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Conference Speaker

Trusted and Inspiring

Over 1000 speeches

 on 4 continents

in 12 countries

 

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STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE

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

LEADERSHIP ADVANTAGE

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 talks 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.  

EXECUTIVE COACHING

Choose between annual, six-month or eight-week coaching programs. John will go into and through the fires of transformation with you to cultivate a deeper awareness in whatever you do. In essence, coaching helps you lead yourself and others more effectively and live deliberately.

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Learn to lead with people like you. Leadership 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

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Specific Feedback makes for a Good Breakfast 🥞

October 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Specific Feedback makes for a Good Breakfast 🥞

This week, a conference client 👩🏻‍💼 gave me follow-up feedback she had polled from an audience of professionals I spoke with last month.  From my audience, 78% indicated that my keynote speech entitled Growing Digital [...]

Competition meets Co-location with John Hale

October 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Competition meets Co-location with John Hale

Competition The theory of competition suggests that market players who generate earnings in identical ways cannot coexist. 👩‍🎤👩‍🎤To this end, every player must be different in some way, to create a unique source of advantage. [...]

Speaking to CPA Australia

September 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Speaking to CPA Australia

I will be speaking 🗣CPA Australia next month on Growing Digital Wings.  With the progress of AI-based 🤖 finance solutions, tomorrow's🔮 accountants will need to grow into more strategic advisory roles 🚀 (using outputs from AI), to build deeper relationships with [...]

A Strategy for Your Firm That Works

September 24th, 2018|Comments Off on A Strategy for Your Firm That Works

Once we have great success with any strategy, our (over) confidence kicks in. 😇 However, this premature enlightenment lulls us into a false understanding of our environment and competition. In 2007 Nokia had a phone [...]

Keynote to AIEA this week

September 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Keynote to AIEA this week

I am looking forward to delivering my popular leadership conference talk 'Basic Instinct', to the Australasian Interim Executive Association here in Brisbane tomorrow. I will share that every successful business needs three basic instincts. - [...]

Keynote at Microsoft Innovation Centre with John Hale

July 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Keynote at Microsoft Innovation Centre with John Hale

I have been invited to speak to Expressway at the Microsoft Innovation Centre again this week, to a passionate group of beginning and serial entrepreneurs. My talk is entitled Rules of the Game. I will [...]