During my career I have held several concurrent leadership and founding roles with the key theme being performance and people, building successful tools and delivering solid business results.
Working and engaging with people to achieve the best possible result is what I excel at, along with having some fun in achieving it.
My first role was a boyhood dream which came true when I became an auctioneer for Turners & Growers. By age 30 I was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for my role in several companies, including the start-up of The Car Dealer Magazine. 15 years on I have mentored, inspired and coached a number of staff, clients and professional athletes to enjoy great success.
During the past 28 years I’ve taken on Managing Directorships, General Manager and Group Operational roles, leading teams of up to 500+ FTE’s and delivering turnaround results, client retention and business performance.
With people, performance and results being key drivers for me, a notable achievement in my career was when I founded U Management, a management company looking after some of New Zealand’s most promising golfers who were turning professional. With an interest and passion for the game I set out to understand what the key attributes were that underpinned the success of the world’s best players. These same drivers I adapt and apply to lift performance, develop commercial capability and grow talent.
Extending out from the drivers for high potential and high-performance sports I identified the opportunity to translate these KPA’s into commercial outcomes and developed a framework for business improvement – The Flexability Model ™. I use Flexability as the foundation to build a culture of accountability and success. Applying this model for the past 15 years has translated into increased profitability and team engagement across a range of organisations where success has been about knowing and doing the doing.