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WHAT WE DO

EXPERTISE

Strategic Planning

We have extensive experience in working with clients to facilitate their strategic thinking and define, design and develop custom learning programs that address their strategic leadership objectives.

Sales Capability

We help client teams improve client engagement skills and behaviours - building deeper client relationships, understanding client needs and problems, providing valuable insights, and facilitating great client meetings are just some of the core capabilities we offer.

Leadership Development

An award winning Leadership Program based on the principles of ‘Issues Based Learning™’, with a focus on strategic and commercial understanding; Leading teams through change and driving high performance; and Leading customer centric teams.

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Ben Larkey

Ben Larkey is one of Australia’s most versatile and experienced leadership and sales development professionals. As the founder and head facilitator of Learning Republic and Issues Based Learning™, Ben has more than 25 years’ experience working with individuals and companies that shape our world.

DANCING WITH AN OCTOPUS.

USING THE OCTOPUS METAPHOR, BEN PLAYFULLY
RECOGNISES AND EXPLORES THE CHALLENGES WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT BEHAVIOURS AND CHARACTERISTICS.
HARNESSING A PERSON’S POTENTIAL, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL IS LIKE TRYING TO DANCE WITH AN OCTOPUS.

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THE LEARNCAST

​Learn a lot from a selection of short interviews with real leaders facing real issues.

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How to manage anxiety when expected to perform.

Performance Anxiety / 4:19min

How to get and manage feedback.

Feedback / 7:49min

How to stay true to yourself when partnering with others.

Self Awareness / 5:55min

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WHO WE WORK WITH

Banking Institutions

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Professional Services

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Energy Sector

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Government

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Education & Technology

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FMCG

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TESTIMONIALS

General Manager, Big 4 Banking Institution Australia

I have had the greatest pleasure and privilege of working with Ben Larkey as my Executive Coach for the past 4 years. Ben’s ongoing coaching engagement has helped drive stronger self-awareness around leadership style and also an opportunity to discuss the attributes of the leader I am working towards. Ben will always ask considered open questions and overlay strategies and toolkit approaches to develop a method, solving for situational challenges and opportunities, essentially bringing the theory to life.

Ben is an authentic leader who brings positive energy to whatever the task is at hand. His wit, humor, and structure is a stand out.

Learning and Organisational Development Manager, Global FMCG Group

Our organisation has partnered with Learning Republic over many years in the design, development and facilitation of our key Leadership programs. We are extremely proud of our Leadership Programs, notably winning the ‘Best Leadership Development Program’ in the 2016 Australian HR Awards! Our programs have had, and continue to have, significant impact to our organisation and the development of our leader capability.

Learning and Development Manager, Global Consulting Firm

Learning Republic has worked with our consultants to develop their business development capability and confidence. Our consultants have appreciated Ben’s Issues Based coaching sessions and his encouragement to stretch beyond their comfort zone. Our organisation values Ben’s emphasis on performance uplift, his genuine interest in our business, and his ability to apply his business knowledge to coaching discussions.

Head of Commercial Sales Centre, Big 4 Banking Institution Australia

Leveraging Learning Republic’s Leadership Toolkit and energetic facilitaton approach meant that we were able to get to the heart of our issues quickly. This was instrumental to the success of our offsite and the development of a clear strategy for our teams. Ben demonstrated a unique ability to build rapport and understand our people and the business and to develop solutions for us that enabled real clarity and real change.