Our Promise to you

We will always provide affordable, accessible and globally recognised programmes that help you achieve your professional aspirations and support you on your journey to transform the way you manage and lead in the workplace.

WE EMPOWER LEADERS

Pedagogy that Works

Social Cognitive Theory principles and practices underpin our learning philosophy. Our primary focus is on building your confidence in your ability to learn academic content and successfully apply this knowledge to your workplace environment.

Affordable learning

We believe that everyone has the right to improve their knowledge and skills through education if they wish to. This is why we offer a range of courses and programmes to suit your circumstances.

Empowering you

Education has changed our lives for the better. And we want to help you achieve the same passion for applying what you learn as a leader and manager in practice.

On demand online education

We know that having the freedom to choose where, when, how and how fast you learn drives ongoing professional success. This is why we deliver our programmes online and offer independent and guided programmes on demand.

Our approach helps boost your resilience to the many challenges faced by leaders and managers every day and supports you in changing your behaviour at work.

MEET OUR TEAM

RICHARD CARTER PhD
Director Development and Engagement | Co-creator

For over 25 years, I have worked as a management educator and leadership development consultant in Business Schools, Consultancies and Not-for-Profits in Australia, USA and Canada. Launching Switch Education for Business fulfils my lifelong dream of building empowered workplaces through giving managers and leaders affordable access to the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to thrive.

My approach to building novel and sustainable management education and leadership development programmes is strongly influenced by social cognitive theory and its core principle of self-efficacy beliefs – which was the focus of my PhD research. Digital technology – informed by this theoretical and practical approach – provides an amazing opportunity to bring my dream to fruition.

I hold a BComm, MBA and PhD in Management as well as a Grad Cert in Entrepreneurship. I have published articles in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, International Journal of Human Resource Management and the Journal of Marketing Education.

CASSIE LEIBINGER MEd
Director Content and Programmes | Co-creator

I am an inquisitive professional who has spent the last two decades designing and delivering innovative marketing and education programmes in Australia, Asia, Africa and the UK for Business Schools, For-Profit and Not-for-Profit organisation. As a former Telstra Business Woman Awards nominee and senior executive, I have developed a passion and expertise for motivating teams and supporting leaders through change. Switch Education for Business gives me the opportunity to create accessible, affordable leadership and management programmes which help teams build confidence and reach beyond their expectations.

In addition to my commercial and education experience, I am a dance teacher and a conscious movement advocate who is happiest collaborating with others to harness the power of movement and stories to develop memorable and empowering learner experiences that bring about positive behavioural change.

I believe fully in the power of life-long learning. I hold an MEd and Bachelor degrees in Law (Hons) and Commerce and am driven by a heart-felt commitment to improving empowerment and happiness in the workplace.

EDTECH EXPERTS

We are a team of dedicated developers, integration experts and cloud system superstars that are based all over the world. We work with our clients to identify their big picture dream and then select the best tech tools to bring it to life – through strategy, code and support.

Michelle Millichip is the Project Manager for Switch Education. Michelle is an Ontraport Certified Consultant, and has over 20 years experience working in the technology sector managing the IT requirements of medium-sized companies. For the past 6 years Michelle has focused on developing membership and education websites, first as a freelancer and then for the past 2 years as a Director of IT Mooti.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Information Technology degree majoring in Online Media and works with programmers, virtual assistants and graphic designers based in New Zealand, India and Pakistan who bring a wealth of experience to the team.

Liz Stranger
Designer and Founder | Spot On Creative UK

I commenced my graphic design path in Australia almost 30 years ago, (heavens – is it that long?!) and have seen and experienced amazing technological changes in work practice along the way. During this time I worked with organisations such as AIG and ICI, designing and developing business materials. In particular, I loved working on the ICI Pharmaceuticals employee development programme.

For the past two decades, I have been running my freelance graphic design consultancy in the UK. Freelancing has enabled me to take on a varied portfolio of project challenges, ranging from large scale symposia compositions to branding development and has given me the opportunity to work with businesses all over the world. I have been able to build up expertise across a number of industries, including publishing, business and medical education, retail and pharmaceuticals.

I hold qualifications in print and graphic design and I can fortunately say that I love my work and the opportunities it has provided me throughout my chosen career.

OUR PARTNERS

Chartered Management Institute (UK)

Backing professional managers for more than 60 years, CMI is the only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

Institute of Managers and Leaders

For 76 years, we have been supporting professionals on their leadership journey in keeping with our vision – “Creating better managers and leaders for a better society”.

LMAP Inc.

With clients as diverse as Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, The Walt Disney Company, PPG Industries, Temasek Holdings (SG) and Teach for America, LMAP Inc is a global leader in personality and behaviour-based 360 degree leadership assessments.

Decision Making for Leaders

DMFL provides scientifically based educational materials for developing decision making skills for leaders. DMFL has been developed over the last four decades by Emeritus Professor Victor Vroom and his colleagues at Yale University.