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  • Speaker

    For over 30 years, Aldo has been at the forefront with leading high-growth IT icons in multiple geographies. An award-winning leader, following a cancer-scare and having re-evaluated his life, he now spends most of his time giving, travelling around the world, speaking and writing about Essential Leadership – a journey from head to heart.

    “I was depressed and hopeless person few years ago and I’m a much happier person with a sense of hope. Together (Aldo and I) saved my marriage, took my son away from drugs and as my wife said ״got back The Husband I fell in love with”. CFO

    Leadership from the heart delivers sustainability in us beings and delivers tangible results to our organisations, those around us and planet Earth. Making our blue planet sustainable one Leader at a time.

    Essential Leadership, “It is essential that Leadership emanates from our Essence.” Aldo Grech

  • Projects

    At 12 years he repaired his parents’ friend’s electronic device without having ever seen inside one before; at 14 he repaired an “unrepairable” (according to mechanics) car by inventing parts no longer available and by age 22 was running 3 businesses.

    By age 33 he was involved in M&As in the IT industry before embarking on International Country Management roles responsible for significant P&L’s in a number of geographies.

    “Aldo has a strategic, creative, innovative and commercially driven approach to the communications business. An effective visionary with multiple skills, including project management concept creation and communications, Aldo is entrepreneurial in his approach. His key strength of networking and turning concepts into differentiated and customer-ready products is evident in his work with his partners.” Sharon Don.
    Having 5 years ago built his EV, he now is also involved in sustainability through Essential Leadership and alternative energy projects, where he is the inventor, the catalyst, the project lead, investor, broker or equity participant.

  • Global Expansion

    You are entering new markets and require assistance, recruiting, training, offices/warehouses, connections or know-how. Aldo has managed multiple companies in a number of geographies and is quite adept in cultural nuances, has many connections and understands the different challenges entering a new market.

    He mainly specialises in Switzerland, US, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, China and Israel and operates directly or through established connections in these and other countries.

    “Aldo has a visionary quality that helps him see how companies can work together to create more than they could ever accomplish on their own. In bringing together my former employer CNET with the Italian publisher Il Mio Castillo he made it possible for myself and others to develop the translation of more online content than any previous CNET partnership. Aldo was also very helpful in aiding in my adjustment to working in the Italian work culture. In our discussions he provided me with guidance and advice that significantly promoted my personal career development. During the acquisition by Future Publishing, Aldo provided clear communication and transparency that is rare in such organizational changes.” David Gower, cNET

  • Workshop Facilitation

    Be it a Board Meeting, product and project development workshop, change analysis and project analysis Aldo is called-upon to join strategic groups intent on establishing or maintaining leadership in their segments.

    He relies on his natural inventor talents combined with over 30 years of corporate and leadership experience to effect lasting and sustainable change.

    “Aldo is an outstanding communicator. He provided high level project management with senior managers and directors of our business. I would go far as to say the the challenges of the project would not have been so readily overcome without Aldo’s involvement.” Michael de Santis – Owner at Strategic National Group.

Word of Mouth

Jeeva SathurayarChannel Manager, NRMA
“I will always have respect for Aldo Grech as one of the finest thinkers anywhere, and as an extraordinary product and marketing strategist. My highest regard however is reserved for Aldo Grech - the business leaders' business leader. Aldo excels at the visionary front, taking what an entity is today and imaging what it can be, and subsequently developing a road map to deliver that vision. Importantly, Aldo has an innate ability to motivate teams, and galvanise people around a vision and mission. At NRMA Motoring and Services, I had the good fortune to be close to the action -- taking a division such as NRMA Travel into the digital age requires more than a fine strategy, it requires clarity and conviction, and the courage to follow through and make decisions that have company-wide repercussions. Aldo made the tough decisions that: eliminated wastage, brought about a results-driven culture with a sense of self-respect and achievement. In addition, he ensured that all products were available online - increasing customer satisfaction, revenue and profitability - - and that is why I will always respect Aldo. I also like the man -- particularly as a leader that listened to me, and gave me sound advice that directly influenced the direction of my career.”
Jill SweatmanChange Management, Learning & Development
It is rare to find a professional of Aldo's calibre.From his early beginnings seeing the potential of computers and the internet, he remains an early adopter of technology and one of innovative thought. Aldo is a compelling visionary willing to make the necessary decisions to see that true progress is made. I have witnessed Aldo achieve success through adversity while always maintaining aplomb and never compromising his gentlemanly manners.Through deep and consistent work with his people we were able to turn the division from a loss into a profit within 18months. It is my experience that Aldo releases barriers and creates the space for his people to work differently and use their inherent leadership capabilities.Aldo truly has the foresight to see what is possible on a world stage. He works untethered with redundant thinking or perceived boundaries.My wish is for any individual or organisation who engages Aldo to value his exceptional qualities for the benefit of the company and its people.
Lakshmi VasudevanMobility Solutions Architect
Aldo is an inspirational and a true leader who strives to bring out the best in all his colleagues and employees. He encourages them to reflect on their performance and abilities, with a view to elevating those traits. I have known Aldo for more than 7 years and regard him as a friend and mentor. I consider myself fortunate to have worked with Aldo and attribute much of my professional growth to his inspirational guidance. He encouraged me to develop my leadership skills both in the areas of technology and team management. His work philosophy is based on underpinning his company’s success on a motivated workforce that shares the company’s ideals and ethos. He has published a highly readable book on his approach to business philosophy and workplace management. He told me once, “I have fun at work” and this is evident in everything he approaches, whether selling solutions to customers or inventing or coming up with innovative ideas to solve some of the day-to-day problems in everyday life. Aldo made AirData a stimulating place to work, where all staff are encouraged to surpass themselves. He has displayed an uncanny ability to understand complex business problems and to derive solutions to the satisfaction of his clients and associates. His is a mind that constantly pushes boundaries of the creative frontier, as evident from his varied interests in technology solutions, electric cars and power storage solutions.
Sharon DonGM Products & Services, Personal Broadband
“I had the pleasure of meeting Aldo in 2005 when he was assisting in the start up callGlobal, a VoIP call switching service provider. Aldo has a strategic, creative, innovative, but commercially driven approach to the communications business. He initially contacting me at PBA (iBurst) with the concept of utilising the iBurst wireless broadband modems to replace the Telco fixed line voice connection to reduce usage fees and be both cable and incumbant carrier free. An effective visonary with multiple skills, including project management concept creation and communictions, Aldo is entrepreneurnial in his approach. His key strength of networking and turning concepts into differentiated and customer-ready products is evident in his work with his partners.”
Alan FinlayTraffic Engineer
Aldo is an energetic, creative manager with excellent interpersonal skills and very good expertise in IT solutions.
David GowerProject Manager CNET Italia, Il Mio Castello
“Aldo has a visionary quality that helps him see how companies can work together to create more than they could ever accomplish on their own. In brining together my former employer CNET with the Italian publisher Il Mio Castillo he made it possible for myself and others to develop the translation of more online content than any previous CNET partnership. Aldo was also very helpful in aiding in my adjustment to working in the Italian work culture. In our discussions he provided me with guidance and advice that significantly promoted my personal career development. During the acquisition by Future Publishing, Aldo provided clear communication and transparency that is rare in such organizational changes. It was a pleasure working with Aldo and I would highly recommend him for any innovative organization.”
Michael De SantisStrategic National Group, NSW
We engaged Touchstar largely on the basis of Aldo's involvement with company. He oversaw and managed a difficult IT system implementation and roll out in a thoroughly professional, reliable manner.Aldo is an outstanding communicator in addition to have a detailed understanding of his company's products and services. He provided high level project management with senior managers and directors of our business. I would go far as to say the the challenges of the project would not have been do readily overcome without Aldo's involvement.He is a very competent and, highly skilled professional senior manager with an ability to galvanise his team to ensure they perform at the maximum level.
Naomi MenahemGroup Manager, Telstra Awards, Telstra
Being coached and mentored by Aldo Grech has been a truly rewarding, challenging and expanding experience. He brought authenticity and honesty to the process, dancing between being incredibly supportive and making me completely accountable for my actions. He took the time to understand my particular approach to life and was the able to contextualise my reactions accordingly. His personal journey provided a unique perspective to modern day leadership, and as such he was able to offer peripheral vision and a wider context to corporate nuances as they arose. I appreciated him pushing me out of my comfort zone, being responsive and when needed, nurturing. He is smart, direct and doesn’t suffer fools easily. I felt heard, held and tested; a combination of attributes I welcomed.
Laurie Edwards, CEOMapData Sciences Pty Ltd
Aldo was the manager of the area at NRMA that utilised MapData Sciences mapping data products. He was a client of our company and always drove a hard but fair deal. He has the ability to negotiate substantial supplier - client agreements to the benefit of his employer in this case, but with the long-term relationship with a business partner being an important component of the process
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