Keynote and Master of Ceremonies
Leadership and team building events

How engaging are your leadership or team building activities? Imagine the opportunity to work as a team in a simulated military environment rescuing hostages, or testing your organisations leaders ability to work under pressure providing medical support to a simulated casualty. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to perform film stunts or high wire acrobatics as part of a collaborative team experience? Working in partnership with High Fidelity Training Facility we can offer one of a kind leadership and team building events.

Leadership and Resilience Workshops

By the age of 27, William was leading large, multi-culturally diverse teams on combat and humanitarian aid missions in the Middle East. Leveraging these unconventional experiences and his future roles within Australian senior leadership positions, William helps develop leaders, enhance high performing teams, build collaborative cultures, and improve mental resilience through workshops and team building exercises.

Executive Coaching

Regardless of whether you are in the c-suite of a multi national organisation wanting to brush up on your conflict negotiation skills, or an emerging leader looking to understand the fundamentals of high performing teams or how to communicate with impact, unconventional leader provides a complete suite of coaching opportunities that will assist your leadership style or mental resilience.


Bring an unconventional perspective to your keynotes, with the complexities of leadership resilience blended the realities of leading teams within evolving organisational landscapes. Whether you have a breakfast to inspire emerging leaders; a team battling the mental challenges of working in a virtual or socially distanced workplace; or wish to provide clients with a personalised and unforgettable take on the challenges and opportunities of leadership, unconventional leader provides powerful and inspiring talks on how to lead under any circumstances.

We have built our core service offerings around the traits of leadership and principles of resilience that incorporate our unconventional learnings and experiences.

8 Traits of Leadership

ACCOUNTABILITY - For organisations to operate effectively leaders must take responsibility for the outcome of their actions and decisions, successfully transforming effort into results and showing they can be trusted to do what they say.

AWARENESS - To be able to truly lead others effectively, we must first understand ourselves, what drives us, how we respond under pressure and the situations that will cause us to anger, relax, thrive or burn out. Fully understanding self allows us to effectively understand others.

COMMUNICATION - Leaders should be able to understand and interpret the objectives or strategic direction of the organisation and communicate it effectively to their teams. They must understand the benefit of each style of communication available to them and when to speak and actively listen.

COURAGE - Being prepared to stand up for what is right, even when it may not be popular, provides leaders with the courage to support and lead their teams when times are difficult. Courageous leaders are prepared to innovate and take risks that lead to greater gains and outcomes for the organisation.

EMPATHY - Building on awareness, empathy allows leaders to understand their teams, the needs and feelings of individuals so they can identify how to nurture and grow the team to achieve their maximum potential. It also builds the foundations for establishing trusting relationships.

INSPIRATION - Inspiring leaders pull their teams towards greatness, unlocking the potential within them via their actions and behaviours. As inspiration grows teams no longer need the influence of others to perform as the feeling of purpose and meaning is enough to propel them forward.

OPTIMISM - Things will not always be easy, and the current environment is testament to the challenge's organisations face in an ever-evolving world. Leaders need to be able to rise above the challenges and frustrations to lift their teams and drive them forward, leading by example despite the odds against them.

TRUST - Built via a two-way approach, staff expect their leaders to treat them well and will respond in kind when this occurs. Hard to earn yet easy to loose, trust is the corner stone to every effective organisation yet can be the hardest trait to effectively generate.


5 Resilience Principles

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Being able to understand ourselves, manage our own emotions and identify triggers and barriers to personal growth and happiness, provides us with the ability to see things objectively and both identify and help others when they are struggling. This leads to better connections, closer relationships, and an improved personal and social competence.

SELF CARE - The rigours of a busy lifestyle - professionally and personally – can leave us feeling physically and mentally drained. If we do not address this imbalance it becomes a rapid and slippery slope downwards that continues to challenge us and makes even the simplest task difficult. Reflecting on the good and bad habits we posses in the workplace and at home allows us to identify the detractors and implement boundaries and solutions to improve our overall wellbeing.

RELATIONSHIPS - Establishing support networks that provide positive reassurance rather than negative discouragement allows us to seek support during our time of need. Good relationships make us feel valued and can be a preventive measure to tackling challenges, allowing problems to be shared rather than faced alone.

PERSPECTIVE - It is often the confronting nature of an event that overwhelms us, leading to self-doubt and anxiety, paralysing rational thought, and preventing us from identifying a way forward. Yet we have survived 100% of the challenges we have faced to date. Every challenge faced in the past was eventually overcome and in stepping back from a situation we can gain clarity and adopt a problem-solving mindset.

PRIORITIES - Having a clear sense of purpose based on our knowledge, experiences, and an understanding of what matters most, supports us moving forward and through difficult times. If we are aware of the positives in our lives, we can something to focus on and strive towards, distracting us from the trauma that is threatening to destabilise us.