Bespeak, the newly-launched business of Torquay-based communications training expert Kath Essing, has been selected to create and deliver training for a group of women from AFL Victoria. Bespeak is working with Yellow Lab Consulting on the AFL Victoria Women’s Leadership Program and has recently hosted several high-profile guest speakers, including The Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
Bespeak educates leaders in organisations on developing interpersonal connections and workplace relationships, and how to build a flourishing organisational culture.
AFL Victoria is championing women to step into leadership roles, which Kath is extremely passionate about, having personally mentored hundreds of women in business to succeed in their professional careers.
Kath says, “The 21st century has seen dramatic changes to the role of gender dynamics in sport, business, and culture, meaning it’s more important than ever to invest in enhancing relationships and strong leadership”.
Kath has created an innovative, new method of communications training, which has been well received by many leading organisations, and is based on her previous experience in business consultancy and coaching. The Bespeak Communication Model trains individuals to communicate and work together effectively to best achieve shared goals and meet organisational outcomes.
“The Bespeak Communication Model synthesizes all the work I have done previously in this space and presents it in a way that is easy to understand and act upon.
“This is an approach I teach to leaders to enhance individual connections, which, in turn, improves organisational culture. This model creates a foundation for consistency and flow of communication and engagement.
“I find the gaps and identify the areas within teams that are not working, and I create solutions with the businesses to encourage connection. When people connect better, organisations are proven to perform better”.
Kath says that having The Governor-General attend as a guest speaker for the AFL Victoria workshops was an honour, and that it was a privilege to hear him speak alongside his wife Lady Cosgrove.
Kath is currently working with a variety of businesses across Australia and has previously worked with Hatched Media, Flight Centre, Origin, TAC, Rio Tinto, and ANZ.
Kath has a background in business consulting across numerous sectors, including finance and mining. Her qualifications range from positive psychology, human consciousness, life coaching, presenting, mindfulness, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Kath is also a published author, having written ‘Journey to Self’ based on both her personal and professional journey in overcoming challenges in order to live life with a clear mind and aligned purpose.
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