What Sets Us Apart

It is our…

•   ability to facilitate in a way that enables participant’s to own the learning.
•   ability to coach leaders and teams in the workplace….to make change happen.
•   ability to custom design and customize programs and initiatives so they fit your organisation and your people.
•   ability to incorporate highly innovative and effective experiential learning tools and to use
action learning to effect and embed change.
•   ability to design and deliver outdoor-adventure based programs that are safe and incredibly
powerful. We have been leading this field for 20+ years.
•   ability to connect with people at all levels. We keep it REAL.
•   experience, sincerity, humility and absolute passion for building Sustainable High Performance in individuals, teams and across your organisation.

Unique Points of Difference

Outdoor Learning Laboratory
In the early 1990’s Synergy was itself an emerging leader in the field of outdoor experiential and adventure based learning.
After travelling widely in Australia and the US we began building our own private Learning Laboratory on a magnificent 2000 acre natural canvas in the magnificent Numinbah Valley (Gold Coast Hinterland).
20 years on this property still presents as largely untouched natural forest, complete with rainforest, cliff-line, caves and magnificent views. The truth is that hidden in our forest is an amazing world of personal and team challenges that provide an unequalled menu for innovative program design.

Our Challenge Activity Design Menu:

  • Team Problem Solving Challenges
  • Major Project Scenarios
  • Emergency Response Scenarios
  • Low and High Ropes
  • Flying fox ….long and spectacular.
  • Caving
  • Abseiling
  • Rockclimbing
  • Canoeing / Raft Building / Hinze Dam
  • Hiking / Expedition Options….numerous including the National Trail and Kokoda Track.
  • Access to Lamington National Park
  • Base Camp
  • Personal Solo sites
  • Log Circles / Discussion Areas
Sustainable High Performance needs to be both learned and practiced!
There is no place like this in SE Qld…no place with the same possibilities, impact and beauty! If you want a development program your people will remember forever this is the location.
Experiential Learning
Experiential learning is not a complex concept. It simply means taking the time to reflect and learn from events that one has experienced. In this fast paced world it is more relevant than ever. It is a core competency for any organisation seeking to create and embed the habits of Sustainable High Performance.

  • The practise of experiential learning can be applied anywhere there is a desire for improvement and positive change.
  • This makes it a critical tool as we enter a new era in performance that is increasing about relationships, promises and trust.
  • Bottomline…in today’s world you are either learning and progressing or regressing and dying – there’s no standing still.
  • Experiential Learning is at the heart of improved decision making and stakeholder engagement.

While experiential learning has been practised by humans for millennia – it took a psychologist named Kolb to formulate a model:



Ontological Coaching
Ontological Coaching is an extraordinarily powerful methodology for effecting real change at the individual, team and organisational level. It is highly effective because it is based on a new practical understanding of the power of language, moods and conversations for behavioural and cultural transformation.
Learning and Change
In a world of increasing complexity and uncertainty, generated by what seems like relentless and accelerating change, coping effectively and living a meaningful life have become central issues in our everyday existence. Dealing with these issues requires learning and addressing a critical question: “What learning is necessary to live and work well?”
Ontological coaches are skilful facilitators of profound learning that generates genuine transformation and more powerful and constructive ways of engaging with different aspects of life and work.
In a world of constant and relentless change, we are faced with the challenge to continually re-invent ourselves so that we can successfully adapt to novel and unpredictable circumstances. Ontological Coaching supports people to become more powerful Observers, capable of not only taking more effective action, but also for becoming more self-generating as learners to meet the imperative for the continual development of flexible modes of thinking.
Development Tools & Instruments
We incorporate a number of high quality Diagnostic / 360 degree Feedback, and Style Insight Tools. These include:

  • Human Synergistics / LSi / OCI / Leadership Impact etc
  • Leadership Stlye Profiles
  • Leadership Effectiveness Assessments
  • Birkman
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • DiSC Personal Style Profile
  • TMP / Team Management Profile
  • Belbin
  • Skills Scope 360
  • Emotional Intelligence Indicators / Assessments.
Our Mobility
While we have some amazing and unique resources at our private Learning Laboratory we often travel to resort and remote locations to deliver development programs and Coaching. Going mobile is no issue. Our experience means we can literally step off a plane and run a fantastic program in practically any location.


Outdoor Learning Laboratory


Experiential Learning


Ontological Coaching