When you’re ready to carve out the time to be strategic or to work on yourself, get further faster by working with someone who is experienced enough to appreciate your context, strong enough to match you, and compassionate enough to fully see and hear you
Executive coaching is for passionate professionals at a management or executive level, looking to advance in their career, make a bigger or broader impact and further their leadership skills.
They want this to happen in the context of a private, confidential, purposeful relationship with a qualified professional, who can think at their level, support their process and challenge them appropriately.
Whether you’re the CEO of a large firm, a middle manager, or business owner, Sue’s coaching can offer you a broader perspective on the problems and issues that you face as well as a rare opportunity to understand and constructively explore your own decision processes.
Being somewhat new to higher levels of management, I wanted to further develop my leadership style and skills. This meant working on my confidence, how I can bring people along with me, and operate at my best at an executive level.
Coaching gave me support to develop a personalised plan for how a major policy reform project: focusing on my strengths, looking at where I can gain support for my ideas, and having a plan of action that I could implement.
Sue is incredibly insightful and within a short period of time, has been able to help me see my strengths and opportunities for growth. Working with Sue has given me a different way to think about challenges and has given me tools for being able to express myself with greater confidence.
Through this process I have gained a greater insight into what is important to me, and how I can better align my actions and purpose. I’ve also gained a much better understanding of what triggers me and how I can avoid unhelpful behaviours.
At first the idea of executive coaching was a bit intimidating for me. Now that I’ve been through this process, I really see that it is an incredible investment in yourself. I have gained so much more out of this than I expected. I had hoped to increase my leadership capacity and my confidence - and it has – but I’ve also gained some valuable insights into what is important to me as a person, helping me to manage relationships both at work and in my personal life.
Sue and I have had the opportunity to engage on a range of occasions, most notably over 2019 where I had the privilege of working with Sue as a mentor. Asthma Australia Ltd was formed in October 2017, the merger of several Asthma Foundations across QLD, NSW, Victoria, ACT and SA with the former Asthma Australia Inc. I was delighted to have been offered the opportunity by the Board to lead the amalgamation and realise the potential of a single, larger organisation.
Sue has provided invaluable support, insights, and encouragement during the time we have been working together. She is a consummate professional, intelligent, well networked, and importantly balanced. She sets an excellent example for women in leadership.
Sue is an excellent coach with a common-sense approach to business issues and personal development. My time with Sue allowed me to improve my presentation skills to the point where I now look forward to presenting in front of large and small groups, something I never felt I would be comfortable doing. I am more than happy to recommend Sue to anyone looking to develop themselves further.
Learn how to purposefully create a climate for success by drawing on your strengths, understanding your default responses to stress and choosing to prioritise the decisions and conversations that will move you, your team and your organisation forward
We support you in finding fresh perspective and renewed energy as you re-invigorate your team and empower them to deliver beyond what you could have previously imagined.
And yet many lack the training or mentoring to master these things in the time available. Are you also facing these challenges? If this is you, you’re not alone.
It’s no secret. Leadership roles demand strategic thinking, excellent relationship management, effective communication skills, high integrity and self-mastery. Like many, you may find yourself working in a high-stakes, complex environment.
A leadership coach offers you the ability to truly make your mark, derive great satisfaction and level-up your impact as a leader. Take your organisation, influence and your legacy to new heights by being a powerful, impactful force for change. A force for good.
This is what Iris Group is here to help you do. Quality conversations, clear thinking and balanced decisions matter, every day.
Step into your potential where and when it matters most.
Each unique program is delivered in a 3-stage process, developed and tested over more than a decade, which really works. We call it the 3D approach:
Here are some of the ways Sue supports executives through her tailored coaching programs.
Following an initial strategy conversation, your program will be designed using the 3D process, and will include several of the components listed below, based on your requirements, timeframe and budget
Assessments help you better understand yourself and your leadership style. Depending on what’s needed, you may experience personality, leadership style, decision-making style, money archetype or 360° feedback assessments.
Similar to the face to face coaching sessions, these are more suited to remote work situations and held over Zoom. As with any coaching, the work you do between sessions is vital to your success, hence we use online methods of staying in touch to support you throughout your journey.
A half-day or full-day private workshop for deep-diving into key essentials. These can include personality, story, strategic planning, role-playing or practicing real situations such as making speeches or having tough conversations.
Regular, laser-focused accountability check-ins or just in time “saves” that keep you in the flow. If you need a support system to help you bypass negative thought patterns or other distractions.
Observing you in a meeting or presentation and then providing feedback.
These sessions are held regularly, generally every 2-4 weeks, for the duration of your executive coaching program. Coaching sessions are tailored to help you reach your goals as well as to offer personal feedback, key insights and decision making support.
Including or updating your Manager or other stakeholders at regular intervals helps keep your program aligned with broader objectives and visibly contributing to a shared agenda, while preserving the confidentiality of your working relationship with me.
The degree of insight and courageous, honest feedback that you can gain from an Executive Coaching program is uniquely powerful.
Hundreds of executives who have worked with Sue found that these tools provided a clear understanding of values, preferences and core drivers that translate into motivation and team culture. The assessments also revealed strengths and competencies to build on as well as habits, beliefs and behaviours that prevented people from being at their best.
Being able to explore these openly with Sue – who works with courage, compassion, insight and humour – provided a catalyst for the transformation of these leaders, who were able to advance their careers while increasing their impact and making a positive difference in the world.