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Transition Coaching

For designers leading change processes, the transition from practitioner to leader calls for shifts in mindset and capability. Whether working within complex systems or consulting to them, making these shifts can feel daunting.


Some work hard for years to achieve positions of influence, but still struggle to embrace the identity of leader that comes with having a seat-at-the-table. Others know this shift is coming and realise they must let go of old ways of doing, thinking and being in order to access something more from within.


Both cases require leaders to challenge core assumptions about themselves, others and the systems they participate in so that a more sophisticated leadership wisdom can emerge.

Transition coaching is offered via three pathways to provide supportive and brave space in which either mature or emerging leaders can make the journey from what, to what - from the inside out...


LCP Debrief

The Leadership Circle Profile™ (LCP) is an integrated, 360 feedback framework that provides a detailed snapshot for unlocking hidden drivers to fulfilling leadership potential.


The LCP Debrief begins by selecting 15 evaluators to respond to a series of questions about the leader’s performance via an online portal. The leader also completes a self-assessment. The results are aggregated, benchmarked against a database of thousands of leaders, and translated into a profile report for collective review between leader and coach.


The LCP Debrief is facilitated via a two-hour, one-to-one Zoom call. The session is designed to enhance the leader’s understanding and interpretation of the profile report, as well as explore emergent patterns for growth based on the focus areas that matter most to the leader.



  • 1 LCP Profile, including set up support

  • LCP report review and synthesis

  • 2 x 90 minute LCP Debrief



  • 1-2 months



  • $1,950 AUD + GST

LCP Plus

LCP + 3 includes the value of the LCP Debrief, plus 3 Transition Coaching sessions to explore the strengths and areas of stretch that will support the leader to achieve their goals. 


Susanna works with each leader to deepen the exploration of undigested psychological material that shapes identity structure and corresponding habitual behaviours in order to synthesise discoveries in preparation for action.

Once the LCP Debrief is completed, 3 follow up coaching sessions are scheduled across a maximum four-month timeline in order to maintain the essential momentum for translating insight into action.


  • 1 LCP Profile, including set up support

  • LCP report review and synthesis

  • 2 x 90 minute LCP Debrief

  • 4 x 1 hour Transition Coaching Sessions



  • 6 months



  • $3,350 AUD + GST

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Patterns of Reinvention

Dana Carman, Joseph Friedman and Susanna Carman are research practitioners actively translating theory into practice by integrating Theory U, Vertical Development and Human Centred Design into a fresh approach for navigating this from what, to what transition territory. 


Together they have collated the patterns of reinvention of high impact leaders into a transition framework that reflects the dynamic, cyclical patterns of life - letting go and letting come, completion and renewal, death and rebirth.

The transition framework guides the coaching journey through 6 phases:


RECKONING - a 'deep dive' into current life context and career arc, from both an 'outside in' and 'inside out' perspective

REMEMBERING - a surfacing of undigested and unintegrated psychological material that occludes capacity to live in the moment from a place of curiosity and care

RESONATING a ‘lying fallow’ that gives space to palpable stillness in which compassionate presence is available

REIMAGININGa welcoming of creative forces that integrates past habits of mind and behaviour with emerging ways of being and doing

REINVENTINGa testing through experimentation that transforms deep insight into pragmatic action

REALIGNINGan aligning of the structures and patterns of the emerging self in current day and into the future


  • Shifting Horizons Developmental Self-Assessment Report

  • 12 x 1 hour Transition Coaching Sessions


  • 9 - 12 months


  • $5,780 AUD + GST

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