Jane Counsel

Executive Coach

Professional Summary

Jane Counsel is a sought-after expert specialising in the complex field of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She is renowned for her coaching, leadership training, consulting and executive engagements throughout Australia and Asia Pacific. Prior to starting her own business in 2015, Jane was the former Head of Diversity & Flexibility for Westpac, Australia’s second largest bank. In that role she was responsible for the development and implementation of a number of successful DEI strategies and training programs for 40,000 employees across multiple brands.

Education and Certifications

  • Accredited Executive coach, Organisational Leadership – Executive Central
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, Australian Politics and Journalism
  • Business Leadership – Stanford University Graduate School of Business


She has delivered leadership training, consulting and coaching programs to thousands of leaders and managers across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Shanghai and currently instructs on the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) Part-time MBA and Executive Education Programs. She has extensive experience in designing and facilitating leadership training programs across the public and private sectors including State and Federal Government Departments and agencies and the private sector.

Her university experience enables her to combine leading-edge academic frameworks with practical experience working with leaders in large complex organisations in sectors including banking, retail, commercial property and insurance in the design and delivery of all leadership training and coaching programs.

Jane currently provides executive coaching, leadership training and consulting services to a broad range of clients across the Financial Services, Retail, Health, Education, and Insurance industries as well as State and Federal Government, Local Government, and the Not-For-Profit sector.

Coaching Approach

Jane’s professional purpose is to help leaders and professionals enjoy authentic, purposeful and fulfilling careers. Her approach to her leadership training and executive coaching combines both leading-edge academic frameworks with practical applications that enable leaders to achieve immediate positive change and impact within themselves and their teams.

Jane’s core capabilities include the design and delivery of engaging and transformational leadership training and coaching programs, the ability to quickly build rapport and trust with coaching clients, strong communication skills and a strong business acumen. Combined, these skills give her the ability to help individuals connect shifts in their leadership behaviours to improving leadership performance and business outcomes and creating psychologically safe, innovative, and inclusive work environments.

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