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Shona Rowan, High-Performance Coach, Speaker & Podcaster: Female Leader Conversations

A sought after high-performance coach and inspirational speaker, Shona Rowan has devoted over 25 years to the study and practice of peak performance and success psychology. She draws on her professional qualifications in Psychology, Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and years of international experience as a performance coach, to help her clients succeed and thrive in dynamic environments.


How do you help organisations and individuals?

I help clients:

  • Boost individual, team and organisational performance
  • Attract and retain clients
  • Develop and retain their female staff, promote gender balance and build inclusive workplaces

Everything I do focuses on three key areas: Psychology, People and Peak Performance, and clients engage me in different ways, depending on their needs. Typically, that includes my High-Performance Programs for leaders and managers; my Career Acceleration Program for women; inspirational events for staff or clients, and my high-performance coaching packages. All my work is tailored to my client’s objectives.


How did you grow a global client base?

When I first moved to the UK in 2006, I worked for a consulting firm in London and gained a huge amount of experience in keynote speaking and coaching with companies like Ernst & Young, HSBC and Bank of America. 18 months later, I took a huge leap of faith and decided to launch my own business as I wanted to develop my own IP, expand my work helping companies with gender balance, and to reach more women through my open courses.

I have always believed in building long-term relationships, and I would say strong relationships and client introductions are key factors in growing a global client base. To succeed in my industry, it helps to have a proven track record, but being able to offer a truly international perspective has become a key differentiator.


What topics are discussed on your podcast– The Psychology of Successful Women

The Psychology of Successful Women podcast explores the mindset, behaviour and success strategies of high-achieving women. Each episode shines a light on an inspirational woman drawn from a diverse range of sectors and industries, and we discuss their career journey, secrets to success and how they cope with setbacks and challenges.

Topics that regularly come up include: overcoming self-doubt and imposter syndrome, saying yes to opportunities, the importance of mentors, coaches and role models, and the power of networking.


Tell us about your Psychology of Successful Women – Career Acceleration Program

The Psychology of Successful Women – Career Acceleration Program is my signature program for women in business. It is a highly practical, results-focused program, specifically designed to equip women with the skills, strategies and mindsets needed to accelerate their careers, maximise success and thrive in the world of business. I deliver this program in two ways:

  1. To cohorts of women within companies as part of their diversity and inclusion strategies and women in leadership initiatives
  2. As an open program which enables women to attend the live, virtual masterclasses and coaching session from anywhere in the world and expand their professional network.


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Jade Collins has 20 years’ global experience in corporate executive Human Resources and management consulting roles in the Mining, Energy and Aerospace industries, leading large scale, complex multi-million-dollar change management programs. Jade finds the combination of her HR, Psychology and MBA qualifications and her leadership experience is invaluable for increasing gender equality in leadership across industries. Jade was a member of the Queensland Government's Strategic Advisory Group for the Toward Gender Parity: Women on Boards Initiative and the 2019 CQU Alumni of the Year for Social Impact for her work with Femeconomy.