Level III IECL Executive Coach, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Marketing)
Your specialist to help you
When unifying your team, it’s invaluable to enlist an expert to support. One that can help create stronger relationships and greater levels of clarity amongst your group to help them shine.
I am a leadership team performance specialist obsessed with helping some of the best leaders achieve their team's full potential.
With 20+ years of corporate experience across Canada, Africa and Australia, I have worked extensively in marketing, sales, strategy and joint venture management. I have been involved with transformations, mergers, downsizing, expansion and has received state, national and global awards.
Relationships activate belonging.
Clients rave about Adrian’s ability to get their teams to open up and commit to supporting each other in meaningful ways. Adrian is renowned for his practical, enthusiastic and engaging approach to transform how teams do teamwork. Utilising concepts and research from his book, Teams that Swear (by each other, not about each other), Adrian continues to help teams from around the world do together, better.
You will gain the benefits of my depth and breadth of experience across industries and departments. I have lead teams of 1 to 38 people in Canada and Australia (with a little stint in Cameroon and Tunisia too!).
I have worked in various departments and environments, including:
"My leadership team participated in Adrian's 'Be Your Best' program and were very impressed. Adrian is an engaging presenter and his content is easy to understand, immediately useful and will provide real value to the team. His book 'Teams That Swear' is also full of valuable content that the team will be able to use in the business. Would recommend Adrian and his book to anyone wanting to improve their team."
Queensland Operations Leader
The Reece Group
“Very often in the field of professional learning for educators, the practice for improving teacher competency and skill is centered around the implementation of new educational processes, programs and protocols. Adrian Baillargeon’s presentations and book offer a breath of fresh air. He emphasizes the human dimension of improvement by focusing on teams of people and how to best care for, motivate and inspire them. Adrian provides many straightforward and practical ways to build effective and healthy professional teams. For leaders seeking to highlight the importance of team building, check out Adrian’s latest work.”
I was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. I once lived in Regina, Saskatchewan. I now live in Melbourne, Australia. And no, the Sasquatch is not from Saskatchewan.
I believe hate is a strong word. It’s banned in our house.
Best piece of advice: “A baseball’s job is to make you look silly. Rather than wait for the ball, stop it from making you look silly and go get it.” I think these words apply to life. And at the pub waiting for a drink.
I love a good tshirt. I think your image can tell a good story.
Favourite drink - the Caesar. A Canadian specialty.
Music - I love it all. John Farnham's the Voice has grown on me. The Tragically Hip, Metallica, Neil Young and Taylor Swift. You name it, I like it. Except Miley Cyrus. Check out my playlist on spotify.
I love a good card game. Presidents, cribbage and chit chat are 3 of my favourites.
I believe in the power of writing things down. I’ll tell you a cool story about it one day if you want.
Favourite youtube clip - Jimmy Fallon and Metallica. Check it out as well of some of my other favourite clips. Some funny ones, some inspirational ones and a few good tunes.
Despite working closely with Cricket Australia, I still don’t get the five day format of the game.