Michael Bunting has worked in the field of leadership development, organisational development, leadership research and leadership program design and development for more than 15 years. He is the founder and managing director of WorkSmart – a company that supports the development of conscious business leaders.

Michael has lived and worked in three different countries and launched two other successful businesses in addition to WorkSmart. He has an honours degree in Business Administration and a post‐graduate diploma in psychotherapy, and is currently a guest lecturer in the University of Sydney’s award winning Executive MBA program. He is also co-author of Extraordinary Leadership in Australia-New Zealand with Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner.

Michael and his team typically work with organisations over the long term and specialise in developing world‐class leaders and leadership cultures that make a measurable difference to engagement, talent attraction and retention, and overall profitability. Over the past decade Michael and his colleagues have worked with many well‐known organisations in Australia and New Zealand including Abbott Australasia, AbbVie Australasia, Broadcast Australia, Broad Construction Services, BOS International, Cantarella Brothers, Capital Finance, Centrelink, Commonwealth Bank, Elanco Australia New Zealand, Eli Lilly Australia, Greens General Foods, Hilti Australia, Hutchison Telecoms, iNova Pharmaceuticals, Leighton Contractors, Macquarie Bank, Mizuho Bank, Novartis Australia, Nutrimetics Australia New Zealand, Newcastle City Council, Ogilvy Worldwide PR, PwC Australia and New Zealand, SAI Global and TFE Hotels.