Project and Program Management Industry Certification Assessments

Bydand Consulting conducts Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and International Project Management Industry (IPMA) Industry Certification assessments.

Industry Certified means recognised as a Professional by a Peak Industry Body.

AIPM and IPMA Industry certification means that a portfolio of actual project evidence, underpinning knowledge and conversational competency have all been reviewed by professional assessors, who have done the real-world job and are certified at that level (or higher).


Every now and again, you come across a 'gem' in your career; someone who inspires, consistently finds opportunities in challenges, and has an abundance of professional passion that reminds you - "that we can really make a difference". Ian is one of these unique gems.

In his work, Ian integrates cutting edge executive coaching methodologies through detailed study of the latest research on these topics. Ian does not just stay with the "data" but works intensively in making transformation practical and not just academic. The biggest richness Ian brings to the business world, executives and everyone in organizations is his personal conviction on the topic and uncompromised integrity.

Ian’s thoughtfully considered approach to business coaching and planning has helped both myself and the wider regional team at DXC to become the razor sharp professional organisation it is today.

Ian’s international recognition for his work is not an accident. His composure, tranquility, knowledge, and skills make working with Ian an absolute privilege.


Transformation Leader, Executive GM

I’ve known Ian for more than 10 years, and during that time he has coached, mentored and taught me and my team on Project Management capability to enable appropriate execution for our Automotive environment. He has been a major influence and support in shaping my professional development pathway in project and program management.

He’s also a terrific sounding board for strategic problem solving and cutting through complex situations and markets. I have and will continue to refer peers and colleagues to Ian. A true expert in his field and a great guy too.


Transformation and Global Supply Chain Executive

I've been fortunate enough to have Ian as my executive coach for over a year. During this time Ian has helped me immensely with my career choices. Some of the tangible benefits include; analysing and understanding my personal brand - this exercise was invaluable as it made me extremely clear on what I'm looking for in my next executive role, coaching me through a challenging crossroad in my professional career as well as providing me with several techniques and tools which I use regularly.

From the moment I met Ian he made me feel comfortable and safe to talk freely, he coaches me through decisions and solutions rather than telling me what I should do. When I walk away from our meetings I always feel a step closer to reaching my career goals, confident, self-aware and motivated. Not only is Ian an amazing executive coach and mentor, he's also a top man who gets genuine satisfaction from helping people. Executive coaching is definitely Ian’s calling in life.


Associate Director

Ian Sharpe gets my highest and respectful recommendation as an executive coach and mentor. His unique ability to recognize, understand, and explain complex business and human relationships have revolutionized my thinking and my attitude, and most importantly, my actions.

Along this interesting and exciting journey there have been surprising (and sometimes painful) personal realizations, but Ian’s mentoring continues to make me a better person every day, both in my professional and personal life.

Ian did not hesitate directly point out areas that needed to be considered a different way, and proved to be right 100% of the time with his observations, opinions, and suggestions. His tactful humanistic approach, emotional intelligence and honesty in assessment set up a strong discipline on me to develop and reach my leadership development and increase my performance.

I name Ian as one of the top contributors to my success today as a business professional and human being by achieving defined and targeted tangible outcomes as previously mentioned above.

Working with Ian was an experience that I will always look upon as transformational.


Transformation Executive

Ian is an excellent principal consultant with mature capabilities and outstanding delivery experience in programme and project governance and management.

I saw firsthand his passion for leading teams and high performing teams, and his commitment to quality, completeness and outcomes for his clients (both internal and external). Like to have him on my team, particularly in complex and difficult situations - and that describes most business programmes.

I would rate Ian as one of the very best Executive Coaches and consultants and practitioners in his areas of expertise.



Ian ("Sharpie") is one of the most talented and capable people I have ever had the pleasure to work with.

He is continuously creative with a span of knowledge that is broader and deeper than any I have previously encountered. His expertise spans philosophy, science, project management, and more.

Sharpie couples talent with integrity and candour, and I am fortunate to have him in my life.


President, CEO and Leader of the NASA team that saved Hubble Space Telescope

Ian has been a leader and source of project delivery subject matter expertise for a wide range of industries. From mature federal government, telecommunication, transportation and utilities environments, to NASA – Ian helps his clients deliver their mission-critical projects and programs.

I have been privileged to have known Ian for a couple of decades where I’ve sought his expertise in executive leadership of technology-led change, high performance teams and improving organisational agility.

Ian is guaranteed to provide the latest in senior leadership, backed by his national and international delivery experience. He brings together a focussed practical work ethic and strategic thinking – a rare combination, in our era of single-skill experts.



I am pleased to be able to offer Ian Sharpe my strongest recommendation having previously engaged his services as an Executive Coach.

Over the course of two years, Ian displayed significant personal interest and integrity in providing an authentic experience which successfully balanced the application of contemporary leadership principles and personal reflection and challenge. Ian is highly skilled at creating a safe, yet appropriately challenging environment in which his coaching program is able to cause reflection and action against a tangible suite of goals and outcomes.

As a result of my coaching program with Ian, I have achieved a number of professional and personal development goals and am able to position myself as a more effective leader. I have and will continue to refer peers and colleagues to Ian and am able to fully advocate his services.


Project, Risk and Change Leader

I have had the pleasure of having Ian work with me on some Executive Coaching. His sessions were invaluable to me as he was able to get me to realise that I was focusing on the wrong areas of my career. Ian worked with me to identify what I loved to do, not just what I was good at doing. I had fallen in to the trap of listing all the things I was good at doing on my LinkedIn profile and CV, but I didn't necessarily love doing these things. With some tweaking, I was able to focus on what I loved to do AND what I was good at, resulting in fantastic career opportunities being presented to me. Once you get the mix right, you won’t work another day in your life!

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Ian to anyone who needs that boost to get their career back on track or someone that needs advice on how to progress their career to the next level.



If you are looking for a natural executive coaching talent, look no further! I have never come across anybody with such an amazing talent as a coach.

Ian has been the key to the success of our 4-D System trial here at AMSA and all trial participants, including executives, absolutely love their coaching sessions with Ian. In addition to that, he is coaching us internal coaches how to coach other people as well as part of our train the trainer approach.

It is such a pleasure and privilege to be working with Ian. He produces amazing outcomes! Thank you so much Ian! Keep on doing what you are doing, it is magic!


Transformation Program Manager

Ian has been an excellent career barometer for me over the years and is an inspirational leader himself.

He has provided me with a number of executive coaching sessions around emotional intelligence, career development and leadership and his experience in this field is exemplary. Notably, I was selected to take part in the Telstra Emerging Leader and Business leader programs which further built on the executive coaching Ian provided.

Without Ian’s executive coaching over the past few years that has empowered me with the skills and confidence I needed to succeed, I would not be where I am today in my career.


Portfolio Executive

I brought Ian on board to implement a governance and Programme Management structure around a large merger programme I was running. Ian quickly grasped the fundamentals of the requirement and set about establishing a strawman model for ratification by key stakeholders.

The combination of Ian's strong domain expertise and engaging, personable manner provided a powerful aid in driving us forward on this important front. The work done by Ian manifested into a sharp, fit for purpose programme structure that was easy to understand and apply, particularly for the project managers reporting through to the programme, and the executive steering committee to which I reported.

I found Ian a total pleasure to do business with and highly commend his services to anyone considering using these.


Transformation Executive


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