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…