strategic facilitation

High performance? The ability to achieve best in class (while under pressure).
As a senior leader, how do you and your team create and sustain strategic high performance? I provide professional facilitation and development programmes to senior, executive and board leadership. My focus is on enabling greater awareness of self and others, diversity of thought, clarity of ambition and focus, and influence of critical clients and stakeholders, when under pressure (limited time or resources, or changes in users, customers or stakeholder needs). My work is bespoke to the needs of each team but typically involves enabling:

Strategy: How do you know what you (and your users’) real problems, ambitions and priorities are?
Leadership: How do you lead under pressure and in conflict (when others won't)?
Performance: How are you enabling clarity, motivation and autonomy with your staff?
Connection: How do you connect with each other, beyond formal roles?
Creativity: How are you encouraging mistakes, questions and 'trial and error'?


masterclass: conflictworks

High performing teams require a diversity in personalities and skillsets. But diversity results in conflict (opposition, friction, resistance, disagreements, pickles and scraps). What can you do? You need a toolkit for recognising and building great conflict (not avoiding it). Our one-day Conflictworks Masterclass introduces a five-factor framework and practical toolbox you can begin using immediately. The Masterclass is facilitated by a seasoned HR practitioner and employment lawyer; run with 12 participants from 9:30-4pm; and includes a comprehensive workbook. Learning outcomes include:

Recognise and own problems. Conflict works (and tells us what we want). Learn how to increase team performance by building courage, safe vulnerability and creativity in your team.
Speak calmly and hold your form. Know how to approach difficult conversations with a sensible and easy-to-use four-step framework.
Personality isn’t personal. Real innovation occurs when a group can trial (and error) safely. Create this environment by building freedom for your staff to be themselves.


masterclass: your messy life

How can we develop presence and awareness of what we need as an individual to lead an engaged, creative and (perhaps most of all) happy life? Many high performers are stressed, fatigued and unhappy because they don’t take time to look after themselves (when the pressure rises). However, some have figured out the tools that work.

Over a decade of working with high performers, we have defined seven habits of those leaders who build and maintain resilience, creativity and contentment amongst the ‘mess’ of their lives. Mess? The stresses and strains of leading, managing, parenting, creating, exercising, getting older, and paying your mortgage, too. This one-day masterclass provides is run in-house with 12 participants from 930am-4pm; and will provide you with both theory and practice of seven habits to build and maintain high performance amongst the mess.