John Hale

About John Hale

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 potent 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. Most importantly, John is a devoted parent. He has four children, which he moved from inner-city Melbourne as toddlers and infants to enjoy a happy and healthy childhood on the sun-kissed North Coast of NSW. More recently he has moved with them to Brisbane for secondary and university education.
26 05, 2019

Keynote at Royal Queensland


I am looking forward to sharing my keynote talk ‘When Worlds Collide’ with the Rotary Club of Hamilton at Royal Brisbane Golf Club on Tues 11 June 2019 at 5.45pm. Different groups share different value sets, which often create conflict. These differences can provide value in terms of diversity if we have the skills to navigate value differences creatively. In my talk, I will be sharing the common values sets we are most likely to encounter. We will learn how to recognise our values and those of others, as well as ways to handle conflict and create greater value. Please register at  

22 05, 2019

Three Eyed Ravens


Many possible futures exist. Indigenous peoples were deeply connected with their environment. They understood the power of speech on one’s destiny. In the wilderness, threats to survival loomed large. Noise attracted unwanted attention. They watched more and spoke less. When men spoke, their word was law. They listened to birds, animals and watched nature to see the future. Progress has made us lazy. Our foresight has been replaced by our insatiable minds with their constant chatter. As a talking bird, the raven had mythical status. Like a coyote, the raven became a mediator between this world and future worlds. In the HBO series, Game of Thrones, when Brandon Stark becomes the Three-Eyed Raven, he is able to time travel and sees possible futures.   In business, timing is the most important determinant of success. Seeing possible futures, before they arrive, places a business in the best position to choose between options. The Three Horizons for Growth framework offers a way to understand both current and future options for growth. Consider three ways of seeing. The first is Building. Building for our business means continuously improving what we currently do and scaling it in ways that maximise our ROI (return on [...]

14 05, 2019

Keynote to Expressway at Microsoft


I am looking forward to sharing my Keynote Talk ‘The Power of Interpersonal Influence’ with the Expressway Entrepreneurs Network at the Microsoft Innovation Centre in Brisbane next month.    The BIG THREE success factors for every new venture are immaculate-timing, influential people and great ideas that drive value for customers. Successful timing relies on sensory skill (or luck) and many successful business owners have it. Value-driven ideas are best generated in groups, so hiring smart people from diverse backgrounds can help. Interpersonally influential people are often more intuitive than sensory and can be valuable connectors and relationship builders for a growing venture. In my talk, I will be sharing the secrets of interpersonal influence and how to: build rapport quickly; master non-verbal communication cues and maximise results using the art of questions. For event information or to register, please contact Margaret Aspin at Expressway on 0417 550 387 or