Training clients

Sharyn Smith

We completed a Make Time Work course with Geoff across the whole Social Soup team and it has significantly impacted our business. Geoff presents the course in an engaging and interesting way and helps implement behaviours to make things stick. Geoff had the depth of experience and knowledge to make the course relevant to our business. People were much more aware of how they spent their time, we had similar language across the business and it has helped the management team implement the new behaviours.

I highly recommend Make Time Work for any business looking to work smarter and it covers junior team members learning how to work, through to experienced executives who need some timely reminders on getting the most out of every day.

Sharyn SmithFounder & CEOSocial Soup
Marissa Demetriou

I found the course incredibly helpful in identifying a lot of the behavioural traps I get into. Given I juggle full time work with print and other deadlines, time management is something I need to really need to implement and your course had a lot of really helpful pointers on getting started and maintaining your new habits. I found your points on goal setting particularly helpful.

I recommended the course to everyone back at work, thanks again!

Marissa DemetriouWriter, FreelanceMarissa Demetriou, LinkedIn
Luis De Carvalho

Informative, straight to the point and a godsend! This course has given me the power to finally manage work and personal life to a point where I’m actually achieving my goals sooner rather than later.

Luis De CarvalhoInfrastructure EngineerHands-On Systems
Chris von Schomburg

I really enjoyed your training course Make Time Work. It was very well presented and you are a very engaging presenter. I learnt a lot about time management, prioritising, focus, as well as the direct relationship between procrastination and stress. This course was very beneficial I have been able to apply this course to both my professional and personal life. I have found that I am able to plan things better with a clear understanding of the task before undertaking task. Using your methods I have increased my productivity and as a result under less pressure. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone in any industry.

Without this course I wouldn’t have sent you this email for at least a week but now I have more time in every day.

Chris von SchomburgService & Training TechnicianSyntechtron
Robby Januarsa

I thought it was a great program. For me personally, I can apply some of the things that you outlined on the program, such as making a reliable list of tasks instead of relying on physical proximity (I tell you, this causes my desk looks like a rubbish bin) but with a task list this has improved significantly.

The power of saying no is also very useful for me as I have always been a yes person. I think that’s because I don’t want to be rude, the other reason is maybe cultural background (Asian culture tends to be shy!).

Those are some of the things that I am now applying at the moment. But of course there a lot more useful stuff and I can always go back and review the booklet for future reference.

That was an excellent program. Accessible and to the point!!

Robby JanuarsaFinance ManagerTenth House

Coaching clients

Tamara Cortoos

Geoff and I met every couple of weeks over the space of 7 months, during which time I came to appreciate what an excellent coach he truly is.  He cares deeply about people and knows how to give objective, meaningful and relevant advice.  Geoff has a high emotional intelligence, and constantly pushes you to question your approaches and beliefs – making you think, rather than imposing his own thinking.  He’s great at communicating clearly, is perceptive and truly listens.  I always felt he had a sincere interest in the professional issues I put in front of him and a genuine desire to help me overcome these challenges.  Working with Geoff has made me a better person, a better colleague and a better leader, and I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a great coach.

Tamara CortoosHead of Quantitative Research at pollinate
Adriaan ter Horst

With days getting away from me at work, Geoff helped me structure my agenda and task list. Great pragmatic tips and tricks have really helped me improve daily habits and become more efficient on an ongoing basis.

Adriaan ter HorstSenior Manager, Macquarie Group
Sebastian Watson

Geoff has an engaging personal coaching style that leaves me feeling empowered and excited to implement his suggestions and leadership strategies right away. From the very first session I have learnt a great deal from Geoff, he provides well considered interpretations of individual’s behaviour and strategies on how to get the best out of my team as well as useful suggestions for further reading. Geoff’s experience shines through in the way he understands the work I do in both managing the team but also the nature of our client facing work. His relaxed style provides an environment where I have learnt a great deal without it feeling like hard work. I leave my sessions with Geoff with a sense that we have worked together on solutions rather than being spoon fed management theory from a text book which helps me to be a more insightful, focused and effective leader.

Sebastian WatsonMarket Research Lead, Optus
Annabel Kennedy

Since receiving one on one coaching from Geoff, I have gone from being a stressed out working mum who lay awake at night worrying about how I was ever going to get everything done on my “to do list”, to someone much more together. I found Geoff was very intuitive and got to the bottom of what was holding me back very quickly. He helped me find the best way to be more effective not only at work but also personally. I now have clearer goals, enjoy getting out for my lunch break and often leave work on time with everything done! My manager was amazed when I recently delivered a major project a whole month early. On top of that, I am now managing to get to the gym five times a week for some “me time” and I no longer suffer from any “to do list” insomnia.

Annabel KennedyHR Manager, V8 Supercars
Camille Jalandoni

Can’t thank you enough for the coaching sessions. I’ve definitely learned a lot and am looking forward to applying these techniques over in New York. I’m so glad I decided to invest in the one on one sessions before leaving Sydney.

Camille JalandoniPublicist, Pistol PR