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HINDSIGHT

AT A GLANCE

OUR WHY
At Hindsight, we grow leaders that transform companies from the ground-up.

HOW
We walk the mile with you on your leadership journey. We sherpa, we coach, and we have your back.
We collaborate with you to establish practical goals and leadership target-states for your people.

OUR PURPOSE
What’s our ‘why’?
Well, it’s pretty simple – we want to create resilient, dynamic, adaptive, and empathetic leaders across every industry.


OUR VISION
To be the global leadership and resilience training consultancy of choice.

OUR MISSION
To deliver tailored leadership and resilience solutions through observations and research to solve problems outside the scope and capabilities of our clients.

OUR PURPOSE
What’s our ‘why’?
Well, it’s pretty simple – we want to create resilient, dynamic, adaptive, and empathetic leaders across every industry.

OUR VALUES

TEAM BEFORE SELF Clients are treated as team and true teamwork exists as a partnership. We believe that in leading and coaching a team, leaders must put the needs of their team first.
CONVERSATION NOT DENIGRATION There are an infinite number of opinions, values, biases and experiences. At Hindsight we believe that everyone in every team has the right to be heard and their opinion valued.
STEWARDSHIP NOT OWNERSHIP

No one has the monopoly on all the good ideas. At Hindsight we consider ourselves stewards for the most modern of leadership theories and what we believe are the most critical requirements in leadership.

LEAD ALWAYS THROUGH EXAMPLE At Hindsight we demonstrate leading by example through the promises we keep, our communication, our care for others, our desire to continually improve and always delivering technical excellence. This is what we develop in the leaders we train, and this is the standard we expect of ourselves.

The HINDSIGHT TEAM

Our consultants have worked at all levels, and with strong academic backgrounds, they hail from tactical operators through to middle management and the senior executive level. All Hindsight consultants are well adept at facilitating individual and group training in the workplace.


Bram Connolly, DSM

Founder


Bram Connolly, DSM

Founder

Bram is an experienced leader with over twenty years’ experience within the Australian Defence Force, fifteen years of which was spent in the Australian Special Forces; leading and working with motivated people, teams and organisations to achieve exceptional outcomes.
Bram’s roles have ranged from the head of selection for Special Forces right through to leading professional combat soldiers in war zones such as East Timor and Afghanistan. Bram was recognised for his ‘Distinguished leadership in combat’ with the Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan in the 2012 Australia Day Honours List.
He has facilitated Leadership training and Crisis Management training for such companies as BHP Billiton, Exxon Mobil, LINFOX, PYBAR and Petronas.
Bram holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, is a Certified Project Director, has an Advanced Diploma of Government, a Graduate Certificate in Management and Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training


Trent Burnard

Co-Founder


Trent Burnard

Co-Founder

Trent Burnard, MAIPM, CPPD is a highly experienced leader within Defence and private industry. He spent 30 years in the Australian Army leading high performing, as well as functionally and geographically dislocated, teams to deliver complex outcomes of significance. His roles have been as diverse as the leadership of small intelligence collection teams to the provision of advice to senior government officials, to the management and leadership of large scale security mining operations in Indonesia.
As a Unit Commander in the Australian Army, he led the training, resourcing, governance and operational deployment of approximately 550 personnel across four major trades throughout South Australia and Tasmania. Trent concurrently conducted a range of international security and intelligence positions in Iraq, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea.
Outside of the Army, he was Global Head of Security and Emergency for Origin Energy, which included responsibility for activities in South America, Indonesia, China, Papua New Guinea amongst other locations, and Project Manager of the nationally awarded Contested Urban Environment trial for the Defence Science and Technology Group. This role focussed on the delivery and integration of 18 experimental technologies from 5 allied nations to deliver enhanced understanding of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in the urban environment. He has delivered crisis, emergency management and leadership training for BHP Billiton, Defence, PT Inco, the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands, Parsons Technologies and Origin Energy.
Academic Qualifications: Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership, Advanced Diploma of Languages (Indonesian), Diploma of Security and Risk Management, Diploma of Languages (Tok Pisin), Assoc Diploma of Personnel Management and Certified Practicing Project Director.


Patrycja Slawuta

Associate Consultant


Patrycja Slawuta

Associate Consultant

Patrycja Slawuta, MA, PhD(c) Psych, is a New York City based behavioural scientist. Patrycja stands for the upgrading of humanity. She believes we stand at a paramount period in history that is ripe for rewiring and reprogramming, at a species level. After a successful academic career, Patrycja founded SelfHackathon, a boutique consultancy that uses cutting edge scientific research for business innovation. With a network of 50+ scientists and domain experts, SelfHackathon helps high performing individuals, teams and companies hack, rewire and upgrade themselves. Their clients include some of the most exciting Silicon Valley startups as well as Fortune 50 enterprises. Her latest initiative is called PsychTech, the seamless fusion of psychology and technology to enhance and accelerate performance and results. As an expert on the complexity, nonlinearity and the messiness of human nature, Patrycja lectures globally and works with some of the most exciting and disruptive businesses in the world.
In her free time, she runs marathons, reads scientific articles and meditates. In that particular order.


Holly Allday

Associate Consultant


Holly Allday

Associate Consultant

An experienced operational manager, Holly brings 15 years in mine management, project management and practical leadership across underground and open-pit operations. With a proven track record for building high performing teams Holly employed her mantra of “people are the foundation of any success” to develop dynamic and proactive teams that are ready to meet the challenges of mining projects. She has also had the pleasure of reopening two large mining operations and managed mobilisation and project delivery for multiple organisations across Australia. Experienced in Senior Leadership, Project Management and Statutory Management Holly takes a holistic view of the mining industry to seek out opportunities for success using a combination of work-method design and safe leadership approaches. Holly currently sits on the WA Department of Mines Board of Examiners, helping bring forward the next wave of industry leaders, and is a regular presenter at industry forums on practical leadership and operational value creation for. One of the joys of Holly’s work is recognising and exploring the potential of teams, and building a pool of skilled high performers, elevating industry. Holly can assist with embedding team leadership through practical and operational lenses, and organisational development from corporate environments through to on-site operational delivery.


Gaj Ravinchandra

Associate Consultant


Gaj Ravinchandra

Associate Consultant

Gaj is passionate about the improvement of people. For 20 years as a Registered Psychologist, Gaj has worked with organisations to formulate and deliver on solutions that enhance talent management and leadership initiatives. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently on the Board of multiple organisations across 5 continents. He has also created a not for profit focused on finding solutions towards improving children’s education and health globally.
Gaj has supported organisations across multiple industries and cultures to identify, select, develop and retain talent. As a Peak Performance coach, Gaj assists individuals, sporting teams and educational institutions to enhance and maximise their potential and performance.
Gaj has been involved in a number of key initiatives including:

  • Executive Coaching Programs: enhancing and empowering leadership capability and performance

Mentoring: supporting students and employees for high performance & personal effectiveness
Career Transition & Coaching: for individuals across all levels within organisations
Mental Toughness Performance Coaching: for individuals and teams across corporate and sporting environments
Talent Management Programs: the development and implementation of frameworks that provide competency models and drive leadership, management development and high performance
Executive Talent Acquisition: review & assessment of senior level candidates for high profile executive roles
Assessment & Development Centers for High Potentials: both for design & execution
Employee Engagement: implementation and analysis


Chandler Comerford

Associate Consultant


Chandler Comerford

Associate Consultant

Chandler is an Associate Consultant at Hindsight and has a special interest in leadership and youth development, particularly coaching through leadership setbacks.
As a former US Navy SEAL, Chandler spent several years developing key leadership skills and abilities from working with high- performance teams. He was one of 16 (from a class of over 1,000) Naval Academy Graduates selected to become a SEAL. After leaving a life at sea, he moved to sunny Australia and has worked as a leadership facilitator, strategic risk consultant and crisis management trainer for the past 20 years. Chandler also has a special interest in the integration of people with neurodiversity and intellectual disabilities into “non-positional” corporate leadership training programs where participants develop the skills to effectively communicate. By using HINDSIGHT’S diagnostic leadership tools, specialised boot camps and coaching sessions – Chandler unlocks every course participant’s leadership potential, bringing a unique set of skills to the training.


Dr Sacha Fulton

Associate Consultant


Dr Sacha Fulton

Associate Consultant

Dr Sacha Fulton successfully secured a sports-based PhD scholarship in 2005 with the Australian Institute of Sport following her tertiary studies in NSW. Her PhD was titled ‘Performance Characteristics of Paralympic Swimmers’ and was completed in conjunction with Swimming Australia and the University of the Sunshine Coast. Concurrently, Sacha was appointed as Physiologist for the Australian Paralympic Swimming team.
Sacha worked with the team in a professional capacity up until 2013 and accompanied them to the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008 and the London Paralympic Games in 2012 as part of the team. In 2009 after the successful submission of her PhD and publication of all five of her research projects, Sacha gained employment at the Western Australian Institute of Sport. She worked with the Institute for ten years assisting in the athletic improvement of Olympic and aspiring Olympic hopefuls.
In 2018 Sacha established her own Sports Science consulting business, Peak Preparation, for sub elite and elite athletes and businesses large and small in Perth, Western Australia. The Peak Preparation purpose is to unlock possibility and cultivate greatness for individuals to achieve their full potential. Through Sacha’s studies as a doctor of Sports Science, the lessons she has learnt from Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and her life journey; Sacha brings an elite mindset to organisations to enable high performance and develop team culture. Sacha believes that success is what happens when preparation meets knowledge.
Sacha is a surf lifesaver and a keen athlete herself having represented Australia at the IM triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and completing the Rottnest Island Channel crossing on five occasions. Sacha is an adventure enthusiast and is a keen traveller within Australia and overseas. Her recent travel adventures have seen her hike to Mt Everest base camp in 2017 and complete 1700km on foot over 62 days of the Camino de Santiago across France and Spain in 2018.


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