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.
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.
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.”
His style of communication is consistent with this and he is held up as a role model for these traits within the business.”
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.”
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.”
He is very professional, relaxed and confident.
He researched the audience well and his messages hit the mark.”
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.”