Leadership – it’s a choice. And we’ve each made ours. Frustrated with the bullshit and false confidence that parades as the real thing, sick of the damage suffered by people whose leaders fail them we are now dedicated to helping other leaders step into authentic leadership. High performance is an absolute focus for us. We’re committed to unleashing leaders who lead with courage and heart, who know what makes them and others tick. Leaders who understand that challenging and growing their people is not a part of their job, it is the job.
Leadership can be ugly, overwhelming and lonely. At the heart of the matter leadership is being the change you want to see in others – role modelling that behaviour, giving yourself permission to shine, and in doing so, releasing and inspiring those around you to blaze. Amazing things happen when the best in who you are inspires the best within the people around you.
Many people finding themselves in a management titled role realise that leadership turns out to be more demanding, complicated and burdensome than they thought. With a lack of know-how and time to reflect and recognise, they default to behaviours and systems that suck the oxygen from the room, and the energy from their teams.
The Company You Keep has a dream for all leaders, chosen, accidental and self-propelled, to go after high performance with courage and humility by being brave enough to get real. Get real about what it takes, to understand that ‘people skills’ are not nice-to-haves, they’re everything. Get real about how people learn, how they love to be led, and get real about performance being built on a foundation on trust.
So really – it’s not about you at all, but it starts and never ends at the heart of your matter. We’ll work with you to get to the heart of what you’re all about, and share with you the evidence based tools to accelerate your effectiveness to make it all stick. So when the pressure comes on, first, you will breathe, and then you’ll get to work.