WHY YOU'RE HERE
You’re a business owner who feels like you are doing it all alone. You know your stuff and you’re great at what you do. Cash flow isn’t the challenge it once was. Growth is your focus. There’s innovation everywhere.
But the cost of that is your time, your stress levels & your relationships. You’re working 60+ hours a week just to keep on top of things because you think the business can’t survive without you putting all those hours in.
You hired a management team to manage the business. But you don’t have the time to mentor your leaders so that they have the skills & knowledge to share the load. That means your to-do list isn’t declining & you’re still spending 80+ hours in the office.
Trouble’s looming if you don’t do something about it now.
It’s time to leverage the untapped potential of your leaders.
At a time when a passionate team are your greatest asset, seeing a return on their potential has never been more essential… or possible.
I’m here to tell you that there is a way through this. It’s possible to create space for anticipating the future and making more educated choices. Systems can be created that will shape and enhance your business. Your team can be accountable and step up as leaders, working alongside you.
🔹 Increased revenue and profits
🔹 A professional team that makes all the decisions to provide exceptional service to your clients
🔹 And you’re free. Free to enjoy activities that are sustainable and community based
🔹 There is certainty, stability and innovation
🔹 There is predictable excellence
I show you how you achieve all of that.
Even better, I set your leadership team up for long term success. We work together over an extended period of time so that your resources & leadership toolkit are deeply embedded into your organisation. After working together, your team won’t be reliant on me to continue their growth & success because everything they need is at their fingertips.
WHAT YOU GET WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER
Before we get started I work with you and your team for a month where I complete a deep dive analysis into how you are performing as leaders, the team culture, strengths and blind spots.
From there we decide together your priorities then I get to work with what’s needed most. It could be individual coaching for the MD, CEO or leadership team, behavioural or thinking profiling, group workshops, consulting services or a combination of all. We work together over a 6-12 month period so that you are set up well to take the business to the next level of growth.
Case Study - Southern Rural Water
"Prior to working with Vanessa we were sitting, spinning our wheels. We wanted to make a change but we didn't really know how to go about it for it to be successful.
We had the commitment, but we just need some guidance on the ‘how’ e.g. how we do this? And what steps we take to make sure we stay committed to it?
It was important to have access to the support and the structure to make the changes that were needed to make.
Feedback given to me about staff morale late October and November / December was probably a real low and they felt there was no direction and support from management. Now, in just over 6 months there’s been a big turnaround. They feel like management is listening to them. The support is there and the trust is back and morale is much higher. So a lot of the underlying uncertainty for staff has been taken away. That gives them some confidence that we're heading in the right direction as a business group."
Gavin Prior, Manager Water Supply East
Are you ready to create not just an event, but a learning experience people won't be able to stop thinking about for days after it's ended?
This is not a boring PowerPoint presentation that you've seen before.
This is an interactive group workshop where I facilitate discussion so that your team light bulb moments transform them beyond their current limitations.
Case Study - Gippsland Environmental Agencies (GEA Women’s Leadership Team)
"I was really excited to have a session with Vanessa as I had heard great things about her inclusiveness and challenging nature of her facilitated sessions. The group I was part of (GEA Women's Leadership Team) provided a brief of our expectations “Building connections” and I was really keen to see how Vanessa would bring this to life.
Vanessa's ability to weave her own story into the facilitated session was seamless. Vanessa had people ‘connecting' via eye colour and shoe size, but most importantly, ensuring people shared something of themselves over the course of the session, which nailed our brief. It caused me personally to think deeply and share openly in a very safe environment.
Vanessa's session was well received by participants and fulfilled the requirements of our brief of connection. We learned a lot about Vanessa and ourselves. Feedback (and follow ups) have certainly occurred and our hope is that it continues within the group. The key was ‘owning' the responsibility of building and maintaining relationships…Vanessa gave us really practical ways of introductions and feeling at ease when entering a room of unknown people."
Jodie Simpson, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
All of this comes together to transform you as a leader. Forever.
One thing I can promise is that you will never be the same again. You’ll have a different way of thinking, which will create
You’ll get the skills that will help you to:
- Be known for your leadership skills
- Leave a legacy
- Progress your career
- Keep growing, keep evolving
- Make a difference.
That means, you’ll know how to:
- Create a rocking culture in your business where your team are motivated and inspired to achieve results
- Anticipate and solve challenges before they happen, knowing you have systems in place to succeed
- Stay focused on your goals and build a strong sense of purpose and accountability for yourself and others
- Develop great relationships with your team, so you can help them to realise their full potential.
Who is this right for?
We will work really well together if you want to grow your business & you value the people you have in your team, knowing that investing in them is an investment in your future. The clients that get the most out of this are those who can see the benefit of taking action because they realise the cost of not creating change will keep them stagnant.
Because for me, it’s not about working with just any business. It’s about figuring out if, and how, I can add value to your business and your purpose.
And when there’s a match, then you just know that you’ve finally met someone who’s got your back. We’ll get the results together. I’ll be there for you, because let’s face it – when you’re leading this kind of initiative, it can be lonely at the top.
But this might not be right for you if…
- You’re looking for a quick fix, the ‘magic bullet.’ It takes time to create change & develop your leadership skills in a lasting way.
- You believe all your problems are caused by your team & you’re not willing or able to take stock & consider how you have contributed to the issues you’re facing.
- You are driven only by making a profit. For us to work well together, you need to care about your customers & your team & the impact your business has on them.
- You have a blinkered view about life and aren’t willing to change. If you’re stuck in the status quo, then your team won’t be able help you fix that without you changing & evolving too.
Here’s what leaders are saying about working with me
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve never thought of leadership coaching before. How can it help my business?
I have a specific training need for my team. Can you help me?
What is a behavioural profile tool and how is it different to personality tests?
Why would I want to use a thinking tool, like the Meta Dynamics™ Profiling Tool?
Is leadership coaching the same as life coaching?
What can I expect to happen in a coaching session?
Can I just choose one service, or do I need to combine them?
Do you do one off coaching sessions?
My business operates from a number of sites, are you able to service all of them?
What if I don’t live near you for face to face sessions, can we still work together?
Do you travel interstate or overseas?
How do I make a booking with you?
"I have always worked hard, gave it my best and excelled in my positions. Over time, as people became more reliant on me (as a manager) I was getting more and more work to do. Over the past six months, I can’t believe how much I have changed. I have grown in confidence to stand up and be a leader and to be proud it. I have more energy to focus on planning, goal setting and achievement; rather than self-reflection, doubt and worry. Vanessa is a compassionate and caring coach.
Vanessa took me on a journey of self-discovery; she helped me understand my beliefs, my values and the type of person I naturally like to be. She then took me on another journey to learn about my strengths and weaknesses in leadership, and areas for improvement. Vanessa has challenged me, strengthened me and most importantly equipped me with skills and knowledge to be a better leader. One thing that will always stick with me, a quote from Vanessa ‘ you can’t change other people’s actions, you can only change your own’. Thank you.
East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
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