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2023 LEADERSHIP AWARD

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TOP LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
TRAINING/COACHING COMPANY

 

Speaking Engagements | Keynotes | Facilitation

- how our presentation can make your event a success.

Connecting and engaging with the audience is a key factor in making your conference or event a success, and leaving a lasting impression on your attendees.

 

RUOK -  Keynote Speaker - 2019 Presentation Martin Probst
MCIE Melbourne City Institute of Education -  Keynote Speaker - Graduation 2022 Presentation Martin Probst
MCIE Melbourne City Institute of Education -  Keynote Speaker - Graduation 2021 Presentation Martin Probst
Keynote speaker - Conference - Hospitality - Event - Communication - Chefs - Leadership topic - Resilience - Mental wellbeing
Keynote speaker - Conference - ABLE - Events - Presentation - Speaker - Collaboration - Emotional Intelligence - Resilience - Communication

Who is presenting?

Our Managing Director and Chief Education Officer Martin Probst, international #1 bestselling author and Australian Learning Impact Award LEARNING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR, has a proven track record for inspiring, motivating and thought-provoking conference workshop facilitation and speaking engagements.

 

Martin Probst

Martin Probst

CEO - Chief Education Officer

Find out more about Martin

Martin is an award-winning Learning Professional who helps managers and team leaders to empower themselves with skills of the future, so they can lead with confidence and positively impact the people around them through their actions and authentic leadership style.

Martin’s endeavour to make a lasting impact in the Learning & Development space has seen him spending well over 20 years travelling the world, studying the field of self-development and human potential. He understands what it means to work in pressured environments and the importance of becoming the best at what you do. His background and experience working with a wide variety of cultures and range of industries include:

Education | Hospitality | Procurement | Retail | Finance | Compliance | IT | Marketing

This deep knowledge and understanding enables rapid rapport and trust to develop. He is Master Certified in numerous personal transformation modalities and is an all-round nice guy with an infectious laugh.

His mission to maximise human potential and achieve peak performance in a supportive environment have led to:

  • Working in different industries on 6 continents for over 30 years
  • Certified Learning Facilitator (Institute for Learning & Performance) and other modalities
  • Designing and delivering over 300 workshops and speaking engagements
  • Teaching over 10 years in formal education
  • Facilitating over 1,100 hours of one-on-one coaching sessions
  • Authoring 8 Australian and international books, audio books and leadership journal
  • Serving as an adviser and member on various committees & boards

Awards

2022 Wyndham Business Awards
Service Micro Finalist

2020 Top 10 Leadership Development
Training/Coaching Companies in APAC

2020 Asia Pacific Learning Impact Awards
Finalist Learning Solution of the Year (External)

2019 Australian Learning Impact Awards

2019 Wyndham Business Awards
Professional Services Small Finalist

 

Today, Martin teaches human-centred leadership paths to many people and organisations in Australia and around the globe. He is known for skilfully guiding his diverse clientele towards full potential through his simple-yet-effective and solution-based leadership strategies, so they can successfully deal with the human aspects of the business.

Please connect with Martin on LinkedIn and if you have any questions, please feel free to send him an email.

Qualifications - Martin Probst - ABNLP - The Coaching Institute - ILP - CLF - IICS

 

Consistently delivering high customer satisfaction in our Speaker Program

 

Martin Probst from PROfound Leadership has been facilitating events for The CEO Institute for over 7 years, consistently delivering high customer satisfaction in our Speaker Program. His recent session on ‘Unlocking Emotional Intelligence – The heartbeat of success and fulfillment’ received a perfect rating of 10/10 from our Syndicate members, with comments such as ‘One of the best presentations we’ve ever had!’ and ‘Excellent’. We are immensely grateful for Martin’s expertise and partnership and highly recommend PROfound Leadership for any human-centered leadership services.

Janine Barrett
Speaker Coordinator
The CEO Institute

The most incredible training session I have ever done

 

  • “The most incredible training session I have ever done. Very powerful and empowering. the change is up to me and I can’t wait to do better to positively influence those around me.”
  • “Brillant; engaging, uplifting and informative. Great way to finish the day- thank you Martin Probst.”
  • “The best session I had during these two days. I would like to have more like this one. Thank you Martin.”
  • “Martin, you were amazing, and cleverly used metaphor to get your points across to us. Thank you so much and it’s nice to see people as passionate about education as you are.”
  • “Brilliant presentation!!”
  • “Very interactive and learned so much about behaviour, my own and how to deal with difficult behaviour.”
  • “The Best session of the day, Excellent knowledge given with prac. Examples. Well done Martin. We should meet again.”
  • “That session was absolutely fantastic. Turning positive thinking into positive behavior.”
  • “Such a wonderful, practical session! Took lots of notes, will re-view & revisit later as so many practical insights here. Really enjoyed this with Martin Probst.”
  • “An uplifting and practical presentation. Great way to start the year with a focus on why our wellbeing is critical in the world.”
  • “Awesome Session”
  • “I am going to use and change the way I can interact with difficult situations.”
  • “A fantastic presentation that prompted great thinking, ideas and discussion and reinforced my approach to life and teaching!”
  • “I’m 76 years of age and still learning. Great presentation.”
  • “Best session of the Day – so uplifting and I suggest everyone watches with session – so many take aways: do i matter – do I belong – Can I contribute – shift negative to positive.”
Summit attendees
TAFE Queensland

Succinct, relatable and entertaining

 

I attended a presentation by Martin on collaboration and it was great. Succinct, relatable and entertaining. Perfect ingredients for a presentation. Thank you and well done Martin.

Google review link: https://g.co/kgs/Ka56Rv

Ailsa Page
Managing Director
AP Marketing Works

Highly recommend him as a keynote speaker

 

I had the pleasure of attending one of Martin’s keynote speeches at the ABLE Author and Book Expo. His wisdom and confidence were truly remarkable. Martin’s ability to engage the audience and deliver his message with passion was truly inspiring.
Martin’s expertise in the field is evident, and I would highly recommend him as a keynote speaker for any event. His presence and delivery are nothing short of exceptional, making him a valuable asset to any occasion.

Google review link: https://g.co/kgs/hrB9bZ

Stacey Webb

Inspiring and thought-provoking presentation

Linh Le Google Profile image - Testimonial Professional development - Leadership Skills Training - Inspirational talk Melbourne

 

Thank you very much for an inspiring and thought-provoking presentation. The talk was positive and really made a change to the atmosphere and the vibe of the day.

Google review link: https://goo.gl/maps/TrDeZbyKKCmsK8Uu8 

Linh Le Thuy

Thought-provoking presentation setting the basis for the wide-ranging discussion

Barbara McLure - Profile Picture - Committee for Wyndham - Leadership Program

 

“Martin did a terrific job with a thought-provoking presentation setting the basis for the wide-ranging discussion that followed. Panel members Mayor Peter Maynard and businessman and President Werribee Football Club Martin Carter were open and sharing as they told of their community journey and experiences. Thank you to all involved at the forum [Community driven leadership].”

Barbara McLure
Chief Executive Officer

Inspirational presentation to graduates

Gary Coonar - LinkedIn Profile - Testimonial - Leadership Training - Speaking Engagement

 

Thank you for your inspirational presentation to our graduates. It was so good to finally have a proper graduation ceremony that our graduates deserve – now more than ever.

Gary Coonar
Managing Director
MCIE (Melbourne City Institute of Education)

Great tips and strategies to create a healthier mindset

Dale Lyman WACS - LinkedIn Image

 

Your presentation that reached our community globally was fantastic. You delivered a very powerful and thought-provoking session with great tips and strategies to create a healthier mindset. Thank you, Martin Probst.

Google Review link: https://goo.gl/maps/b4mPQHbExNE5AyEP9

Dale Lyman
Young Chefs Development team
World Chefs Association

Strategies are a real game-changer

David Hailstones Profile Picture - CEO - Chief Culture Officer

 

“I have known Martin for a very long time. His story and his wisdom provide you with different perspectives and choices in your personal and professional life. Applying his strategies are a real game-changer.”

David Hailstones FIH, MBA
CEO & Chief Culture Officer

Strategies are easily relatable and create a huge positive impact

Kerry Brocks - ilp - Profile picture - Asia Pacific Institute for Learning and Performance

 

“Martin’s human-centred leadership strategies are simple yet inspiring and profound. His strategies are easily relatable and create a huge positive impact on businesses, teams and individuals. No matter what stage of your career or success, Martin’s guide to big changes will help you achieve the right positive mindset.”

Kerry Brocks
Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Really good ideas on finding life balance

Tim Collett Profile Photo LinkedIn - RUOK Testimonial Comment - Speaking Engagement - Keynote speaker - Professional development

 

“Fabulous night which was about more than just checking on the wellbeing of your mates. Some really good ideas on finding life balance through prioritisation. Thanks, Martin.”
[Fundraising event RU OK? | Topic: “Life is too short to burn the midnight oil”]

Timothy Collett
Managing Director

Fantastic presentation

Neal Woolrich Profile Picture

 

“Fantastic presentation from Martin at our International CFO and HR Directors Forum event. Martin shared a great understanding of what drives our behaviour and practical tools on how to change our own behaviours and those of the people around us.”

Neal Woolrich
Director, International Executive Forums

Allowed for the reflection on workplace practices

 

The Motivation and Inspiration in Leadership presentation was a tremendous success, attracting a diverse range and level of attendees. Your presentation was informative and many commented on how they reflected on their own practices. It also allowed for the reflection on workplace practices within their organisation.

Sally Rowe-Walser
Co-Secretary
AHRI Gippsland Network Committee

You are doing a fine job with facilitating

Gagan Singh - Testimonial PROfound Leadership

 

I think you ran the meetup in a tremendously smooth & impactful way! I was particularly impressed with your explanation around having a positive versus a negative WHY! – I think you are doing a fine job with facilitating such meetups & empowering so many!

Gagan Singh
Senior Data Engineer

Exceptional methodology

 

Exceptional methodology, the best I’ve heard, really resonated. Martin does not use PowerPoint. His presentation is unique, powerful, useful and interesting.

Dr Jack Jacoby
Chief Executive Officer

It blows my mind

Kirsty Milligan Stylist - Profile Picture

 

It blows my mind that Martin Probst can deliver that kind of mindset change in such a short period of time.

In just one short session I was able to reset my thinking around conflict participation and resolution. From a management perspective his logic is easy to understand and relatable to teams. I highly recommend working with Martin.

Kirsty Milligan
Managing Director

Your passion and charisma is infectious and motivated me

 

Martin, your passion and charisma is infectious and motivated me – It was just what I needed.

To be honest, I was not sure whether or not to attend your event, but after meeting you and the value you gave me made me so much more hopeful for the future decisions I make for myself – a feeling of the right place at the right time.

Sara-Jane Seery
Coding, Design, Marketing

Martin’s workshop and speaking skills left an inspiring effect

Ross Tinsley Profile Picture

 

During my time as Head of Research at HTMi, Switzerland I had the pleasure of hosting Martin Probst as a guest speaker at our Thirteenth International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Research Conference. Martin delivered a thoroughly engaging workshop on high powered communication strategies in leadership. Those who attended were given a valuable insight into conflict resolution and effective team building. Martin’s workshop and speaking skills left an inspiring effect on all who participated.

Ross Tinsley
Programme Leader for Undergraduate Tourism
Edinburgh Napier University

Recent engagements

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What booking options do you have?

  • The delivery of your speaking engagement or workshop facilitation is completely tailored to your needs.
  • Presentations and workshops can be delivered as a stand-alone keynote, or as a series over the course of a multi–day conference.
  • We suggest allowing 30 to 60 minutes for keynotes, and 2 to 6 hours for workshops.

What topics are on offer?

  • Some of the most popular topics are listed below.
  • Please note that we will tailor each presentation to meet the unique needs of the group.
  • Please contact us if you have a specific human-centred leadership topic in mind, or if you would like to arrange for content in line with your conference or event theme.
BUILDING RESILIENCE - cope and thrive in the face of challenges

Resilience enables us to cope with change, problems and stress.  It helps us to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones and setbacks into comebacks.

Attendees will be empowered and inspired to maximise their own level of resilience required to respond positively to the pressures and demands in their personal and professional environment.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – understand human behaviours and lead with positive influence

Successful people have the ability to understand human behaviours and connect with others at a personal and emotional level.

Attendees will learn how to take ownership of their own emotions, to enable them to positively influence others and to succeed in today’s busy and ever-changing environment.

INSPIRATION IN LEADERSHIP - create an independent workforce

Great leaders inspire great teams. And great teams require a culture of employees being independent and motivated individuals, performing interdependently within their team.

Attendees will learn how to assist individuals to overcome their fears, step out of their comfort zone and take responsibility for their own actions. 

DISRUPTIVE LEADERSHIP - the key for a rapidly shifting economy

Today it is about quick change, rapid change, exponential change. And to stay ahead of the game, you want to be the disrupter, rather than the one being disrupted.

Attendees will learn how to challenge the status quo and to ‘Dare to make a difference!’ by applying the PROfound Leadership Methodology.

MASTER THE ART OF COMMUNICATION - communicate with impact

Even though we communicate all day long, communication is not as simple as it seems, and what we say can easily be misunderstood. Therefore, effective communication is about the response we get.

Attendees will be provided with tools to build rapport and hold basic conversations with a clear message.

SELF-LEADERSHIP - being ahead of the game

Self-leadership is about knowing when and where to direct those efforts that will help you succeed. It is essential to gain an empowering mindset to take control of your own success and get the results you desire.

Attendees will learn the skills of pro-active task management and be equipped with prioritisation techniques, so they can successfully deal with change and handle workloads with more ease.

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FAQs about Speaking Engagements and Facilitations

Why should you work with us?

What puts our services ahead of those of our competitors are our 30+ years of experience in a variety of industries, extensive qualifications and no-nonsense approach to getting you the success you are looking for. We don’t believe in the “cookie cutter” approach, where the one solution suits everybody. We take pride in offering our clients keynote speeches and facilitations tailored to your needs, so we can together achieve the best possible outcome for you.

What topics are available?

Our available topics for speaking engagements or workshop facilitation include many of the skills of the future:

  • Building Personal Resilience
  • Unlocking Emotional Intelligence
  • Disruptive Leadership
  • Confident Conflict Management
  • Interpersonal Communication Strategies
  • and many more

Topics can be delivered as a stand-alone or as a series over the course of a multi–day conference, and will always be tailored to your specific needs, so we can together achieve the best possible outcome for you.

What is a session length?

We suggest allowing 30 to 60 minutes for keynotes, and 2 to 6 hours for workshops.

Presentations and workshops can be delivered as a stand-alone keynote, or as a series over the course of a multi–day conference.

 

What you CAN expect from us:
  • Free initial discussion to get clear on our role and your expectations
  • Facilitator with high level of expertise, knowledge and commitment
  • Tailored speech or facilitation specifically developed to your needs
What you CANNOT expect from us:
  • Legal or financial advice
  • Boring sessions that will only waste the participants' time

What do past attendees think?

Consistently delivering high customer satisfaction in our Speaker Program

 

Martin Probst from PROfound Leadership has been facilitating events for The CEO Institute for over 7 years, consistently delivering high customer satisfaction in our Speaker Program. His recent session on ‘Unlocking Emotional Intelligence – The heartbeat of success and fulfillment’ received a perfect rating of 10/10 from our Syndicate members, with comments such as ‘One of the best presentations we’ve ever had!’ and ‘Excellent’. We are immensely grateful for Martin’s expertise and partnership and highly recommend PROfound Leadership for any human-centered leadership services.

Janine Barrett
Speaker Coordinator
The CEO Institute

The most incredible training session I have ever done

 

  • “The most incredible training session I have ever done. Very powerful and empowering. the change is up to me and I can’t wait to do better to positively influence those around me.”
  • “Brillant; engaging, uplifting and informative. Great way to finish the day- thank you Martin Probst.”
  • “The best session I had during these two days. I would like to have more like this one. Thank you Martin.”
  • “Martin, you were amazing, and cleverly used metaphor to get your points across to us. Thank you so much and it’s nice to see people as passionate about education as you are.”
  • “Brilliant presentation!!”
  • “Very interactive and learned so much about behaviour, my own and how to deal with difficult behaviour.”
  • “The Best session of the day, Excellent knowledge given with prac. Examples. Well done Martin. We should meet again.”
  • “That session was absolutely fantastic. Turning positive thinking into positive behavior.”
  • “Such a wonderful, practical session! Took lots of notes, will re-view & revisit later as so many practical insights here. Really enjoyed this with Martin Probst.”
  • “An uplifting and practical presentation. Great way to start the year with a focus on why our wellbeing is critical in the world.”
  • “Awesome Session”
  • “I am going to use and change the way I can interact with difficult situations.”
  • “A fantastic presentation that prompted great thinking, ideas and discussion and reinforced my approach to life and teaching!”
  • “I’m 76 years of age and still learning. Great presentation.”
  • “Best session of the Day – so uplifting and I suggest everyone watches with session – so many take aways: do i matter – do I belong – Can I contribute – shift negative to positive.”
Summit attendees
TAFE Queensland

Succinct, relatable and entertaining

 

I attended a presentation by Martin on collaboration and it was great. Succinct, relatable and entertaining. Perfect ingredients for a presentation. Thank you and well done Martin.

Google review link: https://g.co/kgs/Ka56Rv

Ailsa Page
Managing Director
AP Marketing Works

Highly recommend him as a keynote speaker

 

I had the pleasure of attending one of Martin’s keynote speeches at the ABLE Author and Book Expo. His wisdom and confidence were truly remarkable. Martin’s ability to engage the audience and deliver his message with passion was truly inspiring.
Martin’s expertise in the field is evident, and I would highly recommend him as a keynote speaker for any event. His presence and delivery are nothing short of exceptional, making him a valuable asset to any occasion.

Google review link: https://g.co/kgs/hrB9bZ

Stacey Webb

Inspiring and thought-provoking presentation

Linh Le Google Profile image - Testimonial Professional development - Leadership Skills Training - Inspirational talk Melbourne

 

Thank you very much for an inspiring and thought-provoking presentation. The talk was positive and really made a change to the atmosphere and the vibe of the day.

Google review link: https://goo.gl/maps/TrDeZbyKKCmsK8Uu8 

Linh Le Thuy

Thought-provoking presentation setting the basis for the wide-ranging discussion

Barbara McLure - Profile Picture - Committee for Wyndham - Leadership Program

 

“Martin did a terrific job with a thought-provoking presentation setting the basis for the wide-ranging discussion that followed. Panel members Mayor Peter Maynard and businessman and President Werribee Football Club Martin Carter were open and sharing as they told of their community journey and experiences. Thank you to all involved at the forum [Community driven leadership].”

Barbara McLure
Chief Executive Officer

Inspirational presentation to graduates

Gary Coonar - LinkedIn Profile - Testimonial - Leadership Training - Speaking Engagement

 

Thank you for your inspirational presentation to our graduates. It was so good to finally have a proper graduation ceremony that our graduates deserve – now more than ever.

Gary Coonar
Managing Director
MCIE (Melbourne City Institute of Education)

Great tips and strategies to create a healthier mindset

Dale Lyman WACS - LinkedIn Image

 

Your presentation that reached our community globally was fantastic. You delivered a very powerful and thought-provoking session with great tips and strategies to create a healthier mindset. Thank you, Martin Probst.

Google Review link: https://goo.gl/maps/b4mPQHbExNE5AyEP9

Dale Lyman
Young Chefs Development team
World Chefs Association

Strategies are a real game-changer

David Hailstones Profile Picture - CEO - Chief Culture Officer

 

“I have known Martin for a very long time. His story and his wisdom provide you with different perspectives and choices in your personal and professional life. Applying his strategies are a real game-changer.”

David Hailstones FIH, MBA
CEO & Chief Culture Officer

Strategies are easily relatable and create a huge positive impact

Kerry Brocks - ilp - Profile picture - Asia Pacific Institute for Learning and Performance

 

“Martin’s human-centred leadership strategies are simple yet inspiring and profound. His strategies are easily relatable and create a huge positive impact on businesses, teams and individuals. No matter what stage of your career or success, Martin’s guide to big changes will help you achieve the right positive mindset.”

Kerry Brocks
Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Really good ideas on finding life balance

Tim Collett Profile Photo LinkedIn - RUOK Testimonial Comment - Speaking Engagement - Keynote speaker - Professional development

 

“Fabulous night which was about more than just checking on the wellbeing of your mates. Some really good ideas on finding life balance through prioritisation. Thanks, Martin.”
[Fundraising event RU OK? | Topic: “Life is too short to burn the midnight oil”]

Timothy Collett
Managing Director

Fantastic presentation

Neal Woolrich Profile Picture

 

“Fantastic presentation from Martin at our International CFO and HR Directors Forum event. Martin shared a great understanding of what drives our behaviour and practical tools on how to change our own behaviours and those of the people around us.”

Neal Woolrich
Director, International Executive Forums

Allowed for the reflection on workplace practices

 

The Motivation and Inspiration in Leadership presentation was a tremendous success, attracting a diverse range and level of attendees. Your presentation was informative and many commented on how they reflected on their own practices. It also allowed for the reflection on workplace practices within their organisation.

Sally Rowe-Walser
Co-Secretary
AHRI Gippsland Network Committee

You are doing a fine job with facilitating

Gagan Singh - Testimonial PROfound Leadership

 

I think you ran the meetup in a tremendously smooth & impactful way! I was particularly impressed with your explanation around having a positive versus a negative WHY! – I think you are doing a fine job with facilitating such meetups & empowering so many!

Gagan Singh
Senior Data Engineer

Exceptional methodology

 

Exceptional methodology, the best I’ve heard, really resonated. Martin does not use PowerPoint. His presentation is unique, powerful, useful and interesting.

Dr Jack Jacoby
Chief Executive Officer

It blows my mind

Kirsty Milligan Stylist - Profile Picture

 

It blows my mind that Martin Probst can deliver that kind of mindset change in such a short period of time.

In just one short session I was able to reset my thinking around conflict participation and resolution. From a management perspective his logic is easy to understand and relatable to teams. I highly recommend working with Martin.

Kirsty Milligan
Managing Director

Your passion and charisma is infectious and motivated me

 

Martin, your passion and charisma is infectious and motivated me – It was just what I needed.

To be honest, I was not sure whether or not to attend your event, but after meeting you and the value you gave me made me so much more hopeful for the future decisions I make for myself – a feeling of the right place at the right time.

Sara-Jane Seery
Coding, Design, Marketing

Martin’s workshop and speaking skills left an inspiring effect

Ross Tinsley Profile Picture

 

During my time as Head of Research at HTMi, Switzerland I had the pleasure of hosting Martin Probst as a guest speaker at our Thirteenth International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Research Conference. Martin delivered a thoroughly engaging workshop on high powered communication strategies in leadership. Those who attended were given a valuable insight into conflict resolution and effective team building. Martin’s workshop and speaking skills left an inspiring effect on all who participated.

Ross Tinsley
Programme Leader for Undergraduate Tourism
Edinburgh Napier University

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