What do our clients say?
‘Corrinne has a lightness of spirit worth bottling. When I work with her she lifts me above the organisation and enables me to look at it differently, to feel separate from it in order to think more freely.’
Michele Lewis, CEO mecwacare, May 2013
‘My manager was innovative, results focussed and an asset to the organisation. Her development was inhibited by a lack of self-confidence, and sometimes this showed as defensiveness and a need to be in control. Her overall approach reduced her ability to influence and therefore her effectiveness.
Through leadership coaching with Corrinne, she has moved from a program management role to being a key member of the executive team, responsible for the strategic leadership of other managers. The most significant developments have been in her self-confidence, her ability to consider the wider implications of decisions before choosing a path, and her ability to influence outcomes.
The return on our investment in coaching has been considerable. The manager’s budgetary responsibilities have increased threefold from just over $1 million dollars to over $4 million dollars per annum.’
Bernadette O’Connor, CEO, Community College Gippsland
‘A description of the Buddha highlighted that his hallmarks as a spiritual teacher were his combination of wisdom with compassion. What I like about coach Corrinne’s style is her compassionate approach to her clients, which comes through as genuine caring (about the client and about people), is combined with clarity of ideas, and thoughtfulness grounded in theory, knowledge, and experience. The combination of the feel good and positive, with intellectual clarity and thoroughness, is a great pairing.’
Middle manager, finance sector
‘As a new manager, I felt a lack of experience was hindering my goals to be an effective, confident and considerate leader. You challenged my preconceived ideas about leadership by questioning me and taking me out of my comfort zone, while maintaining a supportive and safe environment. You listened, empathised and continually encouraged me to focus on positive visualisations and goals. You have had an amazing impact on my personal and professional development in such a short space of time – I can’t thank you enough!’
‘Just thinking about you today and having a renewed appreciation for all you did for us, both individually and as an organisation. I have often thought and find myself emulating the calm you gave us during that period of transition and development. So, just wanted to say – “You’re great and probably won’t ever know just how important your role in the whole thing has been and the ripples you left”‘.
Arts manager (three years after coaching)
‘Having never worked with a coach or mentor before I did not realise how powerful the experience would be. Corrinne’s guidance these passed 12 months has been nothing short of amazing, and is a major contributor to my success in what is an extremely mentally, physically and emotional role. Corrinne’s skillful and compassionate approach has enabled me to continue to bring energy and enthusiasm to this position, and have a direct impact on the lives of the troubled youth we deal with on a daily basis. I feel privileged to have been associated with such an amazing individual.’
Training manager, community organisation dealing with young people
‘Warm, open and generous; Empathetic; Committed to the client; Willing to take on the hard issues with compassion; Confident; Knowledgeable and skilled; Confidential. These are the things I did look for and are also how I experienced our coaching sessions together.’
Executive officer, charitable foundation