Lead like a coach

Leaders can double their engagement score, lighten their load and reduce pressure on themselves. Written as a practical guide for leaders who care about the people they lead, Lead like a coach shows how coaching refocuses how you engage with your team.

‘Irrespective of where you are in your career or how well you currently manage your team, Karen Morley offers all leaders an opportunity to revisit or hone their coaching skills. The content of Karen’s book so impressed me that I have ordered copies for every leader of people in my Division.’  Phil Turnbull, Executive General Manager, RACV

Achieve gender-balanced leadership

Gender Balanced Leadership: An Executive Guide will help you increase the number of senior women in your organisation. It profiles leading Australian and international companies, showing what they are doing to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles. It summarises key international research, identifying what works, and why.

“My advice is to read Karen’s excellent book. Within “Gender Balanced Leadership”, you will find a practical guide to help turn your organisation around.” Peter Wilson AM Chairman, Australian Human Resources Institute

Karen Morley Realise your leadership potential

Do you have untapped leadership potential?

Do you feel ‘executive stress’ - more of the challenges and less of the benefits of leading?

Are you looking to be more strategic, and less focused on the day-to-day detail?

Is your team yet to achieve a reputation for high performance?

If any of these apply to you, I can help. I coach leaders to be successful.

The work of leadership is now more challenging than ever before. Leaders are under great pressure to produce results at a faster pace, with fewer resources and less certainty. Many are overworked, and feel overburdened.

My mission is to change that! My goal is to help leaders to be exceptional. To be leaders everyone wants to work with, who bring out the best in others, and who get great results.

As an Executive Coach, I find it inspiring to coach individually. Group and team coaching can be even more powerful than individual coaching. Leaders who develop their capability and their own coaching style collaboratively with others, magnify the impact of development, double engagement and get twice as much done.

The thing that really lights me up is helping leaders to realise their full potential. I see myself as being like Michelangelo: he saw the angel within the marble and he carved until he set it free. I work with the potential hidden in each leader. I help shape you into the very best version of yourself.

I have extensive experience working with leaders, supporting and guiding their development. Get in touch to find out how you can achieve greater leadership success.

Lead like a coach is a well written and considered book that brings to life practical insights and examples of how even an experienced leader can better connect, engage and bring teams on the journey to unlock their true potential.

Michael Schneider

Managing Director, Bunnings

“….A delightful guide, full of important practical strategies for those of us who want to make a positive impact on stakeholders, our families and our communities... a must-read book for anyone considering doubling their engagement score!

Jovaline Lee

Senior Manager - Talent and Capability, Guild Group Insurance

...an invaluable guide for all leaders – current, soon-to-be and ever-learning. Karen draws on her extensive background as a scholar, teacher and mentor to guide us clearly through the why, how and when of coaching.

A/Professor Eric Wilson

A/Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Southern Cross University

Executive Coaching Melbourne Australia

Executive Coaching

Accelerate your leadership and career growth

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Coaching Circles

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Balanced Leadership Coaching Melbourne

Balanced Leadership

Grow, support and promote talented women

Inclusive leadership strategies

Inclusive leadership

Be a more inclusive leader

I write regularly about leadership, coaching, personal transformation, inclusion, and gender balanced leadership.
Explore my latest thinking below, and whitepapers here.

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How to free your decisions from bias

A CEO mentioned recently his frustration with a few of his Senior Leaders who play the ‘merit card’ whenever diversity is raised. In doing so, they stymie good initiatives. Each small block they construct rebuilds the wall as fast as the CEO and supportive...

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How to cultivate trust by delegating more

Amy cultivated trust in her team by delegating more after she experienced a challenging incident. Amy was invited to accept a senior leadership role for which she had no technical training. She took up the challenge. But she had doubts about her fit for...

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Vacancy! Women’s special place in hell is NOT REQUIRED

It was Madeleine Albright who used the powerfully galvanising phrase “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” She was ostensibly supporting Hillary Clinton’s US presidential candidacy. However, what she did was to reinforce the Queen Bee...

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Leaders have relentlessly high standards; Bezos

Leaders have relentlessly high standards – many people may think these standards are unreasonably high. Amazon Leadership Principles Jeff Bezos, in his Letter to Shareowners 18-4-18, highlights how leaders can, and why they should, aim for very high...

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