OUR PROGRAMS

The LeadLearn Cycle gets to the heart of what makes an outstanding leader – collaboration, reflective practice and a growth mindset. We walk shoulder to shoulder with leaders, inspiring new possibilities and harnessing collective wisdom.

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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.
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THE AUSTRALIAN COACH SYMPOSIUM

A sports-specific version of Aleda Connect, 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’.

LEADLEARN CONNECT

An eight-week LeadLearn Cycle designed to connect impactful educators with each other. Educators from various schools, sectors and states collaborate, research, support and share to ensure that they are at the cutting edge of best practice pedagogy.

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Who We've Worked With
Why Aleda 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

The LeadLearn Cycle

At Aleda, we believe the key to being a successful leader is to never stop learning. We work with leaders, coaches, and educators to hone your leadership skills to the benefit of the people and teams you manage.  

As a leader, so much of your energy is spent helping others succeed. Aleda turns this focus back on you, using collaboration and reflective practice to boost skills and strengthen leadership capabilities.

Collaborative Learning

Our leadership coach works in collaboration with you for the best chance of success.

Reflective Practice

We’ll help you to learn and grow into a more self-reflective leader by encouraging and challenging you throughout the process.

Measurable Growth

We’ll help you to identify focus areas and interventions that can positively impact your environment, testing, measuring and refining as we go to ensure success.

Leadwell by numbers
3,020
people have taken part in LeadWell programs
99%
of participants either agree or strongly agree that our wellbeing sessions have had a positive impact on caring for their wellbeing
I think internal professional learning, like the LeadLearn Cycle we’ve been involved in, has the capacity to have enormous impact on moving schools forward into the future. External professional developments are valid, but I think the real impact is felt when it’s internal, it’s ongoing and it’s collaborative.
Kate Giles
Director of Professional Learning, Camberwell Girls Grammar School

The LeadWell Way

Aleda Connect

It’s your personal Board of Directors, who will support, challenge and enrich your life.
Luke Darcy
Aleda
What is it?
Collaborative Leadership Coaching with leaders of industry, sport, education and the arts
Why do we exist?
To create a world of collaboration
What are 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. An incredibly impactful, efficient method of developing yourself as a leader
  • Hacks, strategies and support to implement positive change
Aleda Facilitators
The Aleda facilitator will create the conditions to maximise this experience, using their coaching and facilitation skills for maximum impact. In the first instance they will meet with you to learn more about you and who you will be inspired by. They will organise the agenda, provide provocations for discussion and ensure the experience is seamless and inspiring.

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

Aleda Connect has had the privilege and pleasure of connecting and working with the following leaders to inspire their collaborative leadership:

Ben Northey
MSO
Laura Henshaw
Keep It Cleaner
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal
Sarah Breen
Lululemon
Andy Lee
Comedian, TV presenter & Author
Pat Cummins
Cricket Captain
Tania Obst
Adelaide Thunderbirds Head Coach
Rob Sitch
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor & Comedian
Marcus Bontempelli
AFL Player
Hannah Nielson
Michigan University Lacrosse Head Coach
Chris Brown
TV Personality
Trent Robinson
NRL Coach
Justin Langer
Cricket
Ange Postecogiou
Celtics Football Manager
Brian Goorjian
Basketball Coach
Stacey Morlang
Australian Lacrosse Captain

The LeadLearn Cycle

At Aleda, we believe the key to being a successful leader is to never stop learning. We work with leaders, coaches, and educators to hone your leadership skills to the benefit of the people and teams you manage.  

As a leader, so much of your energy is spent helping others succeed. Aleda turns this focus back on you, using collaboration and reflective practice to boost skills and strengthen leadership capabilities.

Collaborative Learning

Our leadership coach works in collaboration with you for the best chance of success.

Reflective Practice

We’ll help you to learn and grow into a more self-reflective leader by encouraging and challenging you throughout the process.

Measurable Growth

We’ll help you to identify focus areas and interventions that can positively impact your environment, testing, measuring and refining as we go to ensure success.

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 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 annual Aleda Summit.
Class of 2021:
  • Eddie Jones
  • Brian Goorjian
  • Luke Beveridge
  • Ange Postecoglu
  • Neil Craig
Class of 2022:
  • Mike Dunlap
  • Anothony Seibold
  • Craig McRae
  • John Aloisi
  • Andrew McDonald
World coach Symposium
Class of 2022:
  • Matt LaFleur (Green Bay Packers)
  • George Karl (NBA Hall of Fame)
  • Mikel Arteta (Arsenal FC)
  • Mike Dunlap (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Eddie Jones (England Rugby)

The LeadLearn Cycle

At Aleda, we believe the key to being a successful leader is to never stop learning. We work with leaders, coaches, and educators to hone your leadership skills to the benefit of the people and teams you manage.  

As a leader, so much of your energy is spent helping others succeed. Aleda turns this focus back on you, using collaboration and reflective practice to boost skills and strengthen leadership capabilities.

Collaborative Learning

Our leadership coach works in collaboration with you for the best chance of success.

Reflective Practice

We’ll help you to learn and grow into a more self-reflective leader by encouraging and challenging you throughout the process.

Measurable Growth

We’ll help you to identify focus areas and interventions that can positively impact your environment, testing, measuring and refining as we go to ensure success.

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 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 annual Aleda Summit.

Class of 2021:

  • Eddie Jones
  • Brian Goorjian
  • Luke Beveridge
  • Ange Postecoglu
  • Neil Craig

Class of 2022:

  • Mike Dunlap
  • Anothony Seibold
  • Craig McRae
  • John Aloisi
  • Andrew McDonald

World coach Symposium

Class of 2022:

  • Eddie Jones
  • Brian Goorjian
  • Luke Beveridge
  • Ange Postecoglu
  • Neil Craig

The LeadLearn Cycle

There are four parts to the work we do: research, collaboration, observation and coaching.

1 Research & Analyse

Our Learning Environment Survey is all about collecting measurable data on your learning environment, to understand it better and identify areas of growth. An expert LeadLearn consultant will work with you onsite to administer and analyse your results.

2 Collaborate & Learn

The LeadLearn Cycle focuses on collaborating and reflecting in a safe, familiar and welcoming environment – your own workplace. Our consultant will facilitate an open and collaborative session between peers, to help analyse feedback and make an informed decision about where to focus your energy moving forward.

Coaching, feedback and planning

Observation of interventions

Analysis of results, collaboration and interventions

Learning environment survey

3 OBSERVE

Through the observation process, you will implement everything you have decided upon in the Collaborate and Learn session. We’ll help you to identify focus areas and interventions that can positively impact your learning environment; testing, measuring and refining as we go to ensure success.

4 Coach to Action

Our coaching model is about walking shoulder to shoulder with you through the LeadLearn Cycle. By encouraging and challenging you throughout the process, we’ll help you to learn and grow into a more self-reflective leader.

Our programs

LeadWell provides the latest evidence-based wellbeing, neuroscience, and positive psychology education to support peoples' Wellbeing ability, so they have the tools and strategies to feel good and function effectively more often.

Wellbeing Programs

Our Wellbeing Programs provide participants with the knowledge, skills and strategies to improve their Wellbeing, so they can cope with life's everyday challenges and thrive. Workshops are delivered as interactive sessions to provide participants with the best opportunity for learning, personal reflection and team connection.

Meditation Program

Advancements in neuroscience over the past decade have clearly identified the significant benefits a daily meditation practice can have on our wellbeing. At Aleda we are all passionate meditators, and our bespoke meditation program has been designed to create more calmness, focus and energy in participants lives.

Breathing Program

Our communities are currently experiencing anxiety, distress, fatigue and burnout at record levels. One of the quickest ways to proactively reduce these symptoms is through the breath. Our breathing programs teach specific breathing patterns that both kids and adults can incorporate into their days to regulate the nervous system and significantly reduce stress and anxiety levels.
The ability to review my teaching as a professional has been wonderful - never in my career have I had the chance to stop and evaluate my performance, as I have done in other careers prior to teaching. It has enabled me to grow as an educator and improve on my performance.
Alissa Baker
Teacher, Cardijn College – Galilee
I think internal professional learning, like the LeadLearn Cycle we’ve been involved in, has the capacity to have enormous impact on moving schools forward into the future. External professional developments are valid, but I think the real impact is felt when it’s internal, it’s ongoing and it’s collaborative.
Kate Giles
Director of Professional Learning, Camberwell Girls Grammar School
The way that this has been different to other professional learning that I’ve experienced is that it has been so specific and personal. It’s not just personal for my own teaching and learning … but it looks at my cohort … and how I can make an immediate and deliberate impact.
Angela Columbine
Teacher, Camberwell Girls Grammar
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 Australian Coach Symposium

What are we in the business of?

Sporting Coach Professional Learning

Why do we exist?

Sporting Coach Professional Learning

What are 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

The LeadWell Way

LEADLEARN CONNECT

An 8-week LeadLearn Cycle designed to connect impactful educators with each other.

This is the ‘interschool’ version of the LeadLearn Cycle. Educators from various schools, sectors and states collaborate, research, support and share to ensure that they are at the cutting edge of best practice pedagogy. Teachers meet in online meetings and share reflections on student feedback data leading to action plans and even peer coaching possibilities.

LeadLearn Connect provides unique collaborative opportunities for educators to share best practice and enhance global connections.

We connect a small but diverse group of successful educators who understand the challenges of high level learning environments - with them they bring their willingness to share, learn, and grow as educators.

LeadLearn Connect provides a supportive confidential environment where creativity and connection are made.

What is it?
Collaborative Leadership Coaching with leaders in education
Why do we exist?
To create a world of collaboration
What are 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. An incredibly impactful, efficient method of developing yourself as a leader
  • Hacks, strategies and support to implement positive change
Aleda Facilitators
The Aleda facilitator will create the conditions to maximise this experience, using their coaching and facilitation skills for maximum impact. In the first instance they will meet with you to learn more about you and who you will be inspired by. They will organise the agenda, provide provocations for discussion and ensure the experience is seamless and inspiring.

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 LeadLearn?

For educators

  • Individualised, onsite, professional learning for educators
  • Enhanced collaboration, reflective practice and student or staff voice
  • Improved practice by educators and measurable growth of staff or student agency (self- efficacy)

For leaders

  • Individualised, onsite, professional learning for leaders and teams
  • Enhanced collaboration, reflective practice and team empowerment
  • Improved leadership, teamwork and measurable growth of staff capacity and satisfaction

For coaches

  • Individualised, onsite, professional learning for coaches
  • Enhanced collaboration, reflective practice, and team empowerment
  • Improved coaching and measurable growth of player capacity and satisfaction
The ability to review my teaching as a professional has been wonderful - never in my career have I had the chance to stop and evaluate my performance, as I have done in other careers prior to teaching. It has enabled me to grow as an educator and improve on my performance.
Alissa Baker
Teacher, Cardijn College – Galilee
The way that this has been different to other professional learning that I’ve experienced is that it has been so specific and personal. It’s not just personal for my own teaching and learning … but it looks at my cohort … and how I can make an immediate and deliberate impact.
Angela Columbine
Teacher, Camberwell Girls Grammar
The ability to review my teaching as a professional has been wonderful - never in my career have I had the chance to stop and evaluate my performance, as I have done in other careers prior to teaching. It has enabled me to grow as an educator and improve on my performance.
Alissa Baker
Teacher, Cardijn College – Galilee
I think internal professional learning, like the LeadLearn Cycle we’ve been involved in, has the capacity to have enormous impact on moving schools forward into the future. External professional developments are valid, but I think the real impact is felt when it’s internal, it’s ongoing and it’s collaborative.
Kate Giles
Director of Professional Learning, Camberwell Girls Grammar School
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