Coaching with Valiente

Brave change harnesses the latest in change research, cutting edge technology, evidence-based tools and software solutions, communications and marketing know-how and deep change management understanding and expertise to deliver a fresh approach that encourages a conscious approach to bold action.

Valiente Coaching Principles

Valiente Coaches adhere to the following principles at all times whilst in a coaching relationship with a client. These principles are adapted from the International Coaching Federation and the Australian Institute of Professional Coaches.
These principles establish what you can expect from your Valiente Coach and how you, as a client, are expected to conduct yourself in your coaching relationship with a Valiente Coach.

A supporting and communicative environment

Our coaches will create and maintain a safe and supportive environment that promotes ongoing mutual respect and trust. It is a relationship in which we as coaches:

  • are genuinely concerned for your welfare and future,
  • demonstrate personal integrity, honesty and sincerity,
  • establish clear agreements and keep promises,
  • respect for your perceptions, learning style and personal being,
  • provides ongoing support for and champions new behaviours and actions, including those involving risk taking and fear of failure, and
  • asks permission to coach you in sensitive, new areas.

Valiente Coaches will say what we mean and live up to our values. We will show accountability and integrity in all of our actions. Where we cannot deliver to what was agreed, we will discuss this immediately and with honesty and openness. We are committed to maintaining clear communications, relationships of openness, trust and mutual accountability.

We bring our full selves and our top coaching skills to every session

Valiente Coaches dedicate their time and attention to fully focus on you during our coaching sessions. We are committed to being fully present during our coaching sessions, which means that we:

  • are curious and flexible during the coaching process,
  • access our own intuition and ‘go with our gut’ to achieve the best outcomes,
  • are open to not knowing and taking appropriate risks,
  • see many ways to work with you and to choose, in the moment, which is most effective,
  • feel that humour helps to create lightness and energy,
  • are confident in our ability to shift perspectives to help you take action, and
  • are confident in working with strong emotions, can self-manage and are not overpowered or enmeshed by your emotions.

We set healthy boundaries

At the start of any coaching relationship with a Valiente Coach, you’ll discuss our Coaching Boundaries. These are important ground rules that set the expectations of behaviours and boundaries between coach and client throughout the coaching process.

These boundaries are shared with you at the beginning of your relationship to establish the supportive and safe environment where coaching is at its most effective. Some the key ground rules you’ll discuss with your Valiente Coach include:

  • openness and honesty
  • fitness to attend our sessions (you should be effected by any substance)
  • confidentiality of discussion content
  • integrity in all our dealings, and
  • commitment from both coach and client to achieving the coaching goals.

You and your Valiente Coach may establish other ground rules and boundaries specific to your particular coaching relationship and your boundaries and ground rules may evolve over time.

While Valiente Coaches are here to provide help and support and have a genuine concern for your welfare and future, they are not psychiatrists or counsellors, and cannot provide medical support or treat medically diagnosed issues. We will always be clear in providing advice to you when your needs and our services are no longer compatible in this way.

We are present and committed to you.

Your concerns are our concerns, and listening is one of our greatest priorities. We take the time to understand your situation and needs as an important first step in the coaching process.

No matter what your needs, we are here to listen, understand and work through with you to achieve your goals. There is nowhere else we would rather be, so please take your time to talk and share why you’ve chosen to work with your Valiente Coach.

Valiente's Coaching Philosophy

A message from our Head Executive Coach

In a world where change is becoming more constant, it can be challenging to find your confidence to make the next move. I know that in my role as your coach, I can help you find the tools to take that brave step in your leadership journey both personally and professionally.

I focus my coaching process on understanding yourself as an individual first, before uncovering our next steps.

My coaching process enables you to uncover and understand what is current happening, to know the value of your actions and yourself as a leader, and to understand your own unique perspective on so you can improve your confidence to lead and become a more effective and balanced individual, emerging as the best version of you.

We’ll work together through a process that will see me challenge your existing behaviours and share new perspectives. You’ll be encouraged to:

  • Understand what drives your thoughts, feelings and behaviours;
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses to develop opportunities for improvement;
  • Acknowledge the tools you already have within you that will help you to move forward;
  • Move forward with achievable goals through self-evaluation, communication, recognition and celebrating your achievements.
Lesleigh Ross, Partner Valietne Group

Lesleigh Ross

Managing Director

+61 (0) 403 515 665

My approach to working relationship is one of honesty and steadiness, encompassing a sense of trust and humour as well as a space to challenge. Through assertive conversations I’ll challenge you to question your intrinsic beliefs and encourage you to look inside yourself for the resources to change.

I can help you shape your future and find your next steps, motivate you to take charge of your own decisions in brave change, and affirm your strengths in personal and professional leadership. Explore the tools to become a more confident leader today with me.

Step into Brave Change with Valiente

No matter what change you are working to achieve in the workplace, the Valiente Group will help you create a braver, bolder mindset for change and support it with state-of-the-art tools built to tackle this complex VUCA world.

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