Client Stories

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Maritime Domain Social Mastery Program

Department of Defence

StriveStronger designed an integrated Social Mastery program that delivered a series of weekly Leader and Team Huddles with domain experts covering the following themes: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management. The program was launched with an in-person Keynote, and included weekly Wellbeing Classes, a Podcast series, online Digital Resources, Pulse Checks to build accountability and behaviour change, and 10 Dimensions of Wellbeing Calculator to collect and monitor pre and post program results. The Social Mastery Podcast was made available to 1,500 people.

NAB Business Fit

“The Business Fit program has been a very successful initiative with the IP now sitting on the broader NAB Small Business Hub. The brand awareness NAB received via media coverage on television, radio, podcasts, newspapers, magazines and digital has been phenomenal.

The Podcast now exists as a standalone product and has been nominated for industry awards. I thoroughly recommend the digital services of StriveStronger to any organisation wanting to engage their audience and achieve a world-class wellbeing offering.”

Ana Marinkovic, Executive General Manager, Small Business Bank, NAB.



MatchFit @ Westpac - Leadership Wellbeing Program

Westpac wanted to deliver a leader-led wellbeing program to improve engagement, sustain productivity and demonstrate to 2,500 Business Bank employees that they care. With face-to-face events unavailable due to COVID-19, Westpac wanted to partner with an organisation with the capability to deliver highly engaging content across digital platforms.

Program Client Testimonials

GM Business and Private Bank, CBA

“We partnered with Andrew and his team to design a wellbeing and change management program for 300 employees where the core measurement of success was MatchFit Calculator and organisational metrics including engagement, absenteeism and turnover. The program focused us on personal metrics to work more efficiently, sleep and recover better, increase energy, add fun and joy to our lives and connect to purpose, loved ones and colleagues. The average employee is now walking 5,500 more steps each day, sleeping 30 minutes more each night, fatigue levels have dropped by 25% and average biological age decreased 3.5 years. The biggest change however is clarity on what is really important (Performance Moments) and what is just noise or distractions and trusting each other more as a team.”


Peter Robinson, Sector Lead Partner, Defence & Defence Industry, KPMG

“As we come out of COVID lockdowns, it’s been a really timely intervention. I’d like to thank the StriveStronger team for the commitment and professionalism you’ve shown throughout the program. You’ve taken the time to articulate your message in a way that resonates with us in a truly engaging manner - the effort and energy you put into the program has delivered a great outcome for our team.”



Sean Carroll, EGM, Suncorp

“Following a restructure of the business we were looking to bring the team together with a shared philosophy and working practices that created synergy. Coaching Academy accelerated the effectiveness of the team and provided the platform we needed with an explicit behaviours and specific training on how to have coaching conversations. We now have confidence and the skills to have robust debate/healthy conflict without the collateral damage. The results have been exceptional.”


Michael Wright, Head of BT Financial Advice, Westpac

“I worked with Andrew to get my mindset ready to appear before the Royal Commission. Incredibly, on the day that mattered, I was looking for any excuse to stay in bed, despite months of diligent preparation and focus. This is when the performance mindset and performance plan kicked into action –walking in nature that morning, turning off technology before the hearing, managing my inner voice, regulating heart rate and practising deep breathing throughout the day.”


Geri Binns, Head of People Development, Rabobank

“I have seen Andrew May deliver multiple world-class presentations. From totally owning the stage and lighting up the room at last year’s Rabobank Dare Down Under conference for 1,500 Australian and New Zealand staff at Cockatoo Island; to more intimate leadership and strategy retreats for our executive; to recent virtual keynotes demonstrating a master class in how to engage people and hold their attention online.”


Lyn McGrath, Group Executive, Retail Banking at Bank of Queensland

"Andrew has a special talent blending human performance, neuroscience and humour with practical experience in sport and business. The word I use to describe him is ‘bold’.”


Matt Comyn, CEO, CBA

“Andrew’s coaching has made a difference to the way I manage stress and recovery; and his coaching, keynotes and leadership programs have had a very positive impact on the many people and teams he has worked with across CBA.”


Nick Hawkins, CEO, IAG

“StriveStronger’s programs have made a real difference to my leadership team including sustained energy, reduced stress levels and a change in work practices. The program provides fundamental building blocks for the body and brain that underpins productivity, sustainable performance and leadership capacity. Andrew’s coaching has had a profound impact on the way I manage my personal and professional life.”



David Lindberg, CEO, Retail Banking, RBS

“I have trained with Maysie each week for the past three years. He has influenced me to tip my approach upside down adding swimming, stretching/mobility exercises and fun/playfulness to not just my fitness program, but to my life. Andrew has a real passion to help others and this shines through in everything he does.”