Are your centre directors, educators and room / team leaders getting in the way of their own productivity?

What areas of the team and self- leadership need deeper self-awareness?

What more value could your leaders be achieving by assessing the way they interact with other staff and stakeholders?

Which relationships need greater focus for improved productivity?


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Being a Productive Leader in the early childhood sector means mastering self-leadership, task management and leading others.

Mentoring helps leaders focus, boost confidence and skills, and drive performance. This means you can:

Confidently work with and communicate with a diverse range stakeholders

Meet the challenges of shifting policies, legislation and workplace requirements

Help early childhood educators and professionals to focus on their key client – the children

Drive performance while boosting productivity and engagement amongst your team

Lead an organisation that is an employer of choice and a sector leader



Through the Productive Early Childhood Leader mentoring program you’ll focus on mastering key skills:

Productivity, Personal Effectiveness and Time Task Management


Feedback and Performance Management

Interpersonal Communication

Engagement and Motivation

Team Roles and Team Building

Conflict Resolution



All these skills boost your productivity as well as your team’s and your centre’s productivity.


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Marcus Buckingham is quoted as saying “People leave managers, not companies.” This is why mentoring is critical for helping leaders drive performance, keep a team motivated while also continuously boosting one’s own self-leadership and personal effectiveness.

The mentoring program for the Productive Early Childhood focuses on:

Skill, knowledge and confidence development

Accountability for achieving results and reaching goals

 One-to-one nurturing and support for confidentiality. Small group mentoring for peer support is an option.

All the resources supplied: Workbook, Handouts, Books / Book Reviews, Self-assessments (where relevant)



9 weekly mentoring sessions that are fully customised for you, plus…

Full email access to ask anything

➕ Copy of Successful Feedback: the one simple formula for highly effective feedback

➕ Copy of The Productive Leader 

➕ Set of Management Success Cards

➕ Access to the full Management Success Series workbooks: 12 self-coaching workbooks that align with the Management Success Cards





Week 1 – Setting Up for Success

As the program comes to a close, identify and develop strategies to remove road blocks to success, what the next steps are for the leader personally, professionally and for the team and business. The program finishes with recognising the journey through celebrating successes. This session may include setting up for a 360Degree feedback assessment. This session will be 2.5 hours.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Relationships
  • Boundaries
  • Clarity


Week 2 and 3 – Setting Up for Success and Personal Productivity

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Where does the sense of achievement come from?: Self-Awareness and setting up for success involves self-assessment, personal productivity audits and setting intentions for building skills and productivity success. 

Key Areas of Focus:

  • You/Self – Focus and Presence
  • Individual Time Wasters
  • Balance
  • Schedules
  • Habits
  • Procrastination Triggers


Week 4 and 5 – Task Productivity

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What’s the return on your effort? You will explore the way you work, specifically:

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Expectations
  • Value of Effort
  • Urgent v Important
  • Batching and Chunking
  • Multitasking


Week 6 and 7 – Task and People Productivity

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What’s the collective value of effort?: Build and sustain open, honest interpersonal communication to drive high performance, influence the right decisions, and ensure the team stay motivated and productive.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Power v Authority and Influence
  • Delegation
  • Feedback and Difficult Conversations
  • Assertiveness


Week 8 – The way forward

  • Removing your own roadblocks
  • Coaching skills to take you forward



✓ Clarity, confidence and development of management and leadership style within an education framework
✓ Influencing, negotiating and problem solving skills
✓ Greater understanding of strengths and how you can apply them with different stakeholders
✓ Increased people skills to drive performance, resolve conflict and handle difficult conversations
✓ Increased personal productivity
✓ Accountability to achieve goals
✓ Results from diamond focused attention


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. C. Hobart, Manager.


Consider these statistics from the International Coach Federation in this way:

  1. Do you want to improve your work performance by 70%?
  2. Do you want the business to run better by another 61%?
  3. What would another 57% of improved time management mean to you?
  4. How would an extra 51% of improved team effectiveness impact your bottom line?

If you want to see improvements in performance, team effectiveness and profits this mentoring program is essential for your leaders.


Investment: $5000 + gst. Payment plans available


Sally is gifted 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, HR Director.


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 past 6 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, Entrepreneur.


Sally coached me while I was establishing my business. I could not speak more highly of the mentoring and advice that she provided during this process. Sally is firm and focused when needed, yet always supportive. She is exceptionally well qualified as a coach, both professionally and personally, and her ethical approach to business relationships is, to me, one of Sally’s defining qualities. Her personal warmth and wonderful attitude instill confidence in making career decisions based on integrity and self-reflection. Sally is a gifted coach and mentor and most definitely ‘walks the talk’. A. Heller, Manager.


Sally was a great help for me by showing me new insights, how can I get to my goal. So I appreciate your professional assessment, humanity, and your advice very much. Thanks Sally. Christian H. Corporate Governance.

Your Productivity Expert – Sally Foley-Lewis

EmotiveImages_161209_Sally_012 copySally fast tracks productivity! She empowers business owners, leaders and managers to be conscious of their thinking and actions: to be strong, authentic and confident in their roles. Sally is the skill-builder and insight igniter who prepares and helps people create their success.

Sally has worked with numerous childcare centres and professionals including Mother Duck Child Care, C and K, IMCH, Jump Carey and spoke at various conferences including ECTA (Qld) twice, C and K professional day and CCSA (NSW).

She’s worked with leaders at all levels, across a range of industries: from health clubs in Germany to shipbuilding yards and oil and gas companies in the Middle East to community organisations in outback Australia. Sally has also helped managers and leaders in aviation, telco’s, hospitality, education, professional services and finance. In addition to her exceptional qualifications, Sally created the Management Success Cards, authored the book Successful Feedback and she brings diverse program and project management, and leadership experiences to her speaking, coaching, training and facilitating. Sally is a straight-talker, with a wicked sense of humour, as she inspires people to be where they belong and feel valued.

More about Sally: Click Here 

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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

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