Accelerate program


Accelerate has been designed by senior business leaders, for business leaders. The content reflects a deep understanding of the business landscape and what’s required to be successful at a senior level. It also addresses the specific challenges facing female leaders when taking on senior positions.

who would

benefit from this program?

This program is designed specifically for professional women who have been leading for a minimum of five years.

Participants are typically aged 35-plus, with a focus on career advancement or stability. ACCELERATE is relevant to industries ranging from real estate to finance, health, transport and government.

what does

the program cover?

  • Developing resilience and maintaining wellbeing as a female leader
  • Understanding the type of leader you want to become
  • Building on a positive ‘signature presence’
  • Managing relationships effectively
  • Understanding the roles of authenticity, trust and influence
  • Confident communication and gaining buy-in from stakeholders
  • Developing a strong network that supports your career growth


the program format?

The program runs over six months and includes one group workshop and four individual executive coaching sessions. The workshop sets the agenda, identifying what participants will achieve over the six-month program, and the key tools to ensure success. This session also covers the three biggest roadblocks to career advancement for senior women.

The individual executive coaching sessions are designed to help participants understand their leadership style, identify strengths and specific areas for improvement. Working with a senior business coach with a track record of senior leadership roles herself, participants receive tailored guidance to help them articulate career goals and drive real results.


It works!

For busy professionals, it’s an opportunity to step back and evaluate their leadership style, unique presence, ambitions and requirements to be successful in the next stage of their career.

Senior women receive practical insights and emerge with an achievable plan to help them manage workplace politics and stay relevant in a competitive environment.  

The networking opportunities are an additional benefit. Participants gain invaluable insights by uniting with an elite network of female professionals who are all navigating similar career challenges.


  • Gillian’s deep commitment to visible results – behavioural and financial – has meant that she is a much admired and respected coach, mentor, advisor and trainer to the entire Leadership Team. Her genuine warm personal support combined with the intellectual capability to introduce innovative frameworks and tools, plus deliver honest feedback, means that we rely on her for a broad variety of critical projects from High-Performance Leadership and Development Programs.

    Managing Director, Mizuho Bank Australia
  • Gillian has been able to quickly and confidently capture the essence of our organisation and turn that into a successful and popular development program that focuses our leadership teams on opportunity and growth. As a result, our managers are more confident and better equipped with the tools necessary to deliver results.

    Managing Director, Viacom
  • Gillian Fox talks the language, understands the business drivers and underlying issues that we have at SBS. Gillian’s offering has been invaluable and the results are seen in our leaders on a day to day basis.

    Human Resources, SBS
  • We needed our Leadership Team to take greater personal ownership of their business units and objectives. We’ve had some great performance shifts from the program and the feedback from the Leadership Team has been extremely positive.

    General Manager, News Advantage Sydney
  • Gillian delivered a development program for our female leaders. The program delivered strong results designed to maximise their impact, without losing any natural flair. I would highly recommend any program that leverages Gillian’s mentoring ability.

    Operations Director Pacific, The Wrigley Company
  • Following Gillian’s workshop, the coffee table discussions lasted a week! One of my team leaders said to me as we walked out that day that he got more out of it than any other training he could recall. I certainly hope to have Gillian back.

    Engineering Director, Queensland Government
  • Gillian helps our next generation of leaders to better position themselves within their team, the broader organisation but also the external market. I would recommend Gillian to any organisation looking to grow their leadership capabilities

    Director Human Resources, Viacom
  • Gillian facilitates and coaches in a way that drives individual results. She is compelling, earnest and connects well with a sophisticated group of senior female professionals. Her program design and delivery has been widely acknowledged by participants as one of the best they’ve participated in

    CEO, Women In Banking and Finance
  • We commissioned Gillian to develop and deliver an executive leadership development program to provide the skills needed to build effective teams, drive individual performance and achieve stronger results.

    Human Resources Manager, Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, UFJ
  • I found the training outstanding both personally and professionally. For me, it assisted in launching a new product that has wiped out my competitor and turned a department who was missing budget to one that is way ahead

    Classifieds Advertising Manager, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph
  • The group workshops followed by individual coaching sessions with Gillian provided an excellent support framework that will make a difference for [the attendees] and the General Managers they report to.

    Strategy Manager – Corporate Financial Services, Commonwealth Bank
  • Gillian is insightful, intelligent and intuitive in her coaching style. She is serious about exploring how leaders can achieve a higher level of performance in the workplace. Her approach is direct, clear and well-structured.

    General Manager Lifestyle Channels, FOXTEL