Does any of this sound familiar?

You are aspiring to become a manager, but not clear on what you need to do to become one

You are new to management and feel full of self-doubt, grappling with the whole “Buddy to Boss” shift in relationships, or just trying to build your credibility

You’re are a seasoned manager, but lost your mojo and wondering what difference you make, and looking for the next move in your career

If it does, then you already know how hard it is to find someone to talk to who understands what you are going through, and to get practical advice, tools and encouragement to help you.

That’s why we created the

Clinician 2 Manager Academy

We know how overwhelming and stressful it can be when you step into management thanks to:

An expectation that if you are an experienced clinician you SHOULD be able to manage

No mentoring and support from experienced and successful leaders

A lack of practical training to help you do the job

Academic programs that just don’t provide the practical know how to do the job confidently

Thankfully, all of that is behind you…

Introducing the

Clinician 2 Manager Academy

The Academy provides you the road map and support crew to help you everyday as you move from clinician and up the management rungs.

It’s an Academy for managers and aspiring managers, providing essential resources, training, and advice to deal with the practical, everyday issues managers face.

PLUS the community support you need to encourage and guide you to become a powerful leader.

The Clinician 2 Manager Academy helps you to:

Get a clear picture of what it means to be an empowered leader, and the road map, skills and tools to get there – saving years of frustration and stress.

Build your confidence to lead and manage – reveal your leadership power.

Build a high performing team and a place where people love coming to work.

Tap into the collective wisdom and experience of a community of clinical managers and experts who are there to support each other. Meet leadership experts and listen to their stories and pearls of wisdom.

Become infinitely better at managing your team on a day to day basis, so that you have way more time and far less stress.

Get that next job so you can make a bigger difference – and even earn more money!

What makes Clinician 2 Manager different?



You are tapping into a Brain’s Trust of experience and expertise on all things clinical management! Our accredited facilitators and mentors are experts in their areas of leadership and management – and that is because they have been there!  Their expertise is based on actual experience, augmented by research and their own pursuit of higher education.



Where others teach unproven theory or rely on outdated experience – we’re successful managers and leaders ourselves, we’re in the trenches with our fingers firmly on the pulse.



You are joining a tribe of clinical managers who are part of the Academy’s Community and can answer all your questions and provide feedback and support.



We will share practical tips and ‘how to’ on great tools and strategies that are working for us and those who join us in the Academy.  There will be ‘living case studies’ to give you a look behind the scenes into other teams and organisations.



We eat, sleep and breathe clinical leadership and management. We have completely committed to empower clinicians through empowered leadership.  The Academy is our core focus and we love helping people like you achieve success. It’s what we do, and we’re not going anywhere!


For many years we have been testing the materials across the health and aged care industry and have seen massive uplifts in competence, confidence and organizational improvements!  The people who have been part of this journey have made a real difference not only in their own careers – but for their teams, their organisations and of course for the people they care for.

Meet the Team

Hi, meet the team behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

Each of our team bring their special sauce and expertise based on years of experience, research and higher education qualifications.  They have done the hard work, made the mistakes, and lived to tell the stories. You will see them popping up here and there – and if you are keen to accelerate your journey you can contact them to hold a Clinician 2 Manager session at your place or provide one on one mentoring.

Dr Elise Sullivan C2M Founder, Accredited C2M
Learning Facilitator
& mentor

Amanda Edwards Accredited C2M
Learning Facilitator
& mentor

Di Kenyon Accredited C2M
Learning Facilitator
& mentor

Jennifer Gale Accredited C2M
Learning Facilitator
& mentor

Kathy Day Accredited C2M
Learning Facilitator
& mentor

And Growing!


“ If you’re trying to push your career to the next level then you simply can’t survive or grow without the sort of guidance and industry knowledge they bring to the table.”

Trish Unit Manager, Emergency Department

“I would definitely not be where I am had I not participated in your program. It’s still often difficult but I’m far better at managing myself and get a buzz out of developing the team in their qualities of leadership.”


“The Clinician to Manager Program provided practical and realistic tools to implement. Reinforced some skills already had and offered new ways to think about leadership.”

Rosemary Strijbos

“The Clinician to Manager Program gave me insights into myself and what I do. Now, I might be able to improve my management skills both at work and life.”

Brooke Simmonds Midwife/Midwifery Educator

“The most valuable thing I got from this program were the process to bring about continuous improvement, to involve all stakeholders and how to manage change.”

5 ways to learn

If you want to accelerate your transition from Clinician 2 Manager then join us in one of our 6 face to face workshops. With the C2M Acceleration Program you received all of the online materials, PLUS 6 face to face workshops with our accredited C2M Facilitators. This is where you get to apply the ideas, concept, theory and tools to your workplace and solve some of the big issues you face every day. Arrange a program in your own organisation by contacting us.

Prefer to learn on your own? Our in-depth online modules cover the essentials of empowered leadership and management.
The modules go into depth on the range of core competencies needed to be a high performing empowered clinical leader. The modules include videos, written content, tools and templates that you can use immediately in your work from managing conflict and people through to managing change and budgets. You can take as much or as little time as you like – wherever you are. As you complete modules, you receive a certificate of completion that you can use for CPD purposes.

Looking for in-depth insights on specific tactics and strategies? Learn from our experts.
Much of what you need day to day cannot be learned from a book. Our training programs combine contemporary thinking and evidence with the real life experiences of those who have successfully transitioned from clinician to manager. Our workshops are delivered by accredited facilitators chosen for their wealth of experience in a broad range of topics from industrial relations, to handling the difficult personality, to preparing for your next job, making the transitioning from unit to organizational manager, or engaging with government and much, much more!

We know the value of networking and sharing stories from the trenches. There is no better way of managing your worry and getting more sleep than having a community of trusted friends to call on and talk about your concerns, and get down to earth advice on how others have dealt with them. We have our Forums devoted to specific questions, and our community where you can dip in and out of to connect with people just like you.

The practical advice, tools and exercises are meant to be applied to your own work context. Think of us as your very own personal team of coaches, mentors and consultants with the tools and expertise to help you develop your own budgets, performance strategy, change management plan, and lots more – and tap into our community and forums to test your ideas and thinking before you apply them at work and in life.

What you get when you join the Academy:


Immediate access to modules that start your journey.  we recommend that you start with ‘Module One – Empowered Leadership’ – but you don’t have to.  You can start where it makes most sense for you given your particular circumstances and needs.  Over time we will be adding more training modules so you can quickly build up your own library of modules, tools and resources covering topics such as managing your time, people, resources and money, the best structures and processes for your team and clinical governance, leading change and managing continuous improvements, and more.



Our community is the heart of the Academy and the online Discussion Forums are where you go to ask your questions, get feedback, support and connect with other like minded clinical managers and leaders.

We may be biased but we happen to think the people who join us on the Clinician 2 Management journey are amazing and have a whole range of skills and expertise.  They make the community and discussion forums an incredible resource to turn to 24/7.  Don’t be shy – your sharing is where the gold it!



There is nothing quicker and easier than a template or check list to help you implement great management strategies.  You will have immediate access to a tools, templates and workbooks in the modules that you have enrolled in.

…All of this and much more ONLY inside the Academy



Clinician 2 Manager Academy!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join us…

Annual Membership


$540 / year

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Unlimited access
for 12 months

NOT SURE IF THE Clinician 2 Manager Academy IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

The Academy is NOT for everyone, and truth be told we’d prefer to help you figure out if it’s not right for you BEFORE you join rather than waste your time. So, let’s cut to the chase…

Clinicians aspiring to become managers and want to understand the role and what they need to do to get that job.

Beginning managers who want to side step the confusion and get the skills and tools to do the job confidently.

Managers who want to fast track their journey to empowered leadership – and stop treading water.

Clinical leaders who want to make a bigger difference, higher income, greater influence and freedom to choose their career path and their life - and are willing to put time and energy into making their leadership dreams a reality.

Action takers who aren’t just going to watch some training videos and never implement. We provide the training and resources, but you still need to do the work!

Empowered people who are driven to make a difference and who take responsibility for their own development.
Anyone who does not take personal responsibility for their own development and how well they translate new ideas and tools into their world.

Anyone who is not open to new ideas and ways of managing and leading people.

Anyone who wants to be spoon fed and not willing to apply their own critical thinking to translate this material to their own context. We drip feed the content in a sequence we have found least over-whelming and most helpful – but in the end you must apply and adapt it to your context.

Anyone looking for a quick fix or not willing to dedicate time to their own management and leadership development. Becoming an empowered leader will take time and effort – you need to apply the lessons and tools.

People expecting guaranteed results - we know what we teach works (because we’re doing it ourselves) but we can’t guarantee specific results from following our advice. I hate to break it to you, but no one can make that promise!

It might seem strange, us trying to talk you OUT of joining us in the Academy – but truly if the Academy is not the right fit then none of us benefit. We have a vested interest in your success (you won’t stick around long if we’re not helping, right?) – and that all starts by making sure the Academy is right for you before you join.

Frequently Asked Questions

So, you have questions? Let us try to answer those for you…

I am not yet a manager but keen to become one – is the Journey right for me?
Absolutely - the Modules in the Academy are relevant for all stages from becoming empowered, learning the essentials of the role, through to managing your time, conflict, budgets and change – the core competencies you need to manage confidently. In fact now is the perfect time for you to join us in the Academy - not only do we have training that will take you through each core competency, but you'll also be able to get support and advice from within the community too, to help you through your transition into management.
I consider myself a clinical leader but sure I want to be a manager – will this help me on that Journey?
Yes, it will. As a clinical leader you want to influence others to follow your lead. The Academy is as relevant to you as it is to a manager because you will get the tools and insights that will build your clarity, confidence and credibility to convince others to follow you.
Is all the content available straight away or drip fed?
Yep - you get exactly what you register for.. We regularly update and add new material too - so your content library will continue growing.
Can I get one on one support or mentoring?
Not only can you ask questions and get advice, support and feedback any time from within our community, but you can tee up private mentoring and coaching with any of our accredited facilitator matching your need to their areas of expertise, at their fee for service. You can also enrol in workshops on any of the modules (in fact many of you are probably already enrolled in these workshops!).
I am already an effective manager, what can the Academy offer me?
Assuming you want to keep growing as a leader, and expanding your influence and impact, and you want to keep progressing in your career, the Academy can support you make these next transitions. With each step up, we tend to slide down the competency and confidence slope. Each module applies regardless of where you are on your journey and challenges you to shift your perspective from where you are to where you need to be. A new manager will be focused on just learning what to do. An experienced manager will be more focused on how to do it – and an empowered leader will be focusing on how to build empowered people and systems to have it done – even when they are not there. And, if you are reaching the pinnacle of your expertise, then we invite you to take a transforming mindset and join us in interviews and activities that will build your profile and mentor others coming behind you!
Do I receive anything in the mail when I join?
Yes. You will receive your welcome and login details. And you will receive notices as new content is added. All the materials are online – so you can dip in and out as you feel like it.

If there’s anything at all that you’re not certain about, anything we haven’t made clear, any concerns or questions then please do contact us and we’ll help you out.