We partner with clients
to educate and energise
their senior leaders.

No great feat can be accomplished alone, so the people with the power to truly change the world are the People of Influence.

What the world needs now are capable people with aspirational agendas and impeccable ethics, willing to step into leadership.

People who take the initiative and inspire others to follow.

People dedicated to motivating individuals, mobilising teams and moving organisations forward.

This is our mission. To help good people do great things.

To empower your leaders to become People of Influence.

OUR CLIENTS

OUR THINKING

 

3 RULES OF INFLUENCE GREAT LEADERS KNOW
(SHAUN KENNY)

THE TWO THINGS YOU NEED TO BE A GREAT LEADER
(MICHELLE RUSHTON)

HOW LEADERS CAN INFLUENCE EFFORTLESSLY
(SHAUN KENNY)

5 STEPS TO BUILD AN EXTRAORDINARY TEAM
(MICHELLE RUSHTON)

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

“Michelle’s effort, energy and enthusiasm for growing our extended leadership team was off the charts. I couldn’t recommend Michelle more highly and have no doubt Workwear Group will benefit for a long time as a result. Thank you Michelle.”

CEO, WORKWEAR GROUP (WESFARMERS)

“We wanted to say another HUGE thank you for the incredible day you hosted for us last Wednesday at our Personal Direct All Leaders Day! We are all still buzzing. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with our day being rated ~9.7/10 by our leaders as an NPS indicator in our post-event survey.”

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, NAB

“Michelle Rushton and Shaun Kenny from People of Influence were the key facilitators at our recent national staff conference on the Gold Coast. Partnering with us right from the get go to create an event which really delivered on our goals for a memorable experience that delivered tangible outcomes, it was an absolute pleasure to deal with them at every stage. The feedback we received from our staff was phenomenal.”

GM PEOPLE & CULTURE, PROTECH

“The outcome was nothing short of sensational, and we have had fantastic feedback from the team who overwhelmingly found the sessions Shaun Kenny facilitated to be engaging, fun, informative and memorable.”

VICE PRESIDENT COMMERCIAL, DHL EXPRESS

“Michelle Rushton did a fantastic job of really understanding our needs and building a bespoke program for that focused on the key areas that we were looking to drive. This was very well received by the leadership team and through the follow up process has now become embedded in our business. I would have no hesitation recommending Michelle.”

APAC REGIONAL DIRECTOR, MORGAN MCKINLEY

“We have had so much positive feedback on the conference, it’s very encouraging. Regarding People of Influence specifically, you must be so tired of having people constantly raving about how amazing you are.”

NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR, ALSCO

“The level of energy and the amount of fun and laughter Shaun Kenny brought to the Convention was fantastic. The Convention was a huge success due to Shaun’s facilitation skills and quick wit. The value he added to the design of the content and during the Convention was priceless.”

GM PEOPLE & CULTURE, UGL

“Michelle Rushton is able to take a critical business concept and deliver practical solutions through great communication, plenty of engagement and a splash of laughter.”

CEO, RCSA

“Shaun’s energy and ability to manage a room of born and trained skeptics is impressive. But not only is he a good MC/facilitator, the actual content of the Smiling Ox Paradox® program that he delivered to us was rich, informative, practical and engaging.”

EXECUTIVE GENERAL COUNSEL, VEOLIA

“I had the pleasure of hosting Michelle Rushton as a guest speaker at a client event this year – through a thorough briefing process she was able to tailor a keynote presentation for us that resonated with attendees and met our event objectives. Her delivery on the night was professional, credible and relevant – and garnered much laughter!”

SENIOR EVENTS MANAGER, TOP TIER LAW FIRM

“What an amazing experience to have Shaun Kenny facilitate our Strategic Workshop and the Design Thinking Process…Shaun’s high level of engagement, bright and vibrant personality and ability to engage with the wide spectrum of leaders within our business, is exceptional to watch.”

MANAGING DIRECTOR, AMP CAPITAL SHOPPING CENTRES

“How completely refreshing. I recently joined a group of 40 education colleagues to engage with Michelle Rushton in the workshop – The Smiling Ox Paradox…Both warm and strong, Michelle is a person of influence, and we will be seeking her out for more inspirational sessions. Thank you Michelle.”

DEAN, EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY

“I, in particular, want to highlight Shaun’s thought leadership as well as his skill as a facilitator. I often think of Shaun when putting together programs, given his knowledge of how to create memorable and effective learning experiences is in my opinion, second to none.”

SALES PERFORMANCE MANAGER, LINKEDIN

“Michelle recently facilitated a fantastic one hour Influencing workshop at our annual conference for a group of 100 Senior Recruiters and Talent Leaders. Several times that day, attendees walked up to me and said things like “Thank you for Michelle’s session – triple thumbs up!” From an Event Producers perspective, Michelle was a dream to work with – professional, organised, terrific content and a presentation style that touched hearts and minds.”

GM EVENTS, ATC EVENTS & MEDIA

“With Shaun it’s an experience. He generates an amazing energy in the room. He’s able to personalise the issues in an organisation, and also bring to bear a wealth of lessons learned from other industries. A true professional, one of the best facilitators I’ve ever witnessed.”

GLOBAL MANAGER TRAINING IMPLEMENTATION, ORICA

“Michelle’s presentation left me feeling excited and inspired! With a workshop on the art of first impressions, Michelle dove into the psychology behind this fascinating logic. Within my industry, this has really enabled me to gain more insight into how I can build my skill set in order to identify positive attributes and find continuous success!”

TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST, AUSTRALIA POST

“It’s always great working with Shaun – he is knowledgeable, engaging and energetic. Shaun connects with our people and we often get feedback that he is intelligent and funny! I have no doubt that Shaun will make every event a success.”

HEAD OF THE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, KPMG

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