Mindful Leadership Coaching

“The essence of bravery is being without self-deception” ~ Pema Chondron

Being a successful leader in today’s complex business world is no easy task. And its not a quick fix. It involves many dimensions. To have genuine impact, leaders need to be focused, resilient, impactful and visionary, as well as creative, fiercely compassionate and patiently committed to their own growth.

If you are ready to become a more integrated leader – respected for your kindness as well as your business acumen and success – then becoming profoundly self-aware and self-responsible is key. 

Mindfulness is the practical application of self-awareness. A number of research studies have proven how mindfulness has a measurable impact on behaviour, with changes that include: improved attention control; improved self-awareness; and improved emotional regulation. Mindfulness is far from being fluffy – it actually takes a level of courage that most people would rather avoid!

My Mindful Leadership Coaching Program is founded on the evidence-based, ground-breaking work of mindful leadership expert, coach and best-selling author Michael Bunting and his book The Mindful Leader. Michael is also a dedicated, long-term meditator and I have personally trained with Michael to offer this work.

I coach executives, small business owners, managers and professional yoga teachers to identify and change crucial behaviours that sabotage and limit good leadership. My approach focuses on building self-awareness and leadership skills around these seven evidence-based Leadership Practices:

  • Be here now;
  • Take 200% accountability;
  • Lead from mindful values;
  • Inspire a mindful vision;
  • Cultivate a beginner’s mind;
  • Empower others to shine; and
  • Engage the heart.

“I found your Mindful Leadership Coaching an opportunity to get to know myself and to spend time with myself in a professionally nurturing and empowering way. I’ve become  committed to making space in my day, week and month where I can just ‘be’ and allow inspiration to arise. I’m moving forwards with my long term career goals and have shared my learning with other leaders in my organisation. I’ve also consolidated my meditation practice. Thank you so much for the wisdom you have shared and the encouragement you have provided, I’m forever grateful.” ~ Dr Sarah Moore

Key Benefits – and most of all, it’s about YOU!

My Mindful Leadership Coaching allows you to slow down and experience a confidential, reflective space where you can be real, honest and held gently accountable for your behaviours, choices and actions. Where you can feel unconditionally supported to learn and grow. And where you’ll be encouraged to take leaps of faith!

I will partner with you to:

  • Be truly present  and improve your ability to focus on what matters most and to work well under pressure.
  • Identify, change and transform the unhelpful patterns of thinking, acting and feeling that hold you back.
  • Understand and commit to your leadership values and know what is needed to be at your best.
  • Develop self-mastery through knowing your Enneagram type and leadership style, including how you react to stress, your strengths, challenges and your potential for deeper growth. 
  • Relate and connect more authentically with others and be appreciative of their efforts.
  • Learn and integrate mindfulness practices into every domain of your daily life, work and relationships.

Never under-estimate the impact your presence has on others. When you ‘show up’ as someone who is decisive, yet in a relaxed and caring way, you get the best out of yourself and your team. 

As your self-awareness grows and deepens, you’ll find a few subtle things also begin to happen. You’ll most likely find yourself being able to let-go-of-the-small-stuff and that things in your life tend to flow more easily and effortlessly.

“Mindful Leadership Coaching has given me the opportunity to look very deeply and to transform. This week at a Team Meeting my team thanked me and said how much they love work now because of the culture I have created. They said my leadership has transformed the unit from chaos to one that is performing well, that they are proud to be a part of. They also thanked me for my deep compassion for them and clients – it was like they read my leadership principals! Thank you for your incredible presence, for coaching me and for holding space for my transformation to happen – you have helped save my career.” ~ Michelle, Team Leader

A commitment to self-awareness and mindfulness practice often results in very tangible and life-changing shifts for leaders such as: 

  • Hearing things from others that are normally missed, from the process of slowing down and listening more fully.
  • Being able to let go of ‘shoulds’.
  • Reconnecting with family members, with kids noticing that Mum or Dad is happier.
  • Other people feeling more respected and valued.
  • More creative visions and goals.
  • Being fully present to discover different possibilities when taking action.
  • Courage to initiate difficult conversations and engage in powerful dialogue.

“Being a high performer in my career, Natalie’s coaching works and her feedback was invaluable. I learned to listen and value my emotions as well as my thoughts. Now I make better decisions, am clearer about my goals and what is driving my goals. My intuition has grown to become very effective and I can now calmly be ‘me’. Mindfulness has released me from being abrupt and harsh on others, so the fun, loving, understanding and patient me can be around more often at work and at home!” CW, Director & Small Business Owner

I have a depth of self-awareness and leadership understanding, drawing on my experience as a human resource manager, business owner, coach and mindfulness teacher for over 28 years. I am professionally recognised with memberships of the International Coaching Federation and Yoga Australia. Read my full bio here. 

Program Details

Your program investment is AUD$2480 for eight (8) sessions, held over a period of up to 10 months.

The Program also includes a copy of The Mindful Leader book plus telephone and email support, and accountability in between sessions, as often as you need it.

Coaching sessions are usually held in-person every 2-4 weeks, usually at the same day and time to suit your schedule. In-person sessions are held at my home-office in Bicton and online sessions are via Teams or Zoom.  

“The key is the integration of mindfulness and leadership. Just being mindful is not enough. Even with serious mindfulness training we can still be poor leaders. But when mindfulness is fully integrated into leadership, exponential progress can be made. I invite you to enter this journey home to yourself, to your deepest longing for aliveness, authenticity, happiness, meaning – and leadership greatness.” Michael Bunting, the Mindful Leader

If you are curious or ready to get started with Mindful Leadership, click the below button to register your interest. And I’ll be in touch to have a chat in the coming days.