Executive / Business Coach Melbourne

Busienss Coach Melbourne

About Caroline Kennedy - Coach to Australia's Top Executives 

Caroline Kennedy is an experienced CEO, business founder, author, executive coach and business/board advisor with over 25 years’ leadership, mentoring and coaching experience. As an executive coach, Caroline draws on her extensive background in business and leadership, and therefore she brings a multi-dimensional approach combining coaching, mentoring and consulting methodology to break comfort zones and facilitate long term growth and development.

Caroline’s methods of coaching are Neuroscience based to achieve rapid high performance. Her approach is honest and constructive which yields fast results for growth or change.

As one of the top Global Coaches, Caroline's clients are from Australia and all around the world. 

Caroline specialises in working with individuals and organisations’ who are ambitious, already very successful, and hungry to realise more of their potential. For example, Executive management, Managing Directors, CEOs, Deloitte, Engineering Directors, PWC, Directors in the Education space, CBA, Cox & Kings Ltd, Tech & IT owners, Flight Centre, Medical Executives, Rydges, Fortune 500 companies and more.

She has led multinational companies, with annual revenues up to $250 million. Caroline has delivered outcomes such as taking a company from $38Million to $50Million in 18 months in the global financial crisis. Caroline consistently delivers superior financial returns in challenging and highly competitive environments in declining markets.

As an experienced CEO, Caroline has managed over 500 staff via ten direct reports. Her forte is creating high performing teams and has a natural talent for seeing patterns and insights, that others don't, to propel both leadership and business performance. 

Caroline was honoured that her achievements in business and leadership were acknowledged twice by the Telstra Business Women's Awards, and the International STEVIE® Awards awarded Caroline 'Mentor/Coach of the Year & Woman of the Year' 2021.  

She is a published author and trend watcher who has contributed to publications such as The CEO Magazine, HuffingtonPost, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland, and Empowering Ambitious Women to name a few.  

Caroline worked with an organisation to deliver 36% growth in the first year, and this organisation is on track to acheive 55% growth in 18/19. Caroline is passionate about advancing women, - she coached a middle manager into a position of Country Directors within a 7 month period, and she continues to coach this individual resulting in the leader delivering growth of over 40% revenue in her role. Most importantly the leader has developed and produced a high performing team. 

Imagine having Caroline on your team!

"I believe leadership is about helping others improve as a result of your presence. It's about creating other leaders who continue that impact long after you leave."


The First Step - Book Your Complimentary Chat with Caroline

In this executive coaching session, Caroline will help you uncover your full potential. No cost, no obligation, only support.

Caroline in the media

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The First Step - Book Your Complimentary Chat with Caroline

In this executive coaching session, Caroline will help you uncover your full potential. No cost, no obligation, only support.


Diane Frick

Head of CX and Digital, Workwear Group, Wesfarmers

Caroline has been instrumental in my development as a senior leader. Her approach combined with her knowledge makes her coaching sessions insightful, easily actionable, applicable to your own workplace challenges and allow for continuous development. Her insights, tools and support have been invaluable to me and my career.

Manjula Ratnayake

Chief Financial Officer

I've worked closely with Caroline Kennedy at three organisations as my mentor/coach, and what can I say - it's been transformational each time. Caroline's mentoring, coaching and guidance is highly relevant in today's dynamic environments. Her contribution to the executive teams' development over each organisation allowed us to deliver tremendous growth. Caroline helped us take one business from $38M to $50M in 18 months. Caroline's experience as a CEO of large organisations means she supported us in developing our skills and strategies in how we - lead ourselves, lead others and lead in business. Caroline is highly perceptive and insightful; she thinks outside of the box, has foresight and her ability to predict human behaviour is uncanny. Caroline can see patterns and insights in numbers and behaviours, the likes of which I've never experienced before. She's very clever in calling out issues whilst guiding you to solve problems yourself. She is one of a kind and has a significant impact in all that she does. You won't find a better executive mentor/coach.


Chief Executive Officer

Career and leadership changing executive coaching with methodologies built on deep experience.

Angela Leary-Smith


Caroline coached me during a particularly difficult yet pivotal time in my career. I had just entered the C-Suite and wanted to make a good impression.
Caroline helped me to recognise that in my desire to sort through problems I can sometimes be intimidating. She provided me with alternative ways to achieve the same outcome.
Then significant tension began within the executive team. I was being gaslighted. Caroline helped me to understand what was happening and gave me a safe space to debrief. Whilst Caroline was able to predict much of the upcoming behaviour of the other executive, she never told me what to do, she simply guided the conversation on possible outcomes. And then finally Caroline supported me to start my own consulting business. She gave me guidance on lead generation, marketing and developing KPIs to ensure first-year success.

Caroline has been a lifesaver. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is genuinely wanting to improve themselves and their impact.

Lascean Brown

Marketing Executive

The insights and strategies I’ve gained from my sessions with Caroline have been extremely effective and this entire process has been invaluable to my professional and personal development. I highly recommend Caroline if you are looking for an Executive Coach.

Alana Watts

Studios Director, APAC, Deluxe

I worked with Caroline for 6 months. Her guidance helped me re-evaluate my day to day actions, professional relationships and personal beliefs and enabled me to take the step forward that I'd been wanting to take. She delivers messages clearly, in a meaningful way, which stay with you. I'm thankful for her help.

Organisations We've Loved Working With

Caroline had the great pleasure of working with many leading organisations around the world