Our mission is to transition people into leadership roles with ease and confidence
Nicola is the Director at Do Elephants Jump.
She works with a network of professionals that believe everyone is capable of being exceptional when they have the right tools.
Her work has been applied to industries in Australia, Canada and the United States. She has mentored successful start up businesses helping to form their vision, purpose and values.
Nicola is a Solutions Focused Coach, an NLP Master Practitioner, Certified DISC Facilitator and Certified Trainer.
Being a big believer in balance she also practices yoga and meditation.
Her passion is to share information.
Why did you start Do Elephants Jump?
To help people have a better work experience and to embed leadership thinking across the nation. It never fails when I tell people what I do their response is “our organisation needs that, you should work with my manager he/she has no people skills, I wish they had provided me with some training when I was a manger, what should I do when this…happens?”
What is it that you do?
Simply we take the complexity out of leadership and remove the ambiguity from communication.
Can anyone be a leader?
That’s a very interesting question and we could spend hours discussing this as there are many variables but if I were pushed for an answer I would say “yes because it involves skills that you can learn.”
Good leaders learn everyday; they learn from their mistakes, they learn from others and they invest in continuous development.
Do you have a leadership formula?
I don’t have a one size fits all formula if that is what you are asking but I have beliefs about leadership and what makes a good leader. For example I feel leaders need to be self-aware as it helps them to be more aware and accepting of others. Leaders need to know when to stand their ground and when to flex in order to achieve results and gain support. They need to be able to adapt, have the courage to bring about change, they need to be mentors, coaches, trainers and facilitators.
That’s a long list.
It is and it doesn’t end there to it is achievable.
So where do you start.
Where do I start with a client or where do you start?
Where does someone like me start?
The first question is to ask yourself what do you want to achieve and be specific, if the response is “I want to be a good leader”, you need to go deeper… what type of leader do you want to be, what skills do you need, what are strengths, what are weaknesses.
But what if I don’t know?
We have a complimentary Leadership Development Plan process available to help you figure that out.