Who We Are
We are leading coaches and trainers with over 20 years of professional experience in senior roles as former CEOs, business owners and executives, and have extensive training and development in world-leading, science-based coaching and training methodologies.
Companies that apply our principles experience dramatic increases in employee engagement, productivity and performance with a new level of trust and partnership between leadership, managers, staff and customers. More then just change management – our work takes you into a new paradigm of success supported by the systems, practices and principles essential for significant sustainable results.
Using research and science-based approaches to learning and development, we enable you to move beyond the boundaries of familiar frameworks and entrenched behaviours to break through to new and unpredictable levels of performance.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you build a culture of success.
You have provided me with a unique sounding board, at a time that my business has been going through significant growth and change. It has helped me to define my role in the growth and development of the business going forward.Andrew Holder
Lisa Rubinstein, CEO
Lisa is a neuro evangelist, infecting her audience and clients with her enthusiasm for how neuroscience and martial arts ancient wisdom can disrupt the corporate mindset and melt the management permafrost. Her dynamic facilitation, coaching and speaking challenge paradigms to deliver extraordinary results that last.
She brings over 20 years and multiple disciplines to her programs which have brought a new level of success and joy to thousands of executives and managers around the world across a diverse range of industries including financial and professional services, government, health care, manufacturing, mining, retail and technology. Her clients include board members, CEOs, senior executives and leaders from BRW top 100 and Fortune 500 companies.
Lisa currently chairs the board of the Women’s Indigenous Network, an Australia-wide not-for-profit organization that is engaging the country’s leading organizations to provide leadership pathways for Indigenous women.
In the 2015 ebook, “Why Good Managers Fail”, Lisa documents research on the issues with traditional organisational structures in organisations around the world revealing an innovative approach that rewrites the book on effective management.
Published in 2011, Lisa’s book, True Leadership, incorporates the latest findings in the neuroscience and psychology of leadership combined with interviews with well-respected, highly successful Australian leaders to reveal a new model for leadership in a self-guiding coaching journey.
Lisa is a “subject matter expert” on leadership. Her presentation style is inclusive and she definitely has a unique ability to involve her audience. She left our management committee with good content but also challenged our own paradigms in an effective manner.Eddie Grobler
Christine R. Williams, Regional Manager, North America
Chris has over 25 years experience designing and creating programs and strategies that enable organizations and individuals to improve performance and achieve their goals. Her cutting edge programs are considered world-class by both industry and Government standards and she is frequently invited to speak internationally on the topics of leadership development, organizational change, executive coaching and the application of advances in neuroscience to improving employee learning and organizational effectiveness.
Chris served as the Director of a number of NASA’s most successful agency-wide and organizational and leadership development programs including the agency’s first technical leadership program.
Chris is hard wired to focus on results and the achievement of mission success. She uses her knowledge of the dynamics of complex systems to help individuals and organizations successfully achieve their goals within their unique environment and culture.
Among her awards Chris received the Leadership in Action Award from the Council for Excellence in Government, NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal, External Achievement, Creative Management, Innovative Management, and Space Flight Awareness Awards.
After receiving her BS in Oceanography, Chris graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Johns Hopkins University with an MS in Organizational Development and Applied Behavioral Science. She also obtained a certificate in business management from the Harvard Business School and a Professional Coaching Certification from the Newfield Network.
Chris lives in Annapolis Maryland with her husband.
Michelle De Vries Robbe, Organisational Psychologist and Associate Coach NSW
Michelle is an experienced coach, organisational development (OD) consultant and facilitator who is able to combine significant corporate and commercial experience with a background in senior management, business administration, organisational psychology and coaching psychology She is a seasoned organisational and personal development professional offering a breadth of experience gained over 30+ years in multiple industries, diverse roles, all sectors, and 4 countries. Michelle has a strong profile as an executive coach for leadership development in Government, having coached more than 70 Senior Executives in the NSW Government. She has been appointed to the NSW Government Coaching Panel since 2013. Michelle is a registered psychologist with a Master of Organisational Psychologyand a Master of Business Administration.
Michelle has 10+ years middle, senior and board management experience and knows first-hand what it is to provide leadership through change and optimising organisational performance. She has extensive experience gained over 20+ years in designing and delivering programs for developing leadership skills and facilitating personal growth. She has 5+ years’ experience in organisational development (OD) consulting and designing and delivering assessment tools for improving employee engagement, organisational change and OD strategy. She also has 3+ years’ experience in delivering both bulk and tailored assessment and development solutions. She has worked with commercial, government and not-for–profit sectors. Michelle is passionate about coaching leaders to leverage their strengths and have the courage to recognise and address potentially derailing behaviours.