CEO Asia Pacific Region
After having built and sold five of his own businesses over the previous 13 years, and gaining his MBA, Paul Henshall joined ActionCOACH in 2003 as a Franchisee.
Initially Paul joined ActionCOACH to simply have a place to utilize the skills and knowledge he had gained throughout his 25 years of business, and hopefully, learn even more.
After 12 years of teaching those lessons to his award-winning clients as a Global Top 100 coach, Paul stepped up to take on the role of CEO of ActionCOACH Australia and New Zealand. Major objective: To build a world class team to support the growing number of franchisees in the Australia/New Zealand Region, and recruit more outstanding coaches to the ANZ Community.
In 2018 Paul accepted the role of CEO ActionCOACH Asia Pacific, overseeing the growth of ActionCOACH to approximately half of the World’s population.
Two aspects have remained at the heart of his passion for ActionCOACH throughout all his roles – the cause and the community. Helping people to achieve success and being a part of the most positive and supporting group of people in the world, the ActionCOACH Community.
Paul’s looking for more outstanding humans to join him.
Business Manager - Australia and New Zealand
Kate brings to the team over 15 years experience across a large range of business functions including business operations, finance, event management, administration, legal, compliance , team leadership and Human Resources. She is a jack of all trades and the teams Go to Lady!
Kate joined ActionCOACH in 2012 looking for a “Career Break” but could not help herself in getting more involved and quickly became fascinated by the business. Kate holds a Bachelor with honours degree in Commerce and Spanish and has always been an avid traveler hailing from the UK and spending time living in Madrid, Spain.
Nowadays with her young family travel is limited to beach combing and star gazing adventures closer to home. As a very determined and professional operator, Kate loves to both tackle new challenges head on from both a structured analytical and a creative mindset. In her spare time Kate enjoys both creating a magical childhood and mentoring her children to be prepared for an ever changing world landscape. For relaxation Kate joys nothing more than being near the water or cooking up an outdoor feast for likeminded friends and family.
Marketing and Administration Assistant
Rhian is the Finance, Marketing and Admin Assistant for both ActionCOACH Australia and New Zealand. Rhian holds a BA in Business Studies and has 10 years’ experience working in sales, marketing and commercial roles in the food industry in the UK.
Today she enjoys living a balanced lifestyle helping out with our finance, marketing and admin whilst also taking care of her 3 children.
Marketing Manager - Australia and New Zealand
Born and bred out of a family of entrepreneurs Chané has always had a passion for all things business and marketing. Understanding the challenges of business owners and what their families go through, she is a true ambassador of business coaching and is driven to build the ActionCOACH brand to ensure business owners are aware of the benefits of having a business coach.
Chané has established her career in the business coaching space where business coaching will be the next natural progression for her career.
In her spare time, you will find Chané out in the country horse riding, exploring nature or balancing it all in the kitchen by creating interesting dishes to satisfy the secret foodie in her.
Support Manager - Australia and New Zealand
Darren Kerby started working in media in the early 1980s on both sides of the microphone. Eventually he went one hundred percent into sales and marketing across 4 states of Australia and the Norther territory in both radio and television. During this time he has done over 25,000 Diags. His success here has been his questioning, less talk and listening.
In 2013 he started working for Paul Henshall in Business development. Eventually taking the role of franchise support at ActionCOACH. Darren’s disciplined focus with the support role comes from his martial arts background and diploma in Coaching and sport development.
He is a life time ambassador with Habitat for humanity which is about caring for peoples future. He has borrowed this value toward each contact call he has with each coach.
Area Manager - Queensland
Darren Silsby, ActionCOACH Local Area Manager for Sunny Queensland, NSW & ACT has a track record of turning run of the mill organizations into high-performance teams where individuals feel valued and owners get great results. From a successful past of process systemisation, professional training, business management and team leadership and through working in locations across the world Darren has gained skills in guiding businesses to increase profits, control their time and develop winning teams. His passions are helping people fulfil their potential, building unity in teams and questioning the why of any system; the guidance of these passions and the ActionCOACH system are what enables Darren to build platforms that enable growth built on a strong foundation.
Area Manager - North & South Island, New Zealand
Ismail Davids was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and grew up in Europe and the Middle East. He is a certified Business Coach with an MBA and specializes in International Business. He has experience and interest in logistics, business growth, finance, operations amongst others.
Ismail started his entrepreneurial venture in his early twenties by launching an import and consulting IT company, thereafter his been a part of many international growth projects and business expansion plans.
The highlight of his early business career is being a founding member of an International Restaurant Franchising group that expanded into Southern Africa and Middle Eastern regions with more than forty-five outlets.
Ismail was on the board for over seventeen years holding positions such as New Business Director, Marketing Director and Regional Director. His latest Global business experience was being a restaurant business consultant in the GCC countries in the Middle East for four years.
In his leisure time, Ismail is an active Flamenco guitarist and singer that has performed on many international stages. He also currently plays at various venues and restaurants around Auckland, New Zealand.