Grace Thomas
Melbourne

Grace is an experienced coach to senior executives and leadership teams within Australia and Asia. The success of her coaching and consulting practice builds on her internal coaching experience.

 

Areas of Expertise

 

  • Executive leadership coaching
  • Leadership team effectiveness
  • Key talent and high potentials
  • Group facilitation and coaching
  • Personal branding strategy

 

Overview

 

“Every interaction is an opportunity to influence positive change.”

 

Grace is an experienced coach to senior executives and leadership teams in Australia, Asia and globally, across industries from global professional and financial services to start-ups and construction. She draws on her international leadership experience, a strong background in leadership development, as well as over 2,500 hours of executive coaching.

 

Business Background and Experience

 

With significant experience in AsiaPac executive leadership roles with a global professional services firm, Grace understands the complexity leaders face in balancing short and long term outcomes; between corporate and local needs. Focused on simple, practical strategies that deliver tangible outcomes, she designed and delivered many iconic leadership programs.

 

The success of her coaching and consulting practice builds on both her significant internal coaching experience with senior business leaders, supervision of internal coach teams, and a highly reputable external coaching portfolio.

 

Grace considers herself a global citizen, born of Chinese heritage, grew up in Malaysia, living in Australia, and working and connecting globally - a rich tapestry enhancing her brand and effectiveness cross culturally.

 

Approach

 

Grace spends time understanding the organisational and individual needs, then partners with individuals and teams to unlock their potential to be the best they can be while staying true to who they are.

 

Grace builds trust quickly which enables her to bring ‘heat and heart’ to the relationship where counterparts are challenged to explore how their habits, assumptions and beliefs impact themselves and others - across their work, life and world domains. She supports them to experiment with more helpful strategies and embed these into their daily lives. Transformation or accelerated development happens as a result.

 

Ultimately, counterparts take their learning forward and empower others towards sustained high personal and business performance.

 

Qualifications and Memberships

 

  • Accredited Organisational Coach, IECL
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), ICF
  • Reach Personal Brand Master Strategist
  • Leadership Circle (TLC) and Leadership System
  • President of ICF Australasia Victoria (2017-18)

 

Recent Client Engagements

 

  • Global Professional Services Firm – coaching members of the Japan senior executive team and next generation leaders to play bigger globally and locally. Mentor local coaches.
  • Global Professional Services Firm – executive coaching Australian partners, directors, key talent.
  • Pre-eminent Australian University – individual and collective department leadership team effectiveness and significant cultural shift.
  • Global Property Group – coaching project directors undergoing a global leadership program.
  • Regional Digital startup USD1billion revenue – coaching Chief Marketing Officer in Thailand around leadership effectiveness, growth and wellbeing.
  • Big 4 Australian Bank - coaching a female director to be more influential and effective across the Bank.
  • Conference speaker and presenter.
  • Keynotes and workshops on building personal brand.