Step ahead, step up and leap into your brilliant future.
Michelle knows that for people to learn – and remember – they need to enjoy the experience and be able to make meaning of the learning, contextualising it within their unique circumstances.
Having designed and delivered training to hundreds of people across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, her programs are highly tailored and culturally relevant. Based on the latest research, practical ideas, original insights and hands-on experience, her workshops are designed to deliver a learning environment that makes a real and immediate difference.
If you’re looking for highly interactive, purpose-built, relevant and enjoyable learning sessions for you and your people – you’ve found them.
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Step Up For Success - How To Build Your Influence At Work
Do you find:
You spend time justifying your role and the value you offer
Dealing with organisational politics and internal power structures exhausting
It hard to build collaborative networks, and so your ideas and messages are sidelined or go unheard
Negotiating outcomes and securing agreement with senior stakeholders challenging.
If you want to grow your career, your professional toolkit must extend beyond traditional technical and management requirements to include the ability to navigate complex environments and effectively engage and collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders at all hierarchical levels.
This Program is conducted as either a half or full-day session and is customised to the organisation’s needs.
Do you find:
You or your team members shy away from challenging conversations
A lack of robust discussion is hampering progress
The conflict goes underground because issues that need discussing are side-stepped
If you do, you’re not alone. People avoid tough conversations for many reasons. The consequences for individual relationships, team dynamics and organisational outcomes are significant.
In an ever-changing world, with shifting expectations and increasing demands, achieving sustainable outcomes requires the ability to step up and into difficult and yet, courageous conversations. Skilfully navigating these conversations is both a mixture of art and science.
In this session, you’ll discover:
What gets in the way of healthy, constructive conversations
How to step up and into conversations that are hard and uncomfortable
The three core ingredients for courageous conversations to have an impact and get results
Skills and techniques you can use with your team to elevate how the team communicates with each other
Please contact us to discuss this program and the options available.
Bias, assumptions and expectations get in the way of good decision making
You’re wasting time in endless meetings where no decisions are made
It hard to get stakeholder buy-in and commitment to decisions
Your organisation or team’s decision-making processes are ineffective and inefficient
If so, then this program is for you.
This program helps leaders secure better decisions, more sustained progress, greater team engagement and stakeholder buy-in. Drawing on behavioural economic and neuroscience principles, you’ll learn how to apply a tailored decision-making framework and process to diverse circumstances, and create the environment conducive to progressive decision making.
A key part of advanced decision making is knowing how you make decisions. There’s only one assessment tool in the world that helps you understand that. It’s called the Lectical® Decision Making Assessment, and Michelle is one of the few accredited practitioners able to use this tool. For further details, read more about the Lectical Decision Making Assessment
If you’d like to hear more about Michelle’s thoughts on decision making see her interview from The CEO Institute.
It hard to motivate yourself or your team in times of uncertainty
You want to be better equipped to build resilience, change readiness and adaptability in yourself or your team
The rate of progress when responding to changing environments is too slow or ineffective
You are seeking an approach, rooted in tried and tested methods, so you can more skilfully navigate change
Change is everywhere, which means that knowing how to position yourself to adapt, respond and thrive in a complex, ever-changing working world isn’t just an option, it is essential.
Conducted in a group setting, the Thriving Through Change program is designed to help leaders and team members find ways to positively navigate their way through the uncertainty. To do this, each person needs to understand what is going on for them psychologically, cognitively, emotionally and physiologically. By gaining insight into these elements, individuals are better able to reflect on and respond to changing circumstances.
While the program’s approach is underpinned by science, the course activities are practical so that the individual walks away with a toolkit to help them thrive through change.
This program is conducted in a group setting and is tailored to the specific needs of each organisation.
Do you find:
You want to achieve greater engagement and buy-in from stakeholders and employees
You need a deeper understanding of how humans react and respond to change
You want to elevate your ability (and the capability of your leaders) to secure progress by being equipped with the behavioural and leadership skills to best challenge, inspire and engage others during change
You seek better insights into the tools, methodologies and approaches that underpin successful change programs
Today’s organisational environment is complex and ambiguous. It is also constantly changing as it responds to both internal and external forces that drive change. Leaders need to understand how to lead in such a dynamic environment, by being equipped to lead themselves and then others with an adaptive, consciously constructed and responsive approach.
For leaders wanting to achieve greater engagement and buy-in from stakeholders and employees, this masterclass will give them an understanding of how humans react to change, along with practical tools to influence outcomes, drive sustainable behavioural change and secure desired organisational objectives.
Please get in touch to discuss this program and the customised options available.
Michelle Gibbings is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator based in Australia. The Dare to Lead program is based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
Do you want to:
Be a braver and more courageous leader?
Build a courageous and resilient culture?
Create an environment that supports innovation, creativity and change?
Accelerate you and your team’s development and performance?
If so, then this is your chance to embrace the steps towards courageous leadership.
Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program, which helps you, your leaders and your organisation create the capability needed to innovate, develop and succeed in a rapidly changing world.
This course is accessible anywhere and ready for you to complete at a time and pace that suits you.
Is your career flourishing or failing? Will the increasing use of artificial intelligence and automation impact your job? Are you happy in your role or are you looking to change?
Do you find:
You know you need to change careers, but you’re not sure where to start?
You’ve been thinking about a career change for a while?
Yourself facing career uncertainty – having recently been made redundant or told your role is coming to an end?
You are too safe with your career choices, and so you are holding yourself back from success?
The world of work is changing and faster than it ever has before. You cannot future proof your role, but you can future proof your career. Don’t wait for the change to happen to you. Get on the front foot and future proof your career now.
Having engaged Michelle a number of times, we are very impressed with her ability to facilitate groups of all sizes with natural ease. Michelle has worked with our Senior Leadership Team and also with our wider team of over 80 staff members, on both occasions Michelle provided extremely valuable sessions. Her ability to draw out key outputs and actions from these sessions that then flow through to results is second to none. Her collaborative approach to these sessions sees Michelle really get to know the team and our needs. She facilitates interactive, open and meaningful sessions that we would highly recommend to any sized team. Chris Walsh, Chief Information Officer, John Holland
Michelle Gibbings was brilliant. Michelle was able to craft a message for our audience that combined her body of expertise with their direct needs. By combining humour, examples, and an informal but highly focused presentation, Michelle demonstrated a knowledge of ‘decision making for the future’. True learning took place. The audience left feeling excited and motivated with some very useful take-ways. Rob Clarke, LearnX foundation
"We had recently reorganised – bringing together technology and consulting teams that had previously worked fairly autonomously. Michelle Gibbings was engaged to facilitate an offsite with the new team and help us begin aligning around our new strategy/culture and charting the path forward. She was delightful to work with – flexible, focused and generous with her time. Running sessions for a diverse audience of 100 people requires expert planning and execution. Michelle bought great energy and insight to the day as our speaker, and the event was a huge success. I highly recommend Michelle as a speaker and facilitator." Steven Willson, Chief Technology Officer, AMP
I engaged Michelle to run a series of sessions with my leadership team and broader team to help build the team’s engagement and capability. The sessions were well designed, expertly executed and achieved the desired objectives. I received fantastic feedback from the team, who found the sessions stimulating, thought provoking and practical. The team walked away with new ideas and learnings, and focused to deliver on our strategic outcomes. Michelle was very easy to work with – accommodating, organised and intent on delivering value. I’d highly recommend her. Michael Clark, Executive Director- Technology & Innovation, Fair Work Ombudsman
I engaged Michelle to custom design a leadership program for managers in the function who were new to their leadership role. Michelle was delightful to work with: pragmatic, flexible, focused on delivering excellent outcomes and clearly an expert in her field. The feedback from the program participants was overwhelmingly positive. They appreciated Michelle’s depth of experience and her ability to keep them engaged in the learning process. I would highly recommend her as a facilitator and trainer." General Manager, Digital, Major Australian Financial Institution
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