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Organisational & Family Constellations
Based in Melbourne, Australia. Have worked across Australia and internationally in USA, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, and South America.
Have also done significant remote work via zoom video, including Ukraine and India!
Are you wanting to take your Leadership Team or organisation to a new level of clarity, performance and proud legacy? Tried other methods, only to find they are incomplete or don't get you there? Well, next-era success is just a phone call away...
Kerim offers Systemic Organisational Constellations as a core offering within a wholistic leadership development practice.
Kerim has 25 years' experience partnering with successful senior leaders and their teams to achieve record-breaking performance and a legacy they can be proud of. His life purpose is "lighting up lives", supporting leaders to be, create, achieve and experience more than they previously thought possible. As a coach, team facilitator and leadership program facilitator, his focus is on Doing AND Being – head, heart, guts, hands and spirit – igniting passion, intention, intuition, results and personal fulfillment.
He started his professional career as a teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps in Central Africa. After moving to Australia and completing an MBA, he contributed to the Business Council of Australia's research and lobbying government to transform relationships at work from a national industrial relations system to a new-era focus on building relationships and leadership capability at the enterprise level. This work birthed a boutique people strategy firm, where Kerim supported Australian corporates to build their people management and leadership capability. He then joined the global Andersen Business Consulting practice, where he led projects that built leadership team and Group Function leadership capability, including for global-200 clients. For the last 16 years, he has run his own practice--collaborating with peers--working with a diverse range of corporations, professional service partnerships, entrepreneurial startups and not-for-profits.
Kerim holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Honours) degree from Clark University, an MBA specialising in people and organisations from Melbourne Business School, and is currently completing professional training as a Relational Gestalt psychotherapist, while applying Gestalt theory and practice to his organisational work. As a certified Master Coach, he is also a certified practitioner of The Leadership Circle (Level 2 and train-the-trainer), Organisational System Dynamics & Constellations, Spiral Dynamics, and Keirsey & Hogan personality assessments. He has also completed group dynamics work with The Leicester Conference of The Tavistock Institute, emergent co-creative leadership with the Visionary Network, and The Art & Practice of Leadership Development at Harvard.
He is an American, Turkish, and now Australian citizen, who moved to Melbourne with Elisa, where they've had the joy (and challenge!) of raising three strong, confident daughters. Kerim loves sharing good food and wine with family and friends, adventuring the hillsides of Italy with Elisa, discovering ever-more uses for his red tractor, and building furniture from Australian Eucalypts.
Andrew Santone, Head of Capital Markets Europe, London
Kerim is one of a kind! He is the best coach that we have worked with as a team, understands exactly the issues that any leadership team in an organisation face and takes the time to listen and allow the team to work as a team, challenging us to get the best out of ourselves...not by telling us, but by keeping the team engaged and questioning what is causing the blockage and how we can create a path to solve the issues at hand.
We worked through a series of systemic constellation exercises to help us as a leadership team align our thinking better and to see a path forward for our strategic initiatives.
The impact on me personally was one of acceptance of the challenge that lay ahead and what needs to be done which will allow for a positive outcome professionally. A real sense of calm enveloped me post the constellation session work. The constellation method is quite confronting and requires you to “go with it” but, once you do the results speak for themselves.
Siobhan Forbes, Executive Director
I have worked with Kerim in two separate organisations, one financial services and one higher education.
In both instances, Kerim played a pivotal role, working closely with me to shape the leadership culture required to bring about significant strategic transformation and improvements in team performance.
The Systemic Constellation approach in particular, is a rich and important tool to address barriers to lasting and meaningful organisational change. By acknowledging the often unspoken dynamics at play between people, as well as building insight and empathy, among other things Systemic Constellations “clear the air”, so that people can unite towards a common goal, in a genuine way. Kerim has also supported us to make sense of and ultimately determine, strategic direction.
I increasingly consider Systemic Constellations to be a key component of my leadership toolkit, under the trusted guidance of Kerim.
Charlotte Holden, Associate Director Marketing and Communications
I work in a large and highly complex institution with over 8000 employees. While I had never undertaken any systemic constellation work before, I found it an incredible and unique way of understanding the limitations and opportunities in our business, and also in better understanding my colleagues’ and my own reactions and behaviours in response to those challenges. I also found that this approach developed empathy and the ability to ‘walk in each other’s shoes’ which I have found hugely valuable.