Executive Coaching and Leadership Development

Perhaps one of Charles Darwin’s most memorable quotes is;

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

Executive Coaching & Change ManagementExecutive coaching is a great way to ensure that you and your team are equipped to respond to change. In today’s economic climate, you and your team need to be performing well day in day out. Performance demands created by sharper competition, increasing levels of uncertainty and change on many fronts (regulatory, personnel, technology), demanding shareholders and customer expectations require executives to consistently be at the top of their game or risk making bad decisions with far reaching – and sometimes catastrophic financial, career and personal – consequences.

As a registered psychologist with many years of experience in the corporate sector, Patrea provides both one-on-one and group Executive Coaching and Leadership Development to help achieve;

  • Greater personal wellbeing and resilience
  • More effective communication
  • Greater personal effectiveness: goal setting, prioritisation, planning and achievement
  • Effective management of the dynamics of change
  • Enhanced people management skills across and within various levels in your organisation
  • Greater engagement and enhanced productivity
  • Improved leadership effectiveness
  • Retention of talented team members

Coaching Psychologists

Recent research shows that Executive Coaching can be effective in bringing about these types of changes. Working with an experienced Coaching Psychologist to achieve your Executive Coaching and Leadership Development needs has the added benefits of working with someone who:

  • Is a qualified Psychologist
  • Is a registered professional
  • Adheres to a code of conduct
  • Has extensive training in the mind and behaviour
  • Uses and understands validated psychometric instruments
  • Utilises evidence-based models

Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching is a tailored ongoing, interactive process of development aimed at facilitating and enhancing leadership effectiveness (at all levels) by encouraging:

  • Increased levels of self-awareness of strength
  • Increased levels of self-awareness of the impact of one’s thinking patterns, emotional functioning, communication style and behaviour on performance (one’s own and others’)
  • Understanding where changes may be helpful
  • Acquisition of new perspectives, knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable the changes to take place.

Factors in successful coaching relationships include coachee’s commitment to the process and to making changes, clear and authentic communication and feedback, and a solid plan of action to which the executive is held accountable.

Strengths in Coaching

Patrea understands the corporate culture having spent over a decade providing change management services for multinational and government clients of two of the “Big Six” (now the “Big Four”) consulting firms, based in Brisbane and London. Since 2005, Patrea has been the Qld Convenor of the Australian Psychological Society’s Interest Group for Coaching Psychology and is the Qld State Representative on the group’s National Committee. Patrea has worked with individuals at all levels within large and small businesses.

Patrea’s strengths in coaching reside in her ability to coach individuals to become more self-aware and increase their effectiveness by embracing change to improve their professional skills. Coaching Psychology draws on the strengths and well-being principles of Positive Psychology. Patrea creates sustainable strategies from these strong foundations producing lasting and real results for her clients and those with whom they come in contact.

If you are ready to experience the benefits of being coached, call Patrea personally on 0410 264 224 to discuss your requirements or use the handy  online contact form.