About Us

Lift the Ceiling to unearth the possibilities

XVenture specializes in developing individual greatness within a team environment. Our experientially - based learning programs integrate fun and engaging challenges, with cutting edge technology and audio- visual content, all designed, created, produced and delivered by XVenture.

We do this with a core set of skills focusing on emotional intelligence, resilience and communications programs, supported by neuro- behavioural principals.

XVenture started its journey in experiential learning in 2011 with the creation of the TV Show 'XVenture Challenge', broadcast on free to air and cable television in Australia and Asia. This featured fourteen major organisations represented by teams of six people undertaking a range of experiential challenges simulating business decision making.

Since then, XVenture has delivered programs to over 5000 people from over five hundred organisations in Australia, the UK, China, Singapore, Indonesia and New Zealand.

We have produced the hit 8 - episode TV show XVenture Family Challenge with Series 2 currently in production.

We believe in knowledge sharing, so you can now create and deliver your very own XVenture program in your organization using XVenture in a Box. As the name suggests, it contains everything you need to confidently deliver a powerful and valuable program.

The work XVenture has completed in elite over the last few years has been instrumental in the success of those we've worked with.

In season 1 of the WBBL XVenture partnered with Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder teams, both of whom made it to the inaugural national final. For the last two A-League Seasons, XVenture Founder and CEO, Mike Conway, has been the Emotional Intelligence, Resilience and Mental Agility Coach for Sydney FC. Being a part of the coaching team, Mike's work was instrumental in the record-breaking success of the club. Mike is currently working with English Premier League player and Socceroo Maty Ryan.

Everything we do is about lifting the ceiling on individual and team thinking - how can we support you and your team?

Please make contact with us and let's brainstorm ideas.

Key People

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Our Clients

We’ve worked with world class people and organisations across all XVenture hubs including:

We take time to really understand what you need. We want to know you and your organisation. We want to sit with you and really understand what it is you would like to change. We love face-to-face. When we are with you, it's a two way conversation.

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Sydney FC

XVenture is proud to be the offiical Emotional Intelligence, Resilience & Leadership Advisor to Australia's elite Sydney FC.

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Adj. Prof. Mike Conway

Adj. Prof. Mike Conway

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

BA Hons Dip HSM. MBA. MAHA. MAHRI. Acc TMS. Acc Belbin.

Mike Conway is the founder and creator of XVenture Corporate Challenge. His inspiration for this was derived from a belief that organisational success and prosperity is achieved by people having the right environment to work and learn together with belief, passion, creativity and fun.

He is a highly regarded business adviser and coach in both entertainment and the corporate World and is the Founder of Pragmata working with organisations, teams and individuals groups such as the dance show Burn the Floor, the UK based French pop group The Penelopes and the Noll Brothers. Prior to establishing his own company Mike was Managing Director of The Wiggles Pty Ltd taking a leading role over the last decade in helping build The Wiggles into one of the World´s most recognisable entertainment brands.

Previously Mike was General Manager and headed strategy, business development and human resources at Standards Australia and for five years also held senior consulting roles with Ernst & Young in Europe and Australasia and Deloitte Touche Australia.

Mike is passionate about music. He has played on many recordings for different artists and has performed as a guitarist with Elvis Presley´s TCB band, the Jordanaires, Glen Shorrock and John Waters.

Mike is very active in a wide variety of Charities including raising funds for the Steve Waugh Foundation, Don Spencer´s Australian Children´s Music Foundation and is an active supporter of UNICEF Australia and Relay for Life.

He is a former Board member of Central Coast Mariners and an Ambassador of Australia´s Football Federation. Mike was also recently featured in John Eales book "Learning from Legends: Business" and PWC Entertainment Outlook 2011.

Mike has a first degree and Masters in Business Administration, professional human resource and healthcare qualifications and is also a trained NLP practitioner and accredited Belbin and TMS practitioner. He is a highly regarded keynote speaker, having delivered strategy and leadership based papers for many high profile organisations including Chartered Accountants Australia, IP Australia, AMP, Travel Scene, University of Queensland, Macquarie University, the FFA, AFL and Cricket Australia. Mike lives in northwest Sydney and is married with four children.

He has been appointed as an adjunct professor at Australia's leading MBA School, MGSM where he leads and delivers leadership and team experiential learning programs as a well as producing/ directing MBA video modules.

Daniela Kraus

Daniela Kraus

Director & Chief Operating Officer

BA Psych. BCom Marketing. Acc Belbin.

With a strong background in event management working with clients such as Vodafone, Nokia, Diageo, combined with experience in managing one of the world´s most successful brands (The Wiggles), Daniela´s involvement in XVenture Corporate Challenge TV show in 2011 was a natural fit.

Inspired by developing XVenture Corporate Challenge into a bigger brand concept, Daniela joined Mike to develop a business, which offers all of benefits organisations and teams gained from their participation in the TV show, to organisations year round.

As Chief Operating Officer, Daniela is responsible for the day to day running of the XVenture business, as well as managing all of the XVenture Challenge events to ensure all participants and organisations get the most out of their experience.

With a degree in psychology and marketing, Daniela has always been interested in what motivates people and why certain teams are more successful than others. Her ongoing thirst for knowledge lead to becoming a Belbin Accredited practitioner which further cemented her desire to work with people and teams from all walks of life.

In a past life, she spent time as an outdoor education instructor in the UK and a snowboard instructor in Canada.

In her spare time she is involved with charities like The Steve Waugh Foundation, and can be found patrolling North Bondi Beach as a surf lifesaver. Her biggest passions are helping people, playing football, keeping fit and travelling. Most memorable travel experiences include meeting her Child Fund sponsor child in Honduras, spending time speaking her way in Spanish through Colombia and visiting Mision Mexico, a children´s refuge in Tapachula, Mexico.

Always eager to grow and develop further, Daniela is currently undertaking a post- graduate certificate in organisational coaching.

Chloé Scaplehorn

Chloé Scaplehorn

Content Producer

Chloé has wide experience of bringing design and production briefs to life, across a range of platforms. As lead creative for a London based production agency, Chloé has worked on some demanding creative international brands including Virgin Media, MTV, Freemantle Media and BBC.

Within XVenture Chloé is responsible for design and production.

With a degree in Graphic Information Design from Westminster University Chloé has a real passion for design and production and loves to tell and share stories through photography, video and animation.

Chloé has provided design consultancy to a number of charities in the UK as they have gone through the re-branding process. She has a passion for fundraising and spent four years as a volunteer on the Welfare Committee of a large UK based charity close to her heart and assisted with the running of a volunteer based helpline.

When Chloe´s not out and about filming or cutting content for XVenture, she enjoys painting and exploring Sydney, the city which has become her home.

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Our Privacy Policy ensures your right to privacy and we recognise that any personal information we may collect about you will only be used for the purposes indicated in our policy. It is important to us that you are confident that any personal information we collect from you or is received by us from you will be treated with appropriate respect ensuring protection of your personal information.

Our commitment in respect of personal information is to abide by the National Privacy Principles for the protection of personal information, as set out in the Privacy Act and in any other relevant law.

Why we collect your personal information

Because you have subscribed to receive information about our company, media releases, events and services.

To whom will we disclose your personal information?

We do not disclose your email address to any other party. We only collect this information to send you news and information about our company, products and services.

How safe and secure is your personal information that we hold?

We will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information by storing it in a secure environment and when the information is no longer needed for the purpose for which the information was used or disclosed, it will be destroyed or permanently de-identified.

We will also take reasonable steps to protect any personal information from misuse, loss and un-authorised access, modification or disclosure.

Changes in our Privacy Policy

We are constantly reviewing all of our policies and we endeavour to keep up to date with market expectations.

Technology is constantly changing, as is the law and market place practice.

As a consequence we may change this privacy policy from time to time or as the need arises.

This privacy policy came into existence on the 1 January 2014.

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This web site is provided by Australian Institute of Leadership Pty. Ltd.

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  1. Hack into this website or our computer systems.
    Hacking means malicious damage or interference and includes, without limitation, mail bombing, propagating viruses, worms or other types of malicious programs, deliberate attempts to overload a system, broadcast attacks or any other method designed to damage or interfere with the operation of a computer system or website;
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General

These terms and conditions are be governed by the laws in force in the State of New South Wales, Australia and each party hereto irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of that State.

Disclaimer

We are XVenture.

This web site is provided by Australian Institute of Leadership Pty. Ltd.

Your access to this website and your use of the services provided through it is subject to these legally binding terms and conditions. Please read them carefully.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability


Use of Website

You acknowledge that:

  1. this website is designed to be used in conjunction with the following web browsers and that you may experience difficulties with use and access to this website unless you use such browsers:
    • Internet Explorer 5 or greater,
    • Netscape 5 or greater.
  2. the Internet is not error or fault free and that you may experience interruptions and difficulties accessing this website from time to time;
  3. we may immediately and without notice suspend the operation of this website:
    • during any technical failure, modification or maintenance involving the website; or
    • if we, acting reasonably, deem it necessary to protect against fraudulent or illegal use or to otherwise protect us or our service providers from legal liability.

Registration and Passwords

We may provide you with a username, password, telephone number and other information to enable access to parts of this website.

You agree that you:

You are aware that it may be possible for a third party to obtain your username and password by un-authorised means via your computer. It is your responsibility to take steps to prevent this from occurring, by means such as regularly changing your password and installing security software on your computer.

Misuse of this website

You must not:

  1. Hack into this website or our computer systems.
    Hacking means malicious damage or interference and includes, without limitation, mail bombing, propagating viruses, worms or other types of malicious programs, deliberate attempts to overload a system, broadcast attacks or any other method designed to damage or interfere with the operation of a computer system or website;
  2. Use robots or any other automated system to take information or data from this website.

Intellectual Property

You acknowledge and agree that the content (including without limitation the text, graphics, photographs, sound or other material presented on this website ("Content") is protected by copyright, trade mark, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. You are only permitted to use the Content as authorised by Australian Institute of Leadership Pty. Ltd.

General

These terms and conditions are be governed by the laws in force in the State of New South Wales, Australia and each party hereto irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of that State.