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Sarah Cornally

Systemic Leadership Consultant; Leadership Circle Faculty & Executive Coach

Sarah Cornally has over 28 years consulting experience working at executive and board levels in the areas of leadership strategy and development, organisational change and issue resolution, effective system and group dynamics, and executive coaching and mentoring.

Graduating from University of Sydney’s Cumberland College of Health Sciences as an Occupational Therapist Sarah developed a refined expertise in treating severely injured workers and returning them to gainful employment. She honed her strategic leadership and influence skills in the employment relations associated with this work.

Sarah was sought out by C-suite executives to provide consulting services in the area of leadership and issue resolution as a result of her reputation in resolving complex and challenging issues.

Since then she has consulted to and advised leaders from a wide range of organisations including AMP, APRA, AstraZeneca, CBA, the Dept of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, Coca Cola Amatil, George Weston Foods, IAG, KPMG, NSW Department of Human Services, Leightons Group, Macquarie Bank, Microsoft, NAB, PWC, QBE, Schering-Plough, Suncorp, and Woolworths.

Her leadership experience includes National President of the National Speakers Association of Australia (over 700 members) and various NFP boards including Chairman, depressioNet.

Sarah’s work focuses on enabling leaders to collectively create successful businesses and organisations where people thrive whilst achieving the organisation’s purpose. She has a special interest in developing greater capacity to respond insightfully and effectively to uncertainty and complexity by identifying elegant solutions.

Sarah leads certifications in the Asia Pacific region for the transformational leadership technology the Leadership Circle Profile ™. She is a member of the AICD faculty for the Board Ready program and advanced diploma, ‘Mastering the Boardroom’. She has trained internationally in systems dynamics in organisations.


BREAKOUT SESSION 2 #4, Tuesday 3 September

Deep Dive into Reading Leadership Circle Profiles

What are the deeper patterns and skills needed to masterfully interpret Leadership Circle profiles.

What are the patterns in numbers, between Reactive tendencies, in narrative descriptions and connected belief systems.

This is ideal for practitioners who have debriefed at least 30 profiles and want to now go deeper with their knowledge and develop mastery.


PANEL DISCUSSION #3, Wednesday 4 September

Transformation practices to help leaders navigate the complexities they are facing.

Many articles are written about navigating complexities and transforming leaders to be able to meet higher demands. But what does this actually mean and how does this happen. Our panel share their experiences, insights, practices and go to resources in an open and wide ranging conversation. Keep your pens nearby to capture a raft of precious anecdotes and a bunch of wisdom.


WORKSHOP #1, 4 September

Systems intelligence in organisations: The interspace between increased complexity, slowing down to listen to the edges and harnessing the whole.

What if we could map our understanding of the elements of the system, and discover if any aspects were missing from our mental model?

What if we could explore the relationship between the elements, and discover what had more potency in the mix? What if we could discover what was needed for various elements to have a better relationship with each other, so the system could be in flow, doing what it is designed to do? And why is quantum thinking essential in the face of ambiguity and complexity?

For any leader looking to see beyond the obvious this workshop is a must.

Sarah has spent over three decades consulting to local and global organisations. In the last decade she has studied and taught extensively in the subjects of systemic dynamics, leadership development and conscious leadership. Bring an open mind to this session as it will undoubtedly be filled by the end!