Middle Leader 

Coaching and Mentoring

Are you a leader of an organisation or school who is intent on growing your middle leaders, but not quite sure how?

Are you spending time mentoring and coaching them on-the-hop and feel you could be supporting them better?

Maybe with the best of intent, you place them on a one-day course, but these are like a drop in the ocean; they provide some tools, but once back in the face of work, their use can fall-over. This leaves them feeling frustrated and confused, and can sometimes make an even bigger problem for you to deal with, and will eat into your already precious time.

You can see the gold in them, and just wish you had the time and energy to nurture it.

But, as you know, you can’t do everything.

When we consider how long it has taken you to become an expert in your field…10-15 years? Just as you spent years honing your craft, developing a leader also needs time and guidance.

This can be difficult. Despite the fact that you may give them as much of your time in mentoring, as their leader you also have other things on your plate to take care of.

You can’t be everything to everyone.

Sometimes they need to hear the same guidance you have given them from a different voice.

Sustained development of your leaders requires a deep, strategic and personalised approach.

What’s missing is an approach that supports middle leaders to understand deeply who they are, how they operate, what their ‘gold’ is, and what they need to pivot on to effectively lead others.

Someone who works with you as the organisation/school leader to support the vision.

Someone who can walk alongside your middle leaders to coach and mentor them and isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions, whilst raising them up to be their best.

That someone is me and my “Leading from the Middle: partnership.”

So how does it work?

Thanks for asking!

Leading from the Middle is a coaching and mentoring partnership.

It focuses on developing middle leader emotional intelligence, and leadership skills including change leadership, strategic planning and people leadership.

Leading from the Middle is a 12 month middle leadership development partnership that includes:

NOTE: Options can be accessed both privately or through MOE PLD funding.

Kind words

from others:

Mary-Anne provides specific 1:1 coaching and makes specific links to the key skills needed to be a leader within my practise. She uses deliberate acts of coaching and questioning which has enabled me to think critically about my practise and grow me into being a successful leader. Mary-Anne has provided me with a practical and innovative approach when leading others.

Belinda Cowie, Team Leader

Who is Mary-Anne?

Mary-Anne is passionate about growing greatness in others. She does this through her work with leaders, teams, and youth.

She brings over 25 years’ experience working with schools and youth from her times as a primary school principal, secondary school HOD, secondary school professional learning leader, national and international-level facilitator, speaker and qualified coach. 

She is also RocheMartin’s Emotional Intelligence for Leadership lead coach, trainer and assessor for New Zealand.

Her qualifications include: Masters Ed. Leadership, Graduate Diploma of IT in Education, Graduate Diploma the Arts, Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Teaching.

Who is Mary-Anne?

Mary-Anne is passionate about growing greatness in others. She does this through her work with leaders, teams, and youth.

She brings over 25 years’ experience working with schools and youth from her times as a primary school principal, secondary school HOD, secondary school professional learning leader, national and international-level facilitator, speaker and qualified coach. 

She is also RocheMartin’s Emotional Intelligence for Leadership lead coach, trainer and assessor for New Zealand.

Her qualifications include: Masters Ed. Leadership, Graduate Diploma of IT in Education, Graduate Diploma the Arts, Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Teaching.

Frequently asked questions

Absolutely! I want you to get what you need. Based on your EI profiles and feedback, we will co-create a workshop plan and supporting materials that will be personalised especially for you and your unique context.

No. Coaching conversations are private between myself and you. My lips are sealed.

I’m in…what happens next?

Let’s connect via zoom or phone so that I can learn all about your organisation/school, your challenges and what you’d like to achieve.

From there, we can see if it will meet your needs.

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