Jane Porter
Head of Coaching and Coach Accreditation

Jane is an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) and leads the Coaching and Coach Accreditation practices for IECL by GrowthOps. Jane has been coaching formally since 2006 and now has over 5000 hours of coaching experience. She coaches individuals, groups and teams as well as teaching, supervising and mentoring new and experienced coaches.


Areas of Expertise


  • Coaching complexity
  • Systemic impact through coaching
  • Change and transition
  • Resilience and capacity building
  • Working cross culturally
  • Team Coaching




Jane has over 4,500 hours coaching experience plus thousands of hours of facilitation, working across the Asia Pacific region both in person and virtually. Her focus is on increasing the ability of Executives and Internal Coaches to deal with the complexities of modern global corporate life.


Business Background and Experience


Jane’s formative leadership years were in commercial roles in the publishing industry both the UK and The Netherlands. On moving to Australia her career developed with a focus on training and leadership development in the corporate space. In 2006 Jane began her own coaching practice which she ran for 10 years. In 2016 she joined IECL and is now Head of Coaching and Coach Accreditation for IECL by GrowthOps.


In support of industry development Jane has held roles on the ICF leadership team in credentialing and professional standards. She has also been involved in mentoring, supervising and teaching coaches for a number of national providers. Jane’s coaching experience spans Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Germany.


Industry experience includes Banking - Retail and Investment, Professional Services, Mining & Resource, Oil & Gas, Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, Fin Services, Legal, Insurance, Media & Publishing, Aviation, Police, Transport, Education, Utilities, Logistics and Not for Profit.



Jane’s coaching approach is based in systems thinking which means working together across both the internal and external dynamics at play. This means we will look at the impact of external events and people on your ability to achieve; how these factors impact how you behave and relate; and how you manage yourself as a result. 


As an outcome we aim to enable you to influence what is happening around you with more impact as well as achieve your desired organisational coaching objectives.


Jane takes a coaching approach to facilitation. This means while working with the relevant content she listens to surface the issues within the group that will provide opportunity for expansion and growth. Teams and groups are challenged in a supportive manner to experiment with moving beyond current paradigms to achieve more than they currently believe they are capable of.


Qualifications and Memberships


  • Accredited Organisational Coach, Level Three, IECL
  • ICF Master Certified Coach, PCC and MCC Assessor
  • Professional Coach Supervisor Certification, IECL
  • Team Coach Certification, IECL
  • Grad Cert Organisational Coaching & Leadership, CSU
  • Applied Neuroscience & Brain Health Professional Development Program, The Neuroscience Academy
  • Coaching Executive and Business Coaching
  • Professional Counselling
  • Certificate IV Training and Workplace Assessment
  • BA Honours Degree, Leeds University, UK
  • Diagnostics: LSI. TLC; Print; Genos; Team Management Systems; DiSC Advanced
  • ICF, EMCC and AC member


Recent Client Engagements


  • Country Leaders, Global Bank, Asia Based - Coaching focused on 2 areas. Leading effectively cross culturally & virtually. Leading teams through industry change & organisational transition.
  • Managing Director, Resource Industry – Worked with counterpart through GFC period on re-structuring parts of the business, change management & emotional responses of self & others during this time.
  • Partner, Professional Services – Assisted counterpart to overcome issues around executive presence, leadership brand/style & working with difference. Client reported coaching contributed to successful career progression.