Connected Leadership

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Who Am I?

I am passionate about connected leadership and building  high performing leaders and teams for today and tomorrow.

Today’s complex world needs adaptive  and collaborative working, the ability to network and connect, building relationships internally and externally that matter and individuals who are connected to their purpose, driving and influencing change.

When we bring brilliant people together, we can create extraordinary results.   I am passionate about building leaders and teams that can lead themselves and each other in both today’s complex world  and tomorrow’s unknown.

Together we can  ultimately achieve so much more than anyone can ever do alone. This is the heart and soul of everything I do both personally and professionally. I love working with companies to bring out their best, their absolute brilliance and to understand the power and leverage opportunity that exists within their organisation.

I’ll show you the power of WE over ME. From delivering keynotes and facilitating workshops on commercial collaboration, networking that matters or unleashing the influential leader within, to mentoring and motivating leaders and entrepreneurs – I’d love to work with you.

Together, we’ll make the remarkable really happen.

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Accelerate your success.  Become a connected, high performing leader.  I help clever people become commercially smart. Own your own story, be your own success and tell it to the world.

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Its Who You Know How a Network of 12 Key People Can Fast-Track Your Success

Networking is no longer about collecting business cards and meeting
thousands of people; it’s about knowing the right people, and nurturing those relationships.

Sure networking matters but it’s YOUR personal network that matters more. Networking the right way builds your success, increases team engagement and creates more opportunity to build client relationships that matter.  Networking builds personal and professional success.

Learn how to build a small, strategic and successful network that works for you, not against you.

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“Networking genius”

Kieran Flanagan February 17, 2017

From Me To We Why Commercial Collaboration Will Future Proof Business, Leaders and Personal Success

The future outlook is one of uncertainty and constant challenges, and that ‘Me’ space you’ve lived in for so long isn’t enough anymore.

To succeed on a long-term basis, you will need to engage and understand the value of your team – those who ideate, who create, who support. You will need to embrace the worth of commercial collaboration, and enter the ‘We’ space.

‘From Me To We’ is a savvy guide filled with tools, ideas and suggestions for a smarter way of thinking that will position you for future commercial success.

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“Great leaders know that we can do more together than we ever can alone. In today’s accelerated and competitive world, building strong relationships that are not only mutually rewarding, but commercially smart, is the new imperative. Garner’s book will help you do just that.”

Margie Warrell February 17, 2017

May 6, 2019

Courage Is The Triumph Over Fear

Fear can be crippling. I know. I have felt it. It's almost understandable to feel paralysed with fear when doing scary, somewhat life threatening things like crossing the knife edge of…
April 2, 2019

Say Goodbye to Beige Leadership

Beige leaders lead beige companies and with this, a self-propagating disaster of decline begins.   Quite simply – beige won’t cut it anymore. The question is what colour is your…
March 6, 2019

A Letter to My 13-year-old Daughter

My darling, Taya, This Friday I will be celebrating International Women’s Day with an amazing group of friends, clients and LBDGroup members at the Business Chicks lunch. You are 13…
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November 23, 2018

Janine Garner: ‘Leaders need to show vulnerability’

Business schools spend too much time teaching students to focus on their competition and not enough teaching them collaborative skills, says networking community LBD Group founder and CEO Janine Garner.…
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October 26, 2018

Janine Garner: ‘Clients more demanding than ever’

Clients have become more demanding than ever before with disruption in media placing everyone under more pressure, Janine Garner said. Speaking at this week's AdNews Lessons in Leadership event, the…
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October 24, 2018

Demystifying the 5 myths of networking

Business is, and always has been, about people and the people you know. In Managing Yourself: A Smarter Way to Network, Rob Cross and Robert J. Thomas found, “The executives…

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What My Clients Say

I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU Janine for sharing your insights and wisdom on the power of working together, the need to drive influential leadership and the importance of having a balanced lifestyle. I have received amazing feedback from so many involved in the workshops yesterday. Your energy, passion and determination is truly inspirational!

Event Marketing, Cisco Systems Australia

This year, we launched ‘Accelerate’, EY’s flagship program to accelerate the careers of our next generation female leaders. Janine was an integral part of the launch event. Her session on how to analyse and strategically build your personal support network was inspirational and of great value to our participants. Janine’s approach empowers women to be themselves and to find an authentic way of creating support and sponsorship to further their careers.She is an excellent speaker and facilitator and we received outstanding feedback on her session.

Oceania Leadership Development and Executive Coach, EY

Janine ran a comprehensive program for development of our top talent. Herapproach, and her personality, led to this being an extremely successful program to the extent that we have re-engaged her for a second and improved version this year. I would strongly recommend talking to Janine if you want to do something different when it comes to developing staff.

Vice President, Communications, Media and Entertainment Industry, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Janine’s presentation did not disappoint. It was impossible not to share in her high energy and enthusiasm for her topic. Her material was insightful, thought provoking and inspiring. We received very positive feedback from our attendees, so we were very pleased. Janine and her staff were extremely easy to work with and we would book Janine again in the future.

Director of Marketing & Business Development, HLBMann Australasia

Janine is a truly wonderful facilitator and speaker. Her content is always cutting edge, modern and reflective of what is currently happening in business today. Janine brings a wonderful energy with everything she delivers. She truly has a great ability to flex and change her style to the area that she is working in, whether that’s one-on-one coaching, facilitating large workshops for senior attendees or large-scale speaker sessions for groups of corporates.

Head of Talent Development and Diversity APAC, CBRE

Janine is an amazing speaker, mentor and trainer. Not to mention a brilliant, best-selling author. She is a master at helping othersreach their full potential and companies achieve better results and do more through collaboration and thought leadership.Work with her if you can. You will be as inspired by who she is, what she knows and what she teaches as I am.

COO, The Impossible Institute

Janine is a passionate, inspirational and generous speaker, with a great ability to engage her audience. Her preparation and dedication to delivering specific and relevant content is very impressive, and was reflected in the audience’s rating of almost exclusively 5/5. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Janine both as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.

Director, ThinkTank Media, producer of The Corporate PA Summits

In the last quarter of 2017, after feeling a bit stuck I got in touch with Janine and engaged her as a coach/mentor over 3 sessions. I had been a long-time admirer of her work ethic and commercial smarts and I was not disappointed. Janine helped me crystalise my thinking, set me on a path of determined action, and did all of this with an “I’ve got your back” approach. And that was just at the first session!
She is very generous with her time, smarts and advice. My 2018 is set up for success because of three extremely high-quality conversations

International Speaker & Thought Leader