BIO

Principal Executive Coach

Our Principal Coach, Louise Taylor Walls, is an Executive and Organisational Coach and an experienced, results-focused business professional.  She works collaboratively with her clients to identify goals and achieve desired coaching outcomes.  Supporting high potential individuals and senior executives on their leadership journey, she thrives on helping them to recognise their true potential, overcome challenges and accelerate performance, ultimately delivering higher-impact organisational results.

Louise is an active Board Director of a financial services organisation and has senior leadership experience in banking and finance, business information and professional services sectors.  She has worked in small, medium and large corporations taking on a variety of roles in general management, business transformation, programme management, business development, and events management.  This breadth of experience provides her with a deep understanding of the commercial landscape and challenges which her clients face. Louise’s coaching experience sits across a range of sectors including financial services, energy, technology professional services and hospitality, where she has worked with clients at all stages of their leadership journey.

Louise’s calm and approachable nature quickly builds a sense of trust and rapport.  She specialises in taking a strengths-based approach, employing a combination of tools and techniques to help clients reflect deeply, delivering improved self-awareness, unlocking potential and building confidence and courage. Through this process clients start to think differently and find answers to the challenges they face, unlocking practical and executable plans to advance and grow. 

Originally from the UK, Louise’s spirit of adventure and challenge saw her taking to the high seas from age 15 and ultimately sailing to Australia on a 58ft yacht at age 22, where she lived for 20 years before then moving to Singapore.  Whilst she travels regularly back to Australia for her Board work, she now once again calls the UK home.  Louise has a love for fitness and well-being but also a passion for good food and wine.

Having spent most of her life abroad, Louise has had a multicultural exposure, which allows her to work with clients of various backgrounds and cultures.

Areas of Coaching Expertise

Louise has a passion for supporting successful and motivated individuals to be even more successful.  She is focused on helping people maximise their career potential and achieve sustainable high performance balanced with well-being.

 

Louise’s particular areas of interest are:

  • Role Transition – supporting individuals move from subject matter expert to business leader, or to successfully move into a new role with confidence and control.

  • Developing Emerging Leaders – cultivating high potentials to help them understand their strengths and potential and how to build on these for optimal performance results and career outcomes.

  • Strategic Leadership - developing an ability to step away from delivering and executing, to find a deeper level of knowledge and thought leadership that facilitates better decisions and future business outcomes. 

  • Influence and Impact – building individual presence, strategic stakeholder relationships and communication skills to help smooth decision making and shape business thinking. 

  • Women in Leadership – supporting women to develop their leadership style, presence and personal brand, navigate their career and successfully operate with confidence and impact.

  • Productivity & Effectiveness - uncovering new tools and practices to improve individual and team output. 

  • Personal Brand - awareness of the factors that influence perception and the impact this has on career opportunities. 

  • Career Planning – working with individuals to deliver clarity around their personal values, motivators (and demotivators), strengths, skills and experience to create a well-informed plan for a successful and rewarding career journey.

  • Resilience & Wellbeing – creating personal awareness of values, motivators, capacity and stressors, building resilience, and developing strategies to ensure on going personal engagement, happiness and sustainability. 

 

Qualifications

  • Accredited Organisational Coach - Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership

  • Graduate (GAICD) - Australian Institute of Company Directors 

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Southern Cross University

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Pharmacology - University of Edinburgh

Certifications

  • Certified in Hogan Suite (HPI, HDS, MVP, 360)

  • Certified in Everything DiSC and trained in Agile DiSC EQ

  • Certified in High Performing Team Assessment, by Peter Berry Consulting

  • Experienced in using Clifton Strengths Finder

  • Agile Project Management (Agile PM) and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner

Professional Memberships

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

Experience

  • Executive Coach - Kipling Partners, Singapore

  • Non-Executive Board Director - Think Tank Property Finance, Sydney

  • Chair, Nominations & Remuneration Committee - Think Tank Property Finance, Sydney

  • Program Director, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability - Westpac Banking Corporation, Sydney

  • Head of Network Transformation, Westpac Retail - Westpac Banking Corporation, Sydney

  • Head of Consumer Services - Dun & Bradstreet (now 'Illion'), Sydney

  • Group General Manager - The Boston Group, Sydney

  • General Manager - Boston Commercial Services, Sydney

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