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The Leadership Sphere

Clarity. Capability. Contribution.

Patrick Buckley

Consultant, Coach & Facilitator, The Leadership Sphere

Areas of Expertise

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Meditation as a tool for personal and professional development
  • Debriefing of The Leadership Circle and LSI plus follow up coaching
  • Career History

    Patrick began his career working as a media planner and buyer for what at that time was the largest and most successful global advertising agency before expanding his career experience in other national and international advertising agencies. With the launch of commercial radio stations on the FM band he decided to take his agency experience to what would become Australia’s most successful radio station and Australia wide network. In his capacity as Sales manager and later as network Sales Director he, along with his national sales team, was able to capture a share of advertising revenue that far exceeded the audience share that the network provided.

    Having fulfilled his goals in the advertising and media world, a career change opened up and he moved to a corporate consultancy that specialised in the people side of change. He brought his commercial experience to an organisation that was at that stage well supported in the area academically. He, along with a handful of other facilitators, were eventually encouraged to join the newly formed Performance Leadership Institute at Mckinsey & Company where he had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the international corporate world.


    Patrick is a leadership development consultant, facilitator and executive coach with nearly 30 years of commercial and consulting experience. He works with experienced executives and emerging leaders, both in teams and in one- on-one engagements. This work includes the design and delivery of hugely successful leadership and coaching programmes. Programmes that have ensured teams, individuals and organisations have results focused and dynamic leadership mindsets and behaviours.

    Patrick is truly committed to ensuring all his clients identify and realise their fullest potential and does this with genuine care for people. Patrick is an expansively experienced consultant. His expertise includes the design and facilitation of results focused leadership and team-building programs and workshops, executive coaching and 360 survey debriefing. He is keenly versed in a range of leadership related topics including transformational leadership, organisational change, communications and emotional intelligence.

    Patrick is also a master facilitator with more than twenty years’ experience designing and delivering facilitator training programmes. Patrick has a wealth of experience working throughout Asia. He has worked in more than twelve countries in the region including China, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, India, Pakistan, The Middle East, The Americas, Indonesia and Malaysia. This exposure has allowed Patrick to develop a unique understanding of multi-cultural leadership and organisational challenges.

    Patrick has worked with many private and public clients across a range of industries and portfolios. These include utilities, health, mining, financial services, banking, media and telecommunications. Patrick began his commercial career working in advertising and media in the UK and Australia. His roles included being the Sales Director for Australia’s largest commercial radio network. In this role he led a team of more than one hundred and twenty sales people. Patrick also held the role of General Manager for the largest network station, guiding it to record levels of audience and revenue share.

    Subsequently Patrick decided on a career change and joined a boutique executive development consultancy. Here he worked as a programme designer, facilitator and coach. Later he became one of a handful of founding members of the McKinsey & Company Performance Leadership Institute as a facilitator and Executive Coach.

    Qualifications and Memberships

  • Diploma of Advertising
  • Accredited McKinsey Trainer, and Train the Trainer
  • Accredited Coach for Innovators
  • The Leadership Circle
  • Human Synergistics Lifestyle Inventory (LSI); Organisational Culture Inventory (OCI & OEI) Group Style Inventory (GSI)
  • LeadershipnImpact (LI)
  • Genos
  • DiSC
  • HBDI
  • 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