Bruce Cotterill

Travels from: New Zealand

A professional and humorous motivational speaker with a background in business

Categories: Business Coaching, Business Speakers, CEO, Change Management, Communication, Customer Service, Innovation, Leadership, Motivational Speakers, Sales

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Bruce Cotterill is a professional and humorous motivational speaker with a background in the business industry. His previous experience helps to improve other organisations, identifying underlying principles and making suggestions that are easy to understand and apply. 

By the age of 34, Bruce was appointed a leader for Australia’s top commercial real estate company, Colliers.  After a successful turnaround period, he developed the ‘7 Principles of Profit’, and began speaking to corporate audiences and sharing his knowledge with executives and business owners.

He was also hired by Kerry Packer’s ACP Magazines and iconic sportswear company Canterbury International for assistance. In 2008, shareholders of the Yellow Pages Group asked him to step in as CEO to lead the company through a period of drastic changes including the restructure of $1.8 billion of debt. Although the companies changed, his seven principles remained relevant and could be applied to any organisation.

Cotterill is now a professional director and advisor, sought after by large corporations to improve both performance and profits. He speaks to managers and leaders to educate them on motivating team members, leading to higher success rates. Recently he consulted with Telstra, identifying over $100 million of profit improvement opportunity as well as advising the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Bruce Cotterill is a passionate leader of change, who has a passion in the business sector and the improvement of companies. His clear objectives, audience engagement and customer focussed ideas are sure to bring a positive change to any organisation, and result in improved productivity. 

Speaker Topics

Build a Better Business
Discover what improved employee and customer experiences can do for your business.
Built to Bounce
How to navigate change without losing your business, job, or your mind.
Customers for Life
It is important to know how to win customers, and keep them coming back.
Leading Millennials
It is easier than you think. You just need to understand them. Here is what they want, and how to get the best from them.
The 7 Principles of Profit at Work
Inspiring you and your teams to focus on what you can control, and the SMALL stuff that makes a BIG difference.
The Best Leaders Do Not Shout
Based on Bruces book by the same title. Communicate, communicate, communicate.
Your People Make The Difference
So treat them like they matter. Discover the 11 Rs of People.


As a business owner sometime you need to step back and look at how far you have come, where you are now and plan on how far you want to go. In Bruce’s presentation he took us on that journey. He not only inspired with his own stories of business transformation but also shares resources and tools that could be used in any business. Add to that him being an entertaining presenter made it an hour well spent

Investors Choice Mortgages

I want to thank you, again, for your presentation. Both the style of presenting, and most important, the content were fabulous.

Michigan State University

Thank you for two fantastic presentations at the conference. Each talk was loaded with lots of good practical take away points.

McDowell Real Estate

Bruce Cotterill  - Business Coaching

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