From a half day workshop or keynote presentation to a full service, customised leadership development program, The Bold Effect can ensure you get results and value from your professional development budget.


Using our unique BOLD Model of Leadership Development, we build results oriented, best practice leadership development programs to suit the unique needs of individual industry and businesses.

Save time and money and get real results faster by creating a highly bespoke leadership program which ensures that your industry or organisation has the skilled, knowledgeable and well networked leaders needed to navigate change and build a sustainable future.

  • Develop contemporary leadership and management skills that are relevant to the role, industry and company
  • Learn by doing, coaching, mentoring and action based learning
  • Inclusivity by design – individualised learning content to ensure every candidates individual development needs are met
  • Custom built industry or organisational content ensures relevance and builds well informed, strategically equipped leaders
  • Network development ensures leaders have a powerful professional network to support their ongoing success and impact
  • Leading tech platform and learning library offering a white label learning portal and LMS where required

“Sara is a great educator and has taught our agribusiness and regional ecosystem exceptionally.  I have no hesitation in recommending Sara for any education and place-based capacity building initiative” 

Associate Professor Ben Lyons, Director, Rural Economies Centre for Excellence

“Sara’s ability to network, engage and lead for growth is strikingly evident.  I would sincerely recommend Sara for the delivery of high quality, bespoke leadership programs for any business.” 

Patrick G Gleeson, General Manager, Oakey Abattoir

Our BOLD Model of Leadership Development builds skills, knowledge and network, ensuring that leaders have the confidence and the tools to leave with clarity, compassion and impact.

Make a time for an obligation free discussion about how bespoke programming can  improve the result and lower the cost of your leadership development program.


We love sharing our passion for leadership development and for the evolving purpose of business, and have speaking options for both business and education events.

From a conference stage with thousands of emerging or established leaders, to a school hall lifting the aspirations and hopes of the next generation, our Founder, Sara Hales, will engage your audience in story, in hope and in the promise of tomorrow.

“Brilliant!!! Loved her presentation which came from a highly experienced manager with a hugely successful career in promoting staff as key to the operation”  Delegate Feedback

“Her delivery style was sublime – using her own experiences, a little sadness, and some humour to empower the women in the room…”  QRRRWN Conference

Our Founder, Sara Hales, is an in demand and exceptional speaker suited to the most discerning of audience and with a warmth and passion for growing the next generation of leaders.

We would love to hear all about your event and to explore how we can add to the quality of experience and depth of thinking provided for your guests.


The Bold Effect offers a range of workshops which suit in house training or events based learning opportunities.  A great way to impart some immediate, relevant and needed skills.

Our workshops can be delivered face to face, and of course we have worked hard to ensure that we can deliver engaging and fun workshops on a digital basis as well.

Workshop topics are evolving continuously as business needs change, but some of our favourites are listed below.

  • Building Trust and Culture – the art of conversation for leaders
  • What is leadership today?  Challenging paradigms amongst school students
  • Great leaders be like a tractor, not a sports car

“Thank you so much for your knowledge and relatability.  Feeling more confident now”  participant feedback

“Thanks so much.  It’s fantastic that this has been offered to us.”  participant feedback

At workshops either in house or at industry events, we bring our expertise to building skills and developing discussions where everyone is valued and everyone learns something.

Get in touch and let’s explore how we can deliver much needed skills, right now, in an impactful and memborable way for your teams and leaders.  Whether they are spread around the world, or able to get together in the Boardroom.