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Joe Watkins Executive Coach Melbourne

Joe Watkins

Executive Coach

From creating and building his own businesses, to managing international training and development centres, Joe has a passion for empowering business executives to amplify their leadership to fulfil on their vision.

Joe's background and experience

Over the last 18 years, I have partnered senior executives and managers to develop their leadership to fulfil their organisational and personal aspirations. I attained my certification over a 10-year period with one of the world’s leading international training and development companies.

My passion is working with people and organisations to enhance leadership and organisational cultures that provide a foundation for making a difference through their vision.

I started my career working for large corporates in marketing roles and then had an opportunity to strike out and start my own business when I was in my early 20’s. For the next 15 years I was involved in the creation and development of two entrepreneurial businesses that grounded me in the multi-faceted management that is required to have those businesses be successful. My first business grew $1million a year for 5 years after which I started my second business which tripled in size over a 5-year period. I then decided to re-enter the corporate world in executive and regional management, consulting, marketing and sales across a broad range of industry sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the USA.

I have an understanding and appreciation of the challenges involved in leading a business because I’ve been through my own experience. I have empathy for the people that I work with. However, I’ve learned that understanding by itself is not enough to fulfill your own and your organisation’s aspirations, so one of the key outcomes my clients achieve is developing themselves to be accountable for those personal and organisational commitments.

Outcomes of Joe's engagements

I’ve found that how you engage your stakeholders is the key to fulfilling your vision. Clients have told me that their ability to listen and engage in what is important to people is enhanced, that the integrity of their behaviour now aligns with their word and vision, that they are more confident and trust themselves to make difficult decisions, deal with conflict more effectively that all leads to substantial improvements in living a balanced life, getting through their workload and reducing stress.

Clients Joe has worked with

What Joe's clients say

“I was under prepared for the real-life issues that come with being a CEO. In a relatively short amount of time I have noticed the benefits… to my leadership…to being more responsible…and achieving better outcomes.”
Matt Banning – CEO, Westfund Insurance

“The coaching I have had with Joe has delivered tangible and measurable outcomes for myself and my organisation. I have been able to work the strategies that Joe has taught me into our planning processes, meetings, relationship building across other agencies and managing high level contentious stakeholder issues.”
Jamie Murray, Director – Eastern Regional Operations, Crown Lands NSW

“I used Joe when I was the CEO of an ASX 200 company and found the concepts
and models introduced by him very useful in thinking differently about the
challenges I was facing. I used Joe as a sounding board and was able to discuss
issues in a confidential environment that were difficult to discuss with the people I worked with. I found this very useful particularly as a CEO, as it is difficult to have such a resource internally.”
Justin Ryan – CEO Alesco

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