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WebinarsFITT have an exciting program of webinars to enhance the learning and development path for our participants, each webinar is jam packed with the subject matter expertise tips and tools around topics that our participants have highlighted as important to them in our annual corporate member survey.  Each webinar is an hour long and usually over lunchtime to make it convenient to attend from your desk.


August 2015

6 Cyclinders of Wellness - Christopher Paterson

August 13th 12-1pm


Stress, pressure and uncertainty are a strain on our bodies and our minds so to navigate our lives effectively, we need to be at our very best.When we get this right we are happier, healthier, mentally sharper and overall,we are more successful. 

This masterclass for FITT members shares the evidence, the neurology of performance and practical tools to support you to boost your own wellness profile. In doing so, you’ll be at your best both in and out of the office.

Read more about the webinar, why wellness is important and a wellness toolkit HERE

The Facilitator is Christopher Paterson.

Christopher Paterson is managing director of ALCHEMY Career Management. With a background in business psychology and 18 years of international HR consulting and coaching experience, Christopher is passionate about facilitating success with wellness as the key element.

Read more about  Christopher HERE

Listen the the recording -  HERE

June 2015

mBraining, Wiser Decision Making using your Intuition

June 18th 12-1pm        Listen to the recording HERE

We live in times of massively accelerating changes in social/business/economic spaces making the decision landscape far more complex and volatile. The impacts of Globalisation, Social interconnectivity, Technical complexity and higher expectations in Governance, Risk Management, Legal and Compliance, and Customer and Employee Expectations have combined to create challenges for organisational leadership and decision making.

Science has proven you have a brain in your heart and your gut, and the implications for decision making, for leadership and for success in life are profound!

In this ground breaking session, you’ll discover the latest neuroscience findings about your multiple brains (head,heart and gut brains) and what they have to offer for increasing intuitive abilities and for immediately generating wiser decision-making in your daily life. 

Nominated for the 2013 Telstra Business Women’s awards, Stacey Ashley is theManaging Director of Ashley Coaching and Consulting.

Stacey is a Master Coach and leader within the Australian coaching community and holds an impressive array of national and international accreditations. Stacey is also a certified trainer and she regularly shares her expertise with others by delivering the most highly accredited workplace & business coaching programs in Australia.She works with executives, senior management and teams from many of Australia’s leading corporations, along with private clients.

Stacey believes we can all achieve our potential and focuses more and more on the creation of Coaching Cultures in organisations, and Happiness at Work, enabling leaders and individuals to bring out the best in themselves and the people around them.

Her passion lies in the personal and professional development field, where she utilises the latest thinking in neuroscience and positive psychology combined with ancient wisdom to support the development of authentic leadership. As part of her on-going self-development she is also the only coach within Australia to hold three specialised practitioner qualifications in the emerging fields of The Science of Happiness at work, StoryCoaching and mBraining.

March 2015

The ‘Art of Effective Listening –Building Empathy and Rapport'
April 16th 2015 12-1pm

Our recent webinar attracted over 100 registrations; on a topic close to our hearts-Mark Bramwell from Bramwell Solutions took us through The Art of Effective Listening.  With a background in psychology, and as a trained coach and facilitator, Mark was able to draw on experience and theory in this webinar.

Mark covered the need to be aware of preconceived ideas and stereotypes and these may bias our opinions and affect how we listen and the effectiveness of our listening skills in that situation. 

The webinar covered effective listening habits, and using a simple listening test, shows how easy it is to fall into the habit of hearing what you want to hear, or making assumptions without listening to the whole piece. 

Building empathy is an important tool for developing relationships and with some guidance on why it is so important, Mark covered some tips for building empathy and developing rapport.  A simple task of asking questions and ensuring you listen to theanswer!  Prove you’ve heard by paraphrasing and repeating terms. Effective questioning techniques were covered, including the power of silence. 

While how to listen might seem straightforward and obvious, this webinar reminded us all on the need to focus on the right things for more effectiveness.

Listen to the recording HERE

November 2014

November 20th  

How to manage stress before it manages you 

Lisa Phillips

Stress is never going to completely disappear in our lives so in order to manage your stress; you need to take responsibility for it. In this webinar, you will learn about why we get stressed, why it can be different for everyone; How to identify your personal stress triggers and how to change your mindset and take action in order to manage your own stress –before it manages you!

Lisa Phillips is a Life and Confidence Coach

About Lisa:

My passion in life is helping people reallylove, accept and believe in themselves. I love to see people grow during thecoaching process and reach out and fulfill their wildest dreams! In particular, I gain greatsatisfaction watching my clients change from believing they are not worthy,deserving or good enough, to transforming into empowered, loving andresponsible individuals who treat themselves like the amazing special peoplethey truly are.

I decided to get into Neuro LinguisticProgramming (NLP) and Success coaching at a time when it seemed that my lifewas falling apart around me. I had recently lost my job, got divorced andmoved far away from my family and friends. This decision totally transformed mylife and I have never looked back. I did not realise at the time what a positive impact coaching would make to all areas of my life. Inparticular, it allowed me to increase my self-esteem and confidence, and reallybelieve that I was good enough to have the life I wanted to lead!

In addition to my formal training, I havecompleted workshops and courses with many of the world’s leadingself-development experts, including Debbie Ford, Doreen Virtue, Erkhart Tolle and LouiseL. Hay.

Read the review HERE or Listen to the recording HERE

September 2014
Sept 4th – Train your Brain to look for the good

Divya Hemnani loves empowering others to be the brightest and most brilliant versions of themselves.

Although she has researched the mysteries of the mind for over a decade, obtaining degrees in neuroscience, psychology, and cognitive sciences from Oberlin, a top tier liberal arts university in the US, she continues to dedicate herself to understanding the nature of belief and the mind-body connection as a Brain Trainer. As the Founder & Director of the Intrinsic Brilliance Institute, Divya uses her passion and knowledge about the power of neuroplasticity to help people train their brains to produce the thought patterns that give rise to what they most desire in life.

Having struggled since adolescence to satiate the burning question, "what's the purpose of living?" Divya began playing in the personal development space when she realised that science doesn’t provide a satisfying answer. The answer, she discovered, lies in connecting to the wisdom within through mindfulness. Having experienced firsthand how drastically life changes when your mind changes, Divya is on a mission to inspire joy and resiliency within others.

Recording available HERE
Presentation slides available HERE
July 2014

Communicating Like a Pro

Listen to webinar on-demand click here


Presented by Pat Skalsky, Executive Coach with AltusQ

Pat is an Executive Coach with AltusQ, an international expert coaching firm.


Her clients include IBM, Macquarie Bank, Reckon, Acer, Lloyds International, Bankwest, Quantium, Olympus, Coal Services, BlueFIn Resources, HR Partners, Certitude Global Investments, Rohlig, Funkis, RMG Partners, Journey Masters and the Australian Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the YWCA.

With a strong female following, she coaches executives, high performers and emerging leaders whose challenges typically include:

  • Increase in Executive Presence (confidence and visibility, self-awareness, profile and personal branding)
  • Newly Promoted (stress, work life balance, new relationships and team dynamics)
  • Career Advancement (visibility, influence and perception)
  • Influential Leadership (solid reputation, enhanced skill set and presence)
The ROI of the one-on-one coaching to the organisation include:

  • Retention of high potential talent
  • Succession planning and development of key executives
  • Enhanced individual and organisational performance
  • Increased leadership skills including emotional awareness with internal and external stakeholders
  • Improved relationships and productivity to enhance employee and team development

Qualifications and Interests

Pat holds a Masters of Business Coaching (Distinction) and Genos Emotional Intelligence Certification. She loves spending quality time with friends and family, is an avid theatre goer and is on the Board of Director’s at Darlinghurst Theatre.

Communicating Like a Pro

Central to Pat’s coaching is her ability to be able to build trust and rapport with her clients through inspirational and meaningful conversation. She is all too familiar with the challenges that face us all on a day to day basis which include ensuring our messages are heard the way they were meant, the need to ensure favourable outcomes from our negotiations and having difficult conversations.

In this webinar, Pat will share with you some of her practical coaching skills designed to help you take these back with you to your office and put in place straight away. These tools will include:

  • Context /content: giving meaning to your communication
  • Think Feel Know: understanding the preferred processing style
  • Five Communication Skills: when am I ‘asking’ vs when am I ‘telling’
  • Conflict and Negotiation: judgment vs understanding
June 2014

Planning for Life Change

Join us for a webinar on June 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM AEST.

Listen to webinar on-demand click here

Are you thinking about a life change? Is it something you have planned for or is it something that has hit out of the blue? In the mature stages of life we can be planning for our marriage, new born and retirement or be hit suddenly with other major life change. These can be times of great opportunity and new starts. These can also be times of great uncertainty and worry. 

How satisfied are you on a scale of 1:10 that your current financial strategy will achieve your goals? 

Will your strategy cover your children’s’ education through high school and university?

Will your strategy enable you to retire comfortably? 

Major life change has implications for ongoing wellbeing, peace of mind and future security whether planned or unplanned. Change can have big knock on effects for your finances, your investments, and your future income. Change can affect those close to you, your family, your partner and dependents. This can often make things complex. 

This webinar will provide you with some tips and strategies to plan for the change.

Presented by Helen Shao, Financial Adviser, MLC Advice

Helen Shao

Financial Adviser

Helen is an experienced financial planner, financial coach and financial analyst with nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry.  She is the owner and principle of MLC Advice Lane Cove. 

Helen Holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Applied Mathematics, PhD studies in Applied Finance, an MBA and a Diploma in Advanced Financial Planning. 

Helen’s passion is helping people to design and build the life they want, she has had a fascinating life journey from leaving China in the 1980’s to overcoming the challenges of new starts in  Australia, to a successful business owner today. It is a story of strength, resilience and trust, heartache and hope through life’s continual change. 

Two decades down the track, Helen use her own life experience setting up a successful business venture “Renovate You”  to helping people to transform themselves to  - Look the part, Feel the part, Own the part, Live the part. 

March 2014

Find the Talented Stranger Within

March 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM AEST.

If you missed the webinar, click here to watch the replay..

So many people suffering from the feeling of not being good enough, also known as the Imposter Syndrome, have never recognised their own talents and successes which makes it impossible for them to make their unique contribution. In this keynote, the concept of the Imposter Syndrome is introduced in a way that helps individuals recognise the symptoms in themselves (70%) or others they are close to. They get to see the typical coping behaviours and understand the business and work benefits and consequences. Through case studies and personal experience, they will see how they can move beyond Imposterhood™ to discover and release the talented stranger within – for the benefit of all they associate with.

Presented by: Suzanne Mercier, Managing Director, Liberate Leadership

On-Demand Webinars

27th June 2013: The Art of Networking

Presented by Negba Weiss-Dolev, Director, Resurgence

Over 85% of jobs are filled via Networking and most business opportunities are generated similarly - why then do so many women avoid or under-utilise Networking?
In this webinar we will be addressing questions such as:
• What is Networking?
• Why Network?
• Challenges for women and overcoming the barriers (real and perceived).

Learning outcomes include clear understanding of the meaning and purpose of Networking as well practical techniques for Networking.

If you missed this June Webinar, click here to listen-on-demand

About Negba:

Negba Weiss-Dolev has a proven track record as a Senior Executive and Board Director. Her roles include: President of the Jewish Museum of Australia, Swinburne University Council member, Director of Telstra’s e-Processes group and Director of Telstra’s Year 2000 Program. Negba is founder, partner and Director in the innovative Leadership, Coaching and Change Management company; Resurgence Pty Ltd.