WiBF Peak Performance Career Coaching

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A flexible and tailored program that will empower you to set your sights high and achieve.

Are you striving to achieve a promotion or career advancement? Recently transitioned into a new role or planning a move towards one? Or simply want to play a bigger game? Then this program is for you. 

Peak Performance is a tailored coaching program offered exclusively to members of Women in Banking and Finance to support you through your next significant transition.

Structured with the convenience of remote online delivery, the program is accessible to our members throughout Australia and offshore, with the flexibility to time sessions in line with your individual needs.

Each package includes individual pre-work and a guided kick-off session to establish your program goals, followed by three targeted sessions with the coach of your choice.

Peak Performance Coaching Program at a Glance

This program is designed with flexibility in mind. You can start at any time and pace the sessions to suit your personal needs: 

  • 4 x one-on-one career coaching sessions 
  • Pre-work to set program goals in the context of your unique challenges
  • Flexible start date & timing of sessions to meet your needs  
  • Convenient virtual meetings to minimise your downtime

All the important information can be found here in the WiBF Peak Performance Coaching flyer, contact WiBF Peak Performance Coaching Program to secure your place for this empowering program.

What Alumni have said

This coaching experience was really great! My coach was very approachable and helped me explore my strengths and areas of development. She showed me how to position my strengths which is what I needed. This is my first virtual coaching experience and the flexibility was really good given how busy we all are.”

Peak Performance participant

What Alumni have said

Through the career coaching I developed a lot of courage to have more open conversations with my manager about what I want to achieve in finance. These conversations led to some big opportunities including a fantastic promotion.”

Peak Performance participant

What Alumni have said

The coaching sessions were one of the best things I’ve done for my career. Had I not done this course, I don’t think I would have had the confidence to be this open and honest with my manager about what I exactly want to achieve in my career.”

Peak Performance participant

What Alumni have said

I’ve been promoted since attending the program. I can’t speak highly enough the executive coach. She has a great way of helping you understand what you’re looking for out of your career…and then putting the steps in place to get there.”

Peak Performance participant

What Alumni have said

It’s so refreshing to be able to sit down and talk about the real challenges I’m facing in building a career in finance. The opportunity to take the time out of the day-to-day to really think about my future was invaluable. I’d recommend this program to anyone who wants to be more strategic about where their career is heading.”

Peak Performance participant

Choose Your Coach

Just as no two careers are the same, so are no two coaches. WiBF recognises that our members face many and varied hurdles as they navigate different stages of the journey, and accordingly we offer our members a panel of experienced Peak Performance coaches. Each coach brings specialist expertise and diverse experiences to guide their counterpart through the unique circumstances they may face, with rigour and a focus on accountability. Above all, participants can expect to be both supported and challenged through a process of exploration and advancement.

Your coach will work with you to articulate individual program goals, with topics covered in the coaching sessions focused on topic such as:
• How to articulate your career goals and plan the tangible steps towards achievement
• Assessing your career achievements to date and identifying appropriate next steps
• How to build strategic networks and sell your strengths to get your next promotion
• How to articulate very clearly what you need from your workplace to realise your career aspirations
• Advice for managing upwards to manager and sponsors to ask for the pay rise or promotion you want

Ricky Nowak CSP, CEOI, CAHRI

Ricky is a highly versatile and intuitive leader, speaker and executive coach specialising in working with high-performance individuals, teams and organisations through APAC and EMEA regions. She is a true champion of leaders helping them dramatically increase their influence, build their internal and external networks and personal brand. Ricky is committed to helping clients enhance their reputation, improve their short- and long-term career objectives while maintaining their focus on wellbeing.

She is an Executive Coach for the AICD, is a Certified Human Resource Professional, Presenter for Brave Feminine Leadership Group, Advisory and Mentoring (Singapore) The CEO Institute and Hargraves Institute of Innovation. She is one of only 98 Australian women to obtain the global Certified Speaking Professional Accreditation and is certified by the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Coaching Group. Ricky has thousands of hours of practical experience working with managers and leaders in professional services and 30 years of experience in education and leadership development. She has authored four leadership books and is a well-known Media resource and commentator.

Focus Areas

  • Helping managers and leaders build their personal and professional brand and network
  • Enabling people to better manage and understand the impact of their behaviour and habits to ensure improved relationships
  • To help drive better and more effective conversations more simply and easily making communication clearer.

What Alumni have said

I engaged Ricky to focus my priorities, and establish where and how my time will best be spent in order to achieve those priorities. She was appropriately strict with me and pushed me to first identify, and then question, some assumptions which were limiting my thinking. I enjoyed Ricky’s direct and no nonsense style.  She’s not afraid to give her view and suggest solutions/actions, and she was flexible and easy to work with.”

Partner, Legal Firm

Suzanne Mercier

Suzanne is a performance catalyst working with business leaders to help them recognise and develop their potential. She is considered Australia’s expert on identifying and moving beyond limiting mindsets including the Imposter Syndrome, a key barrier to performance. Her focus on setting clear outcomes and pathways forward including dismantling barriers have led to significant shifts in self-leadership, transformational leadership, employee engagement, client service, culture, performance and bottom line. As the first woman on the Board of George Patterson Advertising, she understands the journey up the career ladder and working at the highest levels.

Focus Areas

  • Explore how your current mindset at work supports your success or stands in its way, and tools to shift to a more effective growth mindset
  • Developing career vision and task mastery goals to create solid steps towards achievement
  • Enhancing influence to effectively handle challenging situations, engage others in achieving common goals, maximise connection and high performance

What Alumni have said

Thank you, thank you, thank you Suzanne, for coaching me.  I wouldn’t have had the courage – or even the thought really – to have the discussion with my boss about really stepping up as a manager if it weren’t for you and the work we’ve done together over the last 6 months. I’m now managing 3 teams and I realise I’m in new territory now –  you’re the best compass around!”

Senior Manager, Life Insurance

Jo Bowles

Jo is a lawyer with a depth of expertise in Risk & Governance, having worked with some of the world’s largest financial institutions over the past 20+ years (Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, ABN Amro, Citibank, Macquarie Group), consultancy (KPMG) and Not For Profits (OzHarvest, Lifeline).

Accumulating such diverse experience across multiple industries, Jo currently works with leaders who are navigating a changing landscape and are courageous in wanting to do things differently.

Jo is more currently known and admired for choosing to gracefully ‘retire’ from her very successful corporate career trajectory to pursue a vocation filled with more meaning. She brings insights from all these experiences, along with deep compassion and energy as well as tangible tools to help facilitate individual growth.

Focus Areas

  • Understanding and acknowledging your unique story and how to leverage this to build the career you want
  • How to embrace a life of learning, curiosity, and experimentation on the path of career progression
  • Build your confidence to ask for what you want to live a life in alignment with your values.

Teresa Curman

Teresa’s 20+ years’ experience in senior national, regional and global business development roles, in the professional services sector, gives her a deep understanding of the systemic goal attainment enablers and constraints faced by her coaching clients. Complementing her lived experience is her toolbox of coaching psychology frameworks, analytics, and models that she draws upon to co-create bespoke coaching engagements. Teresa’s clients can look forward to a coaching space that is supportive yet energising, delivers insights, and builds the self-efficacy required for goal attainment and well-being in the workplace and beyond.

Teresa has a MSc in Coaching Psychology (University of Sydney) and is an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She has an MBA (AGSM) and is accredited in The Leadership Circle and Strengths Profile.

Focus Areas

  • Sustainable peak performance (existing role, promotion, or new position). Set the right goals, engage with values and purpose, cultivate a helpful mindset, and leverage internal and external resources to build self-belief, mental toughness, grit and resilience. Positive psychology interventions replenish energy levels to protect against burnout.
  • Interpersonal skills (leadership and teamwork). Discover and practice leadership behaviours deemed most effective in research. Understand the interplay of task and relational factors in teams, and how to harness diversity and build trust and psychological safety.

How to Apply

For Corporate Members seeking to register participants from your organisation – please email the WiBF Office.

For individuals seeking to register as a participant in the WiBF Peak Performance Coaching Program – please email the WiBF Office.

Participation is $2,250+gst per participant – WiBF MEMBERS ONLY

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