Future proof your career!

Have you got your sights set on a more senior role?

Do you love your current role so strategies to be more effective, motivating and confident would boost productivity?

Are you biding your time and either want out of your role or the organisation to find a more satisfying role or organisational fit?


Managers get a bad wrap! You have no doubt heard the saying, “People leave managers, not organisations.” So much research is available regarding the impact managers have on employee turnover and yet so little on why managers choose to leave. The few studies available show managers leave their current roles for career-related reasons or lack of satisfaction and trust in their organisation. The Manager to Leader Career Coaching program is designed to position you ready for a new role or ramp up your engagement, contribution and satisfaction in your current role.

This program is all about you reaching your potential!




“Sally spent time coaching me in leadership and management skills. She gave practical, expert advice which I could apply straightaway. Tough insights delivered by a supportive coach. Thanks Sally.” Catrin Hobart, Manager Online Engagement at TAFE NSW


For example, I was recently working with this particular middle manager, Cathy. One of the things she said to me was, “I like my role but I feel like there’s more that I’ve got to contribute. I feel like I could be doing more. But I’m not really sure whether I’m good enough. I don’t know whether I’m in the wrong organisation. I want to go and talk to recruiters, but I don’t even know how to write my resume. I don’t know how to do my LinkedIn. I don’t know how to pitch myself. I feel like I’ve lost a bit of confidence in my role. So, I don’t know if I’m just not confident in this role, if going to a different job is going to make me feel better, or … I don’t know.”


For Cathy we had a look at her resume, gave her feedback on her LinkedIn on things she needed to tweak and change. We did some practice interview coaching, and showed her how to reach out on LinkedIn, and introduce herself to people, and to be able to talk to recruiters. We also looked at her leadership skills and did some coaching around delegation and effective feedback conversations. 


She got a fantastic job. In fact, it paid more than where she was.


This 90-day coaching program is fully customer to you and your career and leadership journey.

What you will gain

Leadership skills development

Boosted productivity and focus

Increased team engagement and motivation

Career development strategy

The right collaterals for your personal branding

  A strategic networking strategy 





“I want to know how to get to that next level, but I just don’t know how to do it. I don’t want to talk to someone internally. I want to do this myself.”

At the end of the day we all want to do work that we love doing. We want to be able to make the days go smoothly and quick. And we want to be able to work in organisations where we contribute, where we make a difference. We want to have fulfillment, not just at work, but outside of work, in our lives, with our families, as well. Your work life has a major influence over the rest of your life so it is imperative that you are in the right role, doing work you love for an organisation you value and feel valued by.



Are you on track for promotion? This program equips you with the key strategies to take you to your next level up in leadership.

Managers who want to step into higher leadership roles can, at times, find frustrating road blocks, they tell me they:

have being overseen for an opportunity.

were told they weren’t ready but were not given direction about what they needed to do to improve.

don’t have access to guidance, support and development inside their workplace in order to prepare them for leadership.

The Manager to Leader Career Coaching program will speed up the promotion you are aiming for.



Are you wanting to get more from your current role? Maybe you’re not looking for a change of role just strategies to achieve more, reduce stress and find ways to contribute more to your current role.  This program equips you with the productive leadership strategies that ensure you are stepping up, achieving more and getting the most from your role.

Managers who aren’t looking for promotion, just simply want to improve their current role, tell me they:

love their work and team, so just want ways to be more effective in the way they do their work.

were told they need to speak up more, contribute more but aren’t sure where to start or how to start.

want to be a more confident and effective team leader; they at times struggle with delegating, giving feedback, conflict.

The Manager to Leader Career Coaching program will transform your day to day so you can achieve more, motivate and engage your team and boost your confidence.



Is it time to move on: something is not right in your role or in your workplace?  In a world of change and expectations, what could be a great opportunity that you take advantage of may, after some time, change and become less of  good fit. This program provides you with the career strategies that equip you to either move to a new workplace or re-engage in a new positive way with your current role.

Managers who find themselves in this situation tell me they:

want out as the demands, environment or culture have shifted so much it seems impossible to stay.

are moving further and further away from the type of work they love.

feel as though they are just holding out for a pay out but are also torn because they want to be where they feel valued and can contribute more.

The Manager to Leader Career Coaching program will equip you with the strategies to exit your current role quickly and step into the right role for you. Alternatively this program can help you re-engage with your current role through mastering the skills, resilience and confidence to ‘re-motivate’ yourself, contribute, and engage your team for making the most of your role.




  • Personal Branding:
    • setting you up for the role you want not the job you have!
    • understanding how others perceive you.
    • defining your profile
  • Resume Review
    • Career Values Assessment
    • Updating your LinkedIn for the right reader, right market and right results
    • Networking map
    • Online networking guidelines and templates
  • Productive Leadership Skills Audit and Development
    • Determine skills gaps
    • Create a learning and development plan
    • Implement the leadership development plan
  • Strategic Networking Plan: internal, industry and online
    • Networking Assessment
    • Networking Map

Program Resources

📌 Half Day Intensive: valued at $5,000 this intensive will set the scene for your success. 

📌 6 Coaching Sessions: valued at $6,000 these sessions will keep you accountable through your journey.

📌 Resume and LinkedIn Review: valued at $1000 these two critical career tools need to be your showcase, your not-so-silent sales tool for your career progression.

📌 Career Values Assessment: valued at $150 this values exercise and debrief highlights values alignment to your career, role and the type of organisation you would suit working in. 

📌 Collaterals plan and development: valued at $500 you will receive templates, guidelines and the ‘how-to’s for face-to-face and online networking guide

📌 Networking Mapping Process: valued at $150 the mapping process and template will ensure you have focus and confidence in your strategic networking.

📌 Copy of Impact: How to Build Your Personal Brand for the Connection Economy: valued at $30 this is essential reading for personal branding.

📌 Copy of The Productive Leader: How to achieve more, reduce stress, and take back 2 hours per day: valued at $30 this is essential reading for your productivity and leadership development.

📌 Professional or personal development books relevant to your coaching plan: valued at $100 at an ongoing incentive for continuous learning.

📌 Set of Management Success Cards: valued at $97 this on-desk resource helps keep your skills honed.

📌 Relevant assessments, templates and planning tools: valued between $25-$175 these are critical for increased self-awareness and development.

Total value: $13,157

Your investment: $5,000

(excl. GST. Payment plans available, with 75% paid prior to program commencement.)

These sessions are face-to-face in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast in Australia and online for all other locations. 

If you have an questions and want to discuss how this program can work for you, please call me on 07 3289 1409 or complete the form:


“I just wanted to thank you for all your guidance and support during my year. It’s hard to define exactly what made the whole program work so well for me, but you were certainly a very influential part of it. You got me, and I never realised how important it was to feel understood. But you got me.

I feel like a completely different person than the last year – I’m confident, willing to take risks and I feel that I know my part in the whole team and how I can contribute to it and lead my part in it. Thank you doesn’t seem like enough, but hopefully my actions and career direction will be evidence of our work together and you can share a part in the success of where my career continues.” B. Neaves, Team Leader Brisbane North Health Services


“Sally is a powerful coach and amazing human being, her intuitive nature and go-getter attitude is mind blowing. I can recommend Sally if you are looking for a no-nonsense, let’s do it coach!” Ilze Els, Director, Results Coaching Systems, Dubai UAE


“Sally is direct, focused and energised. Her ability to listen and identify quickly the issue/s is powerful and intentional. Sally is perfect at playing ‘devil’s advocate’ and moves quickly to help you identify any blockages and develop solutions and methods to move things forward. I respect Sally’s work immensely.” Nicholas Volpe, Abu Dhabi UAE – Finance Industry


“Sally is a gifted coach and a generous mentor, both with her time and her wisdom. Her guidance has helped me grow and excel beyond what I thought possible, and its been a privilege working with her!” Michele Johnson , HR Consultant (Contract Role) , Taylor Woodrow International (a division of Vinci Construction UK) Dubai, UAE


“Sally is a joy to work with. I have had the pleasure of working with Sally both as a coach and in a training capacity. As a trainer Sally is full of energy, engaging and incredibly creative. She brings the best out in people and keeps the enthusiasm in the room, even in the face of a tough audience. Her ideas for our away day were brilliant, on budget and enjoyed by everyone who participated.” Sarah Green, Regional Marketing Manager, hired Sally as a Business Consultant in 2009, and hired Sally more than once, Abu Dhabi UAE


No refunds will be issued once the program has started. Any funds paid prior to the start of the program will not be refunded however if you cancel prior to the program commencing, you will not be liable to complete the payments (i.e. future payments will be cancelled on your behalf) . In special circumstances you may be able to defer your enrolment. Check The Legal Stuff for refunds policy.

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Client Testimonials

Wow, is short of explaining how awesome I find Sally and regard her expertise. Her knowledge, understanding and expertise in training people to be better managers is simply amazing. Having managed people for the many years I found her advice real, easy to implement and has had a massive impact on how I will manage people in the future. Thank you Sally.

Sean Grabbelaar, Retail Manager & Start Up Entrepreneur

It was a pleasure to work with Sally Foley-Lewis on a project where Sally organised over 120 attendees for a training seminar with four speakers. Sally’s approach was professional, supportive, friendly and informative before, during and after the event. Sally ran the seminar and her approach as a MC was of the highest of standards.

Adrienne McLean, Helping Professionals Get More Clients

Sally was the MC and presented at a skills forum where I was also presenting. Sally’s engagement with the participants was a delight to watch and equally to experience. The content of her session was high quality and demanded attention. Her humour and warmth made her presentation very memorable.

Frances Cahill, Elevator Pitch Polisher | Wordsmith

Sally Foley-Lewis coordinated an excellent Resilience, Confidence & Self-Esteem Seminar for a large group of public speakers. I recommend Sally as a leader who is supportive, informative and highly professional.

Charmaine Burke, Training Director, Art of Communicating

I was so pleased and honoured that you accepted our invitation to present as the opening keynote speaker. I knew your presentation would be engaging and thought provoking – but you completely exceeded any expectations with regards to your humour, candid approach and the quality and depth of the information you provided.

Karoline Cummin, Samford & District Chamber of Commerce