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Martine Harkin

Martine joined Leading Teams in 2008 coming from a leadership role in the education sector.

Martine has a Bachelor of Education and taught Physical Education for nine years. Leading Teams brought Martine on board as a Partner because of her genuine, honest and straightforward approach to team dynamics.

Martine delivers programs to a diverse range of clients across the corporate, education, not-for-profit and sporting sectors. Because of this, she has much anecdotal evidence of our Performance Improvement Program.

Martine’s unique approach creates a pathway for effective learning that allows participants share knowledge and challenge thinking. A great strength of Martine’s commitment to leadership development is the way she follows up on her workshops through offering on-going support and advice, and through giving feedback, as well as seeking it for herself. She lives what she espouses – which is the glue that creates the authenticity participants respond to so positively.

Martine established the Leading Teams Emerging Leaders Program (now called High Performance Leadership), which is an intensive five-day course for individual professional development. Her passion for developing leaders stemmed from her experience of being promoted into a leadership role without formal leadership training. Instead, Martine learnt how to be leader ‘on the job’.

Some of Martine’s clients include:

  • Vibropile / Keller Foundations
  • Melbourne Real Estate
  • Blueprint Group
  • Aldi
  • Bicycle Network
  • Magpies Netball
  • Adviceline Injury Lawyers / Holding Redlich

“Since joining Leading Teams, I have realised that strong professional relationships mean having a genuine conversation because you care for your colleague. The conversation should build on a  relationship rather than harm or damage it. It only becomes hard or difficult if you don’t actually have it.”

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“Martine has facilitated leadership workshops with Future Focus Group (Committee for Melbourne’s two year business leadership program) since 2010 and in that time has built enormous respect amongst the 45 participants of each program. Martine’s genuine, honest and straightforward approach to team dynamics and its demands of trust, respect and communication create a pathway for effective learning that allows participants to understand and tackle confidently the team challenges the program presents.”

David Gould
Manager, Future Focus Group