Managing Partners

Managing Partners

Dr Edward Gifford

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Diploma of Education (Dip.Ed.)
Diploma of Management
Cert. IV Training and Assessment
Cert. IV Coaching for Life and Business
Advanced Training in ACT


Edward is a professional coach, facilitator, speaker and author. Since 2000, he has been running his own leadership and management consulting company in Queensland called On-Purpose Partners®. Since 2008 Edward has also been managing partner of Executive Career Move.

Edward is a professionally trained coach specialising in executive leadership and careers coaching and workplace coaching.  He is also a business adviser, mentor and coach. Edward’s consulting services include a focus on leadership development career transition, strategic thinking, team building, workplace engagement, and work-life integration. He is also an approved business skills mentor and coach for the Qld Government.

Edward has been coaching full time since 2000 and has over 3000hrs of personal, executive, careers and workplace coaching experience.

Edward is passionate about improving the purpose, performance and productivity of organisations through leadership and people development, team building, using an integrative work-life framework, and “getting everyone on the same page”.  As evidence of his passion and ability, Edward has also led his coaching academy over the past 10 years, and has developed and implemented a number of highly acclaimed leadership and coaching products.

Edward is an experienced Public Speaker having presented over 50 key-notes and guest speaking addresses at conferences and professional association meetings.  His highly developed inter-personal skills, his enthusiasm, substantial experience and knowledge have significantly contributed to personal and organisational transformation.

Edward’s expertise also includes working with a range of tools and models. These include:  MBTI, Profiles Check Point 360, TMS Linking Skills Profile 360, TMS Team Performance Profile, TMS Strategic Team Development Profile, Advanced Training in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training).

Angela Gifford

Master of Counselling (M.Couns.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Diploma of Education (Dip.Ed.)
Teachers’ Certificate (WA)
The Teachers’ Higher Certificate (WA)
Cert. IV Coaching for Life and Business
Cert. IV Assessment and Workplace Training


Angela is passionate about the ‘human factor’ in partnering with organisations and individuals.  She views each person in an organisation as having ‘significance’ and sees individual, group or organisational dysfunction as a symptom of meaninglessness and purposelessness.  Her preferred career outplacement and coaching model – ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training) is a model for optimal psychological functioning.  It lends itself ideally to educating towards behavioural change in a non-condemnatory manner.

The prospect of helping people in their careers find their way to what constitutes a full and meaningful life lived in alignment with their values, despite what life might present to them, is most attractive to Angela.
As evidence of her energy and interest, Angela has been involved in the running of the coaching programs since 2001, undertaking a variety of roles. This includes administration, research, writing, being a sounding board, a presenter or proof reader.  Jointly, Edward and Angela have developed and implemented a number of highly acclaimed leadership and coaching products and services.

Our Team of Consultants and Coaches and Career Counsellors

Our Head Office is in Brisbane, Level 10, 320 Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. We also have an office on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

We have a team of careers and leadership coaches that service Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

Our associates and strategic partners specialise in psychology, leadership, careers coaching, recruitment and business consulting. Their combined experience and expertise enhances the products and services Executive Career Move is able to offer to clients.