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Welcome, I am Helen Honisett the CEO and Founder of Defy Expectations. Leadership is my passion because I have experienced what bad leadership can do to my life and those around me. No leader starts out with the intention of being a negative impact on those around them, but sadly the support and training are often not there to help you learn the skills, behaviours, mindsets and capabilities you need to get the best out of yourself and those around you.
We have pooled the combined 130+ years of leadership experience within our team at Defy Expectations to create leadership coaching, mentoring and an online course that will teach you how to be a great leader. Learn the tips and tricks that make you a master communicator and allow you to effectively lead transformation and innovation with fulfilled, engaged and motivated people.

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Leadership is all about the hard stuff

Looked at from below senior leadership can seem easy.  Unlike those toiling at the coal face you have the power, you have the resources, you have support.  There are days like that when everything falls into place and decision-making is easy. But those days are not that common.  Mostly it’s a struggle to get things done.  And oddly enough that is as it should be.

Why? Because the role of the senior leader is to make the really hard decisions, the ones where often you are choosing the lesser of two evils, where you are operating in the dark, in a future you can only guess at.  I’ve been reminded of this in my conversations with leaders over the last few weeks where we have been discussing two issues where the future is unclear.


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Leadership Mastered

This is not your usual leadership development course. This has been built by leaders for leaders! Here at Defy Expectations, we've got over 175 years' worth of leadership experience amongst the founding team. And we've pulled all of that together to share with you… You Can Become a Great Leader - by building valuable knowledge and learning skill applications to get the right people in the right places, doing the right things, at the right time - consistently.



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