Kristen Dunn

graham hill

Leadership & Development Coach, Kristen Dunn

Kristen is a Leadership + Development Coach with a passion for working with existing, emerging and
aspiring leaders to set, guide and drive them to achieve their personal and professional goals.
With over four years of leadership and development coaching and facilitation experience, and 15
years working in support of executives and senior leaders across industry (rail), government and
small business, she has developed a strong skill set to bring out the very best in those who work with
her.

Having worked closely alongside executive and senior management, and actively engaged at all
levels of an organisation, she has had her finger on the pulse, acting as a conduit between
management and ‘the floor’, privy to the thoughts and inner workings of both.
She has an innate ability to draw people out, build a rapport and gain the trust and respect of
leaders, managers and clients who may find it difficult to open up or who are not used to being
coached. Her coaching style has been described as:

  • down to earth
  • authentic
  • insightful
  • calming
  • non-judgemental

Outcome focused, she actively partners with those she works with – meeting them where they are,
asking the right questions, respectfully challenging the status quo, expanding what is possible. She
has had a great deal of success with people who have moved from being the doer of things/the
technical expert (left brained, analytical, process driven, ordered, structured), to being the leader of
those same people. One of her areas of expertise is coaching those within the engineering industry.
People are often unaware their skills are transferrable; Kristen opens client’s eyes to other
opportunities and helps build their confidence and courage to look beyond what they thought
possible.

On many occasions she has worked with these people through several steps along their
development journey, providing their organisations with long standing, highly skilled managers and
leaders and a clear succession pipeline.

Professional Summary

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

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Emotional Intelligence – developing social and personal awareness to support overcoming challenges, improving motivation and empathy for, not only themselves but those they are leading.

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Delegation – letting go of the responsibility of producing, to now coaching and developing the skills of others.

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Resilience – overcoming fears, removing limiting benefits, learning from their own experience with poor managers, work-life balance, certainty, leading through times of change and growth.

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Influencing – creating a respected reputation by emulating the positive role models they’ve had throughout their career, enabling the transformation of opinions of others when hierarchical control is not available, identifying potential challenges, making decisions, and taking ownership.

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Career progression – identifying the current skills, developing a road map to building their leadership qualities and skill set, being open to new/wider opportunities, growing in confidence to take the next step on their career journey.

QUALIFICATIONS

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Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching – Swinburne University

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Masters of Management (Human Resources) – Central Queensland University

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Bachelor of Visual Arts – Queensland College of Art (Griffith University)

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Mental Health First Aid – St John Ambulance

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Associate Diploma of Business Hospitality – Southbank TAFE

ACCREDITATION

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Associate Certified Coach – International Coaching Federation

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Leadership Circle Profile Certification – The Leadership Circle

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Facilitator – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Franklin Covey

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Facilitator – Leading at the Speed of Trust – Franklin Covey

Leadership Education Australia

Address

5 Hurlstone St Wishart
Queensland, 4122

Phone

0412 190192

Email

support@leagroup.com.au