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I worked with Adrian to provide a strategic sounding board and shake up my business operations. He challenged the how and why of me personally which resulted in many improvements in business operations.

It was a deliberate choice for me to work with someone outside of my profession and Adrian was able to grasp the specific challenges I faced and provide an objective point of view. He was instrumental in the restructure of my business management and operations, enabling me to work less in the business and more on it I would not hesitate to recommend Adrian for his coaching support and considered advice.”

Managing Director & CEO,
boutique architectural company

Adrian Bentley

Adrian brings to his Executive Coaching and Mentoring practice 35 years of business experience, combined with targeted professional development in executive leadership coaching techniques.

He has held senior leadership roles in international Banking, Financial Markets and Investment Management with strategic, client management and P&L responsibilities for global activities. These activities have spanned both client facing and central executive roles and entailed extensive dealings with C-suite and
management committee level executives.

Following his retirement from a full – time executive career in 2012, he has built a portfolio of interests that reflect his desire to support others at key junctures in their executive careers.

Adrian has undertaken executive leadership coaching and mentoring engagements across a broad range of industries and government, from mid – management to C – suite executives.

Approach

With a background in a dynamic environment characterised by high levels of accountability, change and complexity, Adrian has a passion to support leaders to be authentic in making a difference, think more broadly, and have the courage to embrace ambiguity. In doing so he draws upon his skills in stakeholder engagement, strategic thinking and cultural change.

Qualifications

Adrian has a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) Honours degree from UNSW, Sydney, is a Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has undertaken extensive coaching training, including a Certificate IV in Workplace and Business Coaching.

Personal Insights

He is currently Executive Director, and Member of the Investment Committee with Manning Asset Management Pty Limited, and an Advisory Board Member with Likwidity Pty Limited.
Adrian is married with 3 adult sons, enjoys a close – knit broader family group, and is a keen cyclist. Other interests and pastimes include trekking, music, and travelling.