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ALEDA CONNECT

Aleda Connect is our signature, cross industry collaboration program. Curated and facilitated by experts, running for 8 fortnightly sessions, it’s the learning experience of a life-time. From leadership hacks to inspirational concepts, Aleda Connect is sure to have a positive impact on you, and in turn, those you lead.

THE AUSTRALIAN COACH SYMPOSIUM

ACS is an eight-week deep dive into the coaching mentality. It synthesises advancements in the field while empowering coaches to build resilience to handle the intense pressures of their career through the support and mentorship of peers who simply ‘get it’.

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The Australian Coach Symposium

An eight-week deep dive into the coaching mentality

The inaugural symposium in 2020 featured an all-star line-up: Australian men’s team cricket coach Justin Langer, NBL coach Will Weaver (Sydney Kings), AFL coaches Ben Rutten and John Worsfold (Essendon FC) and NRL coaches Trent Robinson and Matt King (Sydney Roosters). It was facilitated by ACS founder Matt Wadewitz and former Adelaide Crows coach Don Pyke.

The Australian Coach Symposium

An eight-week deep dive into the coaching mentality

The inaugural symposium in 2020 featured an all-star line-up: Australian men’s team cricket coach Justin Langer, NBL coach Will Weaver (Sydney Kings), AFL coaches Ben Rutten and John Worsfold (Essendon FC) and NRL coaches Trent Robinson and Matt King (Sydney Roosters). It was facilitated by ACS founder Matt Wadewitz and former Adelaide Crows coach Don Pyke.

ACS is an eight-week deep dive into the coaching mentality. It synthesises advancements in the field while empowering coaches to build resilience to handle the intense pressures of their career through the support and mentorship of peers who simply ‘get it’.

The magic of ACS is the cross-sporting-code format of the group, which is handpicked so strictly only one team is represented from each code. This creates the unique trusting environment needed to fast-track collaboration and learning.  ACS members benefit from invaluable wisdom and insights from their peers. Facilitators survey the coaches’ players to gather authentic feedback that is used to customise each coach’s learning journey.

Coaches learn techniques to continue the practices of self-reflection and problem-solving for the rest of their lives. The benefits flow on to their players, their organisations and their loved ones. Conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams, the ACS fits into the schedules of sports’ busiest professionals. There are also opportunities for members to meet face to face, health guidelines allowing, including at the Aleda Summit on 28th October 2021.

Class of 2021:

>  Eddie Jones

>  Brian Goorjian

>  Luke Beveridge

>  Ange Postecoglu

>  Neil Craig

As I head to the Olympics, I want to thank you all. How very privileged I feel to have been invited into this group of fellow coaches. I cannot begin to describe how valuable your insights have been and what a special bond I feel with each of you. Our meetings have really helped me clarify my approach in the lead up to Tokyo. I have benefitted enormously from listening to your wise counsel and your experiences. The hardest thing with this job was taking it. What I came away with is I should, and can, just be me! Give it everything. Right now it’s win, learn and stay in the moment! Thank you for your ongoing support!
Brian Gorgjian
Head coach, Illawarra Hawks

Why we started ACS

ACS was founded in 2020 by action-based learning trainer and lifelong sports fan Matt Wadewitz, who has observed more than 1000 educators and leaders, and has for the past five years been working closely with high-profile AFL coaches.

Matt saw that elite-level coaches were missing an opportunity to discuss the big issues in their jobs with others who ‘walk in their shoes’ in a mutually supportive, non-competitive environment.

With COVID-19 restrictions accelerating the shift to video conferencing, Matt recognised it was the perfect moment to launch ACS – an innovative way to deliver the evidence-based learning strategies he had long used and harness the collective brainpower of a group with decades of experience.

The LeadWell Way

Aleda Connect

What are we in the business of?

Collaborative Leadership Coaching with leaders of industry, sport, education and the arts

Why do we exist?

To create a world of collaboration

The benefits to our customers?

A time efficient, effective and inspiring learning experience. We curate a diverse group of leaders.

Actionable leadership hacks and tips are uncovered, leading to better outcomes.

The Australian Coach Symposium

What are we in the business of?

Sporting Coach Professional Learning

Why do we exist?

To connect, inspire and support coaches

The benefits to our customers?

A curated group of elite coaches, where deep learnings and connections are forged, inspiring growth.

A once-in-a-lifetime, unique learning experience.

Why the Empowering Leader Indicator Tool?

“It’s my medicine. Learning from and with people who walk in my shoes, it’s just been gold for me!”
Justin Langer

Head Coach, Australian Cricket

Workshop Education Approach

Workshops follow a proven education approach to inspire your people to learn, collaborate and reflect and enable positive and achievable change.

Wellbeing & Performance workshop topics include:

  • The Importance of Purpose & Meaning
  • Mindfulness: The Pathway to Self-awareness
  • Amplifying Resilience
  • Information Overload : The Attention Paradox
  • The Value of Self-Compassion
  • The Importance of Social Belonging
  • The Power of Sleep, Rest & Recovery
  • The Power of the Breath
  • Meditation: The Greatest Gift to our Wellbeing
  • Gratitude is Key to Increased Happiness & Life Satisfaction
  • Caring for our Physical Health: Eat right & Move more
  • The Power of Vulnerability to our Relationships & Team Connections
  • Psychological Safety: The Key to a Culture of Care

Why Lead Connect?

Aleda Connect

  • The provision of curated group of inspirational leaders
  • An incredibly impactful, efficient method of developing yourself as a leader
  • Hacks, strategies and support to implement positive change

Australian Coach Symposium

  • A curated group of elite coaches
  • A unique, career enhancing learning experience
  • Hacks, strategies and support to implement positive improvements to your coaching
I think when you do anything at a reasonable level you end up ... in your industry bubble and I think something like this – Aleda Connect – is a circuit breaker. That’s what I’ve really liked; you get a different terminology, a different way of thinking and it just doesn’t happen much unless you do something like this.
Rob Sitch
Director/Producer, Working Dog Productions
I think when you do anything at a reasonable level you end up ... in your industry bubble and I think something like this – Aleda Connect – is a circuit breaker. That’s what I’ve really liked; you get a different terminology, a different way of thinking and it just doesn’t happen much unless you do something like this.
Rob Sitch
Director/Producer, Working Dog Productions
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