We help business leaders and their top teams to understand what’s holding them and their businesses back.
Individuals and teams achieve more in 9 months than they have in years.
We create communities of people who are more engaged in work and life, and are taking greater responsibility for themselves and their businesses.
The end result for your business is increased revenue – a result we guarantee!
We use a tried and tested methodology that has worked for more than 250 leading Australian companies.
It is a whole new strategy to achieve transformational change in your business – more easily, more measurably, and more swiftly.
It will radically change your life, making both your personal and professional life more satisfying and less stressful.
It will transform toxic teams into productive ones – from project teams to board members, and everything in between.
Through Method9 you will reorient yourself and those around you to ‘set the bar higher’ – without burning out, disrupting workflow, or throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
About Soozey Johnstone
Soozey Johnstone is one of Australia’s most highly-regarded executive advisors, and the brains behind dramatic turnarounds in the performance of hundreds of different businesses.
She leads a small team of talented professionals who focus on bridging the gap between what people want for themselves and what their organisations want from them – in the process releasing a gale of productivity for their business, and vastly improved satisfaction for them.
Soozey is direct, empathetic, and so certain of her capability to deliver what she promises, that she guarantees the results of her work. In short, she doesn’t offer transient quick fixes – but fixes that stay fixed.
MEET OUR FACILITATORS
Bruce Hughes has more than 10,000 hours of experience in coaching groups in presentation skills and the finer arts of building effective working relationships. For more than 20 years, he has had a dual career as a corporate facilitator and a professional actor. Bruce has acted alongside legendary actors such as Jude Law and Hugo Weaving, and his work as a corporate facilitator has taken him to New York, Munich, Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Marg Mills specialises in helping people communicate clearly, empathetically and confidently, and she has worked with groups from the shop floor to senior executives in both the public and private sectors. Marg’s experience as an actor includes award-winning performances in the major theatre companies of Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, as well as a number of popular television shows. For the past 20 years, in Australia, Asia and the US, she has coached individuals to listen accurately, navigate difficult agendas, and structure their messages for greater impact.
Matt Boesenberg is passionate about helping people deliver clear, compelling and unforgettable presentations. Over the past two decades, Matt has worked both locally and internationally with a diverse group of clients, including law firms, financial services companies, healthcare providers and government departments. His unique combination of consulting with PwC and acting – including in popular television shows such as Underbelly and Newton’s Law – has made him one of the most sought-after specialists in his field.
With a background in psychology and executive coaching, Simon Wood has been helping public and private organisations build their leadership strengths for over 10 years. His inimitable client focus and love of learning enable Simon to deliver tailored and effective solutions – from their initial planning and design, through to training and follow-up evaluations. Simon has worked across all sectors with some of Australia’s (and the world’s) biggest brands, delivering solutions in Australia, the Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.
Georgia is an actor, coach and facilitator with a psychology background. She has successfully pursued a longterm career in the global corporate environment, while accepting a variety of roles in Australian and American TV and film. Presently delivering to a broad range of global clients, through online platforms, Georgia’s work spans across all time zones. Previously her work has taken her to Delhi, North America, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand, fuelling a passion for travel and cultural exploration. Key areas of interest are communicating with presence, diversity and inclusion, mental health awareness and well being conversations. Georgia has 3 young children and resides in an idyllic small town in country Victoria.
Soozey Johnstone has provided exceptional leadership and strategy coaching to the companies and teams I work with. Her depth of experience and business acumen, allow her to help teams quickly understand their immediate and long-term challenges and to set in motion enduring solutions. She is trusted, respected and has become an invaluable external support.
Soozey provides incredible insight, encouragement and passion that has helped me grow into a better leader with more self-awareness.
As I looked around at our Method 9 group, I initially saw the Directors & Managers each with visions & strategies focused upon the best for their corporate direction and interests. Yet, as time rolled on, I started to see the people behind this eclectic group of business leaders.
Behind our business roles and responsibilities, we were people who needed a sense of belonging as it can be very lonely and isolating at the top. We were people struggling multiple and varied issues, some relationships, some health, some divorce, some had lost their direction or mojo, etc.
What Soozey brought together was the intricate relationship between the inner person and the exterior manager/leader.
We shared and learnt about business & corporate but more importantly, how we can be effective and successful within it. To know yourself is truly unlocking your potential.
Flight Safety Foundation - BARS PROGRAM,
Soozey and the Method9 team provide a broad package of tools, support and wisdom for both the leadership group of the organisation through to all the people within the business.
From board relationships, governance matters, strategy and business risk management through to staff relationships, leadership skills and personality profiles, Soozey covers all these aspects incredibly well and to a wonderfully positive outcome for the business.
Method9 has application for organisations of different sizes across different industries. The small changes that every individual can make to improve and break bad habits can have a profound beneficial consequences and enable organisations to achieve their broader collective goals.
My introduction to Soozey was a sobering experience, receiving a copy of her book “I am the problem” caused a few laughs in the office, but intrigued me to arrange a meeting. From the offset our discussions were very frank and honest and Soozey has a way at getting to potential areas for improvement at lightning speed. A few months on and we are now working closely with Soozey across the Senior Leadership team at HELLA Australia. Soozey has given us great insight into helping us understand each other, enabling us to work better together. Soozey has also supported the recruitment of new members to the team, making sure that the people we employ fit with our existing team and culture. Rarely do I use consultants on an ongoing basis, but Soozey’s work to date has been so enlightening that I have no doubt our work together will continue over an extended period of time.
Few these days actually take the time to deeply understand someone else’s business and the people in it. But Soozey does, and it makes her a remarkable coach and thought partner. Over the past few years, Soozey has helped me understand how to craft a truly successful organisation – one where people love coming to work (including this CEO!), and that as a result is capable of creating enormous value for its customers.
Soozey, you challenge people to be a better, more effective version of themselves. You do this not by providing any answers, but by asking the right questions and prompting deep reflection – facilitating others to find their own answers in line with their values and principles. That, together with your seemingly unlimited energy and enthusiasm, form a powerful motivating combination!
Asia Pacific, BOARD International,
Soozey’s work has been instrumental in helping to shape and grow the capabilities of an inexperienced management team in a rapidly growing business.
Soozey has a natural talent to quickly identify the issues and insights that are required to lead change in a positive manner. We have worked together to create a high performing team with its own ‘ethos’ and ‘esprit de corps’. The experience gained from such an exercise enabled a new threshold to be reached for myself personally in the areas of Human Capital Management and strategic leadership.
I have subsequently used and built upon those very same principles in other organisations during my career.
Soozey has been my staff development guru for over 10 years and for very good reason. I turn to her in my toughest assignments and she has never failed to deliver results.
Risk & Assurance, Fortescue Metals Group,
Soozey has helped me greatly in my career and she is one of the people I trust most to provide me with honest advice and innovative ideas.
We started our journey with Soozey and the Method9 team by bringing some big questions to the table. Am I the right person to lead our group forward? How do we scale our business the right way? How do I better manage the critical and negative voice I hear in my head, earnt after being self-employed for such a long time? That was nearly two years ago, and I am pleased to advise life is simply better, our business has scaled and we know why, and a clearer and more positive focus exists from within the entire team. The methods and support we have received from Method9 (and Soozey Johnstone as our lead advisor) has been instrumental in achieving this.
If you are feeling fed up, tired of trying or wondering what do I do next I urge you to meet with Method9 … it changed our lives and business for the better.
Universal Brands Group,
Seriously the best money I have invested into Universal Brands. All team members came away with a clear vision and a positive attitude to continue the transition and grow the business. Soozey’s method of engaging the team, and her beautiful way of communicating with all team members to achieve results is outstanding.
Through Method9’s coaching program, Soozey has been instrumental in helping us grow as leaders and become more effective both as a team, and on an individual level, which without a doubt has had a ripple effect on the entire organisation.
The whole approach taken by Method9 was incredibly helpful to our leadership team and as a result, the business. The process was managed very well with Soozey drawing on her evident experience, knowledge and high-level people skills.
We appreciated her determination to find an outcome which we did thanks to her persistence.
Ethics and Integrity, University of Melbourne,
The Method9 program transformed the way my team performs both as a unit and as individuals communicating the purpose and importance of their work for a variety of audiences.
Health Workforce Queensland,
This has been a life-changing experience and I feel more confident and competent in my professional, business and personal lives thanks to Soozey Johnstone and Method9.
Paull & Warner,
Engaging Method9 for me proved to be much more than just executive business coaching. This is managing people and personalities at a far deeper level to achieve goals that benefit everyone – not just the P&L. Understanding what makes your team tick is one part, discovering what makes you tick brings business and life beyond the office walls to a completely different level.
Soozey is a breath of fresh air in any business environment and her wisdom, insight and engaging style have guided me and many others to do what we love.