Gravitas program


Individuals with Gravitas have a presence and command respect. Creating a perception of gravitas gives others confidence in your abilities, regardless of your level of experience, education or skills.

Developing gravitas can be particularly useful if you’ve been promoted or have acquired new teams or stakeholders. It’s easy to identify people with gravitas, but the traits needed to develop it ourselves can be elusive. Our program breaks it down with practical insights and accessible skills.

who would

benefit from this program?

GRAVITAS is open to both men and women, with a minimum of two promotions, who want to increase their impact in the business environment.

The program is particularly useful for people navigating complex business environments, and those who are keen to future-proof themselves.

The leadership skills taught in GRAVITAS suits industries ranging from engineering to real estate, construction, health, transport and public administration.

what does

the program cover?

Walk away with the ability to:

  • Get faster buy-in from difficult stakeholders
  • Command respect from the moment you enter a room
  • Attract and earn the advocacy of influential leaders
  • Overcome nerves when you’re feeling challenged
  • Elevate your reputation as someone of influence


the program format?

This is a one-day face-to-face workshop that offers the chance to interact with a cohort of like-minded professionals.

Through a variety of activities and discussions, participants gain important insights and measurable outcomes around increasing their gravitas.


The five traits of GRAVITAS

This full day workshop explores these five traits that can supercharge your career.

  1. EQ – Learn specific skills on how to manage your emotions when tested
  2. Dress – Understand the modern version of executive dress and how to command respect
  3. Calming presence – Develop ways to exhibit poise when everyone else is worried
  4. Speaking ability – Learn the importance of clean, positive language and voice
  5. Body language – Draw on simple techniques that will make you appear confident and command respect


  • 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