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“Our teams have been impressed with and greatly appreciate Jake’s skills, adeptness and ‘coaching’ style in facilitation, and he has very quickly gained the trust and respect of program participants.

Jake’s commitment to us as a client, and his professional approach to delivery of the program, is commendable and remains integral to our overall success in delivering much improved leadership and teamwork at Coliban Water.”

Jeff Rigby

Managing Director, Coliban Water

Jake Bridges


Jake Bridges is an engaging, passionate and experienced facilitator who prides himself on his ability to relate and challenge the teams he works with. He started with Leading Teams in 2000 as an athlete facilitator while playing football with the North Ballarat Football Club. After finishing his Bachelor of Education at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University), Jake went on to work within the education system and with AFL Queensland as a Football / Development Officer.

Jake joined the Bluearth Foundation in 2005 which brought him back to Victoria to work as a Program Facilitator. This position enabled Jake to gain tremendous experience working with a variety of teams and individuals. Throughout his professional career he has linked his passion for leadership and teams by designing and facilitating programs in schools, organisations and sporting teams.

Jake became a full-time facilitator at Leading Teams in 2016 where he is excited to join such a valued team of professionals dedicated to assisting teams and individuals.

As a facilitator, Jake’s range of clients is testament to his ability to work with ‘any given team’ and his passion to help align teams by modelling communicative strategies and building strong professional relationships. He has the ability to create strong bonds with the teams he works with through his relatable and dynamic nature, making him a highly effective facilitator.

Jake has worked with:

  • Coliban Water
  • Flight Centre
  • Mesh and Masonry
  • The Forge Pizzeria
  • Petstock
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Wimmera Business Leaders
  • Bendigo Student Association
  • Ballarat Grammar School
  • Loreto College
  • Horsham College
  • St Patrick’s College
  • Syncro Ice Skating Team

“I am passionate about assisting people to continue to grow and celebrate achievements.”

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