General Manager – Culture & Community, Surf Coast Shire Council
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ian for close to two years in one-on-one and group settings. Ian’s unconventional in his approach (refreshing!) but works to a brilliantly simple yet powerful philosophy that centres around our experiences as human beings (shocking I know!!). He’s a purpose and values-driven mentor and team builder who I’d recommend to anyone.
Since 1991 it’s been my privilege and honour to work with more than 1000 leaders, women and men, in over 40 countries.
Through working with you through the proprietary change and project implementation process pictured below left I promise you small yet significant shifts (quantum leaps) guaranteeing better business results at less human and business cost.
CEO Townsend Building Services
As a mentor to me and my family members who lead and manage our businesses Ian Berry has made a significant difference to our personal and business success including our 570% growth in just under 5 years.
3 Key Focus Areas To Choose From
Depending on your unique situation we will choose together one of the three following focus areas or combination thereof. Whatever we choose our work will be about enhancing your attitude and skills in sustaining high value and mutually rewarding relationships. Such relationships are what has the most profound influence and impact on every transaction and interaction in your business.
1) The New World of Work
2) Law of the Farm Leadership aka fully human leadership
3) Candid, convivial and compassionate communication, presentations and conversations
My favourite all time insight into leadership and conversations comes from poet David Whyte
"In leadership the conversation isn't about the work the conversation is the work"
Who I work with
Should you own a business or be a senior leader with more than 20 employees and 5 million turnover, and operate in the communities of my neighbourhood, i.e. the cities of Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne and places in between them, then I'm for you. I also travel for work outside these areas about 10% of the time.
How we can work together at a glance
Steps 1 and 2 Appreciate what is and Imagine what can be
Through observation and conversation and special analysis using your latest performance data and my own performance possibility pulse checks, we will fully appreciate what is and in the process learn things previously unknown, that when acted upon will make a significant difference to your business. We will then imagine what can be. These appreciate and imagine steps can be standalone.
Step 3 Create Quantum Leaps
Through one or a series of 1 hour, 90 minutes or 1/2 day presentation/conversations we will create quantum leaps with carefully selected people that when implemented and integrated will take you from where you are to where you've decided you want to be. This too can be a standalone service.
Steps 4 and 5 Leaps and Momentum
As you take your quantum leaps and gain positive momentum I can be there to help you to guarantee execution and ensure change/s get embedded in your business and become integral to daily work. I help through online check-ins, 1:1 and group mentoring online and in person, after-action-reviews and progress pulse checks in person. All supported by Accountability Accelerators online and a wide range of digital resources. Please note that should you have 1, 2 and 3 in place and execution is your challenge then this too can be a standalone service.
Key philosophies that underpin all of our work together
I’ve learned that what I say is important yet nowhere near as important as what you hear yourself say to yourself, who you become, and what you do next in your quest to be the best version of yourself.
My work with you is based on honesty, trust and mutual respect. We will agree on objectives, how we will recognise and appreciate progress, and the value to you and your business of our working together.
My professional fees are based on agreed value. You will only ever be invoiced one month in advance meaning you also have a monthly exit option.
My aim always is to give you a minimum 10 times return on your investment in my services.
Finance Accountant/Enterprise Manager, Ballarat and Queen's Anglican Grammar School
Ian adds value & depth to structure, people development, meetings and conversations. Mentoring sessions are always enlightening and solutions based. For any business that is needing to thrive through change, Ian can offer a range of tools to support this with a humanised approach.
Next Step (2 options)
1. Let's have a no obligation conversation. My telephone number is +61 418 807 898. Please call and we will schedule a time to chat.
From 1974 - 1991 I enjoyed a very successful corporate finance career including leading a 100million business unit.
I held Branch, Regional, and State manager roles in three Australian states receiving numerous awards for my leadership, development of people, and results.
Since then I've been a mentor to more than 1000 business leaders, women and men, in over 40 countries.
I've also given more than 2500 presentations. I hold the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, which places me in the top 7% of all professional speakers worldwide.
I'm a Past National President of the Professional Speakers Association of Australia.
Below is a snapshot of some of the organisations whose leaders I've helped to thrive since 1991
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