Rob is an experienced executive with a proven track record for strategic thinking, operational excellence, leadership and team development in Australasia, Asia and the US. As a leadership coach, mentor, facilitator and consultant, Rob brings over 40 years business experience to his clients.
Rob knows great coaching. Some highly experienced and world recognised coaches and mentors have coached him and his teams in making major changes and to deliver positive business and organisa- tional results during key transitional periods.
Rob has also led and participated in a number of important leadership and talent management initiatives in Asia which have involved cross functional and cross cultural teams within complex matrix organisations.
With this background, Rob has a good, “hands on” appreciation of the challenges as well as the benefits of implementing effective coaching and change management initiatives within complex, global organisations. Rob works with CEOs, managing directors, regional heads and other executives in transition to increase their leadership effectiveness and to support them though a range of transitions including on boarding executives as they progress from functional management to leadership and other stretch roles and assignments e.g. expats.
This focus on transition reflects Rob’s belief and personal experience that major leadership and organizational growth usually occurs during times of major change and transition and this growth can be significantly accelerated with the help of an experienced, business savvy coach and mentor.
People and organisations who have worked with Rob describe him as an experienced, effective and people oriented leader, coach and facilitator with a strong track record for strategic thinking, innovative marketing and sales approaches, and developing people, teams and organisations that can win in a highly competitive, complex and rapidly changing business environments.
Prior to his executive coaching and consulting career, Rob was regional vice president for Merck Sharp & Dohme in Asia and Vice President of Marketing for Japan and Australasia, and has held a number of other executive positions in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.
Rob is married and lives in Ultimo with his wife Michelle, having recently returned to Sydney after 17 years living an expat life in Asia and the US. Rob’s passions include international travel, Zen/ martial arts and eastern philosophy, health, music, sports, theatre and generally having a good time with close friends and family.
Qualifications & accreditations
- Certified Organizational Coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership (IECL)
- Certified Stakeholder Centred Coach with Marshall Goldsmith
- Other professional accreditation includes: Hogan Leadership Suite (360 degree tool)