Professional Background

About Adrian

Adrian Geering lives in Adelaide, South Australia, and directs his own consulting company, Geering Solutions, which was established in May 1986, offering services in Leadership, Strategic and Human Resource Development.  Adrian has a thorough business background as a teacher, manager, human resource practitioner, sales director, university lecturer and business owner. A Ph.D. and extensive strategic consulting experience of over 25 years in a wide range of private and public sector organizations complement this background.

Adrian Geering is an entrepreneurial leader who makes things happen.  He has been an outstanding pioneer and skilled practitioner for 25 years in helping many Chief Executives to transform their lives, leadership and businesses.

He regularly coaches and mentors Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Senior Executives.  Since 1987 he has chaired up to three groups in Adelaide in the international network TEC (The Executive Connection). As TEC’s  longest serving Chairman in Australia, he has spent over 13,000 hours in coaching one-on-ones and over 600 days in facilitating CEO workshops.

He was Regional Chair for TEC in South Australia for over 20 years and as an experienced business builder grew the region to 175 members and 13 groups.  For 13 years he was TEC’s leader nationally for Chair Development in Australia.  In 2003 he was recognized internationally by TEC International, (the leading CEO mentoring and coaching organization now called Vistage International and operating in 16 countries with over 15,000 CEO members) with the Donald Cope Award for the best Chairman and mentor in the TEC world.

He is regarded as one of the most effective coaches and mentors of CEOs internationally because his unprecedented experience enables him to quickly help CEOs deal with tough issues, have significant break throughs and create an effective future.  Adrian has been working creatively, strategically and effectively with CEOs to assist them in transforming their lives, leadership and business.  As a thought leader in personal, leadership and business effectiveness, Adrian has helped CEOs from companies of all sizes, in all industries and categories to:  evaluate how they are currently operating and what they need to change; define and articulate with great clarity a compelling vision and future; and to determine specifically what they need to do to optimize and maximize their possible future with the art of possibility thinking for life, leadership and business.

Personally, his great passions are mentoring, coaching writing, speaking and developing leaders.

He has presented talks and seminars on a variety of personal, business and leadership topics to TEC Chairs, CEOs and business leaders throughout Australia, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Argentina.  Adrian’s commitment to learning and passion for helping others is illustrated by the following:

Adrian has written four books, over 60 articles and produced numerous CDs and DVDs.

  • Human Resource Management:  A Guide to Principles and Practices
  • Business Diagnostics:  Evaluate and Grow your Business
  • Secrets of Successful CEOs
  • Lessons on Leadership and Business
  • CEOs on CD – 20 CD series
  • CEOs on DVD – 2 DVD series
  • Ideas:  Original Perspectives on Life and Business from Leading Thinkers (contributed a chapter)

Current Business Associations

Geering Solutions (Solepreneur)

Formed in 1986, Geering Solutions is an Adelaide-based business specialising in business, leadership and personal development consulting

Secrets of CEOs (Infopreneur)

Secrets of CEOs delivers a range of materials (books, DVDs and CDs) aimed at helping CEOs to transform their lives, leadership and business.

100x Publishing

100X Publishing (Director)

100X Publishing publishes manuscripts in the areas of life, leadership and business aimed at helping CEOs to transform their lives, leadership and businesses.

Adrian Geering 

Adrian Geering (Director/Presenter)

Adrian Geering delivers a range of key note addresses, courses, workshops and presentations in a range of areas including life, leadership, role of CEO and business.

The Executive Connection (Chairman, Chair Development, Speaker)

The Executive Connection (TEC) is part of Vistage International, the world’s leading CEO development organisation with over 15,000 members in 16 countries.  Adrian is the longest-serving Chair in Australia since 1987 and chairs TEC13 in Adelaide, representing $5 billion turnover of revenue and 29,000 staff.  He was Regional Manager for TEC in South Australia from 1987-2007 and built the region to 14 groups and 175 members using a referral culture nationally.  He ran Chair Development from 1993-2006 and was Best Practice Chair in Chair Development from 2009-2012.  He is the most experienced trainer for TEC internationally having trained TEC chairs in Malaysia, UK, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Argentina as well as Australia.  He has been a TEC speaker in Australia since 1989 and has spoken to TEC groups in Malaysia, UK, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Argentina.



Adelaide Teachers College
Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)

University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma of Education
Bachelor of Education

University of New England
Diploma of Educational Administration (Merit)
Master of Educational Administration (Merit)

University of Nebraska
Doctor of Philosophy (4.0 GPA)

Australian Institute of Business
Graduate Certificate in Management

E-Myth Mastery (Michael Gerber) – Santa Rose USA
Certified Senior E-Myth Mastery Consultant

Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, USA
Certified Hudson Institute Coach

Australian Institute of Company Directors
Graduate AICD Diploma Course (Distinction)


Adrian has worked with a wide range of outstanding companies.  Some are:

ACH Group
BEA Systems
Beaumont Tiles
Clemenger BBDO
Coffey International
Collotype Labels
Cosoff Cudmore & Knox
Drake Food Market
Hills Holdings
Messenger Newspapers
Pitcher Partners
Sage Group of Companies
Star Pharmacy Grop
York Civil


    2018     TEC Australia Gold Award for Chair Excellence

    2017     TEC Australia Gold Award for Chair Excellence

    2016     TEC Australia Gold Award for Chair Excellence

    2015     TEC Australia Gold Award for Chair Excellence

    2014     TEC Australia Gold Award for Chair Excellence

    2013     TEC Australia Gold Award for Chair Excellence

    2012     Robert Nourse "Chair of the Year" Award from Vistage International

    2012     TEC Australia Gold Award for Chair Excellence

    2011      Robert Nourse "Chair of the Year" Award from Vistage International

    2011      TEC Australia Gold Award for Chair Excellence

    2010      TEC Australia 100% Speaker Excellence Award

    2010      TEC Australia Gold Award for Chair Excellence

    2009      TEC Australia Gold Award for Chair Excellence

    2003      Cope Award, for Top Chair in World with Vistage International, San Diego, USA

    2002      TEC Australia Chair of the Year Award

    1992      TEC Australia Inaugural Chair of the Year Award

    Professional Associations (past and present)

    Licensed Master Practitioner and Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming International - 2018
    Chartered Member of the Institute of Management Consultants -15 years
    Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) -19 years; Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Diploma Course at merit level (GAICD)
    Senior Certified E-Myth Coach - 9 years
    Member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF) – 6 years
    ICF Master Certified Coach( MCC) – 3 years
    Accredited Speaking Member of the National Speakers' Association of Australia - 17 years
    Certified Coach (CHIC) with Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara – 6 years
    Past President of the South Australian Chapter of ICF