Kerry Little, Executive Coach
Kerry is an experienced Managing Director who brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to the role of executive coach and program facilitator, and he is a preferred coaching supplier to leading organisations across Australia.
In his business career Kerry held many senior positions including General Manager, Managing Director, and Deputy Chairman. He has a Masters Degree in Applied Science (Organisation Dynamics) and is a member of Marshall Goldsmith Partners, a network of top-level executive coaches using technologies founded by Dr. Goldsmith, who was acknowledged as the # 1 leadership thinker in the world and the # 7 business thinker in the world at the bi-annual Thinkers 50 ceremony sponsored by the Harvard Business Review in 2012. The Marshal Goldsmith Leadership Development Framework at the core of Kerry’s executive coaching programs is world renown, and is so practical and powerful, it has been used by over 100 Fortune 500 companies, making it one of the most utilized coaching frameworks in the world.
With a career as a senior Executive, a Masters in Organisational Dynamics and the coaching IP of one of the world’s greatest leadership thinkers behind him, Kerry provides great insight into organisational change and leadership development, and you can be confident that he has the experience, expertise, and intellectual property required to help you get the best from your career or executive leadership team.
Kerry’s mission is to help successful leaders achieve positive change in behaviour: for themselves, their people and their teams, and his deep business understanding allows him to step into a variety of situations and support executives to achieve measurable progress in their leadership behaviour. In fact Kerry guarantees that if you work with him, you will achieve measurable progress in your leadership behaviour, or you can have your money back.
Kerry is a highly motivated Executive Coach, Mentor and Leadership Development Facilitator with a significant background from senior role in Operations, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources and General Management and as a Managing Director/CEO, Deputy Chairman and Chairman.
Kerry has a proven track record of delivering real value to the top and bottom lines of national and International organisations.
He has great insights into the issues involved in organisational change and leadership development, and considerable success in developing people. Much of this working life was involved in restructuring and consolidating businesses due to growth, changes of ownership and in taking divisions out of parent companies as ‘stand-alone’ entities.
Some of Kerry’s Individual Developmental Coaching candidates include Divisional CEOs & Executive Directors of international companies, an Executive Director of the Victorian Essential Services Commission, a Partner in a national law firm, a COO of an elite sporting organisation, and a Group GM IT of a global transport & logistics company.
Kerry’s Team Coaching experience includes the facilitation of both multi-organisation and enterprise based Talent and Leadership Development programs in Australia and India.
He has over 25 years’ experience as a Senior Executive across Australia. Prior to his consulting and executive coaching career, Kerry had executive positions in capital intensive/heavy manufacturing, retail hardware, building materials and engineering construction companies.
Qualifications & Accreditations
Kerry has earned professional certification and accreditations from recognized global executive coaching organizations, including:
- Masters Degree in Organisation Dynamics from RMIT University, Melbourne
- Mechanical & Structural Engineering, Business Management and Corporate Director Qualifications
- Certified Coach at Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching
- Accredited Practitioner in Leadership Development Assessments from Human Synergistics: LSI/GSI and Leadership Impact LI
- Strategic Negotiations & Influencing Program by ENS International
- Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
“I worked with Kerry Little as my executive coach in a year-long, one-on-one executive coaching program, at a formative stage of my development as a leader. He challenged me to be courageous in my approach to my development. I would commend Kerry as an executive coach. He is genuine, passionate and pragmatic. Kerry brings to the coaching relationship deep business and people insight and experiences, and has the ability to cause you to stop and think, and critically evaluate options for action!”
Travis Auld, CEO at Gold Coast Suns