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Great leadership starts with a strong understanding of self.

In fact, research suggests that self-awareness is the strongest predictor of overall success as a leader. A self-aware leader knows what their strengths are and can lean into them, they understand why they do what they do and why they react in certain ways. Strong self-awareness means you can show up and lead others authentically as the best version of you. Leadership + me is a four-part series that will help you understand well, you! If you’re ready to be seen as a leader, to take on more responsibility, to grow, and to get ready for your next step, this is for you.

Over four weeks we’ll dive into:

• Getting to know your strengths
• Your leadership voice
• How to be an authentic leader
• Real talk – real-life career stories

This is for you if:

• You already lead a team and want to develop as a leader
• You have aspirations of leading a team
• You want to gain a greater understanding of your strengths and how to maximise them
• Your self talk sometimes gets in the way of putting your hand up or stepping forward
• You love learning and want to understand why you do what you do
• Your serious about your leadership development and are ready to go

Week 1 – Getting to know your strengths

Thursday 22 October, 10:30am–12pm AEDT

Did you know that people who focus on their strengths are three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life and six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs? In preparation for this session (yep, you’ve got homework!) you’ll be asked to complete an online psychometric assessment and will receive a personalised report outlining your own strengths. During the session with our expert facilitators, Nicole McClanachan and Jess Weiss, you’ll work through your own Top 5 Strengths Report uncovered by the Gallup’s Strengths Finder Tool and how to understand it. You’ll leave with an understanding of how to use your natural talents and how you could turn them into Strengths. Nic and Jess will also explore your ‘Paired Strengths’ and will introduce you to the concept of how your unique strengths interact with each other and how to apply that at work and in life so they become your superpowers!

Your Presenters

Week 1 – Getting to know your strengths

Thursday 22 October, 10:30am–12pm AEDT

Did you know that people who focus on their strengths are three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life and six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs? In preparation for this session (yep, you’ve got homework!) you’ll be asked to complete an online psychometric assessment and will receive a personalised report outlining your own strengths. During the session with our expert facilitators, Nicole McClanachan and Jess Weiss, you’ll work through your own Top 5 Strengths Report uncovered by the Gallup’s Strengths Finder Tool and how to understand it. You’ll leave with an understanding of how to use your natural talents and how you could turn them into Strengths. Nic and Jess will also explore your ‘Paired Strengths’ and will introduce you to the concept of how your unique strengths interact with each other and how to apply that at work and in life so they become your superpowers!

Your Presenters

Nic McClanachan, Founder & CEO, Human Experience

Nic is the Founder & CEO of Human Experience. Before going into business for herself, Nic worked in Human Resources and Learning and Development across the hospitality, retail, banking and television industries. Nic has a masters degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations and is an accredited practitioner in Genos Emotional Intelligence, Clifton’s Strengths Finder, Hogan Behavioural profiling, Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team program and MarketCulture’s Customer Centricity tool.

Jess Weiss, Managing Consultant, Human Tribe

Jess is a passionate coach and facilitator who thrives when she gets to help people and businesses meet their highest potential; whether that be their leadership, self-awareness, team cohesiveness or personal excellence. Some of her proudest achievements include increasing employee engagement by 54%, reducing staff turnover by 60% and increasing profit by 122%. Jess also proudly has an NPS of +67 across all sessions, including workshops and 1-1 coaching sessions. Jess has experience running coaching sessions for everyone from front line team members to executives.

Week 2 – Your leadership voice

Thursday 29 October, 10:30am–12pm

More than ever before, we need leaders who know how to share their perspective, in order to enhance their impact and to influence great outcomes. Yet our experience shows us that many leaders can find it challenging to ‘find their voice’ and learn the skills it takes to be able to do this effectively. There are many reasons why this can sometimes be challenging for us, including:

  • holding back or questioning the valueof our opinion “What if I’m wrong?”
  • feeling uncertain about our knowledge”I don’t have the right experience to contribute”
  • dealing withconflict or difficult situations “I’m not sure how to handle this” and “I’m worried about how this will be received”

This session with organisational psychologist Rearn Norman will give you an understanding of the psychology behind these challenges, and some practical tips to help you overcome those challenges. You will learn principles of great communication and influence, and pick up strategies for how to tackle some of the most common ‘difficult’ conversations. This session will make you think differently about why your point of view matters, and help you to find your unique leadership voice.

Your Presenter

Week 2 – Your leadership voice

Thursday 29 October, 10:30am–12pm

More than ever before, we need leaders who know how to share their perspective, in order to enhance their impact and to influence great outcomes. Yet our experience shows us that many leaders can find it challenging to ‘find their voice’ and learn the skills it takes to be able to do this effectively. There are many reasons why this can sometimes be challenging for us, including:

  • holding back or questioning the valueof our opinion “What if I’m wrong?”
  • feeling uncertain about our knowledge”I don’t have the right experience to contribute”
  • dealing withconflict or difficult situations “I’m not sure how to handle this” and “I’m worried about how this will be received”

This session with organisational psychologist Rearn Norman will give you an understanding of the psychology behind these challenges, and some practical tips to help you overcome those challenges. You will learn principles of great communication and influence, and pick up strategies for how to tackle some of the most common ‘difficult’ conversations. This session will make you think differently about why your point of view matters, and help you to find your unique leadership voice.

Your Presenter

Rearn Norman, Senior psychologist, Centre for Leadership Advantage

With over a decade of consulting and industry experience, Rearn brings specialist expertise in the areas of organisational development, leadership assessment and development, coaching, talent management and workforce planning. Her practice as a consulting psychologist (AHPRA registered) leads her to apply research-based principles and frameworks in the design and implementation of workforce solutions.

In her most recent role within Enterprise Talent and Culture at ANZ Banking Group, Rearn held responsibility for the global talent management portfolio within the organisation, spanning 32 countries. Rearn holds a Master of Organisational Psychology from Monash University and has been trained as a Level 1 IECL Coach (Coaching for Career Development).

Week 3 – How to be an authentic leader

Thursday 5 November, 10:30am–12pm

Gone are the days of command and control leadership, we all crave authentic leadership now; it’s truly the way forward. Leaders can only get work done through their teams, and teams will loyally follow an authentic leader. For teams to communicate well, to be loyal, and to deliver promised outcomes, their leaders need to lead with those same qualities. The title of leader does not mean one has made it, it means that one has just begun. In this session with Kemi Nekvapil you will:

  • Learn the 5 barriers to authenticity and how they affect leadership
  • Explore how to be an effective leader in the workplace and at home, and why the two are connected
  • Learn how to pinpoint and implement actions that result in an immediate shift in how you lead

Your Presenter

Week 3 – How to be an authentic leader

Thursday 5 November, 10:30am–12pm

Gone are the days of command and control leadership, we all crave authentic leadership now; it’s truly the way forward. Leaders can only get work done through their teams, and teams will loyally follow an authentic leader. For teams to communicate well, to be loyal, and to deliver promised outcomes, their leaders need to lead with those same qualities. The title of leader does not mean one has made it, it means that one has just begun. In this session with Kemi Nekvapil you will:

  • Learn the 5 barriers to authenticity and how they affect leadership
  • Explore how to be an effective leader in the workplace and at home, and why the two are connected
  • Learn how to pinpoint and implement actions that result in an immediate shift in how you lead

Your Presenter

Kemi Nekvapil, coach, speaker and author

An ICF credentialed executive and personal coach, Kemi is also a speaker/facilitator, works with leaders and organisations around the world, and speaks in Europe, Africa, USA, Asia, and Australia.

Having studied leadership and purpose at The Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan, trained as a yoga teacher in India with a 23-year yoga and meditation practice, Kemi understands there is a process for meaningful, connection to ourselves, our work, our families and communities.

In her coaching practice, Kemi works with female leaders to unlock the obstacles that prevent value-based leadership. She has recently returned from Texas training with Dr Brenè Brown as a Dare To lead Facilitator ™ to work with teams and organisations to create daring leaders and courageous cultures.

Kemi is a facilitator for The Hunger Project Australia, leading immersive Leadership Programs to Africa.

As an author, she is currently writing her third book for women, focused on life and leadership.

Week 4 – Real Talk

Thursday 12 November, 10:30am–12pm

Our final session will be a panel interview with three women giving you the opportunity to hear some real-life career stories. You’ll have the opportunity to ask our panel all.the.questions! We’ll dive into their career stories, what they think it takes to stand out, how they landed their roles, the lessons they’ve learnt and everything in between. They’ll get vulnerable and real and what you won’t get are sugar coated answers, instead they’ll share what it really takes to succeed as a leader.

Panellists to be announced soon.

Week 4 – Real Talk

Thursday 12 November, 10:30am–12pm

Our final session will be a panel interview with three women giving you the opportunity to hear some real-life career stories. You’ll have the opportunity to ask our panel all.the.questions! We’ll dive into their career stories, what they think it takes to stand out, how they landed their roles, the lessons they’ve learnt and everything in between. They’ll get vulnerable and real and what you won’t get are sugar coated answers, instead they’ll share what it really takes to succeed as a leader.

Your Presenters

Olivia Ruello, Christine Khor, Dayle Stevens and Emma Hogan

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