Rob Redenbach

Leadership Coach, Author & Keynote Speaker

Rob Redenbach is a leadership coach and the author of What I Didn't Learn at Harvard. A former member of the Australian Defence Force and British Special Forces, he studied dispute resolution at Bond University and completed Executive Education at Harvard. In demand as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Rob delivers practical tools for improving communication, teamwork and resilience.

Rob's success as an author and leadership coach has seen him featured in a range of media outlets, including; the ABC's Midday Report, Business Review Weekly, Qantas Radio, Sky News and Sunrise.

As the founder of Leadership Without Rank, Rob has spoken at hundreds of corporate events and provided pro-bono services for not-for-profit agencies, including International Assistance Mission (Afghanistan), UNICEF (Kenya) and Starlight Children's Foundation (Australia).

He has taught his own system of defensive tactics to the bodyguard team of Nelson Mandela in South Africa and provided close personal protection to aid-workers in Iraq.

Rob was awarded an ASM for his service in South East Asia with the Australian Defence Force and received a Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in his Master of Arts (Terrorism, Safety and Security) from Charles Sturt University.

Rob Redenbach speaks about:

Baghdad and Beyond - Blending humour and hard facts, this 50-minute keynote brings to life the experiences described in What I Didn't Learn at Harvard. Typical feedback includes:
"Rob captured the audience by sharing real experiences, with successes and failures, as he 're-wrote his script' in times of transition and change. This was a powerful message that the team enjoyed listening to and learning from for their personal and professional lives." Internal Audit & Advisory, BHP Billiton

Leadership Without Rank - This workshop can be adapted to suit time frames ranging from 90 minutes to four hours. Interactive and thought-provoking, Leadership Without Rank equips existing and emerging leaders with practical tools for improving communication, teamwork and resilience.


Client testimonials

The way Rob interacted with our team of 350 staff was tremendous. You could have heard a pin drop from the time he walked on stage until his closing. The feedback post his presentation has been first rate . . . humorous, great message, entertaining, real . . . all very positive. We really enjoyed his involvement.


Rob immediately hit the ground running, capturing and holding the group's attention from start to finish . . . not bad considering the broad demographic in the room. Rob was effectively able to deliver his address drawing in parallels to our market with a blend of humour and his own inspiring experiences.

Dunlop Foams

Our entire team loved Rob's Streetwise Leadership workshop. It was an invaluable reminder to all of our managers to constantly re-evaluate their attitude and behaviours and most importantly to avoid complacency.

The WorkPac Group

Redenbach’s workshop was a first-class introduction on how to manage both organisational and personal security and has helped our organisation identify threats and manage risk more effectively. Highly recommend.

IAM Afghanistan

Rob is one of those few presenters who can entertain, inspire and educate an audience . . . simultaneously!

Lumley Life

The passion, commitment and real-life experiences Rob outlined can be directly incorporated into our business to make a DIFFERENCE!

Pioneer Construction Material Pty Ltd.

The team found the content interesting, enjoyable, and most importantly, valuable. Most were surprised by how (as salespeople) they could relate to, and gain value from, something a ‘trained killer’ had to say! If anyone is looking for a keynote presentation which has valuable messages, I would not hesitate to recommend you.

Interactive Pty Ltd

Rob Redenbach's presentation was by far one of the more inspiring and impactful messages delivered to our team in a very long time. Rob’s opening immediately caught the attention of our 120 delegation and with ease he successfully opened the door to his world. His message delivered great focus on the importance of thinking out side the square, emphasising the importance of adjusting, adapting and achieving our goals and missions through thinking differently and working smarter. Rob's interaction with delegates intensified his presentation, making the experience real. His personable nature and professionalism is definitely a key element to making his presentation memorable and meaningful. Thanks Rob for a job well done – and for opening our eyes to the bigger picture!

LG Electronics

Rob Redenbach's facilitation allows the learning process to unfold at a rate paced to the individual and the team, creating a unique connection between learning outcomes and their application within the business environment. I personally commend Rob to organisations seeking to redefine their leadership courage in today’s fast-paced commercial world.


We just completed the YPO-WPO Global Leadership Summit, in which Rob was a speaker. On an agenda filled with the 'best of the best' from around the world, Rob provided a unique and compelling session, and left the audience wanting more. I would highly recommend Rob as a speaker for any senior level audience, and would work with him again whenever given a chance. In addition to effective, he's a great guy, friendly and easy to work with.

President and CEO at The Learning Studio, Inc.