Take back two hours per day

Reduce Stress

Achieve More

Do you want your leaders to be achieving more, with less stress, and more time to value-add to the organisation?

Did you know that…

  • 60% of employees report not getting enough feedback from upper management.
  • 38% of employees don’t get asked for input or information
  • 31% don’t like their boss and feel a lack of empowerment


In the work I’ve done with managers and leaders across many industries and countries there are some common struggles that almost every manager or leader has:

  • Long hours, that lead to prolonged fatigue that leads to poor, delayed and costly decision making
  • Not delegating because:
    • “Everyone is already too busy”
    • “They won’t do it right or to my expectation”
    • “It’s my head on the block if it goes wrong”
  • Avoiding difficult performance conversations which can result in increased staff turnover, poor employee engagement due to continued poor performance of those who need to improve
  • Frustration through wasting time constantly telling staff what to do, constantly answering questions that the employee should already know the answer, trying to be accessible and have an  open door yet it is ‘exploited’

What keeps managers and leaders awake at night is the fear of failing, the sense of maybe not being cut out for leadership, not meeting their KPI’s, numbers or organisational expectations. They also fear letting the senior leadership down and feel stuck between asking for help and not feeling as though they can ask for the help they need to be Productive Leaders.

Without awareness, skills and focus, results will never reflect the desired level of productivity. It’s about working more effectively with the team, executing the work, empowering and driving performance. It’s time for leaders to get deeper INSIGHT into how they spend their time so that they can stop feeling as though their efforts are invisible.

Productive leaders stop reacting and stomping out spot fires and RESOLVE to take a more considered approach to responding. Productive leaders are more DISCERNING; they master key leadership skills – such as feedback, delegation, influence and prioritising – to ACHIEVE more while simultaneously developing their team.

Instead of ‘just getting by’, productive leaders are prolific and are constantly adding value to the team, the department and the business, that is, they have the time, energy and focus to find way to PROSPER personally and for the business.


Are your team leaders getting in the way of their own productivity?

What areas of your leadership need deeper self-awareness?

What more value could you or your leaders be achieving by assessing the way the work is being done?

Which relationships need greater focus for improved productivity?


Being a Productive Leader of a team means mastering self-leadership, task management and leading others.


Benefits of participating in the Productive Leader Workshop include:

 Increased performance of the leader and their team.
Increased self-confidence because the leader has skills, structure and process to use and guide them to get on with the job.
Reduced turnover, increased engagement
 Increased presence of leaders because the program shows leaders how to speak up, take the initiative and contribute effectively.
Equips leaders to lean into, rather than avoid, the difficult performance conversations.
 Improves interpersonal communication and conflict resolving skills.


Being a Productive Leader means ensuring your personal productivity, the way you do your work and how you leader your team will align to achieve more, reduce stress and take back time for more strategic and value adding activities.


Productivity is critical for helping leaders drive performance, keep a team motivated while also continuously boosting one’s own self-leadership and personal effectiveness.

Productive Leader Workshop will boost your key skills, include:

Productivity, Personal Effectiveness and Time Task Management
Feedback and Performance Management
Interpersonal Communication
Engagement and Motivation
Team Roles and Team Building
Conflict Resolution

I have 20 years experience working in a range of program, project and team leadership roles plus coaching, training, presenting and mentoring leaders and managers across Australia and internationally. Having been a CEO I have first hand experience of the challenges a leader faces day-to-day to drive performance and boost productivity.


The Productive Leader Program is perfect for managers, frontline leaders, supervisors and team leaders. Anyone who is on track for leadership.


I’d be delighted to meet with you or have a phone call to answer your questions and discuss the workshop elements.

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Productive Leader Workshop focuses on:

Skills, knowledge and confidence development

Accountability for achieving results, driving high-performance  and reaching goals

Reducing Stress and taking back time

Building a competitive advantage

Ensuring a return on investment


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.
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.

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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