Edward is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. With 21 years of experience, Edward has assisted over 1000 business entrepreneurs, professionals and individuals. He has also facilitated executives and senior professionals in transitioning to careers with greater meaning and purpose.
Prior to starting his business called On-Purpose Partners, Edward was a senior lecturer in Education involved in undergraduate and post graduate teacher education within the University sector for some 20 years. In 1998, due to a significant life changing event which brought his academic career to a sudden end, Edward reinvented his career to become a coach, trainer, speaker and author.
Starting out as a life coach some 20 years ago, as well as coaching across a range of life issues, Edward has helped many 100’s of people to find their life purpose – something that resides deep within us all and which helps to give us meaning, fulfillment and a sense of continuity. He has extended this into the business and corporate sector too and for over 21 years, he has been advocating and teaching organisations to begin with their Why.
As a business mentor, coach and advisor, Edward has very successfully worked with some 700 business owners and was a small business mentor for 16 years for the award-winning Small Business Solutions Program in Queensland. It was during this time that Edward received an Australia Day Award for services to small business on the Gold Coast. His involvement with the Chamber of Commerce over many years has kept him abreast of the current disruptions, needs and problems facing business and business owners.
During this period Edward also partnered with a recruitment agency to develop career transition and outplacement services for professionals and executives. He developed a full career transition program, especially for professionals who had lost their mojo, and wanted a career that was more in alignment with their purpose, values and passion. To support this program Edward wrote 3 ebooks – Resumes that Work, Interviews that Win and Maintaining Perspective.
Edward is passionate about improving the purpose, performance and productivity of organisations through leadership and people development, team building and engagement, using an integrative work-life framework, and “getting everyone on the same page”. As evidence of his passion and ability, Edward has also led his coaching academy over this period and has developed and implemented a number of highly acclaimed leadership and coaching products. One of these, commissioned by an International Recruitment Company is a leadership training program called “The Leader as Manager Coach”.
Edward is an experienced Public Speaker having presented over 50 key-notes and guest speaking addresses at conferences and professional association meetings. His highly developed inter-personal skills, his enthusiasm, substantial experience and knowledge have significantly contributed to personal and organisational transformation.
His latest book, Broken to Whole: How to put Humpty together again is his first major work of creative non-fiction.
Edward holds a PhD; Master of Arts (M.A); Master of Education (M.Ed.); Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Diploma of Education (Dip.Ed.), Diploma of Management; Cert. IV in Training and Assessment and a Cert. IV in Coaching for Life and Business.
He is also accredited with TMS to facilitate their leadership 360 profiles and Team Management Profile.
If you want to make transformational breakthroughs with your life, business or career, please get in touch with Edward.