Dr Travis Kemp

PhD (Psych), MA (Ed), MBA, MSSc (Couns), GradDipPsychSt, GradDipSSc(EdCouns), BEd (PE), DipTA, DipClinHyp, FAICD, CMgr FIML, FAPS (FCOP, FCSEP, FCCOUNS), FCPHR, HonVPISCP(Accred)

  • Consultant Psychologist, Executive Advisor & Independent Company Director
  • Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Business Growth, UniSA Business School.

Travis is recognised by both industry and professional peers internationally as being amongst Australia’s leading practitioners and thought leaders in the fields of executive coaching, leadership, peak performance and organisational psychology. He holds degrees across the disciplines of Physical Education, Psychology, Social Science and Business and his deep expertise spans enterprise leadership, performance and development, human capital, organisational sustainability, innovation, culture and change. As a registered Psychologist with practice endorsement in Organisational, Exercise & Sport and Counselling Psychology, an internationally accredited Coaching Psychologist, a Certified Human Resources Professional and an experienced independent company Director, Travis brings a rich diversity of capability and context to the complexities of commercial leadership and governance.

In his private practice, Travis works with senior managers, C-Suite executives and boards across the ASX Top 200 companies, BRW Top 100 private companies, federal, state and local government and not-for-profit sectors and across a broad range of industries including mining, engineering, construction, defence, professional services, FMCG, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, financial services and banking industries. Travis is also a non-executive Director and investor in human capital technology start-up company (Plando.com). and a strategic leadership advisor and investor in social influencer market technology start-up company Tribe (tribegroup.co).

Previously, he has held a range of senior executive leadership roles including Managing Director of The Teleran Group Pty. Ltd., Leadership and Talent Director at Lee Hecht Harrison (Australia & New Zealand), MBA Director at the University of South Australia, Global Program Manager for Leadership Assessment at Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) (now Hewlett Packard) and Manager, Human Resources (Asia Pacific) for Faulding Pharmaceuticals (now Hospira). He has also held a range of non-executive Board appointments including Surf Lifesaving SA, Built Environs Pty Ltd (Now Maconnel Dowell) and BeIntent Pty Ltd. and was a founding non-executive Director of not for profit charity The Helmsman Project Ltd.

He currently holds an honorary academic appointment as Adjunct Professor and Growth Expert with the Australian Centre for Business Growth, UniSA Business School at the University of South Australia. For 10 years he was Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney and was a member of the core team developing and teaching within the world’s first Masters degree in Coaching Psychology.

He has published widely in the professional and research literature on leadership, executive performance, education and executive coaching and is co-editor of the international peer-reviewed scientific journal, the International Coaching Psychology Review. In 2005, in collaboration with his Sydney University colleagues Anthony Grant and Michael Cavanagh, Travis co-edited the world’s first evidence based coaching psychology text, Evidence Based Coaching Volume 1: Theory, Practice & Research from the Behavioural Sciences and is the co-author (with Annie McKee and Gordon Spence) of Management: A Focus on Leaders, an innovative post-graduate Leadership text in use in multiple post-graduate business programs in Australia.

Travis is Chartered Manager with the UK Chartered Management Institute and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Leadership & Management, the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a past Scientific Advisory Council Member for the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard University and an Honorary Vice President and Accredited Coaching Psychologist with the International Society for Coaching Psychology where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow and Member of the ISCP Research Centre Advisory Board.

He has been an active Surflifesaver for 40 years and was awarded the National Medal for Service in 2016.

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