John Groarke, has over 38 years experience as a management consultant in a career that also includes:
Operational (strategy consulting) – providing and leading internal support in business operations, service delivery, learning and knowledge, and training to major professional services firms in Asia Pacific | IBM Business Consulting Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting
External Consulting – working for clients of major professional services firms in Europe and Asia Pacific as a strategy consultant specialising in information technology | IBM Business Consulting Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, Price Waterhouse Urwick, JEGMC - UK, Grant Thornton Management Consultants
Internal Consulting – working as the internal IT consultant to a large group of companies in the United Kingdom | Silentnight Holdings plc
Operational (industry) – developing proven IT skills from programming, through systems design and analysis, to IT management and finally management services (managing IT plus Organisation & Methods and Operations Research activities) | GB Papers plc
My 400+ clients, over ALL my years, are from these sectors (ANZSIC divisions), with 200+ from Professional, Scientific and Technical Services:
Reference stories and case studies are available, on request. Client testimonials are also available, depending upon the non-disclosure agreements entered into.
I was a Mentor for the Australian Government's Enterprise Connect - Enterprise Learning and Mentoring (ELM) program until June 2012 when the program closed.
TRAINING for the University of Sydney's Centre for Continuing Education
I have an integrated series of three Consulting Business courses:
I also have a supporting Consulting Skills course - Effective consulting skills.
Starting a consulting business [SACB]
Operating a consulting business [OACB]
Boosting a consulting business ( ... for greater success) [BACB]
Effective consulting skills course [ECSC]
Expert Contributor to Kochie's Business Builders
I was writing fortnightly insights and anecdotes on how to further develop your consultancy business:
Please note that some of my articles were published via their Kochie's Business Builders Bulletin which is an iPhone and iPad app.
Conference: University of Western Sydney - October 2018 Professional Careers Conference - presentation - "Essential Management Skills".
Conference: Institute of Management Consultants - November 2016 National Conference - short talk - "How to rapidly improve / transform ... ADAPT + INNOVATE + FACILITATE".
Workshops: 'Clearly Business' Sydney Metro Business Enterprise Centre - August 2015 to August 2016:
Workshop: Village North Sydney - November 2013 launch - Answers to three BIG consulting questions: #1 - Fending off contractors, #2 - Keeping topical and maintaining relevance, #3 - Generate certainty and confidence.
Workshop: Sydney Business Month - May 2013 program - A consulting career - is it for you?
Exhibitions & Conferences: Flying Solo LIVE! / Independent's Day - I exhibited at Flying Solo's public event at the Australian Technology Park, Redfern, Sydney for four consecutive years (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008).
Workshops: NSW Government - Trade & Investment - Small Business September initiative - I presented my How to make a living as a consultant - the fundamental actions seminar and workshop at The Business Centre, North Parramatta in 2011, 2010 and 2009 (three times each year).
Workshops: NSW Government - Trade & Investment - MicroBiz Week initiative - I presented my How to make a living as a consultant - the fundamental actions seminar and workshop at The Business Centre, North Parramatta in 2011.
Conference: Hargraves Institute 2009 Innovation Conference - paper - "Have we got an innovative advisor for you" - which examined the characteristics of such an advisor.
Keynote speech: Lexmark - May 2009 - "The new normal in professional services".
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