Empowered Leaders

Become the leader you were born to be

Leadership in this fast-paced and changing new economy is challenging. You think you know today how you want to take your organisation and your people forward, but that knowledge could well be disrupted by tomorrow by some circumstance or event totally outside your control.


You find yourself constantly having to unlearn what has previously served you well as you engage with this new normal.  Every day you find yourself on an unpredictable, uncertain and ambiguous road, having to make decisions about which way to go.


How do you lead your organisation and your people to achieve the outcomes you want in this new economy? 


The reality is that you have limited ability to control what is out there, but you have complete control over You. Developing and enhancing your self-leadership is where your strength will lie. You can transform yourself to be an Empowered Leader in this new normal environment. You can engage with me to discover and develop the soft skills you need for leadership.

The Empowered Leader's Journey

The transformation that is necessary to become the leader you were born to be requires an inner journey, a journey below the water line to discover, develop and enhance the enormous hidden potential you have there of which you are currently unaware and therefore cannot bring to your leadership. By walking that journey with Maree, you can share the road and share the experience. It will be challenging, yet extremely rewarding.

  • Your decisions will resonate

    Your decisions will feel right, will resonate with you and will see you adopting a new way of being and doing that relies not on some external model, framework or system , but on a highly developed self-awareness and self-leadership.

  • You will be in control

    You will no longer feel overwhelmed by every change that threatens from left field. You will experience an inner strength and resilience that empowers you to pro-actively respond to whatever presents itself.

  • You become an empowered leader

    As an Empowered Leader who has transformed yourself to lead in this new normal space of uncertainty, unpredictability, and exponential change, you are now also able to inspirationally lead your organisation and your people, not merely manage them.

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

I want to help leaders
to transform themselves

from the leaders they are

to the leaders they need to be
in this new economy

- Maree Harris

Leadership Development Programs

Maree believes that the two primary responsibilities of leaders are:

to lead and manage themselves,


to lead their people.

She has designed two programs to help leaders and aspiring leaders

learn to do that.

Lead From Within Signature Leadership Development Program

Leaders today are faced with much disruption in their professional and industry sectors and with exponential change and the unpredictability and uncertainty that accompanies that. Much of what worked in the past for them, no longer does. In fact, they often have to do as much "unlearning" as they do learning.

Maree believes that if leaders want to lead confidently in this environment, they need to make self-leadership their foundational and first priority. This is about them making a commitment to developing and enhancing their personality, behaviour, attitudes and mindsets so they can use their highly developed personal qualities to "lead from within", to shape their leadership. 

The Lead From Within Program is a very interactive program, depending on the full engagement of participants for its success. It focuses on seven self-leadership skills leaders need today:


Emotional Intelligence,



Managing energy rather than time,

Integrate and bring flow to their work and life,

Being a connector. 

This is the program that takes leaders from what they need to DO, to who they need to BE, in this challenging new world.


Lead Your People Empowered Leadership in Practice Program

Maree has designed this program around four key motivators that leaders need to embrace if they want to create high performing professionals.

It's about how leaders





their people.

It brings into practice the seven skills from the Lead From Within Program and builds on them as leaders become confident in leading their people in these challenging times.

Of the extensive rage of skills leaders need to learn to be effective leaders, these are the six Maree has chosen as most important and that, once mastered, she believes produce the most significant outcomes. 

Motivating High Performance.

Being the Coach, Not the Critic.

Rethinking Performance Appraisals.

Leading With The Brain in Mind.

Managing the Low Performer.

Leading Your People Through Change.

These are interactive workshops, where Maree acts much more like your guide on the side, than the sage on your stage.

What Maree's Clients Have To Say

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