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

Rob Redenbach has transferred the strategies of personal protection to leadership and resilience.
Drawing from experiences that include working with Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard team in South Africa and providing armed protection to aid-workers in the Middle East, Rob’s unique perspective has seen him featured in publications ranging from Business Review Weekly to Virgin Airlines’ inflight magazine, Voyeur.
In addition to tailoring keynotes and workshops for business leaders, special forces and law enforcement agencies, Rob has performed sell out talks at the Edinburgh Fringe and in July 2024 he will be performing at the Sydney Opera House.
A master 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.” All profits from The Promise are donated to Cor Infinitus – a veteran-led charity that provides dignity and respect to those that have served Australia and taken their own life.  
A former member of the ADF, Rob’s post-military qualifications include a Master of Arts (with Distinction) in Terrorism, Safety and Security from CSU. He has also studied Family Mediation and Dispute Resolution at Bond University and completed Executive Education at Harvard.
Leadership Without Rank (1-4 hours)
Rob Redenbach’s Leadership Without Rank helps existing and emerging leaders to bridge the gap between mere authority and genuine leadership.
Interactive, challenging and fun, Leadership Without Rank casts fresh light on: 
  • Adaptability
  • Behavioural Change
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Resilience & Confidence 

Boost Juice, Commonwealth Bank, Fuji Xerox, LG Electronics, Toyota and Unilever are some of the groups that have benefited from this proven method of personal and professional development.

Conversations With Mandela (50 minute keynote)

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 Australian nightclub security to working in South Africa with the bodyguard team of Nelson Mandela. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as Conversations With Mandela provides unforgettable insights into one of the 20th century’s most celebrated leaders.

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