Discover the Art to being more Extraordinary. It lies in doing the ordinary, every day things. It's not rocket … Read More
Discover the Art to being more Extraordinary. It lies in doing the ordinary, every day things. It's not rocket … Read More
Customers wants and needs are all different, yet the one thing they all have in common is, they want you and … Read More
Stopped being creative, caught up in the day to day? Busy fighting fires, doing the essential operations of the business … Read More
Lost direction and clarity? Want to check in with where you’re headed and what you want to get out of being in business … Read More
Create a high performance team. Your business is only as good as your people. If you want to have a a great team, then … Read More
Design a road map for success align talent, development, recruitment and leadership needs with where the business is … Read More
Inside each of us lies infinite potential.
Self-doubt, judgement and criticism ARE huge obstacles to success for many. Learn to make faster and more effective decisions, eliminate fears around taking risks, get absolutely clear on personal and professional outcomes to maximise efforts and resources. Some of the many benefits of playing and experiencing The Art of Extraordinary™.
Discover the Go-To Tool for business owners, leaders, managers and facilitators wanting to impact culture, nurture attitude, shift behaviours and business results across an organisation or within an educational environment.
Ideal for personal individual use or for coaches, mentors, trainers, teachers, facilitators, HR or L & D Teams to utilise and play during workshops, coaching and mentoring sessions, training and team building activities.
Utilise strategic thinking games and activities to unlock and unleash the creativity, the results and direction you and the team want to have in the business. Get everyone around the table and on the … Read More
Elite athletes and the best in business have coaches and mentors on their team. Improve your team's productivity and performance. Coaching provides deep level transformation and shifts for individuals … Read More
Providing specific expertise in the fields of sales and marketing, product development, distribution, business operations and management. Over 25 years in tourism and hospitality industry and the last … Read More
Engaging, interactive and results focused. Bring your audience to life. Play games, have fun, learn and be ready to be inspired. We talk on all sorts of topics, our favourites include "Creating high … Read More
Marie Curie, the first and only women to receive two Nobel prizes said once “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We … Read More »
Had a few days away from my office last week. It was great, out meeting new people, having appointments, answering questions about … Read More »
Today a client was talking about the toughest part of her job being having to deal with all the politics and personalities, the … Read More »
Creator and founder of The Art of Extraordinary, Genevieve Matthews brings over 25+ years of business and operational management experience to the stage.
Combining her personal passions for sport, performing and creative arts combined with a practical business head, you’ll discover an unrivalled unique learning environment when you become a part of The Art of Extraordinary community.
"We work with a diverse range of individuals and businesses across a multitude of industries. Being better at ‘people’, really getting people is the key to success in life, people are and always will be at the core of what you do day in day out. So we help people who want to really know what makes people tick.
We assist elite and high performing athletes improve, we educate parents and children, leaders and owners of companies and importantly we focus on emerging leadership now taking the reins of businesses and teams of people around the world.” Genevieve says.
"We are about creating a shift in thinking, because this changes behaviour which subsequently alters and improves our entire experience of life”.
Playing the Art of Extraordinary was an incredibly insightful experience. The game provided structure to clarify my current challenges, and prompted me to find solutions. I felt it helped me articulate clearly some issues I was having, in a playful and creative atmosphere. I recommend everyone in business keep a pack handy to help break down challenges into milestones. — Tara Whitewood, Coach and Extended Disc Consultant
It became evident very quickly this was a shot in the arm, our company needed to move ahead. As a small business owner it is very easy to get caught in the day to day running of the business and take your eye off the bigger picture things. Working together with Genevieve has been truly invaluable and has meant we have restructured our staffing, employed new key people to move our business forward and put in place some essential processes, future business goals and strategies. I want to thank you again for the time, enthusiasm, advice and wisdom you have imparted to both Mark and myself it has been a wonderful journey that has greatly benefited our business. — Vicki Norek, Business Owner, Life's An Adventure
Looking back at the past 10 years of my professional career there is a real difference in my confidence, both personally and professionally. Self-confidence and direction were two of a handful of issues I had problems dealing with in the past. Through a work mentoring program I met Genevieve, a strong and knowledgeable leader who taught me not only the nuts n bolts of how to get the best out of my business but who I needed to be, in order to get the best for myself and the business. Following the guidelines and mentoring advice given to me during the program for a few years, I achieved so much in such a short amount of time professionally, then one day, following a life and career change, I found myself wavering without direction, seriously lacking motivation and confidence – I'd lost my mojo. I reconnected with Genevieve and had some personal coaching sessions, this time focusing on me, to help get clarity and the confidence again that had gone missing, to get back my mojo and most importantly to learn a few simple techniques and tools that help me identify when I am wavering and actions to take to get me back on track. It’s full steam ahead again and loving it. — Antony O’Dwyer,, Director, Cinnamon Consulting
I started working with Genevieve at a time where there were a million paths and I didn't know what direction to go in. Through the process I was able to develop clarity and confidence as well as understanding how my beliefs and behaviours were influencing work habits. I am now able to pull myself in when things get crazy and through a few of the strategies learnt, keep focused and productive. 2014 was a big year, celebrating Tourism Tweetup's third birthday, launching my podcast series and generating strong business revenue. Look forward to the momentum continuing in 2015 and beyond. Some of the practical tips such as blocking time, if takes less than 2 minutes then do it, backing myself regardless and doing things that serve me or match my pathway, having criteria for saying yes, these have been so helpful on a day to day basis. Professionally and personally the differences I’ve noticed are having confidence to reach out to people and follow up has made a difference to my business. Asking for the business or the recommendation or keeping in touch with key people has been very beneficial. — Holly Galbraith, Business Owner, GoFuture Media
Before-hand I was losing direction in my business, unsure of how to achieve the things that I wanted. I had a rough map of where I wanted to take the business, but only in my head. Now I’ve got a roadmap of where I’m headed, it seems very achievable with a goal orientated plan. It was so easy talking to Genevieve, bouncing ideas around. I can now also recognize the attributes that I am bringing to the business and understand what is important to me, so that I am not in conflict with myself. As well as planning and strategies, the specific nuts and bolts of running a business, how to deal with the challenges, who to connect with, what makes my business unique, what to do moving forward, what results are possible, it is all very clear now. — Marika Martinez, Owner, Women’s Own Adventures
I was apprehensive about trying coaching, I’d previously tried a variety of counselling and therapy sessions by a range of professionals. This was not the passive experience I was expecting and was used to. It was a place of involvement that challenged me, the environment was vibrant and empowering. Before my journey began, I struggled with various conditions in particular crippling performance anxiety. I found myself unable to complete set tasks, to present in front of a group, I’d freeze up and be unable to write, type or talk. Through my coaching sessions, I have now gained my confidence back with stunning results. It was such an exciting break through! I never thought I would be where I am today. Not only am I completing and participating in goals I have always set but failed to reach, I am having the time of my life achieving them. I have gained a sense of control over my life as well as an understanding of myself that I’ve never had before. Nothing seems out of reach. — Rebecca Sutherland, Early Childhood Educator
Wow, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Gained so much confidence. Surprised myself that I spoke up so much. It was such an interesting, insightful and motivating workshop. I left feeling ready to get started on really growing my business and taking it to the next level. Learnt so much about myself and people and their behaviours. Truly fascinating and helps me enormously understand how to interact, encourage and communicate better. — Sue Kinner, Physiotherapist
The insights received at this seminar have been and will be very valuable for both my professional and personal life. The secrets to success (Genevieve’s mantras) for thinking are so powerful and useful on a daily basis. Being a mum and wearing many hats, I now know where to focus my energy and what’s really important. — Nicole Rando, Communications Industry
The workshop really helped me as a sports coach to understand my athletes and what drives them not just on the tennis court. I have a clearer picture of how to communicate with them successfully. I am so excited about the possibilities for the individual growth of all my players and have witnessed some incredible results from my athletes that have been working with Genevieve on an ongoing basis. I am looking forward to a rewarding year ahead on and off the tennis court and am ready to embrace the journey with my players. — Louise Plemming, Australian Women’s Tennis Coach, Tennis Australia
I had the pleasure to work with Genevieve from The Art of Extraordinary over the last 2 years. We focused on understanding priorities that assisted me with setting goals. We then created measurable targets for achieving each of these goals. This allowed me to question how things were getting done so I could make changes that achieved my personal desired outcomes. After seeing great results with my personal sessions I introduced Genevieve to the Board of Directors at Wingaway Medical Logistics. We worked together immediately after a restructuring of our board of Directors. With Genevieve's help we were able to also set clear goals and implement successful strategies that have allowed us to grow the business. Our sessions also assisted us in better understand each other's strengths and weaknesses that provided a positive impacted on how we work together. I also feel that after spending time learning about behaviour I now have a greater understanding of our staff and why they act the way they do. This allows me to approach them different to get the outcomes we are after. Our time together was a very positive experience that helped facilitate huge changes both personally and professionally. — Mark Wardrop, Director, Wingaway Medical Logistics
One coaching session with Genevieve and I resolved an issue that had been plaguing me for months. Her impressive insight saw what was truly holding me back and she quickly helped me to get to where I want to be. I've already noticed the changes in my life. What sets Genevieve apart is her compassionate nature, wisdom and brilliant ability to make cloudy skies clear blue. I'm so grateful Genevieve, thank you. —Chantelle Duffield, Owner, Studio Expansion
Genevieve came to our hairdressing salon to do team building with our team of 37 staff. We wanted to build team culture and inspire our longstanding staff to self reflect on their individual performances. Also to have a connecting and growing experience for younger and older staff as we have a diversity of ages and experience levels. After personally attending so many trainings ourselves as business owners for the past 22 years, we too wanted to learn and grow. Our objectives were achieved and expectations truly exceeded because of the very fun and different learning environment we experienced. We’ve done lots of personality type training before however this was more confronting and exciting. We really learnt the nuts and bolts of human behaviour and got out of our comfort zones. We received techniques to implement immediately and an incredible awareness of staff and colleagues. Genevieve brought to our attention the things we know and what we don’t yet know facilitating a shift in thinking for our business and we have become more focused as a team on accountability and responsibility. You can still teach old dogs new tricks. Our staff walked away feeling very motivated, driven with interpersonal skills that we can use on a daily basis to continue to improve our culture and deliver exceptional customer service. — Nicky and Geoff Cassidy, Owners, Cassidy's of Harbord Hairdressing