I engaged Chris Deere in June 2019 for the purpose of providing support and guidance for myself and my team at Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Chris’ first interaction with us was a site visit where he met individually with key members of my Management and Senior Leadership team.
Chris was able to create an immediate rapport with the team enabling him to quickly understand the challenges and opportunities that the park was facing at this time. Chris’ extensive experience and knowledge in the Attractions Industry, together with his innate ability to relate effectively to people in a seamless manner, provided us with a valuable and qualified third-party perspective.
Following the site visit Chris continued to work with four key members of my Senior Leadership team remotely for a further six month period. This enabled him to ‘coach’ these key staff in areas such as leadership and enhanced communication as well as opening their minds to different ways of improving their effectiveness in both their own roles and as part of the wider team.
I was seriously considering engaging Chris to do further work with us, focusing on resetting the Company Vision, redefining the Strategy, and then forming an effective Execution Plan. Unfortunately, the advent of Covid 19 forced us to delay this for the short term.
I highly recommend Chris. His extensive and varied background enables him to offer valuable insights from both an Operational and Strategic perspective and he understands the significance and importance of people development to drive business performance.