Coaching and Consulting

We help school leaders merge the latest research from positive psychology, appreciative inquiry, and systems change into practical actions that empower teachers and whole school communities.

Wellbeing conversations are at the forefront of conversations in schools but

HOW can school leaders create transformative change and WHERE do they start?

Teachers and school executives often want to improve their wellbeing programs, including that of staff and student wellbeing but often feel overwhelmed with where to start. Given the busy nature of schools and teachers sometimes operating as silos, it is important that schools be more strategic in developing a whole school approach to wellbeing. This is where coaching and consulting can come in.

Coaching is the fastest growing industry in the world today, Why? Because it works. It gets measurable results and people feel more satisfied in themselves and their life. Coaching offers impartial, independent, confidential support for the many challenges leaders face in a school. Consulting offers expert advice about best -practice based on both research and what works in other schools.

Coaching packages vary based on school or individual needs and typically follow an Appreciative Inquiry approach where we;

  • DISCOVER what is already working well with wellbeing at school including individual strengths of staff
  • DREAM a vision of wellbeing that relates to the schools mission & values 
  • DESIGN and plan for improvements based on what the evidence says 
  • DELIVER actions that are measurable and reflected upon in an action research model of development 

Coaching Packages 

1. Leading & Embedding Wellbeing

This package is for school leaders (1-3 people) whose role is to embed high quality, effective whole-school wellbeing  programs across the school. This may include Principals, Heads of wellbeing, Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals or Heads of House or other relevant roles. 

This package includes;

  • A 60min ‘Needs Analysis Assessment’ with the Heads of Wellbeing to identify goals, challenges, what is working well and future vision
  • Personal monthly support with 4 x 45min monthly zoom sessions for those involved in the program.
  • Opportunities to measure the wellbeing of staff and students
  • Strategic support with evidence-based frameworks for embedding wellbeing
  • Operational support with links to Readings & resources relevant to your needs
  • Ongoing email support
  • Flexible time frame to complete within 10months

2. Becoming a Transformative Leader

This package is for school leaders wanting to empower their staff with the principles of transformative leadership. Through personal reflection and awareness, school leaders grow in authenticity and effectiveness. The principles explored in this program are based on those from Bass (1985) and Leithwood (1992) who applied these to Educational leadership. 

1. Principle of Simplification
2. Principle of Motivation
3. Principle of Facilitation
4. Principle of Innovation
5. Principle of Mobilisation
6. Principle of Preparation
7. Principle of Determination 

This package includes;

  • A 60min ‘Inquiry session’ for ONE school leader
  • A personalised DISC personality profile 
  • A Character Strengths profile
  • Personal support with 6 x 30min monthly zoom sessions.
  • Strategic support with  links to a ‘passion map’ and ‘values’
  • Operational support with cheat sheets and frameworks to follow
  • Readings and resources relevant to your needs
  • Ongoing email support
  • Flexible time frame to complete within 10 months

For more information and prices please contact us

“I had been searching for an outstanding coach for a long time so was very hopeful when I found Daniela. My high expectations have been exceeded again and again as Daniela nudges and encourages me to stay balanced and focussed while juggling the demands of being a Teaching Principal, father, husband and business owner. Daniela’s knowledge and passion for positive psychology keeps her on the cutting edge of wellbeing developments so I don’t have to. Daniela is a world class coach and I am thankful I found her! ”
Sean Firth
(Acting Principal, Milyakburra School, Northern Territory)
“Daniela has taught me to challenge pre-existing thoughts, fears and perceived stumbling blocks, assisting me to become a stronger and more thoughtful leader and greatly increasing my self-belief and confidence. It is incredible to reflect on the remarkable shift of thought and attitude that Daniela has invoked and I could not be more grateful to have her guidance and support. Daniela’s knowledge, patience, dedication and passion for coaching are invaluable to me both personally and professionally also having increased our turnover by 500% in 12 months.”
Annabelle Chauncy
School For Life Founder 
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Daniela for a number of years as a client, colleague and friend. Her dedication to the wellbeing of those around her is testimony to how many of us now choose our work/life balance with a greater emphasis on BALANCE! Daniela intuitive nature enables her to provide relevant practical advice that is simple to implement into our daily lives. Teacher well-being is a service that is long overdue and one which would have assisted me in coping more positively in the later end of my career! Her easy to navigate website enables access for so many teachers for whom the benefits of Daniela’s advice, skills, humour and enthusiasm for change will be immeasurable. Thank you Daniela for your caring nature and your immense energy for giving.”
Rosemary Cornick
(experienced teacher, now at Peer Support foundation)