Kerry Larkan

Australia - Vic

Specialty Areas

Kerry Larkan is an acclaimed Australian consultant, author and international speaker. His success is extending beyond Australia into Asia, boosted by his relocation to Hong Kong in early 2005. In his earlier years Kerry carved out a career as a successful manager and leader managing a large budget and a staff of 400 plus for a number of years. Kerry has extensive hands-on experience in people skills spanning more than 25 years.

As a speaker and consultant his client list soon began to grow and now includes many well-known and successful companies and organisations such as CPA Australia, BP, Clipsal, Hexcel, Drager, Expo Hire and HP Invent. Over recent years he has played a leading role in revitalizing companies in Australia and Asia through his consulting, presentations, seminars and coaching.

Kerry is passionate about getting the right culture and leadership for success. He is also passionate about developing outstanding people skills.

He has proven skills in Leadership Development, including Executive Mentoring and Organizational Development initiatives, working with Senior Executives of organizations to assess opportunities for enhancing Organizational Culture, Team Dynamics (including conflict resolution), Retention Strategies, Designing and Implementing an Employment Brand, Mentoring Programs, Motivation strategies, Employee Relations Engagement Initiatives, and Leading Change Management Initiatives

Developing employers of choice and an employment brand people want to work for is one of Kerry's strength's. Being a communication strategy and interpersonal skills expert and coach, Kerry develops and facilitates learning experiences for leaders and leadership teams, utilizing the Strategic alignment Survey, Senior Team Alignment Survey and Disc Indra.

As a Conference Speaker in Asia and Australia, Kerry is noted for his refreshing thought provoking perspectives and insights to problems and barriers. He is in demand as a mentor. In particular his skill for developing and implementing successful change strategies is highly sought after.

2004 saw Kerry complete major research on Staff Loyalty and Winning the Talent War. He has recently launched the concept of "Good Boss ~ Bad Boss"(R) to the business world, following his research and review of staff loyalty and employers of choice.

His latest book, "The Talent War" is now available in Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia and on Amazon.

Kerry Larkan is frequently interviewed and quoted in the Asian and Australian press as an expert on staff retention. He has recently written a series of articles for the South China Morning Post on Good and Bad Bosses, whilst still contributing to a variety of magazines and online publications. A member of the Australian Society of Writers, A qualified NLP Practitioner, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Charted Inst of Library and Information Professionals, and an active member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and a past Board member of the National Speakers Association of Australia (NSAA).


Good Boss ~ Bad Boss(R): Finding, Motivating and Retaining Talent

The Talent War: Finding, Motivating and Retaining Talent

Your Most Powerful Alliance: Loyal Employees

Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Anatomy of Life Success

Creating a Top Level Bottom Line

Outperform, Outshine, Outlast: Thriving and Surviving in Competition


I appreciated Kerry's professional attitude and understanding for the needs of the audience.
- Essilor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

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