Robert is a well-respected Executive Coach and Facilitator who has extensive international and domestic experience in C-suite and Leadership team cultural transformation and emotional intelligence coaching. Currently working with Sabina Vitacca, together their expertise delivers real solutions for the future thinking business.
As a Founding Member of McKinsey’s Performance Leadership Institute, Robert’s focus is on discovering the ‘why’ and ‘what’ of any situation, swiftly followed and supported with advising recommended actions and changes to reach the desired outcome or goal.
Prior to McKinsey, Robert worked for Corporate Vision advising companies across Australasia on Corporate Culture and developing Emotional Intelligence in organisations and has since successfully built on this experience in a broad range of industries from Mining to Healthcare. Consulting on Residential Programs for large Corporates such as ANZ, Westpac, Anglo-Coal and Horticulture Australia, Robert’s expertise has enabled the significant organization and team mind shifts needed to redirect Corporate journeys and strategies.
Accredited in The Leadership Circle Profile, Lifestyles Inventory, Stress Management and Resilience Training as well as Learning to Learn and Train the Trainer, Robert’s expertise lies in workshop management in the following areas:
- Corporate Culture transformation
- Resilience Building to help Executive Leadership Teams overcome challenge and result in commercially favourable outcomes.
- Emotional Intelligence to build robust leadership. Changing the mindset of leaders to connect, empower and support their teams for powerful business outcomes.
- Leadership empowerment to create and communicate highly effective business roadmaps, enabling teams to fully join them on the cultural and strategic journey.
To find out more about how to support the most valuable assets in your business – your people, with workshops by Robert and Sabina, please call 0429 900 017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Being mindful with Emotional Intelligence
A critical quality to possess when in a Leadership position, both to enhance ability to be a team player and an effective leader but so often thought of as a ‘nice to have’ quality. Meditate Now’s approach is to turn EQ into a ‘must have’ quality through building a clear understanding of what it is, how to build it as a communications capability tool and in turn, how to use this skill to better connect with teams, enhance business relationships and communicate in an authentic and inspiring manner.
Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of their own capabilities and how to capitalise on building their own emotional intelligence using the tools and techniques covered in the workshop.
2. Trust Awareness
This workshop aims to focus on how trust, or lack of trust can affect our behaviours and the end outcomes. Trust is critical for a great working environment, for effective communications and strong client relationships. The workshop explores how trust is essential for collaborative, good working relationships and for building a team culture which personifies the vision and goals of a business. Participants will explore the characteristics and experiences which fall under the word ‘trust’ and will look at their own behaviours against a series of action points to ascertain how trustworthy they are, as opposed to self-opinion.
Participants will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of their own strong points and areas which require more careful consideration to positively impact their workplace behaviour.
3. Getting into the Flow
Often termed ‘being in the zone’, a study of Executives found that they reported being up to 500% more effective when ‘in flow’ and concentrated on the task at hand. Whilst there’s no magic switch to flick on to instantly take us into ‘the zone’, there are ways of cultivating brain patterns and being able to readily access this brain coherence.
Participants will learn some methods to access this otherwise ‘locked in’ zone, enabling greater effectiveness and productivity. Meditate Now expect to see far reaching positive effects as individuals share this gold mine with their teams and collectively enjoy exponential leaps in collaboration, effectiveness and output.
4. Reducing stress with mindfulness
A common ailment in today’s modern corporate life, stress ‘makes us stupid’ and reduces our ability to think clearly and make rational decisions. With the body in fight or flight mode, rational decision making is much harder which in turn affects team profitability and productivity. This workshop will teach participants to trigger their Relaxation Response (Dr Herbert Benson at Harvard Medical School) which is a highly effective way of managing stress and a great way to halt feelings of overwhelm and fatigue.
Participants will walk away from this workshop better able to recognise their stress triggers and turn around challenging situations into a calmer, more rational response.
5. Mindfulness and Communication
In today’s digital world with distractions all around us, it can be hard to be in the moment and be mindful of those around us. Mindfulness helps us be more effective in body, mind and spirit, and critically to the commercial world, more efficient in communication. To be an effective leader who is able to not just communicate corporate strategy and culture but to inspire teams to join you on the journey to enable that vision, mindfulness is critical to your success and ability to read your audience. Communicating mindfully takes into account not just the words you use, but the effects of the tone and visuals you employ as well.
Participants will walk away with an understanding of how to communicate more effectively as a leader, using mindfulness as a growth tool to increase awareness of the thoughts and feelings of others and of their own ability to project this within their team.
6. Mindfulness for wellbeing and heightened performance
Modern day life can leave us pulled in many directions, with the result being a lack of singular focus in the present. ‘Flitting’ between activities can mean our brain goes into ‘fight or flight’ mode and overwhelm takes over, meaning that we’re not only stressed, which has detrimental effects on our health, relationships and wellbeing but we also perform poorly at work. An effective leader recognises the need for their team to be happy and healthy for optimum commercial outputs and a connected team culture.
Participants will walk away understanding the connection between mindfulness, and how our brain is forced to think differently when we allow ourselves the conscious space to grow. Techniques practicing mindfulness to encourage greater team wellbeing and optimum performance will be discussed.