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Brian Downes Leadership Coaching

Leaders are challenged with finding, retaining, engaging and leading talented people that create value and contribute to the success of the business. Brian works with those leaders to create high performance cultures that are transparent, accountable and share a common language from top to bottom.

Brian speaks to business audiences on the topics of high performance leadership, talent strategy, behaviours and business growth through a focus on people engagement.

A selection of keynotes include:
  • Leadership 101: Don’t be an asshole!
  • Happy Cows Produce More Milk: The Commercial Value of Happiness
  • Leading Talent: Who is sailing your ship?
  • The Performance Equation & Talent Optimization: Getting Their (& Your) Best
  • The One Thing That’s Blocking High Performance in Your Business

Brian will also tailor talks for specific audiences and contexts. The subjects he covers are performance leadership, engagement, clarity, business growth, emotional intelligence, resilience, recruitment and people development. His talks have been described as challenging, motivational and informative.

Successful Stories

“What is obvious when Brian is delivering his presentation is his passion, his wealth of knowledge and his enthusiasm  when he is talking. He can animate the energy of the room and work it in peaks and flows to get the point across perfectly. Brian’s eyes light up as he draws many examples from his memory bank as to how he has helped so many along the way, which makes him even more genuine.
Following the presentation I was intrigued to find out about courses and training that he had completed to help him on his own journey. He pointed me in the right direction, responding within no time in an ever helpful way.”
Sinead Stynes, JCI