About PROfound Leadership

- why you want to choose us to teach you powerful strategies.

Greater confidence | Smarter choices | Better outcomes

PROfound Leadership is a dynamic Melbourne based business that operates throughout Australia and internationally. Our Learning & Development programs promote greater confidence and heightened leadership skills in individuals and teams to make smarter choices and achieve better outcomes.

Our elite and proven strategies include skills of the future, and empower managers and team leaders to positively impact the people around them and reap tangible results from their actions and authentic leadership style.

Three key factors make us unique:

1 All our professional development content (including in-house workshops, keynote speeches, online training courses, books, videos, webinars, live Q&A sessions, and one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions) is developed and delivered by our director and Chief Education Officer Martin Probst. We design our training with the learner in mind, cater for a variety of learning preferences, and are not afraid to share all our knowledge.


2 We are famous for instant and profound results. We proudly follow our own PROfound Leadership Methodology, the blueprint for successful and confident leaders. This ground-breaking method is your compass to overcome the toughest challenges in today’s busy and ever-changing environment, and has been specifically designed to elevate you to a whole new level of success.


3 We know that one approach won’t suit everyone, so it’s part of our philosophy to find ways to make our training accessible to as many people as possible. We offer you flexibility by designing and presenting our user-friendly courses online, thought-provoking keynote presentations, as well as delivering tailored in-house workshops for your team or organisation. However, we appreciate that applying newly acquired leadership skills and methods can pose a challenge, which is why we also offer one-on-one coaching services to successfully implement your strategies.

Who you will connect with

Martin Probst

Martin Probst

CEO - Chief Education Officer

Find out more about Martin

Through our company, Martin has helped hundreds of hard-working individuals acquire leadership skills of the future, so they can positively impact the people around them through their actions and authentic leadership style.

Martin’s endeavour to make a lasting impact on managers and work teams 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 to become the best at what you do. His background and experience working with a wide variety of cultures and individuals allows for rapid rapport and trust to develop. He is Master Certified in numerous personal transformation modalities, has been responsible for the personal and professional success of countless members of middle and upper management, and is an all-round nice guy with an infectious laugh.

His mission to maximise human potential to achieve peak performance in a supportive work environment has led him to:

  • Present at and facilitate over 100 in-house workshops and speaking engagements
  • Conduct over 1,000 hours of one-on-one coaching
  • Teach over 10 years in a TAFE and RTO classroom setting
  • Author 6 Australian and international books and audio books
  • Write over 100 published blogs and articles
  • Create a high-level leadership journal
  • Serve as an adviser and member on various committees and boards

Today, Martin is directly impacting the lives of many managers in Australia and around the globe through his leadership development books, online training, public speaking events, in-house workshops, and one-on-one coaching. He created the PROfound methodology to assist his clients achieve ultimate success through a platform of self-awareness, building effective human dynamics, as well as strong and healthy work relationships that go beyond the nine-to-five demands of the job. His clients can’t believe how simple and easy these strategies are to learn and apply, and what immediate and profound impact they have on their professional and personal lives.

Please connect with Martin on LinkedIn and if you have any questions, please feel free to send him an email.ILP memberbadge - Professional Developent - Leadership Skills

Gerda Probst

Gerda Probst

CEO - Chief Efficiency Officer

Find out more about Gerda

A founding member of PROfound Leadership, Gerda is renowned for seeing opportunities everywhere, and is constantly joining the dots between our services and our clients, her number one priority.


Gerda has a unique ability to mix practicality with creativity by drawing from her vast experience in finance, hospitality, banking, administration and being a mother of 2. Her almost 20 years in the workforce has seen her for quite some time combine her passion for travel with earning a living, and successfully completing a Diploma in Business and Certificate lV in Business Administration.

Today, Gerda is the PROfound Leadership’s Chief Efficiency Officer, and makes sure things don’t explode. She is responsible for policies and procedures, marketing, website design and maintenance, finances and budgeting, events, information technology, and any other administrational tasks that arise.

Gerda’s passion for superior quality reflects in everything we do, so each experience with us smoothens your path to becoming a confident, fulfilled and authentic leader. Gerda is very thankful for her ability to use her administration skills to create positive transformations in leaders and thus influence their future and generations to come.

Please connect with Gerda on LinkedIn, and if you have any questions, please contact her via email or 1300 936 313.

“Leadership is about guidance to a clear vision, unlocking true potential and creating excellence as a result of heightened awareness, accountability and inspiring actions.

 It enables confidence, achievements and fulfilment.”

Martin Probst

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Vision, Mission & Values

Our purpose is to promote greater confidence and heightened leadership skills in individuals and teams to enable them to make smarter choices and achieve better outcomes. Everything we provide is designed to accelerate their ability to create a relaxed and open professional and personal environment where people can grow, contribute and succeed.



Our mission at PROfound Leadership is three inspired actions:

1) To educate and empower a community of hard-working and committed leaders

2) To deliver highly effective leadership development programs

3) To create positive transformations in leaders to influence their future and generations to come


    Our vision is to share insights and proven principles with people who want to MASTER THEIR MIND so they can:

    • Create self-awareness and effective relationships with others
    • Nurture values and beliefs which are aligned with clear and desired outcomes
    • Promote personal and professional development to excel
    • Understand and create a safe and supportive environment
    • Plan and implement structures to meet and exceed goals
    • Adapt and foster positive behaviours and action





    Without you, we wouldn’t exist. Your needs come first in everything we do. Therefore, our first priority is to ensure that with every interaction you progress further ahead in your goal to have greater confidence, make smarter choices and achieve better outcomes. This includes every event you organise or attend, online training course you enrol in, video you watch, blog post you read, group Q&A session you participate in and every email you receive.


    PROfound stands for any simple distinction, strategy, belief, skill, or tool that, the minute we understand it, we can apply it to make immediate increases in the quality of our life.

    In other words, we are committed to assist you to:
    * become aware of those distinctions
    * clearly understand them and
    * be able to implement them so you can experience growth and success


    We deliver superior quality in everything we do, so that each experience with us is positive.

    This isn’t just because it makes us happy and proud, but more importantly so you can be a confident, fulfilled and authentic leader.

    Learning Approach

    When you become a PROfound Leadership client, you will experience a fully tailored approach to anything we provide.
    Everything we deliver is designed to accelerate your ability to achieve better outcomes and reap results from confident leadership.

    Our programs set themselves apart from other similar, off-the-shelf training solutions. The coaching sessions, workshop facilitations, leadership programs, keynote speeches and video tutorials are not hypothetical case studies, but much rather based on real situations that our clients are faced with, and always include a solution-based approach to enhance learner engagement and to positively impact business results and learner satisfaction.


    Learning & Developing


    Applying New Learnings


    Reaping Results


    Our training and learning solutions are always based on the PROfound Leadership Methodology, developed after extensive research of client needs and analysing prevailing skill gaps in education and the workforce.

    This innovative, learner-led method serves as a compass for clients to overcome their individual challenges through six areas of development and covers 360 degrees of leadership:

    • Identity & Relationships - Who
    • Values, Beliefs & Purpose - Why
    • Competency - How
    • Environment - Where
    • Structure & Planning - When
    • Behaviours & Action - What

    PROfound Methodology - Leadership Skills - Professional Development

    Led by the client’s identified learning needs, the six components are addressed either in the order they appear in the methodology or in a slightly different chronology as required. Our approach is to tailor the program to the client for maximum engagement, satisfaction and business outcomes, which calls for flexibility and innovative delivery design.

    Implementation Strategy

    For the implementation of learnings, we developed and designed the LEADER Learning Methodology, again a 6-step process that provides the clients with a clear strategy and succinct guidance:

      LEADER Learning Methodology - Professional Development - Leadership Skills

      This LEADER step sequence maximises outcomes not only during the Learning & Development session itself, but includes a post-training follow-up learning opportunity.

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