Explore the next wave of leadership intelligence

The team from Leading Well is excited to present our
Systemic Leadership Training Program
beginning on 15 June 2021

About The Course

Often the best examples of brilliant leadership are derived from not having a clear answer to a complex question.

Explore the next wave of leadership intelligence as our world asks us to draw upon more sophisticated interventions to deal with complex human issues. The emerging field of systemic leadership puts the wellbeing of the organisational system at the centre. In this workshop we will explore how to read any human system and understanding its unique language.

Prepare to be surprised at how simple and instinctive this new language of leadership actually is.

Choose Module 1, Module 2 or the full program.

The program will be facilitated as half day interactive online workshops.

Module 1 – Leadership Coaching Building Blocks

Tuesday 15 June, 9am to 12.30pm AEST
Thursday 17 June,
 9am to 12.30pm AEST
Tuesday 22 June,  1pm – 2.30 pm AEST (group supervision coaching)

Module 2 (Part 1): Systemic Leadership

Tuesday 13 July, 9am-12.30pm AEST
Thursday 15 July, 9am-12.30pm AEST
Wednesday 21 July, 11am – 12.30 pm AEST (group supervision coaching)

Module 2 (Part 2): Systemic Leadership

Tuesday 17  August, 9am-12.30pm AEST
Thursday 19 August, 9am-12.30pm AEST
Monday 30 August,  1pm – 2.30 pm AEST (group supervision coaching)

This course ideally suited to Leaders who wish to better connect, engage and coach their people and advance their leadership skills.


Core Topics


Leading and coaching not just the whole person but the whole system


Creating containment for courageous conversations with respectful boundaries


Honing your presence as a coach to detect the hidden dialogue in the person and the team


Identifying your subconscious drivers and how they influence your communication style


Holding challenging conversations to address limiting beliefs, remove judgements and habitual patterns of behavior


Applying systemic principles for healthy team dynamics to coaching and leading in organisations


Resolving conflict and team dynamics at the level of source and not the level of the symptoms

This was a rich and deep dive into the unseen systemic forces and principles that enable hidden dynamics in organisations to be revealed.

Learning to access a systemic lens and to use a range of interventions to quickly get to the heart of issues that can be impacting on the flow of energy, productivity and individual and team effectiveness was enlightening and extremely useful.

This cutting-edge approach offers new ways of responding to emergent challenges in our complex, turbulent organisational and social systems, where the old certainties are gone and new ways of being and doing are required in order for individual leaders and their teams to successfully navigate the rapids of change.

Vanessa is an exceptional facilitator, and skilled practitioner who is a leader in this specialist field in Australia. Her depth of knowledge, expertise and broad experience working in diverse organisations enable her to sense and hone in on what is going on beneath the surface like a finely tuned instrument.
Watching her work is nothing short of miraculous.

Vanessa is able to distill complex concepts into easily transferable learning and practical strategies that equip program participants to be of greater service to their clients and organisations, whilst also supporting their own professional development and evolvement in the process.

Suzanne Walshe
Inner Compass Leadership, Career and Life Strategy

The session facilitated by Vanessa was outstanding. The content of the session, the way it was facilitated, the space attendees were given, and the interaction between participants all contributed to a very positive learning environment. We were able to through some fairly dense content quickly, but also on a personal level. The training gave me tools and immediate takeaways to integrate into my day to day work HR change practitioner. It has helped me look at every conversation I have as an opportunity to coach, and provided a construct for me to use outside of formal coaching sessions to be able to move to action quickly.

Andrew Hubrechsen – Yung
A/Executive Director, Human Resources NSW Treasury 

The coaching training provided me with more than I anticipated. I loved the content and facilitation right from the start, and now having been back in the real world for a few months I’m really enjoying the never ending use for what I have learned. The lessons from the session can be tied in to almost any conversation I have with someone, making them more meaningful and impactful.

The session also gave me a renewed re-conneciton and love of coaching. Everything I learnt can be used to help business colleagues but also family and friends, and maybe there’s even greater pleasure in being able to effectively help those you love most.

Devon Baskerville

I undertook training with Leading Well because I was inspired to be a coach and take the systemic approach into all my work with clients. The training reinforced my belief in this approach and furthered my desire to do more of this work. Vanessa’s expertise and experience in coaching and systemic leadership was insightful, inspiring and kept me engaged the whole time. I walked away with a coaching model and exercises that I have integrated with everyday dealings with clients.

Scott Mitchell
Three Wise Monkeys

I found the Leading Well training to be excellent. I took away some key insights, and particularly loved the phrase, “the leaders role is to provide the system with what it needs, regardless of who the person is”. Vanessa is a master of her craft and a fantastic role model and mentor. Every time I’m in the room with her I learn something more about great facilitation.

Jill Arkell
Founder – The Ripple Effect

Workshop Agenda



Exploring different roles as an agent of change


Coaching framework unpacked


Tapping into leading principles for your organisation and yourself


Coaching from the head, the heart and the gut – process and insights


Creating containment in coaching dialogue


Layers of goals


Demonstration and practice


Comparing dialogue to experience in generating insight


Creating your personal vision on a page



Systemic principles for healthy teams


Navigating the organisation as a complete human system


How silos are created and how to overcome them


Discerning personal from systemic issues


 Creating order out of chaos in human systems


The obvious versus the hidden organisational system


Family patterns in professional success – noticing entanglements


Shifting focus from reactive tendencies to creative qualities



What is empowerment?


Harnessing resources and recognising obstacles


Managing Wellbeing – 3 core dimensions


 Personal Purpose and setting your intention


 Team purpose as an enabler for growth


 Identifying career strengths and focus areas for opportunity


Testing your connection and your proposition to your market


 Creating attraction for new opportunities to flow

Book for the workshop

To register simply complete the form, and we’ll be in touch to organise your invoice and confirm logistics

Course Duration

Module 1 beginning 15 June 2021.

The program will be facilitated in half day online modules.

Early Bird Pricing

Module 1: $1,200 ex GST
Module 2: $2,750 ex GST
Full 3 Day Program $4,000 ex GST

Regular Pricing

Module 1: $1,450 ex GST
Module 2: $3,350 ex GST
Full 3 Day Program $4,500 ex GST