Bill Aronson is a down to earth thought leader based in London and previously Tasmania. He has worked as an entrepreneur, business consultant, coach, teacher, author and mentor in the UK, India, New Zealand, US and Australia. He has served on the boards of the International Coach Federation of Australasia and the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is a member of Mensa and the Rotary Club of Hobart. The following testimonials indicate what he is like to work with.
Bill has an unusual ability to see the "big picture" and at the same time to work with, unravel and simplify the complex issues in organisations so that business leaders can make better decisions. Bill has a gift for facilitating "whole organisation change" which results in real breakthroughs in thinking about what is important for leaders to work on in improving and growing their business. Bill is a world authority in designing sustainable business and enterprise architectures which link strategy, people, processses and information technology in an integrated and meaningful way. Bill is a highly articulate and engaging teacher,and business transformation coach,. He is also an accomplished speaker and author
Jeremy Scrivens Director, The Emotional Economy at Work
Bill listens well and thinks deeply AND laterally. Bill's ability to network people and ideas is a good part of why we asked Bill to go from business coach to Board member at IPM Safety.
Michael Roberts, IPM Safety
Bill is an amazingly knowledgeable and enthusiastic consultant, with a great grasp of what is important in looking at businesses. His books are useful and readable. I recommend Bill to anyone looking to optimise how your business performs.
Peter Ghys Principal Consultant, Ericsson Australia
In following Bill’s many contributions to business intelligence on Linked-In and elsewhere I have come to realise that we have in him, just the sort of innovative business contributor to value-adding that Eric Abetz has been saying Tasmania has always had quite a lot of. I remember listening to Eric when he was involved in student politics (as I was also tangentially) talk about Tasmania as a being a great potential source of mainstream business ideas and innovation. It is from projects like Bill’s that we can expect to see many new and interesting business developments come out of Tasmania in the future to service the needs of business.
Dr. Christopher Hayman
I have got to know Bill as a colleague on the Board of the International Coach Federation Australasia Chapter. Bill impresses me with his innovative thinking and the many business opportunities he has found for the Chapter to generate more income. He has been very proactive in coming up with ideas that will benefit not just the ICF but also add value to its members.
Yvonne McLean Executive Coach, Director, Strategic Direction Consulting Limited
Bill Aronson is a versatile creative change agent who motivates people and creates communities of trust around him.
Bill is an absolutely committed passionate person, keen to really change the world for the better.
Having worked with Bill on a couple of projects, I have found him to be very diligent with a long term vision.I would strongly recommend sitting down with Bill for an hour - I guarantee your time will not be wasted - but go with an open mind.
Allan Richardson Principal, AD Richardson & Associates
Bill was a "thought leader" in designing enterprises way before the concept started trending on Twitter. I was introduced to Bill's work when my firm started using Metastorm Provision as business process redesign tool. His work speaks for itself - business insight made visible through deep expertise in Enterprise Architecture.
Bill is a multi-talented individual; he is an author, mentor, coach and a excellent Enterprise Architect. Bill is approachable, transparent and has a passion to provide value add to any program, project and initiative.I would be delighted to have the opportunity to work will Bill in the near future.
Hardeep Singh Gahir Providing Services as a Independent Senior Process Consultant, XD Solutions
Bill is exceptionally smart and knowledgeable in his field. He thinks outside the box. He has a broad network globally. His considerable vision and enthusiastic approach brings results. He is a successful, personable businessman. His social conscience is evidenced in his business relations and his volunteer work through organisations such as Rotary.
Christina Henri - Roses from the Heart
Bill helps business to work more efficiently and effectively, providing the flexible working arrangements that foster collaboration and innovation.
One word that describes Bill is "articulate". I have never come across a person who is so capable to express his thoughts, arguments, and ideas so effectively.We have worked together in a project for OSS and it was a pleasure working with him. Got to learn so many things from him. I wish him all the success in his life.
Amit Chordia PMP,SFC
Bill is intelligent and full of knowledge in his field. A fantastic listener. Has an honest opinion. A great person of interest
Bill understands people very well and knows how to manage relationships. I admire his ability to connect with people.
Shreyas Gune Systems Analyst, Cybage Software
Bill is a great communicator and able to present complexity in non-complex ways. Bill is customer focused. Bill puts this to good effect in demystifying Enterprise Architecture.
Clifton Chan Enterprise Architect, Government Interoperability Framework, State Services Commission
Bill is a highly intelligent and result-driven professional. If I will have to describe Bill's strengths and attributes just in a few words I will say that Bill is:- extremely good in building relationships- committed to delivery of excellent service- committed to understanding business needs and to meeting business objectives- always willing to go extra mile to deliver great outcomes to his client
Bill has a highly academic mind and extensive organisational and human knowledge, is a deep thinker and an extraordinary ideas man. Bill has the ability to look at things at another level and contribute suggestions and solutions that one may not have considered. I admire Bills gentle nature and tenacity.
Alison Rogers Executive Advisor, Pulse Business Services Pty Ltd
What one thing could I write about Bill? He writes great books! I've purchased both Metastorm ProVision(R) 6.2 User Guide and Metastorm ProVision 6.2 Made Easy, and they deliver everything that's promised and then some. For anyone reaching for the ProVision 'bible" - reach for one of Bill's books. Well organized and indexed, you can find the answer to any question!
Mary Berger, PMP, PhD
Bill is an ace communicator, calm and collected, intelligent, yet warm and always curious about life, and willing to listen to 'your' story. A magnetic personality who is cheerful and funny yet always working on something incredible which he'll surprise you with if you're lucky.
Annabel Laister Executive PA, Shirlaws
While using ProVision and Enterprise Designer for requirements documentation and modelling, Bill was always available to answer queries.I found him to be an excellent teacher who is able to understand the problem and explain the answer simply. His understanding of ProVision, Enterprise Designer and how they can be used to achieve the desired results was exceptional.
Lee VellaSenior Business Analyst, New Zealand Racing Board
Bill has an ability to understand highly complex problems and to solve them. He is understated in the way that he presents his abilities, but then overdelivers in the execution. A good person to have in your team.
Chris Gilbey OAM
Though I never had the privilege of meeting with Bill in person, I have been an ardent fan of his book 'ProVision 6.2 User Guide' since 2010. Having worked with various process modeling / design tools since 2006 (viz. System Architect, iGrafx, Oracle BPA, Aris, ProVision, IBM BPM, BlueWorks Live in chronological order), ProVision is a tool that I have used the longest till date.Though ProVision had certain challenges in publishing aspects, the way Bill described the features of ProVision and the ease with which I could understand it is one of the driving factors for my favouring ProVision. His thorough knowledge of process design in general, and work specifically in ProVision helped bring understand the broader concepts of enterprise architecture and modeling concepts. He has been a great influence for me in advocating the suitability of ProVision in my organisation. I can connect with the impact Bill has on his readers in the way he describes tool features, and the ease with which it could be understood. Being a BPM / Process Consultant and a "Quality" professional, with ambitions to consult and author on my own in the near future, I look forward to read more of his writings and be inspired.
Girish K C Asst. Vice President - Process Governance, HSBC
Bill is an intelligent, positive person who seeks to make a difference in the world. His focused, well planned approach to any decision eliminates many of the variables that can go wrong before they begin. He is an asset to any team environment and provides great leadership when required.
Rod Force Partner, Nest Property
I was very impressed by Bill's knowledge of enterprise architecture, as well as his wider experience with quality, projects and system development. Enterprise Designer is a conceptually elegant and very helpful framework to help make sense of business processes. Bill also excelled at communicating Enterprise Designer subtleties to technical staff and management. I will be very happy to work with Bill again.
Bill's wide experience in both the business and academic world enables him to bring a logical approach with his highly developed intuition.This enables Bill to assist with the commercial outcomes of a business but to get to the heart of the issues quickly.He has a real eye for detail and process while engaging clients with his authenticity and humour. Most importantly he gets results and facilitates change for the better!
Paul Crane Partner and Business Leader, Shirlaws
Bill understands that great businesses can be designed and I believe that his Enterprise Design methodology is the start of a new business discipline. Bill is a creative thinker and a pleasure to work with.
Dean Prebble Director, Zach Limited
I first met Bill in 2013 when he presented as a guest speaker at a monthly training forum in Hobart; high calibre members from a broad range of backgrounds...to put it mildly, the group suffers fools lightly! Bill's creativity, thoughtfulness, expertise and integrity were evident and appreciated by one and all. Thanks Bill;
Mike Radburn, Consultant Psychologist, Hobart, Tasmania
I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Bill whilst executing the LiquidSpace concept into his business. As an entrepreneur, Bill demonstrated clear thinking and pragmatic problem solving whilst articulating a clear strategy for his business. I wish him all the success in the future.
Jeffrey Khor Commercial Manager - New Revenue, GPT Group
Bill provided our team with great insight into managing a business process program and leveraging our BP tool effectively. He is insightful and encouraging. We always felt very comfortable with the advice he provided. Thanks Bill.
Nancy Williams - Enbridge, Canada
I had the pleasure of having Bill as my lecturer and coach. Bill is a seasoned professional with an amazing ability to create a relaxed yet intense coaching experience.
Peter D Olivier Global Practice Director, Hatch
Some people amass five years of experience, and then tag themselves with a label of 'expert', and face the other direction to teach those around them. For others, its ten, years, fifteen, or more, but the effect is the same. it is an acquire and deliver model. With Bill, nothing could be further from the truth. Bill is a coach, facilitator, mentor, advisor, but more than that, an eternal student. What made a lasting impression for me through my learnings with Bill is his constant enquiry into life, language, thoughts; understanding the content and context that drives all that we do, not just uncovering answers, but the drive to find the next question. Bill is challenging, questioning, and has my highest regard and respect.
Bill is an expert in helping businesses to understand who they are and what it is that they do. The process that he applies is simple to understand and will give any business owner a real wake-up call. I have seen a monumental shift with one of the businesses that Bill works with and the marketing strategies and management of the business is so much easier now. Thanks Bill
Bill is an exceptional leader and facilitator. His capacity to identify problems and provide strategies for solutions is outstanding. Bill's entrepreneurial spirit means that he is always seeking the best and is committed to helping you succeed, whatever the endeavour.
Nicholas Ross Manager People Strategy & Performance, Transend Networks Pty Ltd
'Ridiculously dedicated' is the phrase that comes to mind when I think of Bill. Few people have the opportunity to have a manager who is also a coach and mentor - but I did when I worked with Bill. As a leader or a team member, Bill earns my highest recommendation.
Abhi Bhowmick Business Analyst, iOctane
Bill has an excellent coaching background based on study and experience both in Australia and overseas. In the time I have worked with him I have seen first hand the value his coaching and the AltusQ frameworks bring. Coaching is deceptively simple until you try it, then the high skill requirement becomes obvious. Coaching is now an elective subject at UTAS with Bill lecturing in it.
Stephen Porter Business, Leadership and Career Coach, AltusQ
Bill has assisted many small businesses and community groups as a BMST Mentor. He has also provided training and guidance to his fellow Mentors. His passion for Tasmania is obvious, I am very pleased to recommend Bill.
Andrew Windle State Manager, BMST
Bill is a motivational leader, full of energy and integrity. Supports and ecourages his team and the individuals within it. Innovative, creative and practical, he delivers quality outputs to achieve the best results for his organization and his team . Has vision, communicates well and has a strong sense of purpose as well as an ethical approach to anything he does.
Annie Geard Business Analyst, Education Department
Bill is committed to genuine long-term business relationships and possesses the insight and tenacity to actually make a difference. He is an excellent sounding board and is one of the few who will tell you what you don't want to hear along with all the things you do. Bill is also a passionate advocate for Tasmania and all its untapped potential and does whatever he can to take people along on the journey!
Julie Henderson Manager, Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority
Bill, first and foremost I would say is a man of vision and courage. He is open to consider new ways of thinking and the position of others, is entrepreneurial and proactive thus puts legs on his ideas - what a great mix!
Debbie Fabian Project Manager / Educational Designer, University of Tasmania
I think Bill is passionate about small business and wants to develop and improve the Tasmanian small business environment.
Stefan Toepfer Founder, Group CEO & Chairman, Winweb
Bill is a measured and intelligent thinker who generates ideas and energy with those he works with.
Andrew McGowan, IPM Safety
Bill is passionate about getting people to realise their potential and is an expert in what he does
Sue Reeves Personal Assistant/Coach/Sales/Marketing, AltusQ New Zealand Limited
Clearly, a business coach needs to know business and be an effective communicator. Cue Bill Aronson. One of the many gifts Bill has is the ability to see the big picture of a business or government enterprise and at the same time be able to focus on the small things, about business systems, about how people interact, that make an enterprise work, or not. He has amazing patience, with people, organisations and technology, and a quiet determination to ensure that a process is understood and goals are accomplished.
Des Walsh Business Coach, Des Walsh dot Com
What an exceptional person Bill is! His knowledge of business, people, communication and community will ensure his input into your situation will create value. A very approachable and likable person passionate about giving you tools and a mindset that will propel your success! I would strongly recommend meeting with Bill to hear his vision and where he can add value for you!
Alison Rogers Business Development Manager, Pulse Advertising
Working beside Bill is a real pleasure. He has a "real" ability to share his experience and intellectual view on matters in an open and sharing manner. He creates space and ideas to support individual learning and personal growth. I look forward to my opportunities to work beside Bill as they are exciting and stimulating. You too could be challenged and grow - just call Bill!!
Carolyn Bryant Coach, Think Feel Know
I have been extremely fortunate to work closely with Bill during the past 15 months. His wealth of knowledge and experience has driven the projects we have shared. I would best describe Bill has an initiator. He has the ability to asses and identify the core components of each project. He understands the relevance and relationship between bench-marking and performance. He is adeptly able to see the link between the potential of a business and the individuals who work there. His clients value his humanistic and proactive approach to their businesses and themselves. He truly understands how important relationships are in every a aspect of life.
Suki Laniado Smith Business & Executive Coach, Shirlaws
I have worked with Bill on many occasions whilst contracting to organisations where iOctane has provided support and consultation.Bill’s enthusiasm for process always comes through in his presentations and when talking with his clients.Bill is able to articulate the big picture for an organisation within the context of the organisation’s current level of process maturity and provide clarity on the steps needed for the organisation to move up the maturity model.Bill is certainly one of the genuine Thought Leaders in process and organisational change with the innovation of Enterprise Designer, and in his ability to demonstrate, promote and share the concepts in an actionable and distilled way.His book “Enterprise Designer - Building a Conscious Organisation” has certainly challenged the way I thought about process and is surely a ‘must read’ for all process professionals.
Keith Layton Business Process Analyst (Contractor), Inland Revenue
Although he has ‘written the book’ on Metastorm ProVision, his expertise is far broader. The software is not the main factor, it is the practice, as he shows us in "Enterprise Designer – building a conscious organisation".Bill has developed a whole methodology for modelling an organisation’s processes in a robust and effective manner. While we at Process Mapping concentrate on the automation side, we often notice that the concept of modelling an entire organisation is seen to be confusing and unproductive by our customers. The methodology that Bill has developed, and his books and training courses, show a clear and effective path through that confusion and into productivity.
Jerome Pearce Member, Enterprise Designer Institute
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Bill's 'Master Your Memory' course is so enlightening with instant practical gains to be enjoyed. Darryl Peebles
Today I stood in front of a meeting and recited pi to 100 digits using the techniques Bill taught me. I recommend this course to anyone wanting to improve their memory using simple techniques. Mike Calder
Today I stood in front of a meeting and recited pi to 100 digits using the techniques Bill taught me. I recommend this course to anyone wanting to improve their memory using simple techniques. Mike Calder
Bill has an engaging style and demonstrated expertise that helps those people he is mentoring quickly learn new skills. David Catchpole
I really enjoyed how the individual methods were explained and now look forward to future practice to make further progress. I shall be recommending your services to others in time. Damien Taplin