ALAN DAWSON BIO
Alan started his career aged just under 16 years of age in the Royal Air Force as a Boy Entrant. After intensive training and operational postings he progressed to the RAF Red Arrows aerobatic team technical support unit. He vividly recalls their leadership environment, precision and immaculate operating standards. It was the epitome of teamwork, and an early benchmark for his future.
25 years of commercial success in the global medical technology space followed, as his appetite for leadership flourished. He became fascinated with team building and its impact on business. Alan worked his way up the executive ranks from Representative, Sales Manager, Sales Director, General Manager and Managing Director. Leadership, team building, and improving people performance became his life’s work.
He was awarded the ‘President’s Round Table International Manager’ award in Hawaii for outstanding leadership with Spacelabs Medical, a global Seattle based medical technology innovation specialist. At BOC Ohmeda, he received their cherished ‘Wilkinson Sword of Excellence’ twice, for exceptional team leadership and record-breaking financial performances.
In 2008, he launched his own business dedicated to raising the people-leadership bar and passing on the baton. He is renowned for his problem-solving coaching for aspiring and experienced leaders and how to achieve a high performance mentality in others. Alan is a people-leadership authority, driving the importance of distributive leadership, people engagement, accountability and task ownership at every level.
An accomplished speaker at conferences, meetings and events, Alan delivers keynotes, speaking and problem-solving coaching workshops on all aspects of team building for profitable success, people- leadership and high-performance mentality.
A realist who believes success is a matter of choice. He says, “leadership is not complicated nor is it exclusive to status, uniforms or boardrooms. It is a state of mind for everyone. The key is engagement. Everyone leads when they are in touch with what they care about. Ultimately people buy into and thrive in the world they help create”.
Les Lindsay, an experienced CEO previously with KCI, Pulseflow Technologies and now Chief Executive of Shadowfax Medical says, “As everything around us constantly changes at pace, Alan Dawson knows how to stay ahead of the curve. He is a prolific speaker and coach and an asset to any organisation serious about leadership, people performance and growth".