Rob Balmer Chairman

Rob Balmer

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman


Rob Balmer’s distinguished executive career has afforded him an acute understanding of the importance of effective leadership and sales culture within organisations. Having worked in the professional services, information technology and commercial building sectors since the late 1980s, Rob offers a wealth of mature business expertise.

Rob’s perceptive leadership acumen has been published in three successful books – Quantum Leadership (Self Published, 2020), The Naked Executive (Prentice-Hall, 2001), and The High Wire Executive (Penguin, 2004). He is also a sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator on subjects relating to executive leadership, superior team performance, innovation, professional consultative selling and the future of work.

Both working with and coaching CEOs and senior executives has provided Rob with deep exposure to a wide variety of industry sectors. These encompass the fields of education, health, emergency services, banking and finance, insurance, professional services, IT, public service, transport, mining and energy, retail and fast-moving consumer goods.

Professional Background

Rob’s early career saw him working as both a project engineer and sales engineer for Honeywell Ltd. Not long after, he amassed nine years of experience in the IT sector through his work with Compaq Computer Australia, where he held the titles of national sales manager, executive general manager, and ultimately company director.

In 2001, Rob transitioned to the broad world of organisational development and education where he was invited to lead a specialist Executive Coaching and Mentoring firm. Rob’s observations and experience of executive life inspired him to form Executive Central in 2004, which, with the help of our dynamic team, has become the industry leader it is today. Notably in 2015, he co-founded the Executive Central Coaching Academy which has now formally accredited more than 200 executive coaches.


  • Master of Professional Studies (Coaching Practice) degree from the University of Southern Queensland
  • Honours Degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate of the Global Leadership Development Program at Babson University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Areas of Expertise

  • Inspirational Executive Leadership

  • Dynamic and Professional Sales Cultures

  • Senior Executive Presence

  • Quality Business Relationships

  • Superior Team Performance

  • Coaching Leaders to Coach

  • Transition from Technical to Leadership Expertise

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