About Sheena Polese
Being future-fit is up to you. Getting help along the way can accelerate your pace of success and personal growth
Sheena Polese is a passionate and highly qualified leadership and development coach committed to bringing out the best in people both personally and professionally. Sheena’s coaching training (Sydney University MSc Coaching Psychology) combined with more than twenty-five years of organisational experience in cultural change, employee engagement, strategic planning, public affairs, sustainability and innovation, makes her well equipped to provide developmental and leadership coaching to executives and leaders.
Sheena also has an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and certifications in Psychometric tools, leadership profiling, 360’s and Team coaching. Sheena integrates her education and extensive experience with her evidence based coaching approach to help you achieve success and effective leadership in your organisation and career. Sheena can support you and your team to develop the proven behaviours that result in leadership effectiveness and deliver results while also supporting you to navigate the unique challenges and opportunities you are faced with.
Sheena will work 1:1, across and within the team, and can design and deliver leadership programs for your organisation and her programs have proven successful in transforming leadership capability.
Sheena has personally navigated switching industries, changing roles and doing a career pivot. Sheena has coached many people navigate their challenges, improve their performance and support their personal growth. Coaching is one of the key levers for leaders wishing to increase their effectiveness and Sheena uses a range of tools and techniques to facilitate growth while respecting and supporting the navigation of the complexity and volatility leaders work amongst.
Sheena is a mother to 3 teenagers, wife, mindfulness practitioner, wife, runner, outdoor enthusiast.
Sheena is a non-executive director with Weave Youth and Community Services and on the committee for the Human Rights Watch Australia.
I engaged Sheena for a number of coaching sessions in order to help my transition into the Head of Marketing role within the organisation. Coaching has helped me with both my technical and psychological leadership skills, with a particular focus on creating a vision for my leadership and thereby a blueprint for success in my first year. I am better able to relate to team members, through a collaborative approach and subsequently an empowering and supportive environment for the predominantly female cohort. Trust has grown immensely and I can see team members are much more engaged and subsequently productive, as they too experience success". Cynthia Myssy | Head of Marketing - Fragrance & Beauty Division | Trimex Pty Ltd | Clarins Groupe
"I now manage a team of 25, a 60% growth and I needed help. I did the psychometric testing. I needed to know what my strengths and weaknesses were to help me become a better leader. Knowing what the effective leadership traits are to drive peak performance, has enabled me to know what I needed to change. No boss in my entire career has ever articulated these to me in the same way Sheena did. During the debrief, Sheena provided me constructive action plans that are now helping me achieve my goals to become a more effective leader. Thank you, Sheena!" Mark | Marketing Manager | Global Mining Company
About their skills
Leadership program development
Team development through coaching
Provide a positive, confidential, judgement-free dialogue around your needs and goals.
Coaching is distinct from counselling in that it focuses on finding a path forward while giving consideration and respect to your past. Coaching is also distinct from mentoring in that it uses the principles of psychology to help you change and adapt.
Coaching dialogue increases your understanding of how your thinking and awareness impact your effectiveness in the pursuit of your goals.
Mentoring is giving specific technical advice, coaching is rarely about advice-giving and telling a person what to do. Coaching uses the values of the client to help them develop pathways for positive change.