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Lead the Way: Are you a Leader AND a Coach?

Leading as a Coach: The Future of Leadership?

Many leaders think they are also a coach to their team, but the reality is often very different. The truth is, usually the busier we get, the more we often tell people what to do – or we tend to just do it ourselves.

“I haven’t got time to coach people”

By taking this stance as a leader, we often end up taking the time to solve problems unnecessarily, solve the wrong problems, or don’t even get to the root cause of an issue. Time and money can be wasted and productivity plummets. Groupthink, demotivation, and disengagement can then become the norm.

The question is: can you afford not to be a Coaching Leader?

Whether managing hybrid, remote or office-based teams, being a leader as well as a coach is arguably the single most effective tool managers can use to develop team members, boost productivity, engagement, emotional intelligence, and valuable collaboration.

In this enlightening and insightful session, Simon Smith FIML, CEO, Southern Cross Coaching & Development, will provide practical insights, case studies, and tools you can immediately apply back in your workplace to supercharge productivity and enhance psychological and psychosocial well-being. This shift could be the catalyst to elevating engagement, fostering collaboration, and igniting innovation within your team.

Event Speaker


Simon Smith


CEO of Southern Cross Coaching & Development

Short Bio

Simon Smith FIML is the visionary behind Southern Cross Coaching & Development (SCC&D), having single-handedly founded the company starting with just a laptop over 17 years ago. Today, with a team of 35 dedicated professionals including coaches, consultants, and trainers, Simon has expanded SCC&D's reach to cater to corporate clients both nationally and internationally, as well as collaborating with various levels of government throughout Australia.

A military veteran, Simon proudly served 10 years as an Officer in the British Royal Air Force, leading teams in a variety of UK and international theatres, including anti-heroin trafficking operations in Central America working with the British SAS and the American CIA.

Simon was awarded Coach of the Year by the International Coach Federation Australia and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders ANZ and a Fellow of the Association of Coaching.


Complimentary for Members
A$30 for Non-Members

Book now

Name Date Time Location Member Non Member
Lead the Way: Are you a Leader AND a Coach? Wednesday 23 October 2024 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Virtual

Webinar Overview


October 23, 2024


1:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT


Online via Zoom Webinar


Complimentary for Members
A$30 for Non-Members

CPD Credits

1 CPD Credit
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours represents the credits towards your overall requirements as part of a CPMgr accreditation.


Offer Ends 30 June 2024

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