TomBWsmallererI come from a wide inside-business background, bringing more than 25 years’ experience in management, leadership and organisational development roles in both private and public sectors to my executive coaching, career coaching, mentoring and consulting work.

“Coaching is unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”

Sir John Whitmore, in Coaching For Performance

Some of the approaches I use are described here. I am also a contributing writer for and BOSS magazine on leadership where I expand on my ideas for executive development and helping individuals and organisations to thrive in complex, challenging environments (recent example here).


MBA (Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW), postgraduate studies in psychology and the neuroscience of mental health (current, King’s College London), Graduate Diploma Management Sciences (University of Canberra) and Bachelor of Economics (University of Tasmania).

Registrations, memberships and training:

Credentialed Member (PCC) of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Certified in The Leadership Circle assessment, Professional Member Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), accredited Strengths Profile R2 (formerly Realise2) Individual and Team Practitioner (Centre of Applied Positive Psychology, UK), Certified Organisational Coach – Levels 1-3 Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL), Immunity to Change Facilitator Workshop training with Dr Lisa Lahey, accredited MTQ48 (mental toughness) assessment and Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS).

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