Pointing out the Path to Success


Adrian Geering has spent much of his career helping businessmen transform their lives and become more successful.  He has mentored about 75 in the past 20 years, ranging from chiefs of $2 billion enterprises to small businesses.

His company, Geering Solutions, has taken him on speaking engagements around the world.

Mr Geering currently is mentoring 20 leading South Australian chief executives with combined annual sales of $2.5 billion and 10,500 staff.

He has said his mentoring was about helping people articulate the greatness within themselves and then achieve it.

Mr Geering started mentoring in 1987, after leaving a career lecturing in higher education.   “I’m very interested in helping people leverage their life, their leadership and their business”, he said.  “It includes helping them achieve extraordinary outcomes and helping them get great clarity to achieve those outcomes.”

The chief executives include Drake Supermarkets boss Roger Drake, who has lifted a $28 million turnover into about $600 million in the 17 years he has been working with Mr Geering.

Another is Scott Hicks, from Adam Internet, a company that began as a schoolboy hobby and has become a $21 million business with more than 100 employees.

Others are insurance broker Terri Scheer, Nigel McBride from law firm Minter Ellison and Chris Stathy from Philmac.

His latest book, Secrets of Successful CEOs and a supporting book, Lessons on Leadership and Business and a 20-CD series on 20 successful CEOs will be released this week.