Ian Berry - Providing Sustainable & Increased Momentum for Strong Businesses Since 1991
Ian Berry - Providing Sustainable & Increased Momentum for Strong Businesses Since 1991

Catalyzer | Change Instigator


tailor-made experiences and interactions
that guarantee better business results at less personal cost, since 1991.

Our master-mentor relationship

You're the master
I'm the mentor

Please watch the 4 minutes and 45 seconds video below to gain appreciation of this concept because it is central to all my work with you and/or other people in your business.

A further signature of my work with you is that while what I say is important, it's nowhere near as important as what you hear yourself say to yourself, and then do your own unique work.

My work with you is all about helping you to identify and implement proven principles in your own best way, that mean you're achieving your best business results without sacrificing anything that’s precious in your personal life.

In the spirit of something better

You have a great business, full of great people, who are doing great work. My work with you therefore is always about being respectful and honouring of what has been and is, yet always with the intention that we are in the continuous pursuit of something better and turning great into remarkable.

I work with purpose-driven business owners and leaders

Purpose-driven business owners and leaders are salt of the earth people who put the delivery of value to other people (employees, customers, all stakeholders) ahead of profits.

You understand profit is not a reason for being in business, rather a result of being good at business. Paradoxically of course you make more money!

As all elite sports people do you engage mentors or coaches to help you to fully appreciate and get the best out of yourself and other people. You know this means more people leading and being accountable.

You fully appreciate that although you do the work, you cannot do it alone.

You get that perpetually working on yourself and on your business are prerequisites to doing well in your business, and for doing good in the world.

You understand that you’re actually in the differencemaking business. Your product/s and/or service/s are important, what really matters though is the difference they make in the lives of other people.

You’re committed to building and growing a 21st century business where employees feel valued, live values, and deliver value that other people demand, desire, and feel that they deserve.

Chris PikeGeneral 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.

How we'll work together

We'll use my proven proprietary pathway pictured opposite to begin our work together. It's a change process because the last thing you need is a change program.

​Through meticulous research and candid and convivial conversations I'll gain a precise appreciation of where you are, and where you want to move to. Together we'll convert this information into insights.

We'll then turn insights into inspiration and ideas.​

We'll then identify ideas that can fly now and decide on the quantum leaps to take to turn the selected ideas into innovation. We'll only ever​ move forward one quantum leap at a time which might be undertaken in a hour, a day, or over a month.

Michael HoddyIBM Alliance Director EMEA-LAM, Schneider Electric, Europe

I first met Ian Berry when he was a keynote speaker at an Institute of Directors event in UK. His presentation was passionate and sincere, and his wisdom quite simply compelling.

Since then, I have been fortunate to actively benefit from Ian’s guidance and advice, which have helped me to focus my leadership on both a personal and business level. I count Ian as an outstanding mentor, and I value his input, support and guidance very highly.

To ensure your increased positive momentum is sustainable we'll integrate everything we do together with what you're already doing that is working well for you.

Let's have a chat

We’ll meet in person or online for an off-the-record chat to discuss your situation.
You’ll be under no obligation. Should we agree that I can help you,
and that we’re a fit for one another, we'll move to the next step as outlined in How we'll work together above.

Your Investment

We'll agree on the specific objectives of working together, how progress will be measured, and the value to you and your business.

We'll then agree on a fee for the first piece of work that is payable in advance on a 7 day invoice.

This means that either of us can exit our arrangement after the first piece of work or continue on the same basis by mutual agreement.

You can expect your program to run for a minimum of 90 days although we'll only ever​ move one quantum leap at a time which might be undertaken in a hour, a day, or over a month.

I work with you and selected people - on your business and on yourself. Everything depends on your unique situation and how fast you want to accelerate people feeling valued, living values, and delivering value.

I guarantee a minimum 10 times return on your investment.​

Darren RixFranchisee Avis Ballarat & Western Victoria, Budget Ballarat & Bendigo

At the start of 2015 it became clear on the road ahead for my business we were facing some serious challenges.

We had just purchased the Budget franchise and were experiencing inconsistent business results, some big rental agency changes, and some poor staff attitudes had crept in.

I had heard Ian speak at a function in 2014 and I had been impressed with the message of his talk that day.

Ian has worked as a mentor to me for the last 14 months. He's also run sessions and worked 1:1 with my staff.

We've made several small shifts in how we conduct our business that have made a significant difference with my key people, how we work, and to our results.

You can download short summary case studies of my work with clients here.

​To get a personal feel for my work with you 
please check out my gifts for you
or join me at one of my events.
Details here.

The essential skills of a mentor

I began mentoring in the early 1980’s as a key part of my career as a financial services executive. Since making mentoring key to my full time work since 1991 I've come to understand the essential skills of being a mentor yourself as a leader inside your business, and when you engage someone like me from the outside. In my Changing What's Normal book (which you can download with my compliments via the link above) I outline these skills as ability and willingness to:

Ask questions and self discipline to not necessarily give answers.

Actively and reflectively listen and understand in non-judgmental and non-prejudicial ways.

Engage in dialogue that inspires others to take action in their own way.

Share experience in ways others will find valuable in making their own decisions and taking action in their own way.

Be silent as others focus and think through their issues.

Give sound advice but more to encourage people to find their own way forward.

What's in me for You

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My mentors help me to complete my jigsaw. Maybe I can do the same for you.

My clients say that I have three special gifts:

He sees what most people don’t and helps us to fully appreciate and get the best out of ourselves.

He helps us pinpoint and execute the one thing that’s the most valuable for us to do next.

He’s really great at helping everyone improve a little, and be more accountable, which means we all improve a lot, and therefore we’re more remarkable.

Peter TaylorCEO 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.

Let's have a chat

We’ll meet in person or online for an off-the-record chat to discuss your situation.
You’ll be under no obligation. Should we agree that I can help you,
and that we’re a fit for one another, we'll move to the next step as outlined in How we'll work together above.

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