Richard Duncan

Working with Wentworth since: June 2008

Background and experience: Held senior management roles in advertising agencies and management and brand consultancies as well as several senior marketing positions within a number of multi-national corporations across five continents. The two central themes to my career have been creative thinking and problem solving and managing change within a multitude of companies across a diverse spectrum of business categories, industries and sectors.

Facilitation style: Passionate and highly energetic. I create and promote a safe and fun learning environment and foster a spirit of curiosity and exploration. It’s all about challenging your norms and the norms around you and not accepting the status quo. No idea is a bad idea and I courage everyone to push their own boundaries and explore outside the proverbial box. It’s all about empowering the group to think for itself and have faith that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Main areas of expertise: Creative thinking, ideation and problem solving; leadership development; mobilising and motivating high performance teams; organisation culture and change; presentation skills; customer service and HBDI accredited and trained facilitator.

Passionate about: Helping people reach their potential by confronting their own glass ceiling and finding the way to push past it to achieve what is possible.

Most enjoyable work project and why: Supporting a mid size professional services company harness the power of HBDI and helping them unlock the potential of their people, in particular their managers and leaders in mobilizing the passion, energy and drive of their people.

Qualifications:BSc Combined Honours, post-graduate industry certification diplomas in various marketing disciplines, HBDI accredited and trained facilitator, linguist and long-time columnist.