In an increasingly complex world, leadership and team performance has had to adapt from the traditional ‘command and control’ model to a much more inclusive ‘distributed leadership’ model.


Thrive leadership helps leaders create environments where teams can effectively manage themselves, and helps teams build the skills to be able to achieve this collectively.

“One of my key focus areas is helping leaders and teams achieve high levels of performance and wellbeing.  Learning to self-regulate more effectively both individually and collectively, helps teams manage their energy and move from a reactive to a more proactive mindset.”

— Garry Pollack, Director, Thrive Leadership 

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Garry Pollock

One of Garry’s clients described him as a master at integrating concepts, thinking expansively and adapting quickly to the needs of his audience, whether that be in 1:1 coaching or working with an entire team.


He uses evidence-based frameworks and models, in combination with his extensive corporate experience to help leaders and teams find practical ways to improve both their performance and enjoyment of work.


Prior to becoming an Executive Coach, Garry had a successful career in HR and General Management, and experienced first hand the difficult transition of moving from a technical expert into a broader leadership role.


This inspired him to establish Thrive Leadership over 7 years ago.

Leadership workshops

What our clients say

Garry has consistently provoked me to consider new ideas, which he introduces by sharing stories or explaining models based on empirical research.  His knowledge and optimism combine to leave me feeling encouraged and motivated to act on what I’ve learnt.’


— Dave Tupper, CIO Group Functions, Lendlease


Business Experience (Selected)

- VP and General Manager ANZ and Japan, Medline
- Regional HR Director Asia Pacific, Cardinal Health
- Head of HR Europe, Algorithmics

Tertiary Qualifications

Masters of Business Coaching
University of Wollongong

Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies - Japanese)
Australian National University

Diploma of Opera
Sydney Conservatorium


Blanchard SLII
Management Research Group
Leadership Circle

Our Clients



ANZ Bank



AMP Capital

TAL Insurance



Johnson & Johnson

Epworth Private Hospital Group

Fred Hollows Foundation


Chartered Accountants ANZ

NSW State Government

Bank of Tokyo


Transport for NSW

Sydney Trains



APA Group


Legacy Property



Image Credits: Main Photo by James Wainscoat on Unsplash