Meet Leonie

I am passionate about connecting people to their purpose to create full engagement – in relationships, projects and life

Specialising in

team purpose, engagement and collaboration

Collaborate to Innovate

I help leaders and teams to create shared team visions, develop  mission statements and create company values . I am the co-creator a series of fun, visual and interactive tools that are highly effective in helping organisations and their people  connect, engage and work together more effectively by equalising the communication.  I am highly effective in building these connections at speed to help organisations align teams and departments with a deep sense of purpose.

Team Kick Off

I am a specialist in bringing new teams together or engaging existing teams with a new sense of purpose and focus on customers.  We engage teams to create a clear sense of their direction and purpose which helps teams create their own momentum. Loved by leaders and teams alike, this a great platform to foster and build team communication and ability to problem solve around a shared purpose. 

My Approach

As a trained educator, counsellor and professional facilitator, with a unique background in games and communication product development, my clients can expect creative, highly personalised, customised programs to suit their needs.

My passion for engaging people in quality conversations has led to us to develop a communication tool that was an innovation from our original board game concept called Compatibility. 

The tool, specifically designed for learning and development settings, allows people to tap their tacit knowledge, go deeper, more quickly. When using the tool, you find people connect at a deeper level in a shorter period of time. This insight lies at the core of my work and is a lifelong passion.

 

 

Learning and Development Expertise

 

Emotional Intelligence,

Mastering Communication,

Leadership Development,

Mindset and Well Being,

Customer Engagement

Innovation

Services

Half Day Workshops

Full Day Workshops

Conference and Event Speaking

Coaching

 

My Qualifications

Bachelor of Eduction (Sydney University), Psychology (Sydney University),
Diploma of Counselling (AIPC),
Coach (Robbins-Maddanes),
Conversational Intelligence for Coaches – enhanced skill practitioner,
Leader ID accredited facilitator (Roar People)
LSI accredited

Coach for Innovators (ImagineNation)

 

Clients I have worked with
ING
Commonwealth Bank
Westpac
AAPC
Relationships Australia
SunRice
Patties
QBE
School of Social Entrepreneurs
Maxxia
Mallesons Stephen Jacques
Macquarie Bank
IAG
Coles Myer
McDonalds
Ability Options
Prime Practice
PWC
MBF
Nokia
Goldwell
Pymble Ladies College
Locations
Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Adelaide
Perth
Darwin
Hobart
All regions

Let’s work together

Nephrology Educators Network

I am not sure the workshop would have been as effective or engaging as it was without the use of the Leonie’s bespoke tools. While the tools assisted in facilitating the discussion, I cannot speak highly enough of the pre-workshop support I received from Leonie and the team. Leonie met with me in the weeks before to discuss the best approach to take and give me some really practical advice as a first time facilitator using the her tools. This support gave me the confidence to run a workshop that was rated highly by participants, whom all left the workshop inspired to use visual data collection methods in their research.’

 Peter Sinclair, Lecturer, Faculty of Health & Medicine, Chair, Nephrology Educators’ Network 

 

McDonalds Australia

Leonie was an absolute pleasure to work with on our Business Consultant Development Program. She was generous with her time and contributions throughout the week. Leonie was integral in setting the class up with the expectations of challenging them to try out new skills and techniques in a very practical sense throughout the 5 days. Her facilitation was engaging and lead to participants moving out of their comfort zone from day 1. She allowed and encouraged the group and individuals to express themselves freely and help each other by providing candid and constructive feedback and recognition of effort. She was present throughout the entire program and worked with groups and individuals to reflect and move forward, even when they were not successful.  The participants in the program ranged from 8 months experience to over 15 years with our company and 8 departments were represented. Through Leonie’s facilitation, everyone, regardless of previous experience, was able to provide meaningful contributions and demonstrated improved capabilities in th their ability to build meaningful business relationships and grow the business. 
Most critically, Leonie was able to modify timings and content without impacting learning outcomes. In order to fit in some additional administration tasks, Leonie was professional, respectful and genuine. She provided strong support for Christine and myself throughout the week, fitting right into our culture and even joining us to set up the room, debrief meetings and pack up activities throughout the week. 

Sylvia Davis, Corporate Development Manager – People and Culture, McDonalds Australia

 

Emerging Leaders Program

My first contact with Leonie was in her capacity as a facilitator for the Emerging Leader Programme. This programmes focus was to work with identified high performing individuals across the businesses Australian and Pacific region. During this time Leonie demonstrated a high level of professional ability in facilitating a programme that was a critical part of the organisations talent pipeline. Leonie was able to engage a very disparate group of individuals in a complex process designed to facilitate their reflection around their leadership aspirations as well as develop a plan to attain them.
I believe the fact that this programme has continued to be offered by the organisation despite repeated changes organisational structure and strategic direction is largely due to value that she has added in its facilitation.
Since then my contact with Leonie has been as a peer coach. In this context Leonie was able to drive my own professional development with some very advanced and supportive coaching techniques.
I do not hesitate in recommending Leonie as a facilitator of the highest calibre in any circumstance. Her passion and her technical ability are applicable to any context where a strong facilitator is required.

Tony Gigov, Learning & Development Specialist