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We make teams unbreakable.

New teams. Old teams. Teams in crisis mode. We’ve done it all.

If it feels like everyone’s working really hard, but nothing’s happening. It’s time to bring your team together.

See opportunities and possibilities. Raise the bar. Operate with confidence during change.

Because the alternative looks a lot like this:

  • Your team are exhausted, stretched, and on the verge of burnout
  • Your team are working in silos, disconnected and have a lack of trust.
  • Your current outdated thinking and culture impacting new starters.

Enter: spinning your wheels.

Leading a team doesn’t have to be this hard.

From working with thousands across 40 countries, we bring a refreshing take on team experiences.

The better option looks like this:

  • Your people see opportunities amidst confusion
  • These opportunities help solve problems that haven’t been solved before
  • Your team communicates with each other with care
  • You become more connected and stronger as a team and culture
  • Your team focuses on what really matters.

And it all starts with neuroscience. Our expertise lies in the practical application of neuroscience for sustainable behaviour change in the workplace.

And it all starts with neuroscience. Our expertise lies in the practical application of neuroscience for sustainable behaviour change in the workplace.

team engagement speaker

It’s about helping your teams understand how their brains work, how their thinking patterns work, and how their mindset works – and we present it in a compelling way so even the most cynical people in your team want to make the choice to change.

We show you and your team how to retrain and rewire your brain on a daily basis and unlock new internal resources to have a bigger impact in a more sustainable way.

Drive sustainable change and amplify results

Our team experiences range from a one off team workshop, a series of workshops, to programs complete with individual, small group coaching, and repeatable resources to help your team achieve a 100% success rate. No, that isn’t a typo.

Take a look at what our clients have reported:

100% reported TIME savings / increased PRODUCTIVITY

100% reported INCREASED CONFIDENCE

100% reported bringing MORE IMPACT + VALUE to their roles

100% reported feeling MORE CONNECTED to their role + org

Receiving these results is the norm for our team.

Are you ready to deliver a 100% hit rate in time savings, confidence lifts, and impact and value for your team?

Meet Top Five

Led by Clare Desira, International Coach of the Year and Fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leaders (now Monash Sustainable Development Institute), Top Five has worked with thousands of people across 40 countries to flip the script on mindset, resilience + leadership. They don’t call us the most refreshing take on mindset, resilience, leadership and productivity for nothing.

As a team of award-winning mindset coaches, we highlight the choice, dismiss the idea of fluffy positive thinking, and get practical. At Top Five we help you develop new perspectives, raise the bar on solutions, and help your team take better care of each other along the way.

Our team experiences are designed for:

  • Planning days, strategy days, team building days
  • Team conferences and off-sites
  • Kicking off a new performance year
  • Change management programs
  • Teams in the midst of turnover, in crisis mode, and to reset culture before recruiting
  • Bringing teams together to build connection and focus on what really matters
  • Recharging tired, exhausted, stretched teams
  • Amplifying a high performing, passionate team to have a bigger impact in a more sustainable way
  • Refocus and motivate to work towards a new goal

Your team’s challenges + neuroscience

We deliver programs that start with individual change and build to a ripple effect through more courageous and confident leadership. Tailored to your team’s challenges and opportunities, your program design will draw on positive psychology and motivation research and may include:

Mindset + Brain Training

The most instrumental and effective foundation for training our brains and building our motivation. Not that sugar rush of unrealistic motivation that peaks quickly but leaves us exhausted as soon as we’re faced with the daily grind. Sure we aim to inspire but what we prefer to do is to skill your team up to drive sustainable change.

The “What Really Mattered” Goals

Employees set goals that focus not only on delivering but clear that they’ll look back proudly on how they showed up with more confidence, clarity and leadership. Following this time of rapid change, these goals allow employees to be more proactive and influential within their current roles and less likely to focus on limitations (their own or the organisation’s) or promotions and pay rises as a key source of fulfilment.

Tackling Overwhelm + Prioritising

Identifying key drivers for “being too busy” and actions to get back in the driver’s seat rather than spiralling into further inner chaos.

Includes tips for prioritising, taking out the drama in dealing with tricky stakeholders, and maintaining perspective.

Stronger Relationships

Build a supportive team and redefine what they need for high performance. Hint: it’s not always what they think they need. Get the framework to teach your team how to ask for less, and focus on their true needs. By lifting the quality of communication, you’ll take out the guesswork and easily manage and support your team.

Making an
Impact

How to take your new mindset, levels of resilience, and ways of thinking to build more connected cultures, raise the bar, see problems differently and bring more value everyday, even during uncertain times. This is where we’ll create a ripple effect and build true leadership.

NUMBERS WE’RE PROUD OF

91%

Rebooking rate

9.5/10

Average audience score for likelihood to use our tools day to day

10,000s

People we’ve flipped the mindset script for

Here are just some of the organisations we’ve helped during times of change:

clients of top five movement

Ready to transform your team’s performance?

In a nutshell, here’s what other leaders say our work does for their teams:

  • Help us see opportunities and possibilities amidst complexity and confusion, be less overwhelmed and more mindful of what’s within our control, mentor different thinking in our teams and fuel another step in our positive cultural journey.
    – Barbara Brown, People + Culture GM, St Luke’s Health

  • When I reached out to Top Five, things we’re in a pretty dire situation for our team. I couldn’t have imagined where we were going to get to. This program has exceeded any expectations of what I thought we could get out of doing something like this. I am so proud of the culture we have built together. Together we are unbreakable.
    – Will Wettenhall, Environment + Community Manager

  • Our team feel like they have tools to help them understand issues through a different lens, create a better work environment for everyone by raising the bar, solve problems they haven’t been able to solve and have clearer perspectives on how to encourage change.
    – Natalie Juricic, Global Learning + Development Manager, Intrepid Group
  • Top Five shifted our team’s mindset during change from a fear of failure and frustration to feeling empowered, confident and ready to contribute.
    – Annette Griffin, Former CEO, Police Bank

  • Helped embrace significant change and provides a unique drawing of self-care, enable people to build collaboratively productive mindsets and creating a mentally healthy workplaces.
    – John Furness, Skills Tasmania, Department of State Growth
  • Top Five took a real life challenge currently being faced by the organisation, and providing strategies on navigating change constructively. The program Clare created for us has been insightful, relevant, engaging, timely and helpful.
    – Dr Lyn Roberts, VicHealth CEO

  • We looked across the industry and Top Five was a clear standout.
    David Brown, CEO, South West Credit Union

You’ll find more words from leaders about our work below.

CASE STUDIES

“I am so proud of the culture we have built together. Together we are unbreakable.”

Will Wettenhall, Environment + Community Manager

“Our whole team said it was the best professional development they’ve ever done.”

Annalise McPharlin, Operations Manager, The University of Melbourne

“The tools they have learnt will help everyone continue to make a huge contribution.”

Paula Benson, Global Executive, IFM Investors

Here’s how their teams say our work helps:

  • Not only have I grown more courageous, but I have acquired new skills that have made me clearer + more self-assured
  • I speak up and talk in situations I would not have in the past
  • I’m actively bringing people together + uplift results. I wouldn’t have done that before
  • I am seeking more, wanting more + stepping outside my comfort zone to more opportunities
  • I’ve got more motivation to work hard + achieve my goals
  • I have less self-doubt, no longer waste time questioning myself
  • I am more focussed + productive. I can stay on task + not get distracted
  • I speak more openly and share my knowledge more, to bring greater value to the team
  • I work with greater purpose + reason everyday
  • I’ve been on a lot of training courses and this one has really resonated with me. You could ask me six months after those courses and I’d struggle to remember them but this has been so practical, valuable and memorable

Let us be your secret weapon to transform your team’s performance

Client Recommendations

I meet with the best employers in our state and on hearing about Top Five’s influence on the culture of an Employer of Choice across all levels, I wanted to introduce them to other organisations. Their work clearly helped staff to embrace significant change (a merger) and support each other to overcome the workplace challenges, build better relationships with each other and customers.

Top Five’s work brings a unique drawing together of self-care and enabling people to collaboratively build productive mindsets and creating a mentally healthy workplace.

– John Furness, Skills Tasmania, Department of State Growth

We hired Top Five to run a session to set the mindset and engagement of our CEO and executive team before a strategic planning day. The Top Five team was engaging and their ideas were thought-provoking. They not only helped us get the most of our time together as a leadership team but left us with tools that the team felt would help us see opportunities and possibilities amidst complexity and confusion, be less overwhelmed and more mindful of what’s within our control, mentor different thinking in our teams and fuel another step in our positive cultural journey.

I’ve already hired Top Five again to partner with St Luke’s on two high potential leaders programs.

– Barbara Brown, GM People + Culture, St Luke’s Health

Top Five came highly recommended and we liked their easy, friendly and fun approach. The Top Five team has now worked on three engaging, relevant, interesting, and thought provoking projects with our team – opening our global Women in Leadership Forum, running a mindset workshop at our head office and creating an online goal setting and mindset program which we delivered to team members across 40 countries. Their work really hit the mark and translated well globally.

Our team feel like they have tools to help them understand issues through a different lens, create a better work environment for everyone by raising the bar, solve problems they haven’t been able to solve and have clearer perspectives on how to encourage change.

Natalie Juricic, Global Learning + Development Manager, Intrepid Group

I’ve booked Top Five three times to support my team and a conference that brings leaders in our industry together. After the Top Five workshop our team now have tools to shift their mindset during change from a fear of failure and frustration to feeling empowered, confident and ready to contribute. Any team can benefit from a mindset reboot with Top Five. Clare has a unique talent to make people feel great about themselves and truly build confidence.

Top Five also coached 15 key team members and was key in us being awarded as an Employer of Choice by the Department of Skills and Growth Tasmania.

– Annette Griffin, CEO, Heritage Isle Credit Union (now Police Bank)

I brought Clare in to help build the mindset, resilience and productive thinking of our team.

We provide accommodation and other support services to local people with a disability during a time of intense sector transition. Our staff pour their heart and soul into their work; it is very rewarding but challenging with constant change. Following Clare’s workshops, our team felt more confident in what they’re capable of achieving, have new tools to strengthen their resilience and practical ideas to keep building a more productive and encouraging culture.

Monica Provan, CEO, Colac Otway Disability Accommodation Inc. (CODA)

I heard Clare speak three years ago and have been using the tools with my teams since to influence culture and support change. I knew we could trust Clare’s practical and thought provoking work on mindset and resilience to help launch our new wellbeing strategy. Clare was efficient and collaborative to work with and created workshops to help us launch our new wellbeing program.  The first workshop booked out within two hours.  It was engaging, interactive and timely.  Our team rated the likelihood of using the tools day to day in their work 9.26/10!  Our second workshop also booked out and provided our teams with tools for less self-doubt, procrastination, self-criticism and second guessing.

As a result of our work together, the GOTAFE teams have new tools to boost morale, increase productivity, reduce stress, empower others, improve communication and help everyone navigate change better.

Jessica O’Sullivan, Learning + Development, GOTAFE

VicHealth has a strong, positive culture, but we found that some employees were struggling during recent times of change. We recognised it was a great opportunity to help employees build their wellbeing capacity and their mental toolkit for organisational change.

Clare was very insightful as she understood the strengths and challenges of the culture here at VicHealth and proposed a program to meet those challenges. Many of the VicHealth staff commented on Clare’s style, in that she was able to meet people where they were at, taking a real life challenge currently being faced by the organisation, and providing strategies on navigating change constructively. The program Clare created for us has been insightful, relevant, engaging, timely and helpful. 

As a result of our work together, our employees have key strategies to help them navigate their work life to thrive in the workplace (especially during changes). VicHealth is an organisation full of passionate and engaged people so it’s wonderful to have tools to further enhance this, support ourselves and each other through periods of change, and continue to enhance our culture and organisation outcomes.

– Dr Lyn Roberts, CEO, VicHealth

Clare’s keynote presentation on ‘Positive Thinking is Just Not Enough’ perfectly supported our conference theme of Great Partnerships = Great Impact!

Clare’s presentation was important for our providers (from various community organisations) who deal with vulnerable clients on a daily basis, to remind themselves about how to care for themselves as well as their clients.

Clare came highly recommended to us. As a speaker, she was very organised, on top of things, easy, personable and with her experience supporting people in community roles, understood our brief very quickly. Clare’s presentation and workshop were engaging, positive, active and relatable.

As a result of our work together our NILS community had the opportunity to reflect and refocus. They walked away with tools to support them, their teams and their clients to feel more confident and with a refreshed energy to try things differently.

Mark Hemetsberger, Head of Communications & Marketing, Good Shepherd Microfinance

Clare has such a different approach and is very engaging as a speaker. You can’t fool my team, and I knew they’d relate to her easy going, straightforward, no nonsense style. Clare has an ability to talk about the tough and raw stuff, rather than glossing over it. She’s easy, patient, approachable, understandable and relatable – both 1:1 and with a group.

My team are tough nuts to crack and, although I hoped they would engage with the program, I was surprised at how openly they embraced it. They have actually taken tools away from it and we have seen positive change. My team now collaborate more, are considerate and respectful towards each other, are more positive, and have tools to help them in the future.

– Meghan Widdowson, TasNetworks

I had been following Clare’s work and wanted to support my team during uncertainty and as we moved into an organisation wide transformation program. Clare understands the role emotions play in how we perform at work well. I wanted to explore this with my team and give us common tools and language to work better together and solve problems, especially while working apart during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clare was thoughtful and adaptable to our team’s needs and feedback. Her clear and warm presentation of the content worked perfectly for our team’s culture and expectations. The team found the program practical, thought-provoking, enjoyable, timely and accessible. There was something for everyone so team members with different working styles were engaged and benefited. As a leadership team we have new ways of working and our team use the tools regularly.

Shannon Cheal, CEO, Girl Guides Victoria

Clare is an engaging professional, she thinks broader than many and considers the lasting impact of the time she spends with you. Clare was effortless to work with, navigating the scoping and delivery phases to work out what was needed and was quick to adapt to meeting timelines, internal nuances and unexpected obstacles. Our team gained practical additions into their individual and collective toolkits for building resilience through change and challenging times. They were left feeling empowered and energised. The program brought instant, impactful and enduring value.

– Janelle Howell, Chief Risk Officer, Advice, AMP

As CFO, it is my job to research. I spent a day and a half researching for a company who could help our team build resilience ahead of some exciting growth. I looked at various companies but I kept coming back to Top Five Movement.

Our first workshop was even better than I expected and I was surprised that every member of the team responded well. Top Five Movement’s work is helping our team to be more productive, aid transition to change, have better communication and open discussion and build a renewed willingness to assist each other. Our next workshop is booked in and we look forward to working with Clare + the Top Five team further.

– Chris Anderson, CFO, Retzos Group

I’d heard Clare speak + it was different from other training and programs. A year later I wanted to do something different and push the boundaries of regular professional development so I reached out to the Top Five Movement team to run a program for us.

Our whole team said it was the best professional development they’ve ever done. Months after our program finished the learning is still active.

The Top Five Movement program gave us a great chance to embed tools and bring real, sustainable change to life. There has been such progress for us as individuals, great benefits as a team and increased value delivered to our organisation as a result. Every team member shared tangible examples of improved efficiency and time savings, strengthened connections, have greater confidence in ourselves and our capacity to deliver value, and every team member is now bringing more of themselves to their role.

I was hoping that people would have something tangible to hold onto and look back on for years to come. I cannot thank Clare and the Top Five Team enough for delivering a unique and successful program.

– Annaliese McPharlin, University of Melbourne

Anyone that knows me well would know that I hate over the top self-help type activities. We’ve been through a lot of change in my team and while it is important to support your team from a mindset and resilience perspective, I know that many people are very sceptical and cynical about any form of popular psychology and team activities.

I’ve hired Top Five twice now and the great thing about their workshops is that they are practical, insightful and entertaining, and even the most cynical staff were saying to me that they took something away from the session. Many of the team are also using the tools to cope with negativity and change better and to reduce stress, procrastination and worry. Mission accomplished!

– Sophie Buck, Director – Governance Services, Western Sydney University

Top Five opened our Apple Education team day with a workshop that absolutely left us feeling motivated and energised for the day ahead. We have team members based all over the country so it is important that we use our time together openly and effectively.

Engaging our team through a focus on positivity couldn’t have been timed better and allowed us to head into the rest of the day ready for productive problem solving and strategising as a team.

– Josh Levy, Business Development Executive – Education, Apple

We took a workshop with Clare as it helps to know that there are strategies to use when we are faced with challenges and the demands on our time and minds in our industry. Clare was very knowledgeable and calming, and we found the session insightful, helpful, guiding and positive. The workshop gave me and my team a new way of looking at our problems and situations. We now assess situations before we become angry or stressed and try to find encouraging ways of dealing with things.

– Rita Galati, Director, Ray White

We first saw Clare present at an Employer of Choice launch. During a visit to our practice she was down to earth and really connected with the culture we wanted to maintain and foster within our practice. We hired Clare to run a team day and she really cared about what we wanted to achieve for each team member and our business. On the day Clare was enthusiastic and passionate and helped our employees to explore their thoughts and open up with one another in a safe environment. As a result of our work together, our team have reconnected with our organisation and its vision and we are now a stronger and more cohesive group.

– Greer Williams, Practice Manager, The Dental Surgery Newstead

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