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Rob Balmer

Executive Coach | Director

As cofounder of coachlive, Rob’s career has afforded him an acute understanding of the importance of effective leadership at all levels of an organisation.

Rob's a passionate advocate of the need to disrupt traditional forms of leadership and management development with individualised, context specific and application based coaching solutions.

His perceptive leadership acumen has been published in two successful books; The Naked Executive, (Prentice-Hall 2001) and The High Wire Executive, (Penguin 2004), which he coauthored.

Rob’s corporate experience includes nine years in the IT sector with Compaq Computer Australia, where he held national sales manager, executive general manager, and ultimately company director roles. He also worked as project engineer and sales engineer for Honeywell Ltd in his early career.  

In 2001, he transitioned to the world of organisational development, and his experiences led him to cofound Executive Central in 2004, driving it to become the industry leading organisation it is today. In 2016, his passionate belief that traditional forms of leadership and management training need disrupting led him to cofound coachlive.

Rob has an Honours degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from QUT, a Masters of Professional Studies (Coaching Practice) from USQ.

Driven change across sectors

Finance and insurance

Professional services

IT and telecommunications

Retail / Fast moving consumer goods

Government at all levels

Mining and energy

Key areas of focus

Inspirational executive leadership

Customer centric culture transformation

Strategic relationship management

Executive presence and impact

Superior team performance

Coaching as a leadership skill

Career transition and assimilation

Back to your team

Make the most of the coachlive opportunity.  Go with it. Sometimes what you thought you would discuss, is not what is ultimately the most beneficial for you”.

KPMG, Australia

Opportunity to discuss workplace challenges in real time. My coachlive experience was fantastic and I found itto be an excellent way to develop practical leadership skills”.

HR Manager
ESRI, Australia

When I started this process, I was sceptical, and wary of being subjected to a whole lot of meaningless management speak. I have found the process profoundly useful and feel a significant shift within myself and my approach to work and relationships". 

Melita Rowe
Host International, PNG