Justin joined Leading Teams in 1996 as an athlete facilitator when he was a footballer at St Kilda Football Club. He retired in 2006 following a career that spanned 17 years and 252 games with the Saints.
Justin went on to study a Masters of Business Management Practice, specialising in Organisational Change and Development at Victoria University, Melbourne. When he retired from football, Justin was well-equipped with the resources to facilitate at a number of corporate and sporting organisations.
Justin works mainly in the corporate sector, but can draw on his experiences from his time as a professional sportsperson to align teams and develop leaders. Most of Justin’s clients are in the executive and senior management echelon and he delivers programs to all sectors.
Justin has previously worked with some top brands including: Nike, Quiksilver, Ripcurl, NSW Police, BMW Group Australia, Tennis Australia, Mercedes Benz, Virgin and Mattel.
Justin’s current clients include:
- Stanley Black & Decker
- The Sydney Swans
- Quanta Services Australia
- NE Water
- Pitcher Partners
- Plan B Services
- CW Products
- Consolidated Power Projects
- TAFE North Queensland
- O’Brien Real Estate
- Cross Yarra Project
- Riverina Water County Council
“My philosophy on team performance is that there is no finishing line to being a great team and so I am passionate about challenging my clients around what type of team they are now and what type of team do they want to be? Having had experience playing in a professional team for 17 years, I have been exposed to many elements of team dynamics and along with years of experience helping teams in the corporate world, I believe I can assist in making any team better if they have the appetite to improve performance.”
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“I have known Justin in a professional capacity for six years, as a facilitator of the Leading Teams organisation, and have used his expertise to build positive working cultures within three diverse corporate environments.
Justin has been able to guide and coach each of the teams that I have been fortunate to lead in a fashion that has seen each of them develop quickly into a high performing team. His leadership style is one that exudes honesty, respect and understanding for the people that he works with – and, the experience and insight that he brings as a former elite athlete and expert in leadership behaviours and dynamism is outstanding.
“Justin always gives all that he has both intellectually and with the energy that he brings to our sessions. He is a leader in the business of leadership.”
General Manager Marketing, Virgin Australia