Behind every great leadership coach is a great team

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 and skillsets of others in complementary fields adds a robustness to your approach that you simply can’t get from working alone.

Despite what my business name suggests, there is more to Kim Vella Coaching than just me. Over the years, I have been fortunate to find and partner with a number of professionals who I consider to be masters in their domain.

Behind the scenes of Kim Vella Coaching

These experts, with their extensive knowledge and skillsets, have not only enriched the programs I’ve delivered but have deeply influenced my professional journey.

Among these remarkable individuals are:

Emma Prime who runs Prime Psychology in Canberra and has over 20 years of experience as a registered psychologist. Her skills are vital in supporting some of the tailored coaching programs I run in organisations that may be struggling with anything from capability development to toxic culture.  

Combining our expertise in behavioural sciences allows us to uncover hidden challenges or opportunities within clients’ organisations. When we join forces, our clients get a full 360-degree view on:

  • leadership development
  • culture change
  • high performance team building
  • psychological factors that drive individual and group behaviour

Peter Bowers is a senior government lawyer with over 30 years of distinguished service in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). As a former Director General of the ADF Legal Service, Peter has led significant change management initiatives that drive a culture of excellence and continuous improvement across teams exceeding 500 people.

Working together helps our public sector clients get top-notch guidance on how to navigate the complexities of leadership, with the legal and strategic context that is often crucial in public sector roles.

Dr. Ian Langford has a wealth of experience leading teams in complex and ambiguous environments, strategic planning, and major capital acquisitions – skills he gained across an illustrious 30-year career in the ADF.

Collaborating with Dr. Ian Langford offers our clients a rich blend of strategic leadership and coaching nous. When we pool our skills, clients receive a comprehensive view that spans high-level strategic planning to the nitty-gritty of culture change and team performance.

Qualifications count, but experience speaks volumes

As an avid learner, my list of qualifications could fill a page – as could the qualifications of Emma, Peter, Ian and many of the other incredible people I collaborate with regularly.

But when it comes to developing tailored coaching programs that genuinely meet my clients’ needs, what truly makes a difference is the:

  • wealth of real-world experience
  • lessons learned from hands-on encounters
  • nuanced understanding of leadership dynamics

Combined, our team has more than 110 years of this type of experience. The accumulation of knowledge ensures we not only understand the intricacies of leadership but also have the depth to tailor our approach to clients’ specific challenges and ambitions.

Most of all, we find the magic in our collaborations is being able to share ideas and leverage one another’s strengths. As the saying goes, “Alone we are strong, but together we are unstoppable.”

To learn more about leadership programs that harness the combined expertise of the Kim Vella Coaching team, please email me at

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