WALT Institute - our WHY!

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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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Authentic Leadership Paradigm

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!

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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!


Resilient Empowered Authentic Leaders


Research Fellow, The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

"Undertaking Authentic Leadership training with WALT Institute has been incredibly beneficial. Christine and Elizabeth provided the tools for implementing strategies to make positive changes, working towards both professional and personal growth. The engaging and supportive environment generated during the workshop provided the necessary push to critically evaluate my priorities and implement strategies based on choosing to do things differently. The most important message was learning that taking time to implement strategies to set yourself up for success is crucial to be at your best to lead authentically and have a greater positive influence on the wider community."

DR Jess Chadderton

Impact Fellow, Health Transformation Lab RMIT

"I learnt its important to take action when I'm struggling with things, and that sitting around and over thinking my problems doesn't always help me and so when I'm struggling I need to talk to someone about it, and do something, even just something 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."

Prof Paul Wood AO Ronnie Wood

Our Amazing Mentors

“I feel that resilience is under-valued as a critical skill in research. We focus on leadership which is important but not as fundamentally important a skill as being able to bounce forward from all the challenges you face as a researcher. To be an effective collaborator you need to identify your authentic style and stay true to your values.” Paul Wood.

Lucy Tuhaka

Manager, Melbourne, Australia


Club Manager at Les Mills, Wellington New Zealand


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."


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.”


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.”

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Our Crew

Leadership and Performance Coaches

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Phone: +61 455 144 016

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
PhD, MHScOT, Cert Coaching, Adult Teach Cert, MIPPA
Christine Burns
Christine Burns
CEO and Co-founder
WALT Institute
PG Dip Sport Bus Mgt, BA Psych, Dip Ad Ed. Cert Coaching, MIPPA, MNZPPA

Sharing Authentic Leadership Throughout The World

Formally: Authentic Leadership Training Institute