Two-day program for C-Suite Leaders


With disruptive technological and artificial intelligence advances, the challenges faced by leaders can be daunting. Paradoxically, cultivating new levels of human intelligence are essential to our future

Leadership Intelligence Academy is a flipped classroom model with blended learning and is the result of a holistic collaboration between John Hale and Sam Ramakrishnan, PhD.

Sam and John empower established and aspiring C-Suite Leaders to maximise their intelligence, performance and ability to drive value. Their core values of authenticity, diversity, integrity and awareness underpin this two-day scientifically backed interactive leadership program.

Leadership Intelligence offers a rich mixture of insightful, relational and awareness raising experiences to develop competencies in six ways:

  • Enhance clarity, creativity and productivity.
  • Foster emotionally intelligent teams.
  • Discover new ways to grow market share.
  • Lead strategic conversations about the future.
  • Inspire and influence others.
  • Cultivate conscious leadership skills.



  • MBA – Strategy
  • GradDip – Sport Science
  • GradDip – Education
  • BSc – Computer Science
  • BSc – Architecture

John R. 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 Professor of Management. 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 business transformation and human performance.

John’s workshops and keynote messages include powerful models and metaphors along with narratives woven together from a diverse range of sources. From this space, he inspires people to think differently, share ideas and lead change.

Many say John’s work is uplifting, memorable and often redefines the future agenda for an industry or business culture.


  • PhD – Cellular Biology
  • MPhil – Molecular Biology
  • MSc – Biochemistry
  • BSc – Biochemistry
  • Cert IV – Business

Sathiya (Sam) Ramakrishnan is a coach and inspirational speaker. He is passionate about bringing out the best version of people through empowerment.

He is the founder of SMB Health and co-founder of Leadership Intelligence Academy. He holds a PhD in Health & Biomedical Sciences from the University of Queensland, Australia. A research scientist by training, Sathiya has worked in the areas of Neuroscience and Lifestyle diseases at Harvard Medical School, Boston USA.

His research work has been published in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals. He is contributing strategic and management expertise to SMEs, NFPs, and Corporates.

Sathiya conducts seminars & workshops on mindfulness, personal development, peak-performance, resilience and stress management.

Sathiya is a spiritual mentor and teaches yoga of devotion, mantra meditation, eastern and western spirituality for aspiring students



9am til 5pm, Thursday 18th October and Friday 19th October 2018


Practices to reduce stress and enjoy an easier longer life. Become aware of automatic, unconscious and unhelpful behaviours and live deliberately. Reduce the costs of change, with less effort and greater ease. Cultivate a deeper presence in your professional and personal life.


Understand why a great employee will join a great organisation but leave because of an ineffective boss. Use all six EI styles to limit unconscious bias and achieve greater employee trust, commitment and results.


Dissect contemporary sales and customer strategies using the lenses of value, profitability and scale. Calculate and leverage your customer ownership quotient (OQ).


Find your strategic sweet spot using contemporary big picture tools like Boston Consulting Group’s Palette, Blue Ocean’s Canvas, Taleb’s Anti-Fragility and Amazon’s Vertical Scaling. Fast track everyday decisions. Build a clear dispassionate pragmatic view of the future industry value chain.


Discover the three pre-cognitive instinctual drives in all people. Find ways to overcome the prejudices and biases that accompany each instinct and transform workplace relationships.


Know the daily practices needed to increase mental agility, personal power and conscious leadership. Learn the eight value codes of humanity. Connect mind, heart and body.

Program Cost  

The cost for the two-day program is $4950 (inc GST) and includes tuition, lunch and refreshments.

Groups discounts available.

Cancellation Policy.

  • 3 weeks prior 100% refund.
  • 2 weeks prior 90% refund.
  • 1 week prior 80% refund.

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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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