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The Leadership Sphere

Clarity. Capability. Contribution.

Jenny Hoffman

Consultant, Coach, Facilitator

Areas of Expertise

  • Design and delivery of Transformational Leadership development programs for organisations inclusive of individual and collective leadership with a strong focus on vertical leadership development to evolve the level of consciousness in individual and organisations to transcend the VUCA environment through expansion of complexity of mind and heart intelligence.
  • Team alignment and development:
  • Strategic planning for multiple figures using scenario planning and other approaches
  • Cultural Transformation to build conscious, purpose-led organisations to create sustainable equitable and joyful work for current and future generations.
  • Career History

  • Over 25 years of experience working in the health industry as a mental health professional in clinical, operational, health reform projects (statewide and federal) and health service management roles.
  • Consulting experience including Big 4 (KPMG) before founding own consultancy specialising in leadership development, strategic planning and culture change.
  • 7 years experience teaching evidence-based and experiential leadership units at UWA (teach three different leadership units), nominated for Teaching Excellence award for UWA, 2020.
  • Professionally accredited coach with International Coaching Federation - executive coaching, leadership coaching and career transition.
  • Background

    As the Founder and Director of BlueHelix Consulting Pty Ltd, Jenny provides leadership development, strategic planning, and cultural transformation services to a variety of public sector, private and not for profit clients, believing that every human being has the leadership to offer, somewhere in our lives and using our unique strengths.

    Jenny’s professional coaching and facilitation services bring a wide range of approaches to deepen dialogue within groups and organisations. Jenny draws upon Group Dialogue approaches (using World Cafe; Open Space Technology; and Appreciative Inquiry) and has the ability to create safe environments in which to explore divergent views and to gain clarity and understanding when different views seem challenging.

    Jenny is an experienced management consultant with previous experience working with KPMG as part of the Health and Human Services and with the People and Change teams and with Du Pont Sustainable Solutions where she was responsible for the development of their Health portfolio. As the Director of Donald Cant Watts Corke (Strategic Health Planning) for WA, Jenny had a focus on strategic health projects including service development and redesign.

    Jenny is passionate about her academic role in teaching leadership excellence to MBA candidates at the UWA Business School. Individuals are encouraged to explore mindful leadership as a way to strengthen and cultivate the four hallmarks of leadership excellence - focus, clarity, creativity and compassion and in the service of others.

    Coaching Experience:

  • Executive and Leadership Coaching - partnering with executives and senior leaders to develop heart intelligence, psychological flexibility, agility and self-mastery both on the individual and collective level.
  • Emerging Leader Coaching – partnering with individuals to discover their own leadership story.
  • Leaders as Coach - Developing a coaching culture in teams and organisations through the introduction of organisational coaching programs and mentoring.
  • Career Coaching for individuals to identify ‘future selves', explore possibilities and using the action-oriented ‘Design Your Life’ process from Stanford University.
  • Qualifications and Memberships

  • Masters in Business Administration - University of Western Australia (2011)
  • Advanced Diploma Leadership and Management, University of Western Australia (2009)
  • First Class Honours in Social Science (Social Work) - University of Cape Town, South Africa (1985)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology and Social Work Majors) - University of Cape Town, South Africa (1984)
  • Diploma of Professional Coaching (ICF ACTP) - Coach School WA (2013)
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (2010)
  • Fundamentals of World Cafe – Fielding Graduate University, US
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Management
  • Fellow Governance Institute of Australia
  • Fellow Institute of Learning Practitioners (formally known as Australian Institute of Professional Facilitators)
  • Associate Fellow, Australasian College of Health Service
  • The Leadership Circle Tools (Leadership Circle Profile for Leaders (LCP), Leadership Circle for Managers (LCP-ME), Leadership Culture Survey (LCS)
  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation.
  • Certified Trainer and Coach in ‘The Leadership Challenge’ 360 feedback tool and Workshops
  • Trained Workshop Facilitator and Coach in 'Immunity to Change', Minds at Work
  • Trained Coach in Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ Neuroscience)
  • IAP2 Australasia Certificate in Community Engagement
  • Trained in LeaderMAP 360, PersonalMAP, Work and Wellbeing Survey Assessment Tools - Centre for Transformative Work Design, Future of Work Institute, Curtin University.
  • Accredited Facilitator in Design Thinking online simulations: ExperiencePoint certification in ExperienceInnovation LearnTM , ExperienceAware TM Certification 2015, ExperienceChangeTM
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (CFM) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
  • Accredited in Strengths Profiler, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, PRINT Survey, DiSC - Behavioural Profiling Tool.
  • Certified in Emotional Intelligence - EQ-i 2.0 & EQ-360 Assessment
  • Certified Facilitator in ‘What Motivates Me’- Engagement Training using the Motivators Assessor and Engagement Tool, CultureWorks.
  • Certified Facilitator in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method, as a facilitated meeting, communication and problem-solving method
  • Certified in the Organisational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI, © Kim Cameron)
  • Certified in Cultural Transformation Tools – Barrett Values Centre
  • Certified in Organisational Constellations (System Dynamics) - The Hellinger Institute of Northern California
  • What We Care About

    The issues we face today in organisations and globally will require unprecedented leadership and unprecedented levels of co-operation concurrently, to mobilise communities and organisations.

    A New Paradigm for the Future

    To make progress on our most significant issues, we need a new paradigm—one that inspires us to:

  • Act constructively in a values-driven way
  • Empower each other to take responsibility and accountability at all levels of the organisation
  • Shift our focus from problem-centric to solution-centric (positive change)
  • Make progress on the toughest issues and challenges
  • Create an environment of breakthrough performance, and high levels of commitment and learning
  • Liberate ourselves from old ways of thinking about how to manage and lead people
  • Develop systems intelligence.
  • As the industrial age wanes, new possibilities emerge to create a different paradigm of leadership. I propose a new paradigm that draws from many sources and builds on them in an integrative way.

    The mechanistic, industrial paradigm has been in existence since the latter part of the 18th century and continues to shape society and modern organisations. It is a long, slow journey, yet incredibly worthwhile.

    Our Definition of Leadership

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    Contact Details

    Phone: 1300 100 857


    Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth


    GPO Building, Level 2, 350 Bourke St, Melbourne Vic 3000