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“Redenbach is self-effacing as he teases out the fibre of human integrity.” The Courier Mail

Drawing from experiences that range from surviving a road-side ambush in Baghdad to performing stand up comedy at the world’s largest arts festival in Scotland, Rob Redenbach helps leaders and teams to thrive in challenging situations.
A graduate of Bond University’s Centre for Dispute Resolution, Rob has a Master of Arts (with Distinction) from Charles Sturt University and has completed Executive Education at Harvard.
A former member of the Australian Defence Force, his post-military experiences include managing a security company in Papua New Guinea, working with Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard team in South Africa and providing close personal protection to aid workers in Iraq. Since then Rob has taught adaptability and resilience strategies to business leaders in 23 countries.
An engaging emcee and a talented storyteller, his novella, The Promise, was described by award winning journalist Melissa Doyle as “… such an important story. Beautifully written, it brings history to life.”
Rob’s presentations can be delivered as stand-alone keynotes or combined as one interactive workshop. His content focuses on:
  • Adaptability & Resilience
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Trust & Cooperation
  • Communication & Influence
Building on his sell out show at the Sydney Opera House, Rob’s Break The Script (& Master Change) takes his audience on a rollercoaster of adventure, learning and laughs. Combining compelling academic research with extraordinary lived experience, Redenbach weaves his storytelling magic to deliver unforgettable tools for mastering change in business and everyday life.
Break The Script has nothing to do with Hollywood scripts or something you take to a chemist. Instead, scripts refer to patterns of behaviour, ways of doing things. And doing what you’ve always done, just because you’ve always done it, isn’t a good reason to avoid change. As Colin Powell said: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared. It’s an excuse for inaction.” Break The Script is a defence against inaction – in any arena. 
“I found Rob’s idea of scripts, and how do we not get trapped in those scripts, particularly important to an organisation like ours. And above all, Rob’s an incredible storyteller and teacher that allows people to grab hold of concepts and practically realise how they work in real life.” Nicky Sparshott – Unilever Global Chief of Transformation
The days of barking orders or pulling rank are over. Modern leaders need a different approach, one that helps them progress in their own career as they simultaneously empower the team members they work alongside. This is more than a feel good ideal – it makes pragmatic sense. And with a pragmatic mix of practical experience and proven techniques, Rob’s Leadership Without Rank explains how to become more respected and more influential – whether you have rank or not.
A key feature of Leadership Without Rank is the interactive facilitation of the program. Rather than being a ‘talking head’ that lectures audience members, Rob encourages an open dialogue that incorporates the collective experiences of the team. This style of facilitation not only creates an inclusive learning environment, it simultaneously demonstrates the universal value of collaboration and teamwork.
Boost Juice, Fuji Xerox, LG Electronics and Toyota are some of the groups that have benefited from this proven method of personal and professional development.
With hundreds of shows to choose from at the world’s largest arts festival at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023, the Edinburgh Evening News compiled a list of the Top 10 acts worth catching at the Fringe – Rob Redenbach’s Conversations With Mandela was positioned at #4. With a masterful mix of humour and storytelling, Redenbach recounts his journey from outback Australia to working in South Africa with the bodyguard team of Nelson Mandela. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as Conversations with Mandela entertains and inspires in equal measure.  
“Blending humour and personal insights, Conversations with Mandela casts fresh light on one of the 20th century’s most celebrated leaders.” – British Comedy Guide
For more details on how Rob can tailor a live presentation that best suits your particular needs and time frame, contact your preferred speakers bureau or email
"You could have heard a pin drop. Great message, entertaining, real."
"Feedback has been fantastic . . . I will be in touch to discuss what I can do later with the Managers."
"Excellent delivery. Excellent examples. Excellent engagement."
"Rob’s address was clearly the highlight of our business program . . . an outstanding presentation."
"Rob’s message of courage and relentless curiosity aligned perfectly with our values of initiative and helping others to be successful."
"Rob’s insights will surely have a lasting impact on how we motivate and lead our teams on a daily basis."
"Each session stimulated thinking and discussion among our global leadership team."
"A powerful presentation that every business owner could identify with."
Fuji Xerox
Everyone could relate to the message and take away learnings.
"An excellent, practical no-hype speaker."
"Due to overwhelming positive feedback, we continue to recommend Rob to clients who are looking for a different style of leadership speaker."
"Not only did the audience come away with some fantastic tools, but the presentation enabled our conference to end with a real buzz."
Commonwealth Bank Australia
"Well received and much appreciated."
"Rob's message delivered great focus on the importance of thinking differently and working smarter."
LG Electronics
"Very thought provoking. The analogies used were particularly timely."
Seven Network Australia
"On an agenda filled with the best of the best from around the world, Rob provided a unique and compelling session."
"Our partners loved Rob's insight . . . direct, surprising, informative, entertaining and relevant were some of the words used to describe his presentation."
"Rob provided a great presentation to our group and really nailed the key messaging that he was briefed on."
"Key messages succinctly delivered and catered well to an audience of international participants."
"Relevant, compelling and drove home the real work that needs to be done."
Queensland Rail