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To be effective, leadership training has to be interactive, engaging and fun. Great training is an experience but the online world can lack the drama and fizz of a live event. People quickly get bored, lonely or overwhelmed with the sheer volume of virtual events available.

Ricky Nowak brings fun, engagement and energy to virtual leadership training. Her interactive, theatrical delivery captures her audience’s attention and keeps them engaged. Attendees on Ricky’s courses, feel connected, have fun and take away learnings that stick.

Give your team leadership training they’ll value, enjoy and remember

with Ricky Nowak’s convenient virtual training courses.
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“Thank you Ricky for being emcee for our three day virtual conference on the future of strategy implementation in Feb 2021. You were able to turn what could have been a typical zoom meeting into an informative, elegant and eventful event. You have a  natural talent in capturing the key learnings of the day and sharing them with the participants, while maintaining engagement with  your  very natural facilitation style. You made the difference between good and great.”

Robin Speculand, Co-founder, Strategy Implementation Institute, Singapore

“In life, one is lucky to meet and work with someone with great relevant experience. One is also lucky to meet and work with someone with great talent and skill. One is again lucky to meet and work with someone with huge charisma, great empathy, and profound inter-personal understanding. It is usual to find these talents in three different people. Advisory & Mentoring Pte Ltd hit the jackpot – we found all of these special and valuable attributes in just one person – Ricky Nowak.”

Dr. Jack Jacoby, Founding Executive Director, Advisory & Mentoring Pte Ltd

“Ricky always goes above and beyond expectations by delivering well-thought out, highly interactive workshops and she is moreover very generous with her time and energy in the preparation, delivery and follow up of her workshops.”

Sofia Nordengren, Learning and Development Manager, Asia, DLA Piper Hong Kong

“Loved your facilitation style Ricky! Different to what I have experienced before… more dynamic and fast paced… great!”

Raelene Barry, Deputy General Manager, Gold Coast Convention Centre

“Your presentation was terrific and very well received by everyone ….. they loved the POWER work !”

Marni Dittman, General Manager, Insurance AdviserNet

“Your workshop was excellent, with high ratings of 9/10 from members who took away techniques to enable them to use these concepts in dealing with issues immediately.”

Professor Bob Nordlinger, Chair, The Executive Connection

“Your session was great! You were so well prepared and everyone appreciated your efforts!”

Jean-Marc Imbert, Partner & National Head, Risk Consulting, RSM Australia Pty Ltd

“A great session today. I especially liked the set-up with the break-out session making it all more practical and concrete.”

DLA Piper, Amsterdam (Virtual)

“Ricky challenged our thinking on HR tech both in the workplace and in our own lives outside of work, Thank you Ricky.”

Lisa Thompson, HR Director APAC, AMOBEE

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How Ricky works with you

Ricky offers six compelling leadership training experiences. All use online remote delivery to minimise downtime, maximise efficiency and be accessible to your whole team.

  • Audacious leadership
  • Resilience in business and personal relationships
  • The eight critical truths of trust
  • How to commercialise conversations
  • Designing and delivering digital presentations
  • Making good people great leaders

Ricky’s interactive workshops are tailored programs that can be delivered in an hour, or half a day. Each course can be followed by a more in-depth masterclass exploring the topic further.

Ricky’s energy and online presentation expertise ensures a truly engaging experience.

Remote online delivery means the courses are easily accessible to all, minimise downtime and are highly flexible.

Designing and delivering digital presentations

Online meetings and presentations are the new normal. We meet on screen and engage through a virtual medium.

Maintaining the energy levels of a meeting, keeping everyone on the same page within the team, setting and meeting customer expectations – these all require different skills and styles now that we have moved online.

In this interactive workshop in online presentations, team meetings and client engagement, Ricky shares the skills and styles that take your virtual presentations from dull to dynamic. An engaging and theatrical workshop leader, Ricky helps participants to create better organisational communication, confidence and digital presentation skills.

In this fun and practical session, Ricky will explain how to:

  • Set the scene and establish presence
  • Develop voice pitch and tone
  • Energise and engage clients
  • Think on your feet and call out distractions
  • Use feedback to improve your performance

Understand more about how Ricky can help your team engage online.

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Audacious leadership – leading with commitment, courage and care

Australian leaders spend millions of dollars and hours every year on developing capability – for themselves and their teams. Yet as a nation, we still don’t seem to be sure what really works. Many people look for quick fixes, or are guided by what worked for others, in the hope that it will work for them. It’s a short-sighted approach, often doomed to fail.

Ricky understands that leadership is individual.  That to be a leader requires something not often talked about in leadership circles – audacity. In this workshop, she works with your team to explore the concept of ‘audacious leadership’ – what it means, and how every person can embrace it in line with their individual style.

Audiences leave the workshop:

  • Challenged to find their own audacious style
  • Energised to move from manager to visionary leader
  • Passionate about living their legacy
  • With a vision of their own leadership style, position and purpose

Find out more. Arrange a call with Ricky to discuss how Audacious Leadership could transform your organisation.

Find out more. Arrange a call with Ricky.

Resilience in business and personal relationships.

In challenging times, the key to leadership and helping others is to first build your own resilience. ‘Just keeping going’ is not resilience – it risks you becoming overstretched and ineffective. It may feel counter-intuitive, but putting on on your own oxygen mask first makes the difference between burnout and bounceback.

In this online interactive workshop, Ricky shows participants that it is possible to learn new management approaches, and how to create dialogue and share the load. Participants explore how communication enables leaders to work through issues more effectively than simply acting alone and telling others what you have done.

As a result of this workshop, participants:

  • Develop critical skills for essential conversations
  • Learn how to establish boundaries and new rules of engagement
  • Understand communication options for work and personal situations
  • Re-adjust their mindset in order to change behaviours

Start your journey to resilience.

Talk to Ricky about putting on your own mask first

The eight critical truths of trust

Integrity and transparency are at the core of today’s business world. Trust is essential to improve commercial outcomes, deepen relationships and drive better results. Businesses and their leaders are judged on every area of their personal and professional activities – ‘off duty’, ‘off limits’ and ‘off the record’ are now irrelevant concepts.

This dynamic and engaging workshop illustrates how to build trust from the ground up, and build a solid corporate and personal reputation. Ricky guides participants through the ‘eight critical truths’ that will help to cement their position of integrity, giving them that all important 1% edge.

Participants in the program will:

  • Be challenged to rethink their notion of trust
  • Learn about The Trust Triangle (Lecioni) and The Eight Trust Competencies (Horsager)
  • Explore their response to intuition
  • Examine ‘Group Think’ and how it influences behaviour and outcomes

Trust in business is essential. Give your team the tools to build trust.

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How to commercialise conversations – and win more business

We work in a connection economy driven by rewards, recognition and results and the desire to build business. Yet the biggest obstacle to writing more business is lost because of the failure to commercialise conversations.

Being able to recognise buying signals, articulate value and convert prospects into buyers is are essential skills that all client-facing people must master.

In ‘How to commercialise conversations and win more business’, Ricky shares the proven FLOW model that will help you to close the deal, improve relationships and get referrals.

Participants of this dynamic interactive workshop will understand how to:

  • Respond to the client’s most important need without upselling or upsetting
  • Maximise professional partnerships and alliances for referrals
  • Stay relevant and client centric
  • Become a natural conversationalist and care for your respected relationships

Ready to reap the rewards of commercialisation?

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Making good people great leaders

Savvy leadership skills are a must –  not an option –  for those charged with directing a business. Leaders driving organisational development must switch on the ‘enabler button’, so decisions are made with confidence and contributions are made by choice.

In ‘Making good people great leaders’, Ricky explains how an organisation can transform its good people into decisive and inspirational leaders. Leaders with the vision to drive the business towards a successful and profitable future.

In this workshop, participants will learn from Ricky:

  • Immediate ways to connect and make a positive difference at all levels
  • Practical ways to understand where you fit best – and why
  • How to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be

Have good people but need great leaders?

Start the transformation journey with a call to Ricky