Learning to lead from the battlefield to the boardroom describes how William Gooderson has shaped his leadership journey over the course of his career. A retired British Army Major with combat experience leading large, high performing teams in complex environments, William leverages his insights on what makes a good leader through his work as a motivational speaker and leadership coach. Working with Federal and State government and in both public and private enterprise, William has refined his battlefield learnings to provide effective leadership training for the spectrum of workplace leaders.

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Whether you are leading in your normal environment, a socially distant office or virtually, the foundational challenges of effective leadership remain the same. Having worked with clients across multiple locations leveraging various technological platforms, William is skilled at supporting your organisation and leaders regardless of your ways of working. He achieves this through three main services:



“Will spoke to the CEO Institute, a Group of 18 senior CEOs of major national organisations, on his personal journey, the leadership that matters, and world best practices on performance planning. He gave an outstanding presentation that deeply impressed all the CEOs there with his honesty, clear purpose and passion. Also with his leadership insights and innovative solutions for well based strategic directions and key personal priorities. I would unhesitatingly support Will Gooderson to other business leaders to provide engaging and insightful presentations on leadership and performance planning but also on creative and effective solutions for business transformations”.

Ray Weekes

Chairman, The CEO Institute in Queensland

"We were lucky enough to engage Will for a year, firstly to undertake an assessment of our middle management team and then as a result, to take a group of approximately 40 emerging leaders through his management workshop program “Traits of Leadership”.  Will inspired this group with his personal experiences and engaging manner, leading them through topics covering accountability, communication, trust, awareness, empathy, courage, optimism and inspiration.  Several of the participants have already demonstrated their growth and achieved promotion within our organisation, with others well on their way to becoming great leaders of the future.

Will also provided excellent support and feedback to our executive team throughout the workshop program and has kept in touch with insights and inspiration post completion.  As our business moves in to the next phase, we will definitely be re-engage Will to assist us in reaching the limits of our abilities to lead our team in to the future. 

I would unconditionally encourage any leader to engage Will in their organisation, his unique ability to engage people from all walks of life and an uncompromising commitment to honesty ensure that he can help you to get the best out of any team".  


Allison Gallaugher

Acting CEO, Casino Canberra Limited & Aquis Entertainment Limited


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