Adaptive Leaders

Coaching a disadvantaged community member, who is clearly in need of advice and direction, creates a powerful motivation for employees and leaders to overcome their own barriers and start experimenting with new skills and behaviours.

The purpose of the program is to:

  • Develop adaptive leadership

    through leaning into the unknown and trying innovative approaches to complex issues

  • Build leadership capabilities

    through stretching capacity and increasing emotional intelligence

  • Make learnings conscious

    and applicable at work through a business integration lens

Simply put, leadership growth will occur through Corporate Social Responsibility. Mentors & protégés are provided with training and the program is fully facilitated by Juno. When working with unemployed or disadvantaged community members, the average success rate in programs has been 65 -70% employment outcomes. Over 150 such programs have been delivered over the last 9 years.


Broadly speaking we see a positive impact on staff professional development, especially in leadership skills, confidence, emotional intelligence and more flexible behaviour and communication styles.

Furthermore, employees participating as mentors gain the following:
• Gain confidence and flexibility in their leadership and coaching skills.
• Display improvements in individual empathy and better conflict resolution skills.
• Show higher levels of tolerance and be better equipped to deal with barriers to change.
• Improved willingness to deal with workplace issues and problem employees.
• Show higher levels of motivation in workplace and increased identification with employer.
• Ability to engage in ‘Difficult Conversations’ in the workplace.


As part of the Adaptive Leaders program, participants are required for the following:

• 2-day foundation training program (dates to be advised)
• 1 hour face-to-face meeting with your protégé (at place of work) per week for 12 weeks
• 2 hours facilitated group meeting (during working day) per fortnight for 12 weeks
• Graduation event at the end of the program (evening function)


Over 12 weeks a group of 15 to 25 corporate participants work with a group of long-term unemployed job seekers or a similar group of highly disadvantaged people.

The key components of the program are:
• Participants receive two days training before being matched with their protégés.
• Community Protégés receive foundation training before meeting their mentors.
• Juno matches participants with protégés.
• Juno facilitates the process for the 12 weeks of mentoring.

Participants meet their protégés face-to-face once a week for one hour (at their place of work). Juno coaches the participants as a group for two hours per fortnight and individually as needed.

These immersive programs are delivered as either tailored in-house offerings for one organisation or cohort level or as a multi-organisational experience accessing a diverse range of participants from Corporate, Public & Community sectors.