More life. More rewards. Less stress.


Uplifting individuals, teams, and organisations

My mission as an executive coach is to help leaders develop a transformative mindset.

I employ an approach grounded in evidence and centred on strengths to guide individuals and teams as they navigate the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous challenges of today’s leadership landscape. This includes building resilience, emotional intelligence, and an aptitude for innovative problem solving.

Any coach can help people develop horizontally, but vertical development is where we see a profound return on investment. It’s about more than learning a new method or tool – it’s about mastering adaptive leadership which is grounded in self-growth.

We need adaptive, mature, and insightful leaders who can help their people and organisations be the same.

Kim Vella

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Dr Kim Vella, internationally accredited coach and former SES Band 1 executive with the Australian Public Service, delivers one-on-one coaching sessions and adaptable leadership workshops designed for senior professionals in the private and public sectors.

"Kim is a passionate, practical, and a broad-minded critical thinker who approaches her
coaching sessions with constructive and positive energy. My time with her was invaluable.”
– Gina Dario, Assistant Secretary, Australian Electoral Commission

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Feeling sick and tired? Here’s how to re-energise yourself and your team

May 14, 2024

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear someone exclaim how tired, unwell, or stressed they have been feeling lately. The pressure to do more, especially when the body…

Optimising ROI with evidence-based leadership development methods

February 28, 2024

Anyone who has ever worked with me will know how strongly I believe in evidence-based approaches. Let’s face it – without objective analysis, we’re forced to rely on opinion and…

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Where we are headed: insights from conversations with over 500 public sector leaders

December 9, 2023

What an amazing year it has been here at Kim Vella Coaching! The team and I have had the opportunity to design and deliver many exciting leadership programs, which I…

Behind every great leadership coach is a great team

October 15, 2023

Any successful business owner will tell you that the key to success is to surround yourself with amazing people. Particularly for leadership coaches, the ability to leverage the diverse insights…


Dr Kim Vella has a down-to-earth and non-judgemental approach. She believes everyone should feel valued, respected and supported in leadership – and in life.

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