Martin Brooker is a veteran of 37 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. His extensive career included command at sea and operational service in the Middle East, Afghanistan and the Pacific. He retired from full - time service in March 2015 with the rank of Commodore.
Now a keynote speaker and leadership coach, Martin now specialises in working with professionals to help them move from being the accidental leader to someone who is intentional. His expertise includes executive coaching, corporate culture, facilitation of complex issues, leadership development, strategic leadership, diversity and inclusion. Organisational transformation projects include strategic planning, enhancing internal governance, addressing shortfalls in strategy execution, HR systems cultural change projects and the application of new leadership models. He is happiest finding the balance between work and play where his mantra is that the ‘art of living is when you don’t know whether I am working or playing.
Martin has always been passionate about people leading people by leveraging ethical people strategies, and flexible work has been a critical part of those programs. For him the lived experience of implementing flexible work both personally and as a manager just made sense. Today most organisations understand the benefits and will even have the policy in place but are struggling with implementation. Ultimately, they are potentially missing out on attracting and retaining talented employees and productivity benefits. He believes that success comes when flexible work is adopted because it is well led from the top down and is a win-win for the organisation and the individuals.