Ali and Darren Hill are something of a rarity. They have simultaneously achieved individual success, yet together founded one of Australia’s fastest growing consultancies (Pragmatic Thinking) which placed #33 on the Australian Financial Review Fast 100 list last year. More remarkably, they have kept alive two even-faster growing children, and amongst all this craziness continue to stay happily married.
With a client book including Fortune 500 and ASX Top-20 companies, their culture change programs have been used in PepsiCo, Siemens, Sydney Water, BHP Billiton, BlueCare, McDonalds, Suncorp Bank, Glencore and the Australian Federal Government to name a few. In recognition of their ability to shift audiences, they were jointly awarded one of the highest awards by the Professional Speakers Association of Australia, the 2018 Educator Award for Excellence, quite a feat for Darren who’s writing is completely illegible to anyone other than himself.
Ali and Darren are authors of the best seller 'Dealing with the Tough Stuff: How to achieve results from key conversations which has now been translated into 3 different languages and Ali is the author of the recent bestseller Stand Out: A real world guide to get clear, find purpose and become the boss of busy which is currently in all good bookstores, and the occasional bad bookstore too. Ali can often be found loitering around the shelves repositioning her books on the middle shelves, which has now resulted in many bookstores placing a 50m exclusion radius around them (so she now sends in Darren - and those two ravenous kids that just eat. All. The. Time).
Both are regulars in mainstream media including The Today Show and Sky Business News, and have featured in publications across the Fairfax Group (including the AFR, SMH & The Age), News Limited (The Daily Tele & Courier Mail), Business Insider and Smart Company. Darren even appeared once on Hello Kuwait, Kuwait’s most-watched TV program. Apparently he was hilarious. Not that Darren can speak a word of Arabic. So maybe he wasn’t. Anyways.