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

better business results at less personal cost, through more people feeling valued, living values and delivering value, since 1991

One Hour, One Day and Over One Month
Special Services

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My purpose in working with you is to help you to achieve better business results at less personal cost, particularly as follows:

Better Business Results

More discretionary time to do what really matters to you.

Doing rarer, more meaningful to you work.

Increased value delivery capability to others.

Greater thinking and working on the business time and space.

Better assessing, deciding, executing.

More moments at the top of your game.

More feeling that you're ahead of the game.

Increased positive influence and impact on others.

More people leading and being accountable.

Attracting and retaining the best people for your team/business.

Sustainable succession planning.

Maintaining a we before me and who before do culture.

Simplified policies, procedures, practices and systems so that it is always simple for people to bring the best version of themselves to their work every day.

Consistent communication and conversation that is candid and convivial and in pursuit of personal and business purpose.

Quantum leap progress (small yet significant jumps) meaning the big difference you want happens with certainty over time.

Visible progress of what is meaningful to you.

ROI on learning and development and leadership development is at least 10 times.

You're thriving on the challenges of change.

Better turning of information into insight, inspiration and choosing ideas that can fly, meaning greater every day innovation and delivering value in ways that are hard to emulate which means competitive advantage.

Exceeding sales and profits objectives.

Less Personal Cost

You will no longer feel:




You won't be missing:

Those previously unrecoverable moments you missed with family members.

There'll be no more

Anxiety, doubt or worry about things you can't control (or things you can control!).

Unwelcome conflict, difficulty, disagreement.

Negative stress.

Waste of your time, attention and resources.


Guaranteeing ROI on your investment in my services
Research in 2004 by Dr. Brent Peterson of Columbia University showed that pre and post activities provide 76% of learning effectiveness. We’ll reflect these findings in our work together as illustrated below in order to guarantee a minimum 10 times return on your investment in my fixed-term services, and more than 100 times when you undertake pre and post work as well.

Two months team membership of The Appreciative Leader Community is included with this service. Learn more about this membership here.

Achieve more in an hour
than most people do in a day

Engage me to speak at your team meeting, conference or special event, lead an appreciate - imagine - create - leap candid and convivial change process conversation with your culture champions, or arrange a 1:1 mentoring session. Learn more about speaking here and mentoring here.

To explore activating this service please telephone me on +61 418 807 898. You will be under no obligation.

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.

Three months team membership of The Appreciative Leader Community is included with this service. Learn more about this membership here.

This one day service can be a one-day get-away at my place or wherever you choose.

Achieve more in a day
than most people do in a week

Engage me to spend a day with you either assessing the current status of your culture and presenting key findings, conducting a master-class for selected culture champions in the morning and an execution planning session in the afternoon, or for an intensely focused period of work to develop an innovation (hackathon).

In choosing any of these options you will have chosen to put your business under the microscope to reveal the remarkable. Such moment in time wisdom is perfect for recalibrating what your future looks like and creating your next quantum leaps to go there.

To explore activating this service please telephone me on +61 418 807 898. You will be under no obligation. Part of our chat will be to take a look at the guide and pulse check pictured below that is key to assessing your culture and tailor-making my work with you.

Chris Shaywhen Managing Partner Horwath Brisbane, now COO Crowe Horwath Australia

We initially hired Ian to conduct our Directors Strategic Retreat. Over those 2 days we decided to engage Ian to help us create the culture we desired. We soon appointed him Non-Executive Chairman, a role Ian fulfilled with great skill and commitment.

A vital aspect of your program over 1 month is choosing your desired outcome. It might be increasing the positive impact of communication and conversations. It could be improving your ROI on leadership development or learning and development in general. There are numerous possibilities. The key will be deciding on one outcome that is just right for you right now.

Your first two days can be combined as a residential program at a very special venue near my place, or at a venue you choose.

Achieve more in a month
than most people do in a year
and then guarantee future momentum

Working together over one month is a unique way to embrace the entire change process pictured above (appreciate - imagine - create - leap - momentum)

I will undertake meticulous research and engage in conversation with you and key stakeholders to fully understand your culture. Then I'll design your program with you (for an agreed number of carefully selected participants) using the essential ingredients (pictured below) that guarantee maximising valued delivery capability.

The key to the design and implementation of your program will be integrating our work together with what you’re already doing that is working well for you.

How your program over one month works after research and design work is completed.

Winning Beginning
Master-class in person for you and your team (and/or especially selected people) in the morning, execution planning session in the afternoon on implementing the best insights/inspiration/ideas determined in the master-class.

Magic Middle
On day 2 I’ll provide a 1:1 mentoring session for each participant so that everyone has the opportunity to really nail down their personal piece of the execution plan and to address individual needs, expectations, and desires.

Then for 3 weeks I’ll conduct a short and sharp weekly check-in online via my Zoom room with each participant to guarantee sustaining momentum and taking agreed actions.

You and I will check in weekly too. Group check-ins are optional.

Enhancing End
We’ll meet in person for a Peer and After Action Review in the morning and a Fit For The Future workshop in the afternoon.

To explore activating your over one month program please telephone me on +61 418 807 898. You will be under no obligation. 

Guaranteeing future momentum happens through your membership of The Appreciative Leader Community. Five-months membership of the community is included in your investment for your over one month project.

Learn more about individual, team and organisation membership of the community here.

The key benefits of community membership are three-fold: 
1) exclusive access to my quiver of resources/tools/rituals for transforming to or sustaining a remarkable workplace culture where people feel valued, live values and deliver value in ways that are difficult to emulate,
2) ability to participate in the monthly online Accelerator candid and convivial conversation,
3) connection to people of like heart and mind.

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.

I look forward to your telephone call to explore how we can work together. My number +61 418 807 898. Please call anytime during AEST business hours. 

Below is a snapshot of some of the great organisations whose leaders I've helped to be remarkable since 1991:

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

Justin TaylorGeneral Manager, Galaxy Projects

Without doubt, I would be selling Ian's capabilities short if I tried to summarise his life's work.... so I won't, other than to say what he has done for the Taylor family.

To put that simply, we have used Ian on several occasions over the past decade as a business and life coach, and he has helped us through taking his theoretical research and developing it into practical solutions relevant to our situation.

Ian sat on our board for a number of years and as an avid blogger and publisher, regularly shares his collective wisdom from decades of business experiences. This alone has been helpful and thought provoking.