Our Clients

Kameleons is passionate about developing leaders that build high performing teams that deliver improved business results. We can help almost any leader and any team to be high-performing. While we have worked with a wide range of large corporate clients in a variety of industries, more than 75% of our current clients are small to medium sized businesses.

We pride ourselves on developing a high level of trust with our clients, speaking plainly and openly and working hard to achieve tangible results. We are both proud and grateful to work with leaders that want to get the best out of themselves, their teams and their businesses as they achieve their goals.


Small and Medium Business

Government and Not For Profit



Project: Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Performance Profiles

What the Client said:

'It was a great journey going through the Executive Leadership coaching with Michael. I was able to explore a lot of new ideas and look at situations from a new perspective. The most important lesson for me was “Don’t assume”. Differences arise because we assume rather than ask questions and Michael helped me recognise all the different ways we assume instead of getting curious and asking questions.'

Annie Vassil

Campus and Program Coordinator

Project: Executive Leadership Coaching

What our Client said:

Michael and I worked together for approximately four months. Over that time I found Michael to be very flexible to what my existing needs were and could mould the course content to be relevant to what was happening that week or at that time. Michael was able to provide on the spot advice that made the course content applicable to real situations and therefore more meaningful. I found the IDESC method very helpful and continue to use this in difficult conversations.

Omar Hammam

Sales Director and Owner

Project: Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Performance Profiling

What the Client said:

'Michael worked with me as my Executive coach for near on 2 years. When starting the process Michael and I worked through what i was seeking from coaching, which we regularly reviewed to ensure that we remained on track. I felt through the 2 years I learnt more about myself and my capacity to work in my role and what aspects of the role realky mattered to me. When I come up against new challenges I return to my coaching lessons and utilities the tools that Michael provided. The lessons I learnt are life long lessons and I believe have made me a better Manager and person.'

Tony Cooper

General Manager, Corporate Services

'Michael's coaching has had a profound impact on both my personal and professional life. His ability to encourage deeper thought processes has resulted in a more holistic approach to how I manage a variety of situations. The coaching and practical exercises have developed my confidence and ability to face challenging situations. This has been a valuable investment with both my employer and family seeing the benefits. Highly recommended.'

Amanda Child

Executive Assistant


Project: Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Performance Profiles, Velocity Leadership Workshops

What the Client said:

'Following the coaching I'm now more confident with running the business and knowing I'm fulfilling all aspects of my role.  The outcomes from the coaching work has increased the whole teams confidence and improved their interactions with one another too. As an example, we now inoculate a person in our team to make sure they are are ready for a difficult conversation - its efficient and has a known outcome: to lift the team. One specific thing I liked was the OAR/BED model - everyone can be above and below the line at times but this is a fantastic model to hear and catch yourself being below the line. This realisation is the key to changing your approach and owning your responsibilities.'

John Ratten

Chief Executive Officer

Project: Leadership Development Program, Leadership Facilitator Training Program, Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Profiling

What our Client said:

Michael facilitated a leadership and values program over a 12 month period at my organisation, which I had the pleasure of attending. I found Michael to be engaging and effective in delivering powerful lessons to our group - senior managers from different departments across our organisation. 
Upon completion of the course I was able to take several key learnings, new strategies and communication tools from the course that I still utilise in my day-to-day management of my team. I learnt how to be more assertive whilst engaging with my team, and how to connect with people on a better level to ensure buy-in and loyalty.  
Michael’s facilitation style allowed for honest, open and powerful conversations amongst our group, often taking people out of their comfort zone to gain a deeper understanding of what drives their own behaviours and thoughts. I rate Michael 10/10 for his facilitation style and would recommend Michael's skills and teachings to any organisation looking to build on their current leadership base.

Ben Nicholson

National Parts, Logistics and Inventory Manager

During the 12 months that I worked with Michael I found him to be an extremely effective Leadership Coach and would highly recommend him. Through safe and thought provoking sessions, Michael demonstrated a unique ability to accurately hone in on areas we needed to develop. Michael’s insightful coaching, together with an array of practical tools such as the ‘inoculation’ have enabled me to become a more balanced leader.

Sean Corby

Regional Executive Manager - NSW & ACT, National After Sales Manager


Project: Velocity Leadership Workshops, Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Performance Profiling

What the Client said:

'Michael Peiniger provided executive coaching utilising the latest behavioural and leadership development methodologies which improved our leadership impact within CSIRO's Mineral capability area. We had the pleasure of working with a coach who truly understands our strategic and operational drivers as well as how to unlock potential in our employees in a time of great change. I would highly recommend Michael for coaching and learning interventions.'

Paras Georgoulos

National (In-business) Human Resources Manager

'I admit I started on the path of coaching with a healthy dose of scepticism, which I suspect is not unlike many others before me. However, I happily confess this was misplaced. Working with Michael over the last 4 months or so has been both a pleasurable and valuable experience. Michael was able to look through some of the symptoms and help me identify and start to address some of the causes of hurdles in my path to greater satisfaction in my work place. At the same time the improved clarity has helped me understand myself and a number of my outside-of-work relationships.'

David Robinson

Theme Leader - Advanced Processing Technology


Project: Altitude Leadership Program, Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Performance Profiling

What our Client said:

I highly recommend the Kameleon's leadership program. This program helped me rediscover what I am passionate about and my tolerances. Michael's uncanny ability to know how to challenge you as a leader just when you need it positively changed my worldview.

Sarah Gafforini

Head of Strategy, Population and Global Health

Making the transition from a clinical background to the corporate world was full of challenged. As a nurse learning to navigate the world of business I was looking for advice and guidance in order to succeed in the new environment.  Through one on one leadership mentoring and coaching combined with facilitated group leadership coaching, Michael enabled me to develop the tools and skills to succeed in the corporate environment. Michael has enabled me to develop my analytical and business navigation skills and how to manage a variety of diverse situations and people while encouraging lateral thinking. 

Through the group workshops Michael is able to engage his audience and bring out the strongest qualities, facilitating productive conversations in a safe space while challenging the status quo. I highly recommend and thank Michael for the time he spent developing my own leadership skills.

Warren Fowler

Manager, National Operations & Clinical Resourcing

Having been involved in Michael's leadership program for the past 11 months, it has given me the tools to engage my team for better outcomes, adopt new skills into my personal and professional life, learn to self-reflect and understand how I work best and to better engage colleagues. He is interested in you and challenges you to be open to new ideas and ways to look at things. He also keeps you in line when you need it. He is honest and engaging and I really enjoyed the program.

Marina Mildenhall

Head of Procurement & Contract Governance

 'There are many leadership programmes out there, but Kameleons is a cut above the rest. Previous programmes I've been involved with simply discuss your strengths and weaknesses, but don't really give you anything to build on. Michael shares information on your strengths and weaknesses with you, but also discusses how your traits interact with each other.

Under his coaching, I've become more aware of my behaviours both personally and professionally, which has resulted in my being better able to handle problems when they arise. I highly recommend Kameleons to any business or team leader who wants to learn how to build a strong, resilient, high functioning team.'

Christine Tan





Project: Leadership Development Program, Performance Management Workshops, Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Performance Profiling

What the Client said:

'Michael has provided team building and personal development training on two occasions for our organisation. The content and presentation of the training was targeted at the appropriate level for the group and Michael was therefore able to engage their participation. The training certainly made everyone more aware of their areas for improvement and I believe provided a positive team building outcome through a better understanding. I believe this training was a worthwhile commitment.'

Chris Anderson

Site Security Manager

'Michael delivered a 2-day Performance Management program to our managers. Michael delivered the training based on a detailed brief provided by us, and designed the course specifically to ensure the course would suit his target audience and was aligned to our organisation’s current practices. The feedback received was very positive and having attended the program myself, I found the course to be practical and invaluable. Michael is an experienced facilitator with an engaging communication style. I have no hesitation in recommending Michael; his courses have been comprehensive and practical, while focusing on key outcomes.'

Dixie Villaneuva

HR Manager

'Recently my organisation engaged Michael Peiniger to run a Performance Management Essentials course. I have completed a number of these courses in my time and found this course to be one of the best. Michael’s facilitation style was professional, yet relaxed, and as a result put our staff at ease. Michael created a great learning and networking environment. I do not hesitate in recommending Michael Peiniger as a course facilitator.'

Craig Honey

Operations Management

'I attended a brief performance management course facilitated by Michael recently. We all hear many words of wisdom through peers and academia explaining why it's a good idea to use performance management but this was the first time anybody had offered me effective, practical advice on how to apply it. I found Michael's style to be direct and informal, using practical language backed up with minimal theoretical frameworks. The role plays with actors were high impact and a great twist on an old topic. Highly recommended.'

Chris McKee

Quality Control & Assurance Manager


Project: Facilitator Training Program, Leadership Performance Profile

What the Client said:

'A trainer, facilitator and presenter extraordinaire - that's Michael Peiniger for you! He prepares well for his lessons; is very sensitive to the local context and surroundings; and make adjustments willingly and carefully along the way, always making sure that the key lessons of each session/class is indeed taken away by the class. I will recommend Michael for any contract or long term job offered by him in whichever manner and culture. He has what it takes to do a fantastic job for a guaranteed ROI in the short and long term for whoever cares to engage him and invest in his expertise.'

Jeffrey Koit

Senior Vice President, Group Human Resources

'Michael is a 'treasure box' for all people who wish to improve their training / facilitation skills.'

Tan Enge Chye

Vice President, Learning & Development

'Michael is someone who can make learning fun and yet very effective. He walks the talk. The training manual isjust a reference to me, but my learning comes mostly from what he said and practiced in the session. His action and behaviours in the class reflect exactly what he preached in the programme. The activities done in the programme are all relevant to the topic and it makes the topic easy to remember and apply back at the workplace. He is such a great facilitator and he inspired me a lot! My learning experience in the programme is so much different from other programmes that I have ever attended before.'

Suhaila Zainol

Manager & Trainer


Project: Velocity Leadership Workshops, Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Performance Profiles

What our Clients said:

'Leadership coaching with Michael Peiniger has helped me more than I thought it would, I wasn't sure what to expect but his coaching brought out the leader who was always in me, but perhaps was a little afraid. Michael has taught me to be assertive, organised and efficient, he also guided me to be more open with my team which sometimes means being vulnerable which is a strength I never recognised.  I could list the different models which helped me (which are many) or what I now do differently every day, instead, I just urge you to let Michael into your office and chaotic mind, because being a leader is difficult but Michael will help you tidy it up, sort it out and lead your team to achieve your organisations goals.'

Francesca MacPherson

General Manager

Project: Leadership Development Program, Executive Leadership Coaching, Leadership Performance Profiles

What our Client said:

'Michael's professional approach and experience regarding training has allowed him to be selected to deliver the Diploma of Management, and leadership modules, to 21 of our employees.Michael is able to deliver the training topic(s) whilst relating to the individual's experiences. This approach has allowed the participants of the course to achieve the most out of their training. (A truly remarkable skill). It also brings out an enthusiasm within the participants that I have not seen.'

Barry Tomlin

Operations Training Manager




Project: Leadership Programs, Leadership Workshops, Diploma of Management modules

What the Client said:

'Michael is a highly effective leadership facilitator and coach. I have had the pleasure of working with Michael on a number of programs and he has always been professional and committed and the impact he has on leaders goes well beyond the agreed content. His success lies in his ability to deeply understand people and his commitment and dedication to developing leaders to achieve success both in their businesses and also in their lives.'

Tori Paterson

Program Manager

About Kameleons

We develop leaders that build high performing teams to deliver improved business outcomes.
We refine leadership skills and behaviours for optimal people performance.
We utilise individual strengths and addressing skill deficiencies to meet and exceed personal and business expectations.

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Kameleons (ABN 44 155 387 198)

Our offices are located in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Kameleons - Developing Leaders Pty Ltd
M: 0409 627 270
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