Des Walsh

Executive Leadership Coach for the Digital Age

Change in the business environment is not new, but digitisation has had an extraordinary accelerator effect – change now is dramatically faster, more complex, and seriously disruptive for established markets and business models.

Executive leaders today have to ride a “perfect storm”, from the convergence of unprecedented changes in society, work and technology. All this in addition to the traditional challenges of leadership, such as gaining team buy-in to the corporate vision and execution strategy.

Des Walsh, Executive Leadership CoachHi, I’m Des Walsh. I’m an executive leadership coach. I work with entrepreneurial executive leaders in the mid-market and professional services companies, to help them leverage their strengths and capabilities to achieve increased sales and profits.

As a former senior executive in the Australian and New South Wales State Governments, a CEO, and with my own business for over 20 years as a communications consultant and executive coach, I have been through cycles of change, in my own business ventures and in advising and supporting others. I have “re-invented” myself more than once and know that is easier said than done. I have been actively engaged for over 20 years in promoting the opportunities of the digital economy and am a certified specialist in social media strategy. I’m co-author of one of the first ever books on the LinkedIn platform – LinkedIn for Recruiting. I’ve been blogging since 2003 and am a featured author on Market Leadership Journal.

My coach training is from Coachville and its Graduate School of Coaching. I was a founding member of the International Association of Coaching (IAC) and served for a time as a member of the IAC Board of Governors. My coaching practice is reflective of the principles of Appreciative Inquiry and is focused on strength-based individual and organisational development. I’m equally at home working one-on-one or with teams and enjoy collaborating with other positively-oriented coaching colleagues.

Like to know more, on a strictly confidential, no-obligation basis? Let’s talk – +61 413 089 355 | coach@deswalsh.com

“It has been my pleasure to have Des as my business coach for the past 12 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, Chairman, Michael Johnson Associates

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