About EDGE

About EDGE

The EDGE difference

Two of Queensland’s most highly experienced leaders of personal and team professional development and coaching have united to create a new national and international Leadership and Coaching organisation.

Providing proven high impact programs, our team has delivered to thousands of participants and hundreds of organisations across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Using the latest evidence-based research and ongoing evaluative feedback, Edge is the difference between end-to-end programs designed for maximum impact versus a formulaic ‘off-the-shelf’ program that may not hit the mark.

Working with high-end partners, the institute will lift the nation’s legacy of dynamic professional development to the next edge beyond success. Collaborating with equally excited major global providers of training and development, the institute will provide a one-stop-shop for leaders and teams to find the next edge of their growth.

The Edge Institute offers a wide range of coaching and tailored end-to-end leadership and professional development programs for aspiring and senior leaders and leadership teams across Queensland and Australia.

Say goodbye to compliance-driven programs and welcome the next generation of dynamic professional development, designed to stretch you and your organisation to give you the competitive edge.

DYNAMIC TEAMS – COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS –  CREATING IMPACT

Our Executive Leadership Team

Neil McDonald

A former school teacher turned Executive Principal and system leader of over 25 years, Neil has first-hand experience of leading and creating high performance and turn-around teams. He has had a focus on building and coaching aspiring leaders to become highly effective leaders.

As Queensland Education Leadership Institute’s former Chief Executive Officer, Neil McDonald has driven the improvement and growth of leaders and organisations across Australia and New Zealand.

At the Edge Institute, a cornerstone value is partnerships and collaboration. Neil has built and brings together a vast collection of high quality partnerships with quality providers who have the proven credentials to enhance the EDGE program suite. He loves the energy of facilitating which keeps him connected to our participants at every level.

Lisa Newland

A past key leader of the Department of Education, Lisa has led the development of innovative and high impact programs across Queensland. In her role, she had first-hand experience of the barriers faced by leaders creating effective teams and culture and for teachers driving strong outcomes in their classrooms.

After 20 years in education, Lisa joined Sentis Australia for 5 years where she provided customised solutions for clients as General Manager Client Solutions and designed some of the business’s largest Multi-National corporate projects and programs.

For the past 7 years at the helm of Sentis Education, she has partnered with multiple organisations, designing solutions for clients to improve culture and leadership based on industry recognised assessments and bespoke programs. She has worked throughout Asia and New Zealand as well as across Australia.

Lisa Newland

A past key leader of the Department of Education, Lisa has led the development of innovative and high impact programs across Queensland. In her role, she had first-hand experience of the barriers faced by leaders creating effective teams and culture and for teachers driving strong outcomes in their classrooms.

After 20 years in education, Lisa joined Sentis Australia for 5 years where she provided customised solutions for clients as General Manager Client Solutions and designed some of the business’s largest Multi-National corporate projects and programs.

For the past 7 years at the helm of Sentis Education, she has partnered with multiple organisations, designing solutions for clients to improve culture and leadership based on industry recognised assessments and bespoke programs. She has worked throughout Asia and New Zealand as well as across Australia.

Peta Barker

Peta brings over 30 years of experience in teaching and learning to the Director of Operations role. Having worked across Queensland in a number of leadership positions, as well as a Head of School in the Private Sector, Peta has coached over 200 leaders across various sectors, sharing her extensive skills in strategic and process thinking, staff engagement, inclusive practices and differentiating learning. With a keen interest in digital tools, platforms and online learning, Peta is passionate about supporting and empowering others to achieve their goals and positively impact student and organisational success.
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“Leading with an edge is about driving impact and outcomes, using highly developed skills of emotional intelligence, adaptability and resilience to create effective and dynamic teams striving to improve and succeed.”
Neil McDonald

Our Partners

Our Partners