Rod’s work with me has been a significant contributor in transforming from a senior manager to a senior leader with the capacity to work significantly more effectively within our executive leadership team, the organisation generally and my personal life as well.
Rod’s calm and tender manner of engaging made his challenging of my perspective on the world non-threatening yet made me rethink and fundamentally change that perspective. It has been a wonderful experience.”
Rod Griffiths brings experience and insights gained over an extensive management consulting career to one-on-one and coaching work. His expertise covers strategy, systems, organisational performance and personal performance. He has worked with a broad range of clients in Australia, the UK and the Middle East. Specific experience covers strategic and scenario planning, business modelling, information management, leadership development, management systems and personal mastery.
Rod grew up in rural England and was educated to Master’s level in the UK. Rod is accredited in several diagnostic tools with respect to leadership, organisational culture and values.
He cut his teeth in consultancy with McKinsey and Company in London in the 1970’s. Following that, whilst still based in London, he became Managing Director of a University owned consultancy company within the Management School at Lancaster University. Whilst working with Shell International in London and The Hague, Rod was asked to lead an internal strategy team at Woodside Offshore Petroleum in Perth. This resulted in Rod moving to Perth in 1987 where he has worked in the petroleum and mining industries as well as professional practices, Universities and the public sector.
Much of his current work is one-on-one in which he brings his career experience to coaching and mentoring situations. These clients describe Rod as “great on creating accountability through building a strong sense of what I stand for”.
Rod graduated from Manchester University with a Science and Engineering degree in 1967 and then a DpBA from Manchester Business School in 1972. This was followed by Masters in systems and complexity from both Lancaster Management School in 1973 and then, more recently in 2009, the University of Western Sydney Over the years Rod has built up, and draws on, accreditations for individual and organisational diagnostic and planning work: CLS360 (CLS); R2 Strengths (CAPP); Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator (CPP); The Leadership Circle (TLC); Presencing and U Theory (MIT); LSI and Leadership Impact (Human Synergistics); Spiral Dynamics (SDi); Appreciative Enquiry (AIC); Corporate Values Assessment 1 and 2 (Values Centre); Change Tracking (CTRE); Strategy Dynamics (London Business School); Warm Data (IBI).
Rod is a global grandparent via two sons and their young families – one in Princeton NJ and the other spending time split between the Mornington Peninsula and LA. In Perth he is very much an active member of the local community, serves on several committees, and in 2006 became Citizen of the Year for the City of Nedlands.