As a former CEO with over a decade experience as master coach and mentor, Colin has proved to be successful in measurably growing leadership capability both nationally and internationally.
As a former CEO with two decades of experience in executive coaching (ten years as a master coach) Colin has proved to be successful in measurably growing leadership capability both nationally and internationally. He has formal training in psychotherapy, psychology, engineering, management, coaching and supervision. Colin has coached more than 950 executives involving over 10,000 hours - up to the level of Departmental Secretary and Cabinet Minister in the public sector and at Board and CEO level in the private sector.
Colin has a wealth of personal experience of leadership challenges, particularly in federal government agencies and with government ministers. For eight years he conducted and led major reviews of departments and was responsible for implementation of transformative and complex organisational and personal changes. Colin's background as a practicing senior executive office (up to CEO level) in the public service gives him an in depth knowledge of and genuine feel for the pressures and opportunities facing today's executives.
Colin has an engaging and supportive coaching style that empowers and challenges clients whilst holding them accountable for their own learning. His approach is empathic and always tailored to the client's requirements. He often coaches executives together with their manager and/or team member. This brings real life dynamics into play, particularly "impact on others" and increases level of sustainable beneficial behaviour change.