How would it feel to have an independent, attentive listener to support you in working through your business challenges, opportunities and dreams?
You play the part of fearless leader well, but sometimes you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders.
You have ideas of how to take your business to a new level, but people you talk to tell you why you can’t, not how you can.
You’ve been successful up till now, and you want to achieve more but are not sure what that “more” looks like.
But maybe the time’s not right just now?
Like every other business owner, you have more things to do in a day than you have hours for.
Part of you wants to try new approaches, but another part of you says to play it safe.
You know that others depend on you and right now that seems to mean not doing anything different.
I’ve had to hold firm to my belief in a vision when others were predicting failure.
I’ve had great successes, sometimes acknowledged, sometimes with others taking the credit, and I’ve learned lessons the hard way in how not to do things.
I’ve invested time, energy and money in developing knowledge and skills for my future, even when there was a lot else going on in the day to day.
Hi, I’m Des Walsh. I support business owners and entrepreneurs by providing attentive listening and fresh thinking about problems, challenges and opportunities.
I’m the independent, professional sounding board and strategic “thinking partner” I wish I’d had when I was a CEO.
As a social media early adopter, certified social media strategist and LinkedIn specialist, I’m also able to help business owners cut through the hype and jargon to make sensible business decisions about social media.
As a successful entrepreneur and experienced senior executive, with many years experience in business, government and the non-profit sector, I work with business owners and other entrepreneurs who value having:
- the support of someone who is independent, experienced, and with good strategic and creative thinking skills
- a way to test ideas and potential strategies without having to share early thoughts too widely
- the focused attention of someone outside of but informed about the business, as a sounding board for issues, ideas and strategies
- access to my programs and resources for professional growth and social media strategy
I believe every one of us has the potential to do something great in our lives.
My aim as a coach is to elicit that greatness in every one of my clients.
Once you have made the choice to be great at what you do and what you dream of doing, your day to day challenges will become less onerous, you will begin to experience joy as your default state of being, and you will build unshakeable confidence as a leader who attracts attention, respect and a loyal following.
It has been my pleasure to have Des as my business coach for the past 14 years. Des combines all the fundamentals of a good coach – expert knowledge; clear manner; guidance and suggestion rather than didactic instruction – with a leading edge knowledge of the way social media can improve my business. He is a trusted colleague and a key part of the continued success of my firm.Kris Gale
When you work with me
You’ll get the benefit of the knowledge, skills and practical wisdom I’ve acquired through building and leading teams, creating and managing multimillion dollar programs, negotiating at a high level with leaders in government, business and the not-for-profit sector, communicating at a corporate level with the media, and working with small and medium business owners and solo entrepreneurs.
You’ll have access to the coaching programs I’ve developed over the past 14 years, for professional development, social media strategy and effective use of LinkedIn.
I’ll support you in getting complete clarity about the how you see your business and career developing, including the creation or finessing of a business vision and a roadmap to achieve that.
As we work together
I’ll help you get the clarity you want about your current situation and options for the future.
I’ll work with you to uncover and resolve any limiting beliefs, feelings of self-doubt or lack of self-esteem.
I’ll congratulate you on your achievements and provide the reminders you might need to combine practical planning with big dreams.
When it comes to coaching Des brings a range of expertise, as well as business and life experiences to the table. And he truly cares about you and your success.
Des has an uncanny ability of quickly understanding your business challenges, cutting to the chase, but in a gentlemanly fashion, and guiding you through a solution process. Although Des focuses on senior-level management, a smart company would be wise to bring him into work with mid-level people who are tapped for next generation c-suite responsibility.
Des is among the digital economy pioneers and his social media strategic ability complements the traditional business and marketing skills he offers.Toby Bloomberg
If you’re ready to take some practical steps to turn your business and professional dreams into your lived reality, ready to work on practical strategies to enhance your success, and be fully supported in taking the necessary action, just hit the button below to grab a time in my schedule – let’s talk!