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The following is a list of my forthcoming and recent key activities across my portfolio:

29 August 2017: received Silver Award for Excellence in Chairing at The Executive Connection (TEC)

29-30 August 2017 attended annual Chair conference of The Executive Connection (TEC) in Sydney

25 August 2017 facilitated and presented at Honda Australia leadership team offsite retreat

23 August 2017 
 
facilitated monthly strategic and operational planning session for Real Estate agency client

21 August 2017 facilitated business planning and KPI accountability meeting for directors of integrated accounting and wealth firm 

16 August 2017 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 13 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection focusing on the Future of Work

14 August 2017 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

2 August 2017 
facilitated monthly strategic and operational planning session for Real Estate agency client 

August 2017 c

ontinued Executive Coaching, OnBoarding and Career Transition support to various clients


August 2017 continued to build relationships, coaching collateral and undertake Executive Coaching at ALCHEMY Career Management 

August 2017 continued monthly coaching of various CEO members of The Executive Connection to increase their role effectiveness and enhance their lives

31 July 2017 facilitated a session for a Professional Risk Management Consultancy on the use of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument and Whole Brain Thinking  for enhanced leadership and client service

19 July 2017 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 13 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection focusing on business cash flow management and staff incentivisation

14 July 2017 chaired and facilitated Board of Management meeting for integrated accounting and wealth firm targeting High Net Worth individuals and SMEs

1 July 2017 article published in CPA Australia monthly magazine "In the Black" on "Selling Your Business? Good planning matters."

26 June 2017 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

21 June 2017 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 13 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection focusing on personal and business strategic planning

7 June 2017 facilitated a full day session on the use of the Herrmann Brain Dominance InstrumentWhole Brain Thinking  and Strategic Focus to a team in a NSW Government department



29-30 May 2017 attended 2 day conference with 10 fellow group chairs of The Executive Connection focusing on best practice SME CEO leadership

17 May 2017 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 14 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker Rob Pyne of Realizer on "The Psychology of Productivity"

16 May 2017 facilitated strategic planning session for Real Estate agency client using Whole Brain Thinking

27 April 2017 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

26 April 2017 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 15 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection focusing on leadership and going from Good to Great

19 April 2017 facilitated a half day session on the use of the Herrmann Brain Dominance InstrumentWhole Brain Thinking  and Customer Focus to a team in Telstra

4 April 2017 published LinkedIn post on "Books that could boost your career - and life"

3 April 2017 release of audio recording and interview on "The bottom line benefits of your staff's wellbeing" for Chartered Accountants ANZ "Business in Focus" series

29 March 2017 presented "Social media for lawyers" to the in house legal department of a major Australian bank

28 March 2017 facilitated a half day session on the use of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument and Whole Brain Thinking to a Sydney based real estate agency

23 March 2017 attended The Executive Connection All TEC Day in Sydney with 300+ SME CEOs and business owners

20 March 2017 facilitated half day strategic marketing planning meeting for retail fitout construction and refurbishment company in Sydney

March 2017 attended Start with Why Leadership Forum with Simon Sinek and Peter Docker in Sydney

3 March 2017 chaired and facilitated Board of Management meeting for integrated accounting and wealth firm targeting High Net Worth individuals and SMEs

1 March 2017 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection focusing on members' business and personal issues

27 February 2017 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

4-7 February 2017 attended global chair conference with fellow chairs of Vistage and The Executive Connection (TEC) in Orlando, Florida

1 February 2017 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection setting personal goals for the year using the concepts of "Designing Your Life"

12 January 2017 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

7 December 2016 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection addressing personal and business annual reflections and achievements

23 November 2016  facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker Alicia Beverley of Komo IP on the topic "Intellectual Property: The Hidden Wealth in Your Business"

27 October 2016 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

26 October 2016  facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with particularly focus on diversity, inclusion and gender bias

24-25 October 2016 attended the Future of Work conference at the Australian Technology Park

18 October 2016 presented to 30 members of HRM@Work Group in Sydney on "The Future of Work and Mature Age Workers"

14 October 2016 chaired Board of Management meeting for integrated accounting and wealth firm targeting High Net Worth individuals and SMEs

6 October 2016  facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 12 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker Craig Cherry of "The Loyalty Zone" on "Customer Loyalty"

17 September 2016  facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection  to discuss member's business and personal issues

13 September 2016 presented on "Quality Business Branding in the Digital Age" at the Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting Conference of Chartered Accountants ANZ in Melbourne

31 August 2016 recorded 3 interviews for Business Essentials Media Production on "Wellness@Work"(TM)", "Non-Financial Considerations in introducing a new shareholder or partner" and "Psychometric Assessments to use when Recruiting"

29 August 2016
received Gold Award for excellence in Chairing of SME CEOs and owners through The Executive Connection (TEC)

29-30 August 2016 attended annual National ANZ Chair conference in Sydney of The Executive Connection (TEC)

26 August 2016 attended quarterly NSW Chair meeting of The Executive Connection (TEC) to share best practices in CEO peer mentoring

24 August 2016
 
chaired panel session for the Australian Computer Society's 50th Anniversary Symposium and Dinner on "How we connect people to technological change"

24 August 2016  facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker Craig Cherry of "The Loyalty Zone" on "Customer Loyalty"

23 August 2016 published in article on "Digital Leadership for Business Success" in MYOB The Pulse

22 August 2016 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

18 August 2016 facilitated offsite staff retreat for accounting and financial planning including administering and debriefing on the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument

29 July 2016  facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with a focus on members' business and personal issues

23 July 2016 appeared on Channel 7 Weekend Sunrise commenting on how mature age workers can better position themselves for jobs of the future

21 July 2016 published an article on "3 tips to protect your career as a CFO" in Strategic CFO Magazine

28 June 2016 attended Google's Chrome for Work event in Sydney

22-24 June 2016 facilitated sessions over 3 days for the Finance team of Australian Eastern Territory of The Salvation Army

23 June 2016 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

22 June 2016  facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 17 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with a focus on personal and business strategic planning

20 June 2016 published blog post through BuildOn Bookkeeping on "9 reasons to revisit time management and wellness" 

1 June 2016 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker, Chris Butterworth on "Lean Thinking for Profitable Growth"

27 May 2016 attended and chaired quarterly meeting on the topic of "Disruption" with fellow Group Chairs in NSW of The Executive Connection  

25-26 May 2016 attended the World Business Forum in Sydney

23-24 May 2016 attended annual Chartered Accountants ANZ Business Forum in Sydney

5 May 2016 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

29 April 2016 chaired Board of Management meeting for integrated accounting and wealth firm targeting High Net Worth individuals and SMEs

27 April 2016  facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 17 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection

26 April 2016 presented to 30 members of HRM@Work Group in Melbourne on "The Future of Work and Developing Future Leaders"

20 April 2016 presented to 64 members of the Hunter Young Professionals in Newcastle on "Being a Successful Professional"

23 March 2016  facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 17 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker Jason Eisner on "Branding Strategy"

23 March 2016 attended Sunsuper Game Changers breakfast with Dr JP Pauliw-Fry on "Leadership under Pressure"

11 March 2016 conducted LinkedIn training session to enable enhanced client connection, research and business development

1 March 2016 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

29 February 2016 facilitated strategic planning session with leadership team of retail fitout and construction company

26 February 2016 attended quarterly meeting with fellow Group Chairs in NSW of The Executive Connection including facilitating a presentation and discussion on the enhancement of mental health in SMEs

24 February 2016 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 18 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker, Lynn Leahy, on "Handling Conflict Effectively"

22 February 2016 interview with Jane Jackson, Career Coach, and best selling author of "Navigating Career Crossroads", released covering my career journey and how I developed a portfolio career

9 February 2016 presented and facilitated on understanding natural and adjusted behavioral work styles using Extended DISC so as to enhance communication, collaboration and client retention

3 February 2016 media interview published on NRMA Living Well website on "Do you need a career coach?" for pre-retirees

28 January 2016 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 18 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection focused on personal and business goal setting

28 January 2016 attended professional development breakfast seminar with Dr Robert Hogan, founder of Hogan Assessments, on developments on personality research

20 January 2016 presented and facilitated on understanding natural and adjusted behavioral work styles using Extended DISC so as to enhance communication, collaboration and client retention


24 December 2015 - 3 January 2016
wellness and holiday break :-)
5 January 2016
co presented with David Thomas of Think Global and Stacey Martin of NAB on how to build brand and connections in Hong Kong and China at the Expatriate Advisers Forum in Sydney

January 2016 continued design and development of an innovative future focused executive coaching practice with ALCHEMY Career Management


4 December 2015
commenced role as Executive Coaching partner with ALCHEMY Career Management in Sydney

27 November 2015 attended quarterly meeting with fellow Group Chairs in NSW of The Executive Connection

26 November 2015 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

25 November 2015 facilitated full day peer mentoring meeting of 18 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with a focus on "Future Trends + Whole Brain Thinking" and member business issues

24 November
attended Lenovo ANZ #summermyway launch party in Sydney

5 November 2015 presented on "Disruption - Opportunity, Threat or Both" to SME CEO Group 51 of The Executive Connection (TEC) in Perth

30 October 2015 chaired Board of Management meeting for integrated accounting and wealth firm targeting High Net Worth individuals and SMEs

29 October 2015 interview as a Lenovo Brand Ambassador released on "Technology Disruption in Business"  

Technology Disruption in Business


29 October 2015 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

28 October 2015 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 17 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with a focus on "Technology Risks and Opportunities" and member business issues

22 October 2015 presenting to Newcastle Young Chartered Accountants group on "Actively Managing and Growing Your Career"

21 October 2015 attended professional development and networking event in Sydney for accredited practitioners of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument

16 September 2015 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 15 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with a focus on "The Future of the Workplace" and member business issues

11 September recorded at Digivizer various video interview segments on #neverstandstill for Lenovo ANZ in my role as a Lenovo Brand Ambassador

28 August 2015 attended quarterly meeting with fellow Group Chairs in NSW of The Executive Connection

27 August 2015 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

26 August 2015 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 15 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with a focus on member business issues

11 August - published a blog post on "Sharing Your Personality in the Sharing Economy"

9 August 2015 - published a blog post on "Personal, Business, Career - #NeverStandStill"

30 July 2015 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

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29 July 2015
received Gold award for excellence in Chairing at annual awards dinner for Group Chairs of The Executive Connection (TEC) 

28-29 July 2015 attended the National Member Conference, "Unlocking 2020",  of The Executive Connection (TEC) in Sydney with 700+ SME CEOs and business leaders from Australia and New Zealand

24 July 2015 published blog post on "How I improved my Thinking Agility with YOGA" in conjunction with being appointed as a Lenovo Brand Ambassador

20 July 2015
appointed Lenovo Brand Ambassador for Australia and New Zealand 



6 July 2015 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

24 June 2015 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 17 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with a focus on 2015-16 Strategic Planning

17 June 2015
facilitated a CIO Roundtable for the Australian Computer Society on "What does the position description of the CIO look like in 2020?"

4 June 2015 contributed to Future Of Ageing Lab as part of AMP's Amplify  Festival in Sydney 

3 June 2015 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 17 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker Peter Berry on "5 Steps to Business Excellence"

1 June 2015 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

May 2015 explored the world on holidays in Spain and Portugal :-)

30 April 2015 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

29 April 2015 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker on Rory Deavin on "Thriving Strategy" and  focus on member issues

27 April 2015 facilitated management meeting for integrated accounting and wealth firm targeting High Net Worth individuals and SMEs with focus on The Drivers of Professional Practice.

17 April 2015 presented at Audit Conference of Chartered Accountants ANZ in Brisbane on "Quality Business Branding in a Digital Age"

1 April 2015
audio interview released by Business in Focus/Business Essentials in conjunction with Chartered Accountants ANZ on "Enhancing Mental Health in the Workplace"

25 March 2015 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with focus on member issues

24 March 2015 presented at Audit Conference of Chartered Accountants ANZ in Melbourne on "Quality Business Branding in a Digital Age"

18 March 2015 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

16 March 2015
 presented to member group of Australian Computer Society at Woolworths in Sydney on "2020  Vision: Ensuring Relevance and Value of IT teams and careers" 

13 March 2015
presented at Audit Conference of Chartered Accountants ANZ in Sydney on "Quality Business Branding in a Digital Age"

5 March 2015 attended Growth Summit in Sydney run by Verne Harnish of The Growth Faculty including world class speakers Jim Collins and Liz Wiseman

27 February 2015 chaired Board of Management meeting for integrated accounting and wealth firm targeting High Net Worth individuals and SMEs.

26 February 2015 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

25 February 2015  facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker Phil Hesketh on "Persuasive Sales Techniques"

5 February 2015 facilitated team strategy day with Corporate Communications team of major Sydney based public utility including administering and debriefing the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument to better understand thinking preferences leading to better communication, decisions and problem solving

4 February 2015 
facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with speaker from The Black Dog Institute and annual goal setting discussion

29 January 2015 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

19-23 January 2015 attended  Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong followed by Invest in Australia Mission meeting at King and Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong, and 2 day business review in Guangzhou, China - my reasons and observations here

13 January 2015 facilitated leadership strategy day for ANZ cloud computing solutions company - Amazon Web Services, Google Apps, Netsuite, Salesforce

20 December 2015-11 January 2015  annual personal leave with significant reading of a range of business and other books as shown here

2 December 2014 
facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with particular focus on reflection on around yearly achievements as well as lost opportunities

28 November 2014 attended quarterly meeting of fellow Group Chairs of The Executive Connection (TEC) in Sydney

27 November 2014 interviewed on Eaglewaves Small Business radio in Sydney on "Work Smarter - Not Harder"

27 November 2014 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

20 November 2014 facilitated director meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

19 November 2014 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker Glenn Capelli

13 November 2014 presented on Career Management Strategies - 3 separate sessions directed at over 25s and over 45 members of Australian Computer Society

10 November 2014 panellist on AMP's Amplify Festival event in Sydney on "Managing the Multigenerational Workforce"

4 November 2014 facilitated session on current and future employability skills for professional team of accounting and financial planning firm

3 November 2014 facilitated session with group of academics at Macquarie University on "Career Management in a VUCA World"


22 October 2014 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

22 October 2014 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 16 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with particular focus on practical technology tips and strategies for daily productivity

21 October 2014 presented on "Twitter Basics" for International Coaching Federation NSW Branch "Sizzling with Social Media series"

16 October 2014 facilitated director meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

15 October 2014 facilitated leadership strategy day for ANZ cloud computing solutions company - Amazon Web Services, Google Apps, Netsuite, Salesforce

1 October 2014 publication of audio interview undertaken with Business Essentials on "You know about Induction - What's Onboarding?"

1 October 2014 presented on "Career Management - Now and into the Future" to a group of departmental academic staff at Macquarie University in Sydney

29 September 2014 interview published on "Succession planning strategies for accounting firms" in Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting Insight Series


25 September 2014 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

24 September 2014 conducted social media master class for partners of major Sydney based law firm

18 September 2014 facilitated director meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

17 September 2014 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 14 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with particular focus on developing capacity, calibre and resilience in employees

10 September 2014 conducted social media master class for partners of major Sydney based law firm

3 September 2014 publication of audio interview undertaken with Business in Focus for Chartered Accountants Australia on "Effective Induction and Onboarding of new employees"

1 September 2014 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

27 August 2014 presented on "Gaining more clients for your coaching practice using social media" to Coaching Interest Group of Australian Pschological Society

27 August 2014 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 15 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speakers Adam Long and Jeff Cooper of Step Change Marketing on "The Future is Predatory Marketing"

22 August 2014 attended quarterly meeting of fellow Group Chairs of The Executive Connection (TEC) in Sydney

22 August 2014 attended "Networking for Success" with Julia Palmer of Business Networking Academy

21 August 2014 facilitated director meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

1 August 2014 interview with Business Essentials published on "Boosting career prospects in later life" 

30 July 2014 conducted social media master class for partners of major Sydney based law firm

28 July 2014 f
acilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

25 July 2014 awarded Bronze for Chair Excellence at the annual awards for Chairs of The Executive Connection (TEC)

24-26 July 2014 attended annual ANZ Group Chair conference of The Executive Connection in Sydney with 70 fellow group chairs

23 July 2014 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 14 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection

22 July 2014 attended Google Atmosphere event in Sydney to learn more about collaborative working, clound computing and how leading organisations are transforming their ways of doing business

19 July 2014 quoted in Sydney Morning Herald in article "Redundancy: When Losing your Job means Losing your Identity" 

17 July 2014 quoted in new website www.oversixty.com.au on "Why Employers Should Hire Over 60s"

17 July 2014 facilitated director meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

14 July 2014 presented on "Social Media: Why important for you and your Law Practice"  to partners of major Sydney law firm

11 July 2014 
facilitated full office staff offsite retreat for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs including application of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument and David Maister's "The Trusted Advisor"

26 June 2014 
facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

25 June 2014 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 14 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with guest speaker Trudy MacDonald on "Driving a High Performance Workplace"

18 June 2014 presented in Adelaide at Annual Business Forum of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia on "Over 45? Is your career in transition? Could it be in the future?" 

13 June 2014 presented  in Brisbane at Annual Business Forum of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia on "Over 45? Is your career in transition? Could it be in the future?" 

11 June 2014 presented at integrated accounting and wealth management firm Navwealth Group client event on "Retirement - It's Not Just About the Money" 

11 June 2014 recorded audio recordings for Business Essentials on "Mature Age Employees" - an Employer and Employee perspective"

5 June 2014 presented on "LinkedIn for Successful Women in Business" to Clark & Jacobs Flourish Women's Networking Group

29 May 2014 
facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

28 May 2014 attended dinner hosted by National Australia Bank as part of World Business Forum Sydney with Randi Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and Dot Complicated, speaking on connecting through business with new and emerging channels

28-29 May 2014 attended World Business Forum in Sydney

27 May 2014 presented in Sydney at Annual Business Forum of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia on "Practical Technology and Social Media Tools for a Portfolio Consulting Career"

23 May 2014 attended quarterly meeting of fellow Group Chairs of The Executive Connection (TEC) in Sydney

22 May 2014 facilitated director meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

21 May 2014 facilitated whole day peer mentoring meeting of 14 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection with focus on Strengths Based Recruiting, Employmemt Law, using the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument and Strategic Planning

15 May 2014 presented in Melbourne at Annual Business Forum of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia on "Practical Technology and Social Media Tools for a Portfolio Consulting Career"

12 April 2014-11 May 2014 undertook personal overseas holiday in Greece - "walking the talk" of work/life integration and learning from travel experiences

11 April 2014 presented in Perth at Annual Business Forum of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia on "Over 45? Is your career in transition? Could it be in the future?" 

28 March 2014 facilitated review of finance strategic plan n Sydney for external advisory body for major Australian charity

27 March 2014 
facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs

26 March 2014 facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 14 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 with guest speaker Nick Setchell on "Real Time CEO - Maximising your Business Value"

26 March 2014 interviewed and quoted in IT Pro section of the The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on "Running the World from Down Under"

20 March 2014 facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets High Net Worth individuals and growth oriented SMEs.

20 March 2014 facilitated director meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies


11 March 2014 presented on "Social Enterprise Technology = Engaging Business" to Saba Software User Group in Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand using Saba Meeting

7 March 2014 attended quarterly meeting of fellow Group Chairs of The Executive Connection (TEC) in Sydney

March 2014 continued monthly coaching of various CEO members of The Executive Connection to increase their role effectiveness and enhance their lives

March 2014 c

ontinued Executive Coaching, OnBoarding and Career Transition support to various clients 


27 February 2014 facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs.

26 February 2014  facilitated half day peer mentoring meeting of 14 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 to discuss current issues in their businesses  

20 February 2014 facilitated director meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

12 February 2014 presented on "Social Media Means Business" to 10 senior partners and directors of major Sydney law firm

6 February 2014 published audio interview for Business Essentials - Business in Focus series on "Life after Business" 

5 February 2014  facilitated half day meeting of 14 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 to discuss current issues in their businesses plus set and share annual personal and business goals 

31 January 2014 
presented on "Social Media Means Business" to 25 SME business owners in BNI Presidential Chapter in North Sydney

30 January 2014 facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs.

22 January 2014 facilitated team workshop for major Australian listed company in Melbourne  including administering and applying Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument for team members of a division

16 January 2014 facilitated director meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

January 2014 continued monthly coaching of various CEO members of The Executive Connection to increase their role effectiveness and enhance their lives

January 2014 c

ontinued Executive Coaching, OnBoarding and Career Transition support to various clients 


19 December 2013 facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs.

19 December 2013 facilitated director board meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

10 December 2013 attended Kinship Enterprise's Social Media Appreciative Inquiry  lunch in Sydney 

5-6 December 2013 attended and presented at the Association of Corporate Travel Executives Australasia conference on "Evolving Roles of Travel Professionals"

3 December 2013 facilitated joint meeting of 4 SME CEO groups of The Executive Connection with guest speaker Scott Bornstein on "Memory Power: Improving Sales and Profitability"

December 2013 continued monthly coaching of various CEO members of The Executive Connection to increase their role effectiveness and enhance their lives

December 2013 c

ontinued Executive Coaching, OnBoarding and Career Transition support to various clients 


29 November 2013 attended quarterly meeting of fellow Group Chairs of The Executive Connection (TEC) in Sydney

28 November 2013 facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs.

22 November 2013 interviewed by Neil Mitchell of Melbourne 3AW on retirement

21 November 2013 facilitated director board meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

20 November 2013 facilitated half day meeting of 10 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 to discuss and facilitate peer mentoring of current business and personal issues

15 November 2013 presented on "Social Media Means Business"  to directors and staff of integrated accounting and financial planning firm in Sydney

14-15 November 2013 attended Mind and its Potential conference in Sydney - the brain, neuroplasticity, creativity, gender differences, happiness

7-8 November 2013 facilitated annual strategic planning day in Sydney for 25 person finance leadership team for major Australian charity

4 November 2013 published audio interview for Business Essentials - Business in Focus series on "Don't Drift into Retirement"

1 November 2013 interviewed for and quoted in the IT Pro section of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald on "Branding now a marketing strategy for people too"

31 October 2013 facilitated annual strategic planning day in Canberra for 25 person leadership team for Australian professional membership association

24 October 2013 facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs.

23 October 2013 presented on "Retirement - is this what you really want?" to a group of mature age clients of a wealth management firm contemplating the next phase

23 October 2013 facilitated meeting of The Executive Connection with guest speaker Dr Mark Harrigan on "Improving Innovation and Productivity with New Thinking"

23 October 2013 presented to the leadership team of the AsiaPac division of a global engineering professional services firm on "Creating a One Company Culture - Breaking down the Silos"

17 October 2013 facilitated director board meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

10 October 2013 facilitated breakfast briefing function for prospective members of The Executive Connection (TEC) in Wollongong

27 September 2013 facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets high net worth individuals and growth oriented SMEs.

25 September 2013 attended Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument Team profile training for accredited practitioners

20 September 2013 facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs.

19 September 2013 facilitated director board meeting for digital media and music company in Sydney which targets global production music companies

11 September 2013 presented "Career Transitions" to 75 mature age members of The Institute of Chartered Accountants

11 September 2013  facilitated offsite day for leadership team of Australian subsidiary of multinational company undertaking strategic planning exercise

6 September 2013 attended with members of my SME Business Owner/CEO group of The Executive Connection All TEC Day with international guest speaker Jack Daly in "Robust Sales Growth Strategies"

September 2013 continued monthly coaching of various CEO members of The Executive Connection to increase their role effectiveness and enhance their lives

September 2013 c

ontinued Executive Coaching, OnBoarding and Career Transition support to various clients 


30 August 2013 attended quarterly meeting of fellow Group Chairs of The Executive Connection (TEC) in Sydney

29 August 2013 facilitated half day meeting of 15 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 to discuss and facilitate peer mentoring of current business and personal issues

23 August 2013 facilitated breakfast briefing function for prospective members of The Executive Connection (TEC)

21 August 2013 co-facilitated full day meeting with fellow CEO SME Group Chairs of  The Executive Connection on marketing and social media opportunities for business effectiveness

19 August 2013 facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets growth oriented SMEs.

16 August 2013 presented for the Australian Computer Society on "The Right Assessments for your Recruitment Process"

15 August 2013 presentation to Consult Australia Futurenet group in Canberra on "Succeed at Success - Actively Managing your Professional Career"


26 July 2013 facilitated director board meeting for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets High Net Worth individuals and growth oriented SMEs.

24 July 2013 facilitated half day meeting of 15 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 to discuss and facilitate peer mentoring of current business and personal issues

18 July 2013 presented on "The Financial Aspects of Professional Services Firms" to Consult Australia's Futurenet Business Leaders course

11-13 July 2013 attended annual ANZ Group Chair conference in Sydney of The Executive Connection (TEC)

11 July 2013 facilitated annual strategic retreat for integrated accounting and financial planning practice including administering and applying Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument for all directors and team members

28 June 2013 presented "How to Network and Leverage Relationships" to 35 HR practitioners of member firms in the Careers Marketing Advisory Panel of The Institute of Chartered Accountants

27 June 2013 published blog post on "A new learning model for a social media age?"

26 June 2013 facilitated half day meeting of 14 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 with guest speaker Mark Parker of www.smartsocialmedia.com.au on "Social Media Strategies, Opportunities and Risks"
 
25 June 2013 co-facilitated full day meeting with Business Development team of  The Executive Connection on marketing and social media

19 June 2013 presented "The Art of Networking" to 120 Young Members of The Institute of Chartered Accountants

5 June 2013 presented keynote speech on "The 3Rs - Redundancy, Reinvention and Retirement" to clients of National Australia Bank

5 June 2013 presented keynote speech on "Personal Branding and Social Media" for the Business Networking Academy

4 June 2013 facilitated strategic planning meeting for digital music and website development company

June 2013 continued monthly coaching of various CEO members of The Executive Connection to increase their role effectiveness and enhance their lives

June 2013 c

ontinued Executive Coaching, OnBoarding and Career Transition support to various clients 


31 May 2013 attended quarterly meeting of fellow Group Chairs of The Executive Connection (TEC) in Sydney

29 May 2013 facilitated half day meeting of 14 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 to discuss and facilitate peer mentoring of annual strategic plans

27 May 2013 facilitated half day operational review exercise with management team of national equipment hire company

25 April 2013 to 25 May 2013 "walked the talk" of work/life balance by taking one month of personal holidays in the United Kingdom and Ireland

20 April 2013 participated in and contributed to design of Mo Fox's "Solving Wicked Problems & Dealing with Ambiguity - Leading through Uncertain Times" 

18 April 2013  facilitated employee feedback session for Research and Development site of Australian subsidiary of multinational company including developing report back to leadership team on action plans

15 April 2013 presented to Consult Australia's Marketing Symposium in Sydney on "Using Social Media as a springboard for change in your organisation"

11 April 2013 presented in Sydney to 16 young professionals undertaking Consult Australia Futurenet Business Leaders Course on "Enhancing your Self Awareness using Lominger Competencies and Hogan Assessments"

4 April 2013 presented in Sydney to 16 young professionals undertaking Consult Australia Futurenet Business Leaders Course on "Career Management and Networking"

April 2013 continued monthly coaching of various CEO members of The Executive Connection to increase their role effectiveness and enhance their lives

April 2013 c

ontinued Executive Coaching, OnBoarding and Career Transition support to various clients 


27 March 2013  facilitated half day meeting of 14 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 to discuss and facilitate peer mentoring of current issues in their businesses 

25 March 2013  facilitated session for employee liaison group of Australian subsidiary of multinational company including developing charter and operating procedures

21 March 2013 presented in Newcastle to 35 young professionals of Consult Australia on "Actively Managing your Professional Career"

27 February 2013  facilitated half day meeting of 15 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 to discuss and facilitate peer mentoring of current issues in their businesses 

22 February 2013 facilitated strategic planning day for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets High Net Worth individuals and growth oriented SMEs.

6 February 2013  facilitated half day meeting of 15 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 to discuss current issues in their businesses plus set and share annual personal and business goals 

22-26 January 2013 attending global Vistage & The Executive Connection Chair and member Think Big conference in Dallas, Texas

15 January 2013 facilitated half day meeting for technical operations division of multinational animal health company around company strategic objectives

10 December 2012 facilitated a leadership assimilation exercise as part of the onboarding coaching of a new CEO of the ANZ subsidiary of a multinational company

6 December 2012 presented to the Australasian Regional Conference of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives on "Actively Managing and Marketing your Career"

4 December 2012 facilitated half day meeting of 15 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 with guest speaker Mike Richardson of www.mydrivingseat.com on "Translating Strategy into Execution"

30 November 2012 presented to The Business Exchange Seminar of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia on "Post GFC - practical employment opportunities and risks from social media" 

28-29 November 2012  facilitated offsite retreat for leadership team of Australian subsidiary of multinational company including leveraging Lominger's Learning Agility and undertaking strategic planning exercise

23 November 2012 facilitated strategic planning day for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets High Net Worth individuals and growth oriented SMEs.

21 November 2012 facilitated half day meeting of 15 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 to discuss current issues in their businesses plus educate and debrief them on the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument

19-20 November 2012 facilitated 2 day offsite for leadership and sales team of national equipment hire company on strategic and operational excellence

16 November 2012 article published by GQ Australia on "Taking Control of Your Online Image"

16 November 2012 facilitated and hosted  luncheon briefing session for SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
  in conjunction with theWestern Sydney Business Connection with guest speaker Greg Donlan of thesalescoach.com.au on"Sales Excellence"

2 November 2012 facilitated and hosted breakfast briefing session for SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
  with guest speaker Colin Chodos of Corporate Connection Strategies on the "Service Profit Chain"

1 November 2012 attended Lominger Learning Agility course  through LDN International in Melbourne

30-31 October 2012 completed Lominger Leadership Architect competency assessment certification through LDN International in Melbourne

27 October 2012 quoted in Sydney Morning Herald in article on euphemisms by Samantha Selinger-Morris  "That's putting it mildly"

23 October 2012 attended Small Business Votes awards in Sydney facilitated by Angela Vithoulkas and  Eaglewaves Small Business Radio 

17 October 2012 attended All TEC Day with 400  SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 in Sydney with guest speakers Holly Green on"Innovation"  and Jonathan Pain on"Global Economic Update"

2 October 2012 published blog post on "Why CEOs should be on Twitter"

27 September 2012 Youtube video published on "Why become a TEC Chair"for The Executive Connection (TEC)

27 September 2012 presented to 80 young professionals of Consult Australia on "Actively Managing your Professional Career"

26 September 2012 facilitated half day meeting of 12 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 to discuss current issues in their businesses

21 September 2012 facilitated and hosted breakfast briefing session for SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
  with guest speaker Colin Chodos of Corporate Connection Strategies on the "Service Profit Chain"

17 September 2012 quoted by Fiona Smith in Business Review Weekly (BRW) blog on "Ways to increase your appetite for risk and innovation"

14 September 2012 facilitated strategic planning meeting for owners/directors of Australian based digital media and software/website development company

10 September 2012 quoted by Fiona Smith in Business Review Weekly (BRW) blog on "Want to be a Human Boss - get a Dog"

6-7 September 2012 facilitated offsite retreat for leadership team of Australian subsidiary of multinational company including embedding Hogan Assessments and undertaking strategic planning exercise

31 August 2012 awarded Rookie Chair for 2012 of The Executive Connection
 

30 August 2012 attended 2 day annual conference of 70 fellow ANZ Group Chairs  of The Executive Connection
 

22 August 2012 facilitated half day meeting of 13 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 with guest speaker Tim Lebbon on "Managing your Business Exit"

16 August 2012 attended Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) Careers Networking event connecting students with alumni, employers and employment resources

10 August 2012 presented to team of IT Consulting company on "Being an Intrepreneurial Consultant - and building your career"

3 August 2012 facilitated and hosted lunch briefing session for SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
  with guest speaker Mark Parker of Smart Selling on "Social Media"

31 July 2012 co-hosted a webinar with Mark Parker of Smart Selling on "I'm a CEO - should I be on Twitter"
 as part of The Executive Connection
 

25 July 2012 facilitated  half day meeting of 12 SME CEOs as part of The Executive Connection
 

19-20 July 2012 facilitated offsite retreat for leadership team of Australian subsidiary of multinational company including conducting Hogan Assessments for team awareness and development

13 July 2012 facilitated strategic planning day for accounting and financial planning practice in Sydney which targets High Net Worth individuals growth oriented SMEs.

5 July 2012 interviewed by Tracey Sharah on Eaglewaves Small Business Radio and published blog post on"Retirement - is this what you really want?