OUR STORY

Everyone is talking about sustainability but what about the sustainability of our organisations and their people?

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WHERE IT STARTED.

By 2013, Steve Glaveski had spent almost a decade working for large professional services firms and investment banks. He was, above all, a frustrated intrapreneur, with his ideas stifled by bureaucracy and the status quo at big firms. He raised funding to pursue his own web startup and left the world of the big corporates...for a while. 

Sean Qian had started Collins Collective, a tech startup hub that he had established in Melbourne’s CBD. Sean was a science buff and ran conferences on the topic, having brought the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson on his first appearance in Australia. It was at Collins Collective that Sean and Steve first met.

Team CC early years
Team CC 2 years

2 YEARS LATER.

Fast forward two years. Both Steve and Sean were seeking to work on something bigger, something more impactful and meaningful.

Armed with deep experience in both the corporate and startup world, the pair decided to join forces to help frustrated intrapreneurs, just like Steve was, unlock their potential to create more impact and help large organisations navigate the fast-paced, volatile and uncertain realities of today’s business landscape.

What started out as a simple experiment on Meetup - “will people sign up to a ‘lean startup for corporates’ class?” - slowly evolved into Collective Campus, a corporate innovation accelerator that works with large organisations to help them adopt the mindsets, methods and tools required to survive these new realities.

TODAY.

Today, we help large organisations to discover, not just deliver, to explore, not just execute, and we’ve worked with the likes of Clifford Chance, BNP Paribas, Microsoft, Village Digital, Asahi, MetLife, Telstra, King & Wood Mallesons, National Australia Bank, Singapore Pools, Ascendas Singbridge and numerous others across Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Auckland, Hong Kong, London, New York, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

WHO WE ARE

We are a team of entrepreneurs, designers, builders, thinkers, rebels, writers, philosophers and more.

We jump out of bed each morning to create impact to work on something bigger than ourselves.

WHY WE EXIST

To unlock people’s latent potential to create impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

1. EXPERIMENTATION

We believe in the power of experimentation, in challenging the status quo, in optimising and continuously improving - every day -  in order drive long-term sustainable growth and impact.

2. EXTREME OWNERSHIP

We don’t make excuses. We don’t pass the blame to external people, factors or events. We take extreme ownership for our work. We take responsibility for all outcomes, put the customer first and always look for ways to solve problems.

3. PERSISTENCE

River cuts through rock not through power but through persistence. We drive relentlessly towards delivering on our mission, seeing obstacles in our way as necessary to help us learn, grow, build character, differentiate ourselves and move us forward.

4. IMPACT

Purpose is the world’s greatest performance enhancer. As such, we focus on the work that matters - work that unlocks people’s potential so that they can create more impact for humanity.

5. EMPATHY

We demonstrate compassion, fairness and respect by standing in each other’s and our customer’s shoes before making and acting on decisions.

6. SELF-BELIEF

We believe that a team of committed, cross-functional people with a growth mindset, an intense customer-centric focus and a culture of rapid experimentation has no limits on what it can achieve.

7. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

We demonstrate emotional awareness and intelligence in all of our interactions and believe that talents and abilities can be developed through effort, intentional learning and persistence. We don’t let ego get in the way of meaningful progress.

8. GRATITUDE

We show gratitude for the freedom we’re fortunate enough to have to practice these values, unlike many less fortunate people around the world. We work towards giving more people these opportunities and always take pause to celebrate both our and our clients’ wins.

9. RADICAL TRANSPARENCY

We engage in thoughtful disagreement and exchange ideas without creating lasting conflict, even when ideas are controversial, based on a guiding philosophy of ‘strong opinions, weakly held’. We provide constructive feedback to each other and our clients empathically so that we get better as individuals, as a company and as our clients’ trusted partner.

MEET OUR TEAM

STEVE GLAVESKI

CEO and Co-founder

CHARITY DE LA CRUZ

Chief Experience Officer

FRANCES GOH

General Manager of Strategy and Innovation

ALEC SLOMAN

Technology Evangelist

SEAN QIAN

Co-founder

SHAY NAMDARIAN

General Manager in Customer Strategy

PAULINA PINO

VP of Miscellaneous Stuff

HILLARY SCHERZINGER

Business Development Manager

OUR TALENT NETWORK

Brian Rhea

Colorado
UI, UX

BRIAN COTTER

Ho Chi Minh
Design Thinking

HUMPHREY LAUBSCHER

Melbourne
Agile, Design Thinking, Lean Startup

MARIA PATINO

Colombia
Design Thinking, Customer Experience

PAUL XUEREB

Melbourne
Strategy, Corporate Innovation

RENEE COMAN

Sydney
Design Thinking, Lean Startup

ANGELO DAVID

Melbourne
Growth Hack, Agile, Web Development

SHWETANK VERMA

Singapore
Lean Startup, Digital Transformation

ADAM AYERS

Sydney
Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile

ASYA Arabadzhiyska

APAC
Lean Startup, Agile, Emerging Technologies

LAMYAA EL

Casablanca
Prototyping, Lean Startup, Agile

SUBBU IYER

Bengaluru
Data Science, Growth Hacking, Prototyping

REHAN ARIF

Melbourne
Prototyping, Startup Coaching, Lean Startup

MATEO STUPICIC

Rijeka
Agile, Lean Startup, Prototyping

DAN TOMA

Germany
Co-author of The Corporate Startup

JOHN LEACH

Denver
Agile, Design Thinking, Lean Startup

SHAN SHARNA

Melbourne
Design Thinking

CAYETANA MARTINEZ

Brisbane
Agile, Lean Startup, Corporate Innovation

ANITA BORTOLOTTO

Melbourne
Marketing, Content Strategy

WARREN CAMMACK

Sydney
Digital Transformation

GaVIN BRYANT

Melbourne
Design Thinking, Lean Startup,
Corporate Innovation

RICHARD BURTON

London
Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

Andrei Rosulschii

Moldova
Freelance Audio Engineer

Katagyna Niewiadomska

Washington DC
Design Thinking, Prototyping, Startup Coaching

ELI Bernstein

Perth
Startup Coaching, Agile, Lean Startup

STEPHNIE VAN DER WATT

Cape Town
Agile, Customer Experience, Design Thinking

DMITRY Maslennikov

Moscow
Agile, Marketing, Growth Hacking

FELIPE FLORES

Melbourne
Data Science, Emerging Technologies, Agile

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