Awaken to a new era of leadership

Evolving Leadership Program – adopting a systemic lens

To solve the problems that leaders have created in our world requires an immediate uplift in consciousness.  Wake up to a new era of leadership where leaders are being called to appreciate what is needed now and how different this is from what was needed yesterday. 

It has never been more evident than it is today that we are living at a leadership crossroads.  The old ways of leading myopically are dying and humankind is demanding not simply an evolution but a revolution of leadership.

It no longer serves to reduce the complex down to the simple.  Instead, we need to zoom out and appreciate that everything is connected to everything else and in changing one thing, you change everything. Leaders are facing a level of complexity they haven’t faced before.  The only way through is to evolve the lens through which you lead.

This program is ideally suited to Leaders who wish to better connect, engage and coach their people and advance their leadership skills as well as leadership practitioners who are seeking to take their practice into a new dimension of systemic practice.

The Evolving Leadership Program offers the opportunity to 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. You will learn to decipher the dynamics around you as you lead your team or organisational system into a renewed state of coherence. 

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

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


How to lead your organisation into high performance while improving wellbeing in the process


Designing leadership interventions that support the flow of high performance across the entire organisation


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

Program Agenda – choose Module 1, Module 2 or the full program

Evolving Leadership Day 1


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


Designing leadership interventions for complex dynamics that have resisted change

Evolving Leadership  Day 2


Family patterns in professional success – noticing entanglements


Harnessing resources and recognising obstacles


The key to building healthy relationships across challenging dynamics


Transforming organisational antibodies to necessary change


Leading through times of upheaval and transition


Dealing with unplanned change while maintaining cohesion and connection


Understanding how our family dynamics can influence our professional success


Diagnosing and resolving conflict by deciphering personal tensions from conflict that lives in the system itself


 Practical methods for navigating complex relationships across multiple contexts when the water seems muddy!

Book for the Program

Program Duration

Next intake begins May, 2022. 

Leadership Coaching Foundations Module 1:

Tues 3 May & Thurs 5 May 1.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Group Supervision Tues 17 May 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm

Evolving Leadership Module 2:

Tues 14 June & Thurs 16 June 1.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Group Supervision Tues 21 June 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm

Tues 19 July & Thurs 21 July 1.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Group Supervision Tues 26 July 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm

The program will be facilitated in half day online modules.

Early Bird Pricing

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

Regular Pricing

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

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

As part of the Evolving Leadership Program, participants can be considered for accreditation by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council at ‘Practitioner’ level.

In order for Leading Well to propose individuals to EMCC for Practitioner accreditation as part of the program, participants will need to have

– Coaching or mentoring experience over 3 years with at least 100 hours of coaching/mentoring involving 10 clients (this can be documented by log or attested to by a representative of the company in which you have conducted such coaching and mentoring and can be informal or formal arrangements)

– Continuing Professional Development (including this program) incorporating applied practice, journaling, and own reflective practice

– Supervision in place

– Assessment of competencies during the program for suitability at a Practitioner level

So, as well as attending an EMCC-awarded program, participants can be individually recognised for their coaching competencies. Digital badges will be available for those achieving individual EMCC accreditation.