“Your story was exactly like my story. I wasn’t sure we’d connect as I thought you were ‘corporate’ but when you shared your why, your story, it was like you were talking only to me. Thank you, it’s nice to know I’m not alone in this.” Rachel.
I’ve spent the last 20 years coaching, mentoring and developing people to be more productive through building their people and team skills and being more effective with their task management. Particularly working with middle managers, team leaders in large corporates and associations in Australia and overseas, as well as employers in small to medium sized businesses.
So I’m essentially a Productivity and Leadership expert.
And I’m obsessed about execution: helping people getting on with their work and getting on with their peers, senior leaders and team: finding ways to be more productive and see the positive results while also gaining even greater engagement and productivity amongst their team.
So for example I recently worked with a leader of a large service organisation. He had been burning the candle at both ends trying to get his work done after supporting, managing, and controlling and trying to engage his team to get their own work done. Most of his time was spent playing referee and counsellor to his team. He had tried everything he knew to engage his team to step up and take more initiative and take more responsibility but was also struggling with how to not overload an already busy workforce.
The advice he had sought, while meaning well, was limited and didn’t provide enough depth for him to truly be a more effective and productive leader. The good news is after working with him he was able to manage his workload more productively and engage his team more effectively to increase their overall performance and morale.
So what makes me a little different is, first of all, I’ve been a manger, I was a CEO, so I understand first hand the pressure of balancing your own workload, leading a team, and delivering the required outcomes. I struggled when I was in the trenches so I truly get it. I have also trained and developed an enormous amount of managers and leaders across diverse industries both in Australia and overseas. What that means I bring a unique depth of experience and skills to making improved productivity more than just a mere time or people management concept.
When I’m working with leaders and teams I find that day to day, it’s easy to know there are tasks that you should be delegating but you might not be too sure how to or who to. Working with different people means different personalities you need to manage, or manoeuvre, and that may mean you’re also avoiding certain conversations that deep down you know should have happened but you’re not sure how to start it or what the ramifications might be, or what the blow up might be as well. If you look at your week ahead it overwhelms you rather than excites you, this impacts on how you show up for your team and how effective you’ll be in achieving what’s required. Let alone how you show up at home each and every day.
So what I do is I run the P.U.M.P.™ program – Pump Up My Productivity – and this program is a series of workshops and mentoring for teams and leaders to build the skills and confidence to lead your team more effectively – by delegating properly, confidently leading difficult conversations and give feedback in ways that effect positive change.
In this program I help you understand the different team roles and behaviours that are at play and why conflicts arise, and more importantly, teach you how to quickly resolve them.
I help you shift from the heavy drag of constantly feeling like you’re telling and retelling to the lighter more productive and less stressful, delegating, leading through coaching, setting accountability and empowering.
I know that by working together you can reach your full potential as a leader.
I skill and empower managers, leaders and business owners to be conscious of their thinking and actions; to be authentic, strong and confident to achieve success in their people management.
Master of Business Administration
Graduate Diploma in Management
BA Leisure Studies
Diploma in Career Guidance
Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment
Certificate in Executive Coaching
Certificate in Coaching Skills
Speaking Member of Professional Speakers Australia (formerly known as National Speakers Assoc. of Australia)
Certified Learning Practitioner
Fellow of the Institute of Learning Practitioners
Professional Speakers Australia
Institute of Learning Practitioners
Australian Institute of Training and Development
E: sally @ sallyfoleylewis.com | M: +61 (0)401 442 464 | Skype: sallyfoleylewis
PO Box 727, Samford QLD 4520 Australia