Personal details

Dr Fran Finn
Corporate Educator
QUT Business School,
QUT Graduate School of Business
Discipline *
Business and Management
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Identifiers and profiles

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Business (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations


  • SDA Bocconi – The International Schools of Business Management, International Teachers Programme
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • The Leadership Circle Asia-Pacific – Leadership Circle Proile; Leadership Culture Survey
  • Saville Consulting – Saville Consulting Aptitude Series
  • Team Management Systmes – Linking Skills Profiles Accreditation
  • ACER – QMb Accreditation; MBTI Accrediation
  • MBTI Accreditation

Association for Coaching

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Fran is passionate about developing exceptional leaders. She is an Executive Coach and Course Coordinator for the Executive Graduate Certificate in Business (Leadership through Coaching & Mentoring), and works extensively in leadership development, providing individual and group Executive Coaching for senior executives, and facilitating executive development programs. Fran commenced in Human Resource Management in 1990 and has combined HR practice with delivering adult learning in academia for more than 20 years; she has been a past recipient of Innovation in Teaching awards, and was previously named University Mentor Coordinator of the Year. Since 1999, she has acquired specialist knowledge in personal and professional development through Executive Coaching and has consulted in successful large-scale leadership development programs across a wide range of industries. In 2000 Fran designed an Executive Coaching program that she trained a team of specialists to deliver to industry. In 2008 she completed a PhD examining Executive Coaching as an Alternate Leadership Development Tool, for which she was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Excellent Doctoral Thesis.
Research Interests

  • Leadership development in the workplace
  • Executive coaching

Fran’s research is widely reported within the coaching field and she is called upon by media to comment. Her research focuses on leadership development in the workplace, with a particular interest in executive coaching. During her PhD she was successful in winning an addendum to the ARC Linkage Project between QUT, QHPPS, DIR, ADSM and Queens University. The outcomes of this research have been presented internationally.

This information has been contributed by Dr Fran Finn.


Teaching Interests

  • Executive coaching
  • Leadership
  • Personal and professional development
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Organisational behaviour
This information has been contributed by Dr Fran Finn.


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