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Rob Redenbach  

Authority on Communication, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution; Expert on Counter-terrorism & Author

After a successful international career in VIP Protection, Rob Redenbach transferred the strategies of personal security and tactical communication to the business arena.

Drawing from experiences that include working with the bodyguard team of Nelson Mandela in South Africa and providing risk management services in the Middle East, Rob provides compelling insights into leadership, adaptability and how to reduce conflict and improve cooperation.

A Nationally Accredited Mediator, Rob has studied post-graduate law at Bond University’s Dispute Resolution Center and has a Master of Arts (with Distinction) in Terrorism, Safety and Security from Charles Sturt University. He has also completed Executive Education at Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the United States.

Media reviews of Rob’s autobiography “Waveman” included “a great, inspiring and motivating read, with wider audience appeal than it would first seem” and attracted positive coverage in The Financial Review and Sky News Business – among others. Rob is also the author of "What I didn't learn at Harvard," a book about determination, resilience and discovering what really matters.

Corporate executives, special forces officers, project managers, professional educators and small business owners are just some of Rob’s clients who have benefited from his leadership and communication strategies.

Speech Topics

Keynotes & Speaking Topics

Rob Redenbach’s primary keynote presentations are: 7 Leverage Tools and Conversations with Mandela. While the content of the two presentations is different, both incorporate a healthy mix of humour, memorable stories and practical knowledge. Additionally, Rob can tailor his material to suit a particular training objective or conference theme.

7 Leverage Tools

7 Leverage Tools approaches communication and leadership from the perspective that working with, rather than against, human nature leads to a better outcome for everyone involved.

Available in 60 and 90 minute formats, 7 Leverage Tools combines academic rigour with emotional intelligence and streetwise leadership to deliver seven surefire techniques anyone can instantly apply to:

Reduce conflict.

Improve cooperation.

Lead effectively.

If you are serious about improving your ability to influence the attitude and behaviour of people around you, 7 Leverage Tools will give you a significant advantage in any situation that involves leadership, teamwork and communication.

Conversations with Mandela

Rob Redenbach’s Conversations with Mandela brings to life his autobiography “Waveman“, which Peter FitzSimons of the Sydney Morning Herald described as “A tour de force!”

With a unique blend of self-deprecating wit and hard-won wisdom, Rob recounts his extraordinary journey from managing a security company in Papua New Guinea to teaching his own system of self defence to the bodyguards of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela.

A story within a story, Conversations with Mandela will surprise and delight as it provides fascinating insights into one of the great leaders of our time as well as demonstrating the timeless value of qualities such as initiative, adaptability and persistence.

What I didn't Learn at Harvard

Rob Redenbach’s keynote, 'What I Didn’t Learn at Harvard,' delivers a streetwise perspective on leadership and persuasive communication.

Dynamic, down-to-earth and refreshingly funny, this live presentation provides fascinating insights into building respect and influencing behavior.

  • Move from inertia to initiative
  • Harness the tactical advantage of proactive, positive energy
  • Make the most of your knowledge, your skill and your experience
  • Influence with and without words
  • Become a leader in your field – whatever field that may be

If you’re looking for a keynote that will entertain and empower your audience, 'What I Didn’t Learn at Harvard' is the perfect addition to your next conference or staff development session.

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