This SME Leader Program is designed for

  • SME owners who want to step up to your leadership competence
  • Who prefer a pragmatic approach that fast-tracks skill building
  • Who wants to create a strong, dynamic culture
  • Who wants high team engagement, with bottom line benefits

If this resonates with you, then this live coaching program is perfect for you!

Want to learn how to be become more amazing and a highly competent leader?

Many SME owners need to quickly learn key management strategies, develop their leadership capacity, develop strong culture and team performance. The HR Experts International can help solve this skills gap while teaching you the key fundamentals of leadership, and how to create a high performing and engaged virtual-hybrid team.

Our practical LIVE Group Coaching Program has 6 live online workshops and 6 online modules, delivered over 12 weeks. This Leadership Development Program will build your skills quickly and help you navigate the challenges of leading a team in a changing environment. The program is facilitated by our CEO who has over 25 years Leadership and HR experience and provides practical, insightful and real-life proven strategies.

You’ll learn about the different behaviours, tools, and skills required to not only navigate these new and confusing waters but also be successful. You can also upgrade to receive a Leadership 360 profiling process to gain deep insight into your current leadership approach.

Our team of experts will not only teach and coach you, but will be available to answer any questions you may have, drawing from their vast pool of knowledge and over 45 years of combined experience.


Blended Learning

This program involves four components to ensure deep learning and immediate implementation.

We blend eight online learning modules (so you can learn at a time that suit you), cohort action learning exercises for real-world implementation, six online group coaching and learning modules and a personalised leadership coaching session. All live workshops are online and interactive, lasting between 3 and 3.5 hours. The program includes your personal DiSC Leadership Profile.

Course Overview

In this session, we will introduce the trainer, the module and learning outcomes. We’ll learn more about each other, set up our cohorts and get excited about the next six weeks!

We explore behaviour and DiSC. We will focus on understanding DiSC, understanding your own profile and how to use DiSc to build strong teams and culture.

We will explore the fundamentals of recruitment, culture fit and behavioural interviewing. We will build on our DiSC knowledge to understand how to ‘people read’ for better fit.

We explore the evidence about creating a high-performance team. We will look at team roles and the key components of building a highly functional and high-performance team.

We learn about change and how people react to change and develop critical Change Leadership Capabilities. Understanding what really matters to successfully lead change in your business.

We all think we are great communicators! The facts are that almost every employee survey or engagement survey highlights communication as a key issue for most businesses. So we know there is a gap. That’s why we focus in this module on lifting your communication skills to the next level. Communication is critical to be a successful lead and the difference between a business successfully navigating their business!

We’ll be exploring performance in detail, including how to accelerate performance improvement and facilitate high-performance for all team members.

We’ll learn the key components for coaching your team members for success.

We work through empowerment models and how to delegate successfully.

We’ll focus on understanding and implementing situational leadership.

We’ll focus your strengths and building out your personal development plan.

Program Learning Objectives

Our course is appropriate for those business owners who are looking to upskill themselves in real-time. One of Australia’s leading HR Expert and Leadership coach will train you in:

  • Building key leadership skills and competence to lead and engage your team through change
  • Build self-confidence and self-efficacy
  • Understanding how change affects individuals and how to help your team members overcome the difficulties
  • Developing effective change leadership strategies to align your team with change
  • Developing stronger leadership competence and improve your emotional intelligence capacity
  • Learning how to adapt your leadership style to effectively lead change by understanding the human side of change (stress, anxiety, fear, resistance)
  • Developing more powerful communication skills to engage your team members and support them effectively through change
  • Developing trust, delegation skills and empower the team for accountability and ownership
  • And much more 

Gain experiential learning to put what you learn into practice immediately

With our help, you’ll learn valuable skills to set you apart as a leader. You’ll also gain experiential learning to put what you learn into practice immediately.

Our trainers with over 45 years of combined experience in executive positions across a range of industries, including Start-ups, High Tech. Data, Services, NFP’s, and Retail organisations all over the world.

Our facilitators are specialist in leadership, change and transformation and are ideally suited to help you navigate the unprecedented situations all businesses are facing today. With our help, you can turn hindrance into an advantage for your workforce.

Why are we offering scholarships?

We are all in this together and we want to contribute our bit to support leaders and the economy at this difficult time.

We know that the world of business has been thrown into turmoil, needing to figure out new ways of maintaining existing processes quickly. We also know that we are best-positioned to help with this because of our experience. COVID has meant that many of us are facing financial pressures, yet we need to develop fast. We truly believe that we are all in this together and together we can make business, community and the world a better place for all. That is why for the month of June, we are offering these scholarships – we want to help you.

Our mission has always been to enable 5,000 leaders to achieve their full potential as authentic, agile, adaptive leaders, and now it is more critical than ever. We aim to help 1,000 small to medium businesses to optimise their people resources, creating amazing cultures while supporting their growth. We are here to ensure every business owner gets the support they need, right now, so they can thrive tomorrow.



Vanessa Giannos MASHRM, MCIPD, PGDip.Research 

CEO, The HR Experts (International)

Vanessa is a Human Resources and Organisational Transformational Expert, having developed a wealth of Senior HR, Organisational and Personal Development expertise from her local and global HR experiences over the last 25 plus years. Vanessa has held senior HR and Executive leadership positions in a breadth of industries and size of companies.

Vanessa’s passion is to assist individuals and organisations to grow, thrive and transform to the best they can be and to achieve their highest potential. Vanessa has developed proprietary employee engagement and culture assessments, 360-degree processes and Leadership Development programs.

With phenomenal energy, passion, business acumen and strategic skills, Vanessa brings a pragmatic approach with executive teams and leaders.  Vanessa has delivered tremendous results around building high performance cultures, creating amazing transformations, strong employee engagement, increased profitability and, performance, communication, service excellence, leadership capability, knowledge management and team building.

As well as being an International Master Behavioural Coach, Vanessa has a strong demonstrable record in HR, Executive, Leadership & Professional Coaching and Training & Development. Vanessa is currently a PHD candidate, holds a Masters in HR/OD, is a senior member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (UK), Member of Change Management Institute (CMP certification) holds three formal coaching qualifications and is a qualified DiSC & MBTI qualified facilitator.


Liz Winter  CITP

Head of Learning & Development Practice, The HR Experts (International)

Liz has in excess of 20 years’ experience as a qualified Learning and Development Trainer, Situational Coach, Mentor, and Emotional Intelligence Assessor with an unwavering passion and commitment to developing others.

Liz strives to make a real difference by designing and delivering training solutions that are innovative, engaging, participative, fun, technically correct and specific to meet overall business objectives and strategy some of which have been accredited by the City & Guilds, ILM and the National Skills Academy

With all her extensive experience, knowledge and strength in all aspects of the Training Cycle as well as developing large traditional and remote teams, Liz has achieved immense credibility which is backed up by amazing ROI and compelling results for a broad range of clients and business partners.