Robert Edmonson

Dr. Robert Edmonson is a highly-trusted, award-winning C-Suite, Senior, and Mid-level Coach with Executive Development Associates.  He has over 20 years international business management experience, executive coaching, group/team facilitation, leadership development and training with global MNCs.

Leadership Development

He has coached, advised and trained 5000+ multi-cultural professionals who use his proven techniques to strengthen their leadership skills. Clients appreciate his intuitive, practical approach, insightful feedback and holistic perspective.

Based on client feedback his coaching style is engaging, transformational and practical inspiring professionals to successfully navigate through daily business challenges.

Coaching Approach

Robert’s unique coaching style stretches professionals to achieve their personal and professional objectives. Sessions are based on the principles of Solution-focused thinking, Positive Psychology, NLP, Appreciative Enquiry and the latest Neuroscience whole-brain studies.

With a balance of corporate leadership, executive ‘real-life’ experiences he supports professionals to “Be Themselves, Only Better” in the VUCA world strengthening their:

  • Inspirational:  Create a collaborative, positive, solution-focused thinking environment
  • Interpersonal:  Establishing trust, sharpen relationship, communication, team-building skills
  • Awareness:  Understanding self and others to build trust, enhance communication, relationships
  • Conflict:  Transforming negative to positive conflicts positively impacting the organization
  • Change:  Shifting resisters to accepters to support organizational change initiatives
  • Mindfulness:  Improve mindset, presence, engagement with people-side of leadership
  • Talent:  Developing more leaders not followers
  • Influencing:  Up, down & all around
  • Image:  Enhancing executive presence, presentation skills
  • Cultural Intelligence: Broaden multi-cultural intelligence management ability


His professional experience and knowledge combined with coaching executives to strengthen their skills inspired his leadership book series: ‘What Great Leaders (Should) Know’; ‘Multiple Leadership Intelligence’; ‘8 SMART Leadership SOLUTIONS’; ’11 Asian & 7 Western Business Cultures’; ‘Strategic Planning Made Easier’; “Brain-friendly Performance Conversations; ‘Leadership Rewired: CQ Coaching Intelligence for Leaders’.

Client Testimonials

“Robert is a terrific coach. He has excellent people insights to recommend creative and successful ways of dealing with people. His contributions always focus on the practical, yet he is also able to provide a sound theoretical rationale. I appreciated his discrete yet incisive style, which proved effective for me in helping me achieve my coaching goals. I would have no hesitation in recommending Robert as a senior executive coach.”  CEO, Sun Life Financial Asia

“Robert has accumulated a lot of experience advising executives. I find working with Robert to be both inspiring and energizing. Inspiring because his coaching techniques are practical and immediately actionable in the work place, yet based on extensive research. I am using them every day, more and more! Energizing because he genuinely lives what he “preaches”, that is powerful coaching techniques. His positive energy is contagious.”  Managing Director, TUV SUD

“Robert’s work with CEO’s and senior executives at many global corporations shine through in his coaching sessions. He has inspired and coached me on what I believe to be the most important leg in my career journey… becoming the type of transformational leader that can truly find the greatness in others”. In addition, his own entrepreneurial experience and role as a CEO make him very aware of the issues growing organizations face. His assessments are spot on the mark. I highly recommend him as an executive coach and general business mentor.”  Vice President, Business Development, Celestica

“Robert is a very experienced and exceptionally gifted coach. Working with him was always a pleasure and very inspiring. Robert asks laser sharp and powerful questions to enable you to uncover solutions hidden within yourself. He inspires you to apply his coaching techniques not only in the workplace with your team, but also with your families and friends. It works! I highly recommend his book “In chaotic times – What great leaders (should) know”. Be forewarned working with him will not only motivate you to change your thinking but help you to become a trusted leader.”  Regional VP, Sales, GlaxoSmithKline

“Robert has a wealth of materials at his fingertips to help you understand your leadership style and improve upon your weaknesses. He has a personable style and actively listened to my challenges. It was my first experience working with a coach and I learned from our time together how to make the relationship an effective part of my leadership development. Thank you.”   Group Information Technology Director, Royal Bank of Scotland

Professional Experience

Robert’s 20-year senior level executive background demonstrates outstanding leadership, innovation and success in start-ups, emerging and turnaround situations which includes:

  • Senior Consultant, leading global human capital management organization
  • Senior Consultant, publicly-traded international management consultancy
  • Senior M&A Associate, premier international boutique investment bank
  • President / COO, Fortune 500 subsidiary, manufacturer and franchisor of design centers
  • President / CEO, technology consultancy
  • President / CEO, international software development and licensing firm
  • Sr. VP / Co-founder publicly-traded technology firm

Robert co-founded, pioneered a well-known IT services USA franchise organization, setting industry standards, showcased on NBC, WSJ, NY Times, recognized as ‘Hertz’ of computer rentals. He has served as  board member for private & education firms, Expert Advisor with the National Science Foundation to advise CEOs in emerging  industries and technologies.


  • Doctor Business Administration, Knowledge Management, University of Newcastle AU
  • Master of Business Law, University of Sydney School of Law AU
  • Master of International Management, Thunderbird, School of Global Management USA
  • MBA, Finance & Strategy, University of Montana USA
  • BSc Business, University of Montana USA


  • Coach Master Academy Transformative Coaching
  • Marshall Goldsmith 360° Global Leadership Assessment
  • Master Corp Exec Coach ACEC
  • Exec Coach CoachU
  • Results Whole-Brain Coaching
  • DISC Behavioral Consultant
  • EQ Practitioner
  • Sales Partners Worldwide

Professional Memberships Include:

  • NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI)
  • International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • International Association of Coaches (IAC)
  • Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches (APAC)
  • Hong Kong Professional Counseling Association
  • Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management

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