Are you

  • a business leader in professional services or other mid market company?
  • feeling overwhelmed about the challenges from the rapid convergence of changes in technology, society and work?
  • finding it more stressful now to realize your vision for your business?

Maybe, like many others in leadership roles, you are secretly wondering how to catch up – or whether that is even possible?

So what if there was a way you could not just catch up, but actually take confident leadership for this changed world of business? And still have some kind of a balanced life?

Des Walsh, Social Business CoachHi, I’m Des Walsh.

My mission is to help business owners and executives lead their teams effectively in the business transformation made necessary by the convergence of  global trends in technology, society, and work.

Some background

I’ve owned and steered my own business for over 20 years.

I’ve been actively involved professionally in the development of the digital economy since before the turn of the century dotcom boom and dotcom crash, and seriously engaged with social media for over 10 years.

I’m a Certified Social Media Strategist from the California-based S3 Academy and I’ve been a business coach for the past 13 years.

I’ve written for  the thought-leading sites LinkedInMarket Leadership JournalSocial Media Today and Customer Think.

I’ve also seen a world beyond social media and coaching. I’ve been a CEO, company director, business consultant, industry training specialist, and senior executive in the public sector, responsible for multi-million dollar national and state programs. Before that I was an English and History high school teacher.

And I’ve travelled in England, Ireland and continental Europe, the USA and Asia.

You can read more at my LinkedIn profile.

The challenge of leadership

Back to that question, about confident leadership for the new business environment, the world of the digital economy? How might I be able to help you and your team?

Well, having observed and spoken with leaders across a range of companies and industries, who are trying to comprehend how the various bits of the digital economy, including social media, are impacting their company and how to deal effectively with that, I felt there had to be a better way than trying to cram a whole lot of technical information and theory and try and make it fit.

Which is why I developed some programs to support entrepreneurial executives with leadership coaching, including how to lead your team confidently through the challenges of that convergence of changes in technology, society and work.

That includes helping with social media

Let’s be clear on this. Today’s leader doesn’t have to be a social media expert. But to be credible and trusted, he or she has to have what I call “leadership level social media literacy” – i.e. know the terminology at a professional level, be comfortable in using it, know the key strategic issues and be able to articulate a credible position on how those issues affect and are being dealt with by his or her company and industry.

That leadership level social media literacy is one of the benefits my clients get from my coaching.

They also get expert help with LinkedIn. I co-authored one of the first books about LinkedIn and I help my clients use the platform more effectively, at a personal-professional and company level.

Free consultation

Think we might be able to work together to help you grow your business? Call or email me for a free, no strings, 40 minute consultation – +61 413 089 355 | deswalsh(at)gmail(dot)com – +61 413 089 355 | deswalsh(at)gmail(dot)com

Or just click here to set up a time.