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courageous conversation program

Courageous Conversations

Build the Courage, Confidence and Skills to have Tough Conversations in the next 90 days

Want to start a courageous conversation?

Sick of breaking down silos, being the conduit between business units or departments. Playing school yard referee to your leadership team. Unclear on the leadership direction whether they're aligned to the vision and mission of the business. Time for a change.

Having leaders who are open, honest, have robust relationships are aligned to the future business direction and have clear lines of communication means.

  • Communicating effectively with influence and impact Collaboration across the business

  • Focus on performance

  • Employee retention

Why Courageous Conversation Matters:

In an age of texting, tagging and tweeting, we've lost the ability to have the conversations that count at a time when we need them the most.


You might not realise this, but we avoid these conversations based on fear. We're scared about the perceived reaction from the other person, but that's just a story you've made up in your heads, not the reality.


Holding Courageous Conversations means getting over what's stopping you from having the conversation in the first place and skill-fully addressing the behaviour and issue, rather than the person.


With more courage, we can take on harder projects, navigate change, and speak up more willingly without fear of retribution and talk about the issues that will actually make a difference.


During this one day Masterclass you'll learn how to specifically address performance issues, deliver bad news, deal with difficult behaviours and resolve interpersonal issues.


Learning the art of having Courageous Conversations will change the way you work, live and talk...  Ready?

The Journey

courageous conversation value model
By the end of the program you will:
  • A deep understanding of how to adapt your communication style to be heard and impactful

  • The knowledge of how to plan, prepare for and have tough conversations

  • The importance of giving and receiving feedback

  • The ability to understand what people are really saying 

  • Skills to remain calm during fight, flight and freeze response

Courageous conversation program is ideal for:
  • Find tough conversations tricky

  • want to build confidence to speak up

  • you’re stuck in a toxic team or environment

  • You know what you want to say, but you’re not sure how to

  • want to be a masterful communicator

  • want to be influential in your communication

Courageous conversations program is NOT ideal for:
  • You think you don’t want to change the way you communicate at work

  • Enjoy gossip and bad-mouthing others

  • Enjoying blaming a little bit too much

What participants say

It has all been extremely valuable! It has reignited my leadership energy which has been a lesser priority in recent times due to my dual role."

Fiona Turner - Chief Admin Officer, WCH

5 star review for Ally Nitschke

Ally's coaching allowed me to enhance my influence as a leader not only in my professional life but also in my personal life. Coaching has helped me to master my communication style and uncover blocks to my personal success. If you are willing to look deeply and honestly within yourself so that you can reach your highest potential then Ally is the perfect guide.

Dr Gayle Kothari - Senior Leader RSPCA SA

5 star review for Ally Nitschke

Ally took us on such a great personal and professional journey. I am beginning a new career and Ally gave me the tools to feel confident and assertive. We learnt a lot about our individual personalities and how this can help us be productive and successful in the workplace. Ally was engaging and took the time to get to know us before the course which made it feel really personal. I walked out of the classroom each day with my head held high and my confidence boosted. A big thank you. I am no longer afraid to have courageous conversations!

Lucy Feltus - Manager, RSPCA SA

5 star review for Ally Nitschke

Ally is a legend. I have engaged Ally several times to work with staff to improve their communication and leadership. We invited her to run a session at our planning day on courageous conversations. She had the whole group engaged throughout the session and they haven't stopped taking about it since. It is also great to see the team put into practice what they have learnt each day. Highly recommend her for any business that wants to stay ahead of the game.

Daniel Crago - General Manager

5 star review for Ally Nitschke

About Your Facilitator: Ally Nitschke

As an Executive Leadership Coach and accredited Life Design Coach, Ally Nitschke is uncompromising when it comes to results. She calls a spade a spade, a straight talking, pull-no-punches coach that works with leaders to cut through to the heart of the issues. As an NLPMaster Practitioner Ally combines her unique experience with Neuro-science to help leaders and organisations smash through their own limitations.

While most people instinctively avoid confrontation, leadership coach, facilitator and speaker Ally knows great leadership and the ability to communicate well are central to getting results.


With over 15 years of leadership experience working as a leader and partnering with some of Australia’s iconic organisations, Ally knows that being able to have Courageous Conversations are pivotal to a leader’s success. Having led large teams and small teams, and turning around toxic teams, Ally is an expert in bringing perceived tough conversations to the forefront and creating a culture of feedback and robust conversation which significantly reduces performance issues, increases productivity, performance and morale.

Following an ethos of prevention is better than cure, Ally teaches her unique incubator of resentment framework to businesses and organisations around Australia. Working with leaders to amplify their leadership capability, and value proposition and helping them create spirited company cultures and prevent performance issues before they happen.

Also a mother of four boys under seven, Ally can multitask like a boss. She's mastered the art of running a tight ship with military precision without compromising on creativity, collaboration, and fun. Ally believes in doing 'life on purpose', and brings that philosophy into everything she does at work and at home.

Ally Nitschke
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