Landcom – largest land developer in NSW

“Landcom engaged Project Coach to develop a set of procedures and guidelines, as well as a Training Programs for our core business of land development. David and the team successfully completed a process of developing, with our managers and senior managers, agreeing and implementing a set of guidelines and procedures which are now used across the organisation. These guidelines and procedures have brought about significant improvements to our operation, and further benefitst came out of a series of workshops which Project Coach facilitated.  The coaching and facilitation by Project Coach has been a key element in the process being undertaken by Landcom to implement a continuous improvement programme.”

Ian Hayes, General Manager Landbank Branch

Department of Defence – Sydney Metro

“We engaged Project Coach to develop and implement the first step in the creation of an improved method for initiating projects. They successfully coached our task managers in the development of a set of guidelines, checklists and procedures. A key part of the assignment included the preparation and facilitation of a series of workshops. A complex arrangement of existing Commonwealth Government requirements, Defence department requirements and practical task requirements were successfully combined and melded to result in a practical, agreed and useable method for initiating projects.”

Ross Coyle, Department of Defence

Road Traffic Authority (RTA) – NSW

“Project Coach provided a number of Project Management training courses for the RTA’s Western Region -  two one-day “Senior Management Overview” workshops and four six day “Project Management Techniques” residential workshops. The workshops were skillfully tailored tailored to suit the direct needs of RTA and Local Government staff. Both sets of courses were jointly run by David Poole, Project Coach principal, and David Carmichael,  Professor in Project Management from the University of New South Wales. Messrs Poole and Carmichael combined well and presented an excellent mix of practical experience and theoretical background. Around 50 senior managers and 75 project managers from the RTA and Western Region Council attended the workshops.  For most staff these course was their first introduction to a structured approach to project management and they were very well received (a number of Council departments enquired about further couching with Project Coach).

Since that time I have also sent staff to the VETAB accredited “Project Management Fundamentals” and “Leadership in Project Management” courses facilitated by Project Coach.  I would be pleased to recommend Project Coach and would be happy to be contacted to discuss any specific details of Western Regions engagements with the company.”

Peter Dearden, Senior Project Manager, RTA

Stockland – Australia’s leader in diversified property

“Project Coach assisted us with the acquisition of a significant residential development site on Sydney’s North Shore, successfully completing commerical analysis, due diligence and preparation of acquisition papers.  Project Coach also managed all specialist consultants, including planners, architects and environmental scientists.  Stockland was really impressed by the professionalism displayed and the results delivered”

Ray Karslake, New Business Manager

Landcom – largest land developer in NSW

“Landcom engaged Project Coach to undertake the preliminary investigations for demolition and remediation work at the Prince Henry Hospital site in Little Bay, Sydney – in conjunction with our master-planning and community consultation process.

Project Coach successfully completed all preliminary aspects of demolition and remedial planning, including:

  • Assisting onsite community stakeholders such as University of NSW, The Coach Golf Club and the Prince Henry Hospital.
  • Management of specialist consultants involved in demolition, re-mediation and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Investigating demolition options with due diligence to safety standards and public access needs of the community.
  • Preparation of demolition contracts and procurement plans.

Project Coach demonstrated sound skills, experience, innovation, and competence.”

Gary Bauer, Development Director


ARTC – Australia’s Rail Track Owner

The coaching provided by Project coach helped me to understand more about the business that I am in and imperatives required of me as a manager.

As a result of the coaching my approach to the leadership and team building aspects of my role has improved considerably.

Project Coach highlighted the need for effective communications to get desired results; this led to a greatly improved Team environment.

The weekly catch ups with the coach have been very useful as well, allowing me to explore with the coach the areas that I want to focus on.

The Leadership Handbook is excellent, this is something I am using for motivation and mentoring with my team.

Some great vision in that document that I look to aspire to.

Gary Milligan – Team Manager – Muswellbrook – 2013

Coaching by projectcoach focused on specific areas of individual improvement,  as well as also covering corporate needs.

The coaching was well structured and promoted a platform for building rapport. This allowed easily sourced advice in difficult situations and regularly opened my eyes to views and interpretation of others in the work environment.

This coaching assisted in developing my skills and behaviours as a manager. I would recommend projectcoach to other companies looking to provide coaching for managers

Darren Mosman- Senior Project Manager – Major Works Hunter Valley