I live in Sydney and I’m happy to travel to other cities, states and countries for work – and of course, for holidays and fun.
I love being in the outdoors, spending time with my wonderful partner Linda and taking my neighbours’ dogs for walks. I love being with friends and having a good laugh. I have a strong sense of social justice and a keen interest in the natural world – I’m particularly interested in reptiles and amphibians. And oh yes, I love red wine.
But that’s enough of the personal stuff. What you’re probably more interested in what’s equipped me to be able to help you get the best possible behaviour, communication and performance from people – at work, home and play. So here goes.
I have formal qualifications in science, education, health and psychology – BSc, GradDipEd, GradDipEdStud(Health), DipHyp, MEd and GradDipPsych. And I have over 40 years experience – some details are on the second half of the page.
For the last 11 years I’ve concentrated on helping CEOs, Managers, Business Owners, Consultants and their Staff get the best behaviour, communication and performance from people – whether it be at work, at home, at a community club, or even when they’re just out and about.
And I enjoy keeping up with research about human behaviour especially the best ways of helping people learn skills so they use them in the ‘real word’ – when they’re ‘back on the job’ and facing new situations.
I’ve been around and I’ve done the hard yards. I have a long history of helping managers, business owners and employees, at all levels of all organisations, develop the best people skills, interpersonal communication skills and influencing skills they can possibly have. And helping them develop tailor-made and personalised strategies, and the skills and confidence to deliver them in the real world where it counts.
I’ve helped staff go from okay to great. I helped them perform at their very best, and communicate and interact with each other in the best way possible. It’s what I call embracing Best Practice Behaviour. I know what it’s like to have the tough conversations you need to have. I know what it’s like to stand up to bad behaviour and deal with difficult people. And I know what it’s like to be given a team that isn’t performing well and slowly but surely, turn things around.
If you’d like to have a chat or send me a message, it’s easy. Just follow this link.
(My first job was as a Telegram Boy while I was still at school – way back in the 1960’s. There’ll be people reading this who have no idea what a Telegram Boy is or rather, was. Oh well. It’s a discussion for another time.)
a Graduate Diploma in Health Education; a Diploma of Hypnotherapy; a Master of Education; sixteen undergraduate subjects in Psychology including 4 majors; and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
I also co-authored several research reports and research papers.
I left the security of a permanent job and worked as:
Plus: For many years I ran 6 or so courses a year for staff of the ‘NSW Housing Department’ on How to Deal with Difficult People. Not being happy with the impractical and unrealistic advice given in many programs and books, I devised my own strategies – one that were practical down-to-earth and worked.
CEOs, managers, business owners, consultants and their staff get the best possible behaviour, communication and performance from: customers & clients; colleagues; people they manage; and family & friends. And with what to do if they don’t.