Tim Dyke

Business Coach


Tim’s focus is on ‘big picture’ strategy coaching, both individually and for teams. He has a passion for change management and leadership development, particularly for 'accidental leaders'. He welcomes opportunities to develop people in both public and private sector. He seeks to enable leaders to understand how to apply their strengths to the system in which they work and how to address what may be holding them back from their passion and purpose.

Following 11 years as a senior executive in the Australian government (leading reform in regulation, compliance, integrity, ethics, research policy), his clients range from public sector through to not-for-profits and small businesses.


  • EMCC European Individual Accreditation
  • Member EMCC and Founding Member, EMCC Asia Pacific Region
  • Certified consultant - The Leadership Circle
  • AltusQ / EMCC EQA awarded Foundation Coaching Skills program
  • The Art of Developmental Coaching training
  • Systemic Constellations training
  • MBA (Public Sector Management and Human Resource Management)
  • Graduate Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Ph D in pharmacology and Master of Veterinary Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons II)


Current relevant experience includes:

  • Coaching at various levels, Australian government e.g. National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Business coaching – retail and creative sector
  • Leadership programs for Outside School Hours Centre coordinators for YMCA of Canberra, Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
  • Strategic planning using Appreciative Inquiry for Advocacy for Inclusion
  • Mentoring in the NFP sector.
European Individual Accreditation


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Men in leadership

Men in leadership – is there a crisis? What’s the issue? Do you really know where you stand today? Have you lost your way? Do you know where you fit in? There has been a lot of justifiable concern about how some men in leadership positions have inappropriately treated women (I’m referring here to campaigns…
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Are you in control?

Are you in control? We all like to feel we are in control. Thinking we are in control is certainly better than believing that we are not in control and thinking that the world is in control of us! But I must admit to changing my thinking about the words I use in talking about…
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Organisational Resilience

Is your organisation resilient?

Is your organisation resilient? Denyer (2017) at BSI and Cranfield School of Management investigated the evidence on organisational resilience. Some important take-outs: organisational resilience resilience is ‘the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions’ organisational resilience ‘involves changing before the cost of not changing becomes too great’…
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How do we run leadership programs that are evidence-based?

How do we run leadership programs that are evidence-based? Based on a meta-analysis(1) by Lacerenza and others (2017), leadership programs do lead to improvements in organisational results. To get results, though, we need to use multiple delivery methods and multiple sessions, hold programs on-site, require mandatory attendance, provide as much training as possible and include…
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Is your organisation hitting its targets?

Is your organisation hitting its targets? The recent Study of Australian Leadership survey showed that many Australian organisations are underperforming – their leaders and managers don’t know the basics of business and they are not innovative enough to survive in the global marketplace.  More than 40 per cent of organisations did not meet their performance targets for return on…
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Are you losing the art of conversation?

Are you losing the art of conversation? Really great to present to an enthused group of Canberrans recently at our Thank Gods It’s Monday event. We all learn from these experiences – one thing I learned was to be reminded how important conversations are, particularly connected ones. Maybe you’ll like the quote I read recently –…
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