“We all need to grow in our
professional lives. Coaching is an effective method for
enhancing learning and effectiveness and is particularly useful
for aspiring leaders.”
Few business leaders understand the complex interplay of
contextual and relationship factors that influence our working
lives the way Sally Pitkin does.
A winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the private
sector category in 1999, Sally was a partner at Clayton Utz,
specialising in banking and finance, and worked with a number of
Australia’s leading banks and financial institutions on major
project and property financing transactions.
While at Clayton Utz, Sally also developed a specialist practice
in corporatisation and privatisation and advised the Queensland
Government on the privatisation of the TAB.
experienced company director, Sally’s current board appointments
include Super Retail Group, Export Finance and Insurance
Corporation, Queensland Competition Authority and the Committee
for Economic Development (CEDA).
Throughout her career, Sally has found “the power of
collaboration in generating ideas, good will and solving
challenges always surprises and delights me”.
It is this collaborative approach she brings to her coaching,
guided by her respect and compassion for others.
Sally believes the best coaches bring to their role experience,
credibility, judgment and integrity, along with empathy and a
keen sense of humor.
Her approach to coaching is to “motivate and question clients
and to help her clients learn new strategies to be effective,
confident and happy in their role”.
The diversity of Sally’s experience as a professional and as a
non-executive director across many sectors and industries can
help clients tap into new ways of problem solving and provide
insights on how to achieve the best outcomes for their
Sally also enjoys the intellectual rigors of academic study and
is currently completing a PhD on governance and the social and
cultural dynamics of board rooms.
Sally has two “nearly adult” daughters and enjoys music, theatre