Derek Young



Strategic business adviser with a strong growth focus

About Derek

Derek is an innovative business leader and coach with more than 15 years’ experience in senior roles at GM and CEO level. He has vast experience in developing and implementing strategic plans; building high performing cultures; developing sales and leadership teams. He has also led large-scale business and change leadership projects.

He is passionate about customer experience and working with SME business owners to develop a laser focus on their goals and identifying the key enablers to achieve these goals. He’s learnt from experience that the real magic is in the ability to articulate the vision and getting the team actively involved in developing and implementing the plan.

While Derek loves coaching and mentoring, he’s also passionate about helping develop and implement robust governance and decision-making frameworks to support the growth of more established businesses.

  

 

Areas of expertise

• Defining vision, value, goals and strategy
• Key business enablers and business planning
• Building high performing cultures
• Sales strategy, process, capability & confidence
• Customer segmentation frameworks
• Business reporting, decision making & governance

Past Clients

• Chill Technology
• Agri Tune
• Right House
• The Warehouse
• Urban Solutions
• Metspray
• Thomas's Department Store
• The Labour Exchange
• Hawk Ellery

"Derek has a unique skill set to work at both a strategic level and an operational level to ensure the effective implementation of a business strategy."

Hamish Sission
Right House Limited

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Derek Young Blog: Setting up your Sales Team for Success

Setting up your Sales Team for Success

The Icehouse business coach, Derek Young, discusses how to lead, motivate and coach your sales team. Take some time to answer these five questions to see if you’re setting them up for success.

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Derek Young Blog: Four Financial Tips to Take On Board in 2018

Four Financial Tips to Take On Board in 2018

The Icehouse business coach, Derek Young, discusses how to lead, motivate and coach your sales team. Take some time to answer these five questions to see if you’re setting them up for success.

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Derek Young Blog: Understanding Your Customers

Understanding Your Customers

'If you want to grow your business, it’s time to stop making assumptions on behalf of your customers and get objective', writes Derek Young, business coach at The Icehouse

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Derek Young Blog: The 1-2-3s of Growing Sales

The 1-2-3s of Growing Sales

'If you want to grow your business, it’s time to stop making assumptions on behalf of your customers and get objective', writes Derek Young, business coach at The Icehouse

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