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The Leadership Sphere

Clarity. Capability. Contribution.

Louise Duncan

Consultant, Facilitator & Coach, The Leadership Sphere

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Group Facilitation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Developing Life Skills
  • Facilitating personal transformation
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Career History

  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Private Practice Clinical Psychotherapist
  • Facilitator Group Personal Transformation / Life Skills Seminars
  • Health and Fitness Trainer
  • ICI Australia – Corporate Customer Service and Quality Training
  • Background

    Using a positive ability to nurture trusting relationships, I challenge the status quo to create transformative and inspiring learning experiences that can be applied by the individual or the workplace for immediate impact. I love working with progressive people and organisations to empower leaders and foster safe, inclusive, productive and successful workplaces. 

    Drawing on 28 years of experience, from my earliest work in the corporate sector to a degree in Psychotherapy, I combine traditional leadership coaching and development skills with psychological insights that allow me to support individuals and teams to understand themselves and those around them more deeply, building emotional intelligence, cohesion and resilience.

    With warmth, humour and understanding, I work with you as you navigate your way forward - through personal and professional relationships, anxiety disorders, trauma (past and present), loss and grief - in a simple and accepting manner that allows you to embrace your vulnerability and recognise your innate strengths with compassion and courage.  

    Through this process you are able to look inward to understand the deeper, inner patterns that define how you see and respond to the world in turn gaining clarity about the challenges you are facing and transforming the behaviours that have been blocking you from enjoying life fully.

    What I do:                    

  • I listen with an open mind and an open heart.
  • I do not judge.
  • I listen with compassion and a willingness to accept.
  • I accept that we all make mistakes and that there is richness that can come from our learning.
  • I listen and enquire with curiosity.
  • I help the difficult and unmanageable feel manageable/possible.
  • I teach compassion for oneself through empathy and understanding.
  • I hold a place/create a space where people feel safe to explore and express their deeper selves, in their own way.
  • I create connection. 
  • I facilitate personal and professional development through building emotional intelligence, cohesion and resilience.
  • I utilise theoretical frameworks, including self-psychology, intersubjective and humanistic models, existentialist and trauma-informed practice and somatic integration.
  • Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts (Swinburne Institute of Technology)
  • Graduate Diploma Psychotherapy (SPIA)
  • PACFA registered – Clinical Member
  • ARCAP registered – Clinical Member
  • LSI Accredited 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