The Maverick Paradox: The Secret Power Behind Successful Leaders
The Maverick Paradox
  • Number #1 Authority
    on Maverick Leadership
  • Mentor
    enabling change
  • Speaker
    on Mavericks and Leadership

Welcome To Maverick MentoringLearn how to harness maverick talent

For times when you want the best out of your employee's (or your own) maverick nature

Diagnose the situation

Diagnose the situation

Understanding why a maverick is behaving the way that they are, is the first step to enabling the harnessing of their maverick talent.

Build trust and explore options

Build trust and explore options

To enable better performance in collaboration with your maverick

Sustainable Execution

Sustainable Execution

Ensure that the collaboration with the maverick continues and performance improves

When you might needOur Support

Mavericks could be described as people that combine contradictory qualities and are therefore paradoxical in nature. Most mavericks are an enigma and as such are often misunderstood, especially when it comes to interpreting what they are thinking and the reasons why they are doing something – Judith Germain, The Maverick Paradox: The Secret Power Behind Successful Leaders

This is why managing mavericks can be alternatively frustrating and rewarding. They are complex individuals which have the ability to provoke amazing performance in themselves and others or create a toxic environment that few can survive.

We are approached at times by the maverick themselves. This is usually because they are fed up with not getting the rewards they deserve, because they are yet to understand how to harness their own talent. Alternatively they are compelled to seek change because their job is on the line.

Fortunately we have knowledge of the maverick mindset, their capabilities, the strategies that they use to be successful and how their utilise power to their best effect. When we work with you, we distil this knowledge so that increased performance and reduced toxicity becomes a given. Regardless o whether we are working with the manager, the employee or both. It is a fun, challenging and rewarding experience for all involved.

How to manage your maverick

This service is for times when you need:

  • Diagnosis of the situation

    It can be really hard to know the true nature of a given situation, especially if you are unsure of the maverick mindset. We can help you make a clear diagnosis so the next steps have clarity and have a high probability of success.

  • Insight

    We enable you to discern the true nature of the situation. We provoke insight even in the most complex or perplexing circumstances. Helping you see things differently and ensuring your Maverick nature is an asset not a hindrance.

  • Discussion on options

    Sometimes there are many good options and it can be hard to choose which ones should be persued and expanded on. It helps to have a like minded person reason through the options with you.

  • A better approach to the challenge

    There are times when the answer seems so clear that you can ignore the other possibilities. With us you can ensure that your decision making process and ability to implement has the right degree of rigor.

When you need to harness the maverick natureThe process

When the status quo is no longer comfortable and you need to either harness yours or your employee's maverick nature or allow the employee to exit the organisation. You have chosen to invest in the employee (or yourself) so that you can improve performance, challenge and the environment that you work in.


Diagnose the situation


Build & explore


Sustainable Execution

take a look atour Maverick Mentoring Service

Judith is the leading authority on mavericks and how to harness their talent. She also understands when you need to get out of their way so that they can perform at their best. It’s a difficult tightrope to walk, but a necessary one.

To discover all things maverick, what a maverick is, their strategies and alternative maverick views (via our podcast), please take a look at our sister site –

Since 2005 organisations and self funding mavericks have actively sought her advice and assistance on harnessing their maverick talent.

Prior to 2005, Judith successfully worked in organisations with challenging people in challenging situations. Specialising in leadership, operational management, and HR.

She was often considered the go to expert for maverick assistance.

How we can help

Here are some of the programmes (consulting or training) that we deliver. Remember, we are a maverick organisation that prefers to bespoke solutions to the client’s needs. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please ask for something – just for you.

  • How to communicate effectively with others
  • How to harness maverick talent
  • How to be more influential
  • How to manage maverick employees

Don't just take our word for it.Take a look at what is being said.

Judith was asked to support and mentor a Maverick employee in my team. She was able to win the trust of the employee and myself very quickly and mentored both of us through the process. Her ability to get all the parties to focus on the big picture facilitated the desired result. I would recommend Judith to anyone who need support with a Maverick employee – Richard Terblanche, Sales Director

We hired Judith to run an Executive Effectiveness Programme and it’s been so helpful to all involved that we’ve asked her to do much more. She has a brilliant way of helping you ‘hear’ (i.e. truly understand) what the other person is saying.

I find her to be personable, professional, patient and very understanding! I would not hesitate to recommend Judith! – Katrina Collier, HR and Recruitment Director

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