Martine Barclay is the founder of Redefine Your Edge (Interconnected Development), a specialised stress reduction and mindfulness training practice that supports working professionals to positively manage stress throughout the career lifecycle. With deep professional services experience, particularly with lawyers, and over twenty years in talent development, Martine adopts a development approach to her coaching.
Clients work with Martine on a range of career related issues. They include increasing leadership capacity, managing time and stress, positioning themselves for promotion, and, when they are in career crisis looking for direction. Martine also counsels professionals who are in recovery or need help with recovery.
Martine specialises in stress reduction as it is always a factor when things aren’t going as well as they could. Stress affects how you interact with others, including family, how you interpret situations, respond to them and manage your energy amongst other things. Martine's gentle, direct approach coupled with her curious nature has earned her a reputation of truly getting to know what matters most to her clients and how to skillfully move them forward.
Martine has worked in a number of leading professional services firms like Goldman Sachs JBWere, King & Wood Mallesons, Norton Rose, KPMG and Credit Suisse and developed their practitioners and future leaders. This experience has provided her with a good understanding of what the pressures are in a high performing environment. Her clients come from a range of professional services and have continued to have fulfilling careers and successful practices. Some now hold leadership positions in their firm.
Today, Martine’s purpose and passion lies in helping professionals effectively manage their stress levels to unlock their potential and build profitable practices, while working sustainably, and positively impacting those around them, both inside and outside of work.
Martine is based in Sydney and can provide coaching in person from her office at Level 57, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place or at your offices. Martine also provides coaching via phone and Skype.
Martine is a regular presenter in the topics of stress and time management at legal industry events which include College of Law (New Partner Program and CPD Program) and Legalwise CPD, and writes articles for the NSW Law Society (Career Hub). Martine presents at conferences on topics related to resilience and authentic leadership. Organisations invite Martine to talk to their staff about concentration and focus, and mindfulness.
Martine holds a Bachelors of Social Science (Industrial Psychology) from the University of Cape Town, Postgraduate Diploma in HR from Thames Valley University, Life and Organisational Coach and an accredited Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher. Martine has a Graduate Diploma of Counselling and is currently completing her Masters of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy. She holds many accreditations for leadership assessment and personal development tools and is an avid supporter of individuals driving their own learning.
Martine and her husband, a law partner, live in Sydney, Australia with their two children. When she is not working or spending time with family, Martine can be found at the local art deco cinema watching foreign films.
Feeling stuck in my role and the organisation I had been in for some time was what brought me to seek out Martine and start working with her. I was going through a hard time with a difficult Manager and had reached a point where I felt insecure, lacked confidence in my skills and value, and felt stuck in being able to make any forward moving decisions.
Prior to Martine, I had been of the mindset that I needed to change aspects of myself in order to be more open to accepting the career path I was heading in. Since working with Martine, I have learned that the skills and interests I have are not only valuable but should be the very aspects of myself that should drive how I choose a career path rather than it being the other way around.
Martine is like a match maker between you and your actual self (in other words, who you think you are and who you actually are). She has the skills and tools to help you be able to draw on what your mental and emotional needs tell you in relation to your core strengths, values and how to capitalise on these in practical and constructive ways.
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