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    Executive Coaching Brisbane & Sydney

    Savvy works with key individuals to align their personal values, beliefs and behaviours with the aspirations of their organisation in order to create improved results. We do this by helping leaders develop their self awareness and the skills and capabilities to interact more positively with others in their organisation.

    Savvy's executive coaching provides a personalised, solutions focused approach to address key challenges and prepare executives for the demands of tomorrow. It challenges leaders and managers to engage their people - to better hold their people responsible for the work they need to do, along with the progress and outcomes sought. Savvy's executive coaching builds a leader's capability to deliver on organisational strategies and goals.

    Typical starting-points:

    • Executives moving from management roles to those which require advanced leadership skills;
    • Individuals or teams who need to increase their effectiveness in current roles;
    • To fast track the development of high potential groups or individuals;
    • To build personal development on the back of a performance review;
    • To accelerate effectiveness of new appointees, in a new environment; or,
    • As a tool for executives with a need to consolidate formal and informal learning.

    Our approach to Coaching assignments:

    • On-the-job focus, whereby coaching is anchored in real business issues to deliver sustained, high impact results and create self-directed change
    • The utilisation of world class assessment and development instruments which relate to an executive's real work situation and leadership issues.

    Our coaching relationships are built on trust and, while the information exchanged is confidential, we usually schedule a review with the client part way through the coaching assignment to check progress and address any emerging issues that may require additional attention or impact more broadly on the organisation.

    Craig McFadden (FAIM)

    Craig McFadden has consulted to an impressive range of leading Australian and international organisations to enhance business strategy, improve executive and leadership capability and deliver enterprise-wide performance solutions. In all of his previous roles, his advice and insights have been highly sought after by senior executives.

    Craig's clear, practical counsel and ability to influence others into action, has gained him credibility with executive leaders and he is frequently called on to serve as a strategic partner with the primary focus of defining, building and influencing the talent within leadership teams to drive business objectives. His unique combination of experience enables him to relate to business issues and know first-hand how hard it is to create a high performance organisation and implement strategic and cultural change.

    Craig is responsible for coaching leaders from clients including the CSIRO, Coates Hire, Deloitte, Avant Mutual, KPMG, Medibank, Opal, Minter Ellison, CBRE, CentreLink, APA Group, the QLD Drug & Alcohol Foundation, UD Mining, Mirvac and QUT. Craig’s consulting clients included Anglo American, BHP, Terex, Leighton, Gold Coast Suns, Queensland Urban Utilities and GP Training QLD amongst others.

    Craig McFadden works with leaders to align their personal values, beliefs and behaviours with the aspirations of their organisation in order to create improved results. He provides business leaders with practical tools for effective leadership and an environment to explore their leadership style and the impact this has on the engagement of their teams. Craig’s coaching approach has an ‘on-the-job focus’, whereby coaching is anchored in real business issues to deliver sustained, high impact results and create self-directed change. Craig McFadden has a partciular focus on managing progress and accountability – the ability to hold attention on what is important for the client, and to leave responsibility with the client to take action.

    Craig is an accredited user of the Human Synergistics LSI, GSI & LI instruments, FIRO-B personality assessments and in the facilitation & interpretation of Benchmarks and Skillscope 360 degree feedback instruments and Team Management Systems profiles and linking skills. Craig has advanced coaching accreditation from the Institute of Coaching & Consulting Psychology, University of Sydney.

    Craig’s executive coaching provides a personalised, solutions-focused approach to address key challenges. It challenges leaders and managers to engage their people - to better hold their people responsible for the work they need to do. Our coaching relationships are built on trust and, while the information exchanged is confidential, we usually schedule a review with the client part way through the coaching assignment to check progress and address any emerging issues.

    Craig has significant experience designing and facilitating leadership programs and combines his strong facilitation skills with his business qualifications and background to ensure that all transformation programs are designed to generate business related outcomes. Craig McFadden has presented to a diverse range of audiences including resources, health, law, financial services, aged care, education, utilities and not for profit sectors which has given him the skills to adapt content and process to suit different learning styles and abilities.

    Craig is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Certified HR Practitioner AHRI

    Craig started coaching me at a point where I was having trouble handling my complicated role. His evidence-based and practical approach really helped set me on a better path as a leader. The benefits are still coming more than a year later.   Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO.

    Craig’s discipline and strategic approach is at the absolute core of a successful strategy around our future planning process outcomes. Partner–Law firm.

    Craig has worked with us for only a few months, and in record time, with quite a few challenges, exceeded our expectations. He has increased productivity and performance by getting to the core and dealing with causes, without being distracted by the symptoms. He ensures sustainable behaviour change rather than quick wins. National Learning & Organisation Development Manager

    Craig, I thought I would pre-empt your follow up to let you know I did sit down with each of my managers, followed the guidelines you suggested re approach and I really felt it worked a lot better than my normal approach and that several of them then really took ownership for the issues and suggested ways to improve processes to make things work better for them and others.   Deloitte Partner - Sydney.

    I personally appreciated his guidance and advice through a difficult process of restructuring the business following the extraordinary impact of the global financial crisis. Managing Partner Law Firm

    I just wanted to say thank you for the enormous positive difference you have made. We were receiving regular complaints and a lot of this was put down to a lack of leadership. XX was put on notice to improve her performance. This situation has been turned around and I am delighted to say that she is so highly regarded for her leadership and confidence that she has been asked to go on secondment. I attribute these examples plus many others to your coaching and support. National Learning & Organisation Development Manager.

    The relationship between Craig McFadden and the senior management team has been fantastic. Craig has always been extremely professional, ethical, supportive and informative. CFO Mining Company.

    Craig helped me identify my concerns, focus on what was essential and then approach the issues from a totally different mindset – leading to one of those ‘light bulb’ moments where I felt more confident and comfortable about what was required. Craig’s strategic planning coaching was invaluable. Manager QUT Faculty of Law

    Craig, from a professional perspective you provided timely advice which assisted me in dealing with the changing nature of my work. The options you presented me with were very relevant and really focused on the environment that I work in. On a personal level, your suggestions really hit the mark and gave me the confidence to move forward with my life in a positive manner. Once again, thank you for the excellent advice you gave me and I would like to wish you all the best for the future. Manager Power Operations

    Staff are very pleased to have formally met Craig. They have indicated this was the first time both parties have acknowledged their concerns and committed to a robust process of engagement to ensure collective success. The term ‘drawing a line in the sand’ has been repeated by the team which indicates the team appreciate a fresh approach to engagement. (Project Leader report following Union meeting led by Craig).

    You (Craig) were one of the few people from the (Employer) side (of the project) that had logic and common sense. Union representative, Health Sector.

     

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    Craig McFadden's clear, practical counsel and strong influencing and relationship building skills have gained him credibility at both the executive and line manager level and he is frequently called on to coach managers through complex industrial relations issues, termination or redundancy matters, performance reviews or to prepare for discussions with difficult individuals and team members.

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