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Tony Corballis has an insatiable appetite for understanding people and supporting their progress, with 23 years of coaching, training and learner assessment under his belt. His main expertise lies in the communication aspects of executive presence and leadership transition, in self-promotion and interview strategy for employability training, in voice and speech development, speech writing and and presentation skills.
Tony Corballis has coached a huge number of managers, senior executives, directors and several c-suite, allowing him intimate insights into high-level corporate business life.
Further to this, his own prior organisational experience spans departmental restructure consultancy, departmental line management, operational strategy implementation, financial accountability and bringing about culture change in a public sector institution embittered by industrial dispute.
Also long ago, Tony Corballis explored organisational communication in great depth as post-graduate study and worked in media relations for an NGO. All these perspectives help to inform the coaching approach.
Tony’s academic credentials include two relevant degrees in business and communication management, along with two teaching qualifications and extensive professional development in management training, communication skills, pedagogy, learning methodologies and assessment systems.
In his professional practice, he is known for being firmly pragmatic and outcome-focused. For 23 years he has also contributed to further and higher education, and specialised in supporting academic development and academic courses in management, IT, business studies, economics and finance.
He has received over 345 hours public and private-sector professional development in management training and communication skills development, and in teaching-learning methodologies and in assessment systems.
Tony Corballis was awarded a Duke of Edinburgh award for authoring a book, English for Management, in 2009.
Tertiary education has instilled a strong belief in the principals of rigour and robust analytic and critical thinking. With several decades in education, educational publishing, e-learning, course design and educational management, his is the calibre of expertise found on committees that design coaching accreditation programmes.
So he is not prone to fads, unlike many coaches. His track record gives him the authenticity, depth and means to distinguish which bits of new fads are genuine, which are just old bits reinvented, and which are plain nonsense. You can trust your coach.
Arduous learning is often not an option for the time-starved. We need help on-the-go. Honest coaching gives you responsive and objective support, even workplace-based if necessary. We work in-company or privately in central London venues, one-to-one or training in small groups.
Some say money is the bottom line. Others say human resources are the real bricks and mortar of any enterprise. But actually, communication is the lifeblood of any organisation. Communication is what matters. Studies have shown that eloquence is strongly correlated with success.
Eloquence and power
TRUE: Research reveals that leaders and executives score higher on lexical tests than their subordinates. Studies into supervisory and executive personnel in 39 companies by Johnson O’Connor found a link between lexical ability and status on the corporate hierarchy. He showed that presidents and VPs averaged 87%, managers 62%, foremen 41%, and floor bosses 32%. Similar research has shown the same correlation between lexis and salary levels!
Your success depends on your expression. The greatest achievers typically have a readiness to stand and speak, and richer lexis. Not just able or good, they are simply better. And the truth is that others judge you by the way you communicate. Whether this is good or not, when you open your mouth you may reflect your education, intelligence and even power in society. Richer and crystal-clear language leaves a great impression.
Empowerment and performance indicators
Companies know this. An enlightened firm is one whose success is tightly aligned with its executives’ success, measurable in their very KPIs and with ultimate bottom-line impact. So communicative competence is a valuable human resource, for any organisation. Communication is organisational lifeblood. Tony Corballis has designed and delivered bespoke training for organisations like Risk Advisory Group, the Mongolian Foreign Office, Balfour Beatty Capital and KL Communications.