Who needs a coach who hasn’t actually experienced the jungle of the C-suite? Who needs a coach who is going to feed you the management theory you already know?
As Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at dtac, and before that as Executive Vice President at TMB Bank and GE, what struck me is how many people are their own worst enemy. They’ve received plenty of training, but they still haven’t pushed themselves to the next level. Why isn’t coaching working for them?
They lack strategy. Strategic vision isn’t about being more positive and acting more confident. It’s a razor sharp plan you can only build with a mentor coach who understands the workings of an organization at its highest levels, and across all its functions.
Coaching matters. You’ll need the attitude and the personal brand to get others to want to fight for you and build things with you. But mentoring matters even more. If your vision is weak, don’t count on charisma alone to build you a loyal following.
I’ve worked in international organizations. I’ve built brands for organizations 10,000 strong. And now I want to mentor bright people to reach their full potential. If you’ve given up on coaching but not on your career, let’s have a chat.
"Duke established a culture that maximized employee empowerment to make the difference by adding value to all our stakeholders at TMB Bank. As a senior management leader, Duke is equipped with the experience necessary to develop individuals and teams to overcome obstacles, driving them towards success aligned to their corporate goals."
"While at dtac, Duke was an inspirational leader. He built engagement and trust not only within his own function but also cross-functionally touching all levels of the organization. He was strategic and multi-dimensional in his thinking and was able to bring out the best from each individual. Duke helped dtac drive a winning culture that established a great sense of employee pride and morale."
"I have worked with Duke in different capacities over the years. Engaging and influencing at the most senior level and working across various industries is something Duke does with ease. This is the result of years of experience and in fact it is an indispensable skill for any leader. Duke's disciples will surely learn greatly from his wealth of experience."
Who do you want to be? How do you want to be seen? A typical coaching course may fulfill the prior, while a public speaking course, the latter. Personal Executive Development goes beyond either of these solutions, to deliver a personalised, deeply meaningful self-development process, that resonates with who you are, and who you want to be, from the inside out and the outside in.
Personal Executive Development comes from years of my own experience in managing teams and developing brands in the fields of banking, telecoms, communications, consultancy, the arts, and more, with a methodology that combines coaching with mentoring to achieve all that you can be in your life. We will look at how you present your brand and its impact on your positioning to reach your personal and corporate goals.
Jun 2016 – Sep 2017
Responsible for regulatory, legal, government relations, communications, ethics & compliance and corporate responsibility & sustainability.
2008 - June 2016
Responsible for Corporate Branding, Branded Customer Experience, Strategic Commucations, Internal Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility
2005 - 2008
1993 – 1997