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    'The world needs more leaders with the ferocity to transform, and the warmth to inspire and connect people.'



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    Are you seeking leadership and culture that get the results AND creates strong connection and relationships? That's the secret sauce of Ferocious Warmth - head and heart, results and relationships. With both these approaches in dynamic interaction, there is no limit to what we can achieve.

    Tracey Ezard

    National Fellow Australian Council of Education Leaders (FACEL)
    2022 Hedley Beare Educator of the Year ACEL Vic


    Certified Speaking Professional - Professional Speakers' Association
    2023 Breakthrough Speaker of the Year PSA


    'I wanted to thank you for your inspiration, support and passion for making a difference which has always made me think about what I could do better in all my leadership roles and informed my actions. It has been a pleasure working with you and I have always recommended your books for those leaders if they weren’t already familiar with your work.' Senior Leader

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    NOW AVAILABLE - Ferocious Warmth Online Course

    $99 per login

    The Ferocious Warmth online course comprises of 8 modules that cover the essential concepts of Ferocious Warmth. The head and the heart of leadership, and the four key elements that Ferocious Warmth leaders draw from. The self paced modules with videos and activities are designed for you to work through as an individual but is also suitable for leadership team development, with everyone working individually, in the same time frame, then coming together to discuss the concepts and work through the activities together.


    Use in conjunction with the Ferocious Warmth book, available now through the online store or as an audo book.


    To learn more or to start the course today, click here.





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    Download Tracey's Speaker Brochure

    Ferocious Warmth Leadership - Leaders Who Inspire and Transform Speaker

  • Tracey Ezard






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    Ferocious Warmth Leaders lead high performance and deep learning. They understand how to get the balance of achieving results while building a strong culture of trust, learning and psychological safety. Innovation, momentum and outcomes, leveraged with empathy, compassion and trust. Leadership that focusses on both emotional and strategic intelligence coming together as a dynamic force.


    Tracey works with leaders and their teams to create dynamic leadership and collaborative learning cultures that create new ways of working in a complex world.


    Do your teams collaborate, innovate and learn from one another?
    Are they buzzing with ideas, collaborating on solutions and transforming your organisation?

    If they’re not, where do your leaders need to shift?


    In a fast-paced and dynamic world, our ability to form teams quickly and connect to the work is critical. Tracey helps leaders and teams form the glue that will get them extraordinary results - the glue of collaboration, learning and trust.


  • Upcoming Events & News

    For more opportunities to see Tracey in action, visit our Events or In Action page

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    Incredibly honoured to be named as Professional Speakers Australia 2023 Breakthrough Speaker of the Year.

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    Ferocious Warmth Workshop

    8 May, 2024 (Sydney)

    Excited to be partnering with ACEL to do a deep dive into Ferocious Warmth Leadership on November 16th during this one day workshop in Sydney. Designed for Principals, Deputy Principals, Senior and Middle Leaders, this is going to be a journey of self discovery, sharing and cracking open the balance of head and heart leadership - Ferocious Warmth.
    For more information or to register, click here

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    In this episode of the School of Wellbeing podcast, host Meg Durham sits down with Tracey Ezard, author of Ferocious Warmth, to explore this very topic. Discover the concept of ferocious warmth and how it can help leaders create a thriving environment for students, teachers, and support staff.


    Click here to view

  • Podcasts

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    The Dynamic Leader Podcast with Shelley Flett - November 2022

    Tracey and Shelley chat about emotional intelligence and how essential it is to leadership. It’s about appreciating what goes on in our head just as much as what goes on in our heart and taking the time to reflect and learn with others. 

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    Ferocious Warmth - Changing Conversations Podcast

    November, 2022

    Tracey talks about some of the concepts in her recent book, Ferocious Warmth, and the philosophy of leadership with both the heart and the mind. High challenge and high support in a context of emotional intelligence and trust.

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    The Edu Salon Podcast with

    Dr Deborah Netolicky

    July 2022

    Fabulous to discuss leadership, collaboration and psychologically safe workplaces with Dr Deborah Netolicky on her The Edu Salon Podcast.

  • Publications

    Read more of Tracey's articles here

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    The data story of professional school cultures: Exploring self-awareness and professional trust

    AEL - Vol 45 Issue 4 2023 - Article 2

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    Article: 'Why Fearsome Leadership Inflicts Trauma'

    Featured in CEOWorld Magazine, October 2022

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    Article: 'A learning culture is key to effective transformation'

    Featured in HR Director, September 2022

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    Article: 'The danger of being a toxic leader'

    Featured on SmartCompany Plus, September 2022

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