Michael EalesMD / Strategy Designer Australia/New Zealand
Michael is Strategy Designer and responsible for our office in Australia and New Zealand. He specialises in business design and innovation capacity-building, blending the rigour of traditional business frameworks with empathic, design-led thinking tools to design, test, and deliver what his clients want. He has a multi-sector focus having accumulated a wealth of experience in building business through previous roles in corporate development and venture-backed startups.
His clients span across sectors, where his focus is on producing value by supporting people in business—of all sizes—to think better, communicate more effectively, and work faster, so their strategy can move as fast as their business. Whether supporting teams shape vision and execute on strategy, or helping an organisation shape options and scale a new product, he does this by making strategy an experience. Often asked to apply the same thinking in his work with government and not-for-profit organisations, he applies the same tools, skills and mindset to think like a business.
Michael received his business education from Griffith University and is a Stanford Certified Project Manager.
01-02-2017 MAKERSPACES, MAKER CITIES AND THE GLOBAL MARKER MOVEMENT IN 2017 “An amazing new world is emerging. The disruptive potential to our 20th century way of working and organising is exponential. This is a model for 21st century living.” Michael Eales, Partner,...READ MORE
21-07-2015 If you want to change the world, change the metaphor – Joseph Campbell The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia is a phase change for the sector. Just like a phase transition in physics (like ice to water to...READ MORE
05-01-2015 The Challenge The new Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme (EIP or the Programme) is the Australian Government’s new flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity at the firm level. With a new government elected in late 2013, numerous industry assistance programs were...READ MORE
06-11-2014 Small businesses and start-ups have always played a part in Australia’s economy, but a high number will fail without proper planning, advice and mentorship. A new venture starting in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, run through incubator Hub Australia, will put...READ MORE
13-09-2013 This month we are launching our international partner network with offices worldwide. We start our world tour down under, with our local partner Michael Eales in Brisbane. Why Brisbane? Well, according to the RAI (Regional Australia Institute), Brisbane happens to...READ MORE