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Program Participant First State Super

I gave the leadership team a run down on my 2 days with you and we have agreed to completely restructure our monthly meeting to ensure the time spent is effective, stimulating and real issues are addressed. After I left on Tuesday, I had 3 new words that came to mind: Practice ….. experiment….. perfect / improve. Thanks again for 2 very informative and rewarding days.

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Ian Pendleton General Counsel and Company Secretary, First State Super

Paul is an excellent sounding board, and he does force me to rethink matters from a much more strategic viewpoint. To be honest, the thought of coaching was slightly terrifying, but I give my sessions with Paul a solid 5 out of 5. He is a terrific listener who knows just when to cut in with analysis and ideas for the next course of action.

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Executive Director Program Participant

Paul facilitated the group very well. Paul managed and navigated us through it in a way so that everyone was heard and it was a very safe environment ... The role playing was exceptionally helpful as it helped me understand the situation from both people's perspective.

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Sanober Bulsara Acting Regional Manager, First State Super

I liked the tools provided to assist with opening a meeting. They are professional tools which start the meeting on a positive note, where the staff are likely to get connected and have input into the agenda.

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Program Participant Novartis

Because of the program I am really aware that I was immediately able to demonstrate doing things differently the next day. I found it interesting to have conversations with others I don't work with and who didn't know each other. The activities weren't kindergarten. Paul and Richard were great and I can see they work well together. It was one of the best programs I've been to and fun at the same time.

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Chitra Sethuramasamy Delivery Manager, CRM & Integration, Information Systems

The whole program was brilliant and I enjoyed every bit of it! I am already taking on board doing different styles of meetings depending on their purpose and I am more motivated to do this. I am 100% sure I will use the models and am thinking I will use the ‘analysis kite’. This program is different as you can use the content straight away due to its relevance to what we’re doing.

" It was fantastic ... a very collaborative and fruitful approach to strategic planning. I have appreciated being part of this process, and particularly seeing the culmination of many different colleagues' perspectives being brought into a more concise and effective set of objectives. Paul's overall approach to collaboration and planning would be beneficial to many colleagues at all different stages of their career."

Nerida Olson

recruitment manager - faculty of art & social sciences, the university of sydney
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Malka Bakes Head of Compliance, First State Super

Awareness of the leadership group's styles, including my own [was particularly helpful] - the 360 description and 'reactive styles' was a new concept to me ... The strategic setting and thinking for the upcoming year is already starting to shape up.

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Executive Director Program Participant

Paul facilitated the group very well. Paul managed and navigated us through it in a way so that everyone was heard and it was a very safe environment ... The role playing was exceptionally helpful as it helped me understand the situation from both people's perspective.

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Louisa Blennerhassett Centre Manager, Stockland

The program taught me the importance of articulating the benefits of the meeting to participants.

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Roseanne Du Admissions Manager, University of Sydney

Fun and productive!

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Program Participant First State Super

I gave the leadership team a run down on my 2 days with you and we have agreed to completely restructure our monthly meeting to ensure the time spent is effective, stimulating and real issues are addressed. After I left on Tuesday, I had 3 new words that came to mind: Practice ….. experiment….. perfect / improve. Thanks again for 2 very informative and rewarding days.

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Chris Proctor Program Participant

[The program provided] a lot of good insights on how the team saw the management and their views on opportunities to improve. ... We have understood a lot more of the team's feedback as a result.

Insightful, confronting at times, but very valuable time with our leadership team, skilfully facilitated and guided by Paul. The immediate result is a stronger connection between us - being vulnerable in front of each other breaks some barriers."

Iva Bogdanova

program participant
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David Darch Regional Manager, StatePlus

Everyone was involved and engaged and working towards achieving an important agreed objective. All staff ... and particularly a team who need to be reenergised [could benefit from this program].

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Coachee Project Manager

The [coaching] sessions have been very useful on a few fronts. I understand better the reactionary patterns in myself and others. Learning skills on how to enact change in my behaviours and in turn others has also been useful. For instance, I now utilise breathing practices in the face of aggressive behaviour and thereby often successfully avoid lashing back or stumbling through a response.

I have also done some introspective searching on what I really want, what my strengths and weaknesses are, and made some planned goals to help change my situation. I would recommend this coaching to those looking for answers when it comes to dealing with difficult situations.

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Program Participant First State Super

I gave the leadership team a run down on my 2 days with you and we have agreed to completely restructure our monthly meeting to ensure the time spent is effective, stimulating and real issues are addressed. After I left on Tuesday, I had 3 new words that came to mind: Practice ….. experiment….. perfect / improve. Thanks again for 2 very informative and rewarding days.

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Joshua Morriss Medical Rep

The program was insightful and empowering. You could see Paul take charge of the room even where there was deep emotional conversation - he always had complete control without raising his voice. The program allowed me to communicate with people I work with and with customers. I could work with them and team up with them and find common ground, working in unison rather than head to head.

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Andrew Hay Project Director / Property, Lend Lease

We were fortunate to have Paul for two sessions and the results have been extremely powerful in helping achieve our goal as a High Performing Team. We have a large, dynamic, and growing team and with Paul’s expert facilitation we undertook Team Management Profiling to better understand each of our work preferences. This not only built relationships within the team quickly but helped provide a deeper appreciation of how we individually approached work, and importantly how we can best work together as a high performing team. To say the team has gelled since is an understatement.

We have also adopted the discipline of The Decision Making Kite Model and have found this to be a powerful tool leading to better meetings. My favourite initiative, however, is how we radicalised our senior leadership meetings and took them from a rolling set of minutes to an engaged and productive session where we collectively solve the real issues facing the team. Every time we have these meetings since we made the change as suggested by Paul I have at least one person come to me and say how good these meetings are!

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Program Participant Novartis

This course is well worthwhile. The coaching session is something I am reflecting on every day. It provided new information and a new way of looking at things, while teaching me more about the things I was aware of. Most training programs tell you something you already know and this was designed to tell you something you didn't know.

" Professionalism, frankness, openness. Comfort and safety in the environment. Calmness. Impacting, uncomfortable, and effective. Any change in any system results in discomfort. Paul's session provided the tools and awareness to sit in the discomfort and know that it's okay. To stop the "rescuer" mentality so often present in leaders of "fixing all the problems". Paul's facilitated session provided me with the tools and awareness to take a different perspective on challenges within the team and organisation."

Daniel Dwyer

Director group operations, fresh hope care
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Nicole Clark Animal Ethics Manager, University of Sydney

When we talked through the questions: My personal objectives, how would I feel, what would I think if I felt like this etc. It was amazing going through these steps, just how clear my mind became. It cancelled out all the clutter.

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Ryan Medical Rep

It was motivating, inspiring, interesting, confronting and I believe we all have learned greatly and will become more self aware and better leaders from this experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, probably one of the best courses I've been on and I don't normally say that. Paul was a fantastic facilitator.

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Tamim Olime Medical Rep

The program supported me by showing me how to handle reactiveness, and widen the angle on how I see things. The 360 review and the one-on-one coaching which supported it was the most useful part for me. I have attended other courses, but this was one of the best.

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Eric Chung Program Participant

Well facilitated, the penny really dropped in our minds on a few items! Paul got each of us to understand the content and each other and made it more effective to talk to each other.

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Connie Leggio Director Project Leadership (ANZ), IQVIA

I really enjoyed the session and all the insights that Paul shared with us. He made me feel very comfortable and open to sharing experiences.

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Peter Finneran Associate Director - Domestic Student Recruitment, University of Sydney

Inclusive, refreshing, engaging, energising. Break-out sessions with opportunity to come up with/discuss top level strategies [were especially helpful].

To find myself on the leadership wheel was great. This gave me insight into how I can improve as a leader, it also helped me with strategies for one of my team ... I gained confidence in how to approach my leadership in a new way which helped to reenergise me ... I think all leaders could benefit from Paul's approach and teaching."

Stephen Kennett

program manager, ascott sales integration

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