We are a network of highly skilled and certified Emotional Intelligence & NeuroCoaches across Australia and New Zealand, helping leaders and organisations super-charge their effectiveness, performance and well-being. We draw on world-class research and high impact coaching frameworks to cultivate a new language of leadership, impact, potential and dreams.
No boundaries, only possibilities – that’s the mantra we live by every single day. We believe so strongly in the work we do, and we know the impact it has on the livelihood of organisations and their people, that we feel a duty of care to bring this kind of unique coaching and content to as many people as possible. The dopamine rush that comes from rolling up our sleeves and working with individuals, teams and organisations to bring their vision and values to life is just a bonus. The best part is, we use a unique blend of globally tested and proven coaching frameworks to marry the science to the art of leadership – we remove the “fluff” and apply data and research into transformational frameworks.
At the core, all our Coaches are science geeks – we’re fascinated by the brain and the incredible impact it has on personal and professional effectiveness. The fact that a lot of people don’t know the first thing about how their brain (the single most critical muscle in the body) works and the implications it has on their lives, relationships, decision making etc is kind of scary to us. But where the magic really happens, is when our knowledge of the brain is coupled with the science behind emotional intelligence (EQ). The leaders and organisations we work with, learn how to bring colleagues into a toward state, how to calm the limbic brain and open the Pre-Frontal Cortex for some creative, innovative and logical thinking (hope we’re not losing you!). Then we go a layer deeper to look at individual team and organisations EQ competencies and climate – we measure and grow trust, we measure effectiveness and develop competencies to grow.
We’re very proud to be a Global Preferred Partner of the world’s largest EQ Network, Six Seconds. As the 2nd preferred partner in Australia, we are certified to integrate their suite of cutting edge individual, team and organisational profiling tools into all our client engagements. Six Seconds’ vision is to have 1 billion people having emotionally intelligence conversations by 2030 (a pretty incredible goal right!), and we’re dedicated to doing our bit too.
We bring Authegrity (lead with courage & compassion), Connection (we create more resilient & thriving communities), Edge (we think outside the box), Fun (we believe everything is more enjoyable when it’s fun) & Impact (we transform lives) to every person we meet, every email we write, every conversation we have and every program we roll out.
The Inspired Leadership training with Alison was without question one of the most beneficial days of training for myself and the Corporate Relationship management team at Air New Zealand. The problem we were aiming to solve, was ensuring considered responses to challenging daily circumstances. Alison provided the necessary tools to assist the team with enhanced communication, leadership and personal development skills. The training provided a blend of the neuroscience of leadership, how to grow influence, Brene Brown’s courageous leadership frameworks and the foundation skills of Emotional Literacy. Alison kept the entire team engaged, challenged and inspired to learn more about the frameworks and principles shared. I highly recommend Alison for the essential training required to navigate the ever increasing complexities of work life today.
It is my great privilege to be participating in coaching with Alison from UBalancer. My sessions with Alison have provided great insight into EQ and conversational intelligence, and have enhanced my skills to confidently and capably influence constructive conversations. I’ve especially enjoyed exploring what it is to be an inspirational leader. I am grateful that Alison has encouraged me to articulate my ‘noble goal’, to nurture and develop my networks, and to practice and encourage big picture thinking. Alison has given me the confidence and encouragement to be the leader I aspire to be.
Alison is an open and caring NeuroLeadership Coach, who was extremely passionate about Emotional Intelligence (EQ) concepts and how I bring this into my role and overall leadership.
Alison challenged me to act with clarity, exercise optimism, to be an empathetic leader and to find that overall balance in my life which has inspired me to be a better person both with my family and working environment.
Thank you Alison for bringing your life experiences, energy and EQ knowledge into my coaching experience and I truly recommend that other young and inspired leaders take up opportunities and experiences like this with Alison and her committed group of coaches.
Alison had an impact on fundamentally shifting some of my behaviours and beliefs through my time with her as my coach. She built my understanding of how to get the best out of people through deep understanding of the human mind. She helped me understand the impact of my feelings on the way I lead. There were so many practical tools that Alison has to share that I felt able to take action, learn further between sessions and have substance to the conversations. Although the coaching was remote through the Zoom room I feel like I know Alison personally and always felt the warmth in her personality in our sessions. She has helped me transition to a CEO role and I will be a much better leader as a result of her input
Alison is a masterful guide who has supported me through a life-changing leadership experience. Along the way I have unearthed the values that drive me, identified the source of my intrinsic motivation, discovered my leadership blindspots and gained insight into how I can be more influential. Alison exposed me to both a conceptual framework for neuroleadership and the practical tools to support me to be an inspiring leader who creates an environment in which high performance, creativity and agility can flourish. Alison is an extremely knowledge and compassionate coach who supports you to better understand yourself. I would thoroughly recommend working with Alison if you want to be not only an effective leader, but an inspiring one.
Leadership Vital Signs (LVS) Report & debrief provided me with a real insight on my effectiveness as leader. The LVS feedback allowed me to develop more awareness around the areas in which my self-impression may or may not be meeting the perspectives of my peers within my working environment. My UBalancer Coach was so empowering when delivering my LVS training and results. She helped emphasise, not only the opportunities in openly accepting any criticisms, but also the potential within my strengths, to positively influence my team performance and workplace environment. Her training and the LVS feedback has been invaluable to my role as a leader.
My colleague and I had a lovely hour with Alison and her team. The space was beautiful and it was a wonderful opportunity for us to spend some time with a variety of people from different sectors. Sometimes it can seem that the NFP sector is somewhat insular and it is great, on occasion, to connect with the corporate sector. Alison’s presentation was engaging, funny and well presented. The topic of trust created much conversation between us on the way home and made me think further about ways in which I can build trust both in my personal and professional life. We look forward to the future sessions!
From floating aimlessly to striding confidently in 7 months! For 24 years I have been looking for a coaching system that could help me understand MY brain and MY reactions so that I could better communicate with others while still being authentic and honourable without jeopardising my own self. My UBalancer Coach had a beautiful balance of business and emotion, getting the job done and feeling nice, guiding while listening. Through the work with my UBalancer Coach I now have the understanding and knowledge of myself that I am stepping and some days leaping forward in a responsive driven way that I understand and am confident in.
I lead a medium sized not for profit and we face much uncertainty as the sector undergoes unprecedented change with the introduction of the NDIS. I engaged with Alison to help me navigate this new space and to add tools to my repertoire in leading my team into this new space. Alison delivered much more than I expected. She is warm, engaging and deeply intelligent. She challenged me to think differently and lead my service with best practice, heart and courage. Not only have I learnt improved ways to communicate with team members and sector partners I have also experienced an increase in my confidence and capabilities. Our whole business has felt the impact of my work with Alison and I’m deeply grateful.
UBalancer Solutions has become a key partner to Health World in delivering targeted, personalised Coaching. Our focus has been utilising customised interventions via coaching support to drive emerging leader competence and confidence as managers of their responsibilities, and leaders of their teams. For us the way U Balancer flexes to individual profiles and goals to optimise fit of both coach and program assessment and design, fits perfectly to maximise the personal and professional growth of our most important asset, our people.