CEOs repeatedly express to us their frustration and concern that their senior leaders – and many of their current executives – don’t operate at the right ‘elevation’ and aren’t having the impact across the organisation that is needed.

That’s why we created the Executive Influence program. A program for senior leaders.

Join peers from your organisation to experience transformational learning, build relationships and receive personalised coaching, to take your leadership to the next level.

The program’s format and emphasis are highly customisable to each client.



Executive leaders who believe in continuous improvement for themselves and want to increase their leadership impact

Senior leaders earmarked by their organisation for a future executive role

Experienced leaders who want to bring executive leadership skills into their current role and have a bigger impact across their organisation



The program has a mix of:

  • Face to face modules for creating connection, energy, skills practice and experiential learning
  • Personalised one-to-one coaching to embed learning and behaviour change
  • Online modules for learning practical tools and frameworks, delivered in a way that is actually engaging and entertaining (fancy that!)
  • Group coaching to learn from peers and solve pressing leadership problems.



“I have no hesitation recommending Michelle Rushton to any organisation seeking to develop the leadership capabilities of their executive and senior leadership teams. Michelle developed a bespoke program for our Executive Leadership Team at Camden Council after engaging with the team members and running a diagnostic analysis of potential issues and opportunities.

Michelle’s engagement and facilitation skills are exceptional and through the People of Influence program I have evidenced a significant uplift in the performance of our executive leadership team.”

General Manager, Camden Council

“Shaun’s impact goes beyond a workshop – he has a deep interest in lasting impact, and has provided ongoing coaching sessions for our teams, and been a great sounding board for us. Someone with impeccable integrity who is a natural connector, he is one of the most generous people I know with his time and ideas. I just wish we could clone him so even more people can benefit from his talent.”

Chief of Staff to the Managing Director, Microsoft

“Michelle’s effort, energy and enthusiasm for growing our extended leadership team (through a lens of Enterprise Leadership) was off the charts. I couldn’t recommend Michelle more highly and have no doubt Workwear Group will benefit for a long time as a result. Thank you Michelle.”

CEO, Workwear Group (Wesfarmers)

“I’ve worked with Shaun and his company People of Influence on a number of occasions now and I can’t recommend the work that he does enough. Whether it be delivering creative, engaging and thought-provoking sessions for an Executive Team or partnering on a 6 month program, Shaun’s ability to add value cannot be overstated.

I, in particular, want to highlight Shaun’s thought leadership as well as his skill as a facilitator. I often think of Shaun when putting together programs, given his knowledge of how to create memorable and effective learning experiences is in my opinion, second to none.”

Learning and Development Manager, LinkedIn Asia Pacific