The Team

Chris

Christopher Brooks started his own Leadership Coaching and Development business in Australia during 2007 after 10 years in the professional learning and development industry.

He identified a gap in the Australian market for a company that can take on the role of an internal Learning & Development department for small to medium size businesses without the organisation shouldering the running costs of an internal department. First Train focuses on training management skills and coaching business owners, executives and managers to achieve their goals.

Having first become a coach and trainer in 1998, Chris realised that he had found his vocation. The joy he gets is in supporting people to realise their potential and assisting them along that journey to success.

Gaining much of his training and coaching experience with the John Lewis Partnership in the United Kingdom, Chris played a pivotal role in changing the educational mindset of the branch from a training environment to a learning culture.

He was responsible for the personal and professional development of various groups of managers and trainees. He supervised outdoor activity based training weeks and also ran in-house management development programmes.

Moving to Sydney in 2004, Chris embarked on a post-graduate diploma in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, graduating in 2007.

First Train provides training courses and business coaching for many Sydney based businesses, including Google, Chippendale Printing and Smart Salary, along with supporting business owners through the network of BoardRooms.

Professional Memberships
Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI)
Member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD)
Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)

Qualifications
Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (Grad.Dip IR & HRM)
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Cert IV TA)
Diploma of Business (DipBus)
Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA)

Voluntary/Community Responsibilities
Classroom Assistant at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
Organist at St Luke's Anglican Church, Enmore
Justice of the Peace for New South Wales (JP)

  

Our Clients

We love working with a wide variety of clients to help develop, train and build.

Smartsalary