Dedicated to the advancement of Management Development
I offer a wide range of practical services and programs for organisations.
Having wide experience in coaching and mentoring I deliver various assignments including professional assessment reporting.
I undertake a number of speaking assignments domestically and overseas relating to people issues.
My services include an information web page where subscribers can visit and receive useful tips and advice from others
People are my great Passion and I am gratified by the many interactions and positive outcomes in my career to date. It seems I have been given a gift to Engage with all generational groups with ease. My good fortune has been to travel and work in over thirty countries living in several; along the way absorbing the nature of different Cultures and diversity.
I continually find a sense of Practicality & Common sense and it seems to work for my clients. As a sole operator I can offer Flexibility with my range of services whether it is public programs or working on site conducting tailored assignments.
The decision to base my efforts to seek Innovation in management development in organisations stems from my desire to use my experience, in order that I can make a contribution in strengthening the skills of our potential leaders.
Ken Wood has helped me in many ways over the years. He has worked on Workplace process change, business, commercial and personal advice for me. I have found Ken to be reliable, astute and effective and value our relationship greatly.
Our company has had an association with Ken for several years. I initially met Ken through The Executive Connection and he was a great mentor for me. After my TEC years, Ken has continued to play a critical in our business in our recruitment. If anyone has tried to win a position in our company, they would know that Fort Knox would be an easier target, compared to our recruitment process. Ken has been at the vanguard of our recruitment for several years and our collaboration has been highly successful with outstanding results in the selection and retention of key staff. Ken is a world citizen, yet despite that does not lose sight of his humble beginnings. His ability to interact with an enormous range of people is exceptionally strong, and he changes gears effortlessly adapting to all sorts of personality types from all sorts of backgrounds with absolute ease. His ability to read people is exceptional. I recommend Ken wholeheartedly.
I am pleased to confirm that I have known Ken Wood for a number of years and consider him to be very experienced in the areas of implementation and facilitation of workplace change. It is a subject Ken is passionate about and I have seen firsthand evidence of his expertise. Ken has vast knowledge of his subject, he has written a number of publications about workplace change and has an international reputation as a speaker on this subject. I have no hesitation in commending him to you
It has been my pleasure to work with Ken Wood for the past six years in his roles as a TEC Chair and as a TEC Speaker. Ken is one of those rare human beings who devotes his entire attention to the person he is speaking with. As such, he is able to quickly get to the root of any situation and offer thoughtful suggestions with great impact. His ability to truly listen and quickly analyse is why he is also a fantastic group facilitator with skill in drawing the issues out of a diverse and challenging audience. Above all else, Ken is a man who brings joy to everything he does, and he readily shares this joy with those around him
Ken’s ability to identify the key issues-addressing the cause not the symptoms therefore getting to the heart of the matter. He has been able to draw out issues from our director group and enable us to once again take ownership. A strong facilitator and mentor who easily develops trust with a diverse range of people. He has a unique proactive approach to problem solving rather than damage control. As a result of Ken’s involvement in our business he has enabled us to get on the front foot with issues that had they not been addressed, would otherwise have restricted the growth of our business. Our business has had consistent strong growth through our involvement with Ken and he has been a key component in making this happen in spite of a difficult economic climate.
Ken’s approach to training is very practical and he is focussed on our business needs
"I have worked with Ken in preparing for and facilitating Strategic planning workshops with mutual clients and have always found Kens skills and ability to challenge management in their strategic thinking with his open and honest approach. And this has helped their businesses find new direction and develop sound plans
Ken is the best facilitator that I've experienced in 20 years of my working life. His passion for helping people and firms succeed delivers almost immediately in real results. Ken has a great touch with people and tremendous practical experience.
In the past twenty years I have been actively involved in the development of business leaders - firstly as a lecturer of strategy in university business management education programs and subsequently as the Chair of TEC CEO groups. It has been a privilege for me to share much of that journey with Ken Wood. He has brought passion and deep intellect to the development of effective managers and leaders. In particular, Ken has successfully translated his practical and relevant experiences into very specific learnings for all of the people with whom he has interacted and delivers his wisdom with great clarity and professionalism. I would be very happy to recommend Ken as an outstanding management educator.