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Professional development and leadership coaches for everyone.

 

We have some of Australia’s finest professional development and leadership coaches available to you and your team, at the click of a button.

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We offer the absolute best in coaching. Every Colarity coach is either Master’s or degree qualified in a behavioural science discipline or ICF registered, and vetted against stringent criteria. 

Many have extensive experience across a variety of industry sectors and functional roles. 

Our professional coaches know how to adapt, empathise and question each individual situation while working within organisational requirements. 

Our coaches are peer-reviewed and like Colarity clients, have access to resources and ongoing development to remain current on new coaching frameworks. Colarity subscribes to the coaching handbook from the Australian Standards.

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Meet some of the coaches in our community

Jennifer

Kate Henty

Your coach, your choice

 

Coaches are categorised by their areas of expertise, number of coaching hours, education, coaching styles and experience levels — which means that we can match the right coach with the right participant.

 

You can select up to 3 coaches based on criteria relevant to individual coaching needs and experience in working with a coach.

Coaches to create change

 

Our coaches support people and organisations to achieve their professional and business outcomes within a learning, experiential, reflective and outcome-focused coaching framework.


Regardless of the development scale, our coaches will always deliver a personalised experience, supporting, guiding and challenging each person in order to succeed.

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Aggie Lim

As a qualified coach (M.App.Sc. in Coaching Psychology), I draw on evidenced-based coaching and a suite of effective tools and techniques tailored to the client’s needs. I like to partner with clients to clarify meaning and purpose in life and build flourishing lives. A key outcome is enhancing well-being and resilience, capitalising on strengths and creating positive relationships. Using a solutions-focused approach, clients identify specific needs and goals, explore options and develop an action plan to achieve measurable outcomes. I coach clients to effectively deal with change and uncertainty, career or role transition and interpersonal dynamics, and to be a better version of themselves.

I bring to my work with clients my many years of experience in leadership and career development in the education, health and not for profit sectors.

As a highly experienced leadership and executive coach, I partner with managers and leaders to develop effective strategies and tools and shift mindsets and behaviours using adaptive and collaborative leadership, innovation and creativity, optimism and resilience, for leading in complex environments and dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty.
clarity and the confidence to take their next steps to fulfil their hopes, dreams and passion.

I have qualifications in the behavioural sciences and am a professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute, the International Coach Federation, International Positive Psychology Association and the University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Alumni. I am also accredited in a number of assessment tools that help clients gain a better understanding of their strengths, values, purpose and interests.

My clients appreciate my ability to listen with empathy, engage in enquiry and dialogue, and help them gain valuable insights,

Aimee Wells

I‘m a qualified leadership and development coach who works with clients in a supportive and collaborative way, helping them to reach their goals and navigate the complexities of today’s work environment.

I have coached people at various stages of their career including emerging, new and established leaders, as well as people looking to transition careers. My approach involves drawing on a client’s personal strengths and experience while helping them to see, and then leverage their potential. I also incorporate evidenced-based psychological practices as I work with them.

I also have over 15 years’ experience working with C – suite and senior executives as a communication and human resources specialist working across initiatives such as organisational change, team and stakeholder engagement and leadership presence.

Both my corporate experience and master’s level coaching qualifications inform how I work with clients help them to create change in a focused and sustainable way.

Key focus areas have included leadership development, transition, influencing, career management, wellbeing, communication, confidence and personal presence.

Anne-Marie Adkins

I am an ICF Credentialed Coach (PCC) and Senior Consultant with 15 years’ experience coaching senior leaders, managers and team members of large Organisations and SME’s across a diverse range of Industries, including Financial Services, Energy, Mining, Media, Entertainment, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Not-for-Profit, Education and Retail.

With a passion for developing human potential, I transitioned from running my own Recruitment business (Financial Services) into Coaching, and thoroughly enjoy helping clients navigate the rollercoaster ride of career transition to find meaningful work – frequently landing their dream job. I have also supported and empowered many leaders and emerging leaders to unlock their potential, accelerate career growth and create significant behavioural change that increases leadership success.

Areas of Specialisation:


  • Career Development & Transition including clarity, confidence, stress management/mindfulness.
  • Executive Coaching & Leadership Development, including confidence, presence and stress management.
  • Workshop Facilitation including Resume Development, Interview Skills, Marketing & Networking – to target the hidden job market and Leadership Development.
  • Life Coaching
  • Recruitment / Business Owner

I am an ICF Credentialed Coach (PCC) and Senior Consultant with 15 years’ experience coaching senior leaders, managers and team members of large Organisations and SME’s across a diverse range of Industries, including Financial Services, Energy, Mining, Media, Entertainment, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Not-for-Profit, Education and Retail.

With a passion for developing human potential, I transitioned from running my own Recruitment business (Financial Services) into Coaching, and thoroughly enjoy helping clients navigate the rollercoaster ride of career transition to find meaningful work – frequently landing their dream job. I have also supported and empowered many leaders and emerging leaders to unlock their potential, accelerate career growth and create significant behavioural change that increases leadership success.

Areas of Specialisation:
Career Development & Transition including clarity, confidence, stress management/mindfulness.
Executive Coaching & Leadership Development, including confidence, presence and stress management.
Workshop Facilitation including Resume Development, Interview Skills, Marketing & Networking – to target the hidden job market and Leadership Development.
Life Coaching
Recruitment / Business Owner

Clients choose to work with me as I connect quickly and co-create a safe and positive environment where you will be supported, enriched and extended to achieve your goals. You will walk away from our coaching sessions with new insights, tools and strategies and an Action Plan that excites you.

Often described as energetic, positive, empathetic, insightful, knowledgeable, inspiring and encouraging, I will help you gain the clarity, confidence and courage to develop as a leader, and become the ‘front runner’ when transitioning between roles, joining a leadership team or pursuing a new business opportunity

Claudia Chambers

Hi! I’m Claudia. I work with you to explore what you want to be, do and have, and develop a plan for how to get there. I offer a confidential and non-judgmental space to explore what matters to you and what gets in the way for you. Drawing on tools from various fields including ACT (Acceptance Commitment Coaching), Positive Psychology and Mindfulness approaches, together we can work to:

  • adapt and manage challenging transitions
  • reset your goals and vision
  • explore your unique talents, passions and values
  • understand and foster a positive growth mindset
  • manage anxiety and negative thoughts
  • uncover your creative strengths
  • address fatigue or feeling low
  • remain focused and develop motivation
  • build confidence in your relationships at work and in life

I have a post graduate qualification in Coaching Psychology (University of Sydney) and over twenty years’ counselling experience. I am a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a registered coaching provider with University of Technology (UTS).

I am also a registered and qualified teacher (BA Dip Ed) and have worked with people from all ages and backgrounds as a facilitator, trainer and teacher for over 20 years.

Dylan Arnot

Hi, I’m Dylan. I’m an executive leadership development coach, specialising in peak performance, change management and career transitions. 

We all face challenges in our professional and personal lives. Put simply, I support coachees to move from their current situation to their goal. I collaborate closely with clients, working to understand key facets of the issue at hand before leveraging an individual’s strengths and resources to create and realise tangible goals that are stretching, motivating and deeply congruent with a coachee’s values.

I hold a Masters of Science in Coaching Psychology from Sydney University, underpinned by undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in psychology from the University of Melbourne and Charles Sturt University. I use evidence-based coaching methodologies grounded in psychological research and theory and have more than 400 hours of professional coaching experience.

I create a collaborative, supportive and innovative space to allow coachees to see their situations from a deeper perspective, and construct the change that will best benefit them and those around them.

Elizabeth McDonnell

Hi, I’m Elizabeth. As a leadership coach, I aim to partner with you and apply coaching psychology in considered ways to help you develop leadership skills that can be applied in any context.

My primary method is solution focused cognitive behavioural coaching which is validated by empirical research. I aim to help you develop through building self-awareness about your approach to communication, to consider possible new ways of working, to increase your perspective taking capacity and learn to question beliefs and assumptions. Moreover, for those of you who lead others, I am looking forward to helping you get the most out of your teams by creating an environment in which they can flourish.

I have worked with people in transition stages, and I have particular interest in helping those who have been promoted as new managers as well as people who are transitioning toward entrepreneurship, as I have made this transition myself.

I am well qualified to work with you, and I hold a Masters degree in Coaching Psychology from the University of Sydney, an undergraduate degree majoring in psychology plus I am a member of the University of Sydney’s Coaching and Mentoring Association (USCMA). Additionally, I currently run a business that exists to develop creative lateral thinking skills in young people and, having now worked with hundreds of students; I have particular skills in this area.

Jennifer Brown

I work with senior managers, C-suite and executives from a wide range of organisations and industry sectors to provide career transition support and leadership coaching. My approach is purposeful and focused on the development of reflective conversations that lead to increased insight and clarity around operational, management and leadership capabilities.

By working me you can expect to engage in discussions around career strategy, resume review, behavioural interview techniques and core motivation. Using a strengths based coaching model I will help you to reflect on your professional experience and identify those key competencies and skills that highlight and demonstrate your unique professional value.

Accredited Career Management Consultant, ICF Certified Coach and Member of the University of Sydney Coaching Alumni.

Kate Henty

I have 15+ years’ experience in Human Resources and Organizational Development as well as a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology from Sydney University and a Bachelor in Business from the University of Newcastle. My professional experience has seen me working with some of the most prominent global organizations with everyone from Individual Contributors to Senior Executives to determine what leadership means to them, how to be an impactful leader and lead in a way that is authentic and real. I am committed to assisting organizations and individuals to improve leadership capability and performance and am passionate about ensuring my clients achieve results.

My philosophy is directly contrary to a cookie-cutter approach, and I believe strongly that individuals and organizations are unique and as such need tailored approaches to their leadership development. This ensures that we not only achieve the results but that the clients truly understand what gaps are apparent and how they can be filled. There is no one solution.

Kortney Thoma

I am a leadership and professional development coach currently based in the United States with a Masters of Coaching Psychology from the University of Sydney. My specialty areas are:

  • Helping professionals navigate career transitions;
  • Developing leadership capabilities for managers; and
  • Responding to the complexities of intercultural communication in multi-national teams.

Using models and techniques pioneered by the world’s leading researchers in social sciences, I use evidence-based theories and methodologies to identify problem-maintenance cycles and develop interventions that foster self-regulation, resiliency and resourcefulness. Specifically, I help my clients:

  • Develop leadership skills and qualities in management and direct reports
  • Identify, strategize and deploy personal strengths
  • Cultivate a personal brand in the workplace
  • Adapt to change in ambiguous work environments
  • Navigate complex workplace relationships and politics
  • Develop career goals and progression plans
  • Craft and maintain professional networks
  • Review, reframe and reengage after set-backs
  • Craft compelling CVs and cover letters

As your coach, I bring my personal strengths to each engagement:

  • I use enthusiasm and energy to cultivate optimism, reinforces resiliency, and leads to solution focused thinking.
  • I meet stories and challenges with curiosity and interest to help you understand nuances and develop a map of the entire system.
  • I bring perspective and wisdom to the decision-making process, helping my clients understand the full spectrum of their circumstances so that they may accept what is not changeable and transcend the limitations of what is.
  • I address challenges with courage and resiliency, helping my clients can respond to fears and anxieties, believe in their unique capabilities and potential, and practice self-acceptance.

Prior to starting a coaching practice, I was a learning and organizational development specialist for one of Australia’s leading media enterprises where I worked on training programs, performance management, and change management projects.

Linda Yeomans

I have nearly 30 years’ experience as an Organisational Psychologist & Management Consultant. I was the Principal Consultant of a boutique consulting firm for over 10 years and have led teams in a fast-paced environment. I have delivered over 1000 hours of coaching over the past 7 years particularly focussing on Leadership Development, 360 feedback and career goal setting. I have delivered coaching to Managers in telcos and financial institutions. I was also on a panel coaching public sector Senior Executives under a specialised ‘High Potential Leaders’ program in 2015-2016.  I am very familiar with multi-layered business contexts. In recent years I have been coaching Early Career Consultants. My main approach is to partner with you to work to your strengths, uncover any blind spots, and maximise your leadership potential.

A typical coaching engagement might focus on: enhancing personal impact, managing team performance, creating positive learning cultures in teams, ‘managing up’, career development planning. I have personally coached over 250 candidates mostly at senior levels (General Manager and above) from Public sector, private service industries, telcos, and financial companies. I have a depth of understanding about a wide range of business roles and am well versed with reporting practices and stakeholder management.

My strong commercial acumen has been built from running my own consulting firm for over 15 years. I employed 4 professional staff and was responsible for building business relationships, service delivery and staff development and performance management. I have also spent the past 9 years working in a higher education institute guiding and mentoring students and early career professionals.

Renee Lockwood

I am a professional leadership, performance, and development coach. I have a PhD and MSc (Coaching Psychology) from Sydney University, and am committed to using only evidenced-based approaches with my clients. I have published widely on a broad range of topics and am continually abreast of and engaged in research in the coaching field and beyond. However, I operate with the belief that we need spontaneity and playfulness within the coaching space. Genuine connection occurs between me and my clients due to my openness and flexibility. Coaching produces new solutions and allows profound perspectives to emerge. Because I have over fifteen years under my belt in adult development and education, I am equipped with the tools and techniques to help bring about this meaningful collaboration. Having worked in many fields (academia, tertiary education, editing, coaching, seminar facilitation, and professional mediation, to name a few), I understand first-hand the mechanics of shifting careers. As the new economy increasingly demands no less, having support structures (such as coaching) to deal with this new reality is becoming increasingly important.

I have found that my background in philosophy and the Arts has allowed me to bring innovative and distinct perspectives to business and workplace situations, and I enjoy helping people to ask new questions – of themselves and of the world outside the corporate space. Fostering curiosity and critical thinking, particularly during periods of uncertainty, is paramount in both my own life and my coaching practice.

I enjoy working with people in all stages of their lives and careers and have a well-tested tool kit at the ready to help my clients navigate through times of transition.

Tim Crowden

As a qualified executive coach and a public-sector senior executive, I coach, mentor and develop leaders for today and into the future. Working together, we will gain great clarity regarding your challenges and opportunities, improve awareness, confidence and decision-making, and enable you to achieve greater success as a leader in today’s complex, volatile and uncertain environment.

I have post-graduate qualifications in executive and organisational coaching. I coach individuals and teams so they can operate effectively in an environment of change and uncertainty and achieve their professional and personal goals. In senior leadership roles in Australia and New Zealand, I have led large diverse teams dealing with complex policy and business operations, large infrastructure projects and transformation, culture and change-management programs. I am a facilitator and trainer on leadership programs for both Australian and US Governments. I have been an office bearer and board member on not-for-profits. I also hold and maintain a Top Secret security clearance allowing me to work with clients in sensitive areas of government.

Coaching is about change and action, and finding clarity in complexity. As an executive coach, I inspire leaders, managers and business professionals to make behavioural changes – transforming themselves and the people around them – to improve business results, enhance performance and develop any aspect of their professional and personal life.

My empathetic style – coupled with strong communication skills – facilitates learning, understanding and results in order to meet the demands of today’s complex, volatile and uncertain environment and help you adapt to digital change. I will partner with you – through purposeful dialogue and active reflection on current situations to create new insights – encouraging you to see situations from different perspectives to enable you to not just succeed, but exceed!

Tim Sprague

Hi I’m Tim. I’m a qualified psychologist, teacher and executive coach for over 4 years. Previously I was the HR director in a couple of large organisations. My strength is developmental coaching: helping people build higher and broader skill sets, moving leaders to develop more flexible and sophisticated thinking and developing effective leadership and influence styles.

I help people identify their capabilities and strengths, and develop goals. I create a safe environment to explore new perspectives and ways of seeing the world and try new behaviours. This can often involve specific skills-based assistance to develop new ways of acting or working. For example, developing influence or change leadership skills. Sometimes it also involves using behavioural techniques to identify unhelpful thinking and remove barriers and blockages to adopting the new behaviours. My practice is evidence-based – selecting the tools, models and techniques that research proves work.

I also work with people to clarify career goals and develop career plans. Helping identify what they want from carreer, life and their values and developing the skills to get there.

I coach leaders across a range of industries in the public, private and for purpose sectors. We have fun, but we do real work. Practicing new techniques, reflecting and reworking until you can confidently use your new skills as part of your toolkit.