Life & Work Engagement Strategist, Founder @ Life by Design
For the past 20 years I have helped over 50,000 students/individuals as well as 100's of teams and organisations become happier, more motivated, engaged, fulfilled and on purpose through simple, easy-to-use innovative tools, worksheets & systems.
- * Employee Engagement & Motivation
- * Employee-Driven Productivity
- * Self-Leadership
- * Work Life Balance
- * Talent Maximisation
- * Career Development
- * Lifestyle Planning & Life Design
Central to my philosophy is helping people take more responsibility, and therefore control, of their own life and work motivations and engagement, by providing them with the thinking, systems and tools to get clarity in what they want both in life and work.
Most people know what they DON'T want; fewer truly know what they DO want. As such, many people live a life by default, rather than a life by design and sometimes find themselves unmotivated and disengaged in life and work.
In an increasingly busy world we are all being asked to “do more with less". But there is a lot more that we can control in our life, work and finances than many of us are giving ourselves permission for. There are things we can't control sure, but the key is getting real clarity on what we can control. I will show individuals and organisation how, simply and easily.
“Ian combines a deep knowledge of human motivation and behavioural change with real world practical processes to make change simple" Richard Hirst, Head of Organisational Development, 3 Mobile
I have has a Bachelor of Business in Management and Marketing, and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and have studied internationally in career development (which all combines makes me a very confused individual!)
My work has been profiled on national TV programs such as Reality Bites (ABC), Today Tonight (Channel 7) and The Today Show (Channel 9) and as well as in international print media, The New York Times.
In 2012, I was inducted into the Australian Professional Speakers Hall of Fame when he won the Educator Award of Excellence.
“Ian prompted transformational change in our organisation. He is a game-changer!"
Steve Rowe, HR Director, Pfizer
LIFE BY DESIGN
I founded Life by Design in 1997, and have grown to be one of Australia's most innovative human potential specialists. Whilst my head office is in Sydney, through Life by Design, I have helped individuals and organisations across the world.
For me, life is my life's work. I believe that one of the world's most easily fixed social problems is that many people lack direction in their lives and live a 'life by default' rather than a 'Life by Design'. Clarity of purpose dramatically improves our happiness and the ripple effect will benefit our communities and the world. The world's collective achievement of individuals fulfilling their purpose will propel this planet and its people towards a more purposeful and meaningful future.
“Ian made a difference to not only our team culture but also many individuals' personal lives. Highly recommended" Mike Goodall, General Manager, ANZ
I have authored two books: 'People Glue: Engagement & Retention Solutions That Stick', '52 Strategies to Work Life Balance' and I am creator of 'meCentral', a world first Employee-Driven Productivity system (licensed in 5 countries) that simply and easily increases motivation and activates employee engagement responsibility at all organisational levels, from HR to People Leaders to employees.
My programs enable individuals and organisations to fully realise their potential by increasing engagement and motivation with quick win tools and sustainable systems.
I have worked globally (delivering in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East) and over two decades of local experience consulting to the majority of Australia's top 10 companies. These include organisations such as;
- * Coca Cola
- * Price Waterhouse Coopers
- * Deloitte
- * Ernst & Young
- * 3 Mobile (Vodafone)
- * McDonalds
- * Pepsi
- * M.L.C
- * ING
- * Pfizer
- * Roche
- * Johnson & Johnson
- * Abbott
- * Eli Lilly
- * National Australia Bank
- * Australia & New Zealand Bank
- * Perpetual Investments
- * Commonwealth Bank
- * Bankers Trust
- * Westpac
Alongside this extensive list of companies across various spectrums, I have also worked with many Best Employers such as Randstad, S.A.P. and Flight Centre just to name a few.
“Ian's deep insights into self-leadership and individual & team engagement are thought provoking and ideal for leaders looking for practical ways to build empowerment within their teams" Phil Tennant, Business Unit Head, AstraZeneca
COURSES FOR ORGANISATIONS & PEOPLE LEADERS: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
People Glue: Increases people leaders' ability to confidently engage and motivate their people, maximising performance and productivity in teams.
COURSES FOR EMPLOYEES & INDIVIDUALS: SELF LEADERSHIP
Self-Leadership: Maximises individuals' ability to take control of their own engagement in work and life, creating a happier, motivated, self-responsible individual.
COURSES FOR SCHOOLS & YOUTHS: CAREER TRANSITION
Launch Pad: Helps students get clarity and make better informed decisions about their life purpose and therefore future career transition.
I live overlooking the ocean in the Northern Beaches of Sydney (Australia). I am a self confessed doting dad to my beautiful daughter, Sierra. I am totally passionate about my work, “walk the talk", holidaying 12 weeks a year and live by the philosophy:
“Have a fun youthful attitude, keeping things simple and above all remember that life is for living"