Coaching women to be the leaders the world needs
Do you question your role as a leader?
The options available to you don’t fit with the kind of leader you dream of being.
You want to develop a leadership style that’s true to you.
You want the confidence to show up as this kind of leader.
You want to advance your career while still holding true to your values.
Welcome to Learning to Fly. Where you are given the time, space, tools and resources to show up as the leader the world needs you to be.
Hi, I’m Amanda Sterling
Women’s leadership coach, researcher, activist and author.
I give you time and space to explore your leadership style, and share tools and resources to bring your leadership to life in a role that is most aligned with you.
So you can advance your career, and make a difference without sacrificing your values, family life or health.
And be the leader the world needs you to be (not the leader you think you 'should' be).
I know what it’s like to struggle to reconcile work and leadership values.
When I returned to work when my son was a year old, I felt the expectations of me as a leader were much different from what I could accomplish while still staying connected to my values.
I felt that I was failing to live up to expectations. Motherhood was shaping my leadership qualities, but these were not valued in a workplace that prioritised profit and productivity.
I was still ambitious but I didn’t see a place for me.
One of the most useful things I did was meet regularly with a coach.
We worked through difficult conversations about my role at work and family responsibilities. I learned how to ask for what I needed and set boundaries as we identified what my strengths were, and worked on leveraging those.
Each time we met, we got closer to uncovering, and tuning my focus towards, what was really important to me and my family and what kinds of leadership I wanted to demonstrate.
From this exploration, I was able to come to a place where I could clearly see and put into action my unique style of leadership.
I’m an experienced coach and facilitator
Amanda asked excellent questions and was so encouraging. It was amazing how much I gained in an hour! I had some powerful insights into the reasons behind my actions, and this enabled me to develop more helpful mindsets. Coaching with Amanda has given me the ability to be the decision maker in my life again. It's not that I have more time. It’s that I have more intentionality about how I spend my time in more fulfilling ways. I am enjoying my life more as a result of the work we did together. I would recommend Amanda as a coach to any woman who is finding herself under water.
I believe the world needs more women who can lead with their own unique style.
When we recognise and celebrate the diversity of skills, perspectives and strengths that women can bring to leadership, there will be a new way of doing business.
Coaching for female leaders and leaders-to-be
Let’s work together to support you to make the best decisions for yourself, your family, and your career.