ABOUT LEANNE

Leanne Faraday-Brash, Principal Consultant


Leanne Faraday-Brash BA Hons (Melb) MMgmt MAPS, FAIM, CAHRI, CSP is an Organisational Psychologist, speaker, executive coach, facilitator and mediator with extensive experience in leadership development, culture, change and workplace justice. Whilst Leanne consults in a range of areas, the common thread is the emphasis on improving organisational effectiveness and workplace climate for all staff to catalyse performance and promote organisational health and wellbeing. For more information, download the E-brochure here:

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Leanne has spent over 25 years developing individuals in leadership and management skills and the past 20 years as Principal Consultant of Brash Consulting servicing clients with a presence here and abroad. She is co-founder of the Workplace Justice Consortium and has presented in Europe, Asia, America, the Middle East and across Australia.

The name of our consulting practice, Brash Consulting, is no accident. Leanne is frank and fearless in the advice she gives her executive clients as their own people may not always tell them what they need to hear. Leanne recognises that leaders can become “prisoners of their own elevation” and need a trusted adviser who will call it as they see it. Leanne understands the psychology of motivation and what needs to be in place for people to follow through and enact set goals. She is obsessed with the difference between ‘wishful intent’ and ‘true intent’ and believes the only way we really demonstrate true intent is through our actions.

Leanne has facilitated breakthroughs in interpersonal behaviours, team dynamics, culture and work relationships for some of Australia’s largest and most prestigious companies. Her blue chip and iconic client organisations include AXA, Standard and Poors, Thomson Reuters, Nike, Holden, NAB, ANZ, Mercedes Benz, University of Melbourne, Monash University and Telstra. She has facilitated key strategic planning initiatives, corporate conferences, major change initiatives and team development workshops requiring deep facilitation for both private and public sector clients. She has vast experience working with government and universities.

As an expert in the domain she calls “workplace justice”, Leanne advises on procedural fairness and ethical treatment of staff, runs staff briefings and EEO workshops, facilitates case conferences, mediates and investigates discrimination, harassment and workplace bullying-related grievances. Such is the distinctly entertaining, transformative and compelling way she approaches education and attitudinal change in this space, she has been dubbed the “Judith Lucy of Equal Opportunity”.

Leanne is an approved media spokesperson for the College of Organisational Psychologists and has appeared on radio, television and extensively in broadsheet news publications including The Australian, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and business magazines including CEO Magazine, Human Capital, In the Black, HR Monthly, Australian Construction, AFR Boss and National Safety Magazine for which she has been a regular contributor to the Ask the Expert column.

Leanne is one of a very small number of Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) with Professional Speakers Australia. The CSP designation is the highest speaking accreditation awarded internationally. She has been twice nominated for NSAA’s Educator of the Year Award and for Keynote of the Year Award.

Leanne has a Master’s degree in Management, a Bachelor of Arts (Psych Hons) from the University of Melbourne and specialist qualifications in Family Therapy and Workplace Training. She is formally accredited in the use of several psychometric tools including the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), Team Management Index (TMI), Genos Emotional Intelligence Instrument and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Leanne Faraday-Brash, Principal Consultant


Leanne Faraday-Brash BA Hons (Melb) MMgmt MAPS, FAIM, CAHRI, CSP is an Organisational Psychologist, speaker, executive coach, facilitator and mediator with extensive experience in leadership development, culture, change and workplace justice. Whilst Leanne consults in a range of areas, the common thread is the emphasis on improving organisational effectiveness and workplace climate for all staff to catalyse performance and promote organisational health and wellbeing.



Leanne has spent over 25 years developing individuals in leadership and management skills and the past 20 years as Principal Consultant of Brash Consulting servicing clients with a presence here and abroad. She is co-founder of the Workplace Justice Consortium and has presented in Europe, Asia, America, the Middle East and across Australia.

The name of our consulting practice, Brash Consulting, is no accident. Leanne is frank and fearless in the advice she gives her executive clients as their own people may not always tell them what they need to hear. Leanne recognises that leaders can become “prisoners of their own elevation” and need a trusted adviser who will call it as they see it. Leanne understands the psychology of motivation and what needs to be in place for people to follow through and enact set goals. She is obsessed with the difference between ‘wishful intent’ and ‘true intent’ and believes the only way we really demonstrate true intent is through our actions.

Leanne has facilitated breakthroughs in interpersonal behaviours, team dynamics, culture and work relationships for some of Australia’s largest and most prestigious companies. Her blue chip and iconic client organisations include AXA, Standard and Poors, Thomson Reuters, Nike, Holden, NAB, ANZ, Mercedes Benz, University of Melbourne, Monash University and Telstra. She has facilitated key strategic planning initiatives, corporate conferences, major change initiatives and team development workshops requiring deep facilitation for both private and public sector clients. She has vast experience working with government and universities.

As an expert in the domain she calls “workplace justice”, Leanne advises on procedural fairness and ethical treatment of staff, runs staff briefings and EEO workshops, facilitates case conferences, mediates and investigates discrimination, harassment and workplace bullying-related grievances. Such is the distinctly entertaining, transformative and compelling way she approaches education and attitudinal change in this space, she has been dubbed the “Judith Lucy of Equal Opportunity”.

Leanne is an approved media spokesperson for the College of Organisational Psychologists and has appeared on radio, television and extensively in broadsheet news publications including The Australian, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and business magazines including CEO Magazine, Human Capital, In the Black, HR Monthly, Australian Construction, AFR Boss and National Safety Magazine for which she has been a regular contributor to the Ask the Expert column.

Leanne is one of a very small number of Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) with Professional Speakers Australia. The CSP designation is the highest speaking accreditation awarded internationally. She has been twice nominated for NSAA’s Educator of the Year Award and for Keynote of the Year Award.

Leanne has a Master’s degree in Management, a Bachelor of Arts (Psych Hons) from the University of Melbourne and specialist qualifications in Family Therapy and Workplace Training. She is formally accredited in the use of several psychometric tools including the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), Team Management Index (TMI), Genos Emotional Intelligence Instrument and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.