Des Walsh is an executive leadership coach, social media guide and LinkedIn expert. A former senior government executive, a CEO, communications consultant, industry training specialist and executive coach, Des is passionate about helping business owners and executives fulfil their potential.


  • Executive Coach, Social Media Strategist, LinkedIn Expert

    at Des Walsh dot Com

    March 2005 - at Present

    State of New South Wales

    Des Walsh dot Com provides executive business coaching, LinkedIn expertise, personal branding with social media, and social media strategy, for the small to medium business sector and professional services companies. Founder and CEO Des Walsh has been in business for over 20 years, initially as communications consultant and industry trainer, and as executive leadership coach for the past 12 years. An early adopter in the digital economy and social media, he is a LinkedIn expert and author, having co-authored one of the first books on LinkedIn, the recruiters' guide, LinkedIn for Recruiting. Before establishing his communications consultancy, Des was a senior executive with the Australian and New South Wales Governments, with policy and program management responsibilities in education, cultural development and major event planning.


  • Social Media Strategist

    at S3 Academy

    2012 - 2012 (1 year)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

    at University of Sydney

    1968 - 1972 (4 years) State of New South Wales

Services offered

  • Executive Coaching

    Co-creation leadership and advanced networking coach

  • Social Media Strategy

    Practical social media strategy, integrated with the company's overall business strategy. Using a proprietary framework that has been used successfully by small business and also by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

  • LinkedIn Services

    Practical LinkedIn guidance and coaching. For details see Des Walsh is co-author of one of the first books published about using LinkedIn, the best-selling LinkedIn for Recruiting.

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