Fast track performance and cohesion guided by strategic insight


Team Forming

Enabling you to fast-track through the forming phase so that your team can get on with performing.

We partner with you when new people are joining your team to support you and the team to quickly and productively move through the forming phase and into a cohesive and intentional leadership and team culture.

As a team you gain a leadership framework that enhances your collective focus, accountabilities and processes, reinforced by a common growth-oriented language.

With a sound understanding of your collective strengths, diversity and blind spots, you have the interpersonal infrastructure required for robust and quality communication and decision-making.

Team Effectiveness

Supporting your team into its next level of effectiveness so you can lead growth and change.

We work with you to help take your team’s effectiveness to the next level, leveraging off the big issues that your organisation faces, and modelling the culture it requires.

We help you to revisit, reset or define your leadership framework and gain a deeper understanding of the interpersonal dynamics that are supporting peak performance.

The result is a team that is efficient and cohesive, modeling best practice culture for the rest of the organisation with lived experiences of solving critical business issues in new and refreshing ways.


Conflict Transformation

Helping you and those you work with to move through conflict and into constructive disagreement.

Constructive conflict is a sign of team health. It is very common however for conflict to either be stymying creativity and innovation, or at the other extreme, a fear of conflict and the knowledge that conflict is not done well, to be holding a team, or particular individuals on a team, back.

We help individuals and teams to establish a robust ability for constructive conflict, repairing trust and re-setting individual relationships to support the team and organisation’s culture.

Leader as Coach

Build your coaching capabilities.

Coaching capabilities are deeply helpful as a leader and manager. They enable you to build trust quickly and keep it, have more challenging conversations successfully, and support the development of all of those you come into contact with. These skills are crucial for performance management processes, and provide tangible results that affect employee engagement, staff wellbeing and everyone’s professional growth.

This 4-session program provides participants with:

  • The skills, practical tools and confidence to have quality coaching and development conversations.
  • Insights into how to support mindsets of personal control, initiative taking and accountability in themselves and others.
  • Experiential learning that sticks gained through role-modelling, practice and supportive peer reflection.

Interested in leadership profiling?

We offer a range of insightful and effective tools to support you to choose the right candidate for your leadership role, to support effective relationships between leaders and their managers, and to dial up your own self-awareness and growth as a leader.

“It was such a pleasure to work with Leadership Space to ensure our Strategic Planning Day was a success. Their friendly and efficient approach, combined with a structured and logical format, ensured that the whole team was engaged and that we produced excellent outcomes that will enable us to put a coherent and achievable strategic plan into practice.”

Clive Miller

CEO, Support Act

“Prior to going through the program logic process however we struggled to identify and articulate both our theory of change and our organisation’s central value proposition. Over the last 3 months this process has helped us review and re-evaluate several core assumptions that were both un-examined and unhelpful.

Elise’s strength as a facilitator is matched by her incredible value as a mentor and she skilfully used the program logic model to strategically reposition our organisation to rest more solidly upon our innate strengths. I highly recommend the process to any organisation seeking to pause and sharpen the saw.”

Jimi Wollumbin

CEO, One Health Organisation

“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

"Over the last 18 months we have worked extensively to develop our strategic direction and to facilitate a number of key executive staff interactions. Elise is highly professional and brought experience, energy and clarity to the tasks assigned to her.

She was able to articulate the issues succinctly and keep us moving towards a meaningful and useful set of decisions. She has a deep understanding of the not-for-profit sector and I have no hesitation in recommending her."

Jonathan Harris

Chair, Woodbury Autism and Education

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

Marcus Watson


“Thank you 3 times-over for facilitating TFN’s team development day. As we charge forward, I think we will later reflect on this day as a cultural moment for our team. It was just the right balance of useful and emotional, accelerating our chances of gelling and working together successfully.”

Tom Hull

General Manager, The Funding Network (TFN)

“Leadership Space has provided team and individual coaching to members of the C&K Executive Leadership Team over the past 3 years. In a complex and rapidly changing environment the support to the executive team has been instrumental to our success as a team and individually as we work to address ‘wicked questions’, high workloads and complex change."

Michael Tizard

CEO, The Creche and Kindergarten Association

“Elise worked with Milk Crate Theatre on our Board Review. We gained a clear and united view of the kind of person and skills we wanted and needed with regards to a new Chairperson. The one-on-one interviews with Directors provided great value, highlighting areas the board needed to resolve and agree on as a team, as well as gaps and opportunities to further strengthen the organisation. The facilitated workshop clarified our position on key issues and introduced us to useful frameworks to extend our strategic thinking. Thanks for partnering with us on this work.”

Angus White

former Chair, Milk Crate Theatre & Chair, Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Foundation.

“This year's strategy conference facilitated by Leadership Space was by far the best of the four I have organised since 2010. This was confirmed by others who had attended all. Thank you for your enormous energy and professionalism.”

Rolf Duelks


“A fantastic facilitation job. You listened, engaged, adapted and connected deeply and that was before we got to the two-day off-site! You then did an excellent job facilitating the large and diverse group. We’re really grateful that you helped us nail what it was we were striving for – to bring people together with a positive energy and culture with a commitment to working together into the future.”

Professor Kristy Muir

CEO, Centre for Social Impact

“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 distil them with such clarity is outstanding.”

Genevieve Lacey

Chair, Australian Music Centre


Better navigate complexity, keep growing, and deliver exceptional outcomes



Fast track performance and cohesion guided by strategic insight



Bring to life your organisational strategy and potential



Create and implement great adaptive strategy using the intelligence in your people

“Lumina Spark is a deeper personality assessment than the 5+ profiles I had done over the previous 15 years. What individual team members, including myself, have gained is a common language and a more profound understanding of what is behind our behaviours with each other and our venture partners. The results are impressive.”

David Williams

Executive Director, Venture Philanthropy, Social Ventures Australia

“I’d like to thank you for the half-day offsite workshop that you did with the team. It was a great session and really useful, and I’d certainly consider using Leadership Space again in the future.”

Antonia Ruffell

CEO, Australian Philanthropic Services

“I recently attended a seminar facilitated by Elise. I was tremendously impressed by the way she was able to succinctly convey the topics and clarify the many ways in which I could make a contribution. The diversity of her experiences and her sensitive manner contributed greatly to each participant walking away motivated, informed and inspired. I am particularly grateful to Elise for highlighting the value of my personal purpose as a means to engage with others. I have no hesitation in recommending Elise.” 


“Elise has a flair for delivering a really good mix of teaching and interactive exercises. As both a facilitator and coach she is very effective. She is engaging and professional and brings deep experience and passion. I gained valuable context and insight, and would highly recommend her.” 


“Elise is a born facilitator and coach. Combining deep emotional intelligence with a knowledge of and passion for social impact leadership, Elise enables emerging and established leaders to become more effective and purposeful in achieving their goals. I’d work with her again in a heartbeat.” 

Janine Hoffman

former General Manager, Centre for Social Impact

"Lumina Select was highly valuable and insightful. It sharpened our thinking, helped us ask better questions, and allowed us to understand the potential of their effectiveness in relation to the role. A great confirmation tool of knowing we were progressing with a good fit candidate. We’ll absolutely be using this in future hiring, especially when we’re talking about leadership positions that are so important to get right."

Melinda Phillips

General Manager, BackTrack

“The personal leadership workshop was so insightful. It provided me with a fantastic opportunity to more deeply understand my own leadership style.”

Novela Corda

Key into Sydney


Better navigate complexity, keep growing, and deliver exceptional outcomes



Fast track performance and cohesion guided by strategic insight



Bring to life your organisational strategy and potential



Create and implement great adaptive strategy using the intelligence in your people