Are you looking to develop as a leader?

People don’t become leaders, they continuously evolve to embody the traits of a leader which delivers results & empowers the people around you.

Are you looking for new ways to inspire & lead a team?

Do you truly understand your unique leadership style?

Are you aware of your best traits that you bring to the organisiation to create the biggest impact?

Do you have a sounding board that will help you move faster?

So many questions that need answering…

It can be a lonely job, but you don’t have to do it alone.

With a combined 100 + year’s experience we have seen it all, we have helped 100’s of leaders expand their influence, move up the ranks, create calm under pressure & allow them to empower their teams to create greater success than they could have imagined.

We understand that whilst you’re great at what you do, keeping an eye on your growth usually falls to the bottom of the list. With a focus on achieving results it is often challenging to take time to sharpen the axe.

What we see far too often is that leaders have a blueprint for operating successfully and a confidence to support that, but a standard blueprint isn’t always the best approach to people and to the business.

And often, you don’t know what you don’t know.

The world requires a new generation of leaders.

You are seeing the world change at such a pace, what worked 10 years ago is not achieving the same results.

You may have tried to change your style but when faced by pressure you could revert to old solutions that don’t serve you or your organisation.

You have done so well to get where you are, but what takes you from here to the next level – is usually something you have not done before. It takes a special type of person to reach your level, but if you are the right client for us – stopping your development – is not an option. Is it?

Just as you have teams in your organisation for different tasks, having a coach on your team that has taken other leaders to where they want to be, who has already met the challenges you face – is vital.

But let’s talk about an example

Recently we worked with a C Level leader

He had been with his organisation for 20 years and been groomed for the CEO role.

On appointment self doubt set in. Could he really do this role well? What were the next skills he needs to be effective with the talent in the organisation? How was he going to talk to his Board and what were the influencing skills he need to be visible externally?

He knew he was missing a few vital ingredients that he could not see himself from the inside looking out and couldn’t articulate it.

He did some research and from this approached ilume and booked in a time with one of our coaches. We took the time to understand him (as no two coaching clients are the same).

We developed a personal plan that included our world leading MINDSET28 assessment and from day 1 you could start seeing changes.

He has been the most successful CEO in the history of this longstanding business (after only 2 years in the role) and is continuing with his development.

Are you ready to take the next step as a leader?

What we offer

Executive Developmental Coaching Program
Coupled with our world leading MINDSET28 Assessment tool, our 1-on-1 Developmental Coaching programs help Senior Level Executives unlock a new mindset that will change the way you think, take your relationships to a new level, and ignite personal and organisational growth.

Our tailored program can be adjusted depending on what you are keen to achieve and cover a period of 6 to 12 months.

It all starts with a conversation. A powerful conversation.

Your leadership growth is what we value. In this session we understand where you are starting from, get a clear picture of what success looks like & discus what moving you from where you are now to where you want to be looks like.

But don’t just take our word for it here are just a few of our happy leaders we have managed to help step up.

Happy Clients

MINDSET28 is a developmental tool not a "putting you in a box" tool, so the difference is that for the first time it gives people a pathway for continuous improvement rather than just telling a person who they are and how they will be forever.

Mark Averill

CEO and Senior Partner, PwC New Zealand

ilume has a refreshing approach to executive development coaching which leads to transformational change in business performance. Working in partnership with ilume has helped our people firm wide with their professional career and person
al aspirations. ilume really believes in what it teaches and how best to empower our people.
Bruce Hassell

Former Chief Executive Officer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Whether you aspire to be a CEO or you simply want to be the best you can be, I believe ilume can be a guiding hand for you.
Aaron Ashby

Hub Manager Northern, Goodman Fielder NZ Ltd

How we work with you…

Working with a developmental coach is unknown to many. But we have a really clear 5 step system that we have been refining for years that gets results.

The next step, to stepping up your leadership...

You or the leaders you are looking to help are unique. Different personalities, current situations & goals that they are looking to achieve. Take advantage of our FREE no-obligation Leadership Discovery Session. We will have a powerful conversation to address your specific needs and dreams.

We will cover several points including:

  • Set up a realistic timeline, to move you to where you want to be.
  • Get clear on the small changes that will make the biggest impact.
  • How MINDSET28 will give you a new perspective on what you are looking to achieve

Our director, Angela Neighbours will personally conduct the session to help people that are seriously considering coaching at the highest level to help them make informed decisions towards the next step.

Meet YOUR Team

We only attract the best and most diverse people, all of whom are internationally certified in Developmental Coaching Practice. As a group of passionate advocates, we are united in the cause of growing bigger minds in order to develop the world’s greatest leaders.

With a combined 100+ years of experience, we understand what it takes to move someone forward. Our work is tailored to the individual and the organisation.

Frequently asked questions

How is ilume changing the way coaching is done?

Coaching in business has been around since the early 90s, but surprisingly, it hasn’t evolved a lot since then. ilume is changing the way coaching is done via its unique approach which takes into consideration more dimensions of an individual. Coaching is well known as a behavioural tool, but at ilume we are no longer satisfied with the notion that this will provide all the answers to leaders of business in today’s more complex and ambiguous world.

Most coaching in the past and even today is based on behavioural change and coaching to change certain behaviours of a leader, but at ilume we think that is too one dimensional. Our leaders are made up of much more than just their behaviours! Our leaders are facing into greater uncertainty and can often feel as thought they are in over their heads and are facing a developmental challenging of growing a bigger mind.

Consequently, ilume decided to take a different approach, and in 2010, developed a robust, evidence-based coaching methodology that examines a person’s hidden dimensions that brings with it lasting developmental change and a recognition of a person’s true potential capacity for further growth. We call this approach MindSet28.

We have been delivering this work in Australasia for over seven years and have established a new paradigm in executive development that high-performing organisations are talking about. Those who have worked with us tell us they have become smarter, more agile and ultimately have competitive advantage.

What should leaders expect when they work with ilume?

Prepare to be challenged – ilume provides a developmental tool that weaves together all the dimensions necessary for excellence in executive leadership and anyone coming on the journey is going to find out where they are placed right now in regards to how well placed they are to do the job.

All leaders must be prepared to commit to high-performing change – it’s part of what you sign up to in accepting the role. The work with ilume develops the leader quantitatively and qualitatively, so commitment over a period of time is essential. This is not a quick fix strategy to developing the best leaders.

Ultimately, particularly in the residential team leadership program, they will see increased drive, greater self awareness, clearer strategic thinking and a path to long-term life balance. Instead of life balance and high performance business competing against one another, it starts to work in harmony. Clients who work with us say it’s simple – they call it awesome transformational change.

So what can MINDSET28 do for CEOs of major organisations?

We think this question can be best answered by the CEO of one of ilume’s foundation clients, PwC New Zealand. CEO and Managing Partner Mark Averill attributes their high performance culture to taking the majority of their partners through the MINDSET28 leadership development program. A big strategic move for PwC as the program asks for the partners, who are the leaders and rainmakers of the business, to come away from the day-to-day delivery of client work and develop their leadership on a six-day residential program. That said, Mark acknowledges that it has definitely given them sustainable competitive market advantage and the program had a hand in him eventually becoming the CEO of the organisation.

The empowerment that we saw when we spoke to some very technical partners at PWC really gave us the reassurance that this is the approach we should be using with more CEOs and senior leaders.

There are many development tools available to businesses today but nearly all are competency or behavioural-based assessments and for an organisation that relies entirely on talent and high performance culture, which PWC are, the MINDSET28 approach has proven to be the most effective.

Of the various personality profiling tools MINDSET28 is the only one that doesn’t put you in a box forever and we think that is really important.We have personally been through many of these assessments and they always leave you in a specific category for life, but that’s just not realistic. Actually, it’s a worrying message that leaders are unable to develop any further. MINDSET28 is a developmental tool, not a “putting you in a box” tool, so the difference is that for the first time it gives people a pathway for continuous improvement rather than just telling a person who they are and how they will be forever.