me prepare for the transition to the CEO role and supported me through my first 90 days and beyond.
I felt that I could be vulnerable and open and she engaged with curiosity and encouragement. This transition was the steepest learning curve of my career and Elise was there to support me through the ups and downs. After every session I walked away with plenty to think about as well as clear actions to put into practice. I would highly recommend this program."
CEO, Social Ventures Australia (SVA)
My coaching with Elise has been deeply transformative and helped to shift how I saw the relationships between myself as a leader, myself as a partner/daughter/mum, and most importantly myself with MY SELF!
She is able to know which string to pull to help you gain true insight, be it intellectual exploration, body-sensing, or using observational data and reflection. However uncomfortable the moment may be, she helps you invite it in and learn from it. Her coaching a gift of warm accountability.