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Steve Goudswaard

Steve Goudswaard

Executive Leader, Coach, and Senior Advisor

With change the ‘new normal’, I work with Leaders on Demand in tackling the wicked problems that face leaders. To find the value within the system and align it with what is viable for the future. 

My mission is to work alongside leaders to unlock the value of uncertainty and complexity with purpose

I take a systemic approach to uncertainty. To listen carefully to what is happening to create joint visibility of the challenge or opportunity. Then using the values of the organisation, determine what is worth pursuing. The final lens is one of viability, to determine what is possible.  This creates the initial plan to iterate and learn from.

On Demand Support  

My deployment brings 30+ years experience in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous contexts:
  • Systemic, co-created change in large, complicated organisations.
  • Executive and Change Coaching
  • Large scale Project Management
  • Leadership development
  • Board training and facilitation
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Large Group Facilitation
  • Experiential learning
  • Cross cultural awareness training

Leadership Badges  

  • Transformations Veteran
  • Turnarounds Veteran
  • Accredited Organisational Coach
  • Dare to Lead™ Trained
  • Leadership Perspectives Facilitator
  • LiquidityMaster Facilitator
  • PerformanceCulture Facilitator

Selected Deployments  

Shared Perspectives  

Managing Ambiguity is like Footy

Being back in Vanuatu recently when it was hit by two consecutive Category 4 cyclones in 72 hours (which was apparently a first), got me a front row seat for leading in uncertainty. I watched my...
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