First lead yourself, then you can skilfully lead others.

Leadium partners with professionals to build their self-leadership. As a Self-leader you have a clear sense of who you are, what you can do and where you are going (Bryant, Kazan 2012).

Enabling high performance through self-leadership

Gaining this level of clarity and self-assurance comes from understanding and refining the mind. This empowers leaders to direct their thoughts, feelings and actions (Drucker, 2010). They align their behaviours with their goals and develop superior communication skills. These astute leaders mobilise the people around them and create positive, high-performance teams. 

Drawing on ancient wisdom and the latest science, the Leadium team takes a holistic approach to strengthen self-leadership. We create dynamic learning experiences that enable leaders and their teams to: 

  • Lead mindfully - back themselves and stay clear, calm and focused
  • Harness storytelling - communicate with impact spanning feedback to keynotes
  • Influence others - drive change and negotiate deals that deliver
  • Build high-trust teams - which underpins sustained performance 

Dynamic learning for busy professionals

Adopting best practice learning design, our blended training and coaching programs are designed for time-poor professionals. We share distilled, evidence-based insights supported by activities that enable reflection, insight and learning transfer. Self-leadership and mind performance are at the heart of our approach. Our digital product the Mindful Leader's Toolkit provides busy clients with 12+ on-demand, micro-tools that build mental wellbeing and improved performance. These just-in-time tools have already helped thousands of leaders from sectors including aviation, financial services, construction, health, retail and human services. 

Decades of executive education expertise

We are passionate about enabling leaders to turn insights into action. We have decades of expertise in leadership training, executive coaching and designing workplace health and productivity programs. We also love data. Our work is anchored in the evidence and we measure the impact of our programs.

Let's craft a fit-for-purpose learning experience that will inspire and grow your people. 

Get in touch to discuss your challenges. 

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Emanate Executive Presence

  • Signal gravitas & command the room
  • Demonstrate confidence, clarity & empathy
  • Strengthen your leadership identity
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Boost Leadership Stamina

  • Embed self-care which underpins resilience
  • Sustain your vitality and emanate positive energy
  • Model wellness behaviours
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Harness Neuro-performance

  • Optimise your mindset & embed positive mental habits
  • Rebalance the negativity bias of the brain
  • Adopt workflows that support peak performance
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Communicate Powerfully

  • Harness storytelling to engage your audience
  • Develop a compelling leadership narrative
  • Deliver your content with energy and impact
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Build a Resilient Workforce

  • Reduce burnout and reduce turnover
  • Boost mental and physical health 
  • Cultivate productive, adaptive and engaged teams

The team

Sharon Longridge, Director

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Speciality areas: Executive presence and stamina, high impact presentations, workforce resilience & productivity, executive job interview preparation and elevating women in leadership.

Formerly an award-winning broadcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sharon has coached thousands of leaders and their teams to communicate powerfully, elevate their impact and embed positive behaviours.

Sharon designs and delivers dynamic blended programs spanning executive presence, high impact communications, resilience at work and women in leadership. She integrates techniques from neuroscience and mindfulness in her face-to-face and digital programs. Her training is firmly anchored in the evidence, and she regularly interviews world-class experts for the popular Leadium podcasts

An affiliate at the Monash Business School at Monash University, Sharon co-directs (with Prof. Anne Lytle) their flagship program, ‘Your Leadership Voice: Women in Focus’. She also directs the sought-after programs ‘Executive Presence for Senior Leaders’  and ‘Leadership Presence for Next Generations Leaders’.

In addition to a BA Communications degree and studies in Business Strategy and Corporate Wellness, Sharon holds the nationally recognised and accredited Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. She is also a comprehensively trained yoga teacher.

Over the last 18 years she has worked with diverse private, public and non-profit organisations including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Pfizer, Qantas, Ebay, American Express, Royal Flying Doctors Service and Salesforce.

A captivating MC, facilitator and speaker, Sharon knows how to energise an audience. From harnessing the power of storytelling to designing comprehensive health and productivity programs, Sharon’s unique approach delivers lasting change for individuals and organisations.

Mindfulness in workplace wellness interventions: Published paper

Sharon Longridge and Sharyn Coughlan conducted joint research on the application of mindfulness in workplace wellness interventions in partnership with the Notre Dame University and University of Technology (Levett, Coughlan, Longridge, et al 2017). The paper was published in the Journal of Management and Organisation, Cambridge Press.

Prof. Anne Lytle, Associate

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Speciality areas: Negotiation and conflict management, managing for high performance, emotional intelligence at work and elevating women in leadership

Anne is the Managing Director of Lytle and Associates, working with public, private and non-profit organisations across negotiation, conflict management, emotional intelligence, leadership and managing people for high performance.

She has delivered some of the highest rated programs at business schools including the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, AGSM, the Melbourne Business School and the Monash Business School.

Anne has published in top academic journals, is an active member of the Academy of Management and is a board member and Past-President of the International Association for Conflict Management.

A sample from her diverse list of clients includes Air New Zealand, ANZ Bank, APM Terminals, AFP, BHP Billiton, Boeing Corporation, BT Financial Group, Care Australia, City of Wagga Wagga, David Jones, DSTO, EBay Inc., Fenton Stephens, Goodyear Dunlop, KPMG, Metcash, Network 10, Pfizer, Qantas, RANZCO and Telstra.

Kristina Revenda, Senior Consultant

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Speciality areas: Executive coaching, strengthening team dynamics, professional branding and optimising workplace resilience.

Kristina Revenda is an executive leadership coach, training facilitator and professional brand strategist. A communication specialist with global experience, she holds a BA Hons in Design and Media Management and is an Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership certified organisational coach. 

For over a decade Kristina partnered with international advertising agencies including JWT and M&C Saatchi to elevate the visibility of leading brands including Microsoft, Vodafone and Telstra. Now she supports diverse professionals and their teams to elevate their professional brand and performance for heightened impact and influence.

An accredited DISC Profile practitioner, Kristina thrives on mobilising both individuals and teams through smarter, more attuned ways of working. In a climate characterised by complexity and overwhelm, she supports her clients in managing both their inner and outer world for greater ease and improved outcomes. 

Kristina is known for her strategic nous and ability to distil the complex into the simple. Her warmth, buoyance and candid style complement her practical, no-nonsense approach.

An affiliate of Leadium and the Monash Business School, Kristina's has skilfully coached hundreds of program participants in the popular programs ‘Executive Presence for Senior Leaders’ and ‘Leadership Presence for Next Generations Leaders’ ensuring they follow-through on their goals and elevate their leadership impact.

Sharyn Coughlan, Associate

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Speciality areas: Strategic and operational capacity, talent development and leadership capability, strengths-based teamwork, personal vitality, resilience and sustainable performance. 

Sharyn is an accomplished executive manager and coaching professional with more than 30 years’ experience driving strategy, managing change and delivering results. She has a strong reputation for innovation and performance.

She has managed significant program reforms across the human services sector for commonwealth, state and local governments and not-for-profit organisations, structural reform being a major focus of change in public administration throughout her career.

In her consulting practice, Sharyn designs and evaluates programs, facilitates planning for operational change and workforce development, and builds team and management capacity through coaching, training, and facilitated decision making.

She is Chair of Cicada International Ltd, producers of The Australian Women in Music Awards, and is a board member of Family Planning NSW.

Sharyn’s qualifications, Grad. Dip. Social Ecology (WSU) and M. Public Policy (Sydney), are complemented by studies in Corporate Wellness and Consulting & Coaching Psychology. She holds nationally recognised qualifications in Training & Assessment and Corporate & Workplace Coaching, and is accredited with the International Coach Federation.

Melissa MacGowan, Associate

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Speciality areas: Developing and supporting leaders to build high-performance teams and cultures, creating focused talent strategies to maximise inclusion, pipeline health, engagement and results. 

Over the past 15 years, Melissa has held numerous senior leadership roles in diverse and complex multi-national companies. With a focus on enabling development, performance and growth, she most recently led significant transformation across Asia-Pacific for the US-based manufacturer ITW.

Melissa is an energetic, authentic and commercially astute Human Resources executive. Having lived and worked in UK, America and Australia, she brings a global perspective. She also has an unwavering commitment to supporting and challenging leaders to find the clarity and confidence they need to grow their teams and businesses.

A seasoned leader, Melissa is empathetic and in-tune with the very real challenges and opportunities of leading teams and organisations. Combining her commercial experience as a female leader and her commitment to results through the 80:20 principle, Melissa has accrued a vast people and culture toolkit. This powerfully equips her to recognise a leader's potential and accelerated their development.

Over the last decade, she has worked primarily in the consumer products and the industrial sector, earning herself a well-deserved reputation for delivering results in highly competitive settings.

Melissa has a Graduate Certificate in Business and Human Resources and a Bachelor of Science and Physical Education, complemented by personal and work experience within health and fitness. Melissa is a qualified EFT Tapping Practitioner (Level 1 & 2), an evidence-based therapeutic intervention for conditions including overwhelm, burnout, anxiety and depression. Melissa has four children and practices an integrated approach in business and life which she discusses on her thought provoking podcast 'Go To Grow'.

The Leadership Marathon: Grow Your Mental Stamina podcast

Leadership is a marathon. In this episode of Melissa's popular podcast Go to Grow, she explores the vital importance of energy management with Leadium's Sharon Longridge. Tune in now. 

We Pledge 1%

At Leadium, we are determined to do our bit to reduce inequality and eradicate global poverty. One of the actions that we have taken is the 1% Pledge. We are one of an ever-growing number of organisations around the world who are integrating philanthropy into their business.

We have committed to donating 1% of our profits to the global independent development and humanitarian organisation, Plan International. Currently there is nowhere in the world where girls are treated as equals. Plan International works alongside children, young people, supporters and partners to tackle root causes of the injustices facing girls and the most marginalised children. We are honoured to be supporting their life-changing work.

We will continue to develop the philanthropic dimension of Leadium over time…

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