Kylie Holyland at Ascend HR is highly qualified to provide expert HR consultancy and coaching services to managers and teams.

Kylie is a member of the International Coach Federation, ACT Branch, and as a past President, has represented Canberra coaches at international and national forums.

“Kylie has a wealth of experience as a coach, and as an HR professional, and holds herself to the highest ethical and professional standards in all of her actions.”

Kate Neser ACC, Kate Neser Executive Coaching and Consulting

Accreditation and training

  • Professional Certified Coach: International Coach Federation
  • Accreditation in Organisational Coaching: Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership
  • Team Coach: Coaching and Mentoring International
  • Team Coach: Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership
  • NLP Coach and Practitioner
  • Certificate in the Foundations of Neuroleadship (Neuroscience)
  • Rank and Power Dynamics: CLE Consulting
  • Mediator: nationally accredited 2014–2016
  • LEADR: Association of Dispute Resolvers
  • Conflict Coach: CINERGY Conflict Coaching
  • CERT IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116
  • Facilitating Groups: PSMPC
  • Certified HR Practitioner: CAHRI
  • Foundations in HR: Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Accredited by Human Synergistics to use their 360 tool, the LifeStyles Index (LSI1 & 2), Group Styles Index (GSI) and the AMA DISC model.

Professional memberships


At the commencement of coaching, Kylie may use a tool to assess your current workplace thinking, behaviour, work preferences and strengths. Kylie is accredited to use the following measurement instruments:

  • Herrmann Whole Brain Thinking and HBDI Assessment
  • Emotional and Social Intelligence Profile (ESIP)
  • Team Management Wheel Model
  • Strategic Intelligence Profile (SIP)
  • Everything DiSC and AMA DISC
  • Gallup Strengthsfinder.

360° Feedback tools

  • Human Synergistics Lifestyles Inventory 1 and 2 360° feedback tool
  • Emotional and Social Intelligence Profile (ESIP)
  • Strategic Intelligence Profile (SIP).

Australian Public Service (APS) specific tools

  • Senior Leadership Profile Band Two (SLPB2)
  • Senior Leadership Profile Band One (SLPB1)
  • Executive Leadership Profile Two (ELP2)
  • Executive Leadership Profile Two (ELP1)
  • Team Leadership Profile (TLP).