Meet your instructor

Martin Probst's Bio:

Martin is a #1 International Bestselling author, awarded Learning Professional of the Year at the 2019 Australian Learning Impact Awards. The founder and CEO (Chief Education Officer) at PROfound Leadership, recognised as one of the ‘Top 10 Leadership Development Training/Coaching Companies’ in Asia Pacific, has extensive experience teaching human-centred leadership skills to many individuals and organisations across Australia and around the globe.

Martin’s endeavour to make a lasting impact in the Learning & Development space has seen him spending well over 20 years travelling the world, studying the field of self-development and human potential. He understands what it means to work in pressured environments and the importance of becoming the best at what you do. His background and experience working with a wide variety of cultures and range of industries include: Education, Hospitality, Recruitment, Procurement, Retail, Finance, Compliance, IT, Marketing, and more.

This deep knowledge and understanding enables rapid rapport and trust to develop. He is Master Certified in numerous facilitation styles and personal transformation modalities, and is an all-round nice guy with an infectious laugh.

His mission to maximise human potential and achieve peak performance in a supportive environment have led to:

  • Working in different industries on 6 continents for over 30 years
  • Certified Learning Facilitator (Institute for Learning & Performance) and other modalities
  • Designing and delivering almost 300 workshops and speaking engagements
  • Teaching over 10 years in formal education
  • Facilitating well over 1,000 hours of one-on-one coaching sessions
  • Authoring 8 Australian and international books, audio books and leadership journal
  • Serving as an adviser and member on various committees & boards


2022 Wyndham Business Awards
Service Micro Finalist

2020 Top 10 Leadership DevelopmentMartin Probst Awards
Training/Coaching Companies in APAC

2020 Asia Pacific Learning Impact Awards
Finalist Learning Solution of the Year (External)

2019 Australian Learning Impact Awards

2019 Wyndham Business Awards
Professional Services Small Finalist
Today, Martin teaches human-centred leadership paths to many people and organisations in Australia and around the globe. He is known for skilfully guiding his diverse clientele towards full potential through his simple-yet-effective and solution-based leadership strategies, so they can successfully deal with any challenges in their professional lives.

“Martin made complex topics simple. Thank you, Martin, truly. I learned a lot. You’re a very wise, kind, passionate, excellent teacher.”

Ben McKinnon | Education Strategist & Systems Manager

Meet the company behind the content

What we stand for

All course content and strategies are brought to you by PROfound Leadership, a company that has been named


PROfound Leadership's Learning & Development programs have been successful in promoting greater confidence and heightened leadership skills in individuals and teams, enabling them to make smarter choices and achieve significantly and measurably better outcomes. The award-winning learning impact empowers organisations, teams and individuals around the globe through effective and proven leadership strategies, to unleash maximum potential and succeed in an ever-changing environment.

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Our vision & mission

Our VISION is to strengthen organisations through human-centred leadership and positively transform their future and generations to come.

Our MISSION is to empower organisations, teams and individuals with effective and proven leadership strategies and unleash their full potential to succeed in an ever-changing environment.

We do this by:

  • Challenging the Status Quo and providing new perspectives
  • Educating and empowering individuals to find their authentic leadership style
  • Building greater confidence, so individuals, teams and organisations can make smarter choices and achieve better outcomes

Our values

  • Client Performance & Success

    Without you, we wouldn’t exist. Our first priority is to ensure that with every interaction you progress further ahead in transforming your organisation. This isn’t just because it makes us happy and proud, but more importantly so you can have a positive impact on generations to come through enhanced leadership skills.

  • Excellence & Accountability

    Your needs come first in everything we do, which is why we commit to life-long learning, continuous improvement and a best practice approach to guarantee our programs’ quality. We deliver excellence, efficiency and award-winning learning impact, so that each experience with us is positive and effective. This includes every event or coaching session you organise or attend, online training course you enrol in, video you watch, blog post you read, and every email you receive.

  • Business Relations & Integrity

    Our focus is on long-term commitments to build and foster strong business relationships that are built on a foundation of integrity and open communication to achieve sustainable win-win outcomes.

Many successful businesses

trust in our leadership strategies

Procurement Australia
Crown Resorts
Victory Offices
Delaware north
Committee for Wyndham
Melbourne City Institute of Education
Cacao Chocolates
Australian HR Institute
Builders Academy Australia
Airport Retail Enterprises
Boxhill Institute
Australian Council for Private Education and Traning
Flow Power
Asia Pacific Institute of Learning and Performance
Rotary International
Wyndham City Council
The Law Society of New South Wales
The CEO Institute
VET Development Centre
Bureau Veritas

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