About Antonia Clissa

Antonia's career as a professional coach and consultant began as a relationship coach for couples, blended families and in the workplace with employers and employees. She has a background in senior management, health, and psychotherapy/counselling with a wide range of experience working with diversity including cultural, linguistic and gender issues in the government and not for profit sector.

Antonia has lived and worked in the UK and USA and has delivered programmes to professionals from the Philippines, Pakistan and Indonesia. The programmes that she has developed have included managing performance with difficult staff, communication skills, and group facilitation. Her skills in mediation and alternative dispute resolution have led to specialising in change and conflict management, interpersonal skills and having difficult conversations. Antonia has developed and implemented government policy and legislation and has provided specialist policy advice to Ministers on health matters.

Antonia maintains that valuing people is at the core of a thriving and dynamic organisation and her strength is in working creatively with employers to bring out leadership in their staff. Her approach to coaching is to assist in facilitating change and clarifying motivation and purpose. Antonia's goal is in coaching clients from self-limiting beliefs towards becoming more self-fulfilled people.

Antonia holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Western Australia. In 2001 she was awarded the WA Edith Cowan Women's Fellowship to carry out study/travel to the UK and USA and in 2004 was awarded the Clayton Utz prize in leadership. She has held senior management positions in non-government and government organisations and has practised as a psychotherapist/counsellor for over two decades.

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Coaching Instead of Criticising Employees

One of the cornerstones of good leadership development programs is teaching leaders how to coach instead of criticise. For many … Continue reading →

Integral Leadership Coaching Identifies and Develops Leaders Within Your Business

We have conducted extensive leadership development training for numerous Australian businesses over the last 20 years, and our clients all … Continue reading →

Q&A: An Interview with Antonia Clissa

1. Describe your strengths as a Consultant and Executive Coach? It is always challenging to speak about oneself. So here … Continue reading →