Authority | Business Model Pivot and Shift
Expert | Leadership and Team Development
Specialist | Risk and Crisis Leadership
Prof. Clive Smallman’s deep, personal experiences in work and life lie at the heart of his work with his clients. He combines these with cutting edge thinking in leadership, management, business strategy and operations, wellness and psychology, coupled to large doses of common sense and a highly developed sense of the importance of accountability.
Clive is a master of personal and professional development, with well over 10,000 hours of mentoring, coaching and training experience of thousands of clients in his private practice as well as business schools worldwide (including the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge) and household brands (including Coca Cola, Ford, Nestle, GM, and Shell).
His own training includes qualifications from leading European universities, the Harvard Law School, University of California Berkeley, IDEO, the VIA Institute, AQR International and the Australian and New Zealand Institutes of Company Directors. He’s a Chartered IT Professional too.
Clive knows that we all choose how we react to what life hands us. We need to choose wisely.
If you’re looking for help with managing disruption through transformational change. it would be Clive’s privilege and pleasure to work with you.
What clients say
I have worked closely with Clive over the past six years as he guided me through applied research in crisis management leadership and teams as a mentor. During this process we engaged in extensive business dialogue on a variety of topics during which time I came to appreciate his broad depth of knowledge across a variety of specialist streams and of business issues and trends in general. Clive’s specialist knowledge and skills cover fields including risk management, crisis management, and people development. He is a thought leader who is passionate about all aspects of his work and in particular the mentoring and development of leaders at all stages of their careers through professional learning. His guidance has been invaluable and I am looking forward to a continued collaboration and dialogue on business and research projects and trends in the years ahead.
Clive is a truly unique mentor who never stops to encourage you, assist you and to bring out the best in you. I am grateful to him for being my mentor over the past few years, assisting me with my higher education, inspiring me to write books and to be a better man. If you ever wish to be inspired by a mentor with extreme knowledge in academics and business, including public speaking and you want to reach your full potential, then I highly recommend Clive!!
I have known Professor Clive Smallman for over 6 years. He has tremendous knowledge of the Australian higher education sector including governance and risk management. He assisted us with our higher education provider registration and accreditation application, his guidance throughout the application process was excellent. Professor Smallman also facilitated a risk management workshop to our Executive Management Committee and Board of Directors. The workshop was very informative and useful, and was widely valued by all.
Clive is a well-established thinker, change agent and organisational leader who is a prolific writer on a range of business and management topics. His work at APIC was instrumental in establishing the business on a sound commercial footing and academically leading the development of new courses and directions. His focus as a thought leader couldn't be more appropriate.
Wow! it has been ten years since I first met Clive. I was that lucky student who was supervised by Clive and it is hard to explain just how much we looked at things with a similar lens, but Clive was the more experienced and knowledgeable one of course. Ever since Clive has been a mentor and guide. He is a good sounding board for ideas and always provides amazing feedback. He is one of the best coaches I have ever worked with.
Clive was able to bring his rigorous intellect, good humour, and outstanding analysis skills to bear whilst managing his workstreams at both the Royal Bank of Scotland and Halifax Card Services. In these highly politicised programmes, Clive was extremely adept at managing his stakeholders and the Senior Management teams. Clive's exceptional gift is his ability to simplify, demystify and inform across multiple organisational layers. Clive is definitely a high calibre consultant who I would thoroughly recommend.
I first met Clive when he was Dean at Western Sydney University. I thought “this is someone I can work with. He’s not a typical academic.” He joined Education Centre of Australia as President of Asia Pacific International College, and also as a member of the group’s operations committee. He led major projects for both APIC and ECA. I was sorry to see him go, but I am pleased to support him on his new commercial journey. It is always good to work and think with Clive.
Professor Clive Smallman has worked in international education field for many years. Given his professional background and experiences in ICT and senior management Clive drives international education and academic cooperation projects using an innovative approach, which is well-suited to the culturally diverse regions and countries particularly China, India and South East Asia.