Hello and welcome to the team…

Elise Sernik, Founder

Elise Sernik believes that supporting leaders is one of the most effective ways to create a IMG_3162-Edit
thriving social purpose economy. She founded Leadership Space to provide this targeted and specialised support.

Elise has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that is a product of a 20-year career in the commercial and social purpose sectors in Australia and globally.

Her experience includes A/Director of a major UK nonprofit, General Manager of Nonprofit Australia, and four years with Social Ventures Australia Consulting (SVA). She supported establishing People for Purpose before founding Leadership Space.

Elise is an Executive Coach, ACC with the International Coaching Federation, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Diploma of Meditation & Yoga, Certificate in Brain Based Coaching, and Bachelor of Arts. Her passion for working with leaders to build their capability, resilience and connectedness ensures clients achieve all that they could hope for as individuals, teams, boards and organisations.

In 2015 Elise was honoured to be awarded International Coaching Federation (ICF NSW) winner for her contribution to the nonprofit sector.

Barbara BarkleyBarbara Barkley

Barbara Barkley has a proven track record of delivering outcomes that make a difference in the community.

As CEO of Womensport Queensland, National Manager of the Telstra Foundation and through her own strategy and executive coaching business, Barb has created partnerships, developed strategies and delivered programs across sport, community, corporates and government.   Barb engages collaboratively as an Executive Coach, Strategist and Facilitator with a leader’s perspective to help people and organisations clarify their vision of where they want to go and how they could get there while staying true to their values and purpose.

Barb is an Executive Coach, holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting at QUT, a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting and a Masters in Sports Management from University of Massachusetts, USA.