Meet the remarkable leadership mentors — Christine Burns and Elizabeth Pritchard.

3 min readFeb 11, 2021

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

The Co-founders, Christine Burns and Elizabeth Pritchard of the eminent venture WALT Institute are taking the industry by storm and shaping the lives of many professional women all around the world. Christine Burns is the CEO of WALT Institute who has been an athlete in the past and played hockey for New Zealand. Additionally, she has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and coach in physical and psychological health sciences with commendable execution skills which she brings to the field of Authentic Leadership. The Co-founder, Dr. Elizabeth Pritchard is the director of WALT Institute. She is a health professional, researcher, and leadership coach, who brings more than 25 years of education and facilitation skills for Authentic Leadership advancement.

WALT Institute is a revolutionizing venture which focuses on preparing individuals in STEMM (Science Technology Engineering Math Medicine) all across the world, who battle unrealistic work demands, trading off efficiency for mental and physical health, or think they don’t have the potential to reach higher echelons in their career. Christine and Elizabeth are dynamic and energetic facilitators who impart practical evidence-based strategies that can be implemented straight away. They coach and train individuals and groups to release their undiscovered potential and step into their authentic personal power. Subsequently, individuals discover deeper levels of motivation, more grit and resilience, with an increased focus on how to accomplish their professional and life goals. Christine and Elizabeth claim that their varied experiences in the health, education and sporting arenas have shaped the way they see the world. They testify that “We know from research studies when workplaces focus on implementing Authentic Leadership principles and recognize people’s innate strengths, then teams are more innovative, creative and productive”.

Christine Burns is known for her skill to disrupt the repeated patterns that hold people hostage to mediocrity. She focuses on being a change-maker through integrating Authentic Leadership psychology, promoting self-awareness and developing peak-performance. As a result, people feel inspired, less stressed and determined to live their lives with deeper resilience.

Dr Elizabeth Pritchard has a track record in health research and also contributes to ongoing Public Health research at Monash University. Elizabeth shares strategies based on the science of positive psychology and subjective wellbeing to empower women to stand in their own truth, release their untapped potential and be the best version of themselves in all areas of life and career.

As Co-founders and entrepreneurs, Christine and Elizabeth explain “The reason we teach evidence-based Authentic Leadership principles, is because traditional leadership models are a one-size-fits-all that do not acknowledge or target individual strengths”.

With more than 50 years of combined expertise in leadership and coaching, Christine and Elizabeth are pioneers in challenging the hierarchical status quo in STEMM to work towards higher levels of opportunity and equality for women as Authentic Leaders.

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