Introducing Stephen Harrison

Free Leadership Coaching Session With Stephen

Stephen is offering a free session (up to 1.5 hours) to experience coaching with him to help you answer the questions:

  • What is coaching?
  • Is coaching right for me?
  • What are my responsibilities in a coaching relationship?
  • Would Stephen be a great coach for me?

Follow this link to learn more about this offer, and to take it up.

You will find this site useful if you want to:

  • find, maintain or enhance your personal power
  • work with and through significant personal or professional change, individually or in a team setting
  • develop your leadership competencies and capacities
  • lead your team and have them be high performing
  • bed down and strengthen capabilities enabling improved response to change for individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole
  • capitalise on the talents and diversity of your team and stakeholders
  • inspire and lead change so your people engage and journey with you
  • bed down practices and capabilities that enable your team and organisation to achieve results in an increasingly dynamic and chaotic environment

I can support you with these and other facets of change and leadership.

I have over two decades of experience working with organisations in the area of change. Whether within intentional change environments such as strategic, project or change management contexts, or when change is unexpected and often arriving as an unwelcome event, I provide services that strengthen the capacities of individuals and teams to respond positively to change and perform effectively.

Driven by a desire to learn and master new capacities, I have proven competencies in coaching, group facilitation, leadership development, project management, and learning solution design, development and delivery, areas within which I provide services.


I work with individuals, or those responsible for people, who want or need to:

  • advance their career, or make a career change
  • successfully transition, regardless of whether the shift is chosen or imposed on them
  • increase work performance
  • ensure their attitudes and behaviours serve them
  • work through problems, decisions, or other intense matters they are facing
  • set and pursue inspiring goals
  • understand and align with their purpose and values
  • explore any part or all of their life to identify and pursue opportunities

It really supports your process if you are, or at least want to be:

  • open to being challenged in a constructive, awareness-building manner
  • willing to take responsibility for your results, and action to create desired results
  • past blaming and into claiming what can be you and yours
  • prepared to take a transformational journey
  • open to a guide walking with you for part of your journey


I work with teams, or those responsible for teams, who want or need to:

  • be a high performing team
  • transition themselves or lead the transition process for others
  • bed down team culture and behaviours
  • agree, understand and align with their purpose and values
  • set and pursue inspiring goals
  • work through problems, decisions, or other matters they are facing
  • focus on work content with external support for team processes
  • find a way forward within a dynamic, complex environment that lacks easy solutions and prescribed approaches don't work

It really supports your process if, as individuals, and collectively as a team, you are:

  • open to being challenged in a constructive, awareness-building manner
  • willing to take responsibility for your results, and action to create desired results
  • interdependent on each other for your success, and recognise each has a unique contribution
  • prepared to take a transformational journey

You will find useful support and resources on this website if you are a:

  • Leader wanting to set yourself and your team up for success.
  • Talented person wanting to take charge of your career, stand out from the crowd by improving your performance or navigate a significant change.
  • Director of programmes of work and Change Managers (e.g. Programme Director, Project Manager, CFO, CIO) wanting to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget and to stakeholder expectations.
  • Senior HR Leader needing support with developing organisational capabilities in project and programme management, change and leadership.


Being a Leader can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. In fact, it needs to be both. With the rewards of more responsibility, power, influence and status comes the challenges of setting direction and expectations for your team, finding and keeping the right people, engaging and developing your team, managing limited resources to deliver results that meet your stakeholders’ expectations and doing all this in contexts that keep changing! Being a Leader requires you to make sense of ambiguous situations, make tough decisions, take courageous action and communicate complex information in a way that a wide range of people can understand. Surrounded by people who clamour for time and attention, being a leader is often a solitary, lonely experience. You cannot fully confide in your direct reports and peers. Few organisational contexts carry the degree of safety and trust that would allow such vulnerability. Nevertheless, successful leaders know they need support from others, whether it is developing a peer coaching relationship with another leader they can trust, developing a relationship with a mentor they can use as a sounding board, working with a Leadership Coach to develop their leadership capability, partnering with a Team Coach to develop their team or partnering with a Group Facilitator to help their team make team-based decisions.

Leaders value my:

  • Leadership Coaching for helping them make sense of their current challenges and develop the capability to move themselves, their teams and their organisations forward.
  • Team Coaching for helping them develop high performing teams, make the most of having diverse teams, prepare their teams for change or refocusing their team after change.
  • Group Facilitation for helping their teams achieve goals such as developing strategic and operational plans, making tough team-based decisions, generating creative solutions to problems, resolving team conflicts or improving team culture, while being able to, as leaders, meaningfully participate in and contribute to the discussion and planning processes.
  • Leadership and Team Development programmes that combine Learning Solutions, Leadership Coaching, Team Coaching and other services depending on the desired outcomes.
  • Professional Speaking for conferences, functions, off-sites or other occasions you may be organising when themes on leading self, leading others and manifesting your power matter for a successful function.

Contact Stephen about your specific requirements. E-mail Stephen or Book a Free Consultation with Stephen now.

Talented People

In ancient days, talents (weights of gold or silver) were used as legal tender. Today we refer to ‘talent’ as the value a person brings to a situation. Do you know what value you bring to the world and how to maximise your value? If you are not sure about all this, you are not alone. Many people struggle with figuring out where and how they are best to apply themselves and they allow their career to be shaped by opportunities that knock on their door rather than seeking out opportunities that are most aligned with what is right for them.

Talented people value my:

  • Personal leadership development programmes for helping them develop capabilities needed to take ownership of their career and performance.
  • Leadership Coaching for helping them find more meaning in their work, identifying which direction to direct their careers into, transitioning effectively into more senior or more complex roles, improving their performance so that they can stand out from the crowd, preparing for significant change or refocusing after a significant change.
  • Group Coaching for learning through experimentation, discovery and drawing out the collective wisdom of the cohort. It is particularly strong at supporting the development of interpersonal skills, personal power and presence.

Contact Stephen about your specific requirements. E-mail Stephen or Book a Free Consultation with Stephen now.

Directors of Programmes of Work and Change Managers

Thriving in business requires you to consistently do the right thing at the right time in the right manner. Effectively initiating and executing projects requires an all-embracing approach to ensure the successful integration of systems, processes, tools and product knowledge, team cohesion and team development. When you engage me, you gain access to my wealth of experience in applying established standards and practices for your business. In doing so, I provide services in a manner that considers your particular needs.

Directors of Programmes of Work value my:

With my wealth of experience in both directly managing projects and supporting organisations in developing required capabilities across an extensive number of industries, and my skill at picking up on and working with what is present, I am able to make a positive difference quickly to their initiatives.

Contact Stephen about your specific requirements. E-mail Stephen or Book a Free Consultation with Stephen now.

Senior HR Leaders

We live in an age of unprecedented change with most industries impacted by digitisation, globalisation, changing demographics and increased regulation. Our people and customers are becoming more diverse, our trading environments are becoming more competitive, how we work and what we work on is continuously changing. As a consequence, recruiting, engaging, developing and retaining talent is more challenging.

Senior HR Leaders value my:

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