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The Institute of Advanced Leadership have a large number of Full-time and Associate Trainers / Facilitators with a combined experience of well over 70 years of corporate training in Australia, U.K., U.S.A., H.K., N.Z., France, China, Taiwan, Uganda, Rwanda and many other countries. They each bring their own unique style, background, experience and areas of expertise to any program they run or assist on.
The common thread in all of our trainers is a love of people and a desire to help people grow and seek the best in themselves, in their performance, and their ability to serve both internal and external customers.
Our successful corporate and strategic backgrounds allow us to facilitate in a style that is down-to-earth, genuine, and enjoyable, while still being authoritative and powerful.
Our commitment is to creating attitudinal, skills and behavioural improvements which translate into bottom line results.
What people are saying about our training programs
Depending on your needs we are likely to be able to find the perfect trainer for you.
Rather than just writing a few lines on each of our trainers, we have chosen to feature one of the trainers to give you a more in-depth example of the type of background and skills we provide.
Our Principal Trainer & Consultant, Tony Lenart
B.Bus, Co. Dir. Dip, Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip. Frontline Mgmt, Dip. Ther., FAICD, AFAIM, AFAMI, ASA
A trainer who walks his talk ...
For Tony, working for The Institute of Advanced Leadership isn't just a job. It's a way of life. He is passionately committed to helping organisations and people develop. And he firmly believes in, and practices, all he teaches.
"My focus, my life purpose, the way I live, all revolve around adding value, by teaching skills and inspiring and supporting people to change and grow; to move beyond their fears and limitations - to be all they can be; and to strive for excellence in whatever they do." - Tony Lenart
"People are often sceptical about corporate change programs. So to train effectively it is necessary to have practised what you preach in order to give real life, personal examples of how you've implemented the changes successfully yourself.
And it's important to understand the subtle, frequently overlooked, yet critical distinctions which make the difference between a change program being an embarrassing flop or a huge success."
Tony has experience in Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Finance and General Management of organisations of between 1 and 7,000 employees; in educational, transport, medical and service industries.
He has worked at all levels, from forklift driver at T.N.T. to Chief Executive (A'g) of Australia's largest Non Government Organisation - The St. Vincent de Paul Society (1200 branches, 46 SBU's, 3,000 EFT employees, in NSW alone).
"The best people to teach you how to be successful are people who are very successful themselves. Because the last thing you want is your staff being taught methods that don't work, by people who haven't managed to attain success themselves."
In every position Tony has held, he has achieved at least a 100% improvement in the areas he's been accountable for.
"For training to be beneficial it must result in changed behaviour (as a result of a change in thinking, attitude and understanding). Some trainers put you to sleep. Others wake you up, in the fullest sense of the words."
Tony has many years experience as a presenter: enthralling and changing the lives of audiences of between 1 and 4000 at a time. Bringing a mix of power and passion, professionalism, interest, authenticity, dynamism and humour to any training situation.
Tony at 14 years old, presenting to a conference of 50 people
From the age of 14 (till fulfilling these goals at 27),
Tony's primary purpose was to develop his organisational, leadership and personal skills;
and the ability to impart these to others;
in order to achieve his goal of being the Chief Executive of a top 150 organisation,
and then to become a trainer, and pass on what he had learnt to others.
"The difference between the best and worst employees or organisations will normally lie in the invisible (non tangible) areas of attitudes and human dynamics.
If you want someone to talk about the invisible, it's critical they know and have practised what they are talking about. So they can turn the invisible and intangible into something people can understand and be motivated to put into practice. They must make psychological concepts sound like common business sense."
For most of his life, Tony has had a passion for understanding what makes people tick; why they do the things they do; and how to create long-term intrinsic motivation, power and a passion for excellence.
From the age of 14 (till fulfilling these goals at 27), Tony's primary purpose was to develop his organisational, leadership and personal skills; and the ability to impart these to others; in order to achieve his goal of being the Chief Executive of a top 150 organisation, and then to become a trainer, and pass on what he had learnt to others.
Over this time, he has lived, applied, tested and refined the human dynamics concepts which most organisations have only recently started to embrace. When Tony talks about concepts such as Empowerment, Self Directed Teams, Total Quality Management (TQM), Covey's 7 Habits, Shifting Paradigms, and other terms that are currently in vogue, he speaks with commitment, and experience - of real successes, and failures, and lessons learnt. And because he walks the talk - people listen, learn, change, and act.
In every position Tony has held, he has achieved
at least a 100% improvement in the areas he's been accountable for.
"Tony's level of professionalism is extremely high. Colleagues respond positively to his colourful training techniques, which reflect his constant striving for excellence. I have observed him to be a dedicated and inspirational facilitator.
These qualities combined with his organisational skills result in an impressive delivery. His supportive and caring nature is obvious as he encourages and motivates his audience to participate and challenge his concepts."
- Karen Milton, Commonwealth Bank Trainer