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Growth through Global Leadership

21st Century leadership looks different, requires stealth, a little humility and lots of courage


Courage: preparedness to step up (it's about you)
Follow-ship: inspiring others to walk with you (it's about others)
Insight: seeing possibilities others cannot see (it's about the future)
Commitment: ability, agility and adaptability (it's about never giving up)                     

You know you are a 21st Century leader when you are looking for possibilities, asking questions and getting ready to change

Little remains the same from year to year. The pace of change is exponential and it's challenging to stay ahead of technological advancements, shifts in geopolitical and social developments, changing consumer demands, legislative requirements, the doubling of knowledge and the every year there's a new phone upgrade to get used to.

As leaders we must constantly evolve too.That requires regular investment in one's own development. growthcurv's Managing Director Pamela Young has been coach and mentor to CEO's and C-Suite executives of global business including Barclays Bank (UK), Zurich Financial Services (Europe), KPMG (UK), PwC (Aust), Coffey Group (Aust), Chapman Tripp (NZ), PwC (NZ), Russell McVeagh (NZ), Mallesons (Aust), PKF (Aust), Prudential Bache (UK) and more.

'Pamela is dynamic and innovative. She is passionate about change and achieving success for the businesses she advises. She brings a wealth of experience to bear on issues and is a pleasure - and challenging - to work with.'

Ian Terry, Global CEO and Managing Partner Dispute Resolution at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London, United Kingdom

'Pamela is one of those unique people - knowledgeable, a strong sense of values, always enthusiastic and full of inventive ideas on how to improves one's business or professional practice. A real passion for helping others and organisations grow and succeed.'

Sean Larkin, former Managing Partner Minter Ellison WA and Director, Edge International, NSW, Australia 

'Pamela introduced to us, and coached us through our first several business plans…. She awakened in us, an appreciation of strategic management skills that we needed for the profitable future development and coached us in many aspects of leadership…. Pamela’s involvement is one of the reasons (our) unit is the best in the GAB Robins Group from the perspective of its quality of management, its relationships and stature within the insurance industry, and the stability of its senior management and top professionals.'

Brett Fawcett, President, International Markets, GAB Robins Group, Switzerland (former MD New Zealand)

Pamela is both engaging and articulate and a true professional in every sense of the word, from how she manages clients to the quality of her relationships with those she works with.  She has a clear outcome orientation, strong business skills and insights into organisations, and unfailing relationship building skills, making her a formidable and effective change agent and leader.'

Penny de Valk, CEO, Fairplace Cedar,  London, United Kingdom

Qualities you will need to be an effective 21st century Leader

  • You have global vision and ooze passion for building a better world
  • You expect to play on a world stage and look out - North, South, East and West
  • You are cross-culturally capable and embrace diversity with out-stretched arms
  • You have worked in several countries and know many cultures
  • You are a pioneer and look broadly for technological advancements 
  • You can connect with all generations to listen, learn, inspire and influence
  • You are collaborative and decisive, and move ahead for others to follow

We help individual leaders identify, assess and develop unique leadership talents including:

  • Your leadership style and strategy - your USP
  • Your leadership motivations - the fuel
  • Your ability to drive transformational change - your agility
  • Your leadership outputs - your efficiency
  • Your leadership culture and aligning organisation culture to strategy - your effectiveness
  • Your ability to gain 'follow-ship' - your pull power

Learn more about our leadership development services on the Leading Change enquiry line

Always happy to chat! Call us on +64 27 450 0565

"Pamela has a clear outcome orientation, strong business skills and insights into organisations, and unfailing relationship building skills, making her a formidable and effective change agent and leader"
Penny de Valk, Managing Director UK
Ceridian Performance Partners

"I was impressed by Pamela's detailed attention to the strategic and commercial aspects of the business"
Evelyn Bourke, Group Finance Director
Nascent, UK

"Pamela's great strengths are her energy and enthusiasm. She relates well to people and has great personal charm...with an ability to succeed in any endeavour and market"
Kathryn Roberts, Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers, New Zealand


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