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
CULTURES OF COLLABORATION AND LEARNING
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.
Ferocious Warmth 10 Minute Presentation
I loved working with Synergy Effect to create this talk on Ferocious Warmth in a virtual setting.
A video on leading collaboration for the Queensland Education Leadership Institute
Some thinking on trust and collaboration
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
Watch Tracey in action
7 September 2020
I was honoured to be asked to speak on Ferocious Warmth at The Centre for Optimism in conversation with Victor Perton. We had a fabulous hour of discussion with people in Australia and the US on leaders who lift results AND relationships to extraordinary. We discussed infectious optimism and realist optimism. And being the Monday of a new extended lockdown here in Melbourne, the need to maintain selfcare to keep ourselves well, along with adaptability and learnability to find momentum in these days of challenge. Fabulous input and thinking from the inspirational people who came along to discuss these topics.
Connecting Conversations with Stephen Kendall-Jones, Principal, Albany - May 2020
In this 13 minute video, Dr Stephen Kendall-Jones, Principal of Albany Junior High School and I talk about leading a school through the remote learning phase of COVID19 and he and his school are capturing the innovations to take forward.
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.
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.
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.
Collaboration within and across our teams is a game changer. No longer working in non-communicative silos and ivory towers, businesses that have nailed creating a collaborative culture are tapping into collective genius, adaptability and smarter ways of doing the work. Yet collaboration is an illusion for many teams. They may say they collaborate, but in reality it’s simply cooperating. Getting along, being helpful, but not transforming for better outcomes. Authentic collaboration challenges the status quo and seeks new ways of working.
- Do you need greater collaboration that changes the status quo?
- Do you have duplication and wasted resources because people and systems don’t work together?
- Do you have teams and individuals who co-exist, rather than solving problems together?
If you answered yes to any of the above and want to find out what the three keys to building trust within your organisation is, I think this session is for you. Register now to secure your spot!
Tracey's Zoom Lounge
Fortnightly - next one 9 October 2020
My Zoom lounge will be open fortnightly on Friday's from 12 - 1pm if you'd like to drop in for a chat and get away from the maddening crowd. We have been having great conversations with both school and system leaders from state, catholic and independent sectors. A intimate chill hour, or however much you can spare, in my zoom lounge meeting and chatting with new people.
Zoom lounge room ID is: 883 5020 1887
December 15 - 17th, 2020
This three-day program is designed to inspire, encourage and support Women in Healthcare and Research to reach their full career potential. This program will explore leadership mindset and self-awareness, partnership and collaborative skills and strategic career planning as well as providing supportive networks and partnerships.
Delivered by Tracey Ezard and Professor Helena Teede with support from current leaders in healthcare and research.
We will explore:
The Keys to Leadership
Collaboration and Partnerships
Drawing on the leadership challenges faced by the group, our facilitators and mentors will help explore and strategise around them, through group discussion and panel responses.
2020 Programs Full - Register interest for 2021 Programs
This program is open to women in leadership positions who are keen to strengthen their leadership impact and willing to do a deep dive on what they bring to their world. They are women who want to realise their purpose and influence in their roles and in their whole lives. They want to create the future, not stand by and watch mediocrity and status quo keep us all small.
- Virtual 90 minute sessions running August - November
- Pre-program individual coaching session
- Collaborative learning group
- Articles and books
- Informal zoom room sessions
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.
Simple action. Many people. Big impact.
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