Experiential workshops, seminars and leadership programs that leave you feeling invigorated, tooled-up, and with a new network of like-minded colleagues

Career Transitioning Lab

Clarify what you want from your career and map your path to get there

If you are serious about a career move, then this workshop series is for you. It is tailored made for mid-career executives who are already in the social purpose sector and want to move up or sideways, as well as commercial executives moving into the sector.

This workshop provides participants with:

  • Dedicated individual attention together with the benefit of a high performing peer group with similar challenges.
  • Guidance to move through a career transition process that works, with the right amount of both accountability, challenge and support.
  • Full-service assistance: from your purpose, to your pathway, to your network, right through to your CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile.

Personal Leadership through Profiling

Power up your self-awareness and growth

High quality tools that deepen your understanding of yourself are gold when you’re a leader. They help you to unlock the full spectrum of your own capabilities and give you an efficient and accessible way to manage and influence others better. Leadership Space is one of a handful of Australian providers to be accredited in the hand-selected profiling tool, Lumina Spark. This globally validated tool has been experienced by hundreds of social purpose executives with huge praise. In this workshop package you’ll receive your profile, have a workshop deep dive to understand it, followed up by a short individual session to extract the full array of personal insights.

This workshop provides participants with:

  • A tool that is non-judgemental and doesn’t box you in or simplify you.
  • Practical insights that help you manage stress, get clear on your real areas of genius, and manage and lead teams.
  • Take a fresh look at conflict patterns from a personality perspective.

Leadership Mastermind

Amplify your growth. Accelerate your impact. 

This invitation-only program is for Chief Executives of small to medium non-profit and social purpose organisations. It provides a purpose-designed container for like-minded leaders to experiment, problem solve, engage in rapid-loop learning, and provide peer support with each other.

The program draws on and combines the disciplines of individual coaching, adult learning and group processing. Group size is limited to a maximum of 8 people and the participants are selected based on fit and stretch.

If you think you or someone you know would be suitable, please let us know via Group design taking place October – December 2019.


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.

Expressions of Interest here for our 2020 programs

“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


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