Our-team

Our team

Our coaching services and workshops are delivered by two of Australia’s leading executive coaches – Anthony Grant and Michael Cavanagh.
 
Dr ANTHONY M GRANT
BA (Hons) Psychology, MA Behavioural Science, PhD Coaching Psychology
   
Anthony-Grant Dr Anthony M Grant is globally recognised as a key pioneer of Coaching Psychology and evidence-based approaches to coaching. Anthony left school at the age of fifteen with no qualifications, completed his training as a carpenter and ran his own contracting business. Embarking on a second career in direct sales and marketing, he began tertiary studies in 1993 as a mature age student and then commencing a third career in his 30’s with tertiary studies in psychology. He holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology, a MA in Behavioural Science and a PhD on the topic of Coaching Psychology. In January 2000 Anthony established the world’s first Coaching Psychology Unit at the School of Psychology at Sydney University where he is the Director.

Anthony has considerable coaching experience at senior levels with leading Australian and global corporations in the government, financial, legal, media and consumer sectors. In his private executive coaching practice Anthony has conducted numerous senior executive coaching assignments, designed and facilitated many leadership trainings, mentoring programs, and “leader as coach” programs for leading Australian and global organisations. He has been coaching at senior levels since 1999, and has well over 5,000 hours of senior executive coaching experience, and has held long-standing coaching relationships for many years with many of his client organisations.

 
Please note that Anthony’s executive coaching and consulting work is part of his independent private practice and is not associated with his position at the University of Sydney unless otherwise stated.
   
   
MICHAEL CAVANAGH
PhD Clin Psychology, Coaching and Clinical Psychologist
   
Michael-C Dr Michael Cavanagh is both a practicing Coaching Psychologist, and an academic. In his academic work, Michael is the Deputy Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney, where he has been involved in the development of the world’s first coaching degree programme from its inception to the present day. He is also currently the National Convenor if the Australian Psychological Society’s Interest Group in Coaching Psychology (IGCP). The IGCP was formally established several years ago and has over 650 members across Australia and internationally.

As a practitioner, Michael works with senior leaders in a range of multinational and national organisations. Michael’s coaching practice and teaching emphasises the use of empirically-validated techniques and draw on cognitive-behavioural, systemic and solution-focused approaches. His areas of special interest include coaching in complex systems, communication and interpersonal skills, solution focused approaches to goal achievement and problem solving and working with challenging executives.

   
Please note that Michael’s executive coaching and consulting work is part of his independent private practice and is not associated with his position at the University of Sydney unless otherwise stated.