Are any of these challenges holding you back from the success you deserve?

  • daily business demands that take your focus off your main objectives
  • not knowing how to make good use of social media
  • not knowing how LinkedIn fits for your business

I don’t have all the answers. But I’m good at helping business owners, executives and solo professionals find the answers that are right for them.

Hi, I’m Des Walsh, your Connected Coach for the new world of social business.

Website and Blog

This is my main website and my primary place for my blogging: subjects are mainly about my current professional interests – social media strategy, LinkedIn, and business coaching.

I blog also at thought-leading sites LinkedIn, Social Media Today and Customer Think.

My professional specialties

I’m the author of the forthcoming book Simple Social Media Strategy Framework: 9 Basic Steps to Make Social Media Work for Your Business.

I’m a business coach, social media strategist, LinkedIn expert, LinkedIn coach and public speaker,

People who work with me get clarity and focus about their business objectives and I help them create and sustain the momentum to fulfil their dreams.

I’ve been actively engaged with social media for over 10 years. You can find my various locations on the social web – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and others – at my XeeMe link.

Social media isn’t magic, but for some people it might as well be. It sure is confusing for many: the firehose of information about social media can be overwhelming.

But the world has changed: there is no going back. I help people understand the social media big picture, then create practical strategies for action.

I have the knowledge, the skill, and an internationally tested methodology, to help you integrate social media with your overall business strategy.

LinkedIn is a particular specialty. I help you use LinkedIn effectively, to promote your brand and enhance your professional reputation. My LinkedIn profile is at this link

And for selected updates on social media &/or business challenges check out & follow my LinkedIn company page.

Free Consultation

I’ve been around

I have some pretty diverse experiences to draw on.

I’ve worked in factories, on building sites and farms, driven cabs, done sales, marketing and PR, and I’ve travelled in England, Ireland and continental Europe, the USA (visited Canada too briefly) and Asia.

I’ve been an English and History high school teacher, company director, business consultant, industry training specialist, coach, blogger and speaker, and a public sector senior executive.

Right now I’m based on the beautiful Gold Coast in my home country, Australia. I travel for business when I need to, but social media links me with clients and colleagues around the world.

What others say

You can see what others have to say about me on my LinkedIn profile, under Recommendations. Here are a couple of them for a taste.

It has been my pleasure to have Des as my business coach for the past 6 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, Managing Partner, Michael Johnson & Associates

I’ve known Des since the early 2000s but never had the pleasure of meeting him in person because we are on opposite sides of the world. That hasn’t stopped me from benefiting from his vast body of knowledge.

Contact with Des means enrichment and growth in your business. Soft spoken and articulate with the patience of a saint, Des leads you down a path of learning that creates success for your business and keeps you on track along the way. Denise O’Berry, Small Business Expert.


Email me if you’d like to chat: deswalsh(at)gmail(dot)com – we can meet on Skype or some such. Or you could use the Contact page on this website.