Coaching and Mentoring

on Thursday, 03 May 2012. Posted in Empowerment

Coaching and Mentoring
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Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey is the Director of the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW) Pty Ltd. Diann has coached and mentored women and men to enhance knowledge and skills, define short and long term-goals and strategies to achieve them confidently. 

Diann is an Executive Business coach, mentor and strategic facilitator for individuals and organisations.Diann has a PhD, MEd, BA and Grad Cert in Executive Business Coaching.

Coaching and mentoring for women and men is offered face to face in Sydney or via Skype or through a combination of both.

 

For enquires, email 

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Testimonials of Diann's Coaching

 

 

“My very first coaching / mentoring session with Diann changed my entire outlook on my job, my professional life and my own capabilities. I have never had a coach or mentor who helped me so quickly see myself and my professional world with such clarity. Diann worked with me to define my thinking, identify my owns skills and potential and turn ideas into clear action. Diann challenged my thinking and gave me the tools to independently continue to do so, both in work and in life. Diann’s approach is gentle, supportive, incredibly intuitive and insightful. I have the utmost respect and admiration for Diann, what she does and what she stands for.”

Kate Britt, Director People and Culture, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation

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“Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey provided valuable guidance and advice to support me in my leadership role of ACE NSW. Our morning meeting was productive and energising. Diann demonstrated a genuine interest and outstanding inter-personal skills in this mentoring session, building my capacity to lead a team of highly experienced educators. Diann shifted my focus from overcoming barriers to how to achieve key objectives. Her ability to identify the immediate and future challenges in our strategic planning process and her ideas for advancing the organisation were both insightful and visionary. I would recommend Dr Diann Rodgers- Healey for her skills as mentor, coach, motivational speaker, workshop leader and agent of change.”                  

Heather Causley FACE NSW State President ACE Australian College of Educators

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“Dr Diann is a wealth of information, resources and insight when you're looking to make changes in your career. If you're in a position (leadership or otherwise) where you need someone to take you outside of the box, consider her for a coaching opportunity.”

Pamela Zorn, Executive Officer and Chairperson, New Castle

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“A business coach has been as important to my life as my physical fitness trainer: fitness of mind and fitness of body go hand in hand and it’s really useful to have an extra hand to help. Thank you Diann for coaching me through a challenging, and successful, transition in my work life.”

Professor Sandra Willis, University of Wollongong

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“Diann has provided coaching for leaders within the University. Her calm, open style and passion for people moving forward has resulted in extremely effective coaching sessions with senior leaders.”

Lorraine Denny, Manager, Professional and Organisational Development Services, Human Resources Division, University of Wollongong 

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“I had the pleasure of being coached by Diann during a very turbulent time in my organisation. With Diann’s coaching I was able to clearly see some of the previous hidden options. With a better understanding of the situation I was then able to develop an action plan and execute one of the toughest challenges of my career. Diann’s style was gentle but she really pushed me to open up my mind and think about an issue from multiple perspectives.”

Mitchell Thompson, PGi, Organisational Development Manager, Asia Pacific

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"I have been fortunate to have received mentoring from Diann Rodgers-Healey for 3 sessions from August to November 2012. These sessions provided me iwht a boost to my self confidence which has assisted me to take controrl of my work situaiton and produce the results that I had been producing previously and had allowed to lapse due to an upsetting event in my work life. I would recommend Diann to anyone requiring a mentor to direct their work life. Her personal approach is very supportive and allows you to take charge of your own destiny."

Anja Nivala, CEO, Community Options Illawarra Inc

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“My coaching session with Diann Rodgers-Healey was like a breath of fresh air. I was at a cross roads in my career, unsure about which direction to take and whether I had the necessary skills translate a seemingly unrealistic idea into reality. Diann’s personable approach and thought provoking question style enabled me to clearly articulate what my vision was and the processes I needed to work through to successfully achieve it.  Diann helped me to gain insight and appreciate my qualities and past experiences and how these could be used to develop both professionally and personally. It has reignited my passion and literally put a spring in my step the moment I left her office.” 

Rebecca McPhee, Consultant Dietitian and Nutritionist

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“Diann has a rare gift of seeing deep within you. This insight can be confronting, revealing, challenging, but always uplifting. Diann’s guidance and advice was a life changer for me. Thank you Diann!!! If you think you’ve figured out all the answers (and all the questions too), but something still doesn’t feel quite right… Diann is the woman for you.”

Carol Berry, Chief Executive Officer, Illawarra Women's Health Centre NSW

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“Diann has a way of cutting straight to the heart of an issue, using her strong diagnostic skillsto great effect. But what she also brings is a warmth and an ability to build rapport quickly – an essential in any mentor or coach relationship. From this basis, and using a range of techniques, Diann is able to work ‘with’ you to come up with new or revised strategies. With Diann you will engage in purposeful discussions that lead to tangible benefits.”

Dr Michelle Anderson, Director, The TenderBridge, Australian Council for Educational Research (Melbourne)

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Diann's ability to listen and ask pertinent questions encourages you to develop future directions from your own vision and understanding of leadership. This combined with her experience and wealth of knowledge in leadership, leads to practical insights gained through dialogue that lead to positive outcomes for yourself and colleagues.”

Gary Quinn, Assistant Principal, St Peter & Paul Primary School, Kiama NSW

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“I have known Diann now for a number of years and she coached me in my role as a leader and a volunteer. She renewed my belief on what I was doing was right and challenged me to pursue my goals with much more vigour. Diann was able to allow me to see ‘the wood from the trees’ helping me make the transition into thinking more deeply about my role, my goals and investing my focus in new areas  where she challenged me to develop new ways of leading people. 

Warren Turner Local Controller Kiama Unit, NSW State Emergency Service

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“The career mentoring opportunity that Diann facilitated enabled me to articulate my ongoing goals, redefine my personal and professional vision and develop strategies for  implementation in my work place setting. Diann was able to do this through enabling me to talk though my career journey, by drawing a visual of significant points in my leadership experience and by asking thought provoking questions that directed me to consider issues at a deeper level of thinking. At the completion of our time together, I felt affirmed and enthusiastic about my ongoing leadership capacity and capabilities to fulfil my current role.”

Julie Cobbledick, Fmr Principal, St. Brendan’s Primary School, Shepparton, Victoria

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“Diann Rodgers-Healey was engaged by StellaMarisCatholicSchool in the role of external consultant to facilitate the process of developing a Mission and Vision Statement with a set of Core Values. The process was a very well planned, professionally executed set of strategies designed to engage all staff in open and honest dialogue. Mrs Rodgers-Healey’s clearvision and understanding of the process allowed staff and parents to question the strategies and skills employed while at the same time maintaining her sense of purpose and task. I would have no hesitation in recommending Diann Rodgers-Healey for any future endeavours given her wide range of expertise and extensive knowledge of people skills.”

Sr Colleen Mills RSC Fmr Principal, Stella Maris School, Shellharbour NSW 

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“The school is engaged in effectively communicating the many ways we embrace our School’s Vision Empowerment for the Challenges of Life’s Journey. Diann has been mentoring and coaching me to ensure that this message is clear and relevant to our community’s needs. It has been very beneficial to have a supportive, critical ear as we move to instil the shared involvement of parents in this journey.”

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Philip Moore, Principal, St Peter & Paul Primary School, Kiama NSW

“The school is engaged in effectively communicating the many ways we embrace our School’s Vision Empowerment for the Challenges of Life’s Journey. Diann has been mentoring and coaching me to ensure that this message is clear and relevant to our community’s needs. It has been very beneficial to have a supportive, critical ear as we move to instil the shared involvement of parents in this journey.”

 
 

Coaching Book: Coaching Insights for Coaches - Listening to the Inner Game

Diann is the Author of Coaching Insights for Coaches - Listening to the Inner Game

An introduction to the book's themes is at: http://youtu.be/3XQwWRnkQBM

Professor Clutterbuck,the Co-founder of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council. comments in the Foreword of this book:

"Diann's analysis of her personal experiences provides a fascinating insight into how awareness of the inner game makes coaching work for both coach and client. The models and charts provide useful templates for thinking about how we think about our own inner games. As I write that sentence, I reflect "Is that too deep?" And I answer myself "No, probably not deep enough!"

Madam Nazhat Shameem, a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Fiji and a barrister of the Inner Temple London (worksite:http://lawfiji.com/) offered the following review:

"Reading Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey’s recent book - “Coaching Insights for Coaches’’; I am reminded of the poetry of Rumi, the Sufi poet and philosopher who believed that the first step to reaching divine grace was to understand oneself. He wrote – “The people of the world don’t examine themselves, and so they blame one another”. I am also reminded of Alexander Pope’s words in “An Essay on Man” –

“Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;

The proper study of mankind is man...

Created half to rise, and half to fall;

Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all...”

The book, which will be invaluable in adopting coaching techniques all over the world, seeks to approach the question of coaching subjectivity by confronting the spectre of the self, in both a negative and positive way. It acknowledges that Self1 and Self2 are potential barriers in the achieving of potential in the process of coaching, but then works towards an acknowledgment of the relationship of both Selves to the Coach. It acknowledges the creation of barriers even when the Coach imports values such as equity and equality, which values are often perceived at aiming at substantive objectivity. This book does not pretend that there is such a thing as objectivity. It identifies potential barriers to achieving effective coaching, which exist in the mind of the Coach herself, and seeks to minimise the effects of those barriers, or to transform them in order that the important question be asked and answered-

“How is a coach's internal dialogue, beyond the Inner Game, assisting one's coaching performance? “

The Inner Game, how it plays out in the course of coaching, understanding internal dialogue with oneself, and confronting oneself in the process of coaching, are all features which are central to this valuable book."