I help people live and lead courageously - from the inside out - for impact that really matters

Maria Brett, Mindfulness, Leadership and Transformational Coaching

Maria Brett

The Growing Edge

Maria is an expert in leadership and organisational development who helps people lead courageously – from the inside out – for impact that really matters.

Come on a Transformation Journey with Maria Brett

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Programs


Courageous
Leaders

Live and lead courageously, from the inside out, for impact that really matters


Thriving
Teams

Build productive teams that thrive in complex and uncertain times


Purposeful
Organisations

Bring the vision of your organisation into being with purpose-led strategy

2023 Special Offers

Transformational Coaching 

Transformational Coaching is aimed at leaders who want to be more courageous and purpose-led in the way they lead. Whether you need support to tackle your current leadership challenges, or to gain clarity about the next steps for your career, the program offers intensive coaching support, including leadership mentoring when appropriate for your learning needs.

Courageous Leadership

The Courageous Leadership Program helps leaders change the way they’re leading – from the inside out.  The program has been designed with flexibility in mind, with 10 learning modules covering the ten key aspects of courageous leadership. You can engage me to deliver one module, or to deliver them all! Training is followed by group coaching to take leadership learning deeper. During coaching we apply the training to real-life work challenges so that learning becomes embedded in practice.

Living with purpose (on purpose)

A strong sense of purpose drives Maria Brett’s work and life.
Clarity of p
urpose is therefore central in her programs which are built on three core values:

  • Integrity underpins everything.  This means acting ethically, taking responsibility for your impact on other people and the world, and being your authentic self. 
  • Connection matters because we don’t live in isolation – we are wired for connection. Going beyond self to connect with others radically changes how you experience the world.
  • Growth is possible, in your personal professional life, because change is constant.  When growth is your purpose, and is pursued purposefully, transformation becomes possible.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Tackle Your Leadership Challenges with Purpose, Presence and Productivity
Coming in 2023

An intensive day of learning on Courageous Leadership. At this one-day in-person learning event, Maria Brett will introduce her approach to Courageous Leadership. This will be an immersive, experiential day of learning that will challenge the way you think about leadership and take you into new leadership territory

The Growing Edge Blog

Get set for real impact by putting strategy first

No time to read? Listen to the audio. Peter Drucker once said “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. I love developing strategy, and I believe it’s crucially important, but I’m with Peter Drucker on this one. Even the most visionary strategy won’t be implemented successfully if it doesn’t align with your organisation’s culture, and if your

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How to Create Psychological Safety at Work

No time to read? Listen to the audio. Every leader probably knows they need to be creating psychological safety for the people they lead.  But it’s also worth considering whether you actually feel safe to speak up to the leaders you report to with your concerns, questions, ideas or mistakes as a leader. I remember

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Getting to grips with negativity bias

No time to read? Listen to the audio. Human beings have a natural tendency to focus on the negative aspects of experience. It makes sense that we do this, given that we are hard-wired to keep ourselves safe. This is negativity bias – the tendency we have to “attend to, learn from, and use negative

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Get set for real impact by putting strategy first

No time to read? Listen to the audio. Peter Drucker once said “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. I love developing strategy, and I believe it’s crucially important, but I’m with Peter Drucker on this one. Even the most visionary strategy won’t be implemented successfully if it doesn’t align with your organisation’s culture, and if your culture is not healthy. Similarly, systems are essential. Without them, it’s difficult to effectively implement any strategy, or to harness people’s energy to do their

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How to Create Psychological Safety at Work

No time to read? Listen to the audio. Every leader probably knows they need to be creating psychological safety for the people they lead.  But it’s also worth considering whether you actually feel safe to speak up to the leaders you report to with your concerns, questions, ideas or mistakes as a leader. I remember one time when I decided to speak up about struggling with my wellbeing when I was under huge workload pressure in my leadership role. When

Read More »

Getting to grips with negativity bias

No time to read? Listen to the audio. Human beings have a natural tendency to focus on the negative aspects of experience. It makes sense that we do this, given that we are hard-wired to keep ourselves safe. This is negativity bias – the tendency we have to “attend to, learn from, and use negative information far more than positive information.” (Vaish, Grossmann & Woodward, 2008).  The down-side of negativity bias for leaders is that it can take you into

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