Martin Probst, Managing Director, and Chief Education Officer
For the past 30 years, Martin Probst, an award-winning learning professional, traveled the world, studying the field of self-development and human potential to help organizational leaders positively impact the people around them. During this time, Martin realized that most leaders fundamentally lack two essential skills: self-leadership (the ability to master their mind and manage their emotional state) and inspiring others to succeed (interpersonal skills that enable them to get the best out of their teams). Consequently, he founded PROfound Leadership in 2012 to help team leaders and managers overcome such issues through human-centred leadership. PROfound Leadership empowers organizations, teams, and individuals with effective, proven leadership strategies and enables them to unleash their full potential and succeed.
“We believe that leadership is important, not only in professional but personal aspects of life,” says Martin Probst, Managing Director, and Chief Education Officer, PROfound Leadership. He believes that it is critical to prepare for a future where change is the new norm—which is evident in the current pandemic situation that has affected every business in the world. PROfound Leadership focuses on creating purpose-led business environments, where people feel that they matter, belong, and contribute to higher business goals. This is achieved through learning and developing solutions based on the PROfound Leadership Methodology. This method includes an extensive research of client needs and analysis of prevailing skill gaps in education and the workforce. The innovative, learner-led method covers 360 degrees of human-centred leadership and serves as a compass for clients to overcome their challenges and move forward through six areas of development. The six components include identity and relationships, values and purpose, competency, environment, structure and planning, and behaviors and action PROfound Leadership’s program is tailored to client needs for maximum engagement, satisfaction, and business outcomes, which calls for flexibility and innovative delivery design.
Offering insights into PROfound Leadership’s solutions, Probst mentions the case of a Melbourne business with 28 employees that had been in operation for 15 years.
Gerda Probst, CEO, and Chief Efficiency Officer
The two managing directors had trouble collaborating and were predominantly dealing with conflicts rather than proactively working together on their business. This created uncertainty regarding the direction the company was heading towards, and if there would be a future for both owners within. The two owners approached PROfound Leadership for assistance; Probst, along with his team, helped them through one-on-one coaching sessions. The learning strategy delivered by PROfound Leadership helped the business owners achieve favorable outcomes. In the short-term, the client experienced a shift in thinking within the senior management team, which allowed them to plan better and make decisions with greater awareness. The team was also able to work collaboratively and develop effective strategies to overcome challenges within the business in the long-term.
We create learning programs based on trust, inspiration, and empowerment, cultivating internal wisdom and enabling long-term sustainability of the acquired leadership strategies
Similarly, PROfound Leadership’s solutions have helped several clients better communicate and collaborate with critical stakeholders, prompting accurate, detailed goals, and action steps to steer their organization towards future revenue and profit growth. Clients were also able to develop a profound understanding of how to create a supportive working environment and effectively deal with conflict situations to improve team harmony and staff retention rate. In Addition, PROfound Leadership heightened the confidence and development of Australian VET teachers, trainers, leaders, and support staff to become the transformational force they are meant to be.
The distinguishing feature of PROfound Leadership from the competition is the authenticity and genuine care for learners. “We create learning programs based on trust, inspiration, and empowerment, cultivating internal wisdom and enabling long-term sustainability of the acquired leadership strategies,” explains Probst. Further, PROfound Leadership’s learning initiatives have been refined to such a level that clients emerge as better-than-ever with values-driven leaders who have a clear moral compass and a transparent, authentic, and human-centred leadership style.