Bridget Blackford

Bridget Blackford

Coach

About

Drawing on over 15 years of international experience, Bridget works with high performing individuals and leaders who are seeking a deeper sense of integration and balance to enhance professional and personal excellence.

Bridget works with leaders across a range of industries including professional services, government, media, telecommunications, finance, social enterprise and start-ups. Her ability to translate the diverse professional and personal experiences of her clients into tangible resources for professional growth enables her to work with individuals from varied backgrounds and professions.

Focusing on strengths, values, and self-awareness, Bridget is a highly empathic coach who balances her approach with pragmatic challenge and honest, constructive feedback. She uses a range of creative techniques and assessments to elicit new insights, perspectives and possibilities for her clients. Her approach is informed by her research in adult development, leadership theory, positive psychology, and neuroscience.

Career Highlights
  • 15+ years Organisation Development consulting experience.
  • Diverse industry experience including Professional Services, Government, Telecommunications, Finance and Energy.
  • Proven adaptability working across a range of businesses including global corporates to SMEs and start-ups.
  • Key organisations have included Norton Rose Fulbright, Coles Myer, Optus, AGL, NAB, Zurich, Australian Unity, Wilson Security and John Lewis UK.
  • Global experience encompassing Ireland, UK, Asia, Australia, and USA.
Coaching Experience
  • 15+ years as an executive and leadership coach.
Qualifications/Accreditations
  • BA (1st class Hons) English
  • MSc Global Politics
  • Grad Diploma in Organisation Development
  • Grad Diploma in Executive Coaching
  • Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Change Management Practitioner (APMG)
  • Time to Think Facilitator and Thinking Partner
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach
  • Certified Professional Lectical Coach
  • Certified Thought Code Consultant
  • The Leadership Circle 360 Profile
  • Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy L1
  • Hogan Personality Assessment
  • Global Leadership Profile
  • EQ-I 2.0 and EQ 360 (Emotional Intelligence)
  • MBTI Practitioner
  • WAVE Professional Styles

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Feedback and review

Harnessing a combined 600+ years of experience in developing leaders in organisations of all sizes, our experts provide invaluable feedback and advice.

Data sharing

Unlock opportunities and avoid common mistakes before they happen using data we've gathered froassessing over 15,000 participants skills, job performance and more. 

Strategy

Get a leadership development strategy custom made for your organisation.  Our experts will listen to your needs and build you a strategy free of charge.

Tactics

A custoplan of attack, based on your strategy. From gaining stakeholder buy-in to roll-out to reviewing metrics, we'll make sure the key areas are all considered.

Timelines

Realistic guidance on minimum & average timeframes for each stage of your leadership development program / project.

Budget analysis

Utilise your available budget to maximum effect. Our experts guide you based on the data we have from thousands of organisations across the globe.