International Coach of the Year 2014

Zac de Silva

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“Zac de Silva owns Business Changing and set it up in early 2010. Business Changing focuses on helping businesses grow their profits quicker than previous thought possible. Zac and his team work with businesses of all sizes and industries and they bring both the commercial, hard edge needed to grow profitability along with the softer edges of leadership, better workplaces and world-class customer experience. They work with around 100 clients per annum. Each year, a handful of Business Changing clients make the Deloitte Fast 50 and many other clients win local and global awards for being the best in their business category.”

Zac was previously Managing Director of Barkers (where Barkers won “the best workplace in NZ” and also the MYOB “Awesome Customer Service” award) and also was MD of House of Travel Holidays and CFO for Flight Centre Ltd and launched FCM Travel into NZ and ran that for several years. Zac’ s first job was as an auditor at Deloittes (time flies!). Zac is a judge of the Westpac Business Awards, a director of several companies and contributes regularly to New Zealand’s main newspapers and several magazines. Zac has also launched his own software company (www.accme.co) which enables virtual coaching and helps coaches scale their business and this launched in September 2014.