The people with the power
to truly change the world are the
People of Influence

They have a rare power:
to motivate individuals,
mobilise teams and
move organisations forward

“The outcome was nothing
short of sensational.”

Vice-President Commercial, DHL Express

“In my 32 years as part of the Australian workforce I have never seen a better facilitator or presenter”

Learning and Development Manager, Coca-Cola

“Engaging, funny, creative…
Shaun has this amazing ability
to inspire an audience at scale.”

Chief of Staff to the Managing Director, Microsoft

“Michelle 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 Recruitment Industry Association

Our mission is to equip leaders and their teams to become People of Influence
so they can have the impact on the world they were born to have.

About Us

People of Influence is a consultancy specialising in leadership and team development. We facilitate dynamic learning experiences in the form of client conferences, team offsites and leadership development programs, working with ongoing clients like Microsoft, Visa, LinkedIn, Australia Post, PwC and Uber.

Our service offering combines fresh, inventive thinking with world-first psychometric tools and exclusive behavioural learning simulations to provide clients with a uniquely powerful arsenal for changing the behaviour of their people and driving performance.

Directors Shaun Kenny and Michelle Rushton, along with a small cohort of facilitators, trusted partners and associates, work with senior executives, leaders and their teams throughout the Asia-Pacific region. We have delivered over 1,000 sessions to 150,000+ people in just the last few years, creating experiences that light people up with laughter and learning.

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WHAT WE DO

Developing Leaders

Sophisticated and inventive programs for executives, leaders and their teams to be more personally effective and better influence and inspire others.
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Developing Teams

Helping senior teams do their most important yet usually most neglected work: working on the team itself. Creating clarity, connection, collaboration and commitment.

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Conferences & Offsites

An unparalleled breadth of immersive content, activities and facilitation tools for turning any conference into an extraordinary experience.

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Speaking

Keynote presentations that light audiences up with laughter, fresh thinking and practical insights. Designed for audiences who have ‘seen it all before’.

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Who We Work With

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

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

VICE PRESIDENT COMMERCIAL, DHL EXPRESS

“Michelle 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 Managing Director, Morgan McKinley

“The level of energy and the amount of fun and laughter Shaun 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 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

“The atmosphere Shaun creates is every conference producer’s dream. You can sit back and literally see the faces of your participants light up (and at times crack up) with enjoyment and enlightenment about whatever he’s facilitating.”

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT, ARRIUM

“Michelle is a fantastic coach! I can’t recommend her highly enough. The advice Michelle gave me was practical, insightful and valuable and has greatly assisted in my approach to things. She is always a pleasure to work with.”

MANAGER, GPT GROUP

“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 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 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

“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, LINKEDIN

“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

“I have seen Shaun with multiple audiences across many topics and objectives…he has an ability to facilitate a crowd of hundreds at a learning week as easily as he manages a group of twenty executives at a strategy day or a small team of ten at a team building offsite.”

HEAD OF CHANGE IMPLEMENTATION, NAB

“Intuitive. Creative. Engaging. Flexible. Enjoyable. These are all the words that come to mind when I think back to the several days Shaun spent with our team and leading our leadership team through some exhausting strategic discussions and activities.”

CEO, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

“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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