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Creating better business communities. One leader at a time.

We deliver life-changing leadership development, and help businesses transform from within.

We’re a leadership development and coaching company, with 20 years’ experience in building leadership capabilities worldwide, across a multitude of industries and sectors.

Through a combination of peer-reviewed science and performance psychology, we’ve designed a series of programs plus ongoing, unlimited support, to help our leaders create a positive, caring and productive working environment – for greater business success.

Our Philosophy

Through self-aware, accountable leadership, we’ll help you build a compassionate, more productive culture.

We help leaders to connect meaningfully with their teams, and build supporting, empowering environments. Through a combination of neuroscience, data and performance psychology, our programs are designed to transform first the individual, and then your business culture – for happy, motivated teams, and better-than-ever performance.

It’s this ripple effect that drives us – because better business communities mean a better world for everyone.

We ensure we’re doing our bit for a brighter future, too, by working with charities and environmental bodies, to build a kinder, stronger, more resilient place for generations to live. Making the world better, one leader at a time.

A human-centred approach that invites you to rethink what you know about leadership.

Our transformational programs work to change behaviours and rewire the brain, building the kind of self-awareness and accountability that inspires and empowers others.

We ask our leaders to lean into their curiosity and see the world through a new lens. By unlocking constructive compassion for each individual, they can begin to understand how best to help them reach their full potential.

Our approach

We know that the brain works better when we engage emotions.

So our approach combines human compassion with performance psychology, neuroscience, heart-brain coherence and business expertise – focusing on connecting brain and heart for a healthier high-performance state.

Our method

Our hands-on, practical programs unfold through a series of modular half-day sessions, with incremental and strategic sequencing resulting in the creation of new neural connections.

Each leader learns to understand themselves, and the impact they have on those around them – so they can then create the right culture to help their teams to thrive.

The results

Our programs help leaders to create an improved environment of happier, more motivated and productive team members.

Individuals within the organisation feel safe, valued and more empowered to achieve their potential.

Happier, more engaged employees mean greater productivity, and fewer days lost to illness and mental health – for a better-performing business.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Wherever you are in the world,
we’ll deliver a program for you.

Our Faculty is made up of professional performance coaches and psychologists across the world, who are ready to help your leadership development.. If you’re not in any of the areas below, get in touch and we’ll create a bespoke online solution that suits your needs.

Canada

Meet the team

Michael Thompson

Lead Faculty and Coach (North America)

Mike is a highly experienced facilitator and coach with a unique passion and balance between the science of leadership and the important heart centered connection. This is reflected in his credentials as a Certified HeartMath TM Facilitator and Certified Brain Based coach.

He is also an ICF certified coach, along with certifications in a variety of psychometric assessments including Emotional Intelligence. It is people’s happiness, balance and ultimate performance that Michael is always focused on creating profound trust and a unique and transformational experience for each and every leader he works with.

Dawna Atamanchuk, BCom, ACC, CTDP (Winnipeg)

Leadership Coach and Consultant

Dawna has had a long standing passion for learning and performance believing that everyone has immense potential when given the right environment to learn and grow. Personal and professional development have been at the heart of Dawna’s focus for many years. She has completed the Executive Leadership Coaching program at Royal Roads University and is presently a Masters Candidate in Resiliency from the same university.  

Aside from her expertise in the classroom, creating trust and strong connections, Dawna is relied on to ensure our development work is clear, concise and always relevant. She works very closely with our clients across Canada.  She has a calm, clear and concise presentation style that is admired by our team. Her favourite program to facilitate is the New World Leadership ™

Datamanchuk@changeinnovators.com

http://www.fourpluspotentials.ca/

UK

Meet the team

Yvonne Thompson MA CPHR

Founder and MD

Yvonne is a master training and leadership consultant with over 30 years experience.  She has a unique ability to draw out the very best in each and every leader.  She creates an amazing, safe space for leaders to explore and discover their greatness.

Listen to Yvonne Thompson with Stephanie Staples on the Your Life Unlimited radio show as she discusses the importance of Self-Leadership.

Yvonne is lead faculty in Britain while continuing  to support  clients in Canada and the USA.

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Lee Norris

Leadership Coach and Consultant

Lee is an experienced Executive Coach and Change Leader having 30+ years’ experience working in several challenging sectors including Civil and Defence Avionics, Financial Services and Higher Education. Originally working in systems development and latterly in business transformation and change as a senior manager and Director of Strategic Programmes. He has a 1st Class Honours degree in Systems Analysis, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Senior Management. He is a fully qualified Executive Coach and Mentor holding the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 7 qualification. Committed to the development of leaders at all levels, he continues to study for his Masters Degree in Coaching and Mentoring Practice at Oxford Brookes University at the world leading International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring studies and is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

His research interests and practice include the deeply human elements of Ontological Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, the serious use of Humour and Playfulness in coaching, Action Learning, Coaching with Teams and the future of coaching with Artificial Intelligence and the Meta-verse. Lee regularly BLOGs about these and other areas of interest at www.elnorscorner.com.

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Sarah Naidoo-Banks MSc (Business Psychology)

Leadership Coach and Consultant

Sarah believes that within each individual and team there is an innate wisdom and power to reach a greater potential. She creates safe and empowering spaces to help people achieve their best. She believes that deep learning is guided by evidence based research and instinct and is integrated through practice and reflection. She is ICF Gestalt Coaching Certified and a practitioner of Interpersonal Mediation. Her clients describe her as being authentic and highly accessible.   TTI Insights Certified, EQi 2.0 Certified.

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Johanna Lloyd  Certified Coach

Leadership Coach and Consultant

Jo has a great appreciation for the role of leadership in our complex world. She has over 20 year’s experience working and leading commercial teams and brings her knowledge and experience to every client. She is a continuous learner and believes in the power of coaching and experiential training. She is pragmatic and collaborative building trust with each and every client.  Her approach is holistic and grounded recognizing the value of mindfulness and intention in all interactions.  TTI Insights Certified, EQi2.0 Certified.

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Matt Vickers BA Hons, FCA

Psych Dip, Couples Dip

Matt’s career spans a wide range of skills and experience. He began as a graduate with a first-class honours degree in Accounts and Management Control at Sheffield Hallam University. He received professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and in 2012 received a Fellowship. He has a depth of experience in the Energy Sector.

His curiosity and strong desire for continual learning had him return to school and undertake education in Counselling & Psychotherapy.  He combines his extensive business experience with his passion and education in therapy and counselling to bring a unique lens to the psychology of business performance. Focused on the well-being of the individual leader to enhance overall happiness, resiliency and performance.

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New Zealand

Meet the team

Gail Owen, BA (HONS), CPA Postgrad Certified Coach

Leadership Coach and Consultant (Associate Faculty)

Strategic Change Leader with a 25 year corporate career in finance, organization and technology transformations working for companies including EY, PWC, ANZ Bank and Telstra both locally and overseas. She made the career choice to move towards coaching and facilitation as a way of sharing her knowledge and experience. Her focus is on transformation and positive change. She works with our clients and many senior stakeholders for over a decade and is highly regarded for her work in coaching and leadership. TTI Insights DISC certified, Eqi2.0 Certified; Diploma in Brief Solutions-Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.

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Kelley Wacher NLP Master Practitioner, Certified Coach

Leadership Coach and Consultant (Associate Faculty)

Kelley Wacher is a dynamic presenter, facilitator, business mentor, corporate trainer and inspirational speaker working expediently, establishing a foundation of trust and rapport with all of her clients.

Having spent more than 20 years in leadership, sales and customer service, Kelley recognises the need for individuals and organisations alike to embrace and refocus in the area of development on their largest resource – people.

Kelley facilitates with our clients at all levels of leadership, in a range of industries including hospitality and travel, retail, aged care, manufacturing, corporate, finance, technology, telco and government based organisations. She is ICF Certified, EQi2.0 and TTI Insights DISC certified.

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USA

Meet the team

Leann Fritz  BA

Operations Manager

Leann has been an instrumental part of our growth. She is a master of all things operations and office management. Leann has worked with our North American team for over 4 years and has been a critical part of our success, building strong processes, efficient structures, and financial stability. We are grateful for all that she does and look forward to her further involvement in the growth of our UK and EU operations.

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Australia

Meet the team

Gail Owen, BA (HONS), CPA Postgrad Certified Coach

Leadership Coach and Consultant (Associate Faculty)

Strategic Change Leader with a 25 year corporate career in finance, organization and technology transformations working for companies including EY, PWC, ANZ Bank and Telstra both locally and overseas. She made the career choice to move towards coaching and facilitation as a way of sharing her knowledge and experience. Her focus is on transformation and positive change. She works with our clients and many senior stakeholders for over a decade and is highly regarded for her work in coaching and leadership. TTI Insights DISC certified, Eqi2.0 Certified; Diploma in Brief Solutions-Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.

[email protected]

Kelley Wacher NLP Master Practitioner, Certified Coach

Leadership Coach and Consultant (Associate Faculty)

Kelley Wacher is a dynamic presenter, facilitator, business mentor, corporate trainer and inspirational speaker working expediently, establishing a foundation of trust and rapport with all of her clients.

Having spent more than 20 years in leadership, sales and customer service, Kelley recognises the need for individuals and organisations alike to embrace and refocus in the area of development on their largest resource – people.

Kelley facilitates with our clients at all levels of leadership, in a range of industries including hospitality and travel, retail, aged care, manufacturing, corporate, finance, technology, telco and government based organisations. She is ICF Certified, EQi2.0 and TTI Insights DISC certified.

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Sonja Beckerhoff

Sonja has come to personal development and wellbeing coaching after more than 20 years of international corporate experience. Time and time again, she has seen highly qualified and passionate colleagues quietly resign and give up – frustrated, burned out, disempowered.

Completing the Australian Alps Walking Track – an 820 km unsupported trek across Australia’s alpine regions from Victoria to the ACT – marked a turning point for her. Completing the trek taught her much about her personal wellbeing and what she needed to thrive and flourish.

Together with being a Certified Meta-Coach, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator, this unique insight into resilience and personal leadership allows Sonja to compassionately challenging her clients to overcome barriers and reach their potential.

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Louise Eagle

Leadership Coach & Consultant

Working in high performing commercial teams for over 20 years has given Louise a passion for leadership and for empowering others to achieve their goals. Louise has worked across the globe in both multinationals and start-ups and understands that each organization holds its own opportunities and challenges. Her approach is always to understand each client’s unique needs and develop flexible solutions that help them unlock their potential. Louise holds a Degree in International Business, Diploma in Positive Psychology & Wellbeing, is a Certified Organisational Coach and a qualified Strengths Profiler.

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European Union

Meet the team

We continue to grow and expand our team.  We are presently looking for faculty in the EU.  Please review our “Becoming Faculty” page and get in touch with us if this opportunity might be for you.