Derek has been a facilitator, presenter, executive coach, program designer and professional actor for more than 20 years.
He has worked with major clients in 19 countries around the world including the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the UK and the USA. He specializes in helping leaders develop and refine their communication and influencing skills and is in particular demand in the Consulting, Legal and Finance sectors.
He brings a distinctive blend of acting and corporate experience into both his coaching and his facilitating roles. Whether recreating a challenging workplace interaction for a coaching client or working with them to improve their personal presence, confidence and delivery skills, Derek introduces a heightened and consistent sense of realism and credibility into the full range of client communication experiences. In the process, clients are extended, engaged, inspired and motivated. They gain the confidence to build on their existing abilities and develop new and powerful skills.
He has worked on multiple and diverse projects, including:
Derek has a BA, majoring in Communication, from Deakin University and is a member by invitation of the Golden Key International Honour Society, an internationally recognised organisation dedicated to academic excellence. He is a credentialed Executive Coach through an ICF Approved Coaching program with Coaching Australia. He is accredited in MBTI®, MBTI Step II®, FIRO-B®, FIRO Business™, MLQ Plus™ and DiSC personality Profile System. He also has Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.
As an actor, Derek has appeared in several productions for the Sydney Theatre Company and performed Shakespeare’s plays in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. He has appeared in many local and US television and film productions.