Geraldine is the Managing Partner of Red Tin Shed. Her career has seen her develop over 30 years experience in senior management roles in private and public companies, her own and others, and in the public sector.
Geraldine has been appointed to senior Human Resources roles in the Telecommunications and IT Industries, Manufacturing (Steel and Food), and in the Public Sector.
She was both partner and principal partner in South Africa in two senior management consulting businesses for over 10 years, and in these roles gained outstanding experience in and across all industry groups. As a member of the Independent Mediation Services of South Africa, Geraldine counts mediation and conflict resolution skills as great strengths.
I understand that leadership characteristics have achievement outcomes based on the strength of individuals to work with flexibility.
I believe that sustainable leadership must not only grasp its meaning, but embrace it for its truth in life. This requires an ability to adapt intuitively and by design, in order to meet new challenges and opportunities. Only then can we lead our people and teams to successful futures.
I’ve worked in many boardrooms and team rooms where teams are dysfunctional with too much focus on how different, how specialized, how important and how competitive they are. There are many silos of leadership rather than collaborative teams. We we see this on our political platforms today where the focus is on personal rather than global interests and solutions.
I like to begin working with clients on where they have developed self awareness, and to identify with them, their further needs for development. From here, we work with conscious and unconscious preferences, using situational analysis to identify behavioural responses. My role is to develop reflective awareness and then to grow self management skills to improve situational responses which will deliver successful results.
I have been working in the field of emotional intelligence with Daniel Goleman’s inspirational studies of self awareness, self regulation, self motivation, social awareness and social skills development throughout my career, and have the deepest respect for its value in the privilege of leadership.
I aim to work with leaders who recognize that to drive sustainable transformation, there needs to be an investment and commitment to sponsoring change in leadership by leadership.
The Harvard Business Review has recently reported on Deliberately Developmental Organisations, (DDO’s), who have turned Trust and Vulnerability into their competitive advantage. Trust and Vulnerability are the hallmarks of a relentless pursuit of the truth in relationships, and this is the basis of the Brave Truth Board Game for High Performance teams.
How will we work together?
It’s important for the business to understand how the coaching or consultation is going to benefit the business.
Similarly, it’s important for the coachee to feel safe, and that there’s a compatibility with their coach/consultant in rapport and trust that there’s something to be learned with the coach/consultant.
In the contracting phase I would:
- meet with you to understand what the business needs for the individual(s) or team(s) are. I would look for Key Performance Indicators which you would measure against the performance of the individual(s) or team(s) at that point and an agreed point in the future, which would demonstrate a measured improvement.
- meet with the individual(s) or team(s) to assess reflective touch points and to extend the awareness of the organisational needs to ensure that we work toward measurable goals.
If prior assessment has been initiated and this is key to the identification of development, I am comfortable working off a wide variety of assessment tools including:
- DiSC Behavior Model,
- Hay –McBer Leadership models,
- Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument
- Myers- Briggs Type Indicator,
- Thomas International,
- Neethling Brain Instrument, and
- Human Synergistics models.
Brave Truth the Board Game requires no assessment nor prior preparation for individuals or teams. It is a standalone game changer in this space and has proven results for the development of Trust within the team.
- Our team had the opportunity to play Brave Truth the Game with Geraldine Coy herself as our facilitator. It is amazing how the design of this game enables members of a team to share and respond to matters, which go below the layer of day to day interactions. For our team this led to a fruitful dialogue, at a level we had not reached before. The self directed process and playful nature of the game ensures that the game play stays at a level that is positive for all team members.I strongly recommend Brave Truth the Game to teams of which the members have an ambition to learn more about others, and themselves.
- I recently had the pleasure of hearing Geraldine Coy speak at my Probus Club (Healesville Ladies). Questions form the floor indicated that interest in her subject was high.I cannot recommend her highly enough as an outstanding speaker and author on the little known power struggles in South Africa after Nelson Mandela came to power and her part in some of the Commission investigations.Geraldine’s book, Brave Truth, gives us an insight into how deep the corruption, fraud and violence was that we in Australia only vaguely heard about and how she had to flee her country after serious death threats to her and her family.