Optimise team performance by giving voice to the unspoken.

Explore the elephant™

The threat of the elephant in times of change.

It's far more than just an awkward moment in a meeting... 
In uncertain environments, 
our narratives are commonly fear-based.
Loss of productivity, revenue & profit, decreased new idea generation, increased errors & risk, lower quality of client service delivery, increased absenteeism & staff turnover.  
Contracting behaviours negatively impacts bottom line.
Disconnection, withdrawal of effort, stress, skepticism & suspicion, feeling unsafe and untrusting, protectiveness, resignation to dysfunctional patterns, reactive vs responsive.
Fear drives contracting behaviours.
Assumptions are biased by our own narratives.

With the pace of change at an unprecedented level,

elephants (i.e. the unspoken) are present more frequently due to

uncertainty and fear in change.

It's how we approach the elephant that shifts it from being a threat to a gift...

And, the power is in our hands!

The unspoken is the unknown.
The unknown is filled with assumptions.

Let's open the gift  of the  elephant together.

Hi, my name is Veronica.


I help work teams shift from ignoring to exploring the unspoken enabling increased trust, collaboration, innovation and bottom line results. ​

I believe the metaphorical elephant finds itself present in our workplaces at different times for different reasons - it's part of being human and a natural part of the change process.

It is the necessary messiness that creates shared clarity. The releasing of control to enable true innovation, collaboration and growth. 

Like any skill, I believe teams can consciously learn and practice ways of working together where the unspokens can shift from feeling like a threat to being an opportunity. 

Michael Corcoran, Board Advisor, Quantum Technologies

(former CEO Virtu ITG Asia Pacific)

“Veronica’s openness, honesty and raw display of vulnerability through her programme was exactly what our team needed to help bring out the best in our individual and collective selves.  Being collegiate takes courage and the trust and support that Veronica conveyed through the process was central to helping us develop positive change. 

Highly recommended.”   


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Explore the Elephant 

Team Momentum Workshops™

Shift team mindset and group behaviours from the ‘unspoken’ being a barrier to collaboration and trust, to enabling the shared ability to create and step into new ways of working. 

•  Walk away with a practical, agreed team action plan for living these new behaviours together. 

•  New understanding, new skills and new commitment to new action unleashing invaluable team potential.

Explore the Elephant


Combines the Team Momentum Workshops with one-on-one sessions to accelerate individual and team behavioural change. 

Enables real-time support to staff through any current workplace elephants in a self-reflective, compassionate action-learning environment. 

Mentor/Team Advisor

Available for exclusive engagement to advise on opportunities to shift limiting team dynamics and deliver tailored facilitation to support co-creation of new ways of working.  

Love to connect!

Let's open the gift of the elephant for increased team trust and capability together.

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Veronica Haslam, Founder and Heartful Connector
Heartful Leadership
Melbourne, Australia
E: veehaslam@heartfulleadership.com.au  Ph: 0402 253 966
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