Leadership and Executive Coaching with Rachael Pickworth
My GOAL is for you to elevate your leadership, career and life and make your unique difference in the world.
After coaching leaders for almost 20 years there’s one thing I know for sure:
As a leader you have a lot to juggle:
- You’re required to deliver despite staffing issues, limited resources and capability issues within your team
- You’re expected to be approachable, emotionally intelligent and communicate well
- You need to have a strategic mindset and keep the vision alive for the team, whilst staying across the detail
- You’ve got to manage stakeholders, projects and relationships
- And you have to consistently develop the talent and careers of yourself and your team members…
The list goes on and on, while your email is relentless and your calendar is full of back to back meetings with little time to action outcomes.
It’s no wonder it’s a struggle to be an effective leader.
Despite having the best intentions to be a great leader and make a difference, there’s little time or energy left to focus on leadership development, let alone implement and practise the learnings.
It can be frustrating when your not reaching their full potential, providing your greatest value and engaging the hearts and minds of your people.
Ultimately the inability to lead effectively within the team and across the business leads dissatisfaction, disengagement, turnover and poor productivity for both you and your team.
Is this resonating with you?
Since 2001 I’ve been supporting business owners, leaders and executives to take back control, develop themselves and make a greater impact.
I’ve worked across both private and public sectors on a wide range of projects, from delivering management and leadership trainer for Link HR Consulting to being a member of the Telstra Top Talent identification team.
WE GET THE BEST RESULTS BY COLLIDING LEADERSHIP COACHING AND CAREER PLANNING
I provide a no-fluff leadership coaching program to elevate you above the day-to-day activity to create the shifts that make all the difference.
Together we will focus and plan both at strategic and day to day levels, clarify your purpose and that of your team, explore key areas including influencing, networking, managing up/across, team, people development, time management, systems for effective 1-on-1 staff sessions and underpin everything with practical systems and tools for immediate, tangible results.
1. CAREER PLANNING FOR LEADERS
Strategic career planning is important for everyone, whether you’re at a turning point feeling confused or lost or you’re wanting to make the next 10 years really count.
We focus on four key outcomes (in addition to any specific individual support required):
- Consciously owning and driving your career development, planning, influencing, managing up and building networks
- Aligning your career and brand with your passions and natural strengths for maximum engagement, fulfilment and sense of purpose
- Building self awareness, clarity and confidence
- A clear vision and plan for your personal and professional future that inspires you, aligns to who you are and what you want and provides you with certainty and focus
2. COACHING FOR LEADERS – Helping busy managers be better leaders
Our sessions together will focus on you the leader; the individuals in your team; the whole team and also your ability to effectively lead within the organisation
We will focus on the following outcomes:
- We’ll get clear on your goals and develop a plan to provide you and your team with direction and focus
- You’ll get fast-paced, thorough and easy-to-implement guidance on fundamental topics including building teams and a high performing culture, running effective one-on-one sessions, planning out your leadership calendar, managing up and building your brand
- If it’s of value we will unpack your thought leadership so you can develop a career built on your unique strengths and passions
- We’ll work on shifting your mindset to move past any ‘stuckness’ or confusion to feel bolder and more confident – we’ll work through your challenges, fears and big decisions at your own pace
- I’ll remind you about your other priorities such as balance, wellbeing and family so you don’t lose sight of the bigger picture
- I’ll challenge and stretch you whilst holding you accountable
HEAR FROM A NUMBER OF HAPPY CLIENTS BELOW…
I have had the privilege of working with business owners and leaders from small and large businesses.
As a HR Business Partner I have engaged Rachael’s coaching services periodically over the last 5 years. This has included Rachael coaching individual staff (40), delivering goal setting workshops and facilitating team coaching with great success. Rachael has a unique and vibrant way in which she engages an audience and individuals to set and achieve goals and it is always a pleasure working with her.
Donna Durston-McKenna, HR Business Partner
You are a legend. Thank you so much for facilitating our goal setting day. I was really pleased with the outcome. I admire the way you ran the day and your perceptiveness to the different personalities. You really do have a gift with people. Thank you again.
Regina McInnes, Managing Director
McInnes Property Management
Coaching for me is about staying at the top of my game in every aspect of my life. With such a demanding career, whilst being successful at what I do, coaching ensures I prioritise my relationship, my kids, my health and my downtime, in ensuring my life is a success.
Prakash Menon, Director,
Myer Logistics, Myer Ltd.
…absolutely fantastic…the down to earth techniques were very powerful and non intrusive. I believe this was an excellent event choice. I have taken onboard the techniques and goal setting strategies and have even started re-reading the manual provided. I have attended a number of workshops and I can honestly say that this moved me and was extremely powerful. Congratulations on presenting such valuable content. I am very excited by what will follow.
Penny Santis, General Manager
Mortgage National Wholesale
Thank you again on behalf of the team for your skill in facilitating the sessions, challenging us when needed, and focusing our energies. Our GM asked us the other day what our main three strategic objectives would be and we were confidently able to provide him with our response.
Nigel Brown, Team Leader
Sport and Recreation, City of Kingston
I cannot express or thank you enough for being there for me at the time I needed it most – you guided me out of the darkest period of my life – you never judged me and made me realise what life is really about and that I am a beautiful, confident and strong person. I have made such amazing progress – my life has completely changed I now have a spring in my step, the people around me say that I am glowing and I am starting to attract the things I want in my life. I can honestly say if it wasn’t for you and your beautiful, pure spirit I am not sure how much deeper the dark hole would have gone. So here’s to you, Rachael. Thanks for believing in me when no one else did, but mostly thanks for being my inspiration.
I would sincerely like to thank you for making my coaching experience a very memorable and worthwhile journey. You expertly guided me through the maze that was my life and brought some much needed clarity. Your support and non-judgmental spirit throughout these past months have been tremendous, but most of all I’d like to thank you for helping me re-discover the authentic ‘me’.
Working with Rachael has been truly fulfilling. Being a bit of a sceptic of coaching and not really enjoying opening up, I was very unsure of what I was letting myself into. My worries were very quickly dismissed. Rachael is analytical, yet warm and she is incredibly real. Her own business acumen and general life experience all make for such well rounded coaching sessions. I always leave our sessions recharged mentally and motivated to succeed in achieving my goals and be the best I can be.
Rachel Stefanovski, General Manager, PKL Recruitment
The coaching, enthusiasm and insight Rachael provided me throughout my journey, has not only enabled me to discover a great deal about myself but more importantly made me conscious and able to refocus on how I can progress positive change. I have felt comfortable and inspired since our first meeting and the momentum continues today. A motivating learning experience for me – Thank you.
John Karabatsos, Manager IT Market Interface Solutions, Australian Energy Market Operator Ltd
I worked with Rachael 12 years ago and got incredible results, so when I started my business it was a no brainer to contact her again for coaching. What I love about my sessions is that she just seems to know what to prod and poke to get the best out of me and challenge my thinking!
Her approach is very heartfelt. She genuinely wants me to succeed and gets so excited when I do! I’m focused, nailing my big goals and loving life. I cannot more highly recommend Rachael!
Deb Smith, Finance Broker
A small thank you for your support, encouragement and compassion. You have facilitated for me clarity, purpose, courage, excitement and possibility. Look where I am now to where I was 12 months ago. Wow! With love to a wonderful spirit.
I am very pleased to say that not only have I gained tremendous insight and understanding about how I need to take more control of my own destiny and future but how much of this is within my own control. This realisation only became apparent because of the incredibly insightful, instructive and supportive role that you were able to provide for me. I am certain that as a result of our sessions spent together, I have and will continue to become a more confidant, resourceful and successful person in both my personal and professional life. I will be eternally grateful for your guidance and help. You truly are such an inspirational woman with a fantastic spirit, which shines through in everything you say and do. You’re a rock star!
Sarah Finney, McInnes Property Management
Working with Rachael let me better understand my impact on my colleagues and how to structure my own work to also improve theirs. She also left me with a framework to allow me to help define how I achieve future career goals. Rachael has been a great ally and certainly made me stretch beyond my comfort zone and enjoy it.
Paul Cooper, RandL IM&T Liaison Manager, VicRoads
Thank you for choosing an absolute professional, not only did she go through each session which will assist our skills in the future, but she also demonstrated how well it can be done by being herself and showing her own skills, knowledge and passion.
Gina Maltman, BDM SA/NT PLAN Australia
Just a quick note to let you know how much we appreciated and enjoyed your presentations at our recent WCN networking breakfasts. You might be interested to know that at the May breakfast we had a record attendance with over 160 guests and that you are the first speaker we have asked back due to such an overwhelming interest. The response has been phenomenal and the evaluation forms 100% positive! You will be a tough act for others to follow.
Kate Wilkins, Member Relations Executive
Just wanted to let you know I really appreciate you being on our team. Your contribution, ideas and view has a really positive impact on the team. I walk away feeling positive, energised and excited about our future.
Chris Nolan, Director Mossman Clothing, Charcoal Clothing
Your presentation was great and I think everyone came away with some realistic and achievable ideas about goal setting.
Jessica Gully, Australian Institute of Management (AIM)
Rachael has assisted me in setting challenging professional and personal goals and has been innovative and creative in establishing processes to help me achieve the goals. I have welcomed Rachael’’s ability to confront me and to show me different ways of perceiving myself and the world I inhabit. She has been a significant positive influence on my capacity to grow and change.
Kathleen Kenny, Assistant Principal
Wow, this coaching process is very powerful! I did not anticipate that I would be able to make such mental shifts in a relatively short amount of time. It’s great to move through my boundaries and obstacles in a challenging but safe, non-judgemental environment. I didn’t expect to enjoy it so much. I am able to see my potential again!
Augarette Malki, Coordinator
Statutory Planning Unit City of Stonnington
Rachael recently helped me achieve my short-term career goals. We started by developing stretch goals and then worked together on how to achieve them. Rachael is outcome focused with an emphasis on strong personal growth. She is not afraid to challenge you, yet works closely with you to optimise your approach and attitude. Significant growth can be achieved with Rachael’s guidance and strong personal commitment.
Adrian Hocking, Manager
Client Relationships Group, VicRoads
Rachael challenged me Professionally, Spiritually and Mentally. Since the completion of my coaching series I am more connected with myself, my relationships and my work…After seeing what I achieved in 12 weeks with Rachael I believe that I can achieve anything that I set my mind to. Rachael has changed my life.
Marisa Dantanarayana, BDM
Rachael has worked with a number of colleagues at various organisations for me. Rachael has the ability to take the people ‘out of their comfort zone’. She will ask them to assess, challenge and stretch themselves. By doing this she gets results. I have seen great growth in these colleagues as a result of the sessions they have had with Rachael.
Fleur Delves, Victorian Manager, PKL Recruitment
The combination of coaching, team coaching and coaching skills training over recent months has supported our leadership team to move to the next level. We are more aligned, focused and have a better understanding of how to be effective leaders. Thank you for your support.
Stuart Draffin, Manager
Statutory Planning City of Stonnington
We recently engaged Rachael’s services to facilitate a series of interactive workshops held throughout Australia for our Women in Mortgage Broking Network members resulting in tremendous success, positive feedback and delighted workshop participants. Rachael’s warm and energetic style not only engaged our audiences but left them wondering where the time had gone and wanting more! She has an extremely genuine and passionate approach to sharing her insights and encouraging others to reach their true potential – whatever that may be. Rachael comes highly recommended by our Network and PLAN Australia as a business.
Jenny Stewart, Training and HR Manager
I just had to share that I’ve had the most AMAZING experience with my biz coach over the last 6 weeks. She literally took me from wanting to quit my business, to bringing in thousands of dollars and feeling on top of the world – in 6 weeks.
During our call last night I told her, “Rachael, I don’t know what you did, but my biz feels EASY. I’m doing most of the same things I used to do – things that used to feel HARD – but now they feel easy. This law of attraction stuff works!”
I have more clarity, vision and confidence than I’ve ever had in my business and I feel on fire with excitement. I spent a long time searching for the right coach and I wish I’d found her sooner. She is GOLD. I’m so gratefulI found her.
I don’t know what she did, but in that first week I got so much clarity from about 5 exercises she had me do. I literally pulled in more money in that first week after coaching with Rachael than I ever have in a week’s period, just because she told me to do it and I finally didn’t get in my own way. I can only explain it like this: her vibration is high, and it rubs off on me and empowers me. I’ve always heard about Law of Attraction stuff and tried to do it, but Rachael absolutely gets it. Like begets like. She’s down to earth, authentic, and not all hot smoke like so many coaches who think they’re “all that.” And then this last week I tested out her marketing knowledge and she blew me away… together we nailed down exactly what will be happening in my business for the next several months. I feel empowered, clear, focused and on fire. It’s such a giant turnaround from where I was 6 weeks ago. Just huge. I just can’t imagine finding anybody better.
Jen Riday – jenriday.com
Thank you so much for your presentation at our Businesswomen’s Breakfast at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne this morning. Your presentation “Finding Your Path” was extremely well received by all our delegates and we had many comments from guests about how much you had inspired them to reach new and wonderful heights! You delivered with passion, expertise and humour and provided valuable information that guests could immediately apply to their lives and careers.
As the organiser it was an absolute pleasure to deal with you – you are both organised and easy-going – a breath of fresh air in this industry! You are professional, friendly and a delight to work with!
Kym McGuinness, MD, Centrum Events