Are you a Ferocious Warmth Leader?

At the best of times leadership is messy. It’s about a way of being, not doing. It's nebulous, nuanced and elusive, as much to do with feeling and energy as thinking and planning. It's contextual and responsive and can never be one size fits all. When great leaders are in balance, they are both ferocious about the moral purpose and courageously making a stand, while warmly building strong and enduring relationships. This seeming paradox comes together in what Tracey Ezard calls Ferocious Warmth. Leading within the tension of both epitomises the daily dance of leadership.

When you meet a Ferocious Warmth leader, you know it. It is art and science in partnership, a constant flow between the head and the heart and an essential skill for leaders who seek to inspire and transform wherever they lead. Tracey works with leaders, leadership teams and whole organisations to build Ferocious Warmth and deep learning and collaborative cultures.

In her book, Ferocious Warmth, School Leaders Who Inspire and Transform, Tracey Ezard unpacks the elements of the Ferocious Warmth leader. Through stories, discussions with leaders in the field and research, she uncovers a new approach that will help education leaders everywhere find the sweet spot of leading results and relationships, strategy and culture, task and people.

To purchase the book, visit Tracey's online store

Prefer to listen rather than read your books, Ferocious Warmth is now also available as an audio book on Audible or other Audio Book sites.

Ferocious Warmth Leadership

Online Course

The Ferocious Warmth online course below comprises of 8 modules that cover the essential concepts of Ferocious Warmth. The head and the heart of leadership, and the four key elements that Ferocious Warmth leaders draw from.

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Ferocious Warmth Leadership 

'The world needs more leaders with the ferocity to transform, and the warmth to inspire and connect people.'

About Tracey

Tracey is known for her ‘Ferocious Warmth’ leadership approach and professional collaborative culture work. Tracey’s collaborative framework The Buzz, which creates an environment of learning, trust and innovation, is used in education and organisational systems throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Tracey is the 2022 recipient of the ACELVic Hedley Beare Educator of the Year award, a National Fellow of the Australian Council of Education Leaders (FACEL) and a Certified Speaking Professional. She was awarded the Professional Speakers Association Breakthrough Speaker of the Year Award in 2023.

She has a background in teaching and educational leadership in the Victorian state system, business management and HR in fine dining restaurants and project management in the automotive industry as part of the Teacher Release to Industry Program.

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Throughout this course, we will:

  • Analyse the importance of self-understanding in leading others, and the impact of your leadership on your wider environment.
  • Understand how your default behaviours can be both strengths and weaknesses.
  • Evaluate the impact of balanced leadership.
  • Discover how lack of connection and unmet needs can move individuals to the extremities of leadership.
  • Develop the ability to become an expansive, connected, authentic and courageous leader.
  • Create tangible actions to recalibrate and build an approach of Ferocious Warmth.

$99 per login (plus GST if applicable)

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