Meet Our People: Clifford Walsh, GroundProbe VP – Australia, Africa and Asia
My name is Cliff Walsh.
I have extensive consulting experience, having consulted on topics ranging from Leadership to Project Management in over 50 countries worldwide.
Before joining GroundProbe in 2014 I was a Police Officer in the South African Police Service. Subsequently, I have served in various executive positions ranging from CEO, Business Unit Manager to Chief Business Advisor, and on numerous boards over the years.
My career in the South African Police Service was filled with life-changing experiences in which I learned responsibility and leadership skills. Still, most importantly, I was taught how to connect with people, listen, communicate openly, and be open-minded. There I discovered I had a deep passion for people, and to make a difference in the world, you must first make a positive difference in the lives of the people surrounding you. Only then can you unlock a sense of change that will affect you and everyone around you just the same.
I also believe that no matter how smart, talented, driven, or passionate you are, your success as a business leader depends on your ability to build and inspire a team. Successful leaders can spur their team members to work well together toward a shared vision and goals.
What’s The Best Part of Working At GroundProbe?
For me, it’s two things: diversity and passion.
Diversity – GroundProbe has a diverse workforce with multi-lingual employees from varying ethnic backgrounds. With this powerful, talented team, GroundProbe will continue developing its innovative product suite and maintain market leadership for many years. I love being part of that expansion.
Passion – You can feel the work passion here at GroundProbe. I believe it means you feel excited about what you do, find meaning and purpose in your work, and tackle each day with focus, never making excuses for why you can’t get things done. As Oprah Winfrey famously summed it up: “Passion is energy.”
Where: Mutanda Mine DRC
Who: Francis Quayson, Chief Geo-Technical Engineer at the time.