Ken was born in Northern Ireland and has lived in Perth, Western Australia, for most of his life. He launched Cochrane and Associates in 1992, specialising in one-to-one coaching for business and corporate ever since. He has previous experience in consulting work, including business planning and the disposal of a business for a public company. Ken also worked as a Sales Manager of Sadleir Computer Research, a national Perth based software development company. During the 1970s and early 80s, he operated a self-owned contracting and manufacturing business and travelled extensively working in Norway (in the arctic winter), Australia, Korea, and the USA. He enjoys travel, cycling for pleasure, staying fit, personal development and reading.
Ken has over 25+ years of full-time coaching and training experience in the business and professional arena. He’s coached over 1,000 individual clients, most of whom are in senior to middle-level management roles. He’s participated in 2,486 hours of professional development and provided over 10,000 hours direct one-to-one coaching.
Ken is accustomed to coaching individuals in both private and corporate sectors. This includes the coaching of leadership teams in remote locations, large construction projects, fly-in-fly-out mine sites, as well as corporate leadership teams in cities.
“Development, whether personal or professional, is always ongoing; whether it is listening to insightful recordings in the car, reading or participating in various professional groups. Living out the principles I believe others could usefully adopt, being authentic and doing what I find personally fulfilling is all part of that development on an ongoing basis.”
|2013||Mental Fitness (AIM” UWA Business School Executive Education) DRIVE – Using autonomy, mastery and purpose to transform||168|
|2012||MBTI® Advanced Team Development Skills and KnowledgeSolution based coaching (with Tony Grant through AIMWA)||87|
|2011||Mental Health First Aid||12|
|2011||Leadership Maturity Framework Accreditation||24|
|2005 – 2010||Numerous short workshops (estimated)||100|
|2004||National Speakers Association Speakers Academy||24|
|2003||EFT Advanced Training||24|
|2002||Herman Brain Dominance Accreditation (HBDI)||35|
|2001||Accredited to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.EFT Certificate of Completion||7,020|
|1997 – 1999||NLP: Study and practice hours with a group of practitioners||148|
|1999||NLP: Master Practitioner Certification Training||208|
|1997||NLP: Practitioner Certification Training||144|
|1994||Facilitation Certificate (28-day live-in facilitator training program) with Phoenix Rising Sydney||243|
|1990 – 1996||Numerous two-day weekend experiential programs related to people development||160|
|1991||In-house training with Attitude level Coaching||90|
|1987 – 1989||In-house training with Wimbush and Associates||1,145|
|Total Hours in Training||2,486|