Rob Redenbach

Streetwise Leader, Author & Keynote Speaker

Rob Redenbach has enjoyed a formidable career that has seen him grow from a security expert into a leadership coach. Along the way, he has taught unarmed combat to Nelson Mandela's bodyguard team in South Africa and provided security to aid-workers in the Middle East.

Now also a popular MC and public speaker, Rob mixes humour with hard facts as he tells the story of his life. In doing so, he entertains, educates and inspires his audiences across Australia.

Rob has now told his story to thousands of people. Groups that have benefited from his books and live presentations include Boost Juice, Fuji Xerox, ING Direct, LJ Hooker, Optus, Seagate Technologies and Toyota.

More about Rob Redenbach:

A former member of the Australian Defence Force, Rob has a Master of Arts (in Terrorism, Safety and Security) from the Australian Graduate School of Policing, Charles Sturt University. He has also studied Mediation and Dispute Resolution at Bond University and completed Executive Education at Harvard. His autobiography, What I Didn't Learn at Harvard, was described by Peter FitzSimons as a ‘Tour de force!' and is now in its 22nd print run.

Rob Redenbach speaks about:

Path of Least Resistance - A master storyteller, Rob blends humour and hard facts to provide powerful insights into reducing conflict and building trust.

Rob's Path of Least Resistance keynote works equally well as a plenary keynote or an entertaining after-dinner speech. 


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.