The world's best transformational leadership development

What we do

We made a strategic decision over a decade ago to become Australasia's best leadership development consultancy. Whilst we are Australia's only master certified trainers in the world's most researched leadership model, The Leadership Challenge®, our work extends well beyond this model into other important leadership and team based competencies and behaviours.

We are the perfect partner for organisations who want to improve their senior, middle and front line leadership effectiveness and overall staff engagement. Our process is long term and transformational, includes measurement, alignment consulting, leadership consulting, leadership training, leadership coaching, and some completely unique and ground-breaking solutions that make learning and growth really stick.

The majority of our client engagements involve organisation or division-wide leadership development that supports change initiatives and/or whole culture change. Those engagements almost always involve the CEO / divisional head and their senior team. If you want great leadership in your overall organisation or a specific area of your organisation, we can make it happen. Our track record with major Australian and global organisations speaks for itself.

Why work with us?

  1. Because we make a measurable difference to your organisation. For example, one of our recent clients achieved a 7% jump in overall employee engagement, a reduction from 22% to 12% in staff turnover and a zero % loss of high potential talent over the duration of a long term program with us. Their investment with us has been returned many times over. Let us know if you want to speak with them about how we did it… our clients are our best advocates. For a full overview of the case study, click here.
  2. Because we change people lives for the better. We receive an overwhelming number of thank you e-mails from program participants letting us know that our programs not only improved their leadership and their organisation, it profoundly changed their personal lives and their relationships. We are deeply committed to authentic transformational change - it's why we are in this business.
  3. Because of how we work with you. Our core values are honesty, awareness, compassion and excellence. We take these extremely seriously, its part of what we teach… and without fail we make wonderful friendships with our clients. We really listen and learn with you and for you.
Leadership Challenge Introduction

Leadership Challenge Introduction

"Our colleagues at WorkSmart Australia are passionately committed to realizing a compelling vision: to create workplaces that achieve extraordinary results whilst also creating meaning and fulfillment for people. And in collaborating with WorkSmart I have no doubt that’s exactly what you’ll accomplish. We're honoured that WorkSmart is bringing The Leadership Challenge to Australia, and I encourage you to join them in making extraordinary things happen in your organization."

Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University