Robert Redenbach

Australia - QLD

Specialty Areas

Rob Redenbach has successfully transferred the strategies of personal protection to leadership and everyday life.

After appearing regularly on Sunrise as a security commentator, Rob attracted the attention of the business community. He has since been a guest speaker at over 1000 corporate events in 23 countries and performed sell out talks at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Drawing from experiences that include working with Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard team in South Africa and providing armed protection to aid-workers in the Middle East, Rob provides powerful insights into:

  • Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Resilience

Rob’s practical understanding of human behaviour has seen him featured in publications ranging from Business Review Weekly to Virgin Airlines inflight magazine, Voyeur. His novella, The Promise, was described by award-winning journalist Melissa Doyle as “…such an important story. Beautifully written, it brings history to life.”

An accredited facilitator of The Resilience Shield, Rob has a Master of Arts (with Distinction) in Terrorism, Safety and Security from CSU. He has also studied Family Mediation and Dispute Resolution at Bond University and completed Executive Education at Harvard.

Speaking topics

Leadership Without Rank

Rob Redenbach’s Leadership Without Rank helps existing and emerging leaders to bridge the gap between mere authority and genuine leadership.

Interactive, challenging and fun, Leadership Without Rank casts fresh light on:

  • Persuasive Communication
  • Behavioural Change
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Personal Accountability
  • Resilience & Confidence

Boost Juice, Commonwealth Bank, Fuji Xerox, LG Electronics and Toyota are some of the groups that have benefited from this proven method of personal and professional development.

Conversations With Mandela

With hundreds of shows to choose from at the world’s largest arts festival at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023, the Edinburgh Evening News compiled a list of the Top 10 acts worth catching at the Fringe – Rob Redenbach’s Conversations With Mandela was positioned at #4. With a masterful mix of humour and storytelling, Redenbach recounts his journey from Australian nightclub security to working in South Africa with the bodyguard team of Nelson Mandela. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as Conversations With Mandela provides unforgettable insights into one of the 20th century’s most celebrated leaders.


Rob Redenbach is one of those few presenters who can entertain, inspire and educate an audience . . . simultaneously!
- Lumley Life

Rob Redenbach's address was clearly the highlight of our business program and an outstanding presentation.

Finally, a really unique speaker with a fresh and truly amazing story to tell.
- Jack Morton Worldwide

Not only did the audience come away with some fantastic tools, but the presentation enabled our conference to end with a real buzz
- Commonwealth Bank Australia

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