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We build brave leaders and courageous cultures.

There’s nothing relaxing about the current pace of life and work – we’re all doing more with less, in environments that are faster-paced and more fragmented than ever before.

We work with leaders and organisations who don’t just want to keep up with the changes, they want to lead them. To us, this means taking an integrative approach to life, work and leadership. It means merging science with intuition, head with heart.

We equip individuals to create extraordinary lives and careers, and enable organisations to build innovative and collaborative cultures in which everyone belongs.

We deliver world class leadership and training programs focused on inclusion, belonging and psychological wellbeing. We’re proud to say that the results are in. Our programs work.

Women's Leadership

Our women’s leadership programs, Speakeasy, Ignite and Elevate, inspire women in their leadership journey and sets them on a pathway for extraordinary and sustained success and fulfilment.

Revolutionising Leadership

Our revolutionising leadership programs, Level Up, Rise Up and Brave Leaders, create sustained shifts in mindset and behaviour that unlock individuals, teams and organisations to their full potential. Our outcomes are second to none: 99% of participants who work with us rate their courage and ability to give back to their organisations significantly lifted as a direct result of working with us.

Inclusion & Belonging

Our inclusion and belonging programs, Belong and Disrupting Bias, draw on best practice neuropsychology and performance psychology to equip participants with the self-awareness, strategies and skills to create teams in which everyone feels motivated and empowered.


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Who we’ve worked with

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How to get your audience hanging off your every word

Hey there, Have you ever been stuck in a meeting or watching someone present and the speaker starts going into incredible detail – detail you’re not even the slightest bit interested in and is so minute that you actually end up forgetting what the point of their presentation is? Think about how listening to a presentation like this makes you feel – motivated, inspired, even the least bit interested? Our guess is probably not! The issue with presentations that share an over the top amount of detail is that your audience will disengage quickly, and often as the…

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To perform at our peak, we need to learn to oscillate.

Hey there. You know that feeling you get in the morning when you have to drag yourself out of bed, tiredness coursing through your body, standing in the hot shower visualising that first cup of coffee? That one you get when your pushing through the crowds on the bus or train into work, head down in your phone mindlessly scrolling through picture perfect shots of someone you don’t even know standing on a Mexican beach looking like they have all the fun.   Or how about that feeling when you get another email, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger notification pops up…

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You are not alone

Hello, Today is World Mental Health Day and I want you to know that you’re not alone – we all have an inner critic that gets us down. I know what it is like to wonder if the world would be better off without you. I struggled through a pretty nasty case of depression and anxiety in my late teens. I also come from a family where there is a strong history of mental illness, so I have watched and supported people who I deeply love fight through very challenging times (mental illness really does feel like a fight!). It…

Nathanial McKay
A.P Eagers
General Sales Manager

I have had the privilege of working through two programs with the team at Inkling both as a participant, and a supporting manager of a participant.  In both courses the changes have been profound in terms of taking experienced team members and helping to adjust their focus and grow their ability to a significant level.  The Inkling team are extremely proficient at utilising cutting edge core material and thinking to generate programs that will be supremely beneficial to participants and managers across a wide variety of roles, industries, and experience levels.  Will be looking forward to working with the Inkling team at as many opportunities in the future as possible.

Jane Galloway
Jane Galloway
London Leadership Academy (NHS)
Deputy Director

Working with Inkling has been a joy both for us as clients, and incredibly impactful for those attending their sessions. The first time we commissioned Playing to Your Strengths it ‘sold out’ almost instantly, and we could have filled the room twice over. We’ve commissioned them to rerun the masterclass for this year – again, it’s waiting list only. The Beyond Bias workshop was as popular, and the evaluations for Ascend are already race after just two days of the programme. – I love Inkling’s ethos, and their honesty, energy and enthusiasm is what makes them different to other leadership development providers. I would thoroughly recommend them.

Amy Hendry
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Senior Manager, Employee Connectedness

Working with Inkling has not only been energising and exciting for our organisation, their solutions have directly impacted both our corporate challenges and group the capability of our future leaders. We easily worked through the needs of the organisation, identified the right solutions for our culture and allowed the program to group through the feedback of the participants and the needs of the organisation. The results speak for themselves. Every measurable had a significant improvement.

Corinna Van Den Heuvel
University of Adelaide
Associate Professor

If it wasn’t for the fabulous authentic coaches at Inkling and their tailored and unique leadership programs I would never have had the courage to step up into the leadership roles I am currently doing. Their programs profoundly changed my life both professional and personally and gave me clarity, believe and strength to lean in, take ownership of myself and lead. Before Inkling I felt like I was stuck and undeserving of leadership roles. I credit Inkling with removing my fear and making me fiercer.

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James McLoughlin
Marketing Content Manager

Absolutely fantastic workshop that delved into the psychology of why we behave the way we do when talking in front of groups. It also gave plenty of strategies to combat this behaviour. We learnt techniques that I’ll use for the rest of my life. Not easy to say that after many 3.5 hour workshops!

Kimberley Kingsborough
SA Water
Business Planning Specialist

Inkling’s program is truly transformational. It has empowered my to shift form a pretty limiting mindset full of self-doubt and powerlessness, to an incredibly liberating new way of thinking about myself, my strengths and my goals. I have a new energy and the impact of how I’m thinking and acting differently is starting to have a snowball effect. I have confidence that I didn’t have before, which means I am stepping up to the table and feeling good about the contributions I am making.

Clair Stevenson - Woolies
Clair Stevenson
Head of Supplier Development

Today I had to do a presentation in front of approximately 400 people. I am normally terrified to the point of wanting to pull out, however, I focused on my vision, ignored my inner lizard, and completed some serious breathing exercises beforehand… I delivered a great presentation. I have done nothing but praise the course and coached a few of my peers using the fantastic content. It really has made a difference!

Karen Whittaker
General Manager People Experience - Digital & Consulting

From the first meeting, I could tell that Inkling were passionate about diversity and the professional and personal development of leaders. AGL has witnessed a positive change in the leaders that participate in their programs. Many of these participants move into more senior leadership roles and continue to deliver significant benefits to the organisation.

…Inkling is known for it’s ability to cut through and create real change
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Our leadership programs result in 50% of participants gaining promotion within six months.
99% of women who work with us rate their confidence and ability to give back to their organisation as significantly lifted as a direct result of working with us
100% of people leaders have taken action to create inclusive teams