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Jim Walker

Jim Walker is former CEO of WesTrac Group, former Director of Seven Group Holdings and former National President of Australian Institute of Management. Highly qualified to instil business leadership and advice for your organisation Jim is now available to share his expertise and experience in the corporate arena.

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Jim Walker Travels from WA
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Jim Walker's Biography

Jim Walker is former CEO of WesTrac Group, former Director of Seven Group Holdings and former National President of Australian Institute of Management. Highly qualified to instil business leadership and advice for your organisation Jim is now available to share his expertise and experience in the corporate arena.

Jim Walker has worked with Equipment Dealers supplying Construction, Agriculture, Mining, Government and Marine Industries for 44 years starting as a Diesel/Heavy Equipment apprentice Fitter with Hastings Deering the Caterpillar dealer for Queensland, Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

In 2000 Jim was appointed Managing Director of WesTrac, the Caterpillar dealer for Western Australia and working through to Chief Executive Officer for WesTrac’s territories Western Australian, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and North East China. Jim retired from WesTrac in late 2013.(Westrac is one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in the world with sales over $4.0B, over 4,000 staff, WA’s highest PINS (Market Share) in Asia Pacific for 2012 and 2013).

Jim is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Australian Institute of Management (AIM WA), holding the position of President WA (2008 – 2010) and National President – Australia (2010 – 2013). He also served as a Director of Seven Group Holdings from 2010 to 2013, as a Non-Executive Director of National Hire Group and Coates Hire Limited from 2008, and Chairman of the board of WestTrac China Ltd. Currently Jim is a Non Executive Director of Macmahon Holdings, Skilled Group, RAC Holdings (WA), State Training Board (WA), Trustee of WA Motor Museum and a member of Wesley College Council.

Jim knows the people skills and techniques that business managers and sales professionals would love to know. His wide experience with a host of leading organisations has earned him an enviable reputation for his depth of knowledge, focused professionalism and inspirational enthusiasm. A specialist keynote speaker with a flair for audience rapport, Jim delivers proven methods for enhancing business and personal performance which include the following:

Personnel

• Safety – Hearts and Minds.

• Know your people for performance.

• People buy from you – you don’t sell to them.

• Values.

• Teamwork/ Leadership

• FIFO – Fit in Fall Out.

• If you are there be there.

Networking

• How do you overcome the feat of not knowing anyone when you walk into a room.

• Breaking into a group.

• Breaking away from the group.

• Making people feel important when you meet them.

• Meeting people again and relaxing the conversation with previous discussion points.

Gen Y

• IP – it is yours. What do you do with it.

• On going education.

• Don’t ask for a pay rise.

• Don’t compare yourself.

• Goals – Achievable.

• Work at doing your best in your present job before looking for promotion.

• Work Life balance.

Alternatively Jim can tailor a presentation to suit your specific event theme.