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Australian Executive Leadership Coaching Centre

Our People

AELCC coaches are all successful coaches with successful business experience.

All AELCC coaches have more than 15 years’ business experience working at senior leadership levels in a number of different industries and in a number of countries. AELCC coaches are trained in the models and approaches used as well as being accredited in all of the assessment instruments used. Ongoing training is provided and required.

Training for AELCC coaches includes an internship approach which requires observing coaching delivery where agreed with the executive participant, observation by the principal coaches and ongoing calibration and monitoring of the coaches to maintain consistency and quality.

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson has 30 years’ experience in coaching, mentoring, training and developing people at levels from students to Chief Executives in business, public sector and academic environments.

He is a personal demonstration of learning and adapting to changing work environments. His extensive background and unique combination of developed skills and talents qualify him as an invaluable coach for any organisation which values development and growth, particularly in an environment of change.

Peter now focuses on helping people, particularly senior executives and those who report to them, to use their brain in a generative and progressive manner so they meet the challenges of a changing work world and changing cultures, resulting in sustainable business and personal advances.


Because of his extensive experience of, and knowledge and training in, principles of learning, training, and framing, Peter is able to design training programs and development programs for people to use in business organisations. These programs are designed in such a way that they remain in the organisation in a generative manner – that is, they work, are practical and can continue to be used and by other trainers. In addition, Peter’s experience enables him to work at a more senior level, not only in designing and writing materials but also coaching others so that they can coach, design and write.

Many of the programs that Peter has designed and implemented have gone on to become the foundational training outlines and design for major corporate ongoing programs involving marketing, category management, customer service, call centre management, billing systems, presentation skills, advanced facilitation skills, emotional intelligence, and self management.


Peter demonstrates outstanding strength in consulting on complex issues, developing training and coaching programs to address those issues, training trainers, and writing.

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David Moont

David Moont has 30 years' leadership experience in private practice, multinational corporations, and governments and as a consultant in Australia, Canada, USA, Asia and Hong Kong. Whether in private practice or in organisations, David's work has focused on the development of individuals, teams and organisations, to enhance performance and organisational effectiveness.

David now focuses on coaching and leadership development at the executive level with individuals as well as systemic coaching programs and executive level team building.

Coaching, Mentoring and Consulting Experience

David's extensive leadership and operational experience is the basis of his success as a coach in the corporate world. Clients most value David's ability to help them see the big picture and think strategically while at the same time being practical, and able to help them focus on and develop what is most important for their current outcomes.

Clients describe David as being motivating and realistic with a focus on results and success. A key factor in David's success is his ability to help clients make specifc behavioural changes, impacting both their business and personal lives.

David has proven his ability to work with, lead and develop staff from the shop floor to executive levels, filling leadership roles up to and including General Manager, winning awards for team building and leadership. In coaching assignments this enables David to practise real world situations with clients in a practical manner. David has led the development of other consultants and trained other coaches in their development.

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John Hannelly


In addition to his coaching skills, John was Human Resources Director for Hewlett Packard for 4 years and Compaq Computer Corporation for 13 years where he was also Company Lawyer. During this period John established a highly successful senior executive mentoring program that was recognised as being industry leading.

Coaching Approach

John’s coaching approach is built around working with clients to understand their strengths and individual styles, identify the key success factors for both the individual and the company and then work together to make it happen. John’s clients experience unique awareness and growing confidence as they achieve better outcomes both professionally and personally.

Representative Engagements

Successfully coached the newly appointed CEO of a fast-moving and high profile media organisation to develop outstanding Leadership skills and achieve great success during 2010.

Selected to provide leadership and career coaching to many lawyers, human resources executives and professional staff over the last 5 years.

Assessment of leadership talent in an IT software company and provided coaching to the Chairman in order to achieve optimal outcomes following the acquisition of the company.

Selected to conduct assessments of potential partners for a commercial legal practice.

Representative Clients

SAP, Allen & Overy, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Clayton Utz, Mallesons, Macquarie University, Qantas, Freemantle Media, Fairfax

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Peter Denman

Peter Denman is an Executive Coach offering a unique mix of commercial and people skills developed in fifteen years corporate experience with leading organisations in Australia and the UK

Peter Denman is an accomplished Executive Coach with a background in strategic marketing with leading global organisations in Australia and the UK. During his marketing career, Peter gained extensive experience leading teams to deliver multi-million dollar product launches and marketing campaigns. He has strong analytical and strategic development experience.

Peter's coaching style is down-to-earth with an uncanny ability to make connections that make the complex seem simple. Peter brings a commercial focus to coaching ensuring that change is focused on results that drive organisational performance. Peter's firm belief is that coaching provides individuals with the insights and tools to reach levels of performance they could not attain on their own. Peter has more than 2500 hours coaching experience gained over 5 years of practice.

Peter is equally comfortable working with individuals or leading workshops. A gifted facilitator, Peter brings humour and a pragmatic focus to workshops. Each participant leaves with significant insights and tools to make lasting changes.

Offering a unique mix of commercial and people skills, Peter holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Communication from the Australian College of Applied Psychology to complement his Bachelor of Commerce degree. Peter also holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, NLP Business Practitioner Certification and accreditation in several personality and behavioural assessment tools.


Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Management)
Graduate Diploma of Counselling
NLP Business Practitioner
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Certified in Hogan Assessment Systems
Certified in Myers Briggs
Certified in Team Management Profile
Certified in Personal Directions (Management Research Group)
Certified in DiSC

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Dr Mabel Gonzales

Dr Mabel Gonzales is a leadership consultant and a leadership coach with over 30 years’ experience in helping school leaders and business executives to expand their perspective in self and organisational development. She guides her clients to solve complex problems by adopting systems thinking and developing skills to understand and meet the needs of different stakeholders. She coaches her clients to develop a heightened self- and other-awareness through emotional intelligence and to build needed relationships to attain workplace alignment and personal success.

Mabel has developed and delivered effective training programs for corporate and educational organisations including NSW teachers and education leaders in China. She has organised and conducted induction training sessions for new employees in various international organisations and designed courses on topics such as change management, supervisory and management development, interpersonal skills, motivation, and leadership for numerous educational and business organizations including E-learning and blended learning.

Internationally, Mabel has co-facilitated large-scale workshops with international HR consulting firms and local government agencies and worked effectively to meet business targets such as planning of simulation exercises, and conducting assessment centres. Mabel is also a researcher on leadership studies and Inclusive Education. She has presented numerous research papers in international conferences worldwide.

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