As a transformational change expert and high-performance coach, Stephanie works with fast-growth start-ups and leading market disruptors to fundamentally change the way leadership teams operate.
Stephanie draws on her experiences as an accredited YPO facilitator, company director (GAICD), award winning author, and performance practitioner to explore the collective capacity of a small group of people to change the world.
Drawing deeply on systems thinking and positive psychology, she understands that until the real you stands up, your group can’t be better together.
Together is better than apart, but only if you fully turn up.
The bonds that tie are the threads that hold teams together and achieve synergy– where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Stephanie explores synergy as the intersection between individual thinking and collective capacity. Boards and executive teams can only be effective when these two elements are present. Only under these conditions, can collaboration breed innovation.
Groupthink is the killer of productivity and innovation. Dominant voices; power differentials; these dynamics play out in boardrooms and executive tables around the world, everyday. To be effective, leaders must be conscious of these traps and know how to avoid them.
When you abdicate yourself to the collective and go along with the status quo, you’re not being effective. Similarly, if you contribute ideas for the sake of being different and standing out from the crowd, you’re not being effective.
Groups leverage a collective capacity when members contribute with rigorous independent curiosity and work collaboratively to combine independent thinking in new ways. Boards and executive teams can only be effective when these two elements are present. Only under these conditions, can collaboration breed innovation.
Directors and executive teams face unprecedented challenges. The pace of change is rapidly increasing. There are no known answers. Individual and organisational success depends not just on hiring great leaders, but on how well those leaders show up and combine their talents problem solve, innovate, test, learn and adapt.
Directors and leadership teams have the greatest accountability to driving organisational success. How leadership teams interact and collaborate directly impacts the culture and performance of the organisations they lead. In current times, it is especially important for leaders to leverage collective capacity and realise potential of their people, teams and organisation as-a-whole.
In the current climate of constantly shifting market dynamics and workforce trends; how leaders connect, align and inspire is mission critical.
Stephanie Bown offers a suite of programs designed for leaders at every level. She partners with top business leaders, founders and entrepreneurs both in Australia and internationally to drive transformational change and embed high-performance habits.
Her programs are tested across geographies and industries.
Stephanie adopts empirically proven methods that deliver measurable changes to culture and engagement results.