Cultivating Leadership for a Thriving World

Healthy Soil → Healthy Plants → Healthy People → Healthy Planet

We provide leadership development to raise your awareness, unleash your potential and transform your aspirations into action that regenerates soil health, and ultimately, human health.

Welcome to the Institute of Regenerative Leadership

We work with the people who grow and supply the world’s food. We formed the institute in 2020 with a clear purpose in mind. We committed to simultaneously regenerate the health of people and our planet through enhanced soil health and safer, more nutritious food.

Soil is not dirt. It is a living, breathing entity that hosts an unimaginable complexity of microbial activities to grow healthy plants. Human health and planetary health are interconnected and both depend on the health of our soil to thrive.

“Look after soil and the plants will look after us.” Matthew Evans – Soil.

After nearly a century of soil abuse, we are now in crisis. Environmental destruction; a rapidly changing climate; an inability to feed ourselves with safe, nutritious food; and chronic and debilitating health conditions steadily on the rise are just some of the challenges we all face.

A lack of integrity in the way we manage our soil is at the source. For too long we focused on quantity over quality and overlooked environmental and social damage. Regenerative Leadership embodies Holistic Management to bring integrity to the ‘whole under management’ and considers environmental, social and financial matters equally.

You are here because you want to positively impact yourself and your environment. We are here to empower you with the management proficiency and leadership capability to lead yourself and fulfil your vision for a better world.

To lead others, we must first lead ourself. We transform and the world shifts around us.

About Us

We are leadership development coaches and workshop facilitators. Together we transform leaders and ventures to create positive global impact for a thriving world.


We offer programs to support the development of you and your team. Book into an upcoming program or engage us to tailor a program to suit your needs.

How We Help

We focus on solutions. We work with individuals and organisations to maximise your potential, grow and build effective teams and help you accomplish your goals.

A Regenerative Leader is:

“A visionary who is values driven.  They are clear what their higher purpose is – to leave earth in a better state then they found it – and they take actions consistent with this higher purpose.  They are committed to improve how things are done.”

“Humble and open. They are compassionate, empathic and forgiving and they influence and nurture their relationships to form highly collaborative teams.”

“Highly aware of their impact on people and the impact of the people they surround themselves with. They are aware of their business impact on the community, the environment and the world. “

“Vulnerable, courageous, resilient and resolute in their beliefs and what they are committed to even when they face criticism, ridicule and personal attack.”

“Open-minded and has a growth mindset. They are curious and committed to life-long learning and seek out better, holistic ways to accomplish tasks and goals. They are agile, adaptable and willing to change.”

“Responsible and a catalyst for change. They don’t hide from their past mistakes, rather they take ownership and are empowered to act and use their influence to empower others to bring about real positive change. “

Integrity in Business: Entrepreneurs Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa

About Us

We have worked together in leadership development since 2019. We focus on transforming leaders and teams to create positive global impact for a thriving world.

Get In Touch

Let’s have a conversation about how we can help you and your organisation to thrive!

How we help

How we help

We focus on solutions not problems. We support you and your organisation to reach your potential, grow and build effective teams and accomplish your goals.


The Being Profile is a world-first ontological tool that assesses the health of your relationship with 31 ways of being, such as courage and confidence, that are essential for success in every area of your life, and especially your leadership.


Positive psychology is defined as the focus on what is right with people, including happiness, wellbeing, and human strengths. This suggests interventions based on positive psychology work to improve people’s wellbeing to create a happy, fulfilling and thriving life.


Our intelligence (IQ) might get us through school but it is our emotional intelligence or EQ that gets us through life. Unfortunately, for many of us, developing our emotional intelligence is something we ignore yet it is vital to so many areas of our life.


A strength is a pre-existing capacity for a particular way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is authentic and energising to the user, and enables optimal functioning, development and performance. Managing your strengths is critical in your performance.

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Client Reviews

“In my personal capacity, it is with confidence that I highly recommend Barb and Bernard. Thank you Barb, for helping me step into my authentic style of gentle leadership from which I can more powerfully bring societal, environmental and economic healing to our world.”

Fiona West, Shire of Broome Councillor

“I engaged Bernard to coach me around the difficult aspects of my business that I would prefer to shove under the rug. One session at a time he was able to see where I was hesitating and honed in to recommend swift and clever action. It was action that made all the difference. Bernard has an insightful and creative thinking style. He asks really smart questions, the kind that challenge and get results with great clarity.”

Helen Robinet, Leadership and Confidence Coach, Melbourne, Victoria
“Late in 2020, we participated in the leadership development program offered by the Institute of Regenerative Leadership. Since then I have worked with Barb and this has given me the confidence I needed to move forward. Barb’s guidance has helped me clear the blockages as they have come up and kept me moving forward toward what I am committed to.”

Rod Butler, Regenerative Farmer

“Working with Bernard I learnt to face up to my fears, building my confidence, commitment, courage, and purpose to step from the known into the less familiar. With Bernard’s coaching I developed my assertiveness and put in place new agreements with my husband that gave me time and space to pursue things that are important to me. This created a greater partnership with my husband as we move into our next phase of life.”

Katrina Butler, Teacher and Trainer, Perenjori, WA

“Bernard’s coaching supported me to clarify the direction of my leadership development, conquer my struggle with goal setting and allowed me to regain my power over my own success. Bernard asked direct questions that needed to be asked and that challenged my perspectives. I will return to my session notes time and time again and have no doubt they will continue to inspire me to be a better leader.”

Paula Johnston, Chief Financial Officer, Newcastle, NSW

“Bernard provided me with coaching when I was setting up an architect office partnership with a senior mentor.  The office workload was increasing rapidly. Bernard’s coaching assisted me to expand our team from 2 – 4 architects, to improve office communication and to establish effective time structures contributing to the delivery of projects of high quality, within budget and on time.”

Ally Mackenzie, Architect, Northam, WA

“I have gained friends who, like me, are actively pursuing goals that add great value to the community. Knowing I have ongoing support and encouragement from inspirational people who are visionary, courageous and at the cutting edge empowers me immensely in my own pursuits to realise my vision.”

Craig Mathieson, Margaret River, WA

“One of the most insightful courses I have ever done because it covered the professional and the personal. I would like to have ongoing stages of the Local Leadership Program to continue learning, growing, sharing and connecting with Australia and the world through networks.”

Dawn Thompson, Broome, WA

“Bernard’s coaching was insightful, supportive and at times confronting, which was just what I needed to continue my journey of personal and professional growth. While working with him, I was able to look more deeply at areas of my life where I was not performing or being fully authentic, and he empowered me to make some hard decisions aimed at moving things forward.”

Caroline New, Executive Leadership Coach, Sydney, NSW

“I engaged Barb in 2020 as a leadership coach to assist me with the new business direction to help women get a seat on a board. What’s great about Barb is her ability to listen deeply and hear what is not being said. She challenged me to lift my game to a whole new level. She’s smart, fast and she’s on my team. Highly recommend her as a partner to lift your game to the next level.”

Helen Robinet, Leadership & Confidence Coach, Melbourne

“I have loved that our facilitator has been precise with the delivery… A program like this requires a ‘’real human’’ to deliver this. If one pretends their life is perfect, I think I would have seen this as fake and not learned as much as I have…my facilitator was open, honest and real.”

Robin Naylor, Williams, WA

“Before coaching with Bernard, I lacked the courage to ask the difficult questions in my personal and business life. I tended to avoid confrontation and I used to pretend I didn’t need the help, or I would ignore the issue and hope it would just go away. Bernard’s coaching supported me to develop my courage and assertiveness and crack through my numbness and fears. I’m now open to contribution from my business partners.”

Nathan Adams, Entrepreneur, Augusta, WA

“Barb is an insightful and masterful coach who can hold the space for a deep conversation. Working with Barb has allowed me to safely release trauma which helped me to transform an area of my life for good. Now I can move on and start a new phase of life with freedom and joy. I can highly recommend Barb as a coach.”

Jacqueline Hofste, Principle Leadership Coach, Sydney

“Bernard helped me grapple with everything from self-doubt to recreating my future direction. He brings his unique way of looking at the issue under discussion never failing to have the courage to speak his mind. This is something I find refreshing and very valuable when grappling with my own self-doubts and concerns.”

John Williams, Coach and Big Picture Thinker, Brisbane, QLD
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