Elevating Leaders for 20 Years

Hi, I'm Rachael Pickworth.

For 20 years I’ve been supporting leaders to achieve clarity of purpose, greater confidence, build their leadership capability and establish a career plan that lights them up.

Along the way I've worked with thousands of leaders (from Team Leaders to CEOs) and had the pleasure of being involved in various projects, such as being a member of the Telstra Top Talent identification team, rolling out career planning workshops across government and speaking at various leadership conferences around Australia.

My passion is supporting you to elevate quickly to make the difference you're here to make as a leader.

How to know if we're a fit...

  • You want to feel confident, organised and in control with a plan that lights you up rather than being overwhelmed and chasing your tail
  • You want to be respected as a high performing leader with a growth mindset, committed to providing strong leadership to your people and the business rather than being an average performer 
  • You want to focus on your career planning, leadership development, building key relationships and your brand so you create and make the most of opportunities rather than flying under the radar
  • You want practical and implementable tools and frameworks to quickly elevate your management and strategic leadership rather than being stuck in operational activity
  • Ultimately you want to look back proudly on your career, your legacy and the ripple effect you made rather than living with regrets 

The journey...

Elevate Coaching and the Elevate in 90 Days Leadership Program is designed to elevate you up the MAD Leaders ladder...

and support you to be strategic, organised, in control and on purpose...

...and addresses the MAD Leaders Framework.

The Elevate in 90 Days Online Program is a stand alone program or may be combined with coaching. The program can be delivered to one or many, building leadership capability and leadership capacity in a business when multiple leaders participate in the journey together.

Client stories...

Director 'Stephanie' was ready to be bigger and bolder after playing under the radar and missing opportunities. She implemented specific managing up strategies, built the visibility of the achievements of her team and went from leading a team of 40 to 120.

Team Leader 'Mark' began working with me when he couldn't make the shift from technical expert to leader. He established several of my practical leadership strategies, such as the leader's calendar, strategic planning framework, communications strategy and meetings strategy and made the shift to confident leader.

After experiencing a challenging relationship with his manager, 'Stuart' had lost his sense of purpose and was doubting himself. Together we worked on rebuilding his confidence, refocusing his energy, rebuilding his brand and kickstarting the next level of his career and leadership.

Manager 'Margaret' felt stuck and wasn't sure of her next move, after returning from maternity leave. We focused on Margaret achieving clarity by aligning her career path with her strengths, passions and sense of purpose in the world. We then explored the path of action to move her brand, visibility and career forward, ensuring her family and role as a mother weren't compromised.

General Manager 'Robert' was ready to move past feeling disheartened about his 360 Degree Feedback process, get back on track and make the required shifts to uplift his leadership capability. We developed and implemented a plan to elevate his leadership approach (mentally and practically), lead and engage individuals and the team efficiently and effectively, build leadership capacity and be ready for the role of Chief Executive within 12 months.

After several members of the Executive Team had received unfavourable 360-degree feedback results, CEO 'Glen' required a strategy to quickly build the leadership capability and consistency of his team. The Elevate in 90 Days Program provided the systems and frameworks to achieve the desired capability uplift and set a new expected benchmark for leaders in the business (such as how to deliver effective 1:1s, run team meetings, engage people, think strategically, plan and communicate strategic delivery expectations, mentor, seek out feedback, etc.) .

I've supported thousands of leaders and staff across small and large businesses to build their capability and plan their careers.

"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."

Stuart Draffin
GM Planning and Development, City of Stonnington

"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."

Kym Myall
Director Risk Assessment and Intelligence, Australian Tax Office

"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."

Prakash Menon
Director Myer Logistics, Myer Ltd.

"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."

Fleur Delves
Victorian Manager, PKL Recruitment

"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."

John Karabatsos,
Manager IT Market Interface Solutions, Australian Energy Market Operator Ltd

"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."

Regina McInnes
MD, McInnes Property Management

"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."

Donna Durston-McKenna
HR Business Partner, 
Southern Health

"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."

Charles Boorman
Program Planning Specialist, VICRoads

"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. "

Kate Wilkins
Member Relations Executive, CPA Australia

"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."

Jenny Stewart
Training and HR Manager

"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."

Rachel Stefanovski
National General Manager, PKL Recruitment

"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!"

Kym McGuinness
MD, Centrum Events

"Thank you again on behalf of the team for your skill in facilitating the sessions, challenging us when needed, and focusing our energies. Our GM asked us the other day what our main three strategic objectives would be and we were confidently able to provide him with our response."

Nigel Brown
Team Leader, 
Sport and Recreation, City of Kingston

"Wow, this coaching process is very powerful! I did not anticipate that I would be able to make such mental shifts in a relatively short amount of time. It’s great to move through my boundaries and obstacles in a challenging but safe, non-judgemental environment. I didn’t expect to enjoy it so much. I am able to see my potential again! "

Augarette Malki
Coordinator, Statutory Planning Unit City of Stonnington

"I just had to share that I’ve had the most AMAZING experience with my biz coach over the last 6 weeks. She literally took me from wanting to quit my business, to bringing in thousands of dollars and feeling on top of the world – in 6 weeks. I have more clarity, vision and confidence than I’ve ever had in my business and I feel on fire with excitement. I spent a long time searching for the right coach and I wish I’d found her sooner. She is GOLD. I’m so grateful found her."

Dr. Jen Riday

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