The following is an example of a leadership development residential and online Pioneers Program which can be combined with the residential as a follow-through, or be undertaken as a standalone experience.

Residential's can be for your team, board, or master-mind or peer group, or something "conspicuously extraordinary" for your key customers/clients. Learn more at the bottom of the page.

One day strategic get-aways are also a speciality. Learn more at the bottom of the page.

Remarkablise Your Leadership Symposium and Pioneers Program
guaranteeing remarkable ROI on leadership development

How do you guarantee ROI (return on investment and involvement) in your own leadership development, let alone that of other people in your organisation, particularly when failure is the norm?

McKinsey came up with 4 reasons why leadership development programs fail in their excellent quarterly article of January 2014. You can read it here. Their 4 reasons: "overlooking context, decoupling reflection from real work, underestimating mindsets, and failing to measure results."

I've invested many hours contemplating the ROI question. More importantly I've been in the trenches for over a quarter of a century. Remarkable ROI for me is what the top 1% achieve i.e. greater than 10 times.

Through my work with more than 1000 leaders, women and men, in over 40 countries since 1991, I've settled on seven essentials for success in leadership development. The seven underpin all of my work. The seven are pictured in my professional services guidebook which you can download here. The key is not the seven though rather working together as you apply them in your own best way.

Your Symposium is a unique two day event
held in a special location near my home
on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia,
or somewhere special that you arrange.

The Pioneers Program is a five-month follow-through
or standalone experience that taps into the seven essentials for remarkable ROI (greater than 10 times) in leadership development. The methodologies used are master-mind groups, 1:1 master-mentor relationship, and associated accountability and support.

I participated in an engaging and entertaining seminar presented by Ian and was inspired to go further. Now that I have undertaken and benefited from Ian’s intensive mentoring program, his teachings have become integral to the success of my personal and business life.

Jody Tucker 
Tucker Creative Pty Ltd

Most people don't know they're remarkable, or they have forgotten, and consequently they don't consistently bring the best version of themselves to their work. The holy grail of 21st century leadership therefore is inspiring, reminding, and sometimes persuading people that they're remarkable. Read about why we're all remarkable here and here.

Participate in the Remarkablise Your Leadership Symposium and/or the Pioneers Program, and you will learn and decide in your own best way how to lead people to becoming and sustaining being remarkable.

Being remarkable doesn't mean being perfect. Being remarkable is a mindset and a method for consistently performing at optimum levels as well as overcoming the challenges and setbacks that are integral to being human.

The Symposium and/or the Pioneers Program are also for you should you be wanting to:

Increase your effectiveness in the three great actions of leadership: assessing, deciding, and executing.

Be remarkable at the number one role of leadership: unleashing and enhancing people’s gifts (talents).

Immerse yourself in a leadership development experience that is low on theory and high on what works in the real world.

Leave a legacy while you're alive.

Ensure more people are leading and being accountable in your business.

Translate proven insights, inspiration and ideas into every day leadership behaviour.

Lead for others with your own one-of-a-kind style and substance.

Enjoy the fruits of an irreplaceable and unique shared experience, wisdom, resources and networks.

Three signatures of both the Symposium and Pioneers Program

You're the master. I'm the mentor. Find out more about this key to us working together here.

What I say is important, yet nowhere near as important as what you hear yourself say to yourself, and then do your own unique work.

Our work together is in the spirit of something better. We'll be respectful and honouring of what has been and is, yet always with the intention that we are in the continuous pursuit of something better and turning great into remarkable.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ian for close to two years in one-on-one and group settings. Ian’s unconventional in his approach (refreshing!) but works to a brilliantly simple yet powerful philosophy that centres around our experiences as human beings (shocking I know!!). He’s a purpose and values-driven mentor and team builder who I’d recommend to anyone.

Chris Pike 
General Manager – Culture & Community, Surf Coast Shire Council

Symposium and Pioneers Program Content

Recently I worked out that if I was to teach everything I've learned through working as a business mentor, strategist and professional speaker since 1991, it would take 75 days! The good news is that I've distilled everything into 4 publications pictured below. Except for The Appreciative Leader handbook which you will receive at the Symposium or prior to your commencement in the Pioneers Program, you can download the other three from my gifts for you page here.

In the Remarkablise Your Leadership Symposium we will work through:

The five fundamentals of building and sustaining a remarkable workplace.

The proven foundation model for remarkable workplaces and how to use it in your own best way.

The breakthrough change process pictured opposite and how you can use it to thrive on the challenges of change or design and follow your own process based on the five proven principles.

Leadership author Max De Pree has said that the "first responsibility of the leader is to define reality". This change process, or your own that you develop during the symposium, will keep you grounded in reality yet focused on moving from what is to what can be.

The diagnostic pictured opposite.

You will leave the symposium with a clear, precise, and executable plan to sustain shared-view in the seven areas of significance where the most successful leaders stand out.

In the Pioneers Program we will take a deep dive into the above, explore your full use of the The Appreciative Leader Handbook in your own best way, as well as address matters that are vital to you in your ongoing journey as a remarkable leader.

A special feature of the Pioneers Program is that over the 5 months you will implement a change initiative in your workplace that will ensure real world outcomes of your work in the program.

Ian is an industry leader, and an expert with incredible insight into what you need to do to enhance peoples' inherent gifts and bring out the very best performance of your leaders and employees.

WaiveStar Group asked Ian to consult to our business over 6 months ago and his wisdom and mentoring skills have changed and enhanced the way each and every one of us interact with our team members, our peers and our clients. Lifting the bar every day on how we do business.

Michelle Powell 
Managing Director, WaiveStar Group

Membership of this private community is included for as long as you wish when you participate in the Symposium or the Pioneers Program. Community is one of the seven essentials for ensuring remarkable ROI (greater than 10 times) on leadership development.

Your Investment

My professional fee for leading a two residential is $10000AUD not including travel and accommodation for participants or myself.

The Pioneers Program requires an additional investment of $3850AUD when paid in advance or through 3 instalments of $1500. Both these options are payable via invoice. 

The Pioneers Program consists of one group session per month and one 1:1 mentoring session per month for five months. In addition you can schedule a check-in session with me at any time. Everything is held online using my Zoom room. As previously mentioned a special feature of the Pioneers Program is that you will complete a workplace change initiative during the program meaning real world outcomes.

Should you wish to participate in the Symposium and undertake the Pioneers Program as a package please contact me to make arrangements. You save $1000 by investing in both offerings as a package.

To enable a highly valuable and rewarding experience both the Symposium and Pioneers Program are limited to a few people.

Please contact me on +61 418 807 898 if you would like to discuss any aspect of the Remarkablise Your Leadership Symposium or the Pioneers Program. You will be under no obligation.

Details of other fixed-term services here.

Learn more about tailored team talks, conference presentations and the master-class and mentoring program over 1 month here.

Learn more about master-mind groups here, mentoring here, and The Appreciative Leader Community here.