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

Stirring hearts, shifting thinking
and inspiring leaders to step-up
since 1991

Who Before Do - a one-of-a-kind program for leading and thriving in the new world of work, in your own best way

Learn all about the Who Before Do concept in the context of the new world of work here.

Your 3 Key Outcomes Of Undertaking This Program
1) improved value creation and delivery (the essence of business),
2) competitive advantage (what every business must have to thrive),
3) better business results at less personal cost (our deeply felt desire).

NB By competitive advantage I mean being true to yourself. In my language the only competitor any of us have is the person we looked at the mirror this morning. In a business sense we should be driven by our unique reason for being, not by what other businesses are doing.

How your program works

Research in 2004 by Dr. Brent Peterson of Columbia University showed that pre and post event work provide 76% of learning effectiveness with the actual event only 24%.

We will fully embrace this model in our work together.


I'll undertake meticulous research to fully understand you and your business and how my insights can be integrated with who you are and what you do that is working well for you.

We'll then have a candid and convivial conversation about how you can apply, in your own best way, my two main personal and business success models pictured below, and which of the 10 key subject areas (also pictured) are most relevant to your unique situation.

A great way to get a feel for these models and the program is to participate in an online conversation. I host these regularly with the next one being at 8 am AEST on 10th April 2018. You can register here.

Then we'll agree on which of the 3 options for working together (events and post) is best for you

Package One

In the morning and in the spirit of peer learning I'll conduct a master-class with you and your leadership team.

In the afternoon I'll facilitate an execution planning session for acting on the morning's master-class.

You and all members of your team can participate in the monthly follow-through roundtable conversation held online at the same time every month.

​​​​Package Two

Everything in package one plus 1:1 in person mentoring session for you and each member of your team.

Plus 1:1's and a group check-in online every week for 3 weeks. These only take a few minutes yet are vital for sustaining momentum, keeping progress visible, and ensuring simple integrating of new learning with what you are already doing that's working well for you.

Package Three

Everything in packages one and two plus:

30 days from the master-class I'll facilitate an after-action-review in the morning with you and your team and conduct a fit for the future workshop in the afternoon.

All packages include 24/7 access to my exclusive client community online platform and therefore digital copies of every resource you will ever need to sustain your momentum and keep progress visible.

Two alternatives to the three packages above:

1) I'm available for a limited number of 45 - 90 minute conference presentations or just for you and your team. All the details are here.

2) I also explore all the key elements of Who Before Do in the online conversations I host and the in person conversations and master-classes that I conduct near my home in Victoria, Australia. All the details of these are here.

Luke Rieniets 

Senior Business Banking Manager, Bendigo Adelaide Bank Ltd

I engaged Ian Berry to talk to my team and challenge them to bring their very best to the office every single day as we commenced the new financial year.

I recommend Ian as a value-add to any business leader or staff member and feel confident each participant will walk away inspired with a greater understanding of themselves and equipped with additional ideas and techniques of how to achieve their very best performance each and every day.

Read, watch and listen to more of my unique insights here.

Joe Adams

Academy for Chief Executives, Group 11 London

Ian Berry spoke at my Academy for Chief Executives Group. He was a very popular speaker with my members, with average marks of 8.8. Ian’s authenticity and ‘no-holds-barred’ approach to leadership was refreshing, inspirational, motivational and had great take away value. As I say, he ‘calls a spade a shovel’, and I highly recommend him to any CEO or Managing Director who wants to positively impact performance within their organisation.

Get a feel for my unique style and insights in the two short videos below.

There’s nothing quite like a human being fully alive. 

To witness this remarkable phenomenon we must unleash and enhance our own and other people’s gifts.

I call this the number one role of leadership.
Ian Berry

Peter Merrett

When National Customer Service Manager Asia Pacific Jones Lang LaSalle

Ian is a rare gem. In the ever increasing complexity of today’s modern world, Ian is always there - personally as an incredible supporter, encourager and also as a wonderful navigator of possibility. In addition, Ian has presented for us on a number of occasions at various team events, providing memorable and immediately actionable insights for us to better our personal and business lives.

Here's a small snapshot of the organisations whose leaders I've been privileged to work with since 1991

My reason for being is to inspire, remind and sometimes persuade people to be the remarkable one-of-a-kind human being that each of us is, and to do work that is meaningful for you and highly valuable for others.

Remarkable, Meaningful, Valuable I've learned are a sure-fire way to better business results at less personal cost and leaving the world better than you found it.

Read why we're all remarkable here and here.

Your Next Step

Please telephone me on +61 418 807 898 for an off-the record chat
to explore your who before do program.

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 since. He's also run sessions and worked 1:1 with my staff. I'll be participating in these master-classes as will members of my staff.

We've continue to work with Ian making small shifts in how we conduct our business that make a significant difference to how we work, and to our results.

Getting to know me

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 have been a mentor to more than 1000 business leaders, women and men, in over 40 countries.

My clients see me as a go to person for how humans can lead and thrive in the new world of work that is dominated by digital, data and disruption.

I hold the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, which puts me in the top 7% of all professional speakers worldwide.

I'm a Past National President of the Professional Speakers Association of Australia.

Since 1991 I have given more than 2500 presentations.

My philosophy is that while what I say is important, it's nowhere near as important as what you hear yourself say to yourself, who you become and what you do next.

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