What Others Say

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    Nik Robinson, Owner Advertising Agency

    Oscar gave me one or two insights that just made sense of everything, and also eased the anxiety and just brought me clarity.

    That really surprised me, that he got the industry I’m in but has never ever, to my knowledge, ever worked in the advertising or media industry.

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    Ray Kloss, Marketing Director

    Working with Oscar brings results that are beyond expectations.

    I find that Oscar challenges me and confronts me.

    He has this intuitive ability to ask the question that needs to be asked instead of the question that I think I want to have asked.

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    Paul Scanlan, Sales Director

    I would recommend Oscar to people that are really serious about lifting their performance to the next level.

    A lot of people think that’s about working harder or working smarter. It’s none of those functional things. It’s a state of mind.

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    Cathy Jamieson, Marketing Leader – Telecommunications

    The qualities that Oscar has that makes him a great coach is that he listens. He doesn’t dictate it to you, he helps you discover yourself.

    I think that experience comes in place in the game because he’s just able to steer you in the right direction but he helps you discover what you want to do.

    The tangible results that I got with working with Oscar was really about clarity and defining the problem. Oscar helped me think through and analyse things.

  • Anthony Long, Chief Financial Officer Technology

    What surprised me most is probably how uncomfortable I felt when we dug into some challenges

    Oscar has that amazing ability to really drill in. I felt really uncomfortable about it but then I thought about it, but then he also had the ability to pull it out and to turn that around to make a positive and to really get a result from it.

    I found that quite unique and quite amazing.

  • Nick Beaugeard, Founder Technology Start-up and Entrepreneur

    When I first got engaged with Oscar, we were kind of stuck in a rut. We were doing fairly new things in the industry but we were bringing old world principles to them. We flipped the way we thought.

    We’ve gone from being a services organisation where we delivered professional services at a price to being a price-per-user-per-month organisation.

    Our valuation, to give you an idea, has multiplied ten times from when I first met Oscar.

  • Cathy Jamieson, Marketing Leader – Telecommunications

    The challenges that I came to Oscar to discuss were all about my work but as we went through the process and then the framework I actually spoke with Oscar about a lot more of my personal issues.

    The process of working with Oscar was much more, much, much better than I had expected. I was quite skeptical, skeptical of life coaches, skeptical of business coaching.

    Even though you’re dealing with the personal or you’re dealing with potentially work issues that are highly emotive, it gives you an opportunity to look at them objectively.

    I have a much better marriage relationship with my husband. It’s much more honest and open and that benefits the whole family.

    In terms of work, I have a really clear plan that I’m working to and I think that I … No, I KNOW that I’ve identified what I want to do, which is a great thing to be able to say.

  • Warren Billington, Managing Director Technology

    Oscar was very adept to understanding where I was at that particular point in time. I think when we started with the sessions, he assessed where I was and would push boundaries relative to those specific situations and I think, if I think about some of the latest sessions where things were a little more confronting and challenging where you.

    Oscar questioned some of my perspectives on certain things but I felt comfortable but I think the thing for me is how results driven he is every single session that I have been involved with, we would discuss it, set objectives.

    I felt that I walked away feeling like I had more clarity, that I had better direction but also that I had something to work on which was completely measurable.

  • Mallika Sathi, Asia Pacific Product Strategy Financial Services

    In working with Oscar, I was trying to figure out how better communicate the benefits that my function delivers to the business.

    How to better influence stakeholders that were in far long locations nowhere near Australia and ensure that they understood some of the pin points felt in the market locally.

Oscar's professional coaching skills turn the illogical to the obvious
Roger Marshall,
Senior Vice President,
Asia Pacific
“The day Oscar decided to ‘formally’ share his extensive wealth of knowledge, experience and humanity through professional coaching, was a great day for everyone in his professional circle! His ability to quickly delve to the heart of a challenge, and then match that challenge with your inner skills is astounding. In a few short exchanges, he turned the illogical into the obvious.”
Vikki Morris,
Partner Strategy
“I worked closely with Oscar for several years. He is professional, diligent, and proactive, has a strong work ethic and brings a wonderful ability to think through issues, concepts and ideas with a 360 degree view. Whilst I no longer work directly with Oscar, he is a strong mentor for me providing support and guidance.”
David Gage,
Chief Executive Officer
“Oscar recently presented to the Express Data management team regarding future trends in ICT. Oscar challenged the team and was extremely thought provoking. It really was an inspiring presentation.
Most importantly Oscar provided a practical path to some high impact change within our business. I highly recommend Oscar as a ICT industry visionary who can provide meaningful insights in technology trends that will assist in shaping your business strategy.”
Kevin Ackhurst,
Managing Director,
Managing Director,
Google for Work ANZ
“Oscar exemplifies professionalism. His manner, approach and follow up are exemplary.
His style of communication is consistent with this and he is held up as a role model for these traits within the business.”
Rob Dell,
Managing Director
“Oscar has brought a unique perspective to the way I think and the way I think about my business. Oscar helped me create a clear plan of the future and more importantly through my new plan in under 12 months I transformed my business and have created a new way to think about growth for me and my organisation. He is careful to listen and challenges me to be the best I can be.”
Oscar has worked with Macquarie University
Professor David Wilkinson,
Deputy Vice Chancellor
“Oscar was on a panel at one of our key alumni events. His contributions were outstanding; he spoke passionately about the values underpinning his life and his work. He spent lots of time with many attendees long after the formal event was complete. Many thanks Oscar!”
Fallon Cryer,
Asia Director Dynamics
“Oscar has a great talent and passion for helping people grow professionally.
As a mentor, Oscar is open, honest, and constructive; focused on driving tangible outcomes and a practical learning experience.
Having Oscar as my mentor is a challenging and very rewarding experience. His “don’t try –do” approach to goal setting is inspiring and I recommend him as an advisor for anyone serious about professional development.”
Paul Scanlan,
ANZ Sales Director
“I can’t recommend Oscar highly enough for his role as a coach and mentor. Oscar offered a framework and guided me through a process that resulted in my reengineering my own future. I am enjoying a new career direction and have a far healthier more balanced lifestyle.
The impact of Oscar’s work is also evident in my new approach to the leadership role I have undertaken. Building strategy and business plans is one element of business change, but successful leadership comes through building teams that embrace and drive business change.”
Jane Huxley,
Managing Director,
Australia and New Zealand
“Oscar is widely acknowledged and respected for his integrity, clarity and ability to drive cross group collaboration. The tone and manner in which Oscar conducts his business makes him remarkable. I could not possibly recommend Oscar more highly.”
Philip Hayes,
International Sales & Marketing
“Oscar did a great job presenting at our Sales Conference.
He is very professional, relaxed and confident.
He researched the audience well and his messages hit the mark.”
Ann Quarmby,
General Manager Service Delivery
“Wanting to change my approach to some things in order to move forward both personally and professionally I worked with Oscar over a 6 month period. I didn’t anticipate discovering that really the changes needed were small (but subtle).
I think that Oscar contributed enormously to helping me see the way forward – all done in a non-intrusive way. He was able to see the organisational context I was working in pretty quickly and with some very powerful questions/active listening held a “mirror up” for me to see things more clearly.
He steered me to developing the plan of action and setting some realistic (but challenging goals). You will find Oscar someone very discreet with great intelligence and integrity.”

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