Our Story
Our Team
Our Capabilities
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Our passion is to develop your essential leadership skills by inspiring constructive change towards the future you want to achieve.
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Leadership Directions delivers short courses for frontline managers and leaders across Australia. We partner with clients from a variety of industries, across both the government and corporate sectors. Our team has experience in providing tailored leadership development solutions for many major Australian projects.
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Our mission is to help emerging and frontline managers achieve positive, long-term behavioural change for themselves and their teams. We achieve this through practical high-quality leadership programs, self-directed action planning and embedded learning support and mysterious creatures that you'll ever encounter.
We are passionate about helping you find the right course to take the next step on your leadership journey.
When you enrol on a Leadership Directions program, you are investing in more than just a training day.
Practical training days, either in-house at your own venue or at one of our public schedule courses.
Behavioural profile and reporting (for selected core leadership programs).
Your own personal action plan to embed your learning.
Access to our high calibre specialist trainers and facilitators.

Our Most Popular Courses

  • Having the ability to coach others effectively is an essential skill of any supervisor or manager. A great coaching session is an open form of communication that requires equal responsibility from both parties.
  • Anyone can make a change, but how do you get people to make a transition? Overcome resistance and successfully manage change by defining and instilling new values, attitudes, norms and behaviours.
  • Today's workplace presents many challenges for leaders and managers, who are required to navigate their teams through ongoing change and ever-increasing workloads and demands from both internal and external clients.
Meet our
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Learning & Development Consultant
While Sharyn’s down-to-earth and interactive training style often
results in a classroom full of laughter, her training also gets serious
results. She has been developing frontline staff and managers in the
areas of customer service, communication and people management
for over 15 years. Her practical approach enables her to engage
with individuals and draw on their experiences to tailor the course
content to best suit their learning style.
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Learning & Development Consultant
Brendan is a charismatic and flexible training facilitator
with over 17 years’ experience working with national and international
clients. This has included instructional design and delivery of
customised corporate training and accredited programs on a range
of topics including leadership, project management and customer
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Learning & Development Consultant
Jamie is an Executive Coach, Leadership and Communication Consultant /
Facilitator, and Mindfulness specialist & practitioner. With an extensive
background in business and communication, Jamie works with companies
and individuals to improve performance and effectiveness in leadership,
emotional intelligence, influence, presentation skills and communication.
Jamie’s mindfulness-based stop-smoking book, Quit for Life, was released
through Penguin Books in January 2012. His second book, on emotionally
intelligent communication, is due for publication in 2018.
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Training Facilitator
Adam’s experience spans over 30 years in various sectors including
financial services, automotive, FMCG, consumer durables and consulting.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from RMIT University and has
lived and worked in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. Adam has a
diverse career history including senior management roles in corporate
sales and client services, operations and product management.
Latterly he has been dedicated to running smaller businesses
including a successful boutique human resources and recruitment
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Training Facilitator
An international Leadership Learning and Development Coach
supporting achievement of corporate objectives through leading
edge, innovative and motivational blended learning and
coaching programs. A creative and energetic approach to developing
leadership capability, designing leadership material for face to face
workshops, developing competency matrix's and influencing
organisational culture change and service transformation.
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Training Facilitator
Rachael has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources and
Training with a focus on customisation, design and implementation of
Policies and Procedures, supported with the delivery of comprehensive
training workshops to assist organisations to gainfully incorporate
effective HR practices into their working environment. Rachael has
developed and implemented Performance and Development systems
into a variety of organisations and facilitating training programs for line
managers in the delivery of day-to-day feedback.
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Training Facilitator
Diane has 20 years experience in delivering Training Facilitation in
a corporate training environment. She has an extensive
background in courseware development and is experienced in the
writing of professional development and accredited course content
including assessment tools. Diane has worked extensively with private
and public sectors and she committed to aligning all performance
improvement initiatives to the strategic direction of the
client’s that she works with.
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Training Facilitator
Sebastian is a learning and development consultant with expertise
in training and assessment, coaching, interviewing and facilitation.
He is dedicated to helping organisations, teams and individuals
achieve their potential through effective people management.
Sebastian’s learning interventions focus on leadership and
management development, workplace behaviour, performance
management, career planning, communication, time management
and team building.
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Training Facilitator
Andrea has had over 13 years experience in Training Facilitation,
Courseware Development and Training Assessment as well as 10 years
experience in Human Resource Management. She was previously the
Human Resources Manager for Sea World Nara Resort. During this time
she developed and facilitated corporate training for Supervisors,
Managers and Senior Managers, as well as other levels of staff.
Meet our
leadership team
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General Manager
Sarah’s dedication to providing leadership development and team
building solutions that deliver genuine transformation to Australian
businesses has been a driving force behind the successful launch of
Leadership Directions. From her extensive experience managing
people and leading organisations, she has developed a practical
understanding of the challenges Australian leaders and managers face.
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Operations Manager
Our Operations Manager, Sade Von Stanke has over 15 years’
experience working within various industries providing Sade
with insight into the operational needs of businesses. Sade is a
strategic thinker and believes that continuous improvement and
process efficiencies are key to maintaining a high functioning and
empowered team that provide quality and successful training
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Amy is a driven Marketing, Events & Creative Professional who has
worked with market-leading brands throughout her 13 year career.
Originally from Perth, she studied a Bachelor of Marketing with
Edith Cowan University. Amy uses her creative flair to develop
innovative and strategic brand solutions for print and digital mediums.
As a highly skilled communicator, with strong focus and drive,
she builds effective working relationships at all levels and influences
positive business outcomes with her contagious energy,
professionalism and genuine passion.
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Learning Solutions Manager - VIC
Sharn has lead a diverse range of people in areas including sales,
administration and professional services for organisations in
Australia and the UK. Her experience working in industries such
as certification, logistics and finance gives her insight into
management and leadership practices, both strategic and
operational. By working closely with her clients to gain insight
into their objectives, people and culture, she can translate a
learning and development solution that is both practical and
relevant. She has clients such as Optus, Shell, RMIT and Dulux
to deliver outcomes based on their business requirements.
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Assessment development

Our facilitators are certified in a range of behavioural assessments and tools. These profiles indicate how people are likely to approach a problem, interact with others, and respond to the pace of the environment. The information provided about an individual’s strengths, limitations, communication style and motivators can be highly beneficial for both individuals and their employers.

These include: DISC profile, LPI – Leadership Potential Indicator, EIQ16 – Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire & 360 Feedback Survey

Knowledge and learning design

Our understanding of the learning process enables our dedicated learning and development team to go beyond reading from a manual and handing out notes. Participant engagement is paramount to the success of our courses and our teams has vast levels of experience in writing and developing training solutions for a variety of different organisations.

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Leadership Directions provides high calibre specialist trainers and facilitators to our clients for every course we deliver. We place a high importance on selecting a facilitator who has relevant training, industry experience and knowledge including real world experience in the topics to ensure the maximum delivery outcomes are achieved. We firmly believes it is important that the facilitators discuss the needs and outcomes required by clients prior to delivery. This provides the facilitator with an overview of the organisational context, values, culture and workplace development objectives.

Program evaluation embedded learning

We like to continue the conversation with our clients. Feedback is sought from participants throughout and training program with a more detailed evaluation report given to our clients at the completion of the project.

We also support attendees in their learning and assist in reinforcing key concepts, by them receiving a series of interactive emails including videos, templates and challenges.

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Leadership DIrections DIrectory
Download Course Directory

Our course directory is updated regularly and includes a snapshot of all of our courses, including our leadership programs.

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Difficult Conversations in the Workplace
Tony studied the Difficult Conversations in the Workplace 1 Day course with Leadership Directions.
Maintaining Wellbeing
Amy studied the Maintaining Wellbeing 1 Day course with Leadership Directions.
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