About Duncan Sutherland

Duncan is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. He has extensive experience in executive coaching, consulting and group facilitation, with clients in both the private and public sectors ranging from CEOs to senior public sector executives and business unit managers.  Duncan has successfully designed, implemented, managed and delivered executive coaching programs in a wide range of enterprises in the public service and the NFP sector. Duncan is an approved panel member of the Australian Public Service Commission, and the NSW Public Service Commission as an Executive Coach. He is also an accredited Assessor using the Hudson method, as well as Hudson Tools for Talent (BAQ). Duncan is currently participating in the NSW Public Service Commission Executive Development Program as an assessor and executive coach with the Leadership Academy.

Duncan’s key strengths are in leadership development through the mobilisation of the soft skills, coaching skills for managers, professional development of staff, performance appraisal, and developmental coaching. Duncan has a strong Public Sector background at the executive level in education, business development, emergency services and justice services. He has successfully managed government business enterprises, both within NSW and internationally.

Duncan’s specialty is developmental coaching using a strength-based future-focused approach based on models of adult development, positive psychology and neuro-science. He is accredited for The Leadership Circle leadership effectiveness development tool, and for the Team Management Profile for the assessment and development of team effectiveness. Where appropriate he uses a range of other tools including the VIA Signature Strengths analysis, Big 5 Personality assessment, and DISC analysis. Duncan has extensive experience in face-to-face and on-line coaching delivery including the use of SKYPE and phone coaching.

Duncan’s clients include NSW Treasury, Workers Compensation Commission, WorkCover WA, Marine Rescue NSW, Corrective Services NSW, NSW Department of Education and Communities, Family and Community Services, Clinical Excellence Commission, Health Support Services, Aboriginal Affairs NSW, Juvenile Justice NSW, Ambulance NSW, NSW Office of Water, Telstra, Hudson Talent Management, Bendelta, New Intelligence, Health Perspectives, Team Management Systems, Horticulture Australia, and Harris Bromly, as well as pro bono coaching for The Smith Family and The Tedd Noffs Foundation.

Duncan is a prequalified supplier of Performance and Management consultancy services through the NSW Department of Finance and Services.

Read more about the Performance and Management Services Consultant Pre-Qualification Scheme. (PDF 365 KB)

Duncan is passionate about supporting others to make the most of their lives through development of their engagement, aspiration and ability across both their professional and personal lives. He believes in the strength of living life to the full based on leadership, robust values and moral courage.

Download Duncan's coaching profile. (PDF 1.5MB)

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