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We want you to have access to the absolute BEST people and culture specialists possible. Which is why we have shared some of our favourite fellow professionals in the people and culture space.
From coaches and mentors working with individuals to team performance specialists, we aim to bring you access to all the people to really help bring your team and your culture to the next level.
Lexie Wilkins Consulting
Lexie Wilkins is a Change Manager and an Organisational Development Specialist.
She assists leaders and workplaces to achieve optimum organisational success through developing and embedding highly engaged and motivated teams.
The benefits of optimising the employee experience in order to achieve a culture of growth and innovation is her passion and her work draws on a depth of knowledge gained as a senior leader and consultant within a diverse range of both government and non-government industries coupled with formal qualifications in psychology, financial services and training and assessment.
Additionally accredited as an APMG CM-BoK Change Management Practitioner and in the GeneSys suite of psychometric testing tools, she excels at tailoring an approach to the individual and/or organisation she works with.
As well as providing strategic business and people development assistance, Lexie is a speaker, MC, facilitates programs, workshops and mentors leaders and teams who seek to create greater purpose both personally and in the workplace.
Lexie has sat on a number of government and non-government engagement and marketing committees and is a contributor to select media business publications.
Connect with Lexie
Phone: +61 402 648 347
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Beginning work life as a kids sports facilitator, he stayed at Jungle Sports for just over 10 years. Whilst there, he developed nationally successful programs and won several awards for facilitation in his time as their national manager.
Moving from kids to big kids, he took on the State Manager role at Corporate Challenge Events where he led team-building facilitated events that were renowned in the industry for their own positive culture. Helping grow that business through relationship building and client retention, he decided it was perfect timing to bring his experience to Happiness Co as it expands its reach into workplaces around the world.
He has a successful podcast, works in sports commentary for ABC radio and hosts events around Australia with crowds of 10,000+, through his MC’ing side of life. Away from Happiness HQ, Robbie plays footy for his beloved Wembley Football Club, enjoys hanging with friends and family and devotes time to leading a volunteer team at Radio Lollipop. There is no doubt your team will benefit from programs facilitated by Robbie.
Connect with Robbie
Phone: +61 403 517 568
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Glenn’s depth of experience, industry credibility and media insight make him a true alchemist in the realm of food. His leadership, innovation and dedication were forged in the heat of the kitchen environment. He is passionate about helping you and your business thrive. Glenn began his cooking career in Sydney where the frenetic energy, fresh produce and intensity immediately drew him in.
During his apprenticeship he was introduced to ‘competitive’ cooking in which he excelled, being awarded Apprentice of the Year 1998. Glenn’s thirst for knowledge took him to five-star hotels, the ski fields of Canada and eventually the Michelin starred ‘Harvey’s Restaurant’ in England, where he honed his techniques under French chef Daniel Galmiche. He absorbed a wealth of insight from Daniels’ colleagues – the likes of Heston Blumenthal, Gordon Ramsay and Michel Roux Jnr. Arriving back in Australia, the food culture of Melbourne immediately embraced him – proximity to produce, passionate suppliers, an entrepreneurial mindset – all of it felt right.
He joined Tobie Puttock and Jamie Oliver during the launch of Fifteen Melbourne as Training and Development Chef. Surrounded by TV cameras, high profile chefs and a cohort of young apprentices was exactly the challenge he needed to thrive as a culinary trainer and mentor. He assisted the recruitment of judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston for MasterChef Australia, which completely changed the landscape of food in this country.
Glenn is all about creating the right mindset and strategy to help you and your team thrive. His motivating attitude, passion for food and zest for life will continue to be an inspiration to the clients he works with every day.
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Chris Helder Enterprises
Chris’ presentations give individuals and organisations the tools to make a simple shift in their thinking to gain greater clarity on achieving goals.
Chris brings with him an abundance of energy, humour and the ability to quickly connect with the audience.
He has been a professional speaker for 18 years and has done over 2,500 presentations around the world.
He is the author of three best-selling books:
Useful Belief – one of the highest selling Australian business books of all time
The Ultimate Book of Influence – which has been published in five languages
Cut The Noise – which is about achieving better results in a world of distraction
Chris’ latest book The Simple Shift – How Useful Thinking Changes The Way You See Everything will be released in April.
Connect with Chris
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Corporate Challenge Events
Dwain Richardson is the Managing Director of Corporate Challenge Events – your Positive Team Culture Experts!
Since 1994, Corporate Challenge Events have supported organisations of all shapes and sizes with strategies and resources to create and maintain positive team cultures. Their belief is to create fun experiences so that others feel valued and connected.
Corporate Challenge are passionate about all things people and workplace culture; and just happen to be Australasia’s leading and largest team building, team building workshop and conference planning provider.
With over 25 years’ experience in delivering team activities that boost team performance and enhance workplace culture; they love taking it to the next level with our team building workshops – globally-recognised training programs that have a proven record in developing high performing teams. And if all of this wasn’t enough, their event specialists thrive when planning and executing your entire conference or corporate event!
Whatever your goals and objectives, Corporate Challenge create FUN! and engaging events that will have your team feeling valued and connected!
Connect with Dwain
Phone: +61 418 591 921
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Creating teams that swear by each other
As a speaker, facilitator and accredited executive coach, Adrian energises organisations, leaders and their teams to thrive.
His experience in team development, leveraging team dynamics and getting people “over the fence” has helped organisations and leaders establish highly engaging environments. He helps teams increase trust levels, make better decisions quicker, focus on what matters and find the best way for the team to make meaningful progress.
Having worked across three continents in various industries, Adrian is well versed on the challenges that come from working in complex, ever-changing situations.
Adrian works with private and public corporate leaders, professional sports coaches, university accelerator programs, startup founders and not for profit sporting organisations.
He is releasing his first book, Teams that Swear by Each Other (and not about each other) in 2020, which gives readers insights and a blueprint for leveraging the power of teamwork and collaboration.
Adrian received a marketing and finance degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Level III IECL accredited Executive Coach.
If you want to create a higher-performing environment to help energise your team to reach more of their potential in a rapidly changing marketplace and talent space, contact Adrian to help identify what you need and whether he can help.
Connect with Adrian
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Abundant Life Solutions
Your employees look forward to coming to work because they feel drawn to a positive culture, their contributions are valued, a team mentality exists, and they understand and are driven by the noble cause their company aspires to. Further, they become uplifted and motivated by their colleagues and senior management, they feel loyal to the company and the people within it, they know their place and understand advancement and opportunities to grow are abundant. Additionally, workplace stress and fatigue are foreign concepts, politics and petty squabbles are not tolerated, and various arms of the corporation connect and collaborate so the big picture is attained and the noble cause achieved.
Imagine the consequent productivity gains and other benefits to all stakeholders. Imagine the excellence, diligence and camaraderie of this team. Imagine the pride and satisfaction these employees enjoy.
Open your eyes…
This workplace could be your workplace.
I’m Dr Rosemary McCallum. Using the Foundational Emotional Intelligence that dwells deep within us all, I work with middle management and above in companies and SMEs of 20+ employees to –
- Establish high-functioning teams,
- Create a culture of excellence,
- Deny oxygen to trouble-makers,
- Open feedback loops for greater transparency,
- Ensure people come first,
- Improve productivity,
- Give all employees the freedom and confidence to be their best.
Best of all, your workplace gets a gust of fresh air enabling relationships to thrive along with a burst of fun.
Things a little stale in your work environment? Productivity low? Too much tension? There’s a formula to address this so call me and let’s reignite the enthusiasm in your team.
Connect with Rosemary
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He speaks, coaches and consults on topics including The Psychology of Habit Formation, The Skills of Leadership, Techniques of Effective Communication, Positive Stress Resilience, Pillars of Motivation, and The Pragmatic Guide to Mindfulness and Meditation. His talks are known for being funny, fascinating and extremely analogy-rich. What makes them really unique though, is their immediate practicality. If you’re looking for a speaker who is going to be impactful, not just merely insightful or inspirational, Garrick is your man.
Connect with Garrick
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Books from the experts
Check out these titles from our favourite culture experts, that are sure to help you dive even deeper into your culture journey and see your team and workplace culture become stronger than ever before!
Know of a people and culture expert that we NEED to have in our LBB? Or maybe you are one yourself? We want to hear about them!
Look Out Next Month!
Catch our Managing Director Dwain Richardson in conversation with some of the industry’s best! With a new exciting webinar each month, we promise you won’t want to miss these!
Up next month is Adrian Baillargeon. As a speaker, facilitator and accredited executive coach, Adrian energises organisations, leaders and their teams to thrive. So, what are you waiting for? Register now!
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