Richard Clarke

Executive Coach

Professional Summary

Richard brings three decades of business experience as a management consultant, head of operations and leadership coach. Working across a breadth of industries including mining, financial services, telecommunications, education, government and technology, Richard has been an enabler of change at individual, team, and organisational levels across global corporations to smaller private businesses.

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Science in Coaching Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Education, both from the University of Sydney
  • Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation
  • Rochard holds accreditations in The Leadership Circle 360, Hogan Personality Assessments, Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey and Mental Health First Aid


As a management consultant with Accenture, he helped many client organisations to enable change associated with large scale business and IT transformations. He established the Accenture Learning Outsourcing business in Australia and managed end-to-end training operations for Telstra for Five years. He was also a Senior Partner with Accounting firm Findex/Crowe Horwath.

Richard also has experience running private businesses as Chief Operating Officer for IT/SaaS and Leadership Development companies. He has managed all aspects of these businesses including finance, people and culture, customer services and product development.

Coaching Approach

As a leadership coach, Richard has a passion for helping people find purpose and perspective. His clients are typically one of three personas: the `motivated emerging leader’, the `leader stepping up to a new role’ or the `successful leader at a career crossroads’. As a master of coaching psychology, Richard takes an evidence-based, solution-focused approach to coaching, drawing on a range of psychological frameworks such as adult development theory and systems thinking. He brings a personalised and collaborative approach to coaching which seeks to empower individuals with autonomy for their own development.

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