Ian Schubach was born and raised in South Africa, immigrated to Australia in October 2000, and now lives in Sydney his wife Yasmin and two young daughters Paula and Gina.Ian is an owner and director of Peak Teams, a leadership consultancy. He uses his experience as an African safari guide, mountaineer, and facilitator to create more effective leaders and teams.Ian has built leadership capacity in organisations since 1996, and has designed and facilitated leadership events in Australia, Europe, South Africa and the United States.Ian’s passions include animal tracking, kayaking and photography.
At Peak Teams we focus on ensuring that clients generate the maximum return on investment for their conferences, meetings and events.
We design and deliver a range of powerful learning and development experiences.
Each of these events blends our expert facilitation skills with innovative content, interactive learning tools and personal storytelling.
Our key point of difference is the fact that we don’t just talk about it, we do it.
Every member of our team has achieved success by overcoming adversity and managing constant change.
Some of these achievements include reaching the summit of Mt Everest, leading teams on safari in the African bush and surfing the biggest waves on the planet.
Peak Teams can help your organisations succeed during times of change and this is achieved by;
We ENGAGE audiences by creating a learning environment that is fun, relevant and highly interactive.
We ALIGN teams and leaders through best practice facilitation skills and customised content.
We ENABLE individuals, teams and leaders with practical tools and techniques to succeed in times of change.
We INSPIRE people with our personal stories of overcoming adversity and change.
Africa contains some of the most complex and competitive ecosystems on the planet. The animals that live within this ecosystem are subject to rapid change and intense competition. Ian identified the habits and behaviours that give each species the competitive advantage they need to thrive in even the most hostile conditions.In his presentation, The Nature of Success, Ian explores how business teams can learn from the behaviours and characteristics of the following leaders of the wild to create sustained success in difficult environments.
• Lion - Teamwork
• Elephant -Communication
• Leopard - Adaptation
• Giraffe - Leadership
Ian combines personal stories with spectacular images in his presentation, which provides enormous benefits that will relate to both the work place and the home.
Thank you for presenting the most relevant and practical workshop I have ever attended, which was both inspirational and motivational. I remember all the messages from the session and have applied them immediately upon my return to work.
Thousands of people could talk to us about values and teamwork, but you actually showed us and let us experience it for ourselves. The response has been very positive; the participants immediately applied the learning’s on an individual and team level. This visually impressive program was one of the best we've ever seen.
It was amazing to observe the team moving from the start of the day where they were visibly acting as individuals, then small teams, moving to a 'one team' approach. This has been brilliant, and has transferred back to the office, with everyone being a lot more open and communicative. VERY EFFECTIVE INDEED.
Commonwealth Bank Australia
The Peak Teams exercise was brilliant and like nothing I have experienced in 20 years in retail. Our people felt connected to the experience and gained real insight into the value of diverse skills in the team.
Telstra Customer Sales and Service Conference
A brilliant concept that was fun and very instructive. I learned a lot about myself and the fact that limitations are applied by ‘self’ and are not born from others.
Westpac Banking Corporation