Leaders are typically busy, time-poor, stretched and under pressure to deliver, with back-to-back meetings, stakeholders to manage, staff issues, delivery expectations and relentless email.
Despite their best intentions to lead well, they can feel like they're chasing their tails as they lack key systems, structure and tools to confidently and effectively lead themselves, their people and their careers.
It can be frustrating for everyone when leaders aren't set up to provide their greatest value to the business, maximise their career potential or engage the hearts and minds of their people.
For 20 years I've been supporting leaders to make their greatest difference with coaching & training.
Along the way I've worked with thousands of leaders (Team Leader to CEO) and had the pleasure of being involved in various projects, such as being a member of the Telstra Top Talent identification team, rolling out leadership career planning workshops across government and speaking at various leadership conferences around Australia.
Over the years I began to notice the fundamental activities of high performing leaders; specific frameworks and systems that make a dramatic difference to a leader's confidence, sense of control, impact and both management and leadership effectiveness.
I pulled my experience and learnings together to develop an online leadership development program with bite-sized weekly learnings, practical systems and tools for immediate, tangible results and behavioural change.
The program can be tailored to suit your business.
Add your logo, a welcome video from your CEO and lessons/resources specific to your business.
The program can be delivered to 1 or 10,000 participants.
The advantage of multiple leaders journeying through the program together is peer support/accountability and leadership capability and capacity uplift across the business.
Built-in accountability - from the welcome lesson to the last lesson the participant's manager is brought along for the ride.
When participants complete a lesson they receive an email with the subject line 'Share with your manager', which supports them to share their learnings, insights, progress and achievements.
This supports them to stay on track, demonstrate their commitment to their development, spark discussion, cement learnings and strengthen their relationship with their manager.
As leaders are time poor, the aim of the program to provide one critical shift per week.
The program is delivered over 12 weeks with a weekly lesson (10 to 20 minute video plus required action) via a dedicated training portal accessible via computer and mobile app, with a focus on learning, implementation, support and built-in accountability (1:1 coaching is an optional add-on).
Participants have access to the program for 12 months.
Welcome area - Set yourself up for success and engage your manager
Week 1. Purpose & potential - self reflection, values, crafting your 'WHY', purpose activity & goals
Week 2. Establish your strategic recurring leadership calendar
Week 3. Drive your leadership capability development planning (+ competency self-assessment)
Week 4. Build your awareness by seeking out feedback in an empowered way
Week 5. Delivery planning and managing expectations
Week 6. Elevate your leadership via a simple strategic communication strategy
Week 7. Embed a system for 1:1 meetings to engage, manage and lead (feedback, goals, well-being, development)
Week 8. Meetings that engage and align your team to deliver
Part 1: Strategic meetings calendar
Part 2: Leading with meetings
Week 9. Develop team leadership awareness and capability - assessment
Week 10. Build your network, knowledge & brand with mentors
Week 11. Elevate your career planning
Week 12. Refocus your 12 month vision, goals & focus
"Your combination of coaching, team coaching and coaching skills training over recent months has supported our leadership team to move to the next level. We are more aligned, focused and have a better understanding of how to be effective leaders. Thank you for your support."
"Through coaching sessions with Rachael I have been able to quite quickly achieve clarity and a sense of purpose around what my goals are. This has made it a lot easier to make decisions on where I should be focussing my time and what career decisions I should make. The clarity has provided a sense of relief by taking away the ‘noise’. I would not have achieved this without Rachael providing guidance and gently challenging and interrogating my thinking."
"Coaching for me is about staying at the top of my game in every aspect of my life. With such a demanding career, whilst being successful at what I do, coaching ensures I prioritise my relationship, my kids, my health and my downtime, in ensuring my life is a success."
"Rachael has worked with a number of colleagues at various organisations for me. Rachael has the ability to take the people ‘out of their comfort zone’. She will ask them to assess, challenge and stretch themselves. By doing this she gets results. I have seen great growth in these colleagues as a result of the sessions they have had with Rachael."
"The coaching, enthusiasm and insight Rachael provided me throughout my journey, has not only enabled me to discover a great deal about myself but more importantly made me conscious and able to refocus on how I can progress positive change. I have felt comfortable and inspired since our first meeting and the momentum continues today. A motivating learning experience for me – Thank you."
"You are a legend. Thank you so much for facilitating our goal setting day. I was really pleased with the outcome. I admire the way you ran the day and your perceptiveness to the different personalities. You really do have a gift with people. Thank you again."
"As a HR Business Partner I have engaged Rachael’s coaching services periodically over the last 5 years. This has included Rachael coaching individual staff (40), delivering goal setting workshops and facilitating team coaching with great success. Rachael has a unique and vibrant way in which she engages an audience and individuals to set and achieve goals and it is always a pleasure working with her."
"Rachael opened my mind to possibilities I hadn’t even considered. The sessions helped me explore my values, understand my personal and professional purpose and be confident that I can make the right choices to balance what I initially felt were conflicting aspirations. Thanks Rachael."
"Just a quick note to let you know how much we appreciated and enjoyed your presentations at our recent WCN networking breakfasts. You might be interested to know that at the May breakfast we had a record attendance with over 160 guests and that you are the first speaker we have asked back due to such an overwhelming interest. The response has been phenomenal and the evaluation forms 100% positive! You will be a tough act for others to follow. "
"We recently engaged Rachael’s services to facilitate a series of interactive workshops held throughout Australia for our Women in Mortgage Broking Network members resulting in tremendous success, positive feedback and delighted workshop participants. Rachael’s warm and energetic style not only engaged our audiences but left them wondering where the time had gone and wanting more! She has an extremely genuine and passionate approach to sharing her insights and encouraging others to reach their true potential – whatever that may be. Rachael comes highly recommended by our Network and PLAN Australia as a business."
"Working with Rachael has been truly fulfilling. Being a bit of a sceptic of coaching and not really enjoying opening up, I was very unsure of what I was letting myself into. My worries were very quickly dismissed. Rachael is analytical, yet warm and she is incredibly real. Her own business acumen and general life experience all make for such well rounded coaching sessions. I always leave our sessions recharged mentally and motivated to succeed in achieving my goals and be the best I can be."
"As the organiser it was an absolute pleasure to deal with you – you are both organised and easy-going – a breath of fresh air in this industry! You are professional, friendly and a delight to work with!"
Copyright MAD Leaders 2019