Courage to do the right thing

Clarity of purpose and values

Consistency of thought, word and action

Lead at your best … influential, credible, respected, resilient.

Across our political, corporate and public domains right now there is a thirst for great leadership; for the ones amongst us who will make a courageous stand,
whose character demonstrates consistency, clarity
and a commitment to disrupting dysfunctional leadership.

Incisive Leaders is committed to working with executive and senior management teams across our organisations to build capacity and capability, and to cascade this through emerging leaders to deliver the one thing necessary to driving competitive advantage – a cohesive, robust team which can navigate successfully through a volatile and ambiguous environment, made more complex by increasingly diverse stakeholder and business demands.

Fusing leader development, executive and team coaching strategies, the Incisive Leaders suite of services encompasses:

  • Delivering keynote presentations and masterclasses on topics that bridge the divide between the dark side of leadership and incisive leadership
  • Designing and facilitating executive and senior management leader development and team coaching programs, deliberately crafted to leverage the core characteristics of the incisive leader – courage, clarity and consistency

“In spite of all the work on leadership that assumes it by definition to be good…
we exercise power, authority and influence in ways that do harm.”

Barbara Kellerman, Bad Leadership, 2004



As an infopreneur, diagnostician of underlying causes of organisational issues, and ideas challenger, Vicki has presented to a range of professional bodies and organisations on strategies for developing leadership capability to enhance the productivity, engagement, and well-being of employees.


In a busy working world, with ever growing demands and fewer resources, it is easy to put yourself last – to fail to take time to think.  The results can be disastrous. Investing in a confidential coaching program provides structured, regular time to reflect and develop your leadership strategy.  Equally, as leaders we work within organisational systems, where a combination of executive coaching and team coaching can better enhance our leadership performance.


As leaders we can overdo our strengths; overuse them or employ them in the wrong context.  Vicki’s leader programs support leaders to lead at their best, with purpose, utilising techniques to avoid crossing over to their ‘dark side’.



One of the most difficult career dilemmas is working with a toxic boss or colleague.  A recent study into the impact of toxic behaviour by managers found that even one or two of these behaviours, i.e. manipulating and intimidating others, was enough to cause harm to employees: psychological, emotional and physical.



As the Manager of Organisational and Professional Development at UnitingCare Health, Vicki led the development and implementation of a comprehensive workforce development strategy, with leadership development at its centre.

Vicki’s leadership development solutions were always directly aligned to organisational strategy and business objectives.  She was focused on translating these objectives into meaningful and practical initiatives for our leaders that resulted in visible changes in leadership mindset, behaviours and performance.

As a member of the UCH Senior Management team, Vicki was able to partner with business executives to understand key industry and business challenges in order to build customised leadership and organisational development strategies.  This was demonstrated more widely with Vicki working across UnitingCare Queensland to participate in the development of the Uniting Care Queensland Values Based Leadership framework, which has become a foundational piece in our leadership strategy.

Richard Royle

Executive Director, UnitingCare Health

It was a pivotal point in my career and life. As such Vicki’s coaching came at a very important time for me to help me understand how I ended up where I did, more importantly what I could do to reinvigorate my career and plan how to get to the next step.

Vicki also helped me understand the significant value that I bring to my current employer or any organisation, which has given me renewed confidence. So, career clarity has been very measurable for me and given me a clear roadmap and way forward. 

The highlight of the coaching experience was having a truly empathic listener who could synthesize everything I was going through and saying, make sense of this, and play this back.

Michael Cooke

IT Director – University Operations, Griffith University


Dr Vicki Webster

Leadership Specialist | Executive Coach | Team Coach | Organisational Psychologist | Speaker | Author.

As an infopreneur, diagnostician of underlying causes of organisational issues, and ideas challenger, Vicki’s key areas of strength are communicating clear and unambiguous messages, being able to have credible conversations at executive and senior management level to challenge the status quo with the aim of enhancing leadership effectiveness through behavioural change, and fostering engagement through proactive career management and professional development strategies.



adjective: incisive

(of a person or mental process) intelligently analytical and clear-thinking; very clear, direct and decisive; astute, razor-sharp, insightful, discerning, perceptive, shrewd; able to explain difficult ideas clearly and confidently