Ann Wright

Executive Coach

Ann is an experienced, values-driven senior manager and leader in human resources, operational and change management. She specialises in personal and organisation change. She has worked with senior management and Boards as an internal and external change consultant and facilitator to project manage and deliver changes required by internal and external drivers.

She has over a decade of proven performance developing strategic and policy frameworks in businesses with high compliance structures, gaining staff and stakeholder buy-in and building team capacity through best practice organisation development and change management. This has included identifying and implementing generic capability and training and development of compliance officers across range of regulation and compliance functions and co-ordinating the work of the Expert Advisory Group into Discrimination, Bullying and Sexual Harassment for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.

Ann’s coaching is built on her understanding of, experience as and commitment to powerful and personable leadership. As a coach and
consultant, Ann has worked with a range of organisations in both Australia and New Zealand especially in the private, public and NFP sectors including aviation, IT, transport, regulation, health, higher education, membership, and professional services. She is facilitative, solutions focused, analytic and curious as she works with her clients to realign their performance and perceptions and achieve their chosen outcomes.

Ann is also a coach mentor and supervisor for organisational and individual coaches. She is known for her compassion and candour in providing astute feedback which challenges and expands how people lead and coach.

Coaching Experience

  • Coached several first time Chief Executives establishing themselves as organisational leaders
  • Coaching managers as they navigate role transitions to T2 and T3 roles
  • Supporting managers through departmental changes to their roles and  employment to enable and ensure positive personal and professional outcomes
  • Coached small business owners founding start ups in their roles as leaders and managers
  • Established coaching panels as part of change initiatives within large government departments
  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation and Certified Narrative Coach
  • Coach educator for the Graduate Certificate of Organisational Coaching at Swinburne University of Technology
  • Accredited user of Harrison Assessment – current Debriefing and Coaching Accreditation, MBTI – Type I & II and Strong Interest Inventory


  • Managing career transitions into senior management roles
  • Developing personal leadership and influencing approaches that align with business and personal objectives and values
  • Deepening personal presence for
    organisational visibility and impact
  • Clarifying and enacting personal career direction and aspirations
  • Identifying and developing personal  leadership style

Business Experience

  • Director, Organisational Development, Department of Primary Industries
  • Director, Organisational Development, Department of Education and Early
    Childhood Development
  • General Manager, Family Relationships Centres & Training, Relationships Australia
  • Director, Relationships Portfolio| Deputy CEO, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Group Manager, Human Resources, Airways

Education / Business Coaching

  • Masters of Social Work, Massey University Auckland, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Auckland, 1987
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) accreditated
  • Accredited Master Coach, European
    Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • Certificate in Supervision, Centre for
    Supervision UK, 2001