Speaker, Author, Educator
The Buzz - Creating a Thriving &
Collaborative Staff Learning Culture
Glue - The Stuff That Binds Us Together
to do Extraordinary Work
Creating leaders and environments where GROWTH is the focus
Tracey demonstrates a unique ability and skill set to work with organisations creating a collaborative environment where divergent opinions can be canvassed in a safe process, leading to exploration and alignment of thinking; whilst often challenging traditional philosophies and methodology that can limit potential to achieve unique and optimal outcomes. Tracey has assisted us achieve this at both a Board level and at staff levels across the organisation in terms of co-creating strategy to drive change and innovation.’
Nigel Fidgeon, Chief Executive Officer , Merri Health.
FEROCIOUS WARMTH LEADERSHIP
HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS
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.
Ferocious Warmth Leaders lead this space. 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.
Speaker, Author, Educator and Facilitator
Do your teams need to create an environment of inquiry and curiosity? One that pushes the status quo and gets to the real discussions? Tracey's style is invitational yet challenging. She is obsessed with helping business, education and health leaders shake the status quo to reach extraordinary outcomes. Building an atmosphere of collaborative inquiry, Tracey encourages people to come together to find solutions together and step into a space of deep learning.
Get your people thinking about how they lead and learn together in this environment of constant and fast evolution.
Ferocious Warmth Leadership
Collaborative Learning Cultures
Culture and Strategy Should Eat Breakfast Together
Psychological Safety for Learning and High Performance
Welcome to My Blog
Periodically Tracey writes blogs that draw on her expertise as a collaboration and leadership expert and provides informative and 'real life' examples of how organisation’s can use these tools and techniques to facilitate change in executive teams and workplace culture through engagement, collaboration and action.
for Leaders and Teams
The Stuff That Binds Us Together to do Extraordinary Work
by Tracey Ezard
Trust and collaboration are essential for real innovation to flourish. Glue reminds us of our essential nature as human beings – as co-creators – with an inbuilt need for deep connection and continuous learning.
Yet fear of failure and judgement often throttle the creative insights and knowledge-sharing that are so essential to the long-term success of companies today.
Glue not only recognises this problem, but opens a vital dialogue that leaders can continue with their people to find their own unique answers (now that’s collaboration!)
Warning, after reading and applying the ideas in this book, your teams may never be the same again!
Glue gets us looking above conventional teams to the approach more fitting the 21st Century. Honour this 21st Century tribe culture, and watch your company become extraordinary!
Creating A Thriving and Collaborative Staff Learning Culture
by Tracey Ezard
Written specifically for leaders in the education sector, this book gives you the keys to gaining commitment, collaboration and buy in to the shift you need in your organisation. It will help you build the learning intelligence of your workplace through supporting people outside their comfort zones and into growth. To buy your copy, go to our store below.
The Buzz - Creating a Thriving and Collaborative Staff Learning Culture
A Book for Education Leaders
Glue. The Stuff That Binds Us Together to do Extraordinary Work
A Book for Leaders and Teams that want to Lift Beyond Convention to 21st Century Tribes
Key to Success-
Is the Learning Intelligence of Your Organisation Getting You SHIFT?
We need to shake the status quo and the comfort zone and get moving! Whether we're focusing on strategy, continuous improvement, risk or simply staying ahead of the game, having a mindset that is about growth, learning and possibilities is vital.
A compelling space and energy in our organisations can make or break a thriving environment. Understanding the things we can do that create a place that people want to co-create and collaborate together is key to the success of an organisation with traction. It's not all about physical space, it's also about the vibe! Do you have the BUZZ?
It's usually the dialogue (or lack of) that kills innovation and collaboration. Dynamic dialogue that builds connections and the ability to create an atmosphere of learning is required in the complexity of today's world. We need more dialogue that empowers people to feel connected, valued and make the change and transformation required.
Leader and Organisational Programs
Bespoke design that meets the needs of your organisation
Ferocious Warmth Leadership
Ferocious Warmth Leadership PROGRAM
Leadership is messy. Every day there are myriad cross relationships, interactions and dances that go on in offices, meeting rooms and corridors. Leading in the messy middle of that is hard work. It constantly pulls us to one direction or another. Our ability to lead with balance and calmness can be a daily challenge.
Tracey Ezard works with leaders to increase their ability to balance both results and relationships. With intact leadership teams or leadership programs, we cover topics such as trust, conversational intelligence, psychological safety and empathy, as well as strategic thinking tools to bring leadership shift.
Tracey works with leaders to enable them to achieve real shift in their organisations.
LEAP Strategy - Collaborative Planning That Does Make A Difference and Give You the Momentum You Need!
Have your leaders sat through strategic planning that sucked? Retreats that bored everyone to snores and strategy that got locked into the filing cabinet? Tracey Ezard uses leading edge collaborative visual tools to take organisations through a thought provoking and future focussed process, ending with a dynamic, aligned and committed plan of action.
Have you got THE BUZZ? Thriving Professional Learning Environments
Explore and strengthen the key elements of vibrant and thriving professional learning communities . Working with Tracey on this core skill of transformational organisations provides opportunity for your staff to identify their strengths in this area and how they can tap further into their emotional intelligence and 'learning intelligence' to create a thriving environment - even when times are tough!
Elevate from a Hum to a Buzz!
Mentor and Critical Friend
Helping leaders challenge the status quo and create momentum in their organisations
The Buzz: Creating Thriving and Collaborative Staff Learning Cultures
Glue: The Stuff That Binds Us Together to do Extraordinary Stuff
Educator and Facilitator
Developing leaders and staff through dynamic sessions with a focus on application of learning, shift and transformation in the real world of their work.
Facilitating the collaborative discussion and harnessing direction, action and outcomes.
Supporting leaders in their quest for growth
Collective wisdom and building collective capacity are the way of the future.
Creating this within our staff learning community is the springboard to growth.
Getting a good sense of how strong our buzz is (Is it a buzz? A hum? Or are those just crickets chirping?) can be a challenge when we’re sitting in the middle of it. To gauge what is going on we need to sit back and reflect on ourselves and our school.
‘The Buzz’ Diagnostic will guide your reflection.
It asks about three core areas of learning intelligence: mindset, environment and belief.
Mindset. The way people in the learning community think.
Environment. The actions a learning community takes to stimulate professional learning.
Dialogue. The quality of the conversations learning communities have.
In each of these areas, there are some questions about how you feel as an individual educator, and how you feel as an educator within your school community.
When you’ve finished the Buzz Diagnostic, you will receive an individual report with feedback on important actions for your professional reflection practices.
If you are in a leadership position, you will receive a separate report with specific feedback for your school’s professional learning community.
So, what’s The Buzz at your school like?
Estimated time to complete - 10 minutes
All individual reports are kept confidential and are not shared with your school. If your school is participating in a whole school diagnostic, they will receive an aggregate summary report, however individual responses will still be kept confidential as your responses will be collated with feedback from other staff.
Friday 31 July at 9.30am AEST
The messages and communication we give as leaders through change and transformation can get people on board, or leave them by the wayside. Using both the innovation curve (Everett Rogers) and Spiral Dynamics (Beck and Cowan) as guides, this 60 minute session will provide some provocation for future thinking about the words we use to inspire change. The recent remote learning time is a useful experience that will be drawn upon.
‘The visionary leader creates a world to which people wish to belong’ Robert Dilts
Thursday 13 August at 3.45pm AEST
Great professional learning cultures need more than process and structure. Getting the pillars of mindset, a compelling environment and the right dialogue is critical.
In this 90 minute interactive virtual workshop, led by Tracey Ezard, we explore these elements and the key areas to focus on to build strong collective efficacy and authentic collaboration.
Link to session sent one day prior to event.
Wednesday 2 September at 4.30pm AEST
This session will provide you with the Conversational Intelligence ( C-IQ) dashboard, a useful framework for understanding the components of conversation that encourage understanding, trust, deep listening and collaboration. We will explore the impact of the chemical dance we have with others when we hold conversations, and the behaviours that help us connect more deeply and quickly.
To get to the next level of greatness depends on the quality of the culture, which depends on the quality of the relationships, which depends on the quality of the conversation. Everything happens through conversations’ – Judith E. Glaser, creator of Conversational Intelligence®.
Watch Tracey in action
I was privileged to speak at VID19 Conference in March 2020, a 19 day conference of speakers created by Julia Steel at the start of the COVID19 lockdown. It was an honour and a privilege to take part with over 120 speakers.
I spoke on Ferocious Warmth leadership. Many of you know that I am currently writing the book of the same name, and have been delivering leadership programs that help leaders get the balance of the head and the heart right.
If you are interested in seeing this session, the link to the recording can be found below
My session on Ferocious Warmth Leadership was visually captured by Katherine Baulch and I love it! Thank you Katherine for your take on my presentation.
3 Quick Tips for Using Video
Our current context requires leadership that connects virtually. This 5-minute video gives you three tips that can increase your confidence, connection and clarity on camera.
Simple action. Many people. Big impact.
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