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Is Your Team Flying Blind To Your Expectations?

There is an 85% Chance They Are – Here’s How to Fix It

How many times have you thought 'it will just be easier to [insert task] myself'?

As a leadership facilitator and Executive Leadership Coach, I have the privilege of working with a large number of committed, hard-working leaders. One particular challenge that many of these leaders face is getting things done -

getting their team to do things to the standard or manner in which they want them done - without being regarded as a micro-manager (a modern leadership equivalent of a cardinal sin).

How do you avoid micro-managing your team as well as get what you want? One of the reasons that teams don't do what their leaders want, whether you realise it or not, is that you haven't told them! While you may think it is obvious from your smiles or scowls, your team may not be on the same page as you regarding expectations, values, behaviours and performance levels because you haven't made clear what you want and expect.

In my last role in the Air Force, my team of 22 instructors often dealt with 50% turnover in staff each year (due to postings and operational requirements). With that much experience lost, we needed to find a simple and effective way in bringing new staff ‘up to speed’ with what was important. It involves understanding what you love and hate your team doing and being able to articulate it with your new team members. I have used this on numerous occasions outside the military and taught it to senior Managers of numerous businesses – it has an enormous impact on the team and the leader each time. 

What is listed below isn't rocket science - in fact it is quite simple and easy to implement. That being said, most senior leaders I have worked with just expect their people to know their intentions. What isn't it done more? From my experience, it is one of three reasons. One, the senior leader just didn't think of it. Two, there isn't enough time to go through little details like this - there are more important things to do. Three - it is beneath them to go through minor details. In his book 'The Advantage', Patrick Lencioni refers to this as 'the sophistication bias' - leaders having a hard time believing that minor actions can have a meaningful benefit.

To address this issue, provide honest and open answers to the following questions:

1.   What are the behaviours that you hate your team to exhibit?

What are the things, big or small, that annoy you about your team’s behaviour? What are the things that you wish they would never do? Write as many as you can possibly think of. We have found that this works incredibly effectively in small groups, as people ‘feed’ off the answers of others and add some of their own when prompted.

2.   What are the behaviours that you love your team members to do?

What are things that you thank your team members for doing? What are those little things that are done for you that make your life easier?

3.   Get specific.

The more specific you can be in what you love and what you hate, the better the list is. Often, the reason why we love or hate a behaviour is based on an experience in the past. Remember that experience and be able to explain it. Why do you love or hate this type of behaviour so much? People turning up late to a meeting frustrates me so much because of one particular Manager that wasted everyone’s time. The team would arrive on time for a meeting, and our boss would regularly turn up 10 minutes late, then expect to be briefed on what had taken place prior to his arrival. I not only found this rude and disrespectful to others, but also a huge waste of time for everyone concerned. I vowed that I would always turn up to meetings on time, and that my meetings would run on schedule.

4.   Compare your list with what your team knows.

Once you have written down the behaviours that you love and that you hate, you need to check if your team has the same understanding. Have a look at your list and consider this question: If I asked a member of your team what behaviours you loved and hated, how many would they be able to tell me?

Have a look at your list and pick up a highlighter pen (or circle your answers). If you think your team already knows the behaviour you love or hate, highlight or circle it. If you think they don’t, leave it blank. Go through your entire list, considering whether your team knows what you love and what you don’t.

When I undertake this activity with management groups, most participants have about 50% of their list highlighted, and 50% unmarked. What this means for most people is that half the time your team doesn’t know if the behaviour they are demonstrating is loved or hated by you. In essence, they are flying blind regarding what you want them to do!

Does that make sense? You could have team members doing a task in a way that you love, but because they don’t know it, they change it or perform it inconsistently. Worse, your team members could continue to do something that you hate because they have no idea that you don’t like it.

5.   Brief your team on your likes and dislikes.

Every team and every Manager we work with has different likes and dislikes – what one Manager loved another might hate. If we don’t tell our team the specifics of what we prefer, they will fly completely blind and be forced to guess, wasting both of your time when they could be doing something more productive.

It would be much easier if we were robots – we could print our optimum operating instructions on our foreheads for everyone to see – ‘How to get the best out of me – Step 1’ etc. Thankfully our teams and Managers aren’t robots; and because of this they do not instinctively know our likes, our dislikes and the best way to get the best out of us – we have to tell them.

6.   Advanced Step – Ask the same of your team.

Now your team knows how to get the best out of you (by doing more of what you like and less of what you don’t), do you know how to get the best out of your team? What are their preferences?

For your team to work efficiently and effectively, you all have to be on the same page. While the steps outlined above might be simple, experience has shown us that 60% of Managers haven’t thought of the question (or its importance) and 85% have items that they love (or hate) that their teams didn’t know about.

Simple question for you to ask yourself:

'If I spoke to a member of your team today, would they know what you love and what you hate them doing?'

If they couldn't, could clearer communication make your expectations meet reality? You might be surprised what expectations your team is blind to and consequently, the impact it has on your results.

For your free PDF 'Team Expectations - Likes and Dislikes', click on the link below.

 

 

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Testimonials

  • Having been involved in Michael's leadership program for the past 11 months, it has given me the tools to engage my team for better outcomes, adopt new skills into my personal and professional life, learn to self-reflect and understand how I work best and to better engage colleagues. He is interested in you and challenges you to be open to new ideas and ways to look at things. He also keeps you in line when you need it. He is honest and engaging and I really enjoyed the program.

    Marina Mildenhall

    Head of Procurement & Contract Governance

    Marie Stopes International

     
  • I highly recommend the Kameleon's leadership program. This program helped me rediscover what I am passionate about and my tolerances. Michael's uncanny ability to know how to challenge you as a leader just when you need it positively changed my worldview.

    Sarah Gafforini

    Head of Strategy, Population and Global Health

    Marie Stopes Australia

     
  • Making the transition from a clinical background to the corporate world was full of challenges. As a nurse learning to navigate the world of business I was looking for advice and guidance in order to succeed in the new environment. Through the group workshops Michael is able to engage his audience and bring out the strongest qualities, facilitating productive conversations in a safe space while challenging the status quo. I highly recommend and thank Michael for the time he spent developing my own leadership skills.

    Warren Fowler

    Manager, National Operations & Clinical Resourcing

    Marie Stopes Australia

     
  • Michael facilitated a leadership and values program over a 12 month period at my organisation. I found Michael to be engaging and effective in delivering powerful lessons to our senior manager group. Upon completion of the course I was able to take several key learnings, new strategies and communication tools from the course that I still utilise in my day-to-day management of my team. I learnt how to be more assertive whilst engaging with my team, and how to connect with people on a better level to ensure buy-in and loyalty. Michael’s facilitation style allowed for honest, open and powerful conversations amongst our group, often taking people out of their comfort zone to gain a deeper understanding of what drives their own behaviours and thoughts.

    Ben Nicholson

    National Parts, Logistics and Inventory Manager

    Scania Australia

     
  • 'Following the coaching I'm now more confident with running the business and knowing I'm fulfilling all aspects of my role.  The outcomes from the coaching work has increased the whole teams confidence and improved their interactions with one another too. As an example, we now inoculate a person in our team to make sure they are are ready for a difficult conversation - its efficient and has a known outcome: to lift the team. One specific thing I liked was the AIR/BLEEDS model - everyone can be above and below the line at times but this is a fantastic model to hear and catch yourself being below the line. This realisation is the key to changing your approach and owning your responsibilities.'

    John Ratten

    Chief Executive Officer

    4 Legs Petfood and Rawbone Petfood

     
  • 'Leadership coaching with Michael Peiniger has helped me more than I thought it would, I wasn't sure what to expect but his coaching brought out the leader who was always in me, but perhaps was a little afraid. Michael has taught me to be assertive, organised and efficient, he also guided me to be more open with my team which sometimes means being vulnerable which is a strength I never recognised.  I could list the different models which helped me (which are many) or what I now do differently every day, instead, I just urge you to let Michael into your office and chaotic mind, because being a leader is difficult but Michael will help you tidy it up, sort it out and lead your team to achieve your organisations goals.'

    Francesca MacPherson

    General Manager

    CIC Higher Education

     
  • 'Michael led a leadership and culture program within my organisation throughout 2017. He was very relatable and effective with our group of leaders, who were each from diverse backgrounds and professions. Michael’s facilitation style unified the group and broke down any actual or perceived barriers. Personally, Michael gave me the confidence to share my vulnerabilities and learn and grow from them. He taught me to share my stories with people to enable a genuine learning experience. I would highly recommend Michael to any organisation who is looking to create a culture of integrity, accountability and transparency.'

    Christina Benson

    HR Manager - Coleman Brands, Pure Fishing and NUK

     
  • 'It was a great journey going through the Executive Leadership coaching with Michael. I was able to explore a lot of new ideas and look at situations from a new perspective. The most important lesson for me was “Don’t assume”. Differences arise because we assume rather than ask questions and Michael helped me recognise all the different ways we assume instead of getting curious and asking questions.'

    Annie Vassil

    Campus Manager and Program Coordinator

    Southern Cross University

     
  • Michael and I worked together for approximately four months. Over that time I found Michael to be very flexible to what my existing needs were and could mould the course content to be relevant to what was happening that week or at that time. Michael was able to provide on the spot advice that made the course content applicable to real situations and therefore more meaningful. I found the IDESC method very helpful and continue to use this in difficult conversations.

    Omar Hammam

    Sales Director and Owner

     
  • 'Michael has been a great consultant for our business. He always delivers strong results and builds valuable relationships along the way.'

    Andrea Renwick

    Manager

    Swinburne University

     
  • 'I initially worked with Michael during my time with Swinburne University on a number of corporate learning programs. Michael developed and facilitated numerous leadership and change management programs for Swinburne clients and without exception delivered outstanding results.When it came time for me to upgrade my training and assessment qualifications I had no hesitation in engaging Michael as the facilitator/assessor as I knew he was/is among the very best. He did not let me down and I enjoyed learning from him immensely.Michael has an excellent facilitation style and is able to engage and inspire his audience with ease. He combines his sound theoretical knowledge and expertise with a relaxed manner and an entertaining sense of humour.'

    Nicholas Oddy

    Associate - Swinburne University

     
  • 'Michael’s improvement on myself as a person and a leader has been an absolute blessing. He has focussed on my weaknesses and is constantly improving them to ensure my work ethic and integrity align with my visions.'

    Steve Papa

    Managing Director

    Kremedia

     
  • 'Michael coached me in techniques which changed my behavioural approach in the workplace, which further improved the quality of my relationships. He once asked me about my dream job, and what I was doing to make it happen. Well, six months later following my coaching, I was there, in that job, making things happen! Do not underestimate the value a good coach can have on your life. Call Michael, make it happen.'

    Fabian Coulter-Schultz

    MOD

    OTIS Elevator Company

     
  • 'Michael is masterful at leading teams to higher levels of performance. He creates a safe space as a facilitator, a skill not all can do well. This enables the learning where participants are inspired to step up to a new level. I have seen Michael in this space and can testify to the success he has in this area. When people are engaged and having fun, they are learning. He gets results!'

    Helen Robinett

    HR Consulting

     
  • 'It is rare and a privilege to sit with and learn from an individual like Michael. Not only is Michael's content practical and real but the manner in which he presents leaves you understanding not simply knowing - there's a tangible difference in his work. The learning actually does impact you, your team and how you/we communicate. The workplace is not always rivers of chocolate and rainbows and Michael helps de-mystify this courageously but practically.'

    Keiran Toohey

    Case Manager

    Mates in Construction

     
  • 'Michael recently helped me undertake the completion of a leadership performance profile. This was a really useful exercise, and gave me some really great insights into the type of manager and person I am, versus what I always thought I was! As someone starting my own business, this insight will be critical to my future success. Michael's relaxed style as he took me through the process made for an enjoyable experience, while highlighting my strengths and those areas I need to focus on to improve my performance.'

    Lyn Shalless

    Principal

    Ark Risk Consulting

     
  • 'Michael's coaching has had a profound impact on both my personal and professional life. His ability to encourage deeper thought processes has resulted in a more holistic approach to how I manage a variety of situations. The coaching and practical exercises have developed my confidence and ability to face challenging situations.
    This has been a valuable investment with both my employer and family seeing the benefits. Highly recommended.'

    Amanda Child

    Executive Assistant

    Department of Justice & Regulation

     
  • 'Michael facilitated the Diploma of Management for a group of managers at Sensis. He was a very engaging facilitator, and was incredibly creative with his activities and delivery style. He had a sound knowledge of management and frequently used incidents that had happened to him to bring life to the training. He always encouraged discussion and was great at summarising the group's responses. I really enjoyed Michael's sessions and would highly recommend him as a trainer.'

    Julia Zumpo

    National Learning & Organisational Development Manager

     
  • 'I have known Michael in a professional capacity during which time he personally delivered professional training services to the REA Group over a period of a year. He delivered his sessions to the highest standard, has been reliable, professional and provides out of the box methods. He also offered one-on-one support after hours.I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael to lead and facilitate training sessions.'

    Adele Wapnick Farmer

    Major Accounts Manager

    REA Group

     
  • 'Michael worked with us at realestate.com.au facilitating Management Development programs for our managers and team leaders. He is a great facilitator and highly competent in the core management disciplines.'

    Roxanne Addley

    Organisational Development Manager

    REA Group

     
  • 'Michael was a burst of energy and enthusiasm from the get go. His dedication and passion for his work was extremely refreshing along with his natural ability to foster cross level engagement of the highest standard. I have no hesitation in recommending him and would hire him again.'

    Brendan Dowling

    Advertising Operations Manager

    REA Group

     
  • 'Michael did an excellent job as a facilitator for Training and Assessment program. His expertise in the subject matter and experience as a facilitator enable him to deliver the course in a different way. I love his work with Mr.Sketch. Lastly, his pleasant personality makes everybody enjoy the 15 days course.'

    Hapidah Mohamad

    Training Director

    Ranhill

     
  • 'Few people have the opportunity to be guided and inspired by Michael but I have been one of those fortunate to experience the focus, generosity and compassion of his coaching support over the last 6 months. I am in awe of his ability to strike the right chord in his feedback from the Integrity and Values profile and leave me confidently and positively able to run with it afterwards. I just wish I had met him earlier in my career!'

    Marianne Matin

    General Manager, Capability & Change

     
  • 'Michael's professional approach and experience regarding training has allowed him to be selected to deliver the Diploma of Management, and leadership modules, to 21 of our employees.Michael is able to deliver the training topic(s) whilst relating to the individual's experiences. This approach has allowed the participants of the course to achieve the most out of their training. (A truly remarkable skill). It also brings out an enthusiasm within the participants that I have not seen.'

    Barry Tomlin

    Operations Training Manager

    lyondellbasell

     
  • 'There are many leadership programmes out there, but Kameleons is a cut above the rest. Previous programmes I've been involved with simply discuss your strengths and weaknesses, but don't really give you anything to build on. Michael shares information on your strengths and weaknesses with you, but also discusses how your traits interact with each other. Under his coaching, I've become more aware of my behaviours both personally and professionally, which has resulted in my being better able to handle problems when they arise. I highly recommend Kameleons to any business or team leader who wants to learn how to build a strong, resilient, high functioning team.'

    Christine Tan

    Marie Stopes Australia

     
  • 'I worked with Michael Peiniger as he helped me to confront some career challenges I was then facing. He stretched my thinking, was kind and considerate, and he really made me work hard! In the end, I have been able to move to that next stage in my career, and I am so grateful for his sage advice at the time and pragmatic approach. I would recommend Michael to anyone who asked me - he is a great mentor!'

    Robyn Goodwill

    Director

     
  • ‘We spent six days in training with Michael - he was receptive to our requirements and exceeded my expectations. His work, methods and his experience all culminated in excellent end results for all involved. Happy to recommend him as a facilitator.’

    Mark Kennedy

    Senior Manager

    NAB

     
  • 'Michael and I were able to identify some key areas of weakness that I was then able to address with a clear action plan and achievable targets. Michael is professional, easy to work with and interested in his client's success. I would recommend him to anyone that could benefit from greater self-awareness and an objective review of their career goals.'

    James Harper

    Principal

    Brooking Harper

     
  • 'Our firm has engaged Michael to complete a number of executive coaching engagements with our senior team, and will continue to do so in future. Michael has a deep understanding of human behaviour and how it can impact the performance of a business. Michael is able to deliver feedback in a direct but respectful way, which helps to create a high level of engagement with those he works with.'

    Matt Bourke

    Managing Director

    Bourke Group

     
  • 'Michael worked with me as my Executive coach for nearly 2 years. When starting the process, Michael and I worked through what I was seeking from coaching, which we regularly reviewed to ensure that we remained on track. I felt through the 2 years I learnt more about myself and my capacity to work in my role and what aspects of the role really mattered to me. When I come up against new challenges I return to my coaching lessons and utilise the tools that Michael provided. The lessons I learnt are life-long and I believe have made me a better Manager and person.'

    Tony Cooper

    General Manager, Corporate Services

    Department of Justice & Regulation

     
  • 'Michael has provided valuable insights into management behaviour and roles within our organization - and into our individual approaches to everything that our work throws at us.
    Michael is someone who can assist you in getting the best out of your leadership team, and making the changes needed to be made clearly understood.'

    Stuart Smith

    Director

    Fiscal Artisans

     
  • 'I went into the first session with Michael with some scepticism, but was blown away by the depth of the analysis and power of the conversation that followed. I would highly recommend a coaching session - even if you think you know everything about yourself.'

    Tim Collett

    Managing Director

    Specialised Events

     
  • 'Few people have the opportunity to be guided and inspired by Michael but I have been one of those fortunate to experience the focus, generosity and compassion of his coaching support over the last 6 months. I am in awe of his ability to strike the right chord in his feedback and leave me confidently and positively able to run with it afterwards. I just wish I had met him earlier in my career!'

    Marianne Matin

    General Manager, Capability & Change

    Public Transport Victoria

     
  • 'I admit I started on the path of coaching with a healthy dose of scepticism, which I suspect is not unlike many others before me. However, I happily confess this was misplaced. Working with Michael over the last 4 months or so has been both a pleasurable and valuable experience. Michael was able to look through some of the symptoms and help me identify and start to address some of the causes of hurdles in my path to greater satisfaction in my work place. At the same time the improved clarity has helped me understand myself and a number of my outside-of-work relationships.'

    David Robinson

    Theme Leader – Advanced Processing Technology

    CSIRO

     
  • 'Michael Peiniger provided executive coaching utilising the latest behavioural and leadership development methodologies which improved our leadership impact within CSIRO's Mineral capability area. We had the pleasure of working with a coach who truly understands our strategic and operational drivers as well as how to unlock potential in our employees in a time of great change. I would highly recommend Michael for coaching and learning interventions.'

    Paras Georgoulos

    National Human Resources Manager

    CSIRO

     
  • 'Michael is easily one of the best facilitators I have ever experienced. Michael's training style immediately won me over. His delivery was highly engaging and interactive, insightful and entertaining. I have incorporated many of his lessons into my own classes and programs. I found Michael to be highly intuitive and respectful which was demonstrated by how quickly he built a strong rapport with our entire class, which itself was made up of both men and women from a variety of ages, career backgrounds and cultural heritage. Without hesitaton, I would recommend Michael to any prospective clients.'

    Doug Hawkins

    L&D Manager

    City West Water

     
  • “Michael has been great to work with in past and present training projects for our business. His sense of humour and natural rapport with people is outstanding.”

    Sin May Leong

    Manager, People & Culture

    Jetstar Airways Limited

     
  • 'Michael's coaching methods were easy to follow, engaging, fun and he also made availabilty outside class hours for additional help that was needed. 

    I would recommend Michael's services to any organisation.'

    Andrena Rologas

    Sales Manager

    realestate.com.au

     
  • 'Michael is a dedicated professional who focuses on tailoring training content to meet business requirements.'

    Annette Killingsworth

    HR Manager, Telstra

     

Leadership Program Testimonials

  • Having been involved in Michael's leadership program for the past 11 months, it has given me the tools to engage my team for better outcomes, adopt new skills into my personal and professional life, learn to self-reflect and understand how I work best and to better engage colleagues. He is interested in you and challenges you to be open to new ideas and ways to look at things. He also keeps you in line when you need it. He is honest and engaging and I really enjoyed the program.

    Marina Mildenhall

    Head of Procurement & Contract Governance

    Marie Stopes International

     
  • I highly recommend the Kameleon's leadership program. This program helped me rediscover what I am passionate about and my tolerances. Michael's uncanny ability to know how to challenge you as a leader just when you need it positively changed my worldview.

    Sarah Gafforini

    Head of Strategy, Population and Global Health

    Marie Stopes Australia

     
  • Making the transition from a clinical background to the corporate world was full of challenges. As a nurse learning to navigate the world of business I was looking for advice and guidance in order to succeed in the new environment. Through the group workshops Michael is able to engage his audience and bring out the strongest qualities, facilitating productive conversations in a safe space while challenging the status quo. I highly recommend and thank Michael for the time he spent developing my own leadership skills.

    Warren Fowler

    Manager, National Operations & Clinical Resourcing

    Marie Stopes Australia

     
  • Michael facilitated a leadership and values program over a 12 month period at my organisation. I found Michael to be engaging and effective in delivering powerful lessons to our senior manager group. Upon completion of the course I was able to take several key learnings, new strategies and communication tools from the course that I still utilise in my day-to-day management of my team. I learnt how to be more assertive whilst engaging with my team, and how to connect with people on a better level to ensure buy-in and loyalty. Michael’s facilitation style allowed for honest, open and powerful conversations amongst our group, often taking people out of their comfort zone to gain a deeper understanding of what drives their own behaviours and thoughts.

    Ben Nicholson

    National Parts, Logistics and Inventory Manager

    Scania Australia

     
  • 'Michael led a leadership and culture program within my organisation throughout 2017. He was very relatable and effective with our group of leaders, who were each from diverse backgrounds and professions. Michael’s facilitation style unified the group and broke down any actual or perceived barriers. Personally, Michael gave me the confidence to share my vulnerabilities and learn and grow from them. He taught me to share my stories with people to enable a genuine learning experience. I would highly recommend Michael to any organisation who is looking to create a culture of integrity, accountability and transparency.'

    Christina Benson

    HR Manager - Coleman Brands, Pure Fishing and NUK

     
  • 'Michael has been a great consultant for our business. He always delivers strong results and builds valuable relationships along the way.'

    Andrea Renwick

    Manager

    Swinburne University

     
  • 'I initially worked with Michael during my time with Swinburne University on a number of corporate learning programs. Michael developed and facilitated numerous leadership and change management programs for Swinburne clients and without exception delivered outstanding results.When it came time for me to upgrade my training and assessment qualifications I had no hesitation in engaging Michael as the facilitator/assessor as I knew he was/is among the very best. He did not let me down and I enjoyed learning from him immensely.Michael has an excellent facilitation style and is able to engage and inspire his audience with ease. He combines his sound theoretical knowledge and expertise with a relaxed manner and an entertaining sense of humour.'

    Nicholas Oddy

    Associate - Swinburne University

     
  • 'Michael is masterful at leading teams to higher levels of performance. He creates a safe space as a facilitator, a skill not all can do well. This enables the learning where participants are inspired to step up to a new level. I have seen Michael in this space and can testify to the success he has in this area. When people are engaged and having fun, they are learning. He gets results!'

    Helen Robinett

    HR Consulting

     
  • 'Michael facilitated the Diploma of Management for a group of managers at Sensis. He was a very engaging facilitator, and was incredibly creative with his activities and delivery style. He had a sound knowledge of management and frequently used incidents that had happened to him to bring life to the training. He always encouraged discussion and was great at summarising the group's responses. I really enjoyed Michael's sessions and would highly recommend him as a trainer.'

    Julia Zumpo

    National Learning & Organisational Development Manager

     
  • 'I have known Michael in a professional capacity during which time he personally delivered professional training services to the REA Group over a period of a year. He delivered his sessions to the highest standard, has been reliable, professional and provides out of the box methods. He also offered one-on-one support after hours.I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael to lead and facilitate training sessions.'

    Adele Wapnick Farmer

    Major Accounts Manager

    REA Group

     
  • 'Michael worked with us at realestate.com.au facilitating Management Development programs for our managers and team leaders. He is a great facilitator and highly competent in the core management disciplines.'

    Roxanne Addley

    Organisational Development Manager

    REA Group

     
  • 'Michael was a burst of energy and enthusiasm from the get go. His dedication and passion for his work was extremely refreshing along with his natural ability to foster cross level engagement of the highest standard. I have no hesitation in recommending him and would hire him again.'

    Brendan Dowling

    Advertising Operations Manager

    REA Group

     
  • 'Michael did an excellent job as a facilitator for Training and Assessment program. His expertise in the subject matter and experience as a facilitator enable him to deliver the course in a different way. I love his work with Mr.Sketch. Lastly, his pleasant personality makes everybody enjoy the 15 days course.'

    Hapidah Mohamad

    Training Director

    Ranhill

     
  • 'Michael's professional approach and experience regarding training has allowed him to be selected to deliver the Diploma of Management, and leadership modules, to 21 of our employees.Michael is able to deliver the training topic(s) whilst relating to the individual's experiences. This approach has allowed the participants of the course to achieve the most out of their training. (A truly remarkable skill). It also brings out an enthusiasm within the participants that I have not seen.'

    Barry Tomlin

    Operations Training Manager

    lyondellbasell

     
  • 'There are many leadership programmes out there, but Kameleons is a cut above the rest. Previous programmes I've been involved with simply discuss your strengths and weaknesses, but don't really give you anything to build on. Michael shares information on your strengths and weaknesses with you, but also discusses how your traits interact with each other. Under his coaching, I've become more aware of my behaviours both personally and professionally, which has resulted in my being better able to handle problems when they arise. I highly recommend Kameleons to any business or team leader who wants to learn how to build a strong, resilient, high functioning team.'

    Christine Tan

    Marie Stopes Australia

     
  • ‘We spent six days in training with Michael - he was receptive to our requirements and exceeded my expectations. His work, methods and his experience all culminated in excellent end results for all involved. Happy to recommend him as a facilitator.’

    Mark Kennedy

    Senior Manager

    NAB

     
  • 'Michael is easily one of the best facilitators I have ever experienced. Michael's training style immediately won me over. His delivery was highly engaging and interactive, insightful and entertaining. I have incorporated many of his lessons into my own classes and programs. I found Michael to be highly intuitive and respectful which was demonstrated by how quickly he built a strong rapport with our entire class, which itself was made up of both men and women from a variety of ages, career backgrounds and cultural heritage. Without hesitaton, I would recommend Michael to any prospective clients.'

    Doug Hawkins

    L&D Manager

    City West Water

     
  • “Michael has been great to work with in past and present training projects for our business. His sense of humour and natural rapport with people is outstanding.”

    Sin May Leong

    Manager, People & Culture

    Jetstar Airways Limited

     
  • 'Michael is a dedicated professional who focuses on tailoring training content to meet business requirements.'

    Annette Killingsworth

    HR Manager, Telstra

     

Individual Coaching Testimonials

  • 'Following the coaching I'm now more confident with running the business and knowing I'm fulfilling all aspects of my role.  The outcomes from the coaching work has increased the whole teams confidence and improved their interactions with one another too. As an example, we now inoculate a person in our team to make sure they are are ready for a difficult conversation - its efficient and has a known outcome: to lift the team. One specific thing I liked was the AIR/BLEEDS model - everyone can be above and below the line at times but this is a fantastic model to hear and catch yourself being below the line. This realisation is the key to changing your approach and owning your responsibilities.'

    John Ratten

    Chief Executive Officer

    4 Legs Petfood and Rawbone Petfood

     
  • 'Leadership coaching with Michael Peiniger has helped me more than I thought it would, I wasn't sure what to expect but his coaching brought out the leader who was always in me, but perhaps was a little afraid. Michael has taught me to be assertive, organised and efficient, he also guided me to be more open with my team which sometimes means being vulnerable which is a strength I never recognised.  I could list the different models which helped me (which are many) or what I now do differently every day, instead, I just urge you to let Michael into your office and chaotic mind, because being a leader is difficult but Michael will help you tidy it up, sort it out and lead your team to achieve your organisations goals.'

    Francesca MacPherson

    General Manager

    CIC Higher Education

     
  • 'It was a great journey going through the Executive Leadership coaching with Michael. I was able to explore a lot of new ideas and look at situations from a new perspective. The most important lesson for me was “Don’t assume”. Differences arise because we assume rather than ask questions and Michael helped me recognise all the different ways we assume instead of getting curious and asking questions.'

    Annie Vassil

    Campus Manager and Program Coordinator

    Southern Cross University

     
  • Michael and I worked together for approximately four months. Over that time I found Michael to be very flexible to what my existing needs were and could mould the course content to be relevant to what was happening that week or at that time. Michael was able to provide on the spot advice that made the course content applicable to real situations and therefore more meaningful. I found the IDESC method very helpful and continue to use this in difficult conversations.

    Omar Hammam

    Sales Director and Owner

     
  • 'Michael’s improvement on myself as a person and a leader has been an absolute blessing. He has focussed on my weaknesses and is constantly improving them to ensure my work ethic and integrity align with my visions.'

    Steve Papa

    Managing Director

    Kremedia

     
  • 'Michael coached me in techniques which changed my behavioural approach in the workplace, which further improved the quality of my relationships. He once asked me about my dream job, and what I was doing to make it happen. Well, six months later following my coaching, I was there, in that job, making things happen! Do not underestimate the value a good coach can have on your life. Call Michael, make it happen.'

    Fabian Coulter-Schultz

    MOD

    OTIS Elevator Company

     
  • 'It is rare and a privilege to sit with and learn from an individual like Michael. Not only is Michael's content practical and real but the manner in which he presents leaves you understanding not simply knowing - there's a tangible difference in his work. The learning actually does impact you, your team and how you/we communicate. The workplace is not always rivers of chocolate and rainbows and Michael helps de-mystify this courageously but practically.'

    Keiran Toohey

    Case Manager

    Mates in Construction

     
  • 'Michael's coaching has had a profound impact on both my personal and professional life. His ability to encourage deeper thought processes has resulted in a more holistic approach to how I manage a variety of situations. The coaching and practical exercises have developed my confidence and ability to face challenging situations.
    This has been a valuable investment with both my employer and family seeing the benefits. Highly recommended.'

    Amanda Child

    Executive Assistant

    Department of Justice & Regulation

     
  • 'Few people have the opportunity to be guided and inspired by Michael but I have been one of those fortunate to experience the focus, generosity and compassion of his coaching support over the last 6 months. I am in awe of his ability to strike the right chord in his feedback from the Integrity and Values profile and leave me confidently and positively able to run with it afterwards. I just wish I had met him earlier in my career!'

    Marianne Matin

    General Manager, Capability & Change

     
  • 'I worked with Michael Peiniger as he helped me to confront some career challenges I was then facing. He stretched my thinking, was kind and considerate, and he really made me work hard! In the end, I have been able to move to that next stage in my career, and I am so grateful for his sage advice at the time and pragmatic approach. I would recommend Michael to anyone who asked me - he is a great mentor!'

    Robyn Goodwill

    Director

     
  • 'Our firm has engaged Michael to complete a number of executive coaching engagements with our senior team, and will continue to do so in future. Michael has a deep understanding of human behaviour and how it can impact the performance of a business. Michael is able to deliver feedback in a direct but respectful way, which helps to create a high level of engagement with those he works with.'

    Matt Bourke

    Managing Director

    Bourke Group

     
  • 'Michael worked with me as my Executive coach for nearly 2 years. When starting the process, Michael and I worked through what I was seeking from coaching, which we regularly reviewed to ensure that we remained on track. I felt through the 2 years I learnt more about myself and my capacity to work in my role and what aspects of the role really mattered to me. When I come up against new challenges I return to my coaching lessons and utilise the tools that Michael provided. The lessons I learnt are life-long and I believe have made me a better Manager and person.'

    Tony Cooper

    General Manager, Corporate Services

    Department of Justice & Regulation

     
  • 'Michael has provided valuable insights into management behaviour and roles within our organization - and into our individual approaches to everything that our work throws at us.
    Michael is someone who can assist you in getting the best out of your leadership team, and making the changes needed to be made clearly understood.'

    Stuart Smith

    Director

    Fiscal Artisans

     
  • 'Few people have the opportunity to be guided and inspired by Michael but I have been one of those fortunate to experience the focus, generosity and compassion of his coaching support over the last 6 months. I am in awe of his ability to strike the right chord in his feedback and leave me confidently and positively able to run with it afterwards. I just wish I had met him earlier in my career!'

    Marianne Matin

    General Manager, Capability & Change

    Public Transport Victoria

     
  • 'I admit I started on the path of coaching with a healthy dose of scepticism, which I suspect is not unlike many others before me. However, I happily confess this was misplaced. Working with Michael over the last 4 months or so has been both a pleasurable and valuable experience. Michael was able to look through some of the symptoms and help me identify and start to address some of the causes of hurdles in my path to greater satisfaction in my work place. At the same time the improved clarity has helped me understand myself and a number of my outside-of-work relationships.'

    David Robinson

    Theme Leader – Advanced Processing Technology

    CSIRO

     
  • 'Michael Peiniger provided executive coaching utilising the latest behavioural and leadership development methodologies which improved our leadership impact within CSIRO's Mineral capability area. We had the pleasure of working with a coach who truly understands our strategic and operational drivers as well as how to unlock potential in our employees in a time of great change. I would highly recommend Michael for coaching and learning interventions.'

    Paras Georgoulos

    National Human Resources Manager

    CSIRO

     
  • 'Michael's coaching methods were easy to follow, engaging, fun and he also made availabilty outside class hours for additional help that was needed. 

    I would recommend Michael's services to any organisation.'

    Andrena Rologas

    Sales Manager

    realestate.com.au

     

Velocity Workshop Testimonials

  • I'm asking for your help to donate to the 2019 Vinnies CEO sleepout on 20 June 2019. Let’s be honest - it isn’t that great a discomfort to sleep out for one night. I have a home to return to, a job to work at, a family providing support that I get to return to. Most homeless people don’t have that luxury, nor the choice to return home.

     
  • The 5 Core Areas of Cultural Change

     
  • Culture Change is Hands On

     

     

     
  • Introduction to Lyondellbasell Culture Change Program

     
  • The Velocity Leadership Checkpoint is just that - it is an opportunity to see how your leadership performing at a moment in time - a leadership checkpoint. 

    The Velocity Leadership Checkpoint is unique because:

     
  • Everybody defines leadership differently. Irrespective of how you define a leader, they can not only make the difference between success and failure, they can make the different between good performance and excellence.

     
  • With almost 7 billion people on the planet (and almost as many emotions, ideas and differences of opinion), is it surprising then that we each have a different view of what constitutes good leadership?

     
  • Having been involved in Michael's leadership program for the past 11 months, it has given me the tools to engage my team for better outcomes, adopt new skills into my personal and professional life, learn to self-reflect and understand how I work best and to better engage colleagues. He is interested in you and challenges you to be open to new ideas and ways to look at things. He also keeps you in line when you need it. He is honest and engaging and I really enjoyed the program.

    Marina Mildenhall

    Head of Procurement & Contract Governance

    Marie Stopes International

     
  • I highly recommend the Kameleon's leadership program. This program helped me rediscover what I am passionate about and my tolerances. Michael's uncanny ability to know how to challenge you as a leader just when you need it positively changed my worldview.

    Sarah Gafforini

    Head of Strategy, Population and Global Health

    Marie Stopes Australia

     
  • Making the transition from a clinical background to the corporate world was full of challenges. As a nurse learning to navigate the world of business I was looking for advice and guidance in order to succeed in the new environment. Through the group workshops Michael is able to engage his audience and bring out the strongest qualities, facilitating productive conversations in a safe space while challenging the status quo. I highly recommend and thank Michael for the time he spent developing my own leadership skills.

    Warren Fowler

    Manager, National Operations & Clinical Resourcing

    Marie Stopes Australia

     
  • Michael facilitated a leadership and values program over a 12 month period at my organisation. I found Michael to be engaging and effective in delivering powerful lessons to our senior manager group. Upon completion of the course I was able to take several key learnings, new strategies and communication tools from the course that I still utilise in my day-to-day management of my team. I learnt how to be more assertive whilst engaging with my team, and how to connect with people on a better level to ensure buy-in and loyalty. Michael’s facilitation style allowed for honest, open and powerful conversations amongst our group, often taking people out of their comfort zone to gain a deeper understanding of what drives their own behaviours and thoughts.

    Ben Nicholson

    National Parts, Logistics and Inventory Manager

    Scania Australia

     
  • There are a lot of doubters out there - people that will always come up with reasons why you shouldn't do something. The same people are the ones that say that it could be done differently, that it could be done better, that it could be done THEIR WAY.

    The truth of the matter is that they didn't, YOU DID!

    Despite your own doubts and your fears, you got on and did it. Even if doubt still rests on your shoulder, keep moving.

    Get back out there.

    ACTION beats TALK every time.

     
  • We are pretty excited about this!

    For the last 10 years, we have been using psychometric profiles as a start point of both our Leadership Programs (mainly the Accelerator and Velocity workshops) as well as our Executive Leadership Coaching. It has provided a useful start point from which to make content decisions upon, as well as provide key indicators for leaders looking for where they need to focus their development effort.

     
  • Leadership is a very popular topic at the moment. Politicians don’t show enough of it (or the right type), CEO’s are vocal about it and football teams have so much of it they have leadership groups and sub-groups (and can still perform poorly on and off the field). Everyone has an opinion on what is good leadership, and (according to the media) it seems that all of the identifiable leaders in Australia seem to lack it in some substantial way.

    Have we made the definition of good leadership so unattainable that mere mortals can’t achieve it?

     
  • 'Following the coaching I'm now more confident with running the business and knowing I'm fulfilling all aspects of my role.  The outcomes from the coaching work has increased the whole teams confidence and improved their interactions with one another too. As an example, we now inoculate a person in our team to make sure they are are ready for a difficult conversation - its efficient and has a known outcome: to lift the team. One specific thing I liked was the AIR/BLEEDS model - everyone can be above and below the line at times but this is a fantastic model to hear and catch yourself being below the line. This realisation is the key to changing your approach and owning your responsibilities.'

    John Ratten

    Chief Executive Officer

    4 Legs Petfood and Rawbone Petfood

     
  • 'Leadership coaching with Michael Peiniger has helped me more than I thought it would, I wasn't sure what to expect but his coaching brought out the leader who was always in me, but perhaps was a little afraid. Michael has taught me to be assertive, organised and efficient, he also guided me to be more open with my team which sometimes means being vulnerable which is a strength I never recognised.  I could list the different models which helped me (which are many) or what I now do differently every day, instead, I just urge you to let Michael into your office and chaotic mind, because being a leader is difficult but Michael will help you tidy it up, sort it out and lead your team to achieve your organisations goals.'

    Francesca MacPherson

    General Manager

    CIC Higher Education

     
  • 'Michael led a leadership and culture program within my organisation throughout 2017. He was very relatable and effective with our group of leaders, who were each from diverse backgrounds and professions. Michael’s facilitation style unified the group and broke down any actual or perceived barriers. Personally, Michael gave me the confidence to share my vulnerabilities and learn and grow from them. He taught me to share my stories with people to enable a genuine learning experience. I would highly recommend Michael to any organisation who is looking to create a culture of integrity, accountability and transparency.'

    Christina Benson

    HR Manager - Coleman Brands, Pure Fishing and NUK

     
  • 'It was a great journey going through the Executive Leadership coaching with Michael. I was able to explore a lot of new ideas and look at situations from a new perspective. The most important lesson for me was “Don’t assume”. Differences arise because we assume rather than ask questions and Michael helped me recognise all the different ways we assume instead of getting curious and asking questions.'

    Annie Vassil

    Campus Manager and Program Coordinator

    Southern Cross University

     
  • A question we are asked at Kameleons - Developing Leaders is 'Why have a leadership coach?' and 'What can a coach bring to me and my business?'. 

    I often answer the question by asking 'Name me a high performing sports star, athlete, singer, dancer or artist that doesn't (or didn't) have a coach?'

    To answer the question properly, we sat down as a group and discussed what our clients had told us in regards to the benefit coaching brings and the impact that it has on a business.

     
  •  
  • Michael and I worked together for approximately four months. Over that time I found Michael to be very flexible to what my existing needs were and could mould the course content to be relevant to what was happening that week or at that time. Michael was able to provide on the spot advice that made the course content applicable to real situations and therefore more meaningful. I found the IDESC method very helpful and continue to use this in difficult conversations.

    Omar Hammam

    Sales Director and Owner

     
  • Have you heard the phrase 'Knowledge is Power'? Personally, I think it is rubbish. There is something about it that just does not ring true for me. Perhaps it is the little used Physics degree talking quietly to me - power is about energy. Knowledge is a form of 'potential energy' - it has the power to do something if it is used correctly - or used at all.

    Why the discussion about knowledge and power? 

     
  • Francesca MacPherson is the General Manager of CIC Higher Education.

    Francesca gives us her insights regarding her own development journey and what she has learnt in developing leaders.

     
  • John Ratten is the Chief Executive Officer of 4Legs Petfood, a family owned small business based in Sunshine, Victoria.

    John provides his insights regarding his own development journey and what he has learnt in developing leaders.

     
  • Kristine Slater is the Engineering and Technical Manager at the Corio Site of lyondellbasell. She is the former Operations Manager and has worked at the site for 13 years.

    Kristine gives us her insights regarding her own development journey and what she has learnt in developing leaders.

     
  • Project: Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Performance Profiles

    What the Client said:

    'It was a great journey going through the Executive Leadership coaching with Michael. I was able to explore a lot of new ideas and look at situations from a new perspective. The most important lesson for me was “Don’t assume”. Differences arise because we assume rather than ask questions and Michael helped me recognise all the different ways we assume instead of getting curious and asking questions.'

    Annie Vassil

    Campus and Program Coordinator

     
  • Project: Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Performance Profiles, Velocity Leadership Workshops

    What the Client said:

    'Following the coaching I'm now more confident with running the business and knowing I'm fulfilling all aspects of my role.  The outcomes from the coaching work has increased the whole teams confidence and improved their interactions with one another too. As an example, we now inoculate a person in our team to make sure they are are ready for a difficult conversation - its efficient and has a known outcome: to lift the team. One specific thing I liked was the OAR/BED model - everyone can be above and below the line at times but this is a fantastic model to hear and catch yourself being below the line. This realisation is the key to changing your approach and owning your responsibilities.'

    John Ratten

    Chief Executive Officer

     
  • Project: Altitude Leadership Program, Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Performance Profiling

    What our Client said:

    I highly recommend the Kameleon's leadership program. This program helped me rediscover what I am passionate about and my tolerances. Michael's uncanny ability to know how to challenge you as a leader just when you need it positively changed my worldview.

    Sarah Gafforini

    Head of Strategy, Population and Global Health

    Making the transition from a clinical background to the corporate world was full of challenged. As a nurse learning to navigate the world of business I was looking for advice and guidance in order to succeed in the new environment.  Through one on one leadership mentoring and coaching combined with facilitated group leadership coaching, Michael enabled me to develop the tools and skills to succeed in the corporate environment. Michael has enabled me to develop my analytical and business navigation skills and how to manage a variety of diverse situations and people while encouraging lateral thinking. 

    Through the group workshops Michael is able to engage his audience and bring out the strongest qualities, facilitating productive conversations in a safe space while challenging the status quo. I highly recommend and thank Michael for the time he spent developing my own leadership skills.

    Warren Fowler

    Manager, National Operations & Clinical Resourcing

    Having been involved in Michael's leadership program for the past 11 months, it has given me the tools to engage my team for better outcomes, adopt new skills into my personal and professional life, learn to self-reflect and understand how I work best and to better engage colleagues. He is interested in you and challenges you to be open to new ideas and ways to look at things. He also keeps you in line when you need it. He is honest and engaging and I really enjoyed the program.

    Marina Mildenhall

    Head of Procurement & Contract Governance

     'There are many leadership programmes out there, but Kameleons is a cut above the rest. Previous programmes I've been involved with simply discuss your strengths and weaknesses, but don't really give you anything to build on. Michael shares information on your strengths and weaknesses with you, but also discusses how your traits interact with each other.

    Under his coaching, I've become more aware of my behaviours both personally and professionally, which has resulted in my being better able to handle problems when they arise. I highly recommend Kameleons to any business or team leader who wants to learn how to build a strong, resilient, high functioning team.'

    Christine Tan

     

     

     

     

     
  • 'Michael has been a great consultant for our business. He always delivers strong results and builds valuable relationships along the way.'

    Andrea Renwick

    Manager

    Swinburne University

     
  • 'I initially worked with Michael during my time with Swinburne University on a number of corporate learning programs. Michael developed and facilitated numerous leadership and change management programs for Swinburne clients and without exception delivered outstanding results.When it came time for me to upgrade my training and assessment qualifications I had no hesitation in engaging Michael as the facilitator/assessor as I knew he was/is among the very best. He did not let me down and I enjoyed learning from him immensely.Michael has an excellent facilitation style and is able to engage and inspire his audience with ease. He combines his sound theoretical knowledge and expertise with a relaxed manner and an entertaining sense of humour.'

    Nicholas Oddy

    Associate - Swinburne University

     
  • 'Michael’s improvement on myself as a person and a leader has been an absolute blessing. He has focussed on my weaknesses and is constantly improving them to ensure my work ethic and integrity align with my visions.'

    Steve Papa

    Managing Director

    Kremedia

     
  • 'Michael coached me in techniques which changed my behavioural approach in the workplace, which further improved the quality of my relationships. He once asked me about my dream job, and what I was doing to make it happen. Well, six months later following my coaching, I was there, in that job, making things happen! Do not underestimate the value a good coach can have on your life. Call Michael, make it happen.'

    Fabian Coulter-Schultz

    MOD

    OTIS Elevator Company

     
  • 'Michael is masterful at leading teams to higher levels of performance. He creates a safe space as a facilitator, a skill not all can do well. This enables the learning where participants are inspired to step up to a new level. I have seen Michael in this space and can testify to the success he has in this area. When people are engaged and having fun, they are learning. He gets results!'

    Helen Robinett

    HR Consulting

     
  • 'It is rare and a privilege to sit with and learn from an individual like Michael. Not only is Michael's content practical and real but the manner in which he presents leaves you understanding not simply knowing - there's a tangible difference in his work. The learning actually does impact you, your team and how you/we communicate. The workplace is not always rivers of chocolate and rainbows and Michael helps de-mystify this courageously but practically.'

    Keiran Toohey

    Case Manager

    Mates in Construction

     
  • 'Michael is a highly effective leadership facilitator and coach. I have had the pleasure of working with Michael on a number of programs and he has always been professional and committed and the impact he has on leaders goes well beyond the agreed content. His success lies in his ability to deeply understand people and his commitment and dedication to developing leaders to achieve success both in their businesses and also in their lives.'

    Tori Paterson

    Program Manager

    TP3

     
  • 'Michael ran a two-day session on how to train others. His course provided a good balance of an overview approach to training and specific tips and resources. He delivered the course to people from a variety of areas within the company but managed to ensure it was useful to everyone. Very worthwhile doing for anyone looking to develop their training skill set.'

    Daniel Corbett

    Editor

    Lonely Planet

     
  • 'Michael is someone who can make learning fun and yet very effective. He walks the talk. The training manual isjust a reference to me, but my learning comes mostly from what he said and practiced in the session. His action and behaviours in the class reflect exactly what he preached in the programme. The activities done in the programme are all relevant to the topic and it makes the topic easy to remember and apply back at the workplace. He is such a great facilitator and he inspired me a lot! My learning experience in the programme is so much different from other programmes that I have ever attended before.'

    Suhaila Zainol

    Manager & Trainer

    CIMB

     
  • 'Michael recently helped me undertake the completion of a leadership performance profile. This was a really useful exercise, and gave me some really great insights into the type of manager and person I am, versus what I always thought I was! As someone starting my own business, this insight will be critical to my future success. Michael's relaxed style as he took me through the process made for an enjoyable experience, while highlighting my strengths and those areas I need to focus on to improve my performance.'

    Lyn Shalless

    Principal

    Ark Risk Consulting

     
  • 'Michael's coaching has had a profound impact on both my personal and professional life. His ability to encourage deeper thought processes has resulted in a more holistic approach to how I manage a variety of situations. The coaching and practical exercises have developed my confidence and ability to face challenging situations.
    This has been a valuable investment with both my employer and family seeing the benefits. Highly recommended.'

    Amanda Child

    Executive Assistant

    Department of Justice & Regulation

     
  • 'Michael facilitated the Diploma of Management for a group of managers at Sensis. He was a very engaging facilitator, and was incredibly creative with his activities and delivery style. He had a sound knowledge of management and frequently used incidents that had happened to him to bring life to the training. He always encouraged discussion and was great at summarising the group's responses. I really enjoyed Michael's sessions and would highly recommend him as a trainer.'

    Julia Zumpo

    National Learning & Organisational Development Manager

     
  • 'I have known Michael in a professional capacity during which time he personally delivered professional training services to the REA Group over a period of a year. He delivered his sessions to the highest standard, has been reliable, professional and provides out of the box methods. He also offered one-on-one support after hours.I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael to lead and facilitate training sessions.'

    Adele Wapnick Farmer

    Major Accounts Manager

    REA Group

     
  • 'Michael worked with us at realestate.com.au facilitating Management Development programs for our managers and team leaders. He is a great facilitator and highly competent in the core management disciplines.'

    Roxanne Addley

    Organisational Development Manager

    REA Group

     
  • 'Michael was a burst of energy and enthusiasm from the get go. His dedication and passion for his work was extremely refreshing along with his natural ability to foster cross level engagement of the highest standard. I have no hesitation in recommending him and would hire him again.'

    Brendan Dowling

    Advertising Operations Manager

    REA Group

     
  • 'Michael did an excellent job as a facilitator for Training and Assessment program. His expertise in the subject matter and experience as a facilitator enable him to deliver the course in a different way. I love his work with Mr.Sketch. Lastly, his pleasant personality makes everybody enjoy the 15 days course.'

    Hapidah Mohamad

    Training Director

    Ranhill

     
  • 'Few people have the opportunity to be guided and inspired by Michael but I have been one of those fortunate to experience the focus, generosity and compassion of his coaching support over the last 6 months. I am in awe of his ability to strike the right chord in his feedback from the Integrity and Values profile and leave me confidently and positively able to run with it afterwards. I just wish I had met him earlier in my career!'

    Marianne Matin

    General Manager, Capability & Change

     
  • 'Michael's approach to training is fantastic. He built trust well and got the group talking about particular aspects of the course to help enhance our learning. Whilst we had to get through a lot of information Michael helped us understand what the key takeaways were and let us drive the review sessions for any concepts that may have overwhelmed us with the abridged course.Very friendly and approachable and despite the volume of information Michael made the course fun.'

    Andrew King

    NAB

     
  • 'We spent six days in training with Michael, he was receptive to our requirements and exceeded my expectations. His work and methods plus his experience all culminated in excellent end results for all involved. Happy to recommend him as a trainer.'

    Mark Kennedy

    NAB

     
  • 'Michael's professional approach and experience regarding training has allowed him to be selected to deliver the Diploma of Management, and leadership modules, to 21 of our employees.Michael is able to deliver the training topic(s) whilst relating to the individual's experiences. This approach has allowed the participants of the course to achieve the most out of their training. (A truly remarkable skill). It also brings out an enthusiasm within the participants that I have not seen.'

    Barry Tomlin

    Operations Training Manager

    lyondellbasell

     
  • 'There are many leadership programmes out there, but Kameleons is a cut above the rest. Previous programmes I've been involved with simply discuss your strengths and weaknesses, but don't really give you anything to build on. Michael shares information on your strengths and weaknesses with you, but also discusses how your traits interact with each other. Under his coaching, I've become more aware of my behaviours both personally and professionally, which has resulted in my being better able to handle problems when they arise. I highly recommend Kameleons to any business or team leader who wants to learn how to build a strong, resilient, high functioning team.'

    Christine Tan

    Marie Stopes Australia

     
  • 'Recently my organisation engaged Michael Peiniger to run a Performance Management Essentials course. I have completed a number of these courses in my time and found this course to be one of the best. Michael’s facilitation style was professional, yet relaxed, and as a result put our staff at ease. Michael created a great learning and networking environment. I do not hesitate in recommending Michael Peiniger as a course facilitator.'

    Craig Honey

    Operations Management

     

Executive Coaching Testimonials

  • 'Following the coaching I'm now more confident with running the business and knowing I'm fulfilling all aspects of my role.  The outcomes from the coaching work has increased the whole teams confidence and improved their interactions with one another too. As an example, we now inoculate a person in our team to make sure they are are ready for a difficult conversation - its efficient and has a known outcome: to lift the team. One specific thing I liked was the AIR/BLEEDS model - everyone can be above and below the line at times but this is a fantastic model to hear and catch yourself being below the line. This realisation is the key to changing your approach and owning your responsibilities.'

    John Ratten

    Chief Executive Officer

    4 Legs Petfood and Rawbone Petfood

     
  • 'Leadership coaching with Michael Peiniger has helped me more than I thought it would, I wasn't sure what to expect but his coaching brought out the leader who was always in me, but perhaps was a little afraid. Michael has taught me to be assertive, organised and efficient, he also guided me to be more open with my team which sometimes means being vulnerable which is a strength I never recognised.  I could list the different models which helped me (which are many) or what I now do differently every day, instead, I just urge you to let Michael into your office and chaotic mind, because being a leader is difficult but Michael will help you tidy it up, sort it out and lead your team to achieve your organisations goals.'

    Francesca MacPherson

    General Manager

    CIC Higher Education

     
  • 'It was a great journey going through the Executive Leadership coaching with Michael. I was able to explore a lot of new ideas and look at situations from a new perspective. The most important lesson for me was “Don’t assume”. Differences arise because we assume rather than ask questions and Michael helped me recognise all the different ways we assume instead of getting curious and asking questions.'

    Annie Vassil

    Campus Manager and Program Coordinator

    Southern Cross University

     
  • Michael and I worked together for approximately four months. Over that time I found Michael to be very flexible to what my existing needs were and could mould the course content to be relevant to what was happening that week or at that time. Michael was able to provide on the spot advice that made the course content applicable to real situations and therefore more meaningful. I found the IDESC method very helpful and continue to use this in difficult conversations.

    Omar Hammam

    Sales Director and Owner

     
  • 'Michael’s improvement on myself as a person and a leader has been an absolute blessing. He has focussed on my weaknesses and is constantly improving them to ensure my work ethic and integrity align with my visions.'

    Steve Papa

    Managing Director

    Kremedia

     
  • 'Michael coached me in techniques which changed my behavioural approach in the workplace, which further improved the quality of my relationships. He once asked me about my dream job, and what I was doing to make it happen. Well, six months later following my coaching, I was there, in that job, making things happen! Do not underestimate the value a good coach can have on your life. Call Michael, make it happen.'

    Fabian Coulter-Schultz

    MOD

    OTIS Elevator Company

     
  • 'It is rare and a privilege to sit with and learn from an individual like Michael. Not only is Michael's content practical and real but the manner in which he presents leaves you understanding not simply knowing - there's a tangible difference in his work. The learning actually does impact you, your team and how you/we communicate. The workplace is not always rivers of chocolate and rainbows and Michael helps de-mystify this courageously but practically.'

    Keiran Toohey

    Case Manager

    Mates in Construction

     
  • 'Michael's coaching has had a profound impact on both my personal and professional life. His ability to encourage deeper thought processes has resulted in a more holistic approach to how I manage a variety of situations. The coaching and practical exercises have developed my confidence and ability to face challenging situations.
    This has been a valuable investment with both my employer and family seeing the benefits. Highly recommended.'

    Amanda Child

    Executive Assistant

    Department of Justice & Regulation

     
  • 'Few people have the opportunity to be guided and inspired by Michael but I have been one of those fortunate to experience the focus, generosity and compassion of his coaching support over the last 6 months. I am in awe of his ability to strike the right chord in his feedback from the Integrity and Values profile and leave me confidently and positively able to run with it afterwards. I just wish I had met him earlier in my career!'

    Marianne Matin

    General Manager, Capability & Change

     
  • 'I worked with Michael Peiniger as he helped me to confront some career challenges I was then facing. He stretched my thinking, was kind and considerate, and he really made me work hard! In the end, I have been able to move to that next stage in my career, and I am so grateful for his sage advice at the time and pragmatic approach. I would recommend Michael to anyone who asked me - he is a great mentor!'

    Robyn Goodwill

    Director

     
  • 'Our firm has engaged Michael to complete a number of executive coaching engagements with our senior team, and will continue to do so in future. Michael has a deep understanding of human behaviour and how it can impact the performance of a business. Michael is able to deliver feedback in a direct but respectful way, which helps to create a high level of engagement with those he works with.'

    Matt Bourke

    Managing Director

    Bourke Group

     
  • 'Michael worked with me as my Executive coach for nearly 2 years. When starting the process, Michael and I worked through what I was seeking from coaching, which we regularly reviewed to ensure that we remained on track. I felt through the 2 years I learnt more about myself and my capacity to work in my role and what aspects of the role really mattered to me. When I come up against new challenges I return to my coaching lessons and utilise the tools that Michael provided. The lessons I learnt are life-long and I believe have made me a better Manager and person.'

    Tony Cooper

    General Manager, Corporate Services

    Department of Justice & Regulation

     
  • 'Michael has provided valuable insights into management behaviour and roles within our organization - and into our individual approaches to everything that our work throws at us.
    Michael is someone who can assist you in getting the best out of your leadership team, and making the changes needed to be made clearly understood.'

    Stuart Smith

    Director

    Fiscal Artisans

     
  • 'Few people have the opportunity to be guided and inspired by Michael but I have been one of those fortunate to experience the focus, generosity and compassion of his coaching support over the last 6 months. I am in awe of his ability to strike the right chord in his feedback and leave me confidently and positively able to run with it afterwards. I just wish I had met him earlier in my career!'

    Marianne Matin

    General Manager, Capability & Change

    Public Transport Victoria

     
  • 'I admit I started on the path of coaching with a healthy dose of scepticism, which I suspect is not unlike many others before me. However, I happily confess this was misplaced. Working with Michael over the last 4 months or so has been both a pleasurable and valuable experience. Michael was able to look through some of the symptoms and help me identify and start to address some of the causes of hurdles in my path to greater satisfaction in my work place. At the same time the improved clarity has helped me understand myself and a number of my outside-of-work relationships.'

    David Robinson

    Theme Leader – Advanced Processing Technology

    CSIRO

     
  • 'Michael Peiniger provided executive coaching utilising the latest behavioural and leadership development methodologies which improved our leadership impact within CSIRO's Mineral capability area. We had the pleasure of working with a coach who truly understands our strategic and operational drivers as well as how to unlock potential in our employees in a time of great change. I would highly recommend Michael for coaching and learning interventions.'

    Paras Georgoulos

    National Human Resources Manager

    CSIRO

     
  • 'Michael's coaching methods were easy to follow, engaging, fun and he also made availabilty outside class hours for additional help that was needed. 

    I would recommend Michael's services to any organisation.'

    Andrena Rologas

    Sales Manager

    realestate.com.au

     

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