Coaching & Mentoring


Don’t go it alone! We love collaborating with our clients to help them be their best at work and in life.

As your coach, we support you to tap into your own experience to help you successfully navigate and thrive in the contemporary public sector.  We focus on your strengths and how to identify and harness them to achieve your goals.

Coaching can be for career development, to address specific workplace challenges or to lift your leadership skills to new heights.

Lifting performance through executive and workplace coaching can be an excellent tool in an environment where resources are constrained and there is more and more pressure on managers, staff and teams to deliver.

We also coach teams to achieve peak performance, focusing on embedding communication and collaboration skills.


We’re here to help! We are uniquely placed to mentor people who are seeking more direct workplace and career guidance and advice. Our depth of public sector experience allows us to offer meaningful and practical mentoring advice to our clients.

As working mothers in demanding jobs over many decades, we have a special interest in mentoring working parents and others with caring responsibilities.

Metis Coaching and Training can work with you to develop a package of executive or workplace coaching to suit your goals, budget and timeframes. We offer flexibility in our packages to suit each of our clients.

Book an initial 15 minute consultation to find out how we can help you through executive and workplace coaching:

Book consultation with Helen
Book consultation with Louise

or message us

Diagnostic Tools

The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®) is the world’s leading Thinking Styles assessment tool. It identifies your preferred approach to emotional, analytical, structural and strategic thinking. It also provides individuals with a significantly increased level of personal understanding.

Metis Coaching and Training can provide accredited HBDI assessments and debriefing sessions to help you gain insights into how you and your team think, work and communicate.


“Helen has not just provided me with great insights how I can present myself in an interview for a senior executive role, build on my strengths and showcase my experience, but provided me with emotional support and strategies to deal with stress and nervousness, which are unavoidable during the interview process. It was great to have an executive coach who you can relate to and who has such extensive public service experience to provide practical examples and suggestions. Helen’s approach to coaching is very supporting, guiding and non-judgmental. I have great appreciation of Helen’s ability in a short session to explore a variety of options and lead you to the very best solution to address your issues and concerns.”

Irina, EL2, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

“Louise’s advice, guidance and wisdom have been invaluable in helping me grow and adapt into the leader I am today. Her balanced, considered approach to managing difficult situations and insights into how to get the best out of your team have been key to shaping my leadership and management style. I anticipate Louise’s support will only become more important as my career progresses and look forward to continuing to work with her.”

Christine Presland, EL2, Department of Health and Aged Care

“Louise brings a warm, empathetic approach to her coaching which for me fostered trust and built the foundation to challenge and guide the next steps of my career. Louise’s own extensive professional experience provided an endless source of wisdom to each session and inspired the progress in my journey. I highly recommend Louise as a coach.”

Jen Wettinger, Branch Manager, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations