Collaboration Partners

Collaboration Partners

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

Our Purpose

Lead. Live. Love. is a collective of experienced leadership development experts, passionate about evolving the practice of conscious leadership.

We have had many hundreds of leaders go through the Transformational Conscious Leadership Program, bringing grounded and deep transformation to how they lead and live their lives – and transformation to the cultures they contribute to creating.

We are deeply grateful that we are able to have this reach and contribute to raising the consciousness of leaders around the world, which has a huge ripple affect on their teams, organisations, communities and families. On how people treat themselves, each other and the decisions that are made that ultimately impact people and our planet.

Within this we are personally committed to the ongoing practice’s and embodiment of all that we offer and our own ‘inner work’. To being in service to transforming leadership consciousness, with enormous respect and care for each leader we work with.

Leah Sparkes

Leah Sparkes

Helping executives flourish at work and in life.

Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, Leah spent 15 years working in the corporate environments of major IT vendors such as Lotus, Gartner and Citrix Systems in senior sales and marketing roles. During an extended career break sailing in the Caribbean, she realised her biggest passion was people and performance. A new career track started helping executives flourish at work and in life.

Over the last 10 years she has worked with executives and teams coaching them on and in their careers; supporting them in areas of engagement, leadership development, professional and personal growth. Leah has worked with many organizations including Cisco, Shoretel, IBM, BHP, Websense, Sun, Attachmate, Colonial First State and Commonwealth Bank. She blends the latest research from the fields of Neuroscience, positive psychology, and organizational development in her leadership and team development programs.

Leah’s philosophy is that we all have much untapped potential and executive coaching can be a powerful process that helps us uncover our strengths, deepen self-awareness and allows us to move forward so we can thrive in our professional and personal lives. Our work life should be a source of engagement, growth and inspiration. She is a member of the Neuroleadership Institute and the International Coaching Federation.

With her Institute of Executive Coaching credentials, training in psychotherapy and neuroscience and her own business, leadershipand coaching experience she has the tool box, experience and curiosity of an exceptional coach, trainer and facilitator.

Graduate Diploma in Counseling; Certificate in Foundations of Neuroleadership, Neuroleadership Institute; Certificate IV in Training and Assessment; Executive Coaching Certification & Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) with Institute of Leadership and Executive Coaching; Genos Certification; Certification with The Leadership Circle; Bachelor of Arts –Business and Economics.

Roma Gaster

Roma Gaster

Roma is passionate about helping leaders transform the way they get results, so they have a more positive impact on the organizations and communities they serve. As a Director of Karibu and The Leadership Circle, Roma partners with leaders to develop the human side of business within their strategic context, and assists them in the process of discovery and leadership effectiveness that generates results beyond their greatest expectations.

Roma has worked around the world with executive boards, senior leaders, professional service partners, managers and teams of organisations both large and small over the past 30 years. Her experience spans a variety of sectors including government, mining, information technology, finance, banking, insurance, hospitality, agribusiness, health care, travel and retail to name a few.

Early in her career, Roma worked as an economist as well as in sales in various industries including media and corporate education. In 1994, she founded an international consulting firm with a focus on individual, team, leadership and culture transformation.

She is also the published co-author of The Equality Myth, a practical business book aimed at transforming business paradigms from hierarchical structures to collaborative systems (published by Allen & Unwin, 1995).

Born and raised in Kenya where she developed a love and respect for the traditions and behaviors of various cultures, Roma currently lives in Sydney, Australia, where she is most at home close to family, nature and animals.

Qualifications: Roma holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Economics and Japanese from the University of Sydney. Part of Roma’s degree was completed at Sophia/Joichi University in Tokyo.