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About Bruce

As a five time CEO and current Company Chairman and Director, Bruce is a proven transformation leader with extensive experience across a range of industries including real estate, media, financial services, technology and retail. He is a passionate leader of change, and he believes that better leadership is critical to improving business performance through people.

His various achievements include:

  • Led real estate giant Colliers out of the 1990’s property recession;
  • In six months took a single product from losing $600,000 per year to a $2.2 million profit;
  • Also led Kerry Packer’s ACP Media, and iconic NZ company Canterbury International;
  • Oversaw the largest debt restructure in NZ corporate history – $1.8 billion at Yellow Pages Group;
  • Has made over 2,000 speeches and presentations in NZ, Australia, Asia, UK and USA.

Bruce is now a professional director with a portfolio comprising six boards, is a highly regarded advisor to business leaders, and is one of Australasia’s leading conference keynote speakers.

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    The best leaders don’t shout

    How to engage your people, manage millennials and get things done.

    In The Best Leaders Don’t Shout five time CEO Bruce Cotterill shares the lessons he learned fixing broken businesses and rebuilding shattered teams. In this jargon free book and enlightened pathway to improving business performance, Bruce tells memorable stories and shares simple tools, lists and templates, summaries and questions that will help everyone from CEOs to team leaders to build better workplaces, more engaged teams, and happier customers.

    Once you read this book, you’ll want a copy for each and every person on your leadership team. Your people will thank you, and so will your customers, and bank manager.

    This is a very powerful book filled with laser-focused insights on how to lead an organisation to great success. It is one of the few business books I would consider a must read.

    John Spence – USA Top 100 Business Thought Leader

    OveR 5000 copies sold IN NEW ZEALAND.

    Do you aspire to be a better leader?  purchase your copy today.

    Once in a decade a business "How To" book comes along that really breaks the mould, and here it is. Cotterill knows the game and with skill and inside knowledge provides a perfect guide through the pitfalls of management and leadership. The Best Leaders Don't Shout nails the course … it is a sheer delight. Cotterill has indeed been there and done most of it. His writing is concise and razor sharp and it reads like a novel, a guide book and a mentor to your business ambition. Don't miss out.
    Sir Bob Harvey, Former Mayor, Waitakere City, New Zealand, Author, Professional Director 
    Bruce is an inspiring and engaging speaker who can tailor his vast depth of experience to add real value to your business and your challenges. Bruce has added real value to our team, and inspired change to move from good to great. His ability to challenge current thinking in a way that allows people to discover their own solutions has been really beneficial.
    Rodney King, General Manager Retail and Business Banking ANZ Bank
    His understanding of our business, and awesome sense of humour made his presentation engaging and entertaining. Attendees rated him the best they have heard to date!
    Turusha Naidoo, National Events Manager ANZ Bank
    I know for sure - if I can use all of Bruce's advice I will have a team that strives every day, loves working for our company, has job satisfaction, understood what they need to do, were the culture they wanted to be, knew that I cared, and had a boss that was not afraid to break the mould for them!
    Tracey Wilson, Regional Manager Business Banking ANZ Bank
    Brilliant Masterclass. The most engaging and tangible 2 day course I have attended. Bruce has given me some useful ideas and processes which all make sense without complexity. This will absolutely help me connect the dots to lead a successful team. If you want to achieve what you want to achieve, Bruce will make it happen!
    Michael Edmonds, Regional Manager Business Banking ANZ Bank
    It’s not often that you get a speaker who connects with everyone in the audience from 25 to 65 years old and ranging from small business owners to senior corporate managers. If this is what you are after, Bruce is your man. Ranging from leadership to management, managing millennials and sharing entertaining and thought provoking anecdotes Bruce nailed it. If you haven’t yet had Bruce as a keynote speaker you have a treat in store.
    Dave Hooker, Executive Director Association of Convenience Stores
    I read 50+ business books a year and in my humble opinion this is one of the best. Right up there with Dale Carnegie and Jim Collins. I am going to buy a copy for each of my SLT and we will use the framework as a catalyst for our strategy planning and execution in 2019
    The impact of Bruce’s material was so significant on me and my business that I purchased 600 copies and sent them to my clients.
    James Collins, Managing Director Bluesky Wireless
    Everyone I have spoken to since were blown away and ‘totally inspired’ by your presentations.
    Kelly Walden, Portfolio Manager, Conferences  Employers and Manufacturers Association

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