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INSPIRING AUDIENCES WITH VALUE DRIVEN IDEAS

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ADVANCING STRATEGICALLY

John Hale speaks at conferences, advises on strategy and runs development programs for leaders.

He is the founder of Hale Consulting Group, co-founder of Leadership Intelligence Academy and a Visiting EMBA Professor. He has taught at Singapore Management University, Melbourne Business School and Bond University. He has spoken at the Global Speakers Forum, as a representative of the Professional Speakers Association.

His leadership and director roles within multi-national technology companies and elite sporting programs allow him to shed new light on strategic conversations around digital transformation and human performance. From this space, he inspires people to think differently and share ideas. His keynote messages include powerful models and metaphors along with narratives woven together from a diverse range of sources. Many say his presentations are uplifting, memorable and often redefine the future agenda for an industry or business culture.

We hired Hale Consulting Group to assess our culture and help us modernise the way we operate as an organisation. The result was fantastic. John delivered an action-packed and magical day of team building and awareness raising games and exercises. Morale is much higher and we are working much more cooperatively and effectively as a result.
Mark Pidcock - Dealer Principal, City Toyota

Customer service is important for our dealers, yet we wanted an extra customer service effort right through the buying process. Hale Consulting Group led this change by crystallizing the benefits of extra effort with great results. John has spoken at our national dealer conference three years running. It is rare to have a business advisor passionate about the issues and who balance changing attitudes with the discipline of personal action plans.

Bruce Loxton - Managing Director, Kimberley Group

The Board identified the need to bring new and current Board Members up to date with the responsibilities of being a Director. The Board Governance Training Day Jonh Hale from Hale Consulting Group facilitated for us was well received by new and experienced Directors alike. His knowledge, professional experience and entertaining style kept the Board engaged and made for a highly effective day.

Paul Welch - Company Secretary, NSW Sugar Milling Co-op

We invited John Hale from Hale Consulting to facilitate our Company Development Forum. John is a skilful presenter – he extended us both as individuals and as a group. His positive energy and enthusiasm served to break down barriers, build a strong cohesiveness within the group and gave us valuable communication and relationship – building skills. I highly recommend John as a facilitator for any organisation looking to improve its internal and external communication skills.

Craig Zerk - Director, GeoLINK.

I invited John Hale from HCG to be the keynote presenter at our inaugural company development day. John helped us become more aware and cooperative as a team. He has given the entire organisation and myself a great platform from which to drive the changes necessary for our future growth and success.

Brett McLaren - Chief Executive Officer, OEM Dynamics

Whether it is organising highly successful information technology forums for our members or performing focus group consultations for thirty small rural communities of less than 5000 people and then developing appropriate health care service models, Hale Consulting Group’s breadth of experience and professional approach ensures I can be confident of a quality outcome every time.

Dr. Susan Page - National President, Rural Doctors Association

ADVANCING LEADERSHIP 

When he is not speaking at conferences around the world, he is educating and advising leaders. He helps leaders create strategic conversations about the future and rest in their natural authority. Hale Consulting Group is a resource built on twenty-five years of strategy consulting. Leadership Intelligence Academy is flipped classroom model with blended learning and is the result of a holistic collaboration with Sam Ramakrishnan, PhD.

John Hale is committed to helping leaders take strategic actions that drive value well into the future. 

His philosophy can be summed up in one word ADVANCE! What is the best thing you can do right now to maximise your potential? He is a strategic thinker driven by the ideas of human capital and value innovation. While many have fears about the future, he sees fear as an invitation to re-focus and advance. Whether it’s what he speaks about to global conference audiences or his strategic conversations with leaders, he communicates with authority, commercial clarity and humour. He helps leaders transcend fear, overcome frustration and confusion by creating the space necessary to re-focus and take purposeful action.

CONFERENCE SPEAKING

John Hale often refers to himself as an ordinary guy and lover of truth. He has spoken at conferences and led groups all over the world. One of his gifts is waking up an audience and inspiring them to embody change. People leave his sessions entertained, educated, empowered and enlightened.

STRATEGIC ADVICE

Hale Consulting Group is a globally focused firm offering strategic expertise to corporate and industry groups, to implement unique value-driven strategies. We see with ‘experienced eyes’ the real untapped options and downside risks. In the boardroom and on the shop floor, we know the right questions to ask.  

LEADERSHIP INTELLIGENCE

Learn to lead with people like you. Leadership Intelligence Academy provides expertise and support to cultivate the strategic and human intelligence needed for ongoing commercial success and C-Suite advancement. This is one of the most integrated leadership development programs on the market.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

We hired Hale Consulting Group to assess our culture and help us modernise the way we operate as an organisation. The result was fantastic. They delivered an action packed and magical day of team building and awareness raising games and exercises. Morale is much higher and we are working much more cooperatively and effectively as a result.
Mark Pidcock - Dealer Principal, City Toyota
In my first two years working with Hale Consulting Group, I have grown Nickel Energy by over 150%. They made sure I set goals that were right for me. They helped me navigate the future at multiple levels and delivered the skills and awareness my management team needed and found me the key senior management personnel I needed. They have tremendous wisdom, expertise and skill and their level of integrity is second to none.

Nick Lake - Founder , Nickel Energy
Hale Consulting Group cut quickly through to the core issues and then supported me in establishing simple yet valuable habits to manage my life more effectively, habits that I continue to use in my daily life years later. Their insight and skills provide solutions for personal as well as corporate growth. They operate at maximum integrity and come highly recommended.

Christopher Dean - Founder, Thursday Plantation
Customer service is important for our dealers, yet we wanted an extra customer service effort right through the buying process. Hale Consulting Group led this change by crystallizing the benefits of extra effort with great results. It is rare to have a business advisors passionate about the issues and who balance changing attitudes with the discipline of personal action plans.
Bruce Loxton - Managing Director, Kimberley Group
We called on Hale Consulting Group when our company was struggling with its direction. They gave us a clear overview and proposition of options that was invaluable in leading us to make brave decisions and actions. Five years later our Company is a leader in its field and has just won the NSW Telstra Business Award as best business in its category.

Will Evans - Founder , The Purist Company
The Board identified the need to bring new and current Board Members up to date with the responsibilities of being a Director. The Board Governance Training Day Hale Consulting Group facilitated for us was well received by new and experienced Directors alike. Their knowledge, professional experience and entertaining style kept the Board engaged and made for a highly effective day.
Paul Welch - Company Secretary, NSW Sugar Milling Co-op
Hale Consulting’s greatest strengths lie in their ability to think strategically and to guide others along that path. They demonstrate very effective people management skills and can adapt their style to suit variable client groupings and scenarios. They played a significant role in the development of this Council’s overarching 2020 Strategic Plan and this required intense workshop exercises with Councillors. Soon after I invited them to assist with a radical restructure of the organization’s management team. I found their input invaluable and importantly both of these key exercises have proven to be success stories for Lismore City Council.

Paul O’Sullivan - General Manager, Lismore City Council.
We invited John Hale from Hale Consulting to facilitate our Company Development Forum. John is a skilful presenter – he extended us both as individuals and as a group. His positive energy and enthusiasm served to break down barriers, build a strong cohesiveness within the group and gave us valuable communication and relationship – building skills. I highly recommend John as a facilitator for any organisation looking to improve its internal and external communication skills.
Craig Zerk - Director, GeoLINK.
I invited John Hale from HCG to be the keynote presenter at our inaugural company development day. John helped us become more aware and cooperative as a team. He has given the entire organisation and myself a great platform from which to drive the changes necessary for our future growth and success.
Brett McLaren - Chief Executive Officer, OEM Dynamics
Whether it is organising highly successful information technology forums for our members or performing focus group consultations for thirty small rural communities of less than 5000 people and then developing appropriate health care service models, Hale Consulting Group’s breadth of experience and professional approach ensures I can be confident of a quality outcome every time.
Dr. Susan Page - National President, Rural Doctors Association
Hale Consulting Group’s lateral and clear thinking has been of immense help in those times when I have felt backed into a corner. Our company & management have benefited enormously both financially and personally due to their creativity, commitment and expertise.
Terry Pitt - Managing Director, Byron Bay Taxis & Limosines
I realised we had plenty of options going forward and I needed some help in evaluating them and choosing the right ones. I found working with Hale Consulting Group amazing. They are so grounded and able to quickly and powerfully choose the right pathway out of many and offer the most suitable and sustainable strategies to make sure we arrive successfully.
Natalie Purcell - Founder , Byron Bay Detox Retreats

PERSPECTIVES

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ARTICLES

Strategy Tip – Learn Aikido for the times when we snap. 

July 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Strategy Tip – Learn Aikido for the times when we snap. 

The events in the Philippines this week took me back in time. At 22 years of age, I was playing Victorian Country Basketball for Geelong against a neighboring Ballarat Team. In the first quarter of [...]

Speaking to Brisbane Southside this Wednesday

June 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Speaking to Brisbane Southside this Wednesday

Every successful business needs three basic instincts… - A self-presentation instinct - which asks how am I? - An adaptation instinct - which asks where am I? - A connection instinct - which asks who [...]

Strategy & Culture in the Law with John Hale

June 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Strategy & Culture in the Law with John Hale

As a Strategic Thought Leader in the Legal Profession, I often hear the phrase ‘Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.’  I also notice that those sharing this message are NOT the ones charged with creating the Strategy [...]

Don’t think like a Neanderthal by John Hale

June 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Don’t think like a Neanderthal by John Hale

I had some serious fun last week speaking to the Queensland Law Society, with a full sized fragile replica of a Neanderthal Skull - that was originally found in the south of France.  My talk [...]

Why Strategy Sometimes Fails by John Hale

May 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Why Strategy Sometimes Fails by John Hale

Let’s say you finally have the right strategy moving forward... Can you still fail? Absolutely! Not communicating the right strategy to the organization (and your customers) and not gaining the consensus needed to deliver on [...]

Lead Strategic Conversations with John Hale

May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

A review of history reveals that massive wealth came from a handful of strategies: 1. Own stock that generates streams of cash. e.g. Warren Buffet. 2. Control a network. e.g. Telstra. 3. Have a legislated [...]