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

If you'd love some short term help to save money, solve a problem/overcome a challenge, or strengthen value delivery in your business, please read on or call me on +61 418 807 898. 

One Hour, One Day and Over One Month
Special Services

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Malcolm White

Managing Director, Communicat


We have had some great presentations at our breakfasts, and your presentation was one of the very best ever.

My ultimate purpose in working with you for an hour, a day, or over one month, is to help you to increase the number of people being remarkable, and doing meaningful for them and highly valuable for others work. This I have learned is the sure-fire way to better business results at less personal cost.

These objectives however can seem lofty at first and so my initial focus with you is three-fold:

1) How can I save you money?
I had a 17 year career in financial services so I understand money. Mostly though my time in the trenches with my clients for over a quarter of a century has given me a nose for quickly finding where you can save money that you haven't noticed because you're too close to the action.

2) How can I best help you right now to reduce anxiety/stress/solve your biggest current problem/or help you to overcome your greatest challenge?
Over the years I've become really good at helping people to find simple solutions that have profound impact as you implement them in your own best way.

3) How can I best help you right now to strengthen value delivery in your business?
The better your employees deliver value to each other, the greater value delivery to customers/clients, and therefore the greater value of your business. It's easy to lose sight of these fundamentals to business success. It's a key reason I'm here to help you!

Guaranteeing your ROI in my services

Research in 2004 by Dr. Brent Peterson of Columbia University showed that pre and post activities provide 76% of learning effectiveness with the actual event only 24% (see model bottom below). 

We’ll reflect these findings in our work together in order to guarantee a minimum 100 times return on your investment.

One way this happens is that membership in The Appreciative Leader Community is part of the package of working together. You can learn more about this 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. 

Learn more about my speaking here.

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

Darren Rix

Franchisee 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.

I'm continuing to work with Ian 1:1 and as a member of his master-mind group.

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

Engage me to spend a day with you conducting a tailored 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 either 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. 

Chris Shay

when 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.

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

The primary way that I work with people over one month is The Art, Practice and Legacy Of Being A Leadership Valueologist experience. Learn how this works here.

Alternatively there's a fully bespoke option where I  undertake meticulous research and engage in conversation with you and key stakeholders to fully understand your culture. Then I'll design your project with you.

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

A vital aspect of your project 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.

How your project 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 project please telephone me on +61 418 807 898. You will be under no obligation. 

Achieve more in a year
than most people do in a decade

The Appreciative Leader Pioneers, Innovators and Role Models program is but one example. All the details are here.

Membership in the Appreciative Leader Community for as long as you wish is a part of the program.

The most effective way to work together over the longer term is to agree on objectives, how progress will be measured, and the value of results to you and your business. We then agree on a monthly fee. This means you can decide to continue or exit our work every month.

Chris Pike

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.

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 Taylor, General Manager, Galaxy Projects

Justin Taylor

General 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.