Uncover untapped team potential by giving voice to the unspoken.

Explore the elephant™

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 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.
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.
Contracting behaviours negatively impacts bottom line.
Loss of productivity, revenue & profit, decreased new idea generation, increased errors & risk, lower quality of client service delivery, increased absenteeism & staff turnover.  
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. 

“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.”   

Michael Corcoran, Board Advisor, Quantum Technologies

(former CEO Virtu ITG Asia Pacific)


Team traction action plan™ 

Designed specifically to immediately support Team Leaders and their teams through the extraordinary uncertainty of COVID-19 experience.

This online facilitated program is for those wanting to be pro-active in establishing an intentional team foundation that supports one another and acknowledges the fear and challenges this period of lingering uncertainty holds.

Through which, invaluable team 

connection and a safe and trusting environment is co-created. This foundation is critical for individual wellbeing and purpose 

and, team agility and performance.

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Explore the Elephant:

Team Potential Accelerator™ 

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. 

•  Establish a shared safe and trusting team foundation.

•  Walk away with a team co-created 

practical, agreed team Collaboration Activation Plan™ for living these new behaviours together. 

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

•  Learn how to practice holding the space for the natural human process of team change through a practical action learning approach co-created and owned by the team. 

Explore the ElephantUnleash Untapped Team Potential Program

Combines the Team Potential Accelerator 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. 

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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