How do you feel when you make a poor decision?
Ever wished you could improve your decision-making?
Imagine telling the military that the way it made decisions needed improvement. Ian Coombe did just that, and they changed. He developed a 5-step decision-making process so effective at winning that they wanted it classified above Top Secret. It delivered national superiority – coming second wasn’t an option! His process, WIKID POWER, has been used extensively at the highest levels – including a national security crisis. It is written into military doctrine, papers and books. Ian has been the opening keynote to the nation’s highest military intelligence programs, presented globally and featured at warfare courses.
Ian Coombe and WIKID POWER are considered the world’s authority on decision-making.
#1 Best Selling Author
Ian’s passion is to use his success to help others make better winning decisions in their work, relationships and life. So, Ian has now put his work into books. They have been international bestsellers in fiction and non-fiction: decision-making, problem solving, self-help and children’s book categories. His books WIKID POWER: How To Make Influential Decisions For Superiority and his WIKID Fables The Decision Triplets and The Deductive Detective are all #1 Amazon Bestsellers. His success comes from appealing to the modern audience who have less time to read. His books are shorter – his WIKID Fables take only 7 minutes to read – and are in ebook and audiobook formats for those who love the efficiencies while commuting or doing other activities. And they are written specifically to relate to diverse audiences – from 8 to 80 and from any gender or background.
Ian plans to help as many as possible by introducing decision-making to children in schools – to help them develop skills from the start of their lives, before the tougher decisions later in life!
Creator of DQ
One of Ian’s greatest creations is The Decision Quotient – DQ – which provides insight into an individual’s preferred decision-making style. Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Intelligence / Emotional Quotient (EQ) are well over 50 years old now but only address the head or the heart. DQ looks at the three aspects of decision motivation to show your decision personality as a color – there being no right or wrong.
The extended DQ also deals with the 4 areas of decision implementation to identify how your personality decides.
Together, the decision motivations and implementation areas address all 6 interrogatives of decisions: why, who, how, what, when and where. Great decisions are made when teams are formed with people having diverse DQ color sets.
Aspects of the Decision Quotient are Patent Pending.
Other accomplishments include academic commendations, a US military commendation and an Australian Leadership Excellence Award (ALEA) as Leader of the Year. He has been CEO, Chair and Founder of numerous successful enterprises. Additionally, he has coached and mentored CEOs and business leaders over many decades.
Ian’s passion is to show people how to make better winning decisions in their work, relationships and life.
WIKID POWER is the #1 bestselling must-have single resource for practical and superior decision-making skills.
Ian is the must-have #1 speaker on any decision-making issue you need to address with authority.
Considered the world’s authority on decision-making, Ian:
- devised the WIKID POWER decision making process that delivered such military superiority they wanted it classified above Top Secret;
- developed the Decision Quotient, DQ, that HR professionals consider essential for building superior teams; and
- authored the growing collection of WIKID Fables that are the miracle solution to helping digital age people learn vital decision-making skills.
Ian has been the opening keynote speaker at Australia’s highest military intelligence course two years running and has presented WIKID POWER to authorities in Australia, UK and USA. His international talks are tailored to the moment and audience which has included:
- Conference delegates across many industries;
- Nonprofits and NGOs; and
- Schools and Universities.
Ian has been a guest of the journalists at the National Press Club and has been sought out by national TV, radio and print for comment on a multitude of issues.
Ian tailors his talks to each situation. Popular topics are below.
WIKID POWER FORMULA
lan’s 5-step WIKID POWER decision-making process developed for the military is so effective at winning superiority that they wanted it classified above Top Secret. This has been presented as an opening keynote at the highest national military intelligence courses and to world authorities around the world. Rarely does anyone see such a presentation usually given behind secure doors. This is for those who aim to make winning decisions that deliver superior results in the new era.
- The 5-step WIKID POWER decision-making formula.
- Common decision-making mistakes to avoid.
- Strategic tips for using WIKID POWER at work and in life.
Ian explores the story behind IQ, EQ, personality tests and DQ – the Decision Quotient. This session will give you insight into the creation of DQ – one of the world’s most influential methods being used to build winning teams. Valuable for anyone who has experienced frustration building great teams. He reveals what to focus on to have a better team that delivers superior decisions and results.
- The difference between IQ, EQ, DQ and other personality tests.
- The 3 motivating facets of every decision.
- The dimensions of implementing decisions.
- How to use decision styles to make better decisions.
Ian takes the audience on a spell-binding postcard trip around the world. He shares strange facts and stories of the world’s most recognised monuments and uses them as lessons in decision-making. With a postcard in their hands, the audience virtually visits 15 historic world monuments across 15 countries learning unforgettable decision-making tips
- 5 monumental decision-making mistakes and how to avoid them.
- 5 monumental decision-making strategies to leverage for greater success.
- 5 monumental tips you can apply for easier decision-making.
DECISION BIAS & PREJUDICE
lan covers the many dozens of cognitive bias and leanings that destroy reasoned and logical decision-making – often leading to devastating results. Taking us on a navigation of the mind, he explains why bias occurs and how it can impact the fight, flight or freeze response that leads to poor decisions. Practical implementation of diversity in the workplace is tackled and how bias is the cause of bigotry and disaster.
- The 6 key cognitive bias groups.
- How to avoid bias that can ruin decisions.
- How to control the response to fight, flight or freeze.
- How to minimize the impact of bias in decisions.
Decisions as a leader are so critical. They affect other people, team morale and performance. Ian has been a leader in startups, public and private enterprises, nonprofits, government and military. He has enjoyed enormous success and has been awarded the Institute of Managers and Leaders’ Leader of the Year and a US military commendation. In this keynote, Ian uses relevant stories to your situation to highlight how to make better decisions as a leader.
- When to use slow and quick decisions.
- How to make decisions for team buy-in and loyalty.
- How to use different team personalities for decision harmony.
Group and team decisions are common in enterprises. But they so often go pear-shaped and can leave you wondering what went wrong. For over 25 years, Ian has facilitated group decisions at the lowest and highest levels in business and military, for critical situations as well as for strategic issues. His stories leave you gasping and his tips leave you eager for your next group meeting. Whether a committee, Board, team or project meeting, you will have a bagful of new ideas.
- Why room setup is so vital to get right.
- How to identify and control group dynamics.
- What motivations can derail the group – and tips to manage them.
Decision Making Workshops
Ian offers select clients the opportunity to have a tailored workshop for their particular situation or group. Only a workshop, where everyone gets involved, can drive the message home for lasting value. Ian’s facilitation skills and experience ensures everyone becomes immersed, learns and practices in a non-confronting and enjoyable atmosphere. Teamwork and spirit will grow and decision-making will never be the same!
Separate workshops are usually run for individual decision-making and group decision-making (such as committees, teams, etc).
Ian has been interviewed for paper, magazine, web, radio and tv since the 1980’s and has seen how the demands and requirements of media have changed to reflect today’s era. His training has helped him to work easily with journalists and crew to ensure they have material that will appeal to their demographic.
Topical issues may be addressed such as comment on a decision in the news or specific topics may be covered such as leadership decisions, inclusion and bias. Media kit available on request.
Ian Coombe Bio
Ian’s career is now a portfolio career – ideally suited to his passions – comprising three aspects:
- keynote speaking
- facilitation & workshopping
- coaching and mentoring
- Helping new businesses and leaders
- Nonprofit Chair and Director role
Qualifications and Personal
Whilst Ian has a long list of letters after his name, he is proud that he completed all his qualifications part time – whilst still in the work force. Although physically exhausting, his passion to learn ensured the journeys were enjoyable and kept his mind invigorated. Ian always enrolled in subjects where he had a genuine interest – never really having a huge life-plan in mind for the studies. Eventually, they not only made sense, but were very useful professionally and personally. Ian encourages others to simply follow their interests and passions.
Ian has been physically active and fit throughout his life but finds it more challenging these days – especially with no children to chase after any more (and no grandchildren yet – no pressure kids). He learnt a few magic tricks for his kids when they were small and considers it important to perpetuate the tradition of Dad jokes since life without fun would not be the same. Indeed, he considers a sense of humour and magic important indicators of a lateral thinker since the punch lines and reveals always come from the least expected perspective.
A more complete breakdown of Ian’s career and achievements can be found on his LinkedIn profile.
… WIKID Power is absolutely powerful. His speaking skills are phenomenal. … continuing to help us in the healthcare world and also the corporate world … making better decisions, saving lives, improving financial outcomes …Dr Avi Ratnanesan
Amazing speaker … highly recommend … leadership speaker … Ian knows exactly what it takes.Sam Cawthorn
Oh My God! Amazing, Amazing, Amazing Speaker!Debbie Small