I work with thoughtful leaders to build confidence, help them make tough decisions and overcome their leadership challenges.

Thoughtful leaders often struggle with certain aspects of leadership.

This might be taking on too much work, being too “nice” to your team, struggling to delegate or to speak up when you need to.

Then, confidence can suffer as you start to doubt yourself, asking “am I doing the right things?”

At the end of the day, you want to get the best out of your people and see them thrive, without doubting yourself or burning yourself out.

If this sounds a little like your situation, then I can help. I coach leaders like you to build confidence, reduce stress and get the best out of their people. I believe that you can be a thoughtful, people-focused leader and get great results at the same time.

To find out how you can work with me, simply click on the button to apply for your Discovery Coaching Session.

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Why You Should Work With Me.

I’ve worked for many years in leadership roles, and early in my career I experienced what it was like to be a thoughtful, people-focused leader who struggled to find that place of calm confidence.

When you work with me, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Improved confidence in your leadership ability and a feeling that you have more control over your situation
  • Clarity about what you need to do next (this will depend on your goals)
  • Tools and techniques to help you lead better, and get the best out of your people
  • Improved motivation and accountability to take action when it’s needed; and
  • The opportunity to test your ideas with an experienced, independent coach.

You can find that place of balance and quiet confidence. You’ll feel more resilient and make a greater positive impact on your people and the organisation.

If this sounds like something you need, let’s start a conversation to see how I can help you.

Happy Coaching Clients Are Saying…

When I started coaching I was feeling overwhelmed with the new promotion and was questioning whether I was capable and deserving of such a role.

Working with Ben has really changed the way I look at myself. Ben has given me that confident mindset by listening and providing guidance and support in making me think deeply to work on not only myself but to deal with different situations using alternative tools.

I believe in myself again and I know that I can do it!

To work with Ben, who isn’t embroiled in the politics and business I’m working in, has been refreshing. I have really enjoyed working with Ben as he is easy to open up to and it’s also been fun.

I have valued the time spent with him and would love to work with him again in the the future.

Karen Shaw, Director of Marketing Communications, EnerSys, UK

One of the best outcomes of coaching with Ben was the opportunity to stop and think, which led to new perspectives on the workplace. I learnt a lot about myself and this challenged me to think about my behaviour and ways I can improve.

I came away from coaching sessions feeling more positive and this also was reflected in my work and my engagement with colleagues.

When I started coaching I was feeling confused about the direction of my career, then I worked with Ben and now I feel a lot clearer about what I want to do in future and what goals to prioritise in order to get there.

AA, Pharmaceuticals Industry, UK

When I started I felt overwhelmed by the enormity of the task and responsibilities I had taken on. Coaching allowed me to put things in perspective, to gain more clarity and to feel supported and listened to. It also normalised things and helped me test strategies in a neutral and supportive environment.

The discipline of taking time out to think about what I do, why I do it the way I have and how I can change has been very valuable. It has also forced me to articulate and externalise things I have been struggling with in isolation.

It was definitely worth investing the time in coaching. I feel the benefits are long-term even from a shorter term engagement.

SS, Sydney, Australia

When I started coaching, I had fairly low self-esteem in my role and low self-confidence that I could do my job properly.

Working with Ben gave me a new perspective and tools to help me approach difficult situations in a new way. Having Ben to discuss issues with and using the tools he gave me has given me more confidence to do my job in a way that I am happier with.

My biggest learning was that there is always another way to look at something; a way that can lead to a more constructive outcome.

Dom Mitchell, Operations Manager, Sweden

My biggest learning was that deep down, you already know what your obstacles are, but you need to be truthful and transparent in answering the questions that the coach will be teaching you to ask for yourself. Then you can make a plan to take the actions you need to overcome the obstacles.

Ben’s coaching enabled today’s obstacles to become tomorrow’s victories, and now tomorrow’s breakthroughs are today’s possibilities.

Ben’s coaching will enable you to find your greatest potential and maybe give you a little shove when you need to unleash it!

Project Manager, Utilities Sector, Perth, Australia

Even though I have been in leadership for a number of years, I was able to take away new strategies not only for myself, but for the leadership around me.

I felt like I had constructive items to take away from each session. It was also beneficial to spend time on self-reflection, which is something that most people don’t regularly prioritize.

Alisha M., Director, Michigan USA

Before Ben’s coaching I was extremely uncomfortable, fearful about my abilities and held myself back with my self-limiting beliefs. In such subtle ways, I was self-sabotaging and now that I work with Ben my confidence has soared and belief in myself has exponentially increased.

Ben is so clear and concise in his coaching and will be the most valuable time you can invest for your personal growth and development.

Irene Clark, Business Owner, Perth, Australia

After the coaching, I feel that I have found a confidant in Ben with whom I can share my thoughts and who is willing to listen and calmly provide the necessary guidance.

I have implemented the solutions we developed together and benefited from his coaching approach. I highly recommend his coaching to all who want to learn how to become better leaders and gain respect from your team.

JR, Senior Manager, Dallas USA

What Working With Me Looks Like

I work with leaders for 3, 6 or 12 months, depending on your requirements.

When you work with me, you will:

  • Meet me for a coaching session every 2 weeks over Zoom, phone, or in-person (depending on location)
  • Take the PRINT® Motivational Assessment to help you understand your unconscious motivators and apply them to your leadership (click here for more details)
  • Receive email support for the duration of the coaching
  • Have the flexibility to add in additional coaching sessions where you need more support when challenges or opportunities arise; and
  • Complete actions between sessions that will help you make real progress (this is often where the magic happens).

Why People Choose to Work With Me

Over my time spent coaching clients, I’ve come to realise a few things.

Ben Brearley - About Page - 500People like to work with me because I create a relaxed, calm, non-judgemental and safe environment.

This is the type of environment where you will be more likely to share your true thoughts, feelings, goals and aspirations. This is the type of environment that encourages excellent thinking, where you’ll get the best results from coaching.

I’m not a coach who will “motivate you” by making you feel bad when you’re struggling with something.

I also won’t tell you what you should do, because you know your situation better than anybody else.

No. Instead, we’ll work out the best way you can move forward, in a way that is most likely to work for you.

Then I’ll support you so you can make it happen.

Common Coaching Focus Areas

I work with leaders on a variety of topics, but there is never a one-size-fits-all solution, because every leader is unique.

Below you’ll find some of the common focus areas for my coaching work. These would be tailored to suit your situation.

Important note: Your situation is unique. The focus areas below are examples only. You may come with a different set of goals and challenges and we will work together to make progress in your most important areas.

How to Get Started

I invite you to apply for your complimentary Discovery Coaching Session, where you can spend the time in two ways. In this session, we can:

  • Work on a specific challenge you are having, to develop clear actionable steps to help you make progress; or
  • Create a vision, where we map out a clear picture of your ideal future and how to get there.

You will leave the Discovery Coaching Session with a sense of clarity and purpose and practical steps to move you forward.

STEP 1: Click the button below and fill out the form to apply for your Discovery Coaching session.

STEP 2: If I believe I can help you and we will be a good fit to work together, I will contact you to schedule the Discovery Coaching Session.

Note that there are limited coaching slots available, so I am unable to accept every application for coaching. I accept applications from leaders who are committed, thoughtful and who I believe I can assist.

I don’t do any “hard selling” during these complimentary sessions – my aim is to help you. If that means you might want to work with me more in the future, we can discuss that separately but there is no obligation to do so.

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How My Leadership Coaching Works

We’ll Understand Your Situation

Before we start coaching for the longer-term, we’ll have a Discovery Coaching Session where I can better understand your situation, including your current goals and challenges.

This Discovery Coaching Session is important because it helps us to gain clarity on what is holding you back, and develop some practical steps to move forward.

You will also gain an awareness of my coaching style and approach – which will help you decide whether you want me to help you further, potentially over a longer time period.

Coaching for Outcomes, Instead of Hours

Instead of coaching for a set number of sessions, I have found that clients get better results when undertaking coaching over a period of time, either 3, 6 or 12 months.

Because we are committing to a longer time period, this allows us to work together to achieve bigger goals, rather than being occupied by the “small stuff”.

This means we can be flexible with the schedule. If something comes up that needs attention, we can schedule some time to address situations as they arise.

I’m not interested in wasting your time or money. I’m interested in helping you improve and get real results.

We’ll Set Goals

It’s important to understand your goals for leadership coaching up front. What do you want to achieve? Without understanding your goals for coaching, it’s impossible to know whether we have succeeded!

Based on the goals you set, we can work together in partnership to structure the leadership coaching sessions to best achieve the outcomes you are striving for.

We’ll Connect Wherever You Are

I run most of my leadership coaching sessions using online video-conferencing, so that we can connect from wherever you are.

I’m based in Australia, and I have coached thoughtful leaders from all over the world, including the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, the Middle East and Australia – time differences have never been an issue.

This means you can get the support and guidance you need, no matter where your work or life schedule takes you. If we are located in the same place, of course we can work together in-person too.

About Your Coach, Ben Brearley

Ben Brearley
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I am the founder of Thoughtful Leader and have led people, teams and projects in many different organisations and industries.

I’m a leader, AIPC and PRINT® certified coach, MBA and former management consultant, and I love helping thoughtful leaders build confidence and find the balance they need in their leadership.

Why? Because that’s how we create better workplaces!

I have led, mentored and coached leaders and staff at a wide variety of organisations in industries including Healthcare, Government, Utilities, Technology, Resources and Construction.

I’ve personally experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of leadership within a range of diverse teams, projects and organisations, and can help you too.

Click the button below to learn how to get started and apply for your Discovery Coaching Session.

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How to Get Started

I invite you to apply for your complimentary Discovery Coaching Session, where you can spend the time in two ways. In this session, we can:

  • Work on a specific challenge you are having, to develop clear actionable steps to help you make progress; or
  • Create a vision, where we map out a clear picture of your ideal future and how to get there.

You will leave the Discovery Coaching Session with a sense of clarity and purpose and practical steps to move you forward.

STEP 1: Click the button below and fill out the form to apply for your Discovery Coaching session.

STEP 2: If I believe I can help you and we will be a good fit to work together, I will contact you to schedule the Discovery Coaching Session.

Note that there are limited coaching slots available, so I am unable to accept every application for coaching. I accept applications from leaders who are committed, thoughtful and who I believe I can assist.

I don’t do any “hard selling” during these complimentary sessions – my aim is to help you. If that means you might want to work with me more in the future, we can discuss that separately but there is no obligation to do so.

Apply For Your Complimentary Discovery Coaching Session