mia swainson

Mia is an action-oriented executive coach and facilitator.  She will support you to achieve your goals, resolve conflict and reach your full potential.  Mia brings more than 15 years experience in senior management roles in government, not-for-profit and national level politics to her coaching, facilitation and consulting practice.  She has experience operating in an international context, previously working for the United Nations, the Australian Government’s overseas aid program and World Vision Solomon Islands.

Mia has built a reputation for delivering excellent coaching, facilitation and stakeholder engagement services.  Her practical experience in the management of large work flows, big teams, complex stakeholders and multi-million dollar contracts has enabled her to relate well to managers and executives across all sectors. Mia’s engaging style complements her expertise and credentials as a professional coach and facilitator.

Mia is passionate about best practice, seeding innovation and supporting people to move through change together.  Drawing from a wide range of coaching and facilitation tools, Mia tailors every consultancy experience to the unique needs of her clients.

Areas of Expertise

  • Executive coaching for individuals and teams

  • Understands APS environment and culture-exposure to a broad range of federal agencies

  • Cross sectoral experience working with community and public sector clients

  • Expertise in mindfulness, motivation, change management and resilience

  • More than 15 years working in Executive Leadership roles

  • Cross cultural understanding and sensitivity

  • Excellent presentation, communication and influencing skills for senior leaders and executives

  • Stakeholder engagement and negotiation

  • Facilitation and strategic planning

Coaching with Mia helped me to see things differently and think outside the box. I’m really happy with the new direction I’ve taken.
— Coaching client