Dean Craven

Speaker ׀ Facilitator ׀ Mentor ׀ Coach

Dean Craven is Principal of business growth systems and a Professional Services Associate with Easy Teams. Dean is committed to supporting business founders and SME leaders to evolve their business skills particularly in strategizing, planning and execution – taking reasoned and informed decisions to lead their teams and businesses in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment in which they will find themselves.

With extensive experience of delivering enterprise-wide transformational projects for international businesses, Dean has worked with and engaged many nationalities and cultures along the way. This work has involved mergers and acquisitions where wholesale changes to employees comfortable spaces; their working practices and terms and conditions were an everyday occurrence.

The complexities of these environments have led Dean to appreciate the human and individualistic aspects of his work. He likes to work with deconstructed groups, focusing on the individual- their fears and concerns – often turning ingoing resistance into strong promotion of the changes in hand.

Dean uses his background as an accountant, strategic business analyst and programme manager to provide skills and techniques to take some of the VUCA away from leaders’ decision making; allowing them to feel less overwhelmed, more future thinking and more supportive of their teams when delivering business growth.

Dean is a panel member of Queensland Government’s Mentoring for Growth (M4G) program and has recently been invited to join the Mentoring panel of the prestigious Fashion Capital in London, where he will provide support to designers and tailors in the early stages of their
careers in the fashion industry.