CEO, Outward Looking International
Glenn’s passion is developing people, leaders, and organizations. He has worked in many executive roles in Australia and the U.S, and with corporate, government, and not-for-profit leaders in more than twenty countries. After 10 years working for a multinational company, NSK Bearings Australia, Glenn trained as a psychologist. In 1992, he successfully launched a new enterprise—Pro-Fam Australia—that provided specialist programs in the corporate and community sectors. During this time he designed the globally acclaimed program, How to Drug Proof Your Kids, which expanded to more than a dozen countries in Asia, North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, resulting in French, and Arabic versions being developed. In 2003, Glenn was approached by a large U.S-based NGO with offices in eighteen countries, to develop their international operations, where he became COO of Global Operations. His primary focus was on building leadership and organizational capacity. He oversaw the rollout of a new global brand strategy and global governance and partnership model. Concerned that leaders were becoming increasingly disillusioned and frustrated at not being able to perform at a level they expect of themselves and seeing that stress and anxiety negatively affect their performance and key relationships, Glenn launched Outward Looking® in 2010. During this time, he completed a Doctorate in Global Leadership through George Fox University in Portland, Oregon, focusing on the relationship between leadership character and organizational performance across different cultures. Glenn is a published author and speaker, and lives in Australia with his wife Natalie and three children.
Director, Outward Looking International
John Sikkema is an accomplished business leader, speaker, philanthropist, and author of Enriched: Re- Defining Wealth. John is the Chairman of Halftime Australia (which is affiliated with Halftime USA, based in Dallas, Texas) a values-based executive coaching organization addressing the growing hunger and need amongst business leaders and owners to pursue more than success. At 49, as CEO and largest shareholder of the financial planning group Garrisons (now called Genesys) and Funds Management company, Synergy Capital Management, John successfully sold the business to a top 100 listed company, Challenger. He had transformed the small company he started in Tasmania into a successful franchise business with 65 offices across Australia. Yet, it was his personal transformation that remains his most satisfying and rewarding achievement. John is passionate about inspiring and empowering business leaders to discover their life purpose and make the 2nd Half of their lives better than the 1st Half by turning their business and life into a living and lasting legacy. As a Halftimer, John still keeps a hand in the business scene, through his property development companies and sitting on various boards, including a director of Empart (formally Compassion for India). He regularly takes business people on leadership training and mentoring trips to North India, which is a truly grounding and life-changing experience. John wrote ‘Enriched: Re-Defining Wealth’, largely in response to frequent requests from seminar participants to share more of his story and journey. John and his wife Sue live in Melbourne, Australia and have four adult children.
Director, Outward Looking International
Kevin Bailey is a business leader with almost 30 years experience in the Financial Services sector. He merged his successful business; The Money Managers Limited with fourteen other businesses to form Shadforth Financial Group, which listed on the ASX and acquired by IOOF Limited. Kevin is heavily involved in the philanthropic sector. He was recently appointed to the Prime Ministers Community Business Partnership to advise the Australian Government on Philanthropy and Volunteerism. Kevin was a graduate of the Williamson Community Leadership Program in 1999 and received the Community Leadership Award in 2006. He established the first Timorese diplomatic post at their independence in 2002 and was Consular General for East Timor in Melbourne until 2013. He continues to sit as a director of the $16 Billion Timorese Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment Advisory Board. He is a director of the g7+ Foundation that assists post-conflict states with governance and financial management. Kevin was a foundation member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) in 1991 and served as a director for several years; receiving a Distinguished Service Award, and was made a Fellow of the FPA in 2005. He was awarded Financial Planner of the Year in 1997. He served with the Australian SAS between 1980 and 1985 and was awarded the Australian Defence Medal and the Australian Service Medal with Counter Terrorism Clasp. Among others, his directorships include: Parousia Media, Halftime Australia, Alpha Australia, Empart Inc. (formerly Compassion for India), Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation, Marriage Education Program, g7+ Foundation, and the IAB Timor Sovereign Fund. He is also an Opportunity International Council member, ambassador for the Future 2 Foundation and Patron for Life, Love and Health and the Australia Tamil Solidarity organizations. He lives with his wife, Grace and their seven children aged 8 to 26 years.
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