Authentic Meetings

Securing a Win, Win, Win

Running Authentic Meetings
When a group of people get together, we often see a conforming to expected norms and a formal or informal hierarchy appear. If one does not conform to the norm, they are either quickly brought into line with some form of reprimand or they are pushed further away because they seem to be ‘rocking the boat’ or ‘out of control’. We seek conformity and familiarity.

When looking at Authentic Leadership principles in any area of work or community life meetings, there are often dangers to watch out for within the team and also areas to promote.



The most effective Authentic Leaders and teams are those that think ‘out of the box’. Those that challenge the status quo, are not afraid to take calculated risks, and willing to see their ideas through to the end with perseverance.

Skills required

  1. High degree of self-awareness
  2. High degree of self-regulation
  3. Ability to identify team member innate strengths
  4. Openness to admit mistakes and learn from them
  5. Ability to listen and decern what is being said
  6. Clarity and single minded focus
  7. Desire to reach a win, win, win for each party involved.

Trusted by

I really enjoyed the course both the online component and the 3-day face-to-face workshop.

“The workshop was just a lot more interactive and there were some good practical exercises that I enjoyed. For example I took away lots of tips on exercises including stillness and active mindfulness – that will help me to implement breaks in my very busy life. I think that’s really important according to what I have been taught to prepare myself for that peak performance state. I thought it only applied to sports but in fact for myself to really think clearly and present the version of myself to the team. I really need to be in that state.”

Dr. Jun Yang, MBBS FRACP PhD

Dr. Jun Yang, MBBS FRACP PhD

Research Scientist, Monash Health & Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Thanks for training me to become a confident speaker.

“It has been one of the most valuable knowledge and skills gained through my PhD candidature. I enjoy applying the concepts learned, such as mindfulness practices into academic presentations or all aspects of my life.”

Dr Win Wah PhD

Dr Win Wah PhD

Research Fellow, Monash University
The importance of being in action, not letting resistance and hesitations get in the way.

“It’s given me a lot of tools and information that I can research more and new ways to think and how I can put things into action. Knowing that I have the ability, the resources, and the inner wisdom to do these things with courage, is great. The importance of being in action, not letting resistance and hesitations get in the way, trusting my own gut and my wisdom, the importance of affirmation has been really reinforced for me. Authentic Leadership is not about being a leader as the official title but leading your own life.”

Jen Haddon

Jen Haddon

Occupational Therapist, MidCentral Health