Ivan focusses on getting leaders out of the trenches. Leaders who don’t have time to lead are a common feature of growing businesses. Ivan helps them to restructure their businesses to better control growth and/or better manage expenses. He does this by getting leaders clear and aligned around their commercial vision, structure and required leadership attributes.
Ivan is often engaged to help businesses grow to the next level through organisational structure and developing leadership skills.
- The right organisational structure ensures the right person is in the right job at the right pay grade. The outcome typically is an increased leadership capacity for strategic tasks.
- Leadership skills development is an important part of the implementation of any new structure. Moving a CEO out of day-day-day requires a different leadership approach and a new skill. Businesses cannot grow quicker than the leaders, Ivan’s motto is to "grow businesses by growing the people".
Typical projects include:
- Organisational structure design
- Facilitating "vision and strategy" retreats
- Membership of advisory boards
- CEO coaching
- Leadership development.
- Certified AltusQ coach and coach trainer
- EMCC Accredited Coach at Senior Practitioner level
- Bachelor of Science (Maths and Statistics).
Originally trained as a ‘numbers geek’ completing a Science (Maths and Statistics) degree, Ivan honed his skills across the Financial Services sector with roles at Commonwealth Bank, Macquarie Bank and Westpac. Ivan held various senior roles within these organisations, and was chartered to lead teams managing P&Ls, new product development and process re-engineering.
He has held several board positions including the Australian Croatian Chamber of Commerce, and the North Ryde Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank.
Ivan is also a doting father to Maks (14), Lucas (13) and Anabel (11), married to Marijana and is a part-time home-gym enthusiast.
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