Thilan Legierse
  • Female
  • Adelaide
  • Australia

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What would you like to share about yourself?
I am a mediator and coach who helps you grow as a leader and your team work together. I started my career as a barrister, worked for 12 years for the UN on human rights and war crimes and then became an HR manager in South Australia before I started my own consulting business.
I am like an outdoor personal trainer; I help leaders build there communication and conflict management muscles in a fun and engaging way.
I come into organisations where morale is low and stress is high and help teams and individuals to resolve conflict and improve communication and staff engagement.
Company website/blog
Personal blog
How many employees in your company?
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Conflict Transformation, Conflict Management, Courageous Communication, dysfunctional teams
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche

Thilan Legierse's Blog

All we need is love and understanding (also in the workplace)

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 12:00 0 Comments

Hi there,

Since mediating hundreds of workplace conflicts - between 2 or more than 100 people - I have come to the conclusion that all we need is love and understanding, in life but also in the workplace.

I hear you say: hallo Thilan, that's no rocket science!

Yes, I know it's cliche and it is not original, but if we all know this to be true than why do I still see such a a lack of love between colleagues in some…


Do you lead as a boss or are you a bossy leader?

Posted on October 15, 2018 at 13:00 0 Comments

I often work with leaders who are perceived as 'too bossy' or worse.

The interesting thing is that many of them are completely unaware of their ‘dictatorial’ leadership style. 

I once worked with a leader who had received 26 (!!) complaints about his behaviour and was clueless as to what the issues were that his staff had with…

How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive People

Posted on September 8, 2017 at 11:35 0 Comments


We all know them; passive aggressive people.

It is that colleague who in meetings always rolls his eyes, makes snide comments and refuses to engage in any way, shape or form.

Or the co-worker who murmurs under her breath: ‘yeah, yeah, been there, done that, why are we reinventing the wheel’, and when asked to repeat out loud says: ‘never mind’ and goes…


The day I received crappy news – and how it changed the way I now break bad news to others

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 14:36 1 Comment

Let’s face it – life can be challenging, especially when you’re a leader.

Yes, you have the status, the salary and the company car. But with that comes all the hard stuff, too.

Being in charge is not all beers and skittles (most workplaces have banned alcohol now anyway). Every leader has to have difficult conversations with his or her people from time…


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