Coaching Australia

Professional performance - Personal success


Lisa Wandl
Managing Director

“In flow- no one better in the industry.” Kim Hayward Matty – (former) Divisional Director, Culture and Capability, Macquarie Bank

Coaching Australia specialises as a provider of Coach Training, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching services. We provide Coach Training programmes to the public, and tailor our cutting edge programmes to meet the specific needs of leading organisations globally - having delivered coach training across 3 continents and more than 14 countries. Coaching Australia's international division, Coach Global (, serves the majority of our international clientele. Our core Coach Training programmes are approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) ensuring alignment to globally recognised industry standards. Coaching Australia’s programmes and services are designed to facilitate positive behavioural change for individuals and cultural shifts for organisations. A methodology focused on solutions, coaching promotes and strengthens professional performance and personal success. 

We are proud that our growth has resulted almost exclusively through referral and repeat business. Our reputation of excellence has resulted in providing all aspects of Coach-related services to leaders from numerous high profile organisations inclusive of Microsoft, IBM, Macquarie Bank, LinkedIn, Deutsche Bank, AIA, Bacardi, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Hanesbrands, Roche, AXA, Lenovo, TNT, Coca Cola, Bayer Health Care, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, The Venetian/ Sands-Macau, Telstra, Optus, Nissan, Ford, Honeywell, Bertelsmann, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Jaguar LandRover, Volkswagen, Whirlpool, Target and IKEA.

Coaching Australia is extremely fortunate to have established the highest calibre strategic partnerships. We have partnered as a market leader with China’s leading coaching provider - Mindspan Development, serving China and surrounding markets since 2009. Our partnership with leading global research and advisory firm Gallup provides our alumni with resources, tools and constructs to measure coaching outcomes over time. 

Our Executive Coach Certification programme offers the unique and differentiating benefits of providing a pathway to both International Coach Federation (ICF) accreditation and a one unit credit towards a Graduate Certificate of Organisational Coaching with Swinburne University.

Through our relationships we provide Coaching programmes to the public across the Asia Pacific region and have provided acclaimed training to leaders from approximately 100 organisations. Read more about current Coach Training Programmes in Australia,(next programme commencing 13th September 2017 our Executive Coach Certification Programme (ECCP) Brochure and Coach Training Programmes in China 

Internal coach training programmes for organisations are conducted globally on request. We have consistently received high acclaim for these programmes that  deepen the coaching capability of the organistion's leaders, tailoring programmes from short courses to cultural change projects where our relationship spans several years. Our Coach Training programmes are designed specifically to support leaders of multi-national and multi-cultural organisations to successfully integrate the principles of western best coaching and leadership practices, with the unique belief systems and traditions of other cultures. Additionally, our programmes are designed to fully equip those seeking to become a successful external Executive Coach. We attract the highest calibre professionals, who provide a quality alumni and ongoing network, and assure the recognition of the Coaching Australia Accreditation as one representing excellence in Coaching globally.

Our team of Executive Coaches are amongst the most highly credentialed globally and benefit our clients through one-to-one coaching and as specialists in delivery of Coach Training.

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  • The Manager as Coach program is the most powerful program I have ever experienced in corporate.
    Together with our Group HR Head, Lisa and her team laid on a solid foundation to create deep awareness and sharpen the coaching skills of our Exco team with a practical and systematic approach, moreover they  inspired the China management team to build a strong coaching culture.

    Jane Chen
    Head of Leadership, Talent & Development
    American International Assurance Company, Limited

  • Coaching Australia has delivered coach training programmes in association with Swinburne University. These programmes received high praise from both leaders across a broad range of industries seeking to enhance their leadership toolkit and those seeking to become an Executive Coach. I have enjoyed working with Lisa Wandl and the team at Coaching Australia. 

    Greg Harper
    General Manager
    Industry Solutions
    Swinburne University

  • The Coach Training Programme provided me with a fantastic baseline material for coaching. My coaching ability substantially improved post the course and importantly my staff benefited as well.  Even 2-3 years after the course, I still find myself returning to the manual and reviewing past notes to refine my skills.

    Darren Cooley, General Manager, Strategy & Operations, Telstra

  • Excellent! This (Coaching Australia’s Executive Coach Certification Programme)is very useful in my daily business life. Im committed in using coaching skills in every possible coachable moment. I would recommend senior business leaders to take this coaching training. It is the most dedicated and concentrated I have ever been in a programme!

    Davis Tsai 
    Managing Director, Microsoft, Taiwan

  • At Bacardi, we are at the early stages of our Coaching Accreditation journey. We chose Lisa due to her deep knowledge of the subject and her reputation as a high quality consultant. I have been impressed by her skills as a facilitator, a coach and a business partner. I look forward to the road ahead, working closely with her and Coaching Australia

    John P McCusker
    Global Head of Talent Management

  • Our bank has worked with Coaching Australia for over a year, and Lisa has helped build coaching mindsets and capability within a number of our senior HR leaders across the Asia Pacific region. The impact our association has had is clear, and validated through examples of senior HR business partners consciously choosing a coaching conversational style in crucial conversations with the business. The program itself has been a thorough joy for me…Thanks for all your hard work to get us here!

    Gyan Nagpal
    Regional Head of Learning & Development, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank

  • I have been using Coaching Australia’s services now in two different organisations that I have been operating in, one a professional services firm the other, an investment Bank. Their results have been amazing. They deliver highly impactful coaching programmes and Lisa Wandl is a pleasure to deal with. I would strongly recommend her and Coaching Australia to any organisation looking for outstanding coaching services.

    Kim Haywood-Matty
    Divisional Director, Culture & Capability, Macquarie Bank

  • I recommend to any sporting organisation eager to improve awareness of responsibility levels to the individual, club and the community that they consider Coaching Australia's excellent programme. I am available at all times for a personal recommendation.

    Des Hasler,
    Head Coach, Manly Sea Eagles 2005

  • Most valuable in the process of self-awareness and strategies for success.

    Anthony Rossiter,
    Economist, Reserve bank of Australia

  • Coaching Australia has played a pivotal role in helping develop our people. Because of Coaching Australia our people are more focused, show greater commitment to their jobs and are generally happier in their roles. This has clearly had a strong bottom line impact with improved performance from our people and greatly improved staff retention rate.

    Peter Acheson, 
    CEO, Ambit Recruitment Group

  • These sessions gave me clarity around what were the really important issues and allowed me focus and create strategies on what I wanted to achieve in the short and long term, both from a professional and personal perspective... Coaching helped me stay calm and motivated during a turbulent period. I feel that the programme was of significant benefit to me.

    Susan Randall, 
    Chief Financial Officer