Business Leadership Coaching Australia

The role of  Coaches 

The role of coaches amongst respected leaders is to empower others to increase their capability, think differently, and is so doing develop their skills and overall performance. The approach excels in terms of effectiveness in motivating individuals, and their teams, whilst building trust and rapport across levels as a cultural enhancement.

 Fostering an environment of problem-solving and innovation through coaching by using appropriate communication skills and techniques and a Socratic questioning approach is paramount in establishing a ‘ learning organization‘.

At Lean Sensei, our business leadership coaching in Australia will help employees understand the company’s strategy and goals and how they can contribute to it.  Following the philosophy and principle of LEAN TPS (Toyota Productions System)  and the Sensei Coaching approach, we assist organisations to develop their staff at all levels for effective improvement. This in turn deliver  substantial  long-term business performance in Quality, Delivery, Cost and Safety practiced by an entire  workforce instead of a few specialists.  

The ability to coach from the C-suite level has far more impact on organizational culture than any other method deployed to date. This had been proven by the success sustained over decades by Japanese companies like Toyota, Bridgestone, Panasonic and others as well as numerous western entities that have since followed this approach.  This is also further confirmed by the bi-annual PROSCI surveys which consistently identifies:

The Active and Visible participation of senior leadership” as the number one most effective success factor in Change Management. 

By giving your  leadership the tools of proven effective coaching approach based on the world’s best business successes, your organization can then harness the full potential of all staff .
Middle-management and frontline teams must be fully empowered and proficient in implementing Problem-Solving based Continuous Improvement. Learning in this way becomes experienced based and is accomplished through the use of the scientific method and ownership of solutions. 

At Lean Sensei, we believe a collaborative culture is crucial to creating great outcomes for any project. 

The program we follow is derived from being mentored by two Japanese Sensei Kenji Takeuchi and Hiroshima Shibiyama over the course of 7 years whilst transforming a legacy Firestone into a Bridgestone success and since practiced with many companies in different industries for over two decades with great success.


Dirk holds the following tertiary qualifications:

NDT in Electrical Engineering
BA in Economics and Psychology
MBA in Entrepreneurial Business


The following services are offered also in a virtual and online format: