Life | Wellbeing | Mindset Coach 

Derek has Coached and Mentored men and women from the Corporate Sector, Not for Profit, Self-Employed Business owners, Leaders and senior school students all wanting to have better health, relationships, purpose and meaning in life. Derek’s extensive experience and training is transformative. Your mind, body and soul will soon feel in allignment with your purpose and vision, when you work with Derek.

As he says, “We are all whole and complete, full of greatness. Sometimes we just need that bit of help remembering who we are, and to be challenged to become who were are truly capable of becoming.”

His lived experience is his unique advantage. An ordinary middle-aged Aussie bloke, who grew up in Melbourne. Derek’s journey started with a lifelong background in several competitive sports, including martial arts where he gained insight into eastern philosophies and a smarter way of living.

Has been divorced and has kids. He has suffered from depression and has friends with mental health conditions. He relates exceptionally well with anyone who has had similar hurdles and life experiences.

Derek has studied human behaviour and peak performance formally and informally for over 20 years.

He has over 30 years as a Trainer/Educator, 10 as a professional Mindset Coach specializing in helping his clients, be happier, healthier and higher performing in their personal and professional life.

Some of the larger organisations Derek has made a difference for include:

  • Deakin University,
  • Austin Hospital,
  • ABB Australia,
  • VIC Roads,
  • Essential Energy NSW,
  • Turner &Townsend Global WA &

Apart from Teaching qualifications, he has a Nationally accredited Diploma in Coaching and Leadership, is an Internationally accredited Neuro (Mindset) Coach with the ICF (International Coaching Federation) Derek is also a qualified Meditation Teacher, with Meditation Australia with further training in Eastern Philosophies & Practices through many years in Martial Arts training, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and has completed Whole Food Medicine training with Don Tolman.

He’s an active contributor of two Men’s Circles which create safe spaces for men to be heard without judgement and the opportunity to self-explore how to become a better man in a confidential environment with other men who share similar challenges and aspirations.


The benefits of working with Derek 1:1: 

  • Increased happiness and positivity
  • Greater peace and calm
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Increased self-love
  • More effective communication
  • More love and deeper connection with friends, partners and other key relationships in your life
  • A greater sense of purpose, clarity and direction
  • Increased motivation and drive
  • Being able to live passionately
  • Feeling empowering and 'in charge' of the outcomes and the goals you acheive- in life, as a whole
  • Transformational team building
  • Team cohesion (Brain Dominance Profiling)
  • Increased resilience
  • Increased focus, productivity and living life effectively, and in a balanced way.

Derek also offers these group programs

3-part Health and Wellbeing Program – for men (group settings, or 1:1)

  • Module 1 covers All Areas of igniting Health and Wellbeing.
  • Module 2 covers Self Awareness of Thinking and Behaviour habits.
  • Module 3 covers Looking out for and Supporting Each Other.

Mindfit - 8 week program (group online workshop)

Double Your Performance yet Halve Your Stress (group online workshop)

Education and Professional Development Summary

  • Dip Education (Adults) – Melbourne University
  • Dip Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring – Fire Up Coaching
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Trainer and Assessor
  • Wellbeing Counselling (Dept Of Ed)
  • Meditation Teacher – Meditation Australia
  • Former Scout Leader & Queens Scout
  • L.P (Neuro Linguistic Programming)- Chris Howard
  • Landmark Education Australia - Senior Graduate Melbourne
  • Mental Health First Aid Instructor- MHFA Australia
  • First Aid Instructor

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