Growth Coaching
  • Foundation Certificate for Coaching in Education
  • Learn what you want, when you want and where you want
  • Continuous support
  • Flexible online pathways

Are you an educational leader looking for ways to build the teaching and learning capacity of your school?

You know there is an opportunity to get more value out of the professional development already on offer for your staff but it can be tough juggling all the competing priorities that confront you in your day to day role.

  • Perhaps you are grappling with how to be that instructional leader who gets everyone pulling in the one direction and using their talents in ways that really make a difference?
  • Maybe you are uncertain about how to give clear, productive feedback?
  • Or, are you struggling to find the time to achieve all the admin things you need to do as well as being as influential in teaching and learning as you would like to be?

We believe coaching can make an impact in all these areas.

How we can help

At Growth Coaching International we strive to improve the quality of conversations in school communities – leaders with teachers; teachers with teachers; leaders and teachers with parents and everyone with students – so that principals lead well; teachers teach well, parents and community contribute well and students learn well.

We believe that coaching provides a vehicle to achieve this and that coaching, skilfully deployed, is a cornerstone of school improvement.

Growth Coaching International Pty Ltd has been providing coaching services to Australian educational leaders since 2002 with over 7000 thousand school leaders, system leaders and teachers participating in GCI programs across Australia over the last twelve months alone.

GCI coaching and coach training programs are offered across all ‘portals’ of the Global Framework for Coaching in Education* including programs designed to enhance:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Teaching Practice
  • Student Success and Wellbeing
  • Community Engagement
* van Nieuwerburgh, C. & Campbell, J. (2015). A global framework for coaching in education. CoachEd: The Teaching Leaders Coaching Journal, 1: 2-5

Interview with Dr Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Our clients include:

  • Government school leaders in every state and territory across Australia
  • Leading independent schools across Australia including, Hale School Perth, Haileybury Melbourne, St Ignatius (Riverview) Sydney plus many more
  • Catholic Education Schools in the Dioceses of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Toowoomba, Rockhampton and more

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Upcoming Workshops

Coaching Accreditation Program - 2015 Dates

ADL 24 - 25 Aug | BRI 4 - 5 Jun | PER 21 - 22 May | NZ 5 - 6 May | VIC 30 - 31 Jul | SYD 27 - 28 May

Introduction to Leadership Coaching

SA 15 - 16 Jun | NZ 27 - 28 May | WA 15 Jul | NSW 20 - 21 May

Performance Conversations

QLD 28 Jul | VIC 18 - 19 May

Solution Focus Master Class: Advanced Coaching Skills Program

VIC 7 - 8 May | NSW 13 - 14 Aug | QLD 10 - 11 Sep | WA 4 - 5 Aug

What Others Say…

This should be part of a Principal's Induction program. This PD will change my professional practice in regards to performance management. Thank you!

Barb Garner – Principal Dowerin DHS, Western Australia

Excellent – all around. I can sense the development of my skills from the beginning of the course to the end. This gives me great satisfaction.

Belinda Emmi CAP Brisbane Catholic Education, Queensland

Very impressive! Well organised – great framework. Excellent presentation – great resources – well-structured and sequenced activities.

Carolyn Parsell CAP St Joachim’s Lidcombe, NSW

Would love to do this sort of exercise with the other staff in the school so that everyone raised awareness of their selves and others.

Catherine Kapiteyn - Principal Catherine Kapiteyn, Principal, Burbridge School

The most inspiring, thought provoking, relevant and common sense program I’ve been part of. I can see immediate implications for improved success in my role and school.

Damian Lloyd, Principal Yealering Primary School, Western Australia

Very helpful on every level – very engaging and energising. The ability to practice with colleagues made it real and taught us to recognise our strengths and weaknesses.

Deborah Russell – Head of Student Care Trinity College, South Australia

This program was outstanding in reaching my professional learning needs in improving outcomes for individuals and the school.

Julie Kennedy CAP Girraween High School, NSW

The balance of knowledge, activity, humour, music and peer learning was fabulous! Thank you very much. I like the way you do it!

Karen Dymke CAP Upper Yarra Secondary, Victoria

I am inspired to put this in into practice. Thank you. This will make a difference.

Katrina Otway – Assistant Principal Nakara, Northern Territory

A great 2 days. Very specific, pertinent and appropriate to my job. Great structures to practice and follow.

Kevin Clarke – Principal Greenfields Primary School, Western Australia

Great useful simple practices to use immediately to effectively implement at school.

Kylie Hanson Larapinta Primary School, Northern Territory

I have learnt so much over the last 12 months; my working life has improved exponentially, and can see the benefits every week. I began coaching a Senior Manager the other day, something that I could never imagine previously… Thanks again Annette, you have inspired me a great deal in our last 6 sessions together.

Martin Lang

As a result of this program I am going to set up a coaching program with my 6 curriculum leaders and empower them to have coaching conversations with their peers, so that practice can improve. My learning → Train and Empower Others to teach better → better outcomes for students

Meredith Lockery – Director of Studies Tyndale Christian School, South Australia

The GROWTH Coaching experience with gci has been an extremely rewarding one. There is a time to mentor and even a time to direct; however most of the time the leader of a 21st Century school needs to inspire and motivate; they need to COACH. I have found the gci GROWTH model like most things in life valuable because it is effective though simple. Growth coaching gave me the strategies to effectively sustain change not through celebrations or fear but through self-motivation and self-generated achievable goals. Well done.

Mike Morgan – Principal Shenton College, Western Australia

The nicest thing about the coaching program is that it has opened our minds to other possibilities, for ourselves as leaders in schools, and for the ways we work with other people… it’s given us some time to think about how we want things to be different and some strategies in moving in that direction rather than just thinking ‘that’s a good idea.

Principal Anne Flint Holroyd Public School, New South Wales

I can’t thank you enough for working with me last year to set me up for what I achieved and many more good outcomes ahead.

Robert Tomkinson

This has been a very inspiring course which has equipped me with very practical ideas to make my interactions more focussed.

Sadie Brayshaw – Teacher Hocking Primary School, Western Australia

Outstanding in pace, pitch and content that led to full engagement and learning for staff.

Sue Starling Intro Leadership Flinders Christian Community College, Victoria

Without a doubt this program has been the most valuable professional learning experience I have had throughout my time in education

Sue Starling, Principal, Education Research & Development Flinders Christian Community College, Victoria

I was very satisfied that I will be a better leader as a result of this PD.

Tania Leets - Principal Tania Leets - Principal - Midvale PS

Loved this session, really practical, highly focussed and lots to think about and implement. Brilliant.

Tanya Cooke, Principal Dandenong Region Network, Victoria

This was a very powerful learning experience balanced with practice and feedback. Confronting yet safe! This was the best leadership experience I've had. Absolutely fabulous!

Terry Brown CAP Nyangatjatjara College, Northern Territory

Extremely relevant to my role and job. This has given me an approach and range of strategies which will enable me to address many of those difficult issues and people which I might otherwise put in the 'too hard basket'.

Tim Baker CAP Geography Primary School, Western Australia