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The Leadership Sphere

Clarity. Capability. Contribution.

Richard Ansell

Consultant, Facilitator & Coach, The Leadership Sphere

Areas of Expertise

  • Facilitating teams and individuals to manage change
  • Consulting on increasing team performance, and building strong business cultures
  • Facilitating personal transformation
  • Facilitating Leadership and Team Development
  • Training facilitators
  • Executive coaching
  • Team coaching
  • Training leaders to be coaches
  • Coaching Supervision (for ANZIC)
  • Design and development of group- and team-based culture and performance programs
  • Building collaborative teams, especially cross-cultural (Australia/Bangalore)
  • Career History

  • Senior Consultant, The Leadership Sphere, 2008                                   
  • Founder and Director – InnerSight Consulting Pty Ltd (Melbourne), 2008
  • Change Consultant, Technology, People and Culture, nab, 2010-2011
  • Senior Consultant, Facilitator and Coach (Breakout and Cultural Transformation, ANZ Melbourne), 2002 - 2008
  • Head of Group Surveys, ANZ, Melbourne
  • Head of Customer Satisfaction Initiative, ANZ, Wellington NZ
  • Senior Economist, ANZ, Wellington NZ
  • Economist, various NZ Government Departments, Wellington NZ
  • Background

    Richard takes a results-focused and evidence-based approach to training, facilitation and coaching.  His experience includes the design, development and delivery of specific business interventions to foster and develop team effectiveness performance.

    He is an all-rounder and as such is competent at delivering and explaining information (training), helping participants to understand, interpret and apply information to their own circumstances (facilitator), and breaking cycles and creating positive change (coaching).

    He has a reputation for ‘not letting anyone off the hook’.  He maintains a ‘no-nonsense’ approach, whilst maintaining a safe, supportive and encouraging environment for participants.

    Qualifications and Memberships

  • Executive Coach and Coach Facilitator (Institute of Executive Coaching, Sydney)
  • Accredited Level One and Level Two Coach (Institute of Executive Coaching, Sydney)
  • McKinsey, and Gita Bellin Associates Facilitator Training (Melbourne)
  • NLP Practitioner (Living Change, Melbourne)
  • AMA DISC Accredited (Human Synergistics International)
  • Facet5 Personality Profiling
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mathematics (Victoria University, Wellington, NZ)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics (Victoria University, Wellington, NZ)
  • 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