Our pedagogy is grounded in Social Cognitive Theory and its core behavioural activation mechanism of self-efficacy beliefs. Lasting change occurs when these self-efficacy beliefs are boosted. This translates to greater confidence in your ability to achieve attainable objectives. Our Programs, Leadership Tools and Experiences revolve around this pillar.
Self-awareness is the single most important attribute leaders need in order to successfully develop further. Only through a process of introspection and self-awareness does true wisdom emerge. To this end, every program we offer includes the opportunity to understand more about your self, your behaviour and the impact it has on others.
We often “close down” our natural inquisitive instincts to be open to new possibilities. It is only when we ask “why” and give ourselves permission to ask “why not” that we push beyond the known and reach greatness. The demands of management and leadership today require that we do just that.
We can become better leaders and managers when we embrace our light and shadow sides. The most effective way to do this is through self-reflection. As a key tenet of Social Cognitive Theory, we know that self-reflection leads to self-regulation. And without self-regulation, we simply cannot break unhealthy, unhelpful habits and change for the better.
Developing confidence in your own capabilities and decision making as well as learning to trust others are two of the most common challenges faced by leaders. Being able to “Step up” and be responsible requires authenticity and confidence in yourself, while having the ability to “Let Go” demonstrates your ability to trust in others.
Effective, successful leadership is grounded in an approach that integrates our somatic, rational, artistic and emotional sides. By embracing the power of choice, cultivating empathy and deeper listening, and living the qualities of compassion and creativity, we increase the likelihood of having a sustainable, positive impact in the world.
Switch Education is committed to learner-centred leadership transformation.
Our practical and proven Three Stage Model of Leadership Transformation is underpinned by Social Cognitive Theory and utilises an evidence-based approach to boost self-efficacy beliefs and build confident, capable and successful leaders and managers. Our Pedagogy-First design and delivery approach removes the mindset obstacles and belief system blockages that prevent sustainable behaviour change.
For over 30 years, I have worked as a management educator and leadership development consultant in Business Schools, Consultancies and Not-for-Profits in Australia, USA, Canada and the UK. Co-founding SWITCH fulfils my lifelong dream of giving managers and leaders access to the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to thrive. My approach to pedagogy is strongly influenced by social cognitive theory and its core principle of self-efficacy beliefs. Digital technology provides an amazing opportunity to bring my dream to fruition. I’ve published articles in leading organisational psychology, HRM and education journals and blog regularly on digital education, management and leadership issues. You can connect with me here.
My journey to better understand the complexities of human nature + cultural behaviour, and the power of awareness + reflection to facilitate moving beyond what was, have carried me across oceans + continents for over 30 years. I infuse our programs with these archetypal insights, the richness of social cognitive theory + my deep experience across media + business, leadership + learning and trauma-informed healthcare. SWITCH supports a global community of opening minds + wise, full hearts; encourages the grace + wonder of the extraordinary human spirit + empowers us to access the trust, courage + confidence within, and to pursue our dreams no matter what life stage or how faraway they seem. I invite you to connect with us here.
Roger builds innovative, medium-scale businesses across a range of disciplines and verticals in technology services and diversity-focused organisations. He is a people-centric leader who has a unique ability to engage all stakeholders equally for success. He holds an Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School and is an accredited commercial mediator.
A successful entrepreneur, investor and corporate advisor, Ned has spent two decades starting and building internationally focused, emerging technology companies and served as a Non-Executive Director for publicly listed Lake Technology (acquired by Dolby Labs). He spent his early career working with E&Y and IBM in strategy and marketing roles.
Supported by Social Cognitive Theory, our programs, assessments and insight tools increase self-awareness, the building block to boost your sense of personal agency. Your leadership and management status quo then shifts, propelling you forward.
Only through self-reflection are we able to achieve the self-regulation necessary for self-actualisation. We promote self-reflection by embedding a SWITCHLearning journal in our programs, our assessments and our insight tool reports and debriefs.
The practice activities, SWITCHinars, pulse checks and consults used in our programs aid long-term behaviour change by engaging the brain and reinforcing learning. These learnings have been gained over 50 years of business and education experience.
To help you feel better supported and develop your self-confidence as leaders, our programs include the opportunity to share your ideas and reflections and workplace application with your peers in our social learning area, in SWITCHinars or group consultations.