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“The R.O.I. Of Creative Leadership Through Transformational Coaching In The Workplace” with Marjoleine Byrne


This week on The UpLevel Podcast, hear our special guest, Marjoleine Byrne, as she shares her journey from being a lawyer and mother to discovering her passion for coaching after moving to California from Europe. She recalls the life-changing moment when she was asked, "What do you want?"—a question that sparked deep introspection and led her down the path of coaching. Marjoleine is one of the first coaches to integrate Co-Active with adult-stage development and agile transformation. Her innovative approach has empowered senior leaders worldwide to embrace Creative Leadership, catalyzing deep organizational change.

This episode serves as both inspiration and a practical guidebook on how effective coaching can significantly improve workplace dynamics, leader effectiveness, and employee engagement levels and ultimately contribute positively toward achieving organizational goals amidst ever-changing environments. Tune in now!

In this Episode:

  • Marjoleine's journey from law to coaching–driven by personal growth and seeking purpose beyond life's roles and responsibilities.

  • Explore Marjoleine's pioneering work in integrating Co-Active Coaching with adult-stage development and agile transformation, revolutionizing how organizations approach personal and professional growth.

  • Get insights into how investing in employee coaching skills can foster better relationships among team members and enhance overall organizational effectiveness.

  • Discover strategies for tailoring content to meet specific client needs while staying true to the larger context of their journey.

  • Impactful discussions on essential leadership competencies, from authenticity and creativity over-reactivity to relationship building through listening and inquiry, and self-awareness around limiting beliefs and assumptions

  • Uncover the power of collaboration and creating value through generosity and partnership, exceeding competition for long-term client success.

  • Learn Marjoleine's favorite coaching technique, which is perfect for establishing clear expectations and effective collaboration with clients.

  • Hear the importance of aligning coach training with business outcomes and the incredible benefits it brings.

Order of Topics:

  • Marjoleine’s Journey To Coaching

  • Integration of Co-Active In Organizations

  • The R.O.I. of Coaching In The Workplace

  • Impactful Leadership Skills

  • Creating Value Through Generosity and Partnership

  • Designing Alliances And Curiosity as Key Skills

  • Advice for Organizations Considering Coach Training

  • Future Vision For Wider Integration of Coaching Skills

Action Items:

  • Self-Reflection

  • Explore Coaching Models

  • Invest in Coaching Skills

  • Develop Relationship-Building Skills

  • Cultivate Curiosity

  • Design Alliances

  • Enhance Community Engagement

  • Foster Global Connection

  • Continuous Learning

  • Embrace Generosity & Partnership

About Marjoleine:

Marjoleine Byrne, CPCC, M.A., PCC is passionate about supporting leaders, teams, and organizations to thrive in complexity and evolve their leadership mindset. Her work helps people grow personally and professionally by connecting more deeply, living more fully, and transforming the relationships that matter most in their lives. One of the first coaches to integrate Co-Active with adult-stage development and agile transformation, Marjoleine has trained many senior leaders to use Co-Active to accelerate the move to Creative Leadership. Her collaboration with The Leadership Circle has taken the unique combination of Co-Active and TLC to leaders and teams worldwide. In 2021, her partnership with two teams of a biotech company resulted in a unique ICF Prism Honorable Mention for the COVID-19 pandemic response. Marjoleine has lived and worked in the U.S. and Europe, bringing deep cultural awareness to all her work. She currently resides in the Netherlands with her husband and three teenage children.

About UpLevel Productions: Founded by Christie Mann, MA, CPCC, PCC, and Rachel Baldi, CPCC, PCC, UpLevel creates, produces, and delivers Transformative Experiences, Workshops, Training, Events + Media that develop leaders who make our world a healthier, more alive, and connected place to be. As Associate CTI Faculty Partners, UpLevel is licensed to sell, produce, and deliver Co-Active coach training and leadership development programs around the world to support the transformational growth of individuals and culture inside the workplace and organization. Instagram @uplevelproductions Facebook & LinkedIn @uplevelproductionscompany


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