Coaching that meets the needs of social purpose leaders

Transition Coaching

Helping you make the move into a social purpose career or take that next critical role.

We make sure talented commercial executives have the support they need to break into the social purpose sector, and that those in the sector keep getting the roles they need to feel satisfied, challenged and purpose-aligned.

The reality is that making a career transition can be confronting, draining and time consuming, especially if it relies on guesswork and luck rather than a smart, thoughtful process. We help you to get a strong handle on what you want, capture it in a way that is compelling, and then get yourself in front of the people that can help you to find and get the job that you want. The outcome is reliably extraordinary - a career move which is aligned to your personal areas of passion, skill and pragmatic requirements.

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First 90 Days Program

Helping you to take advantage of the early gains and avoid the high stakes risks of a new role.

The research shows that what happens in the first few weeks and months of a new leader’s position has a significant and disproportionate impact on their long-term success. Despite everyone’s best intentions it is tough to make the most of this period.

We provide leaders with a structured and targeted program which gives them the space to decompress, reflect, strategize and more quickly process the huge volumes of information and competing priorities calling on their attention. We help to make sure that in the rush to deliver and land well, you don’t miss opportunities or quick wins, inadvertently get critical relationships off on the wrong footing, fail to interpret sensitive cultural cues or misjudge priorities. The result is a smoother and less stressful landing for both the incoming leader and the organisation, meaning everyone can get on and achieve the longer-term change and value they aspire to.

Executive Coaching

Supporting leaders to take their professional growth to the next level in high stakes contexts.

We provide leaders who are committed to success with the private and confidential space required to wrestle with the tough questions, expand their possibilities and adjust course where necessary.

We support not just what you do but how you do it, blending the pragmatics of knowledge, skill, tools and accountability with the more subtle aspects of values-based behaviors, quality presence and confidence. Our clients say that what they are most appreciative of is the breadth of our experience and expertise combined with our flexibility. In practice this means being able to gain a skilled thought partner across all the fields of leadership that matter: strategy, tricky relationships, cultural change, self-management, influencing and more. At the heart of what we offer is a trusting space to be as honest and vulnerable as you need to be in order to flex your strengths, address your blind spots and reach into your next horizon of potential.

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If you are looking for some awesome, knowledgeable people to work with, these are the guys I highly recommend. Their friendliness and result-driven approach is what I love about them.

Louise Thurgood-Phillips, Chair

Emanuel Synagogue

Leadership Space has been our partners in a whole-of-organisation cultural change process. Through individual coaching, team coaching and workshop facilitation, Leadership Space has worked across all levels of Artbank. Barb has been pivotal in this process by supporting our people to build a stronger culture of personal empowerment and collaborative engagement to achieve the outcomes necessary for Artbank’s success.

Tony Stephens, Director


Elise has constantly challenged me throughout my coaching process and guided me to work on personal and professional behaviours that need improvement. She has inspired me to become more of an active and engaged learner during both group and individual settings and encouraged me to generate my own ideas and solutions rather than providing these to me. I have felt valued and supported throughout the coaching process.

Kim Douglas, General Manager, Marketing and Communications

Creche & Kindergarten Association

My sessions with Elise have been wholly transformative. At the start, we agreed to intentionally leave the focus of our time together open - this has provided enormous flexibility to address the unexpected, including a career transition. I find her 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. She’s worth her weight in gold!

Este Darin-Cooper, State Manager (NSW/ACT) - Creative Partnerships Australia, Co-founder and Director

Darin Cooper Foundation

My coaching with Barb has 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. Her coaching 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!

Marnie Karmelita, Head of Programming

New Zealand Festival


We help leadership teams and individuals to become what they aspire to be in order to succeed



Our facilitation services include strategic planning sessions and team-building off-sites through to large scale workshops.



Assisting organisations to embed widespread culture change



Workshops & events leadership teams and individuals to become what they aspire to

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