Executive Coaching

Stress related absenteeism is costing the Australian economy $14.81 billion a year and directly costing employers $10.11 billion per year. This means that those left to carry the load are placed under immense pressure and run the risk becoming a statistic themselves and burning out.

We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world and the pressure on organisations is not going to lessen. Our inability to respond to this world means mediocre performance and poor well-being.

Justin O’Brien, a Qualified Coach with 10 years coaching experience plus 13 years senior executive experience, helps executives overcome the effect negative stress has on them, their team and their organisation.  In this program we teach participants how to perform better by achieving physiological and emotional coherence. This in turn equips employees to not only handle job stress but to improve performance.

By learning these techniques individuals then:

  • Become more alert,
  • Have clarity of thought,
  • Demonstrate greater intuition,
  • Are more creative and
  • Make better decisions under pressure.

This program differs in two ways from other performance and wellbeing coaching interventions.

  1. We look at both what “activates” individuals and how to change their emotional “state”.  Most programs only look at one.
  2. We use a method called Heart Rate Variability analysis (HRV).

HRV is an important indicator of both physiological resiliency and behavioural flexibility, reflecting the individual’s capacity to adapt effectively to stress and environmental demands.

As a result of technological advancements, HRV analysis in a business context is able to provide us with insights we have never had before.  Real time accurate measures of physiological balance can be derived in a non-intrusive way. We use a pulse sensor ear clip connected to a lap top or PC.

This real time feedback brings a valuable dimension to the program. For the majority of participants they are able to see for the first time changes in their physiology as a result of undertaking prescribed exercises.

This coaching program is suitable for executives of all levels and runs for 6 – 10 weeks.  All heart rate variability testing is included.  Coaching is usually conducted at the client’s office, however off site appointments can be arranged.  This coaching program is conducted one-on-one. Day programs for teams can also be conducted as well as one hour information sessions.



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