Derek Amer


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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:

  • Coaching CEO of multinational pharmaceutical organisation on significant internal presentation on company restructuring
  • Coaching senior partners of prominent city law firm into successful bid team for a multimillion dollar finance industry contract
  • Coaching keynote speakers at a global risk and insurance conference
  • Extended leadership coaching program for interstate freeway construction project team
  • Boardroom influencing and meeting skills program for US management consultancy in London, Pairs, Munich, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Beirut and Chicago
  • Presenting and facilitating at leadership forums in London, Paris and Rome for global accountancy firm
  • Facilitation program in Bristol, UK for global mining company

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.