Could bringing your leadership team together release it’s potential?

Building a leadership team that communicates clearly, creatively and works collectively can be a challenge – egos, leadership styles and beliefs can get in the way. We help break down the barriers and create a true leadership team.

Do you have a team of great individuals – yet find they clash?

Is the potential of your leadership team being realised?

Could improvements at the top filter down to enhance company performance?

Feel like you have tried this before and it hasn’t quite worked?

Could understanding each other on a deeper level unlock better results?

So many questions that need answering…

Sometimes addressing the team issues is not a priority and it just goes into the too hard basket.

Whether you are part of the leadership team or an HR Executive looking for the support your leadership team needs. We can help.

With a combined 100+ year’s experience we have seen it all, we have helped 100’s of leadership teams grow together, make clearer decisions and allowing them to empower the people below them to create greater success than they could have imagined.

In our time we have found teams can get stuck, in thinking a certain way and not be able to see the wood from the trees. It can cause tension, miscommunication and slow the process to success, if you ever get there.

We understand that whilst your teams may be great at what they do, taking time to develop can become a secondary thought when there are endless fires to put out (now more than ever).

But what we see far too often is a leadership team stalling & not reaching the level where they can make the most impact.

The world requires a new generation of team leaders.

You may have tried a variety of personality tests that were fun at the time but not actionable. The team reverted to the easier option – what they have always done.

MINDSET28 will help you unlock the potential you know has been hidden along with a structured team development program.

Just as you have teams in your organisation for different tasks, having a coach on your team that has taken other leaders to where they want to be, who has already met the challenges you face – is just logical.

The old saying ‘it’s not what you don’t know that hurts, it’s what you don’t know you don’t know’ rings true.

But let’s talk about an example.

Recently we worked with a leadership team for an environmentally focused organisation.

This team had created an enviable reputation in their field, but something was missing.

Have you ever had that feeling of knowing there is something more – but not knowing what that more was?

One of the C suite leaders approached us to talk about the challenge.

There was a tension between those leaders in the field (operations) and the leaders who ran the business (finance, CEO and COO).

All the leaders had been in the business for a long time, and were set in their ways, so while they were successful could not see how to grow further and find new ways of working.

We dialogued with the team and created a development plan that included our world leading MINDSET28 assessment and some one on one coaching for each of the individuals. When we bought the team together for 3 days the change began. 12 months on this team now operates completely differently and are continually stretching and looking for ways of improving on a daily basis.

Are you ready to take the next step as a team?

Leadership Development Program

The success of an organisation often depends on its senior executive team and the ways in which they work together. Our Leadership Development Programs bring a group of individuals together and creates an energised high performing executive team. Although our programs are bespoke, – (we will design your program based on our learning about your organisation) – we do have a core foundation module for every program. The ilume program is based on full day workshops over 3 to 8 days depending on the depth of work required. Alongside this we also include individual coaching (along with our MINDSET28 Assessment for each leader) which can cover a period of 3 to 6 months.

It all starts with a conversation. A powerful conversation.

Your leadership growth is what we value. In this session we understand where you are starting from, get a clear picture of what success looks like & discus what moving you from where you are now to where you want to be looks like.

But don’t just take our word for it here are just a few of our happy leaders we have managed to help step up.

Happy Clients

MINDSET28 is a developmental tool not a "putting you in a box" tool, so the difference is that for the first time it gives people a pathway for continuous improvement rather than just telling a person who they are and how they will be forever.
Mark Averill

CEO and Senior Partner, PwC New Zealand

ilume has a refreshing approach to executive development coaching which leads to transformational change in business performance. Working in partnership with ilume has helped our people firm wide with their professional career and person
al aspirations. ilume really believes in what it teaches and how best to empower our people.
Bruce Hassell

Former Chief Executive Officer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Whether you aspire to be a CEO or you simply want to be the best you can be, I believe ilume can be a guiding hand for you.
Aaron Ashby

Hub Manager Northern, Goodman Fielder NZ Ltd

How we work with you…

Working with a developmental coach is unknown to many. But we have a really clear 5 step system that we have been refining for years that gets results.

The next step, to stepping up your leadership...

You or the leaders you are looking to help are unique. Different personalities, current situations & goals that they are looking to achieve. Take advantage of our FREE no-obligation Leadership Discovery Session. We will have a powerful conversation to address your specific needs and dreams.

We will cover several points including:

  • Set up a realistic timeline, to move you to where you want to be.
  • Get clear on the small changes that will make the biggest impact.
  • How MINDSET28 will give you a new perspective on what you are looking to achieve

Our director, Angela Neighbours will personally conduct the session to help people that are seriously considering coaching at the highest level to help them make informed decisions towards the next step.

Meet YOUR Team

We only attract the best and most diverse people, all of whom are internationally certified in Developmental Coaching Practice. As a group of passionate advocates, we are united in the cause of growing bigger minds in order to develop the world’s greatest leaders.

With a combined 100+ years of experience, we understand what it takes to move someone forward. Our work is tailored to the individual and the organisation.

Frequently asked questions

How is ilume changing the way coaching is done?

Coaching in business has been around since the early 90s, but surprisingly, it hasn’t evolved a lot since then. ilume is changing the way coaching is done via its unique approach which takes into consideration more dimensions of an individual. Coaching is well known as a behavioural tool, but at ilume we are no longer satisfied with the notion that this will provide all the answers to leaders of business in today’s more complex and ambiguous world.

Most coaching in the past and even today is based on behavioural change and coaching to change certain behaviours of a leader, but at ilume we think that is too one dimensional. Our leaders are made up of much more than just their behaviours! Our leaders are facing into greater uncertainty and can often feel as thought they are in over their heads and are facing a developmental challenging of growing a bigger mind.

Consequently, ilume decided to take a different approach, and in 2010, developed a robust, evidence-based coaching methodology that examines a person’s hidden dimensions that brings with it lasting developmental change and a recognition of a person’s true potential capacity for further growth. We call this approach MINDSET28.

We have been delivering this work in Australasia for over seven years and have established a new paradigm in executive development that high-performing organisations are talking about. Those who have worked with us tell us they have become smarter, more agile and ultimately have competitive advantage.

What should leaders expect when they work with ilume?

Prepare to be challenged – ilume provides a developmental tool that weaves together all the dimensions necessary for excellence in executive leadership and anyone coming on the journey is going to find out where they are placed right now in regards to how well placed they are to do the job.

All leaders must be prepared to commit to high-performing change – it’s part of what you sign up to in accepting the role. The work with ilume develops the leader quantitatively and qualitatively, so commitment over a period of time is essential. This is not a quick fix strategy to developing the best leaders.

Ultimately, particularly in the residential team leadership program, they will see increased drive, greater self awareness, clearer strategic thinking and a path to long-term life balance. Instead of life balance and high performance business competing against one another, it starts to work in harmony. Clients who work with us say it’s simple – they call it awesome transformational change.

What is the ilume MINDSET28 Developement Assessment?
MINDSET28 is a specific executive assessment and development tool created by ilume, and once carried out, provides the evidence required for a powerful and focused leadership development program done as a collective (such as a senior executive team) or individually. Having delivered this in the market for over six years, it has truly proven itself to be the gold standard in leadership development.

MINDSET28 takes a powerful and holistic view of the individual by balancing qualitative multi-dimensional frames through using three dimensions: cognitive, social emotional and behavioural, rather than the traditional one-dimensional approach (behaviour only). Our promise is to show the executive the potential of growing a bigger mind and a pathway to achieve that.

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So what can MINDSET28 do for CEOs of major organisations?

We think this question can be best answered by the CEO of one of ilume’s foundation clients, PwC New Zealand. CEO and Managing Partner Mark Averill attributes their high performance culture to taking the majority of their partners through the MINDSET28 leadership development program.

A big strategic move for PwC as the program asks for the partners, who are the leaders and rainmakers of the business, to come away from the day-to-day delivery of client work and develop their leadership on a six-day residential program.

That said, Mark acknowledges that it has definitely given them sustainable competitive market advantage and the program had a hand in him eventually becoming the CEO of the organisation.

The empowerment that we saw when we spoke to some very technical partners at PWC really gave us the reassurance that this is the approach we should be using with more CEOs and senior leaders.

There are many development tools available to businesses today but nearly all are competency or behavioural-based assessments and for an organisation that relies entirely on talent and high performance culture, which PWC are, the MINDSET28 approach has proven to be the most effective.

Of the various personality profiling tools MINDSET28 is the only one that doesn’t put you in a box forever and we think that is really important. We have personally been through many of these assessments and they always leave you in a specific category for life, but that’s just not realistic.

Actually, it’s a worrying message that leaders are unable to develop any further. MINDSET28 is a developmental tool, not a “putting you in a box” tool, so the difference is that for the first time it gives people a pathway for continuous improvement rather than just telling a person who they are and how they will be forever.