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The Leadership Sphere

Clarity. Capability. Contribution.

Dugald Christie-Johnston

Consultant, Facilitator & Coach, The Leadership Sphere

Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnostic work – surveys and assessments for individuals, teams and organisations
  • Performance Coaching - individual and team
  • Keynotes - tailored content to suit your conference
  • High Performance Team Program for in-tact teams and leadership teams
  • Facilitated sessions - modular programs, half-day sessions, full- and multi-day workshops
  • Retreats (tailored offsite workshops)
  • The BoardMeeting™- unique individual and team sessions designed for extraordinary results – leveraging board-riding (Stand-Up paddle boards, surfboards) to explore Flow states and peak performance experiences
  • The RoadTrip™ - an innovative take on the traditional team offsite - one that is deliberately and carefully designed in partnership with the client
  • Peak Performance Program
  • Executive development program
  • Leadership development programs
  • Graduate and Talent Programs
  • Leader as Coach programs
  • Values determination and renewal projects
  • Immersive experiences and collaborations
  • With URBNSURF, - the BoardMeeting™ - Corporate team building experiences in Australia’s first wave pool (Tullamarine, Melbourne)
  • With The Tasmanian Walking Company – immersive leadership experiences
  • With Pegasus Lodges – The Barefoot Retreat - team-building
  • Career History

  • Secondary School Teacher 1989 - 1996
  • I.T. Training, U.K. 1997 - 1999
  • Project Management 2000 - 2001
  • Culture Change, ANZ 2001 - 2008
  • Facilitator and Executive Coach 2009 - present
  • Background

    Dugald is known for innovative approaches that deliver extraordinary results. He brings enthusiasm, energy, a fresh perspective and a warm sense of humour to his work and loves to inject inspiration to those he connects with. Dugald utilises a solution-focused approach, drawing on N.L.P. techniques, the principles of positive psychology, wholebrain thinking and emotional intelligence to create an energetic and engaging experience for clients. “We’re more productive when we enjoy what we do. Smile more, laugh more! You’ll be more present, and get more value from the experience”.

    Dugald coaches at all levels, from C-suite executives to Team Leaders and Frontline staff; working with high-flyers through to poor performers. He has logged hundreds of coaching hours, became an Associate Certified Coach of the International Coach Federation in 2008, and is a former member of the Victorian Chapter’s Leadership Team. Dugald currently sits on the Executive Coaching Panels of several organisations. At ANZ, two of his clients received the CEO’s top 100 performer awards.

    Dugald’s coaching experience began at ANZ in 2001, where he worked for seven years, (five of them in the Cultural Transformation team known as Breakout). As a Senior Manager, Dugald’s role encompassed coaching, consulting, design & facilitation of high performance programs. Since then, Dugald has had the opportunity to work closely with CEOs, entrepreneurs, sports people, and Industry leaders. He works closely with his clients, engaging in short and long term projects, working face-to-face and also leveraging technology to enable remote connections.

    Dugald is an accomplished facilitator, having delivered workshops for thousands of satisfied participants. He specialises in the design and facilitation of workshops, team days and entire programs tailored to suit the needs of the client, with a particular emphasis on leadership and peak performance. Workshops are designed to help build a culture that harnesses the best qualities within teams; a culture founded on deep trust and purposeful collaboration. Dugald’s clients are found all over Australia, and he has worked extensively in the Pacific, Asia, and Europe.

    Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Science, Monash University
  • Diploma in Education, Monash University
  • Graduate Certificate Environmental Science, Monash University
  • Certificate IV in Business and Personal Coaching, FireUp Coaching
  • Certified Practitioner, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Erickson University
  • Accredited Frameworks for Change Coach
  • Accredited Values Centre Consultant (CTT), Leadership Values Assessment (LVA) and
  • Individual Values Assessment Coach, Barrett Values Centre
  • Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner
  • DiSC and DiSC 363 accredited (Integro)
  • 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