How We Think
Keeping the organisation’s purpose in mind is paramount to success
A systemic perspective enhances leadership and collaboration
Everyone has a contribution to make, and when encouraged they are invigorated to contribute more
Different experience brings new stories and possibilities
Working With You
- Explore the possibilities
- Move to focused action
- Measure our progress
- Enjoy our achievements
Who We Are
Karen Tweedie PCC
As co-founder of Access Leadership Karen contributes over 25 years’ experience in executive coaching, and in the design and delivery of leadership development and coaching solutions for clients. Karen’s work incorporates consulting, facilitation, leadership development and coach training. Her reputation as an industry leader has also led to her work in tertiary and further educational institutions.
In her first career as an educator, Karen soon realized that she was contributing more to her students than simply teaching them curriculum. As her interest in developing people as well as minds continued to grow she made the transition to coaching in industry. As a coach Karen works at all levels of executive and functional roles with highly intelligent technical leaders. She has built a quality brand in the Health, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Mining, IT, Banking & Finance, Manufacturing and Consulting sectors.
Karen takes a systemic approach to all coaching, leadership and change initiatives and utilizes a unique process for mapping an organisation’s current environment and identifying the future solution state. Partnering in this way enables:
- the design of work that achieves both organisational success and optimum people development,
- includes key stakeholders to provide clear support for the direction and objectives the organisation identifies, and
- supports the sharing of responsibility between each party – at the right level and to the right degree.
In this way effective long-term, sustainable results are achieved with minimal rework and maximum ease.
A key benefit of Karen’s experience and insight is her commitment to support and challenge her clients as needed. She is a partner and a mentor to her clients, and her high levels of energy and emotional intelligence support her clients to stick to the journey. A coaching mindset underpins all she does.
The decision to form Access Leadership was a simple one: a shared desire to systemically unlock and activate the latent leadership capacity in organisations for current and future benefit.
Patrick brings his experience as a senior corporate executive to his work with organizations seeking to lift their leadership capability. His focus is strategic and directed at growing leadership talent that contributes to organizational top and bottom lines.
Patrick’s results driven approach and determination to always increase his capacity to contribute to the organizations he worked for propelled him through the traditional sales path to executive and CEO level positions in Australia and Asia. He experienced first-hand the vital contribution of people to business success, and discovered that the only way to deliver business results beyond a certain point is to involve and develop its people. Further, it become apparent to Patrick that attaining the role of leader wasn’t the measure of his success, the true measure was his capacity to access the leadership of others.
His more than twenty years’ experience working in boardrooms, whether Multi-National, Government or Non- Profits, has reinforced the same insight for him: investing fully in people, through quality processes, is vital to the current and future realization of organizational outcomes.
Patrick works to assess where an organization is at, where it needs to be, and what it can be. He knows that any successful change is brought about through a process of collaboration built on inclusion, contribution, acknowledgement, a clear commitment to work for a common goal and the sharing of rewards.
His ability to identify who has power and influence, find internal champions and get them on side to steward change ensures that nothing and no one is missed. This avoids rework, ensures that when change happens everyone goes with the change, everybody gains and no one gets left behind. Those who can’t get on board know it is time to leave.
In this way solutions are developed that are replicable and can grow if needed, thus enabling the organization to be agile to move with market demand.
At Access Leadership we work with organizations who strive to develop one of their key assets, their people. Our role is to support the organization in its quest to achieve its outcome through the role their leaders play.