leadership and development

Tash Tobias, General Manager Inflight Experience, Virgin Australia

Tash Tobias, General Manager Inflight Experience, Virgin Australia

“It was great to work with Giovanna on our new program, Amplify, which inspired about 40 leaders from the Inflight Experience team. The content was tailored to our needs, the facilitation flexible enough to make the most of the opportunities that presented themselves, yet structured enough to meet the program objectives. The team is already asking when we’re doing it again. Thanks so much, Giovanna!”

BRENDAN FORWOOD, LEADERSHIP & ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA

BRENDAN FORWOOD, LEADERSHIP & ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA

“Giovanna’s passion for developing authentic leadership by mixing story telling with pragmatic tools and resources made for a wonderful experience in our In Flight Experience leadership team. Leading up to the event Giovanna listened to our needs, developed session plans that was just what we needed, and facilitated a high class panel discussion and workshop. 

Participants left feeling energized and equipped with new tools to use on the job straight away. 

It was a pleasure to work with Giovanna on what was a highly successful and valued leadership development experience.”

NICOLE CROWLEY, PR AND PARTNERSHIPS MARKETING MANAGER, INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY

NICOLE CROWLEY, PR AND PARTNERSHIPS MARKETING MANAGER, INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY

“I yelled at work one day; from frustration, I said: "Where is my PR god to look up to?" Next thing I knew, I was introduced to Giovanna and having coffee that same week. I had no idea what I was walking into, but that's Giovanna. She is the "solution" recommended by the best. For me, having Giovanna at a critical point in my career, where I had not only hit plateau but wasn't sure where to head next, Giovanna was the fresh air (okay, the hard push) I needed to get back on track. She has the ability to lift you up, not hold back, and hack into your insecurities to get the best from you.”

ANDREW MULA, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, STORY ST CREATIVE

ANDREW MULA, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, STORY ST CREATIVE

“Someone-or-other famous once said ‘People influence people.’ Well, to give a specific example, ‘Giovanna Lever influences people.’ Giovanna has the natural ability to make you turn that influence upon yourself and to give you a forum to connect. This is turn creates energy; energy to direct and prioritise your own influence. Not many have the ability to genuinely do this, but Giovanna and the Sparrowly community have this in spades.  Sparrowly influences us to grow our business in a manner we are proud of.”

PAUL KNOX, DIRECTOR, WALKERSCOTT

PAUL KNOX, DIRECTOR, WALKERSCOTT

“Giovanna has been a breath of fresh air for our business. Giovanna entered our business, a professional services Technology Company, and very quickly was able to dissect from us in terms of what our needs were and define a roadmap to move the business forward in what we tried to do in the previous six months and several thousands of dollars later with other marketing agencies.  Giovanna is a no nonsense person. She is straight to the point, she knows what questions to ask to get the best out her clients and she knows how to nurture and mentor for growth – with plenty of laughs along the way.  She even gives us homework because as she says – success is collaborative and we need to bring our smarts together to see true growth. Not only is Giovanna helping us with our growth strategy, she also mentors our marketing team – a skill we lack, but one that she is a natural at.”

LOUISE EDMONDS, DIRECTOR, MENS STYLE POWER

LOUISE EDMONDS, DIRECTOR, MENS STYLE POWER

“I have worked with Giovanna on a number of projects within the hotel and business industries. To me, she is perhaps the most efficient and professional mentor/networker I have met, as well as having lightning speed comprehension of your business’s needs.

I trust her, which is disposition I don’t give lightly. If I could describe her character in one word, it would be ‘embracing’, as this covers her genuine heart for your success and her empowering business acumen on the dreams you want to build.”