ABOUT US

WALT Institute - our WHY!

Elizabeth and Christine have Co-Founded WALT Institute (previously Authentic Leadership Training Institute); to enable people in STEMM to THRIVE and FLOURISH and be their R.E.A.L. self - Resilient Empowered Authentic Leader! To flourish in all areas of your life, align with your INNATE STRENGTHS, have higher levels of SELF-BELIEF and CONFIDENCE, be more RESILIENT and achieve what you aspire to ACCOMPLISH.

We COACH and TRAIN people to release their UNTAPPED POTENTIAL!

As a result of approaching every single day with an understanding of self, choosing an optimistic state of mind and implementing the tools and strategies, you can experience bouncing forward (post-traumatic growth), tastes of success and higher levels of accomplishment.  

 

The R.E.A.L. Program

To Become a Resilient Empowered Authentic Leader

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Ideology of Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership is leading others with high levels of skill and efficiency through being fully aware of your own strengths, abilities and emotions (George, 2015). It is about leading with honesty and genuine moral character. This means focussing on strengths and solutions rather than problems or challenges and leading yourself and others through to high levels of achievement and productivity. The term authenticity refers to owning one’s personal experiences; be they thoughts, emotions, needs, wants, preferences, or beliefs and processes captured by the injunction to know oneself.  It implies that one acts in accordance with the true self, expressing self in ways that are consistent with inner thoughts, values, beliefs and feelings (Avolio & Gardner, 2005).

How We Serve YOU!

We don't just train LEADERS, we CREATE them!

As a result of what we do in coaching and training in Authentic Leadership - people are more resilient and confident to lead themselves and others with Authenticity. As a result, they live their life with less stress, more energy, and more time for themselves and their families. As a result of what we do they feel inspired, educated and determined to exhibit strength, resilience and authenticity to achieve their career and life goals.

Over 44% of women in STEMM struggle with lack of confidence or believing they have what it takes.

We are looking for people who want to be more confident, more empowered and able to bounce forward after set-backs. Who do you know that would benefit from this? Connect us now!

The WALT Institute method of coaching and training is SCIENTIFICALLY BASED on understanding your authentic self through identifying your INNATE STRENGTHS, having an action plan to be more RESILIENT and creating higher levels of PERFORMANCE for yourself in any situation. This will lead to increased productivity, increased energy, and more satisfaction in your career and life.

This is NOT about having a job title that includes “leader, manager or supervisor”.

When you make decisions, manage time, and make things happen - YOU are a LEADER no matter what your job title is!

Testimonials

Resilient Empowered Authentic Leaders

Lucy Tuhaka

Manager, Melbourne, Australia

PETER FRASER

Club Manager at Les Mills, Wellington New Zealand

Prof Paul Wood AO, and Ronnie Wood

Our Amazing Mentors

Very blessed to have such skilled and talented people who mentor us in promoting our coaching and training programs in Authentic Leadership, to women and men in STEMM.

SANDRA ROBINSON

Research Officer, Monash University

"The program offered me achievable and sustainable personal change that opened my mind to a different way of perceiving life’s challenges. It is through our internal response to challenging situations that we have the most control, both within the work place and personal life. Christine and Elizabeth are vibrant, enthusiastic leaders. Each module of the program left me eager for the next as I incorporated new strategies into my day to day working and personal worlds."

LOUISA KING

Business Owner and Manager, Community Occupational Therapy

“Since working with Authentic Leadership Training Institute I have been able to identify strengths I wasn't aware of and then draw on these to be more resilient in all aspects of my personal and work life. Elizabeth has been a great support and I have looked forward to each session and developing myself further.”

JEN HADDON

Occupational Therapist, MidCentral Health

“It’s given me a lot of tools and information that I can research more and new ways to think and how can I put things into action. Knowing that I have the ability and that I have the resources and that inner wisdom to do these things the courage, is great. The importance of being in action, not letting resistance and hesitations get in the way, trusting my own gut and my wisdom, the importance of affirmation has been really reinforced for me. Not about being a leader as the official title but leading your own life.”

MALINA McLEOD

Administration Support, Department of Housing and Public Works

“I found the Authentic Leadership course to be extremely helpful in the sense where I was able to think about how I approached things in a different way, which meant that I was able to get more of a positive response.The one thing that really resonated with me, was to look at my strengths and what they meant to me. Acting on my strengths and taking notice of what they are assisted me in all aspects of my life and this is something that I keep continuing to focus on today.”

Jess Chadderton

PhD Candidate, Melbourne University

"I learnt its important to take action when I'm struggling with things, and that sitting around and over thinking my problems doesnt always help me and so when Im struggling I need to talk to someone about it, and do something, even hjust somehting small which makes me feel in control of my life and the situation I am in... I really liked this workshop because even though its helping me with my PhD, I really think the takeaway messages can be applied to so many aspects of life; relationships, career, health."

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Our Crew

Leadership and Performance Coaches

Contact us to discuss how we can work together to get results for you!

Together in partnership, YOU can become the authentic leader that you desire to be.

Dr Elizabeth Pritchard
Dr Elizabeth Pritchard
Director and Co-founder
WALT Institute
PERFORMANCE COACH
PhD, MHScOT, Cert Coaching, Adult Teach Cert, MIPPA
Christine Burns
Christine Burns
Director and Co-founder
WALT Institute
PERFORMANCE COACH
PG Dip Sport Bus Mgt, BA Psych, Dip Ad Ed. Cert Coaching, MIPPA, MNZPPA

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