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performing workforce

Measurable and lasting change


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healthy workforce

Leadership matters


Champion diversity in
your workforce

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How leadership learning
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Leadership in practice

''Our expertise lies in bringing smart people the leadership smarts they need to get the job done.''
Isabelle Phillips

Director and Owner, Mackerel Sky

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How Mackerel Sky has made an impact

We've been helping organisations and their leaders around the world.

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What our clients are saying about us

''I was very impressed with Isabelle's knowledge and practical approach to coaching strategies, working with her over a period of 6 months, I enhanced my skills and got a great deal of value from our conversations.''

Janice Cox

Vice President ANZ, CA Technologies

''Especially where there was reticence or uncertainty about acquiring new knowledge, she created strategies to address challenges.''

Sandra Berghofer

Solicitor, A.R. Connelly and Co

''Isabelle was always able to assist me with creative ways of addressing areas of leadership in which I needed improvement.''

Janene Eagleton

NSW GM, Australian Unity

''Her work with the leadership team has been invaluable and has had a significant impact on the all important bottom line.''

Paul Price

CEO People Connect

''Isabelle is a highly skilled and intelligent strategic thinker who understands government structures. I highly recommend Isabelle as a value adder to any agency.''

Phil Hugill

Director, Classification & Placement NSW Justice

''Isabelle’s approach with the students is both engaging and professional and she consistently rates highly in their feedback. Her important contribution has both enriched the students' theoretical learning and inspired their practical understanding.''

Rosemary Sainty PhD

Research, teaching and advocacy thought leader

''Isabelle Phillips has worked with me in the capacity of Leadership Coach providing me with expert guidance in leading a substantial workplace change process. I found Ms Phillips to be up-to-date and very knowledgeable in her field.''

Professor Sandy Middleton RN PhD

Director, Nursing Research Unit, St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney

''Isabelle is a great listener and facilitator who works with you to set strategy for both work and work life balance. During our sessions we discussed multiple challenges and generated solutions around growth. We also grappled with organisational merger/acquisition challenges and cultural issues. Thanks Isabelle.''

Sean Hunt

Area Vice President - Australia, New Zealand & Pacific - Marriott International

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