Richard brings three decades of business experience as a management consultant, head of operations and leadership coach. Working across a breadth of industries including financial services, telecommunications, retail, government and information technology, Richard has been an enabler of change at individual, group and organizational levels across global corporations to small private businesses.
As a human performance consultant with Accenture, he helped many client organisations to enable change associated with large scale business and IT transformations. He established the Accenture Learning Outsourcing business in Australia and managed end-to-end training operations for Telstra for Five years. He was also a senior partner with Accounting firm Findex/Crowe Horwath.
Richard also has experience running businesses as Chief Operating Officer for IT/SaaS and Leadership Development companies. He has managed all aspects of these businesses including finance, HR, customer services and product development.
As a leadership coach, Richard has a passion for helping people find purpose and perspective. He is ideally suited to work with leaders and teams who are seeking to increase the meaning in work and life. He brings a personalised and collaborative approach to coaching which seeks to empower individuals and teams with autonomy for their own development.
Richard has a master’s degree in Coaching Psychology from Sydney University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Education. He is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and holds current accreditations in The Leadership Circle 360, Hogan Personality Assessments, Mental Toughness Questionnaire.
Richard is Treasurer and Non-Executive Director with Cana Communities who provide relief from poverty, suffering, destitution and helplessness for people struggling with mental illness, addiction, homelessness, loneliness and other factors that alienate them from society.
Richard is married with three sons in their twenties and enjoys sailing, stand up paddle boarding, soccer and swimming.
WORKING WITH RICHARD CLARKE
“Richard has helped me understand the way I think, feel and behave in different circumstances. He has provided tools & techniques for me to challenge myself and improve.
Richard helped me to reframe some problems as opportunities rather than obstacles. He provides the feedback that I may not want to hear and others are not willing to say. Richard has helped me to become a better leader, partner, parent and friend.”
– Managing Director, Global Professional Services Company