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The Leadership Sphere

Clarity. Capability. Contribution.

Drew McHugh

Senior Consultant, Facilitator & Coach, The Leadership Sphere

Areas of Expertise

  • Organisational Ethics and sound decision making
  • Strategic leadership development
  • Transformational executive & organisational coaching
  • Organisational cultural alignment
  • Executive team effectiveness and impact
  • Sales force performance development
  • Talent and succession planning
  • Organisational design
  • Career History

  • RMIT University – Strategy and Leadership development consultant and executive coach: College of Business
  • University of Melbourne – Asia Business Link Program facilitator and MC.
  • Executive coaching engagements include, Government, Higher Education, Banking and Finance, NFPs, and Infrastructure and Construction.
  • Educator, Researcher and Executive Coach, The Ethics Centre working with NAB (London, NZ, HK, NYC), BT, AMP, CBA, BoQ and The AFL in the area or Ethical Literacy Development and sound decision making.
  • Organisational Development Leadership Project lead, RMIT University - Consult and design the University’s five year leadership development / capability strategy.
  • Consultant and Organisational Coach, ANZ Global Markets Australia & Asia Pacific.
  • Practice Development - Organisational Coach. Westpac Commercial Banking Worked with GM and reports through individual coaching interventions agreements over a 24-months transitioning business through post GFC challenges.
  • Senior Cultural Program Lead. ANZ Group – Program lead, coach and facilitator of ANZ’s cultural transformation program (Breakout), a Harvard Business case study.
  • Background

    Drew has a highly successful business background working in and consulting to large corporate enterprises including financial services, higher education, and infrastructure development - managing risk, senior sales teams, cultural change and business re-engineering, leadership and cultural development planning and program design.

    With a career spanning over 20 years in people and organisational development, Drew quickly develops a deep and practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the client groups he works with. As a McKinsey trained, senior member of the ANZ’s Breakout and Cultural Transformation team (A Harvard Business case study), Drew has assisted over 3000 leaders in many countries to powerfully re-assess and recreate their approach to effective people and cultural leadership.

    Qualifications and Memberships

  • Accredited Organisational Coach, Level Three, IECL
  • B. Com (Accounting & Finance)
  • Diagnostics: CTT-Values, ESCI, ILS, DiSC, SUEIT, Systemic Interventions
  • NLP Practitioner
  • 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