If you had of told either of us 20, 10 or even five years ago that we would have been publishing a leadership magazine we would have laughed in disbelief. However, a series of serendipitous events led to us publishing The Leadership Review. Firstly, we met almost three years ago, bonding over a social project we were working on together. From there it was a natural development to start collaborating on other projects which combined our skills in business strategy, journalism and public relations.

One of our mutual clients was leadership expert Sonia McDonald, whose unique approach stood out. When we started researching and delving into Sonia’s body of work, it became clear her message had always been one of courageous and kind leadership. Our daily work involves critical thinking, solution strategy and research. Throughout our working lives, we have experienced the best and worst of leadership from politicians to business and community leaders. We now work to give leaders wanting to make a difference in the world a voice by telling their stories authentically and keeping them on track to achieve what are often big hairy, audacious goals. But we are also just citizens of the world, and with the approach of a new decade had questions without answers. We are aunties and mothers while at the same time, nurturing a young workforce. We empathise with the challenges a younger generation face from the environment to economic and disruption across almost every industry.

As Generation Xers, we felt a responsibility to use our skills to try and answer some questions, step into our leadership and help others do the same so generations coming after us will feel our sincere support. Before Christmas we had a discussion, where Sara predicted that 2020 was going to be the decade for courage and climate change was going to be the number one topic. We were already in the midst of a harsh bushfire season, but during the holidays the situation became devastating.

What has become clear among the smoke and ashes is the need for courageous leadership, for generations to work together to problem-solve. The Leadership Review aims to be a platform of unity, opening up dialogue and in our own big hairy, audacious goal being the catalyst for change. So, with the echoes of Sonia McDonald ringing in our ears “Do it!, You will rock it”. Let The Leadership Review journey begin…


Using our journalism skills to put a spotlight on leadership, review lessons learnt, both success and failures while creating conversations that are the catalyst for positive change.


Our vision is to become a source of inspiration, education and knowledge for leaders. We want to stand the test of time, where leaders in 100 years still look forward to the first Sunday of every month for the latest edition.


As we go into 2020 the world faces continual disruption and leadership is being challenged from every angle. We will be your voice of reason, the critical thinkers to provoke thought, expand knowledge and facilitate leadership change.


While we can only live in the now, strategic leadership means we should be looking to the future, leading for the present while learning the lessons of the past.

May’s edition of The Leadership Review marks the first in a series of three issues, exploring the past, present and future of leadership. We begin by looking forward at the biggest challenge of this decade and the way Australian businesses are generating workable solutions to climate change.

In June, we celebrate present leadership, exploring who and what is currently shaping industry, culture and business as we speak. July will see past leadership lessons reviewed, both the good and the bad, reminding ourselves that the only way we ever truly learn as humans, is from our mistakes.

As Autumn found us in the grips of a pandemic, the striking parallels between COVID-19 and climate change became clear, in turn reinvigorating climate action.

The adversities we face now are strengthening aspects of Australian society we didn’t know were vulnerable. Health infrastructure, food supply chains, workforces, and the collapse of travel were just a few. Now, more than ever, leaders are determined to rebuild, creating more robust, sustainable industries, both economically and environmentally.

May’s issue also brings to the foreground the ability of the human spirit, tenacity and innovation to problem solve. As we work to rebuild our economy, we must simultaneously work to reconstruct the planet’s health with the same ferocity and speed we applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rather than regurgitating another climate report or contributing to climate-anxieties, we have enjoyed showcasing Australian businesses and leaders that are solutioning climate change across all sectors. This May, we are challenging the climate narrative, creating a purposeful, practical and positive call to action.

As leaders within ourselves, we need to take the same decisive action to ensure the long-term health of mankind that we have done unanimously to combat COVID-19.




When planning our content, we prioritise three core words at the centre of each decision. Our three P’s; positive, practical and purposeful drive the columnists we choose, the contributor articles we accept and the magazine we produce.


Learning from those that have successfully lead their sector can give you practical insights that will help you excel as a leader. We bring you expert tips and takeaways as well as the power of storytelling which creates learned experiences.


Our team of wellness experts include Doctors, Nutritionists, Psychologists, Fitness experts and many more. Each month we bring you practical advice both in our Editors Pick and paid magazine content on how to maintain your self-care to better lead yourself and others.


We work with an incredible range of professionals and curate their resources in one place. We are about to launch our resources ‘Book Shelf’ page, highlighting the best of Australian speakers, Authors and Coaches through an online platform to help train and upskill yourself and your employees.


The C-suite is a platform for collaborative content that encourages a diversity of opinion underpinned by journalistic integrity and discipline. We have reimagined the C-suite to go beyond a chief, corporate or executive title. Our C-suite is designed for courageous leaders both in themselves and for others who value quality content that stands tall above an era of fake news and misinformation.

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We are very privileged to have an exceptional, growing editorial and columnist team along with world class contributors. They work tirelessly to bring you content that is well researched, grounded in experience and a great storytelling. Here are some that are featured in this month’s magazine.

Johnny Briggs
Indigenous engagement + inclusion
Dr Jo Lukins
Psychologist, Author + Coach
Fred Schebesta
Finder Co-Founder, Author + Speaker


Leadership comes in all different shapes and sizes. Our faces of leadership explores all these dimensions, by bringing you a diverse and inclusive voice from leaders telling their stories. We hope you learn from the lessons they share, embrace your own adversities and are inspired to take your leadership to new heights.


Lead with purpose.