Ep93 | Greg Smith – Author of Career Conversations


Greg Smith is the author of Career Conversations – How to Get the Best from Your Talent Pool

Early in his career Greg realised our motivations and behaviours determine the way in which we work with others, the way we lead, and whether we reach our career potential. In 2006 he completed his Masters in Career Development and later assisted Edith Cowan University in delivery of that program.

Over a long and varied leadership career he has benefited from several major transitions. This included leading large international, merchanting and trading businesses at chief executive level, followed by leading various consulting businesses and finally, co-founding and leading the HR consulting firm, deliberate practice, as Managing Partner and CEO.

Greg’s extensive experience and strong track record of successfully shaping and driving business turnarounds, together with his expertise in career development, executive coaching and mentoring allows him to assist leaders to enhance their effectiveness and career satisfaction.

He is also accredited in theoretical and applied aspects of Solution-Focused Coaching from the Coaching Psychology Unit of the University of Sydney, a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) and a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) and Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute (FAMI).

During the conversation Julian explores Greg’s book, Career Conversations, in detail. Episode highlights include:

  • Why Greg decided to write Career Conversations
  • The new career reality and how we can reinvent ourselves
  • The importance of personal brand and the value of networking
  • Leading the career conversation and why a written plan is so important


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