Leadership at work

Using strengths-based performance and coaching conversations, we help your people get the most out of training and other professional development activities, so they can transfer their learnings to the workplace and deliver results.

Personal Leadership

Executive and leadership coaching: Coaching equips and empowers people to develop confidence, learn to draw on their insights and put what they know into practice. We offer a practical toolkit of techniques and strategies to help your people thrive, including:

  • Building on strengths and specialist capabilities
  • Clarifying goals and overcoming challenges
  • Achieving and measuring greater impact
  • Linking intention with action, values with strategy, accountability with results.

Our one-on-one coaching provides invaluable support to ensure your people have the best possible tools and routines that help change mindsets, achieve career goals and safeguard their health and wellbeing.

Managing unsatisfactory performance: Many managers feel frustrated in their attempts to motivate and engage some staff in delivering on agreements. We help managers to confidently set expectations, clarify deliverables and map milestones on the path to achievement.  Managing performance should also be a demonstrably fair process, evident to all parties.  Our team’s coaching and industrial experience can protect your managers’ wellbeing and reduce organisational risk.

Team Leadership

Strengths-based teamwork: When high performing teams hit a rough patch they can be unprepared for the difficult feedback that follows. Similarly, newly-formed teams can find it difficult to understand their lack of “chemistry” as they continue to fall short of their own and others’ expectations.  We are accredited Strengthscope®  and Strengthscope Teams® practitioners, using strengths-based approaches to build awareness, efficacy and teamwork.

Values in Action: Organisational values are effective only if they are imbedded in all workplace processes and guide behaviour daily. We bring teams together to make your organisational values come alive and relate to their everyday work experiences.

Everyday Leadership training: Start early. Build leadership and management capabilities into every role and watch as your people accept more responsibility and better manage their working environment. Our leadership training builds on basic concepts and everyday challenges in the workplace. The future leaders you are searching for may be in plain sight.

Business Leadership

Strategic and Operational Planning: Our skilled and experienced team will collaborate with you and your management team to facilitate your strategic and operational planning events.


Work with us:

The Coughlan & Co team works with organisations like yours to help you and your people:

  • Achieve and measure greater impact
  • Stretch into new roles and directions
  • Better lead, communicate and self-regulate
  • Make evidence-based decisions with confidence and relative ease
  • Prepare investigation and evaluation reports that withstand scrutiny
  • Mediate between parties in conflict to rebuild their relationship
  • Introduce surveys that take the pulse of your workplace
  • Build competencies in writing clearly, succinctly and persuasively

Link in with Sharyn

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Alex Long

Sharyn’s facilitation of our planning day has been such a useful process for us and has been the stimulus for a lot of discussion around sustainability and new ways of working.
– Alex Long, CEO, Multicultural Youth Action Network (MYAN) NSW

Warren Johnson

I have learnt so much from Sharyn’s calm and focussed approach to getting the best from people and systems.
– Warren Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Safe

Dr Kate Levett, PhD

Sharyn’s ability to integrate high level research, policy analysis and its practical application is impressive. And collaboration comes easily to her because she delivers on commitments.
Dr Kate Levett, PhD, Research Fellow, University of Notre Dame

Violet Roumeliotis AM

I have worked with Sharyn as a community partner, wellness consultant, program analyst and consulting coach for some of our up and coming managers. Her involvement in a project inspires my confidence in a quality result.
Violet Roumeliotis AM, CEO, Settlement Services International and Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2017

Dina Petrakis

Sharyn’s facilitation of our planning activity was key to the expansion of our program. She has provided invaluable services to me and my team.
Dina Petrakis, Global Manager, Ignite Small Business Start-ups

Simone Parsons

Absolutely an all-rounder. We will continue to seek Sharyn’s expertise for both our strategic policy work and our staff coaching and engagement. I highly recommend Sharyn and her team.
Simone Parsons, Chief Operating Officer, Women’s Community Shelters

Kris Neil

The evaluation report is excellent – deft, subtle but firm in its findings. Quite masterful. Best of its kind I have seen.
– Kris Neil, Chair, Women’s Community Shelters