Greg Barnes

Australia - Western Australia

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Get ready to experience a most unique presentation from one of the world's top corporate team coaches. Greg travels the world coaching leadership teams for global giants like BHPBilliton, Starbucks, British Telecom and Chevron and is now based in Perth. Greg Barnes is also renowned as being one of the worst sailors to ever coach an Americas Cup and Gold Medal winning World Championship team for Australia. Luckily he is an excellent Sport Scientist and Team Performance coach.

But his real claim to fame is being the only person in history to have been slapped (repeatedly) whilst proposing to his (now) wife. A story which he shares in the book he wrote to his first son entitled "The Genie Within" A "Life Coaching" book that now raises money for Charity in countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Macau, Indonesia, PNG, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and here in Australia.

Greg is much more than just another presenter, facilitator or coach. His wealth of life experience and world class corporate knowledge combined with his dynamic presentation style make him highly sought after for special events. As one of the world's leading corporate coaches, and master facilitators his specialties include:

- Creating  and Sustaining  High Performance Teams

- Leveraging Diversity and Cultures for Exceptional Results

- Breakthrough Leadership in an Era of Rapid Change

- Using Dynamic Scenarios to Build World Beating Streategic Plans

- Building and Sustaining Winning Alliances, JV's and Partnerships

- Learning  from the Best: Implementing Best Practice on the World Stage

- Imagineering: Breaking Paradigms to achieve quantum leaps in Performance

Major conferences book Greg for keynote addresses because he captivates audiences and has the rare gift of being able to connect with everyone - from CEO's to staff - with his enthusiasm, practical knowledge, story telling and ability to embed targeted messages. His presentations and workshops are highly interactive with a balance of excellence, action learning and where appropriate humor and fun.

Since the hectic days of establishing his first business in Hong Kong, Greg has survived three near death experiences (including MS and a stroke), completed a scientific expedition to the Himalayas, swum the English Channel, and coached a World Championship Team to win a Gold Medal.

Greg's book (The Genie Within) was written as a 'Self Leadership' Coaching Guide for his son to impart the vast array of lessons and experience gleaned from World Champion sporting and corporate teams. Kazakhstan, England, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the USA are just some of the countries where the book is now read.

His most recent book and corresponding keynote is called "CLICK! Why you Click with some People and others drive you Crazy".

True Colours Workshop
This workshop is definitely one for you & your team!!
The True Colours Workshop provides participants with tools to help identify and understand different personalities.
This will help participants identify their own potential, maximise their relationships with others and continue their own self development.
It is an exciting, fun and interactive learning experience that is jam-packed with intriguing new knowledge and insights into improving both individual and team performance.


An exciting speaker, who believes. Great participation and fun with the colours. The audience had a good time and learned a lot.
- Essilor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

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