Getting to know you – Francesca Irwin
“LMA has a unique methodology for personal and organisational leadership that delivers transformational outcomes and long-term benefits. The opportunity to be part of the ongoing change cycle that ripples through our community is an energising and fulfilling experience.”
Licensee of LMA – XL Partners
In 2007 Leadership Management Australia – XL Partners was formed; a new partnership, comprising facilitators and staff who had been working with LMA since 2000. Based in Perth, the LMA – XL Partners provides personal and professional development solutions to clients throughout metropolitan Perth and some regional areas, by client request.
Their client base ranges from SMEs through to national businesses across a variety of industry. Some clients include Western Power, CBH, Tracc Civil, Boral, Atlas Iron, Plunkett Homes, Galvin Engineering, Schenck Process Australia, Ikon Glass, local government and councils.
“I particularly value the opportunity to facilitate change and growth through my commitment with Leadership Management Australia. LMA has a leading edge on the change cycle and absolutely focuses on enabling the individual to develop effective habits and attitudes, which have a long-term measurable impact for their organisations, their own personal lives and the community around them”, says Francesca Irwin, LMA – XL Partners Licensee.
“I was attracted to join LMA because I could see first-hand the impact of its work and wanted my business life to be part of that contribution. I chose to become an LMA delivery expert, reaching the highest levels of internal accreditation and recognition for facilitation over 7 years before focussing on the growth of LMA – XL Partners as the business Licensee,” Francesca says.
LMA – XL Partners has grown to comprise a dedicated team of accomplished development professionals who have provided coaching for over 1,300 course participants and facilitation of over 2,000 participants. The team includes Clint Vawser (LMA Account Manager, Facilitator/Course Coach), Yvonne Kroon (LMA Course Facilitator/Coach) and Lyn Harris (Office Administrator).
For Francesca, returning to a formal leadership and business management role keeps her alert to the challenges her clients face. She says, “I maintain my course coaching and Major Project Lead roles to keep me in the hot seat supporting positive change and leading successful outcomes in a rapidly changing economic market.”
The client relationships nurtured by LMA – XL Partners vary from working with senior corporate decision makers through to small individual business owners and the people that work with them. In addition, over the past couple of years the Licence has enjoyed an increased opportunity to work in collaboration with LMA’s sister companies (Think Perform and Profiles Australia) to offer their clients a more comprehensive approach to people-work and organisational change.
““We are energised by the deep individual impact of our work, e.g. a participant’s comment that ‘I now have time to be the dad I want to be for my kids as well as more effective at work’. Equally we thrive on our long term partnerships with clients who achieve significant ROI through practical leadership and organisational improvements.”