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This Members-Only session, Leading with Coaching Conversations, is led by NPA Leadership HUB Chair and Coach, Leanne Warner. The session will deliver practical knowledge sharing and application to ensure that as Leaders we know how to ask great questions, actively listen, and stretch our team members to focus on setting and achieving challenging goals.

NPA Members and their guests will discuss tips for asking great questions, listening carefully and guiding our people on fruitful conversations during our one on ones Including:

  • setting and agreeing on an agenda
  • making an emotional and cognitive connection
  • framing great questions to open up the Issues and opportunities
  • staying ‘out of the space’
  • exploring goals and outcomes
  • committing to action

The session will also make use of breakout rooms in order to practice coaching, being the coachee and giving each other feedback on what went well and making suggestions to enhance the experience.

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More about Leanne

Leanne is an experienced leader and educator who is passionate about developing people and organisations. A former CEO and Board Chair, Leanne has founded and led some of Australia’s leading charities, non-profit networks and leadership forums. Her strategic leadership skills, stakeholder management experience, people orientation and passion add great value, especially during change and where stability and growth are desired.

Leanne has held positions as CEO of Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, and CEO and General Manager of Cure Cancer Australia and Camp Quality. She has also worked in corporate sales environments and as quality and training manager responsible for developing and accrediting leadership programs in the UK.

As a business leader she has implemented organisational change, transformation and strengths-based approaches that have delivered tangibly positive results in engagement, productivity and turnover.


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