Leadership Circles

Leadership Circles: a six month professional development program
for those wanting to exercise power with integrity and purpose


Explore the Heart and Soul of Leadership

While leadership and management theories and frameworks abound, Brisbane psychologists Peter Doyle and Marco Korn have created the Leadership Circles program based on intensive research AND several decades of executive coaching practice.

Together, they have pulled together the elements that are needed and known to work – to achieve a leadership practice that:

  • Is optimally effective;

  • Aligns with, and expresses your deepest personal and professional values, aspirations, and passion;

  • Is ethical, and full of integrity;

  • Is sustainable – prevents burnout;

  • Has clear and practical road maps and frameworks;

  • Equips you with the tools to coach your reporting leaders.

This is not a beginner’s program. It is for current leaders and managers who aspire to make a real and positive difference – in business and the community, locally and beyond.

This program is at a higher level: it cultivates sophisticated leadership capabilities,
that are urgently needed in our turbulent times.

The Leadership Circles Program format:

  • Half day workshops, once a month - for 6 months;

  • No more than 10 participants, carefully selected;

  • Participants from a diverse range of industries;

  • Combines a variety of coaching and development approaches, allowing for maximum learning and development - including individual and group coaching; expert information and advice; peer support, review and reflection; and a comprehensive handbook of practical information.

Leadership Circles Content: 

Over the course of the six month program, participants will explore evidence-based approaches and leadership concepts such as:

1. The 3 empirically identified leadership factors needed to be effective, AND win REAL trust and engagement:

  • Integrity - “walking your talk”,

  • Humanity – kindness, care and compassion,

  • Competence – knowing your business!

2. Achieving High Performing Collaboration: What are “Conversations of Alignment”? How to harness the power of shared purpose, passion, and approach.

3. Evolving Leadership Practice and Culture: From Positional Power to Genuine Power, or Authoritarian to Authoritative Leadership. What is your “Default Mode Network”? Identifying and challenging the brain’s tendency to “go stoopid under pressure”, and to fall back on black and white thinking - when the world is far from this simple!

 4. “Mates @ Work”: Navigating the overlay of 2 sets of communication and relationship channels in all organisations (and any human system): the informal/personal, and the formal/structural. How do they interact, and how to intervene effectively if required.

 5. Beyond the Learning Organisation, and the Leader-as-Coach approach: Wielding power with strength and grace. Learn about the importance of how error (“failure”) and success are handled in the workplace 

6. Pulling it All Together: Your path to leading with integrity and purpose.

Meet Your Facilitators:

Marco Korn – Psychologist, BA (Hons) Psych, MAPS, MAHRI

Marco Korn

Marco Korn

Marco Korn is a highly regarded consultant to organisations and executive coach to leaders in the private and public sector. He is a senior psychologist of 27 years’ experience with expertise in individual mental health and organizational and leadership well being and performance.

Marco is highly literate in deep and practical processes for change, resolution and development, drawing on extensive experience as a psychotherapist, mediator, executive coach and systems consultant.  He is well read in areas of ethics in leadership, philosophy and Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Marco has a keen interest in human values and the profound benefits to individuals, relationships, families and organisations that are possible when people’s journey includes clarity and practical connection to individual and collective values.

Marco views his role as coach, facilitator and therapist as an honour and privilege, and one that requires high levels of self awareness and compassion to self and others. Marco has, and continues, to engage in extensive personal development that includes the spheres of culture, power, politics and community.

Marco works with a broad range of industries (private, public and community sectors) and leaders in organisations of small to very large scales.  He also provides professional supervision and mentoring to developing colleagues involved in organizational and therapeutic work.

Peter Doyle - Psychologist, B Psych (Hons), MAPS, MCCOUNP, MCOP

Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle

Peter is an outstanding psychologist who has had over 25 years' experience in the workplace and counselling setting to help clients with a diverse range of personal, lifestyle and psychological well being issues.

Peter has been particularly sought out by motivated individuals seeking to utilise advanced positive psychology tools to transform into their next level of potential.  Peter finds it incredibly rewarding to assist people to tackle the difficulties or obstacles they face in everyday life, (whether personal or work related) and removing their often unseen roadblocks to increased business and personal effectiveness.

Peter’s coaching includes change management, organisational transformation and learning cultures, business growth from concept to successful enterprise, advanced personal mastery skills, emotional intelligence, professional debrief and improved self management of performance goals.  Peter has the real world experience to provide coaching to others in business and life challenges.  As a business founder and workplace leader, Peter has also delivered educational & research services for Griffith University, Monash University, and University of Queensland.

Peter has had the benefit of privileged learning & insider briefings as a trusted personal coach to hundreds of business leaders and management teams.  As a leading edge professional in the field of advanced positive psychology, Peter has observed first- hand what works and does not work for groups of staff in creating healthier workplaces and individually developing inspirational leadership capabilities.


Dates and Fees:

Leadership Circles are usually conducted in the Brisbane CBD ( Level 4, 270 Adelaide Street, Brisbane) or on the Gold Coast, depending on the current group’s needs. Sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month commencing at 9.00am and finishing over a complimentary luncheon served at 12.30pm.

Your investment is for six (6) half day workshops on the following dates:

6 November 2019, 4 December 2019, 5 February 2020, 4 March 2020, 8 April 2020, 6 May 2020.

Total Fee: $4 500 plus GST

There is an option to pay the fee in monthly instalments of $850 plus GST if preferred.

You can register your interest in applying to be one of our valued members in the next Leadership Circles intake by clicking the button below. Upon receipt we will contact you for informal discussion (fees are of course only processed if following personal discussion, it is mutually agreed to proceed with your membership).