Here’s what some of Australia’s top business leaders are saying about Dr Neil Carrington…

“Neil’s leadership workshop was one of the best I have ever attended.” – Graham Henry, Coach NZ All Blacks

“Dr Neil Carrington is probably one of the best leadership facilitators we have come across. Neil is easy to relate to and the things he shared with us can be used equally in the business environment or at home. His presentation is very enlightening, engaging and entertaining.” – Garry Gray, General Manager Fuji Xerox

“Neil’s leadership presentation was undoubtedly the most well receive presentation that our senior management team have received to date. Neil provides depth, substance and relevancy to his topic using humour and story-telling to ensure the messages and desired mindset, resonate.” – Lesley Dobson, Area Development Manager SUBWAY Aust/NZ

“Neil delivered to my managers a mental workout which challenged perceptions and provoked new thinking. An engaging and inspired presentation which left a lasting impression.” – Michael Wilkins, General Manager News, News Limited NSW

“Dr Neil Carrington facilitated a two day leadership and strategic planning event for my senior team.  He was a passionate, and engaging presenter who helped us to explore our understandings of leadership and to challenge our pre-existing mental models and behaviours.  Put simply, he is the best facilitator in Leadership and Strategy I have ever seen.” – Professor Helen Partridge, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Scholarly Information and Learning Services) University of Southern Queensland

“Neil has presented to the Curtin University staff several times and is always inspiring, thoughtful and entertaining in delivering his material on leadership and high performance cultures. His presentations are very well received and he’s very effective in challenging and helping teams on their professional learning journey.” – Professor Jill Downie, Deputy Vice Chancellor Education

“Neil has presented to our Leadership groups on a number of occasions. Each time I am inundated with participants commenting that it is the best leadership and mindset presentation they have been to and the material really resonates with them. Neil delivers in such an engaging manner and inspires all those fortunate to hear him talk.”  Paul Newman, Manager Cabin Crew Base and Lounges, Qantas Adelaide & Perth

“Dr Neil Carrington is an inspiring and engaging presenter whose passion for good leadership is infectious.” – Professor Stephen Dinham OAM,  Melbourne Graduate School, University of Melbourne

“Neil is entertaining, beautifully fluent in his presentation, and the content is well researched, well thought out, relevant, outcome oriented, practical and a picture of perfect pedagogy. What more can I say!” – Dr John O’Donnell, CEO Mater Health Services, Adjunct Professor of Medicine UQ

“Neil Carrington delivers a leadership presentation like no other I have seen. He engages with every person in the room at all levels, delivering powerful messages. His presentation is down-to-earth, energetic and humorous which encourages every individual in the room to think about leadership and challenge pre-existing mindsets.” – Terri O’Dell, HR Manager Thiess Pty Ltd

“Neil’s presentations are always inspiring, creative and humorous but most of all he challenges me to think and act differently as a leader!” – Dr Peter Steer, CEO Children’s Health Queensland

“Neil’s workshop was motivating and insightful. He challenged our thought processes and the Leadership team took away some tangible communication tools that has enabled us to lead and manage our teams more effectively.” – Jason Law, Regional General Manager Telstra Business

“I know that people have been exposed to a great teacher when I see his work on their walls and I hear a new language being spoken. This is my experience with Neil Carrington. I have had the privilege of engaging Neil, both individually and for a whole organisation, for several years now. Not only is he a gifted orator and coach, he is able to invoke a deep sense of leadership thought that persists long after the sessions are formally completed.” – Dr Adrian Nowitzke, CEO Gold Coast Health Services

“I have seen Dr Neil Carrington engage our staff in thinking about leadership in deep and powerful ways. He has enabled real change in behaviour and a genuine sense of ownership by these leaders.” – Wade Haynes, Executive Principal Brisbane State High

“Neil again delivered a stimulating and entertaining presentation which made a lasting and challenging impact on all of us. His personal and professional humour and experience means that we all readily relate and learn – you can’t ask for more than that.” – Ron Steiner, Group Executive Customer Relations Maxxia (A McMillan Shakespeare Company)

“Dr Carrington delivered a powerful presentation on leadership that was as personally challenging as it was insightful and a pleasure to listen to.” – D.M. LUHRS Brigadier Commandant Royal Military College of Australia

I have been fortunate to experience Dr Neil Carrington’s leadership presentations from two different perspectives, as a leader in an education, and as Captain of an elite sporting team. His capacity to make concepts of a deeply theoretical nature very accessible to a range of audiences, allows his presentations to have a profound impact on a wide variety of people. Neil is able to challenge the way you think about yourself, your leadership and the contribution you can make to those around you, professionally, and in life. Engaging, thought provoking, and inspiring! – Kirby Short, QLD Fire and WBBL Brisbane Heat Captain.

​”Neil is an exceptional and engaging facilitator who uses personal experience to share practical, thought provoking leadership insights that challenge individuals and teams. Highly recommended” – Liz Compton, Director People & Culture, Auto & General.

Dr Carrington’s speaking fees and leadership coaching have generated more than two million dollars for Act for Kids to date.



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