Master Ontological Coach
Director of Coach Training
Jacqui is a Director of Talking About Pty Ltd and has been involved in the coaching field since 1998.
She previously worked with Gaia Consulting Group for over four years before forming Talking About with Chris Chittenden in 2004.
She has over 3,500 hours of coaching experience with both individuals and groups, including providing executive coaching to multi-national clients.
Jacqui specialises in executive and leadership coaching. She is Talking About’s Director of Coach Training as well as being involved in coach training in internal business settings and supervising students in Talking About Coach Training’s program for training professional coaches.
She is a graduate of Newfield Australia's Diploma of Ontological Coaching, has completed an Executive Diploma of Business Leadership Coaching and a Diploma of Training and Assessment Systems.
Jacqui is a member of the International Coach Federation. She also holds Accredited Master Coach (AMC) certification with ANZI Coaching. She holds a Master of Business Administration and is also qualified to administer the Human Synergistics’ Lifestyles Inventory, Groups Styles Inventory, CoACH tool, and the Leadership/Impact profile.
Her clients include ExxonMobil, CSL Limited, Cochlear, Westpac, Salmat, Sensis, TXU Australia, RMIT University and the Country Fire Authority.
In 2004 she co-authored and self-published her first book, “Infomaniac”, which is available on CD-ROM through Talking About.
Listen to Jacqui
Jacqui is an Accredited Master Coach with ANZI Coaching. As part of their webinar series, *"Insights from a Master Coach"*, Jacqui was interviewed by Megan Leeds-Williams in April 2012 about her work and her thoughts on the world of coaching. You can listen to this conversation below.
What people say about Jacqui's coaching
“Jacqui, I would like to offer some feedback on the coaching you have provided for us over the past year. The individual’s attitude has improved markedly as a consequence of the sessions you have conducted with him. His general demeanor has improved, with this having a positive impact on his relationships with his fellow workers. The coaching has been of considerable value both to him personally and to our company as his employer.”
“Jacqui’s coaching has helped with focusing on my role as a leader. It has firmly planted in my mind the importance of the type of impressions we need to give people such as the type of conversations to have, so that they
are able to perform the way we need them to. The coaching has highlighted areas that I need to be more effective in and has encouraged me to break down some long held personal perceptions that I considered important.
I feel that I am better equipped to deal with my peers and team as a result of the program. The personal development side of the program has been very useful and a good foundation.”
“ It [the coaching] will give me more confidence in the way in which I tackle lots of situations and it will make me be more aware of need to treat people appropriately and not use language or behaviour which undermines their dignity”
“…I really appreciated the extra stuff - the follow up calls, additional materials and papers. ...somehow always managing to learn from whatever was going on and understanding how a different approach might work. I think that’s the main reason why I was often quite successful in putting into practice what I was learning – it was topical, relevant and very practical! The coaching will help me to be more frank and open about the problems I am facing, yet still respecting the dignity of others. … Thanks again for everything.”
“Jacqui handled difficult subjects during our sessions very well. I enjoyed working with Jacqui even when it got tough!”
“Jacqui was sensitive, friendly, aware and effective!”