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We specialise in helping

Next level thinking. Transcender specialises in helping individuals, teams and organisations transcend to their next level by leveraging cutting edge learning methodologies in the fields of positive psychology, neuroscience, behavioural economics, mindfulness and wellbeing.

This involves specialist design and delivery of tailored leadership and individual development workshops, programs and interventions drawing on expertise in positive psychology, classical opera training and advanced theatre techniques.

 

  • ..in every job that must be done there is an element of fun; you find the fun and 'snap' the job's a game!

    P.L Travers,

John Anthony

With demonstrated expertise in enhancing personal, team, and organisational performance, John is an engaging and energetic facilitator who challenges leaders to think differently to make their teams and business succeed. John has over 24 years of experience working in music, film, theatre, education and performing arts and enjoys harnessing his creative abilities to build an engaging, highly energetic and unique learning environment. With experience in a variety of industries including Retail, Hospitality, Financial Services, FMCG, Consumer Goods, Marketing and Advertising. John has worked with a myriad of exciting companies including, Colonial First State, Commonwealth Bank, ING, AMP, Red Bull, The Zoo, Coca-Cola Amatil, Bayer, Performance Education, Navitas, Staples and Ministry of Sound. John thrives when partnering with organisations to design and deliver tailored leadership and individual development workshops, programs and interventions using cutting edge learning methodologies, leveraging classical opera training and advanced theatre techniques.

 

  • John is a fantastic communicator, teacher and facilitator and someone that people naturally trust and gravitate to.
    I would have no reservations working with John again, and recommending that you do.

    Tom Sigelski, International Culture Manager, Red Bull

 

SERVICES

TRAINING

FACILITATION

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

TEAM BUILDING

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

ROLE PLAYS

 

TRAINING

Transcender thrives on the philosophy that all learning is a destination. Working in close consultation with leaders, we carefully tailor programs to ensure they activate tangible learning outcomes, while contributing to the existing values and culture of your organisation. With demonstrated success across many industries, Transcender enables you to reach goals using questioning techniques, discussion, problem solving, on route options and embedded knowledge. Transcender provides exciting learning journeys that involve whole brain thinking to ensure that over the long term, you posses tools to follow your own learning route. We pride ourselves on a chameleon approach to every session; Ensuring that every learner is engaged and guaranteeing no two sessions are ever the same!

 

  • Can honestly say I have never seen another learning professional bring so much good energy into a room.

    Shayne Ashby – Learning Design & Development, CommInsure

 

FACILITATION

What happens when you put a classically trainer opera singer and actor in the role of Facilitator? The session ignites! For over two decades, John has worked as a singer, actor, presenter, promotions MC, and guerilla marketing manager. Transcender thrives when running discussions to help teams look at a range of destinations and challenges that are arising in their routing. Fostering a highly energetic and at times playful environment, John activates productive and engaging conversations including brainstorming, gamestorming, metaphorical thinking and other methodologies to keep the discussion on track and to achieve conclusions.

  • John may well be the most personable, engaging learning & development professional I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with!

    Nichol Hildebrand, iCare

 

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

John Anthony is sought after and celebrated for his inspiring and insightful keynote speeches at conferences, offsite meetings, and marketing events. Strong demand for John’s expertise has seen him presenting as a keynote speaker at institutions and organisations including Macquarie University, Staples, Red Bull and Ministry of Sound. Clients appreciate John’s highly engaging and entertaining presentation manner, combined with his strong authority and credibility based on his business track record and extensive experience working with leading organisations. Make your event a resounding success with keynote speaker John Anthony’s compelling and inspirational presentations.

  • John’s ability to capture an audience is truly unique. Not only is he incredibly entertaining and hilariously funny, he is also highly articulate, easy to understand, and as warm and charismatic as they come.

    Jessica Ginty, Mastercard

 

TEAM BUILDING

Fun and collaborative – Transcender offers a massive selection of the best and most popular teambuilding programs. Transcender tailors activities to suit your organisations specific requirements and outcomes. Cooperation and commitment are the factors in our team programs, which combine creative tasks, cognitive challenges and physical teambuilding activities. Great things can happen when people work together and jump into the task. All have the potential to inspire your team to achieve success, increase collaboration, fun and cooperation for your organisation. The team bonding and camaraderie will have an impact on the group and develop skills which can be transferred readily to the workplace. From Indoors to outside, Transcender tailor team programs that build group collaboration, cooperation and commitment, for any group size, with flexibility to tailor to any client’s outcomes.

 

 

  • Everyone walked away telling us how much fun they had- something HR can only dream to hear! Thanks so much Johnny!

    Laura Prerau, Ministry of Sound

 

 

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

John Anthony is a vibrant, energetic and engaging MC and has been at the helm of hundreds of events and functions across Australia, NZ and the U.K. Classically opera trained, John has a commanding timbre and vocal vitality that delivers eloquent and articulate speeches. With an innate ability to read the energy of a crowd at every function, John is passionate about playing a pivotal role in functions and events. He is a perfectionist with an eye for detail and understands the importance of timing both on and off the microphone. John is spontaneous and witty, and his fresh, energetic and professional style has earned him a name synonymous with world class MC’s.

  • The wonderfully engaging, silver-tongued and all round legend, John Anthony created an atmosphere and environment that was all we had hoped for and everything we didn’t know we wanted! For our first big formal event, how important it was to have the right person front and centre, steering the ship and by golly did we find the right Captain. John, thank you.

    Little Heroes Swim Academy,

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Transcender works in partnership with clients, understanding their business at an intimate level, building trust to address the most difficult issues together, and providing strategic solutions with large flow-on effects. Following consultation, we create tailored and results driven content with impeccably detailed guides to allow trainers and facilitators to roll out programs with confidence and credibility. Transcender starts with performance so that our clients end with performance. We focus on learner experiences, engagement, and motivation over content organisation, presentation of information and post-tests. Every project, team, and initiative brings a whole new set of challenges requiring agility and flexibility. Transcender provides the options, strategies, and tools for your learning initiatives to be successful.

 

  • He's always at the ready with handy information, useful tools and ways in which the skills learnt can be applied in the workplace and every day. His sessions were a great mix of information and interactive learning.

    Alina Petanec – Talent Acquisition Resourcer, Staples

 

 

ROLE PLAYS

Our role player team gives you access to a huge range of skills and experience. This is a team of professional actors who are hand picked to give a range of diversity, attitudes, backgrounds, education, race, physicality, eye colour, hairstyles and shoe size. Our team of experienced role players are routinely involved in learning and development and assessment projects. We ensure the delivery of personnel that reflect honesty and reality for any devised project. In turn, we cater for all our clients bespoke needs and pride ourselves on flexibility. Our team designs role-play scenarios and briefs, actor-led workshops, along with scripts and corporate simulations. We focus on thorough research making sure your design is completely relevant, engaging, educational and fun!

  • He is a lovely, natural actor who skilfully divulges the relevant information in a roleplay while improvising and listening well.

    Amy Kersey, AMP Horizons Academy

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TESTIMONIALS

 

  • I worked with John Anthony as part of the CommInsure Training team for several years.

    I have worked in the learning & development space for nearly 15 years, and can honestly say I have never seen another learning professional bring so much good energy into a room.  You cannot underestimate the importance of this when it comes to training in the finance & insurance world.

    John is always focussed on participants achieving their objectives and works hard to ensure that the end goals are achieved.

    Whether it is in learning design or delivery, John has always been thoroughly professional, committed to excellence and a lot of fun to work with.”

    Shayne Ashby – Learning Design & Development, CommInsure
  • John seamlessly threaded our wedding reception together. Blending his unique & entertaining charisma with eloquence & personable sensitivity. It was just right for the occasion. 

    John was a pleasure to deal with & threw up some unique ideas. We valued the experience John was able to add to the wedding, allowing us to sit back enjoy the day with confidence. 

    John would make a great MC for any event.”

    Nathan Humphries, Groom
  • “John may well be the most personable, engaging learning & development professional I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! His background in music, film & creative arts, coupled with strong commercial acumen is the perfect combination to allow him to deliver energetic session in which participants both benefit from technically, but also walk away energised and engaged. John is a creative thinker who challenges the status quo, he is passionate about what he does and committed to achieving outstanding results.”

    Nichol Hildebrand, iCare
  • I’ve had the pleasure of working with John Anthony in the past, and am yet to meet someone with as much passion, energy and motivation as John. John applies his experience, knowledge and skill to result in the best possible outcome every time and takes great pleasure in supporting the learning and development of those around him.
    John is a fantastic communicator, teacher and facilitator and someone that people naturally trust and gravitate to.
    I would have no reservations working with John again, and recommending that you do.

    Tom Sigelski, International Culture Manager, Red Bull
  • "Working with John was such a treat! Having him facilitate our workplace training made all the difference. He kept the energy up, the staff involved and made the content that much more enjoyable. Everyone walked away having gained something from the training whilst also telling us how much fun they had- something HR can only dream to hear! Thanks so much Johnny!"

    Laura Prerau, Ministry of Sound
  • ..in every job that must be done there is an element of fun; you find the fun and 'snap' the job's a game!

    P.L Travers,
  • I've completed several courses with John and every time I have been blown away by his innovative and engaging style, his exuberance and enthusiasm and his ability to make even the most boring of subjects interesting. He's always at the ready with handy information, useful tools and ways in which the skills learnt can be applied in the workplace and every day. His sessions were a great mix of information and interactive learning, and I thoroughly enjoyed his fresh approach and style.

    Alina Petanec, Talent Acquisition Resourcer – Staples
  • John’s ability to capture an audience is truly unique. Not only is he incredibly entertaining and hilariously funny, he is also highly articulate, easy to understand, and as warm and charismatic as they come.

    Jessica Ginty, Mastercard
  • Everyone walked away telling us how much fun they had- something HR can only dream to hear! Thanks so much Johnny!

    Laura Prerau, Ministry of Sound
  • The wonderfully engaging, silver-tongued and all round legend, John Anthony created an atmosphere and environment that was all we had hoped for and everything we didn’t know we wanted! For our first big formal event, how important it was to have the right person front and centre, steering the ship and by golly did we find the right Captain. John, thank you.

    Little Heroes Swim Academy,
  • “Over the past five years I have worked with John Anthony in both a corporate capacity and in a VET capacity and I have always found John to be a great person to work with.

    John cares about his students and he gives them the full attention in and out of the classroom, where they respond to his training well, but most importantly look to him as a guide to help them with their future careers.”

    He has a very open style, a great sense of humour and in addition gets on well with everyone he deals with.

    Gary Parker, Navitas
  • “I had the pleasure of working with John when I first moved into a facilitation role with CBA in 2005. Being new to the world of Learning & Development at the time, I needed considerable coaching, support and guidance. John took me under his wing and taught me everything he knew – from how to complete a training needs analysis and manage stakeholders, to developing high quality learning solutions and facilitating with style! After 11 years+ working in Learning & Development, I can still say John is the most energetic and engaging facilitator I have ever worked with. His facilitation style is unlike any other, striking the perfect balance between animated humour and professionalism, and allowing his participants to truly enjoy the learning experience!”

    Kate Wilkinson, Learning Team Leader – CommInsure Learning Team
  • “John’s ability to capture an audience is truly unique. Not only is he incredibly entertaining and hilariously funny, he is also highly articulate, easy to understand, and as warm and charismatic as they come. Overall, he is as natural and comfortable in front of a crowd as he is in his own skin and this really shines through.

    John is also exceptionally organised and professional no matter the occasion, he comes well prepared and highly focused. Furthermore, John is a very talented musician, able to effortlessly jump between genres of comedy, heart felt sincerity and song, enthusing the crowd throughout the entire journey.”

    Jessica Ginty, Mastercard
  • “John is able to instantly and authenticity develop rapport and connect with people from all walks of life. He is a lovely, natural actor who skilfully divulges the relevant information in a roleplay while improvising and listening well.”

    Amy Kersey, AMP Horizons Academy
  • John is a fantastic communicator, teacher and facilitator and someone that people naturally trust and gravitate to.
    I would have no reservations working with John again, and recommending that you do.

    Tom Sigelski, International Culture Manager, Red Bull
  • Can honestly say I have never seen another learning professional bring so much good energy into a room.

    Shayne Ashby – Learning Design & Development, CommInsure
  • “John has been working with the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University as trainer, since 2014. He conducts sessions on Presentation Skills and Australian Business Workplace in one of the third year accounting units. The formal and informal feedback I have received from students suggests that students thoroughly enjoy John's presentations. His delivery is so engaging that students lose all track of time. John is a very effective speaker and educator. He is a great user of humour and stories, with great content. I would highly encourage other non-accounting students to attend."

    Dr Rahat Munir, MCom, CMA, FCPA, PhD, Head of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Faculty of Business and Economics - Macquarie University
  • “My wife and I just watched our wedding video for the first time and it reminded us how truly amazing our day was.

    Thank you John for all your assistance on the day. Not only were you professional and easy to deal with, you spoke very clear and had the guests engaged the whole time which is what we loved.

    Furthermore you also helped manage our formalities and made sure they were done on time, which made our night flow seamlessly.

    We were blown away with the creativity and the effort you went to! It’s for this reason I have absolutely no issues referring you to each and every person I know looking for a MC. Thank you for making our dream wedding become a reality!”

    Alex and Tracey Kostadinovski, Groom & Bride
  • He's always at the ready with handy information, useful tools and ways in which the skills learnt can be applied in the workplace and every day. His sessions were a great mix of information and interactive learning.

    Alina Petanec – Talent Acquisition Resourcer, Staples
  • “Working with John was a great experience. His natural ability to want to coach, guide and support his team through listening to each team member lead to a highly engaged, positively energized crew that delivered excellence. John is the manager that always puts people first before anything else. On a personal level, John acted as a mentor for me at the start of my career, giving me valuable direction for continued progression.”

    Olly Emery, International Student Brand Manger Red Bull
  • He is a lovely, natural actor who skilfully divulges the relevant information in a roleplay while improvising and listening well.

    Amy Kersey, AMP Horizons Academy
  • John was a pleasure to deal with & threw up some unique ideas. We valued the experience John was able to add, allowing us to sit back enjoy the day with confidence. 

    John would make a great MC for any event.

    Nathan Humphries, Groom
  • John may well be the most personable, engaging learning & development professional I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with!

    Nichol Hildebrand, iCare
  • “John’s ability to capture an audience is truly unique. On our ‘big day’ not only was he incredibly entertaining and hilariously funny, he was also highly articulate, easy to understand, and as warm and charismatic as they come. John also happens to be a talented musician, so he wowed our guests by effortlessly jumping between comedy, heart felt sincerity and then song, enthusing the crowd throughout the entire journey!

    Critical to any bride, John was also exceptionally organised and professional, coming well prepared and highly focused. In fact, so many guests commented that night (and still to this day!) that he was the best MC they have ever seen.”

    Jess Graham, Bride

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