Paul Vardy, Associate Consultant

BA Business (Sports Management), Grad Certificate in Marketing, Grad. Certificate in Finance Cert IV & Diploma in Workplace & Business Coaching, 4-D Systems Facilitator

Paul joined Synergy Global’s in 2014 as Team Leader – Membership Organisations & Sport.
He’s held Executive Roles in sports for many years. He began to develop an early understanding of leadership as a School Captain & an AUS Youth Representative at the Barcelona Olympics. After completing his BA Business & working at the VIC Olympic Council, VIC Golf Association & the Cruising Yacht Club of AUS, he chose a stimulating path in golf management, & is now the CEO of Golf Management Australia (GMA), a national body representing the golf club management industry, with responsibility for operational activities & services to state associations across AUS.

He began as Assistant Manager at the Eastern Golf Club, a role centred on Accounting – then went on to the broader role as the Assistant Manager at the Yarra Yarra Golf Club, before being accepted as Assistant Manager at Australia’s number one golf club, Royal Melbourne. Keen to expand his business education he completed a Graduate Certificate in Marketing & a Graduate Certificate in Finance which included subjects in HR/OD.

Paul was headhunted to the position of GM at the Kew Golf Club in 2008 where he led the club through its biggest change in 40yrs – the upgrade of water infrastructure, clubhouse & car park sectional upgrades, the change to couch grass fairways, the upgrading of the golf course tees, greens bunkers & drainage. He has extensive event management experience involved in the hosting of eight international golf tournaments, working alongside organisations such as IMG & SFX Sports.

He has significant project management experience, liaising with Councils, Engineers, Contractors, & various other authorities. In 2014, he worked with Golf Australia as Club Support Manager, improving the business viability of golf clubs.

Paul’s outstanding interpersonal skills & interest in people has enabled him to authentically connect with all types of personalities. His engaging nature allows for new ideas & win-win outcomes to be quickly discovered. He has developed numerous effective teams & in his various roles has won the respect of club members, staff, boards, industry colleagues, consultants & contractors. He advocates Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), & explores new solutions to business challenges, which makes him an ideal fit with Synergy Global as this is an integral part of our culture.

His expertise & key interests focus around these themes:

blackEffectiveness Consulting: Empowering teams to appreciate clear, shared goals & act with bold enthusiasm
blackChange Facilitation: A shared understanding is vital to reduce the fear of change for it to be embraced
blackExecutive Coaching: Achievements & personal fulfillment through Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Paul’s continued drive to learn more of human behaviour through study, experience & observation, allows him the resources to make a real difference in the workplace. He understands the power of positive thoughts to get positive results, & whilst he has a busy life with his career, wife & four children, he is a valued SG Associate Consultant.

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