Sally Pitkin

“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. 

 An 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 organisation.

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 and yoga.