insium's newsletter on leadership: May, 2017

Written by  Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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A Reflection


I recently had the opportunity to share the work that insium does with Imogen Kroker. I very much enjoyed and learned much from the time we spent together.  This is her reflection ...

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader"

John Quincy Adams


Throughout the latter quarter of 2016, I had the immense privilege of shadowing insium’s director Dina Pozzo during workshop planning and facilitation for a diverse range of clients.

Currently in the process of refocusing my career in a commercial direction through postgraduate study (with particular interest in organisational culture, strategy and development), the opportunity to gain firsthand insight into Dina’s work as a consultant and facilitator was as invaluable as it was generous.

The diversity of client briefs provided me with the chance to observe a variety of practical applications for a wide range of tools and frameworks, including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Genos Emotional Intelligence Assessment, and VIA Strengths to name but a few.   

Throughout both planning and facilitation sessions, I was continually struck by Dina’s intuition and ability to rapidly assess the skill level and dynamics within new groups of participants, and her ability to adapt her delivery style and content to ensure maximum benefit for participants. She continually demonstrated not just her technical skill as a coach and facilitator, but more broadly her empathy, high emotional intelligence and genuine passion for learning and development.

The opportunity to observe the real, positive impact that enhanced self awareness and emotional intelligence had on participants, teams and ultimately organisational performance was truly inspiring. It was a privilege and a joy to witness the ‘light bulb’ moments during workshops as participants found practical links between the content and their professional challenges.  In follow up sessions, participants described how these tools had enhanced relationships with stakeholders, boosted confidence to undertake leadership opportunities or apply for promotions and improve overall team performance. It was evident from this feedback that Dina had inspired participants to “dream more, learn more, do more and become more”; she is a real leader.

I am immensely grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from Dina; I was simultaneously inspired by her and affirmed in my decision to return to study. I have commenced a Master of Management at Melbourne University this year and am keen to further explore organisational strategy and development in an academic environment.


Imogen Kroker

What Brings You Joy?

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