My mission is simple: To inspire, educate and equip people with leadership tools they can use as soon as they get back to their desk.
International conference and event speaker
Best selling author of "Leading on the Edge - Extraordinary stories from the most extreme workplace on the planet"
Antarctic expedition leader
Youngest ever Chief Ranger at 32 (Victorian National Parks)
MBA (Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne)
After 15 years leading diverse and remote teams and business units, I took the jump and lead the 58th annual expedition to the edge of the world: Antarctica. It was a tough, gruelling and exhausting year, but ultimately extremely rewarding and fruitful.
The intensity of this leadership role, where the leader is on-duty all day, every day, for 12 months with no respite, gave me the opportunity to road test my leadership ideas the hard way - without the luxury of peers, a desk or high-speed broadband! It was a "leadership laboratory" in the most extreme, hostile environment on Earth.
I present real leadership. Real stories and real insights - the highs and lows and the ups and downs of being an authentic leader.
My work is in response to a massively growing demand in the business world to get real, practical tools backed up by solid theory from someone who has actually led, and led successfully.
So, how do you lead diverse teams that seem to have no obvious common ground?
How do you motivate people to do the really hard tasks?
What happens when a crisis occurs and all eyes are on you?
I draw on incredible and often hilarious examples of what authentic leadership looks like, in a world where most classic leadership theory doesn't apply .
Since returning from Antarctica, I have spoken at over 1500 national and international conferences and events with clients drawn from all industries and sectors including mining, pharmaceutical, construction, health, education, finance, hospitality and retail.