MEET THE TEAM

Gerard is a world class international facilitator, coach, author and speaker.  His purpose is to challenge and support leaders and teams to develop to their full potential and achieve remarkable results. 

His curiosity about what makes great leadership began in his teenage years, fuelling over 30 years of work and research into psychology, education, strategy, and business. 

 

He has coached, trained, and evaluated thousands of leaders; from frontline supervisors to CEOs across a vast array of industries, formulating deeply insightful views on the why, what and how of leadership.

 

Gerard’s experience is a unique mix of leading from the front himself and advising other leaders.  He is the former Chairman of a fast-growing firm of business psychologists in Asia Pacific, Director of the global consulting firm DDI, and a Senior Manager with Bain & Co.

 

Gerard is an alumnus of Harvard University Kennedy School, Deakin University, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

GERARD PENNA

FOUNDER AND CEO

Anne Boland

Xtraordinary Coach and Facilitator

Anne is a coaching psychologist and highly experienced leadership development professional with Xtraordinary Leaders. Her purpose is to help others realise their own innate wisdom and abilities.

Justin Field

Xtraordinary Facilitator

Justin is a highly experienced leadership development professional with Xtraordinary Leaders. His purpose is to listen and share personal insights and life-changing stories discovered over a lifetime of leading and inspiring others.  

Corinne Nyssen

Xtraordinary Business Manager

Corinne is an experienced practice manager with over 20 years of marketing and business management experience. Her role is to manage the administrative function of the business, communicate with clients and market the Xtraordinary Leaders brand.

ALBY BYERS

Xtraordinary Learning Designer

Alby Byers is a remarkable learning designer who possesses the unique talent of taking words, ideas and concepts, and lays them out on the page to have maximum impact for our workshop clients.

Simon Wood 

Xtraordinary Coach and Facilitator

Simon is a remarkable individual who blends high impact personal presence, with deep compassion, empathy and understanding of human psychology, to have Xtraordinary impact on the leaders we work with.