"Through my work with Executive Central Coaching Academy, I've developed my own ability to coach others and share the experience and lessons I've learned in my career. The skills that you require to coach — active and power listening, effective questioning, and offering feedback — are wonderful skills in our personal and professional lives."
CEO, Settlement Services International, and 2017 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year
"I came into this program with a wealth of HR experience and Coaching Academy has enabled me to actually think ‘you know what, I can help this person with more than just redirecting and questioning’. I can give them advice or I can facilitate them in some development program. So a big change for my leadership style since going through Coaching Academy is that where I saw myself primarily as a colleague to senior leaders — and I still do — I also now see my role as the HR lead in a business being to coach and mentor to that entire leadership group regularly."
Managing Director People Capability Partners
"One of the biggest things that can make you feel somewhat ineffective as an executive and leadership coach is that you can often easily get to the root cause of someone’s challenge but not be able to help them fix it immediately. Executive Central’s Coaching Academy has given me some really practical and effective tools to use when having those conversations, so that I can actually assist people then and there and that has been the greatest benefit to me."
Leadership Development Specialist at RACQ
"Executive Central’s Coaching Academy is practical and it’s real. You can employ the lessons learned from day one. You don’t have to be an executive coach per se, you can be a leader within your organisation. Coaching Academy gives you tools that you can use when working with your people and be able to say to them: ‘actually, here’s something — a concept or approach — you can use in that situation’. People can apply that approach immediately. I found that after Coaching Academy I was able to do that more effectively using the additional tools and model that I’d gained."
Executive Manager Talent within People Experience, Suncorp
"I've been regularly offering coaching to my team and with the Executive Central tools, you know you will get results. It's more structured than a free flowing conversation. And I have become a better listener, using funnelling and other techniques. I listen more and pick up a lot more."
General Manager and Delivery Lead of Student Communities, University of NSW
"The key takeaway for me was the practicality of Coaching Academy. Having a background in organisational psychology, I have worked with different models but didn’t find any one of them to be on the mission. However, I found all three of the Executive Central facilitators flexible in terms of their models, which gives them a much broader application."