Ask about Ian Berry
Key Points
  • Ian Berry is a leadership Adviser, Mentor and Speaker since 1991
  • Provides advice, mentoring and insights and inspiration to purpose-driven business owners and leaders of mostly 5 to 150 million businesses.
  • His clients include AVIS, AXA Asia Pacific, Bendigo Bank, Bombarder, Crowe Horwath, EMI, Jones Lang LaSalle, Plan Australia, Oxfam Shop, Queenlanders Credit Union, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Smurfit Kappa UK, and Volkswagen
  • Is the best-selling author of Changing What's Normal, regarded by many as a seminal work in the fields of personal, relationship, and organisational change.
Topics
  • Life’s too short for bullshit a.k.a. self-leadership is everyone’s business option A
    Premise and key outcomes for you
    A key observation I’ve made over 26 years of looking behind the scenes in businesses is that where candid and convivial communication and conversations are integral to every day work consistent high performance is the result and the connection is obvious.
    In this presentation I explore the eight conversations that really count and/or whatever is most meaningful for you in co-creating a culture of candour and ensuring your workplace is a BS Free Zone.
    Key messages
    • Everyone is a remarkable one-of-a-kind human being therefore style and substance as a leader and communicator are unique. We need to become to best version of ourselves to communicate and converse in ways the eliminate BS and enable candour.
    • Everyone focuses on feedback. It’s important however it’s the least most valuable of the 8 conversations.
    • Candid and convivial communication and conversations reduce conflict, difficulty and disagreement and therefore increase
      personal well-being. Productivity follows.
    • Who before do is a key principle of consistent high performing cultures and must be reflected in rituals, ceremonies, processes, policies, procedures, practices and systems.
    • Sustaining a shared-view in seven areas of significance is how the most successful people stand out.
  • Life’s too short for bullshit a.k.a. self-leadership is everyone’s business option B
    Premise and key outcomes for you
    This option is based on my best selling book Changing What’s Normal.
    In this presentation I explore personal and relationship change and how they underpin the substance and success of organisational change.
    Key messages
    • The key to self-leadership is being remarkable. Read about why we're all remarkable here and here.
    • Closing the knowing-doing gap is all about being the best version of yourself and being accountable for your intentions, feelings, thoughts and behaviours (actions)
    • Embracing the 5 faces of a human being fully alive is paramount.
    • Who before do is a key principle of consistent high performing cultures and must be reflected in rituals, ceremonies, processes, policies, procedures, practices and systems.
    • Sustaining a shared-view in seven areas of significance is how the most successful people stand out. Sustaining shared-view is the catalyst for relationships of high value and mutually reward both personal and in business.
  • Thriving on the challenges of change and innovation option A
    Premise and key outcomes for you
    Every day innovation provides far greater value than continuous searching for your next big thing. In fact more often than not your next big thing will come from a small yet significant change to every day being and doing.
    In this presentation I explore why solving problems is the great opportunity for innovation, how the truth rather than the myth about quantum leaps is crucial to success, and why understanding disruption is a key to innovation.
    Key messages
    • All change is personal first, relationships second and organisations a distant third.
    • The challenge is enabling everyone to be skilled in personal disruption and respectfully challenging the status quo is integral.
    • Change processes are crucial, change programs are not.
    • Change management like strategic planning and performance management is an oxymoron. All 3 must be ditched and replaced with change leadership, strategic feeling and thinking and execution planning and buy-in, and performance leadership.
    • There’s 9 eyes that are essential for full visibility and progress.
  • Thriving on the challenges of change and innovation option B
    Premise and key outcomes for you
    This option explores thriving on the challenges of change and innovation from the perspective of being an Appreciative Leader.
    Content is drawn from the sequel to my Changing What’s Normal book - The Appreciative Leader handbook.
    Key messages
    • There’s 3 pillars to the new world of work. Each is crucial to thriving on the challenges of change and innovation.
    • There’s 11 underpinning principles that enable our best work.
    • Sustaining a shared-view in seven areas of significance is how the most successful people stand out.
    • Appreciative Leaders play 8 roles remarkably well.
    • There’s never been a greater time for people to be remarkable and do work that’s meaningful for you and highly value for other people.
  • The Art, Practice and Legacy Of Being A Leadership Valueologist option A
    Premise and key outcomes for you
    Everyone is leading and everyone is following. The key is whether both are conscious and whether or not the outcomes are positive and productive.
    In this presentation I explore tailor-made ways to co-create a workplace where people feel valued, live values and deliver value.
    Key messages
    • Self-leadership is everyone’s business and so-called self management really must be self-leadership supported by shared view about how management (i.e. processes, policies, procedures, practices and systems) delivers value.
    • Being remarkable and doing meaningful for you and highly valuable for others work is the sure-fire way to co-creating a workplace where people feel valued, live values and deliver value.
    • Remarkable is the new normal.
    • Change is a process not a program.
    • There are a few proven principles. The key is applying them in your own best way.
  • The Art, Practice and Legacy Of Being A Leadership Valueologist option B Enhancing (Your) Their Gifts - the number one role of leadership
    Premise and key outcomes for you
    Learning in your own best way how to unleash and enhance your Nature, Quiddity, Voice, Ikigai, Element, Vitality, Bliss, Love, Music, Gifts and helping other people to do the same is the number one role of leadership. In this presentation I explore tailor-made ways to do this and co-create a workplace where people feel valued, live values and deliver value.
    Key messages
    • A deep understanding that the above is a way of being and that the greatest sustainable success is always about who before do.
    • This way of being leads to people feeling valued which paves the way for living values and delivering value in ways that are very difficult to emulate, which gives your business competitive advantage.
    • There is no greater calling than to become a Leadership Valueologist in your own best way, because doing so leads to better business results at less personal cost: Leadership Valueologist (verb) - person fully committed to the art, life-long learning, unlearning and relearning, and daily practice of fully appreciating and getting the best out of themselves and other people, and ensuring people feel valued, live values and deliver value.
  • Candid and convivial communication and conversation that counts
    • How to become a remarkable communicator in the eight zones that really matter.
  • Changing what's normal
    • Why all change is personal first, relationships second, and organisations third
  • Every day innovation
    • How to be better one quantum leap at a time
  • Guaranteeing you succeed in the change/s you lead
    • The principles of success for thriving on the challenges of change and how to apply them in your own way
  • Remarkable is the new normal
    • Why great is no longer good enough and the seven areas you must be remarkable
  • The significance of shared-view
    • The five areas where alignment is paramount and the two that underpin them
  • Who real leaders are and what they do
    • Character based leadership and the eight roles 21st century leaders and mentors play remarkably well


 

 

Testimonials

We spoke about your presentation afterwards and the overwhelming view is that it was the best presentation, in terms of style and content, that we have ever had for our group.
CEO
Australian Public Service Benevolent Society Ltd and Member The CEO Institute


Ian Berry is a First Class speaker. I would highly recommend him. He speaks about appraisals, job descriptions and how to dispense with them, and other things that really motivate people.
Founder and Chairman
Academy for Chief Executives, United Kingdom

We have had some great presentations at our breakfasts, and your presentation was one of the very best ever.
Managing Director
Communicat

Ian gave an excellent talk to MD2MD - a group of challenging Managing Directors. He challenged them, he gave them food for thought and he gave them useful practical take away tools that they could use the next day. I'd recommend him strongly.
Chairman
MD2MD, United Kingdom

I first met Ian when he was a keynote speaker at an Institute of Directors meeting in UK. His delivery on the subject matter he presented on was passionate, sincere and his wisdom quite simply compelling. It was clear to me from first hearing him speak, that Ian is indeed a unique and influential individual, who has a great gift for sharing experiences and stopping people in their tracks and encouraging them to ask questions that affect all of us in our daily lives, but often we are too busy at work for example to either care or notice what is going on around us. Life after all, is not a dress rehearsal. Since then I have been able to actively benefit from Ian's guidance and advice, which have helped my focus and leadership skills from both a personal and business level and I trust in consequence become better balanced in how I strive to conduct myself and contribute more to what I perceive to be my social responsibilities. I count Ian as a good mentor and value his input, support and guidance.
IBM Alliance Director EMEA-LAM
Schneider Electric, Europe

I met Ian during an event organized by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce earlier this year. We were both speaking at the event. I was blown away at how articulate and forceful Ian's 20 minute talk was. Ian's dynamic speaking style held my attention for the entire time, and I thoroughly enjoyed his speech. Ian is a wonderful and thoughtful speaker.
Technology Evangelist and Social Media Advocate
Microsoft Singapore

Ian has a real sense of engagement with his audience. He has the great ability to read the audience and adapt his presentation style to ensure a rewarding experience for all participants. Ian is passionate, business savvy and very articulate. He is a proven winner with our syndicates as indicated by his consistently high ratings by members. Ian is a professional who can be relied upon to deliver on your expectations.
Chief Executive
The CEO Institute
Victoria, Australia

At the 2006 Convention of the German Speakers Association Ian Berry contributed a fantastic closing keynote "The Responsibility of Speaking Professionally" and fascinated the audience in many ways: With great content and experience, with excellent presentation skills, with tremendous motivation and outstanding skills keeping the audience's attention at the highest level. It was awesome!!!
President
German Speakers Association

I wanted to write to say thank you again, for such an inspiring lecture you gave to the TEC 19 group, up in the Blue Mountains over a week ago. You have had a significant impact on my thinking for the future and life in general. I know I will have contact with you again.
Managing Director
Ormco Pty Ltd, Australia

Ian's talent in demystifying the complexities of 'Corporate Social Responsibility'(CSR) are evident not only in his down-to-earth e-books but also in his speaking ability. He is dynamic, well organized, uses interesting visual aids and inspires a commitment to action among his audience. Ian deals with the concept of 'Managerial Leadership' in a real and effective manner. He inspired me by prompting cues that give way to introspection and finding the leader within.
PhD, Honorary Academic Advisor
IPMA UK

The best speaker I have experienced via The CEO Institute.
Allpoints Real Estate
Geelong, Australia