Creating a culture of rapid and adaptive learning allows people to contribute to our complex and changing world. The need and expectation to acquire new skills and knowledge has intensified. Equally, organisations want to populate themselves with switched on leaders at all levels – resilient, self-directed learners who can innovate, adapt strategies and progress common goals together. These leaders are what we need to optimise our future. They are deeply self-aware, guided by their values, driving purpose and sustaining constructive relationships. They are collaborative, inclusive and legacy minded.
Executive and Leadership Coaching is recognised as one of the most impactful ways to develop and achieve in adaptive environments. It is a practice that optimises the resourcefulness and potential within people, teams and businesses. To advance and strive for the higher goals, it takes more than execution of task. It’s about leveraging potential and removing interferences or barriers.
Our executive coaching team’s driving purpose is leadership for the greater good. The leadership that got us to where we are, will not get us to where we need to go. Work has changed, organisations have flattened, collaboration and inclusion must be the lived experience (and not a slogan plastered to a wall) with leadership under the microscope of trust.
The Dattner Group executive coaching suite offers leadership development, targeted to your context. We’d love you to take a look around, see what suits your needs and get in touch – We want to hear your story of leadership – where you’ve been, where you are now and where you’re going. Let’s talk about how we can help you get there.
Dattner Group Coaching offers Executive Coaching Services targeted to your context. Whether it be Organisational Coaching, Personalised Coaching or Coaching for Women Led Ventures, we support and help navigate clients to realise opportunities and overcome challenges.
As a Director in both Dattner Group and Homeward Bound, I am mindfully committed to social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Since 2005, I have been the financial steward of the business, enabling a more stable proposition of success.
Success in business for me is to build more inclusive and sustainable resources, reduce inequality and focus on agility and resilience during challenging times. Constructive leadership remains at the heart of the matter and is needed more than ever before. I bring these insights to my coaching and facilitation practice, supporting other leaders through their personal growth and change commitments.
Take the first step, unlock your courage, and walk with us in the new paradigm of leadership.
I’ve always been driven to make a little difference to lives and workplaces where I can add value and insight. As a coach, culture and change leader, I know that the practice of leadership tests all of us at times.
The path is never linear, but windy, bumpy and challenging. The direction and decisions may be complex and uncertain. For talented people to willingly walk with you, you’ll foster shared purpose and commitment.
My road to working with leaders was underpinned by a ‘learning for life’ mantra, from veterinary surgeon to the leadership table in the Health and Energy sectors across Asia Pacific, working hard to ensure our decision makers and influencers are visible and reflective of our communities and customers.
I’m passionate about how all species are interconnected and how humans can continue to learn and ensure we all thrive together on this planet we share.
Immersive leadership training with Homeward Bound in Antarctica in January 2019 prompted me to question whether strategies I’d developed over decades to communicate and interact with other people were sustainable or even truly productive. I enlisted the help of Michele Crouch of Dattner Group to help me explore this. Through this process, I realised that my focus had always been on adapting myself to suit the needs of others. For example, key strengths of mine are zest, perseverance and creativity. To some people, this means that interactions with me can feel overwhelming. A subtle but very powerful insight I gained through my work with Michelle was that being able to adapt for the comfort of others is very worthwhile and valid, but does not invalidate my strengths. This is important because it means I can use my skill to smooth interactions with other people with no resentment – either towards them for having different preferences / needs than mine, or towards myself for ‘not being perfect’. There is no perfect.
My coaching with Michelle gave me the courage to push myself out of my comfort zone, particularly around goal setting.
I had aspirations to run as a candidate in the Loddon Shire Council local elections but thought about putting it off until next time. I realised that I was taking the easy way out and avoiding the unknown. Reflecting on Michelle’s words during our coaching sessions were sitting at the back of my mind and nudging me to take each step into the unknown. I survived the campaigning and was successful in winning the Inglewood Ward. I am now a Councillor and am ready to take the next steps on my journey of unknowns.
I first met Michelle when I undertook the Compass Executive Leadership course for women in 2019 and from this went on to personalised one on one coaching. The experience of coaching with Michelle has been genuinely life changing. She is a professional yet engaging coach who never puts words in my mouth but helps me to view the world through a constructive lens and clearly articulate my own potential. She is both enthusiastic and knowledgeable, ensuring that my program is personalised and that I utilise the tools that are most helpful to me. She manages to stay incredibly focused, even when I try to veer off down rabbit holes and never lets me “off the hook” ensuring every session is productive. Throughout this process I have learnt to understand myself much better, but I have also gained valuable insights into understanding those around me, helping me to encourage and coach them to reach their full potential. I can honestly say the process of coaching has been the best and most productive investment in myself I have ever made.
Through monthly one-on-one coaching sessions coach Michelle Crouch helped me develop a plan to embed what I learned from the Compass leadership course into my day to day actions. She helped me add even more tools to my leadership toolbox, further building my emotional intelligence and resilience to consistently operate from a constructive leadership perspective. She was always there to support me, asking the right questions whenever I faced a challenge. Michelle made it possible for me to successfully transition to an executive level role. Thank you, Michelle!