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Associates - Silas Issa - Director - Think Influence

Demonstrating resourcefulness and commitment beyond his years Silas Issa has 20 years leadership experience, 14 of which as a CEO within the challenging Not For Profit sector. Silas has a proven track record of dynamic and compassionate leadership. During his role as CEO he implemented three individual periods of organisational and cultural change from creating dynamic growth to overseeing cultural mindset changes for business sustainability.

Drawing on this experience in day-to-day leadership challenges, boardroom management and strategic implementation along with training from the most progressive business universities in the world, Silas delivers influential coaching across all levels within an organisation.

As a coach and trainer, Silas is both personable and insightful, leveraging this combination to close any generation gap. He is committed to learning experiences extending beyond the coaching session to deliver awareness, knowledge and ongoing sustainable change.

Consistent with Silas’s philosophy for “developing influence from within” Silas refines the true value that is already present within each person, each team and each organisation. An educational background including Masters Degree qualifications and Harvard University training in communication, leadership and negotiation has laid the foundations for an analytical and practical approach to improving business outcomes. Silas has proven capacity to develop strategic, high performance programs for Government, Corporate and Not-for-Profit organisations. Previous clients have included CEO’s, medical practitioners, managers, engineering firms, Not-for-profit organizations, and financial institutions.

A high achiever and avid contributor at a community level Silas has participated in international volunteer work since 1990. Whilst at university Silas was the recipient of the prestigious Who’s Who in American Universities awards twice and the Outstanding Young Men of America Award.

Area's of Expertise

  • Strategic Executive and Team Performance Coaching
  • Mindset Change Management
  • Strategic Executive Communication and Negotiation
  • International and Local Public Speaking
  • Influential Leadership


  • Advanced Executive Communications, Harvard University, USA
  • Managerial Negotiations, Harvard University, USA
  • Consultancy, Harvard University, USA
  • Persuasive Business Communications, Harvard University, USA
  • Master of Liberal Arts, DBU, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts, DBU, USA
  • Certified Executive Coach, Level 3, Institute of Executive Coaching, Sydney
  • Accredited by International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Strategic Leadership, Centre of Creative Leadership (CCL)
  • Emotional Intelligence Accredited EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360, CPP Asia Pacific Benchmarks
  • 360 Certified, Centre of Creative Leadership (CCL)
  • Certified Executive Coach, Level 3, Institute of Executive Coaching, Sydney
  • MBTI Certified, CPP Asia Pacific