Chair since: 1987
Group: TEC 13

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TEC CEO Mentor Adrian Geering

Adrian has a thorough business background as a manager, human resource practitioner, sales director and university lecturer. Adrian has a Ph.D. and has extensive consulting experience in a wide range of private and public sectors, currently focusing on small and medium size enterprises.

Adrian started the first TEC group in Adelaide in 1987, and has chaired a number of groups over the intervening years, making Adrian the longest serving TEC Chair in Australia.

He has spent over 15,000 hours in one-to-ones and over 600 days facilitating CEO workshops. Each year TEC International (USA) honours a TEC Chairman with its highest accolade, the Donald Cope Award. In 2003, this was awarded to Adrian, the first time in TEC’s history that the award has gone to a non-American.

Adrian is a prolific creator of learning materials and publications.  He has undertaken a range of recruiting assignments and regularly speaks to CEOs in Australia, Asia, UK and USA.

His great passions are mentoring, coaching, writing and speaking. He has presented talks and business seminars on personal, CEO, leadership, and business topics to CEO’s and TEC Chairs in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK, Canada, USA, and Argentina.

Personal achievements:

  • Chartered Member of the Institute of Management Consultants
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD); completed the AICD Company
  • Directors Course Diploma at merit level
  • Senior Certified E-Myth Coach with Michael Gerber
  • Member and President of the International Coaches Federation (ICF)
  • Master Certified Coach (ICF)
  • Certified Hudson Institute Coach (Santa Barbara)
  • Accredited Speaking Member of the National Speakers’ Association of Australia


TEC 13 provides the forum and process for me to road test my plans and leadership approach. There is no forum I know of that does this as effectively as TEC and in particular TEC 13. Glen Simpson, Coffey International Ltd

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