Empowering Women in Leadership

How to Create a High Performing Team

Would it change your business if you had a high performing team all headed in the same direction, on the same bus working for the common cause effectively and efficiently?

Did you know frequently the majority of businesses owners say one of the biggest challenges in running a business second to being profitable, is managing staff?

You know, dealing with the people issues. Those challenges that often are the ones that take over your day, keep you back at work late and or wake you up at night.

Whether it's the lack of initiative and people NOT being able to think for themselves...

Or perhaps the opposite. They're so focused on how they want to do things, they keep wanting to make changes and do things their way, instead of following existing processes and procedures.

Or maybe it's because the current procedures are out of date, take too long, don't exist yet and are hampering people's performance and productivity.

Or could it be that you haven't got productive people on your team yet, because who you hired in the first place, is not aligned with the direction you're headed yet...?

Or are you terrified of hiring, because you want to avoid the 'team issues', prefer to keep it small or think it's easier to stay with who is already on the team rather than hire and fire...? (Better the devil you know, that the one you don't)

Remember the show back in the day called Perfect Match. Well it's important when you're hiring too, otherwise, you may need to be firing.

Or it could be, like for many women in leadership - your own mindset and ego is holding the business back, keeping the brakes on and causing the problems? The imposter syndrome  "Am I good enough?" and "Can I do this?" questions can lead to leadership chaos, confusion and stagnation.

Or are you doing it all? Burning the midnight candle and everything else in life is suffering, out of kilter and it's not ideal for the long term. You probably love doing your thing (your craft and you're good at it) yet certain aspects of being in business, like the people stuff, leadership.... it's a little tougher than you expected.

It's impacting your health, your family, your friends haven't heard from you in ages and chances are: FUN... well that's definitely been on the back-burner for a good long while, or it's as occasional and intermittent as those date nights have been lately.

Imagine having a high performing team around you, that's kicking goals, all getting on like a house on fire, systems are streamlined and working like a treat! The business is thriving, happy customers, it's profitable, you're all making a big difference and you have a life as well....

Yeh, right.... "impossible" you might say?

Actually, it's very possible and starts with these key areas.

When you are being the best version of yourself as leader, the ripple effect will spread.

Join a group of like-minded women in leadership. All passionate and dedicated to learning and growing their business leadership skills.

At this two-day event you will connect, have fun, learn and uncover some of the gaps and opportunities for you and your team. Whether you own the business, are heading up a department, leading a team, part of a team, have recently taken on a different role or you're considering stepping into leadership roles in the future.

This hands-on and interactive experience will provide you with the core skills serving you professionally and personally to feel more confident, empowered and articulate as a woman in leadership.

You'll discover:

  • How to be able to motivate, inspire and get the best out of people
  • Why everyone is uniquely individual, yet has similar patterns of behaviour
  • Ways to communicate with your team so you'll be heard, understood and followed
  • The pitfalls of leadership styles that don't work for profitable long term business results
  • How to ensure you get the right people on the team and what do to when it's not working
  • Strategies for handling the challenging conversations and situations leaders face daily

Here's what we'll explore:

  • Your Communication Toolkit

    Arm yourself with tools for understanding how to best communicate your message, whether to motivate, inspire, deliver feedback or negotiate and get the best out of your team.

  • Value Mindset and Culture

    Whilst humans are unique there are similarities in thinking and behaviours. Learn the code, so you are prepared and understand why people are like they are.

  • Developing Voice

    Use your voice, recognising the impact and opportunities from words, tone and physiology to speak with authority, credibility and warmth.

  • Leadership Styles

    What works and doesn’t for business success. We’ll look at short-term wins, long-term growth, team productivity and performance.

  • Harnessing Talents

    Surround yourself with talent and empower people to be the best version of themselves. Strategies to ensure you get the best possible people at the table.

  • Overcoming the Challenges

    Discover strategies for handling the uncomfortable conversations, the difficult situations and confrontations that come up daily in most team environments.

Empowering Women in Leadership

How to Create a High Performing Team

Friday 9th & 10th August 2018


  • Two full days interactive workshop experience
  • Morning Tea, Light Lunch & Afternoon Refreshments
  • A Leadership Communication Guide

These Empowering Women in Leadership days definitely open your mind and help you to close some doors to negativity which allows your potential to come out.

Betty Lappin Industry Training Consultant

The 3 most important things for me to implement from today's workshop are 1) Take Risks 2) Ask for Help and 3) Remember there is no Perfect. We had some real life learning about better understanding human behaviour and safe ways to change.

Helen Zigterman ThatOTpractice

Thanks for this fantastic opportunity for women who value personal and professional development. We often get stuck in the daily grind and changing the "hats" we wear and forget to self-care - both mentally and physcially.

Madonna Elsmore CQUniversity

What to expect when you attend:

  • Results - focused learning environment to ensure you can make the tweaks, improvements and changes to create and be part of a high performing team.
  • Hands-on fun experience, not for the fainted hearted, ideal for those that are curious about excelling, discovering and developing more self awareness as well as learning about others.
  • Tools and techniques to transform the way you lead and how you are experiencing the day to day challenges and joys life in leadership provides.

Introducing Your Host
Katherine Reid
General Manager
Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism

As a passionate advocate for supporting, developing and growing future leaders in our community, it is with great pleasure, that we invite Genevieve Matthews, leadership specialist, creator and founder of The Art of Extraordinary, to return to Bundaberg to share insights, real-life learnings and a swag of tools and techniques for improving your leadership skills.  I am not alone with the desire and drive, to be = a better leader, mother, person, to face my challenges head on, with a smile on my face and the confidence that I am living my truth. This event will be time to reconnect, collaborate, learn and grow together.

Genevieve provides the tools to live an extraordinary life. Whilst we're really good at keeping up appearances most of the time, we all get a little off course occasionally!

Because let's be honest...we've all read the books, we follow the inspirational Instagram pages, we know what we should and could be doing....but sometimes, with all of our balls in the air, as mothers, business owners, managers, friends, we forget that, really, we've got this! That ultimately, we're in charge! We have the totality of possibilities within us to stand tall, together, and achieve great things. This event is about coming together as a network of driven, inspired and world-class juggling women to grow as leaders, as a community and as a region. The world needs what we've got, so let's support each other to make it happen!

Introducing Your Mentor
Genevieve Matthews
Mentor and Facilitator
The Art of Extraordinary

With a career spanning over 25 years across all areas of business management. Genevieve has been mentoring and coaching business owners, leaders and teams around the country over the last eight years across a very diverse range of industries.

An experienced facilitator and passionate speaker, Genevieve is an NLP Trainer and Values Pendulum™ Business consultant, who provides enormous insight into what makes us tick, how to improve who we are being, what we are doing and our results quickly and effectively.

Her business acumen, experience and expertise covers all areas of business with a particular flair for sales and marketing, customer service and creating culture through clear purpose and values. One of Genevieve’s key strengths is her ability to assist people deal with the day to day challenges that business owners and leaders face, offering practical and useful strategies to help them be more confident and successful. With lots of personality, real life experiences to share and a flair for being creative, Genevieve provides a fun learning environment and engages audiences to drive results and immediate transformation.

This event is proudly supported by:

Who is this event for:

  • Business Owners wanting to grow and accelerate their business & team performance in 2018
  • Executives and Leaders ready to improve their level of influence and engagement to improve culture and create high performing teams
  • Emerging and Aspiring Leaders striving to step into leadership roles and improve their current leadership skills.