Max builds flourishing communities. He deeply believes that his role in creating a thriving future world is facilitating connection and understanding, that all people deserve to be their whole selves at work, and that this enables better business outcomes and personal fulfillment. He has spent his professional life facilitating group work and creating transformative experiences that seek to achieve this.
Before joining Conversant, Max worked extensively in the youth sector building corporate partnerships (between a national NGO and organisations such as Pacific Brands, Tandem, Kmart, Seek, TAC, PFD and the AFL) as well as facilitating group work.
He has designed and facilitated programs in cohorts ranging from young people living in residential care and moving forward from traumatised backgrounds to live life more fully, to NAB League football sides seeking to challenge male stereotypes and redefine high performing football culture, to graduates working in a Big Four professional services firm navigating the transition to the workplace and discovering their professional purpose, to C-suite teams deeply communicating and developing their leadership to enable organisational success. In both facilitation and corporate partnership creation Max found that the path forward began with seeking to understand people’s realities, concerns and purposes.
Max nourishes himself by cooking, practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, exploring the outdoors and gardening. These loves come together in a gardening program he runs at a local youth centre, where young people grow, harvest and cook food, experiencing the way getting your hands dirty benefits mind, body, soul and the collective.