The Leadership Sphere

Clarity. Capability. Contribution.

Charlie Simson

Consultant & Coach, The Leadership Sphere


Areas of Expertise

  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength based coaching
  • Culture transformation
  • Leadership Development
  • Modern HR Practices
  • Start up growth
  • Strength based leadership
  • Crucial conversations
  • Training leaders in using strength based approaches
  • Career History

  • Founder and Director of Plucky Frank
  • Head of Staff Flourishing at Bellroy
  • Principal Consultant at Parkville Global Advisory
  • Senior Consultant at Urbis
  • Manager - Resources Strategy at Victorian Department of Education
  • Senior Research Advisor at Victoria University
  • Senior Policy Advisor - Australian Department of Education, Science and Training
  • Background

    Charlie’s specialty is bringing positive psychology approaches to leadership, team building and culture development. She enjoys working with executives and leaders across organisations to bring out the strengths of the people, culture and systems enabling organisational growth and development. As one of the first people in Australia to complete the Masters of Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne, Charlie has spent years developing her ability to bring the theory into practice in organisations. Having worked in and with a wide variety of organisations - including governments both in Australia and abroad, private consulting firms, educational institutions and start-ups - Charlie understands the many challenges that leaders can face.

    Qualifications and Memberships

  • Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Public Policy & Management with Honours (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)
  • MBTI Accredited Professional (CPAP)
  • Certificate of Coaching (Swinburne University & Coaching Australia)
  • 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