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The Little Hive Coaching Co Philosophy
Bees are very efficient and effective.
Each bee has a particular role to perform and the thousands of bees in a hive do exactly what they need to do, when they need to do it.
The cycle of a hive continues, day after day, collecting pollen and water, producing honey, making, repairing, filling and capping the honeycomb, and feeding the newly hatched bees and the queen.
One day, an environmental factor—like no pollen or torrential rain, a bushfire or illness in the hive— might prompt the queen to move the colony. When bees swarm and move the hive it is disruptive, but just like a company relocation or new organisation strategy, they just start again: resettling in the new environment and making in their hive thrive.
There are so many features of bee colonies that we can use as metaphors for our own organisations; from finding the next queen by feeding new larvae royal jelly (succession planning); searching far and wide for pollen and water (resource planning); continuously ducking swipes from humans and dodging hungry birds (hostile industry conditions); but most of all we see collaboration to fulfil the cycle of a hive.
So, imagine if each person knew exactly what they were supposed to do, working to their potential every day? What could they achieve individually, and as a team? Imagine that in times of change, the disruption was taken in their stride, because adaptability is deeply embedded in your culture.
The Little Hive Coaching Company can help you achieve this type of high-performance culture, so speak to Vanessa to get your hive buzzing.
Vanessa Kirley - Director
Phone: +61 416 063568
Enabling leaders to build on their existing strengths and address growth opportunities through exploration and reflection
Vanessa has provided coaching to a range of executives, managers and individual contributors in a range of sectors.
Vanessa draw on strengths-based, cognitive-behavioural, and solution-focused coaching approaches to empower individuals to find solutions and a path to get there.
With over 20 years of international experience in multiple sectors, Vanessa understands the challenges that leaders face when trying to deliver KPIs and implement changes.
Enabling teams to reach a potential that is greater than the sum of the individual members by making the invisible visible
By observing a team’s dynamic in real time, and intervening in the process, Vanessa enables the team to achieve clarity, live their charter and pursue their shared performance goals.
Individual and Team Coaching can support Lencioni’s Five Behaviours of Cohesive Teams to embed the behaviours and realise the benefits.
Crafting a blend of roles, facilitation techniques, tools, and deep listening, Vanessa creates a space for teams to achieve core learning that can be applied on the job
Vanessa’s training is grounded in theory and practice. As a member of ICF, Vanessa continues an ongoing programme of professional development.
Actively engaging participants to achieve desired outcomes.
Design and Deliver
Vanessa has delivered inductions, structured leadership programmes, and change capability workshops in addition to bespoke workshop designs in over 15 different countries.
With over 20 years of experience designing and delivering workshops, Vanessa begins with the aim that each session builds capability.
Lego Serious Play is a facilitation technique that invites all participants to build and share models in response to carefully crafted questions to help make their thinking visible.
Working with sponsors, managers & teams to deliver organisational change.
Vanessa can work with you to define your cultural transformation, measure progress, establish plans and initiatives, and design engagements to support your vision.
Coach & Mentor
Vanessa builds change management capability working alongside project managers and teams to scope, frame, gather, design, engage, govern, and implement change.
The Way We Work
Applying a set of change tools can be useful but in the end it is individual behaviour that needs to change. Vanessa will work with you to build that capability and establish a culture of adaptability.
“Change happens one person at a time”
Whether it be the CEO, an Executive, a middle manager or team member, Vanessa will work with you to find ways to get all onboard.
Organisations cannot achieve their potential without effective teams
Shares Your Vision
Vanessa partners with leaders to define their vision for the team and assess current status before making any proposal for next steps.
Vanessa extracts the full benefit of diagnostics, such as the Everything DiSC suite of tools and Lencioni’s Five Behaviours of Cohesive Teams.
Vanessa leverages previous team development initiatives; identifies further effectiveness opportunities; and builds upon existing capabilities.
Organisation Design and Diagnostic
Vanessa facilitates discussions to define operating models, processes, and high level structures through to detailed design and implementation to achieve your strategy.
Partner with leaders and the HR team to implement recommended changes to systems, structures, processes, capabilities, and culture.
Using bespoke interviews, surveys, and engagements, Vanessa will gather valuable intel to identify pain points and opportunities for leaders to prioritise and action.
About Vanessa Kirley, Director
"Vanessa is a People and Organisational Development Master Practitioner with extensive international experience"
Vanessa’s organisational development and coaching enables individuals and teams to be successful where fundamental change is happening. Working at all levels in multifaceted organisations, uncovering and growing leadership ability, Vanessa enables leaders to achieve greater effectiveness.
As an experienced coach, working with leaders and teams to orientate and move through change, Vanessa tailors her coaching by drawing on strength-based, cognitive-behavioural, and solutions-focused approaches. An excellent communicator, collaborator and facilitator all combine with Vanessa’s strategic thinking to carefully engage with leaders and teams to diagnose and implement complex organisational change.
Vanessa thrives on working with people to find solutions to their capability and organisational challenges and leveraging good practices. She understands the day to day challenges that managers and supervisors are juggling when change initiatives come along, enabling people to develop capability and demonstrate the desired organisational culture.
Having worked across multiple industry sectors, international boundaries and functions Vanessa’s wide experience gives her a unique perspective when working with leaders in complex organisations.
Vanessa has lived and worked in six countries across Asia Pacific, the United States and Europe, including the UK; along with short and long-term assignments in over 15 countries, as diverse as Kazakhstan, Egypt, Malaysia and Belgium; all providing Vanessa with a wealth of cultural understanding.
Originally from the east coast of Australia, Vanessa now lives in Perth with her family, learning apiculture and learning sheep dog herding when not helping clients to get their hives buzzing.