Francois is the Principal at Advance Coaching & Training, a consultancy supporting professionals, aspiring leaders, and business owners harness their strengths and shape a mindset for more success and fulfillment.
He is known for his dedication and commitment to his clients. He is highly intuitive and brings a unique person-centred approach with a strong emphasis on establishing a supportive environment. He is widely respected for his knowledge of evidence based strengths strategies from positive psychology, solutions focus and adult learning principles with a natural capacity for creating the conditions for people to grow and develop for themselves.
He has worked with individuals in small business to professionals, emerging leaders and managers from some of Australia’s largest organisations such as the Commonwealth Bank, Wesfarmers, Lend Lease, Scentre Group, Suncorp, Nutrimetics and Westpac.
With his extensive background as a corporate and community trainer, coach and consultant, he brings over a decade of experience developing people. He initially received his coach specific training in the year 2000 later completing further formal qualifications and becoming one of the first graduates at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney to complete the Bachelor of Applied Social Science with a Coaching specialisation.
As a consummate professional and with a genuine passion to support others flourish, he maintains a high level of personal and professional development through continued further education, membership of professional bodies and a reflective practice through supervision.
In supporting and developing others in their personal growth and professional development, he stands on the shoulders of pioneers and believes that we hold a natural propensity for growth and given a consistent supportive environment, we can achieve amazing things.
Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, cycling, football and going to the beach.