The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.

International Coaching Federation

Coaching is a strength-based approach based on positive psychology and a growth mindset. Coaching can help increase self awareness, clarity and goal achievement.

I am a certified organisational coach. I have 10 years’ experience in leadership and management roles, and I’m passionate about leading creative teams. I work with new, emerging and experienced leaders to build confidence and capability within their professional and personal lives.

Mentoring and coaching are different approaches and determined by where the gold is found – within me or within you. Mentoring is sharing my gold, the learnings I have gained through experience, successes and making mistakes. Coaching is helping you to find the gold within yourself. I adopt a gold miner’s mindset and use both mentoring and coaching techniques in my work.

Coaching sessions are available in-person on Mornington Peninsula or online via Google Meet. We can walk-and-talk by the bay or coffee-and-chat at a local cafe.

Leadership coaching

I have worked in leadership for 10 years. I can help you to develop an authentic, empowered and values-centred approach to leadership to achieve results.

Career mentoring

I have a built a successful communications career over 25 years. I’m passionate about supporting other women to succeed in their chosen field.

Success story

Throughout our sessions it was obvious that Summer is highly knowledgeable and passionate about helping people to achieve their full personal and professional potential. I engaged Summer as a career coach during a transition period in my career. I was burnt out and unsatisfied at my current job, but finding it difficult to identify exactly what I wanted and scared to make the leap to bigger things.

With Summer’s help, I was able to identify my values and my strengths and to map out my career aspirations and, with Summer’s mentoring, I successfully applied for a highly-competitive NHMRC fellowship. I was supported to identify areas where I had been poorly managed at previous workplaces, and to develop and implement boundaries and strategies moving forward, gaining conviction in my own worth as both a person and an employee.

I highly recommend Summer’s coaching services for people at all stages of their professional lives.

Ria Hopkins, PhD candidate