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Bridget Blackford

Bridget Blackford

Australia & New Zealand


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.
  • 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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