BPsych (Hons), MOrgPsych
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Fellow of the College of Organisational Psychologists
Member of Professional Speakers Australia
Cliff has been a lifelong student of leadership. Since his teenage years he’s always loved the topic of people and how to lead and influence them to achieve shared goals. It is part of what drove him towards a career in the military that so far spreads over 16 years.
During that time Cliff was exposed to a wide range of leadership training and experience. He worked with some of the best of leaders, ones you would willingly following into battle and take a
bullet for, but he also worked with some of the worst of leaders, those you would prefer to throw a grenade under their bed while sleeping.
He has seen first-hand affects those leaders and quality of leadership can have on people. He’s been part of teams where poor leadership has undermined performance, eroded morale, destroyed culture and broken people. He has seen those broken people not only fail to live up to their potential at work, but also go home unable to be the husbands, wives, mothers, and fathers that they should be. All too often this has led to broken marriages and broken families.
As a result, Cliff wages war against the perpetuation of poor leadership.
At the same time Cliff is also served with leaders who showed the very best of what a leader could be. Those who lead in a way that transform people into better versions of themselves. Better people mean better teams and better organisations. More importantly, these 'better people' went home and were able to be better husbands, wives, fathers, and mothers, able to build better families, better communities and ultimately a better world.
During his time in the Air Force, Cliff was instrumental in establishing the Air Force Leadership Coaching Program at a local level at RAAF Base Amberley. In this capacity he coached military commanders and trained hundreds of Air Force personnel and leaders to use coaching skills to lead more effectively and be more intentional about developing people and capability.
After 8 years of full-time service, Cliff hit the books and spent eight years studying to become a fully endorsed Organisational Psychologist. Nowadays, Cliff is the Executive Director of Lumian Consulting, where he spends his time helping senior leaders and their teams puruse their potential to perform at their peak.
Cliff is particularly passionate about exponential leadership. This is where great leaders lead in a way that develops their people, equipping them to lead and develop others, so they in turn become great leaders themselves. In this way, one leader can produce layers of passionate, purpose driven and proactive leaders in their organisation.
Cliff is passionate about partnering with leaders and their organisations, helping them to unlock their potential. His approach combines his military discipline and focus with the application of psychology in a way that challenges mindsets, influences culture and empowers people.
As a coach he has experience working with leaders at all levels of organisational life across defence, technology, NDIS and NFP sectors in addition to all levels of government. These days he mainly spends his time working with business leaders, CEOs and their leadership teams.
In a consulting capacity he has achieved results in the areas of cultural transformation, change management, leadership development, employee engagement and coaching and performance programs.
Cliff also continues to serve in the Air Force Specialist Reserve as a Personnel Psychologist, helping senior commanders lead more effectively and get the most out of their people at work.
Just as passionate about leadership in the home, Cliff is a loving husband to Mara and proud father of his two daughters, Thea and Charlie.
✓ Cultural transformation and organisational change projects across multiple Air Force organisations
✓ Development and delivery of Air Force Leadership Coaching Program
✓ Executive coaching programs with technology and community service organisations
✓ Executive coaching of Queensland Treasury and Queensland Health executives
✓ Delivery of High Performance Teams Programs within Queensland Health and Education Queensland
Areas of Expertise
✓ Executive coaching
✓ Leadership development
✓ High performance teams
✓ Cultural change and development
✓ Corporate strategy
✓ Psychometric assessment
✓ Human performance