We are credible and reliable with a “get it done” approach, whether it’s solving problems with you, supporting you to rise to your new challenges, or innovating your socks off. We understand you, we get your business and we deliver on our promise.

We have more than a decade of experience doing just that throughout Australia and internationally. Our track record and long standing client base speaks for itself.



Jan Archer

Facilitator & Convenor

Before leaving the public service, Jan Archer was the Deputy Commissioner for Fair Trading in Queensland.

Cheryl Kernot

Cheryl is one of the National Trust’s 100 National Living Treasures. She was Leader of the Australian Democrats from 1993-1997 and the member for Dickson and a Labor Shadow Minister from 1998-2001.

Professor Sohail Inayatullah

Sohail is a political scientist at Tamkang University, Taipei (Graduate Institute of Futures Studies); a Visiting Academic at Queensland University of Technology; an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Faculty of Social Sciences and the Arts); and an Associate at Prout College.

Christine Nixon APM

Christine Nixon is a former police officer who was the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police between 23 April 2001 and 27 February 2009, being the first female Chief Commissioner in any Australian state police force.

Paul ‘t Hart

Paul ‘t Hart is currently Professor of Public Administration, Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, the Netherlands as well as Associate Dean of the Netherlands School of Government.

Mark Strom

Mark Strom studies in theology, philosophy and history in Australia and the USA culminated in a PhD in the history of ideas. His research constituted a major study of the roots of modern leadership complexities in the traditions that shaped western thought and society.

Ken Smith

Ken Smith was appointed as Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet on 14 September 2007. Prior to this appointment, he served as Coordinator-General and Director-General of the Department of Infrastructure, formed on 15 January 2007.

Angela Blanchard

Angela Blanchard is recognised for her pioneering work in asset-based community development that focuses on the human, social and cultural strengths of vulnerable populations.

John Harte

John is a professional, trusted advisor to boards, CEOs and business-owners. He specialises in not-for-profit, professional services, primary production, water industry and Government owned businesses.

Professor Peter Gahan CDC (DIP), PhD, BCom (Hons)

Peter Gahan is the founding Director of the Centre for Workplace Leadership and Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne.

Bruce Muirhead

Bruce Muirhead is the Founding Chief Executive Officer of Eidos Institute and MindHive. Eidos and MindHive are networks of partners dedicated to developing ideas through collaboration to improve economic and social outcomes in the public interest.

Orange Sky Laundry

Best mates Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, who were awarded 2016 Young Australian of the Year, built a free mobile laundry in their old van to help the homeless.

Global Classroom

The theme of the Global Classroom lectures is “Pioneering Pathways of Profound Innovation and Change.”

Ed Schein, Peter Senge, and Otto Scharmer reflect on the essence of organizational culture, process consultation, systems thinking and Theory U and how these approaches have evolved as we have moved from a mostly stable 20th century into a 21st century marked by ecological, social, economic, and spiritual crisis and disruption.


  • From Managing Organizational Culture to Leading Multicultural Teams
  • The Leader as Helper and Coach
  • The Evolving Essence of Systems Thinking: From Organizational Learning to Well-Being in Social Systems
  • Transforming Capitalism: Presencing & Pioneering Society 3.0
  • Dialogue – Pioneering Pathways of Renewal

Dr Margaret Wheatley

Margaret Wheatley is an internationally acclaimed speaker and writer and President Emerita of The Berkana Institute.

Edgar H. Schein

Professor Emeritus Edgar Schein investigates organizational culture, process consultation, the research process, career dynamics, and organization learning and change.

Dr Otto Scharmer

Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the founding chair of the Presencing Institute, and a founding member of the MIT Green Hub.

Peter Senge

Peter Senge is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Adam Kahane

Adam Kahane is a strategist who devises scenarios and works through resolutions. His skill set is trying to solve tough political, social and technological problems on a global scale.

Dr Jim Varghese AM

Jim has senior executive level government experience, including as CEO, in a number of Queensland and Victorian government departments as well as experience in private and community sector organisations.

Penny Beeston

Penny has CEO experience in the NFP sector and is an experienced executive coach with a growing private practice.

Lynne Foley OAM

Lynne has CEO experience in regional government as well as the NFP sector internationally.  She is an experienced executive coach.

Susan Brookes

Susan is an experienced executive coach in the corporate sector and has a broad of experience in multinational companies where she had responsibilities for learning and development and coaching.

Peter Forday

Peter is an experienced coach in the government and NFP sector and has broad experience in the youth justice and multicultural sectors.

Neil Archer

Neil Archer has over 20 years’ experience in Executive Leadership roles in the Construction Materials and Mining industries.


Archersfield’s team building, strategic planning and professional coaching have assisted our network of organisations to become more efficient, effective, and focused on delivering great services for our clients and communities.

The Executive Challenge Academy (ECA) is achieving the challenging mission of growing and developing wise, visionary, creative and engaged leadership. The Leadership Company (TLC) is pleased to support this innovative initiative to connect and grow a global community of leaders that embraces diverse organisations across the corporate, non-government and public sectors.

The ECA has transformed my organisation from a busy, hard working group of people diligently in the hamster wheel of activity and task to an organisation that is more thoughtful and deliberate about our leadership, and what it will take to achieve successes and social change. I cannot recommend this work highly enough.

It was such a privilege to be part of the Emerging Leaders Program – initially as a participant, and then continuing as a group Mentor. The program exposes you to world-class leaders as they present on topics relevant to us all, regardless of what role you play or what organisation/sector you come from. The program itself is structured in such a way that you develop meaningful and reciprocal relationships with others that will assist you in both your personal development and within your professional career.

The Emerging Leaders program is an invitation to become uncomfortable, to embrace ambiguity, and to confront complexity. Through exposure to a range of theories and disciplines, participants find opportunity for deep reflection from which they emerge as personally grounded, professionally networked, servant leaders, capable of holding a space for people to grow and for change to occur.

Being part of the Executive Challenge Academy Emerging Leaders program as a participant and as a mentor for the past two years has been an invaluable opportunity for me in terms of individual growth and for my organisation in terms of my leadership capability. I feel part of a leadership community – a community that is connected and where valuable lifelong relationships have been formed. For me the program is a safe environment for learning and I particularly benefited from taking the time out for self and group reflection.

ECA programs bring diverse people together to learn from the best and to develop communities of practice that deliver real outcomes, all based on strong theory.

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