• Sonny Neale

    Collaborative Leadership & Midlife Creation

    Facilitator | Trainer | Coach

  • “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

    ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    “There was an awakening in my team in your last session, now there’s a hunger and a thirst for more…”

    Deborah Ganderton

    CEO, Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust


    "You’ve woken some deep truth in me, thankyou..."

    Gerardine O'Sullivan

    Principal Digital Strategist, Boroondara City Council

    "The best facilitator I've seen in my 35-year career...."

    Leigh Funston

    Government Relations Manager, Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust



    "Powerful... Sonny's engagement is first class. We need more of this."

    Aaron von Egmond

    CEO, Hepburn Shire Council


    "In my very first session with Sonny, I went from being unclear to clear in 20 minutes. Amazing!"

    Linda Duffy

    Manager, Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy


    "Made the whole conference worthwhile..."

    Ken Kua

    Executive, Australian Taxation Office

    "Exceptional outcomes. He is simply amazing."

    Shane Power

    CEO, Georgetown Councill


    “Brilliant. I’m finding the support needed in this period of life is like sifting 10 tonnes of dirt for an ounce of gold. Thankyou.”

    David Bridgfoot,

    Clean Energy Program Manager (commercial)


    "Thank goodness I met Sonny, meeting him gave me a new paradigm to work within."

    Heather Crawley

    Manager, National Center for Emergency Management Studies, NSW TAFE

  • Schedule a free insights session with me

    Pick a time that works in your busy schedule

  • Program and Results Videos

    Have a look at what we do.....

    Discover your Life Purpose

    The four levels of the human condition and how to discover your Purpose

    The low-down on how we ALL relate to and journey through our lives in 9 short minutes.


    Does it make life easier knowing this stuff? Nope, sorry. Life still has to be lived ...


    However, IT DOES let you distinguish your life's purpose, sell with conviction, feel like your life is heading in the right direction and get more energy and vitality than ever before!

    Related vs. Relationship

    The single most important distinction for creating and maintaining high-performing teams

    Transform a will turn a group into a team with this one distinction: the difference between being related and being in a relationship.


    Get clear on who-is-who in the game you are playing and see your teams back each other; your results sky-rocket, and; your behaviours transform.

    Create Conscious Culture

    ...and this is what you get

    I got a camera-crew into a program recently and this is what we saw: all ages, all roles; men and women and people from different directorates, all pulling together towards a common outcome.

    Midlife Creation

    Take charge of the second half of your life

    2/3 of people are unhappy with their lives and their work. This is especially true in middle age.


    If you say you are in a midlife crisis, then that's what you've got. The difference between a midlife crisis is the locus of control.


    If you are living into a default future, change occurs threatening and disruptive. If you are consciously living into a magnificent future for yourself and your loved one, change occurs like progress.

    Visionary Leadership Interview

    Create Don't Plan!


    This is what you want to see after a training program!


    An interview with the responsible executive after a series of retreats where the staff brought courage and authenticity to the work.


  • Other Programs

    Midlife Creation: A coaching program for people at a crossroads. Discover your Leitmotif (your life's purpose). Transform your experience of life, your ability to support your own growth and consciously create a future that gives will bring you joy, satisfaction and fulfilment.


    Cresting the Wave: a program for heart-centred young professionals. Expand yourself and distinguish your own, personal leadership style.


    Collaborative Leadership: A training program for management and executive teams. Create common goals and learn how to empower and support each other.

  • Clients and Resume

    Starting in adult education, I've spent 20 year's creating and leading organisations and teams in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.


    Having worked as a futurist, trainer and facilitator for a number of global brands and all levels of governments across Australia, my most recent role was as CEO of Australia's largest PEAK local government sustainability body.


    I also played a key role in the formation or growth of a number of well-known public agencies including the Green Building Council of Australia, Forest Stewardship Council of Australia, Council for a Sustainable Built Environment and the Community Resilience Mentorship Initiative (Emergency Management).


    I hold a 1st class honors degree in Ethics, Politics and Law and a Masters of Strategic Foresight.

  • Contact details




    +61 490 348 306


All Posts