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Christina Franklin
As an experienced Executive Coach working with Boards, CEOs and their executive teams, Chris provides the right balance of support and tension to help her clients develop leadership capacity and strategic clarity, enhance business performance and increase personal effectiveness.

With a commercial career spanning 25 years, Chris has focused in the last 13 on providing executive coaching, facilitation and consulting services to a range of clients in FMCG, financial services, insurance, energy, infrastructure management and education sectors.

Chris’ approach to coaching blends a deep understanding of the strategic and commercial landscape with her well-developed knowledge of coaching practices and frameworks, accredited assessment and 360-degree feedback tools. In combining these, she creates an environment in which individuals and teams can explore and reflect upon their leadership style, operating rhythm and mindset to develop new insights and approaches that result in positive change at a personal and organisational level. Her style is open, challenging, strategic and outcome focused.

Born and bred in Melbourne, Chris now calls Sydney home and lives in the north with her family. She loves good food, wine and travelling.

Professional Summary

Areas of expertise

  • Enterprise Leadership – Supporting leaders to successfully understand, lead, collaborate and operate across their organisational “system” with agility, focus and impact
  • High Performance Teams – Working with teams to optimise their contribution to the organisation and develop their capacity for continuous learning and personal growth
  • Strategic Capacity – Developing in leaders the capacity to work “on the balcony” and with disruption to lead, activate and deliver strategic opportunities for business growth, leverage and accelerated performance
  • Agility and Effectiveness – Skilling individuals to apply “new ways of working” to enhance personal resilience and leadership impact
  • Women in Leadership – Supporting women to develop their leadership style, navigate their career and successfully operate with confidence and impact
  • Career Management – Supporting executives to define their career path and effectively navigate opportunities to achieve success with confidence.


  • Korn Ferry International – Executive Search
  • Shell Australia – Retail Marketing, Category Management, Franchising, HR Talent Acquisition Manager.


  • Organisational Coaching (Level 2) – IECL
  • Masters of Business Administration – Melbourne Business School
  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Melbourne.


  • DiSC; Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team; Hogan Assessment Systems; LSI (Human Synergistics); The Leadership Circle (TLC).

Senior Executive, Utilities

“I find the one-on-one confidential discussion regarding the difficult issues to be very useful, brainstorming a solution to try is very helpful. I enjoy the non-judgmental discussions and new ideas which are applicable to both work and personal life.”

Chair, Education

“The success of the session is in a large part owing to your strong guidance towards strategic thinking and vision. This resulted in a palpable excitement with the group about future possibilities and a clear direction for future planning”

Senior Executive, Financial Services

“Your work exceeded expectations, challenging staff to explore how they were currently operating and giving them the frameworks and confidence to commence a process of change”