In this episode of The Jane Anderson Show, I am so excited to have Desley Lodwick, a professional coach and leadership development expert, known for her innovative coaching methodology and ability to inspire, inform, and facilitate action. With over 20 years of experience, she supports executives, leaders, and managers to gain satisfaction from their work and make progress in challenging situations.
Desley's expertise in leadership and adult development was honed through her diverse career experience, including computer programming, educational leadership, and business development. She was the managing director of a global IT company before co-founding Aberrant Learning, where she currently serves as CEO.
In 2016, Desley completed a PhD in 'Contextualist Coaching for Complex Times', where she developed a unique coaching methodology that supports individual and collective performance and culture in organisations. Her Cohort Coaching™ process has facilitated desired shifts in many organisations around the world.
Desley is a sought-after professional speaker, a thought leader in coaching, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her clients come to her for support when experiencing workplace frustrations, problems that have no answers, overload, or are heading towards burnout. Her work aims to support her clients in gaining peace of mind and achieving desired outcomes, increasing their ability to look at situations from others' perspectives, and surfacing assumptions to gain new awareness, perception, practices, relationships, and directions.
Desley has authored a guide for developing technical experts into effective leaders. She speaks on matters of wisdom, the challenges of complexity, context, and change, and designs leadership programs that support the growth of adult sense-making capacity.
Desley is on the Board of the LUME Network and was previously the Chair of PartnerSPEAK. When she is not coaching or developing leaders, Desley indulges in her passion for music as a keyboard player in a rock band. She lives with her musician husband and Turkish Angora rescue cat.
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