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Sustainable Stories – EP5 Bruce Hall – Executive Coach, The 500 Group

How to Be Positive & Focused Under Pressure

In this very special episode Russell French, Founder of Energetic Consulting, meets with Bruce Hall, who is currently the Marketing & Communications Manager at The 500 Group, a financing and wealth creation company. Bruce comes from outside the solar and cleantech industries and brings a refreshing approach for us all to learn from.

And I’m really letting you into the inner circle with this one as he has been my own business advisor, coach and mentor for over 10 years. Bruce is a powerhouse and this episode is not to be missed!

In this interview Bruce reveals how you too can be positive and focused when under pressure. You will gain insights into how focus your mind when under strain and how to take the very next step. There are so many golden nuggets to take away from this interview.

Bruce is a humble and remarkable individual to say the least. He is formerly a Director of the Small Business Institute, a senior Executive banker at National Australia Bank (NAB) for 38 years, a business mentor through the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS), and was a state government advisor to help businesses over come the bush fire tragedies between 2009 and 2012. His work in coaching over 1200 businesses to help them overcome adversity, especially when they have hit rock bottom, and then grow and scale to their success is a testament to Bruce’s down to earth, simplistic yet highly strategic approach based on over 45 years of business experience at the highest levels.

He has the ability to cut through and see the core issues, and then offer guidance to take the very next step under when under incredible pressure. Bruce’s great love and passion for his work is palpable. As a leader of a business, his time is stretched in many different directions, including at home with family life, yet his is clear on his outcomes and how to prioritise.

Enjoy this special episode!

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Article by Russell French – Founder of Energetic Consulting Australia

Energetic-Consulting-Founder-Russell-FrenchRussell is a veteran of the Australian renewable energy industry of 15 years and an innovative business leader with a proven track record spanning over 20 years.

He has served as a Director for several well known renewable energy companies like:

  • Enphase Energy as their APAC Director and Australian Country Manager and brought the business to Australia and setup their operations in the region
  • Sungrow ($2.2B, world largest solar inverter manufacturer in partnership with Samsung SDI) as their Marketing & Strategy Director
  • Sun Empire as Founder and Managing Director. Sun Empire was a founding company member of the Clean Energy Council of Australia.

Russell has also worked in the award winning Sustainability Strategy team for the City of Melbourne developing the city’s renewable energy and solar program, and helped develop the new Solar & Storage division for one of Australia’s largest energy retailers, Red Energy which is owned by the iconic Snowy Hydro.

He served as the Secretary & Convenor for the Melbourne Chapter of the Smart Energy Council of Australia (formerly Australian Solar Council) for 5 years and is the Founder of Solar Social, a new and innovative meet-up bringing together like minded businesses and professionals to discuss innovation and the latest technology developments.


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