ALUMNI CASE STUDIES

Browse through candid reviews from leaders who have learned and implemented Leadership Beyond the Theory strategies in a previous cohort.

Find the leaders who resonate with you in terms of their leadership level, job role or industry!

NEW LEADERS

CAITLIN FORD

National Marketing Manager,
Gen Physio

 "If you're serious about taking the next step in your leadership journey and committing to being a no bullsh!t leader, then this is the course for you! It has completely solidified my leadership approach."

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HEALTHCARE

SMALL

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BONNIE MARSHALL

Policy Officer,
National Retail Association

 "If you're serious about taking the next step in your leadership journey and committing to being a no bullsh!t leader, then this is the course for you! It has completely solidified my leadership approach."

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

RETAIL / NOT FOR PROFIT

SMALL

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NATALIE BERRIMAN

Practice Manager,
National Dental Care

"The impact that Leadership Beyond the Theory has had on my position is unbelievable. We have been breaking budget records for the last 3 months and I have been told that I am ready to take on a higher leadership role."

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HEALTHCARE

SMALL

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ZAC DEMOPOULOS

Therapy Team Leader,
Access Your Supports

"You will not regret the decision to take this program on! Being early in my career, I knew I was likely to benefit from years of ‘compound interest’ on the initial investment. Each day delayed is a day of long-term interest gone, so do not hesitate and get amongst it!"

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CASE STUDY

HEALTHCARE

SMALL

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Tania rizoski

GM Member Services & Operations,
ASFA

"This program gives you the missing pieces that you don’t learn in an MBA. I wish I’d found it sooner, I’m far more confident as a leader now! You won't find this type of learning anywhere else."

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CASE STUDY

FINANCE

SMALL

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SCOTT WILSON

Field Resource Leader,
Transgrid

“LBT has been absolutely instrumental to my growth as a person and as a leader. I honestly didn't think that it would move me as it has. It’s given me a new level of confidence in myself, especially when it comes to being a No BS Leader!”

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CASE STUDY

ENERGY

LARGE

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COURTNEY HEINZEL

Functional Process Consultant,
Sime Darby Industrial

“After doing LBT I absolutely feel like a more confident, capable leader. Every new module helped me to understand certain situations that I had gone through or was going through. No one could regret doing this course!”

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CASE STUDY

MINING

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

Liviu Iusan

Operations Manger,
Google

"I’m now far more confident as a leader, it has really helped me to deal with the crisis situation unfolding with the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve already recommended LBT to leaders in my area of influence!”

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CASE STUDY

TECHNOLOGY

LARGE

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KATE BADDELEY

Senior Account Director,
Sony Interactive Entertainment

"I’m already finding it incredibly beneficial to my career as I step into a new leadership role. It’s boosted my confidence and given me simple, easy to understand concepts that I can apply daily. Now I know how to get the best out of my team.”

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CASE STUDY

MARKETING

LARGE

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RAFFAEL ERB

Medical Device Packaging Technology Expert, Novartis

"The transformation I underwent over the 7 weeks by doing the program was incredibly impactful. I was able to re-assess my strengths and weaknesses and have now figured out where it's worth investing more time to further improve."

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CASE STUDY

HEALTHCARE

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

CATHERINE JACKSON

Sales Lead - Agriculture,
Pacific National

"As a new leader, this program has helped me to better understand why I have been put in my role. I have also been able to identify specific development opportunities so that I can hopefully become a great leader. My confidence is building and this is being recognised."

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CASE STUDY

LOGISTICS

LARGE

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BRENDAN BINNEY

Team Leader,
Public Service

“Since doing LBT I have become a more measured and accountable leader. A leader who makes better decisions. A leader who challenges, coaches and confronts my team to build the capability of my organisation.”

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GOVERNMENT

LARGE

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JORDAN BIGLIN

Senior Geologist,
Linden Gold Alliance

"The program is definitely worth doing. It’s given me confidence, knowledge of the corporate world, and a lot of tools to use, so I’ll definitely be going back to the lessons and resources regularly throughout my career.”

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CASE STUDY

NATURAL RESOURCES

LARGE

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MID-LEVEL LEADERS

KYLE POL

Services Manager,
CPB Contractors

 "If you don't think you can fit it into your schedule then all I can say is that you need to do LBT yesterday! Since doing the program, peers have been commenting on my team's performance, and my senior management are already picking up on my leadership improvements!"

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

TRANSPORT

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

SCOTT SPENCER

State Manager QLD & NT (Sales & Operations),
Exedy Australia

If you want to move forward, lead with confidence and remove uncertainty from your leadership then LBT is a no-brainer!"

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CASE STUDY

TRANSPORT

SMALL

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ALASDAIR MACKERRON

Structural Section Manager &
Associate Director,
Stantec

"Absolutely do it. It's very valuable. I've been in a few management and leadership courses over the years, and this is up there with the best of them in terms of structure and content."

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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REAL ESTATE / CONSTRUCTION

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

ROHAN BAKKER

Manager,
Melbourne Survey
SMEC Australia

"After completing Leadership Beyond the Theory, I set about changing my working behaviour. I focused on key business activities and limited project interactions at the right level for my role. My staff are more empowered and I have significantly more time to work on the business activities that generate value."

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CONSTRUCTION

LARGE

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STEVE ROBERTS

Service Manager,
BMW

"I knew I needed to do LBT to break through that ceiling and progress in my career. And it actually happened - I finally achieved my career goal and was promoted after completing the course!"

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CASE STUDY

AUTOMOTIVE

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

NICOLE RICHARDS

Revenue and Reservations Manager,
Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

“Doing this program was such a wake-up call on what's holding me back in my leadership journey. I cannot explain how invaluable the program has been for me at the current stage of my career!”

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CASE STUDY

TOURISM

SMALL

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DAVID EGAN

Facility Manager,
Australia Post

"The greatest value I’ve gained from doing Leadership Beyond the Theory is that I now have clarity around not only where I want to go as a leader, but how I will get there. It’s a fantastic course, I couldn't recommend it highly enough!"

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CASE STUDY

GOVERNMENT

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

Charlotte goodwin

Account Director,
Filtered Media

"We’ve all had ineffective managers/bosses in our careers and wished they could’ve provided better guidance and been more supportive. This program teaches you how to go out there and be the boss you’ve always wished you had.”

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CASE STUDY

MARKETING

SMALL

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DAMIEN BOCK

Development Manager (Real Estate),
Aurizon

"The program didn’t just change my view on leadership, it gave me a suite of practical tools and an awareness of core concepts that I can now use to build my career and personal leadership style.”

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CASE STUDY

TRANSPORT + LOGISTICS

SMALL

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CLINTON NEUMANN

Manager Operational Capability,
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

“The program content is high quality and deals with the actual problems leaders need to address to get out of their own way and get things done. It’s a very worthwhile investment of time, energy and effort.”

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CASE STUDY

EMERGENCY SERVICES

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

DR NADUN RUBASINGHE

Specialist GP / Clinical Supervisor,
FCD Health

“The program well and truly exceeded my expectations. It was well constructed, easy to follow and could easily be fitted into my busy schedule. I definitely recommend Leadership Beyond the Theory!”

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CASE STUDY

HEALTHCARE

SMALL

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SENIOR LEADERS

ANGELA PONSFORD

Vice President of Operations,
Tier 11

 "Since completing the program I've been able to effectively coach my direct reports when they're facing challenges and I'm 'managing up' more effectively. I now feel confident in challenging some of the old ways of doing things in our quarterly leadership meetings."

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CASE STUDY

MARKETING

SMALL

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BRAD REECE

Sales Director,
BCI Central

 "As a long time podcast listener and book owner, it was a no brainer! The cost and time to complete is comparable to a MBA unit. If LBT was an elective in my MBA, I would have selected it!"

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CASE STUDY

TECHNOLOGY

MEDIUM

INDUSTRY:

GENESSA SCHULTZ-BROWN

Senior Director of Community Development,
Saint Anthony Hospital

 "I considered the duration of the program, the volume of content, and of course, the credibility of facilitator in making sure it was a sound investment. On all counts, Leadership Beyond the Theory exceeded my expectations!"

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CASE STUDY

HEALTH

MEDIUM

INDUSTRY:

ROBERT GETTYS

Chief Product & Technology Officer,
ACS Technologies

 "This program is impactful no matter where you are in your career. I wish I had it 30 years ago! You have lifetime access too, so as your career changes you will definitely find new meaning at each stage of your journey."

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CASE STUDY

TECHNOLOGY

MEDIUM

INDUSTRY:

MIGLENA DOBRIKOVA

Hardware Operations Manager,
Google

“This program is the missing piece of the puzzle you need to become a better leader. My mindset about leadership has completely changed and now I feel ready to face any difficult conversation or complex decision with confidence.”

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CASE STUDY

TECHNOLOGY

LARGE

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AMIT SINGH

General Manager,
Reflex Technology Group

“My thought patterns and the language I am using at work has definitely changed. I sense that along with the odd Marty-ism that comes out, I am being seen as the strong leader I am - or at least want to be.”

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CASE STUDY

TECHNOLOGY

MEDIUM

INDUSTRY:

RACHAEL MORGAN

Head of Engineering and Test - Data,
Skybetting and Gaming

“This has been the best leadership course I have ever done! The content delivery, LinkedIn group, private podcast access for the lessons and the question structure has just been amazing.”

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TECHNOLOGY

LARGE

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WILSON DEL SOCORRO

Global Director of Government Affairs,
Diageo

"The content, the webinars and the complexity of issues raised by the cohort will help you become a better leader. Enrolling in LBT is one of those ‘no regrets’ moves."

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

FMCG / HOSPITALITY + TOURISM

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

KATE TORKINGTON

Change & Human Resources Manager

“After doing Leadership Beyond the Theory I am now operating much more at the right level and my team is flourishing as a consequence. If you’re thinking about doing the program I’d say go for it!”

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

TRANSPORT + LOGISTICS

MEDIUM

INDUSTRY:

CARL KING

Executive,
Enviro New Zealand

"You are literally tapping into Marty's life experience and short-cutting some of the very hard experiences you'd have to go through yourself to get that same level of experience. Save yourself the pain, time and the suffering of your team and get LBT under your wing."

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CASE STUDY

INFRASTRUCTURE

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

RACHEL CARTER

Head of Sales & Marketing,
Soho Flordis International

“It has given me clarity as to where I had strengths and where I was falling short. I believe in myself more now, and this comes through in my decision making and clarity in communication. I am now a calm, confident leader.”

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CASE STUDY

HEALTHCARE / RETAIL

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

Seth Pathiyil

Head of Generation,
AGL Energy

“I’ve been through a number of leadership programs in 4 continents and there is none other like Leadership Beyond the Theory. This program is truly world class and is a MUST for all leaders from any industry.”

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CASE STUDY

ENERGY

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

FMCG /

HOSPITALITY + TOURISM

VICKI BRADY

President,
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

"You could be on day one of your first leadership journey or 20 years in and I am convinced you will walk away knowing more than you did at the start. Not only about leadership, but about yourself too."

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CASE STUDY

INFRASTRUCTURE

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

ROGER MENTHA

Assistant Commissioner Education and Training,
Fire and Rescue NSW

“I actually got a hell of a lot out of the program. For someone who is at the same level as me considering the program, I’d say 100% do it. I was surprised about how I felt. I was able to really resonate with the course material, and found myself stopping, writing and being able to apply it in my day-to-day work pretty quickly.

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CASE STUDY

EMERGENCY SERVICES

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

NICOLA BURKE

General Manager
IT Program Delivery,
The Star Entertainment Group

"The immediate practical application that I could take to my workplace as soon as I finished a module was perfect. It enabled me to stop ‘doing’ and take more time to ‘lead’. As a busy GM and mother of 2 young kids, this course was perfect for me.”

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CASE STUDY

HOSPITALITY + TOURISM

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

RUPERT CULLEN

National Director,
Colliers International Australia

“Historically I haven’t been confident enough to lean into some of the opportunities that my organisation has offered because I felt I lacked the leadership “polish”. LBT has given me the missing tools I needed to step up.”

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CASE STUDY

REAL ESTATE

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

NATASHA READ

Senior Executive,
For Purpose Sector

“Every single session brought the opportunity to reflect and revisit how I show up and present myself as a leader. I got more practical, implementable outcomes from LBT than any other personal development course or activity that I have undertaken before."

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CASE STUDY

NOT FOR PROFIT

SMALL

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DANNY HOVEY

High Performance Culture and Leadership Professional

"If you want a tactical value return, put a handful of your leaders through LBT. But I can guarantee you, if you were able to institutionalise the program, you would create a highly constructive culture, which would deliver immense value to any organisation.”  

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CASE STUDY

INFRASTRUCTURE

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

MILAN STESKAL

Head of Therapy Solutions,
mySugr

"Doing Leadership Beyond the Theory assured me that how I perceive leadership is actually correct and it helped me get some of my confidence back. It's was one of the best training programs I’ve been a part of."

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CASE STUDY

HEALTHCARE

MEDIUM

INDUSTRY:

VAHID POURGHADIRI

Head of Business Transformation,
AGL Energy

“Leadership Beyond the Theory gave me the tools I needed to pitch myself to the next level. I used them, and it worked. If you want to use this program to get yourself from just a manger to a senior executive, it’s a very small investment.”

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

ENERGY

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

KERRYN SIMPFENDORFER 

Chief Financial Officer,
Lutheran Education QLD

“I would definitely recommend people in the same team or organisation going through the program together. Now we have this new language that we are using with each other every day, and that’s going to help us to change our behaviours.”   

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

EDUCATION

MEDIUM

INDUSTRY:

MATTHEW HOGAN

Senior Metallurgical Engineer,
ALS Group

"Leadership Beyond the Theory is very engaging and it's likely that you'll learn something about yourself that you were previously unaware of. Ultimately it has the potential to make you a better person, which in turn will make you a better leader."

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CASE STUDY

SERVICES

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

ROB BODKIN

Founder,
North Sound Valuation

"I’m focusing like a laser on delivering value to clients, and making that the focus of everyone in my organization. “How does this action deliver value to the client or to the organization?" has become a well-used phrase."

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

REAL ESTATE

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

jane frank

Manager of Stakeholder Engagement,
CITEC

"What I found most valuable was being able to download Marty’s brain and listen to his inner workings as a successful CEO - I mean when would you ever get hours and hours of access to someone of his level & credibility teaching you their leadership secrets?”

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

GOVERNMENT

MEDIUM

INDUSTRY:

Ricardo Chisholm

Business Analyst,
Enrolmy Software

“I didn’t expect to be as confronted and challenged as I have been. Or to have the level of clarity and focus it has given me. Although I thought I had a base-line level on the skills taught, my level of understanding has increased exponentially through Marty’s teachings!”

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CASE STUDY

SERVICES

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

Mel zipf

Assistant Business Manager,
St James Lutheran College

"This program has shown me that leadership is leadership, regardless of the industry. ‘Soft’ leadership is poor form, and sets a team up to fail for a multitude of reasons."

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

EDUCATION

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

RADU LEONTE

Senior Director,
Secureworks Romania

"What really resonated with me was the fact that Marty has been in the trenches as a CEO. There are plenty of books and programs written by people who are just full of theory but they’ve never actually practiced this job and they don’t have real world experience.”

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CASE STUDY

TECHNOLOGY

LARGE

INDUSTRY:

MARTIN BISHOP

Chief Operating Officer,
Tony Innaimo Transport

"The most powerful benefit of Leadership Beyond the Theory is that I genuinely feel more confident to implement the leadership strategy that I believe is best for my team and the organisation.”

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

TRANSPORT + LOGISTICS

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

CEOS / DIRECTORS

CAROLINE GOWAN

CEO & Director,
Investa Projects

 "This is the best leadership course I've ever done! Everything Marty said made so much sense, and I felt like I had my own personal leadership coach. I think there is something in this course for every leader."

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

CONSTRUCTION

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

Michael Lutkajtis


Managing Director,
Vilno Group

"I didn't expect to feel like a more capable leader so early on in the course. Even after the first module I felt like I was making progress and getting in control"

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

CONSTRUCTION

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

NICOLE IRSCHICK

General Manager,
Seekom

 "Even after all these years in leadership there was still so much to learn or that challenged my thinking and approach. Would I recommend LBT for anyone truly committed to their own personal growth? YES, YES, YES!!!"

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

TECHNOLOGY

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

LORNA JACK

Director,
Lecropt Nursery & Bridge of Allan
Out of School Care

"LBT enabled me to see the forest rather than the trees! I feel a weight has been lifted, and I have a much clearer focus on what actually drives value for the company."

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

EDUCATION

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

Deanna Gough

Principal Psychologist & Clinical Director
Redefini Psychology

 "LBT is for everyone! Novice or expert, whether you are running your own business or working for someone else, you will always learn. There is something for every leader at every stage of their growth in this course."

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

HEALTHCARE

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

KERRY STAINES

Chief Executive Officer,
Steps Group Australia

“Take the leap of faith, you wont regret it. I was surprised how energised this course made and makes me feel. I am driving change with a new level of excitement."

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

NOT FOR PROFIT

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

DENNIS MULHERIN

Executive Director,
Lutheran Education Queensland

"I don’t think there is anything else like Leadership Beyond the Theory on the market. You look out there and there’s not a lot of simple, practical, online leadership education of this quality to be found. I think you’ve found a real niche.”

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

EDUCATION

MEDIUM

INDUSTRY:

DAMIEN JONES

Director | Business Manager,
Enginova

"Before I did LBT I was overwhelmed with what I thought I had to do to succeed. Post-program, I have simplified my focus and am now crystal clear on how to enable those around me to succeed.”

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

CONSTRUCTION

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

luke schoff

Principal, 
St James Lutheran College

"To sum it up, it just hit the spot for me. I’m halfway through my masters, and I do love theory, but this program was really practical, and that’s exactly what I needed. It gave me practical strategies that I could take and apply immediately.”

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

EDUCATION

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

ROSEANNE GAUT


Principal,
Dowling Real Estate Maitland

“I now have the confidence to have the difficult conversations and to let people go if they are not a good fit, for their good and the good of the business."

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

REAL ESTATE

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

SHANE ALTMANN

Principal,
Faith Lutheran College

“The most valuable thing was the way that very sophisticated and carefully thought through exemplars and strategies of best practice in leadership were condensed into a form that made them broadly accessible and eminently rememberable!"

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

EDUCATION

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

garry cahay

Chief Executive Officer,
Ello Technology South Africa

"It gave me such a feeling of confidence that I’m not alone in the way I think, and in fact, it enforced that I must continue to push forward with this way of leadership. The course showed me that you can be compassionate with others while remaining strong."

BUSINESS SIZE:  

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CASE STUDY

TECHNOLOGY

SMALL

INDUSTRY:

FMCG /

HOSPITALITY + TOURISM

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