Saul Wajntraub – Leadership expert

Saul’s passion for coaching leaders to achieve high performance begins with a lifetime love of sport. A 25-year corporate career has been highlighted with leadership roles at many levels for some of Australia’s largest companies.

Saul utilises his 10 years of experience in designing and delivering leadership coaching programs, 20 years learning and development experience and delivery of over 500 workshops and logged 1000+ coaching hours to build his workshops and coaching techniques.

In the last 12 months, Saul has had the opportunity to utilise these skills remotely, delivering training and coaching during the Pandemic.

He complements this design and delivery skill with over 15 years’ experience leading teams for some of Australia’s biggest companies including Australia Post, Telstra and Yellow Pages.

Saul Wajntraub Leadership Fundamentals March 2021 trainer

Experience that matters

Saul understands great leadership in a theoretical but most importantly practical way. The side by side by side (S3) embedded coaching method has been used extensively by Saul and his teams over the last decade to provide in the moment feedback to leaders that enhances performance. It is this S3 coaching technique that forms the methodology for the Real Leadership Company.

Saul has also designed and delivered programs for companies such as Salmat, Securepay, Expedia, Transurban, and Medibank so understands what great leadership looks like for leaders of both small and large business.

Real Leadership Company

Saul’s business, The Real Leadership was founded in 2017 and this exposure to so many Australian businesses enables him to quickly understand your business and design a solution to suit.

Saul is known as the coach who will equip you with the tools to unlock the discretionary effort from your people, the facilitator to inspire your people to want to lead and the designer to help you build a sustainable leadership culture in your business.

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When Saul isn’t working… 

Partner Michelle and boys Jack (13) and Tex (11) are all lovers of sport and are highly active in competition cricket, tennis and football. Saul plays a highly active leadership role in both junior and senior sport, coaching his sons and also captaining cricket teams for the last decade.

When not immersed in junior, club and following professional sport music is their other passion, Michelle and Saul get out to see live gigs as often as they can.

Saul Wajntraub playing cricket

Saul Wajntraub Testimonials

One thing that is abundantly clear is the impact Saul has had on anyone who has completed his leadership training courses with just a small sample of testimonials below.

Jim Morris Testimonial for the Leadership Fundamentals course

“Saul’s valuable coaching and advice was instrumental in helping me to navigate a period of change in my sales team and rebuild a stronger, more cohesive team.

As a leader, it’s often that your skill-set is built from the many trials and tribulations that you’ve had over your career and often your coaching sessions with your direct manager are quite tactical in nature. Our job is to coach and support our direct reports whilst we may not affording ourselves that opportunity against the daily hustle.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Saul and to Webcentral Group for investing in its leaders by utilising Saul’s talents. Saul ultimately provided me the space to improve my effectiveness as a leader and a sales coach. It begs the question ‘why haven’t I done this sooner and why isn’t this the norm in some businesses?’.

Either way, if you are looking to drive performance, culture and help your leaders become more effective – Saul Wajntraub will help you achieve that. I wholeheartedly recommend him.”

Jim Morris, Sales Leader (Inside Sales and Offline Sales), Webcentral Group

Natalia Pereira testimonial for Saul Wajntraub

“Almost 2 years ago, our boss decided to take a young group of leaders down our very own leadership journey, and he had Saul come and take that journey with us. Saul worked with our Customer Success team and more closely with us leaders, and what a journey it’s been…

I have Saul to thank for how I have developed and grown as not just a leader, but as a person also, both in my professional and personal life. Saul and his many years of knowledge and sound people skills taught me to ask, not tell, many, many times. His coaching and mentoring allowed me to lead a high performing team that also became so connected with each-other, and the biggest connection happened during Covid- the toughest year in anyone’s career.

I became a much wiser leader and a leader who learnt how to build the best team culture I’ve ever had, all the while driving key results and targets within the team, each month. I developed structure in my leadership but still stayed so human and relatable to my team- all thanks to Saul.

He’s a mentor and a friend and he’s being the biggest asset to our team and the success in our results.”

Natalia Pereira, Creative Design and Digitial Delivery Director at WMA Australia.

Alexandra Karaoutsadis testimonial for Saul

Our business changed significantly the moment that Saul was brought in as a leadership coach. He joined our organisation just as I was beginning my leadership journey, and alongside the other young leaders within the company, he helped us to understand key components of leadership interactions and tactics on how to manage a team effectively.

We always looked forward to his workshop sessions to learn new skills and nurture the already existing ones, and learn more about ourselves as leaders and people. Saul also was there through mistakes, and allowed us to shape them into learning opportunities through his patient guidance. He took the time to understand the business as a whole, the dynamics of each team and the relationships between different business units to give us more in-depth approach to his coaching, and the ability to make great change.

Through his observation sessions in my teams 1:1s, Saul was able to give me great feedback that helped to make the conversations better and navigate through any challenging areas. The skills that Saul has taught me are some that I will carry throughout both my professional and personal life. I cannot thank Saul enough for his continued support. Any organisation would flourish with his help.

Alexandea Karaoutsadis, Creative Lead at WME Australia

Paul Hague testimonial for Saul Wajntraub

I have all the time in the world for Saul – such a great person. Whilst I was at Australia Post, I got the chance to partake in the Exceed Leadership Initiative which he delivered. It was an amazing experience spanning over 12 weeks and it covered how to connect with people through conversations, how to reach positive outcomes through running effective meetings and how to effectively plan and prioritise your workload. It helped me develop so much in my career and as a person.

Saul is very passionate about people and invests so much of his time in helping them. Examples of this would be helping a person with a current workplace problem they are facing, helping people navigate and understand broad organisational change and being an active listener. He is able to help shed light on particular areas of improvement for a person by utilising his knowledge and experience.

I also got to witness Saul’s impact at another workplace. Having worked with him previously, I could see the impact he was having on individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole. He becomes part of the team and gains peoples trust quickly – this inturn empowers people in organisations to perform better and be better employees for a business. Can’t recommend Saul and The Real Leadership Company enough, simply incredible!”

Paul Hague, Product Manager, Australia Post

Tanja Vucic testimonial for Saul's leadership course

“Almost 2 years ago, our boss decided to take a young group of leaders down our very own leadership journey, and he had Saul come and take that journey with us. Saul worked with our Customer Success team and more closely with us leaders, and what a journey it’s been…

I have Saul to thank for how I have developed and grown as not just a leader, but as a person also, both in my professional and personal life. Saul and his many years of knowledge and sound people skills taught me to ask, not tell, many, many times. His coaching and mentoring allowed me to lead a high performing team that also became so connected with each-other, and the biggest connection happened during Covid- the toughest year in anyone’s career.

I became a much wiser leader and a leader who learnt how to build the best team culture I’ve ever had, all the while driving key results and targets within the team, each month. I developed structure in my leadership but still stayed so human and relatable to my team- all thanks to Saul. He’s a mentor and a friend and he’s being the biggest asset to our team and the success in our results.”

Tanja Vucic, Group Account Director, 

Michelle Hess testimonial for Saul Wajntraub leadership training course

“Saul has had a massive impact on my career growth and capabilities in both a Sales and minor Leadership role. His input, dedication and guidance has had a profound impact on career. He enabled me to build a personal brand and opened me up to new career aspirations, identifying my strengths and capitalizing on my skill set.

His input was invaluable and he is an asset to any individual or organisation that has the privilege to work alongside him.”

Michelle Hess

Private and Public Training Course Options

Many of Saul’s course are conducted publicly enabling you to send as many as one person or multiple with a list of all of Saul Wajntraub’s upcoming public courses listed below.

Saul is also available to conduct private training courses (either in person or remotely) which enables more flexibility with delivery, the ability to customise content to align specifically to your business and for larger groups it can also be more cost-effective.

If you’d like to book Saul for one of your training courses please contact us on +61 3 9008 7287 or email us >

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