Ellen Birdsall
Government Practice Lead

Ellen believes that every individual, team and organisation can achieve their full potential, and we empower them to do so. She leads IECL’s Government Practice, partnering with Federal, State and Local Government bodies to develop leadership capability in the public sector.


Qualifications and Memberships


  • Certified Organisational Coach (Level One), IECL
  • Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner, Capp
  • Member of The University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Alumni (USCMA)
  • Master of Science in Coaching Psychology
  • Bachelor of Business & Commerce (Banking & Finance; Economics)


Areas of Expertise


  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Consultancy
  • Client Relationship Management
  • Business Development
  • Team Management
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Change Leadership


Background and Career History 


Ellen is the Government Practice Lead at IECL, the region's leading Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Coach Accreditation consultancy.


Prior to this Ellen was working as a Client Development Partner in IECL’s Financial Services and Insurance Practice, partnering with many of IECL's banking, finance, insurance and professional services clients.


Ellen has been working in consultative sales since 2007, predominantly within the financial and professional services industries. She has qualifications in Executive Coaching from the University of Sydney and IECL, and is an accredited strengths development practitioner.


Over the past decade Ellen has coached, trained and led both direct and indirect reports, peers and counterparts. She has also consulted with hundreds of clients across Australia, New Zealand and the UK in a variety of sectors including Financial Services, Professional Services, Government, Transport, Logistics, Mining, Resources, Healthcare, Technology and Not for Profit.