About Us

Meet the LE Coaching Team

Leadership & Executive Coaching was established in 1999 as a result of Dianne Dawson leading and developing a team of managers in a global sales organisation. Her role as Director had some pretty tough targets around developing leaders, team and individual performance.

Dianne Dawson

Initially to achieve target I lead my team from gut instinct and in the style that I personally preferred. This worked for some and not for others.

So in my endeavour to be a better leader I began a journey of self-discovery. Parts of the journey were identifying my strengths and weaknesses, communication style, the relationships I had that worked, the ones that didn’t and reasons why, delving into my background and identifying my values and beliefs, and my motivations and drivers.

I made a commitment to be the best leader I could be accepting that it would involve some changing and adapting.

During this journey I had some amazing and not so amazing coaches and mentors who helped shape me. The process was a matter of deeply understanding the people I was working with. Hearing what their needs were and adapting my style to serve them as best I could, all the while not losing sight of our desired outcome.

After a short time the team was recognised nationally for leadership development, sales growth and performance. That was almost 20 years ago.”

My experience has taught me it is one thing to become the best form of you, another entirely to help others become the best they can be.

“I chose Dianne to work with because I needed to improve my self confidence. Her down to earth and approachable style was refreshing. I never once felt judged which was really empowering and enabled me to freely explore all aspects of myself and create a development plan to harness my strengths and improve the areas that challenged me.” – Sue – SME Building

Dianne is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credentialed coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the leading global organisation dedicated to advancing the coaching profession.

She is a Neuro Linguistic Practitioner (NLP), and accredited in a number of psychometric assessments including Emotional Intelligence EQi, The Leadership Circle TLC, Lifestyle Inventory (LSI), Everything DiSC, and Myers Briggs MBTI

Dianne has also facilitated a large number of leadership development and team building programs for large global companies such as Rio Tinto and BHP, and also for not for profit One Tree and various SMEs around Perth.

Therefore you can be assured her service is grounded in practical experience and enhanced with a great deal of knowledge, theories and concepts.

“I found the work I did with Dianne challenging…and I mean that in a good way. She doesn’t let you waffle in your own self pity. She helped me get to the essence of the problem quickly, enabling solutions to follow.”

Manager, APS

Diagnostic tools we use

Myers-Briggs Practitioner

Everything DiSC behavioural analysis 

EQi 2 and EQ 360 Accredited Practitioner

The Leadership Circle Certified Practitioner

LSI/GSI Practitioner