About Gayle Hardie

Gayle is internationally recognised for her capability, enthusiasm and experience in the world of leadership and organisation transformation. She currently works with boards and senior leaders all over the world in a range of areas, including: transformational leadership and change in individuals and organisations, strategic planning and development, emotional health and leadership resilience, leading through facilitating, strengthening collaboration, and board and executive mentoring and coaching.

The search for healthier political leadership

Two months ago I wrote about how the lack of emotional health in our current political leadership – in particular in parliament itself – was keeping me awake at night. As if to emphasise that below-the-line behaviours aren’t restricted to the chambers, in the period since then we have seen yet another sitting prime minister [...]

By |2018-10-01T11:45:59+10:00October 2nd, 2018|Blog|3 Comments

Enter ‘artful leadership’

This month we welcome a guest post from our colleague and collaborator Kim Lisson. Kim is a ‘late onset artist’ (a writer) and the Principal Consultant at Karrak Consulting. After 30 years in the leadership development field, he has finally realised artists are his tribe and he’s enjoying making and sharing the now-so-very-obvious links between [...]

By |2018-08-31T10:15:31+10:00September 4th, 2018|Blog|1 Comment


In our latest Global Connections newsletter, I wanted to revisit a sentiment expressed in a blog post a few years ago. It seems appropriate at a time of such heightened caution. Experience tells me that the gift of spontaneity lights up the hearts of others. Being spontaneous can be as simple as letting someone know [...]

By |2018-07-17T16:46:59+10:00July 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Spontaneity

Becoming healthy as an alternative to losing weight

No, I haven’t suddenly become a fitness guru with tips and techniques for the month ahead. What I want to do in this article is highlight something that has become more apparent to me lately and that is all about our use of words and what that creates in our life. I would like you [...]

By |2018-07-02T16:03:41+10:00July 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Becoming healthy as an alternative to losing weight

May 2018 travels and many things ahead

May 2018 turned out to be the month of ‘many things to do’ with our co-founders Gayle and Malcolm travelling to Hong Kong to connect with Global Fellow Sting Chan and spend time with several of his colleagues and clients. Then it was onto Finland to support our Global Fellows Sari Ajanko and Jim Grant [...]

By |2018-06-19T14:30:12+10:00June 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on May 2018 travels and many things ahead

Why culture change is rarely straightforward

As one financial institution after another is finding itself embarrassed by the current Royal Commission into the sector in Australia, we hear a lot of commitment to ‘changing the culture’ in the future. Unfortunately, the likelihood is that these large banks and investment firms will find culture change far more difficult than they make out. As [...]

By |2018-06-05T11:21:52+10:00June 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Why culture change is rarely straightforward

Celebrating with Arid Recovery

Global Leadership Foundation celebrated 15 years of raising the emotional health levels of leaders across the world on May 1st this year. Many of you will know the influence that Arid Recovery had on the creation of our organisation. In recognition of this, six of our Global Fellows joined Gayle and Malcolm in celebrating this [...]

By |2018-05-15T14:30:41+10:00May 15th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Celebrating with Arid Recovery

Tables of Ten in Melbourne 2018

Our Melbourne Tables of Ten 2018 group began connecting in February 2018 at Streat in Collingwood. Travelling from as far as Adelaide, Castlemaine and Traralgon and as close as Brunswick, this diverse group of nine leaders, along with Global Leadership Foundation co-founder Gayle Hardie, all bring insight, inspiration and incredible diversity to the table. The three [...]

By |2018-04-17T14:16:18+10:00April 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Tables of Ten in Melbourne 2018

Spirit of Leadership Experience: Dates for 2018

Our next 'Spirit of Leadership' Leadership experience will take place from September 7 to 10. This three-day journey into the desert in Central Australia will challenge your beliefs, enhance your resilience and creativity and help you lead a healthier professional and personal life. Executive coach and Global Fellow Sue Gregory and traditional medicine man Frank [...]

By |2018-04-17T14:18:57+10:00April 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Spirit of Leadership Experience: Dates for 2018