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Derek Percival Travels from Sunshine Coast, QLD

Derek Percival


  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Consultant / Coaching
  • Motivational
  • Team Building
  • Training
  • Work Environments
  • Work Life Balance

Derek lives by his mantra of; It’s never not now.  (The past was never anything other than now, and the future will never be anything other than now)

Derek has overwhelming curiosity and desire to help individuals, teams and organizations to find new insights to challenge and potentially break the moulds of deeply ingrained patterns of thinking. For this to transpire, there must be an authentic exploration which, in most instances, is uncomfortable and requires some real vulnerability.

Derek’s aim is simple; it’s to encourage us all to pause more and to look at situations through different lenses. It’s not about continually adding things to our already complicated and busy days; a powerful solution or insight can occur by merely letting something go. These new insights have the power to create the change we want in our lives.

He has conducted well over 1500 development sessions on Leadership, Resilience, Change, Coaching and High Performing Teams throughout Australasia, South-East Asia and South America.

Derek grew up in the country, served in the armed forces, played in the AFL, grew a beard and slept on the streets with the homeless, and for fun, swam 10km’s in Melbourne’s bay in winter and ran the Great Wall of China Marathon.

He is a certified behavioural analyst and emotional intelligence practitioner.

Some of these clients include Australian Institute of Management, AFL, Amcor, ANZ, BP, BHP, Citibank, Commbank, CSR, Conti Tech, John Holland, KPMG, MasterCard, Nestle, NAB, Optus, PwC, Telstra, Shell, Visa, amongst others… 

Keynote Titles

  • Mindfulness
  • Self Matters (Create the change you want!)
  • It's NEVER not now!


The Derek Percival experience is a mind awakening mix of thought provocation as well as self personality confirmation, his delivery style is relaxed but energising and the entire day is fun with a capital F, if you can experience this without the urge to change your current lifestyle in some way then you are beyond help. I came away from the session with the impression of Derek being 100% comfortable with his inner self and with strong drive to get myself in the same life position.

Schenker Australia Pty Ltd

I found Derek's keynote to be inspiring, at times confronting, and very thought-provoking. The key take-away was the need to work out what was really important in my life and focus most of my energies on it, rather than get buried in the day-to-day clutter which really doesn't add value. I think he had a few people out of their comfort zones as some home truths hit them between the eyes. His use of humour and animated style of delivery also went down very well.

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group

Derek is prepared to put himself where others want to be but are too scared to go... The standard 'stand and deliver' presentation style has been put to bed by Derek as he seeks with both visual and verbal alacrity, to at the most, convince people to change their ways and at the least to give them a jolt. He does this with a mix of personal insight and experience, humour and going to where the listeners are. I have already asked Derek to come back again and again.

National Australia Bank


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