Colin Hendrie

Colin Hendrie

Colin Hendrie

Executive Director | Facilitator, Mentor

Colin is the founder and executive director of Outback Initiatives. An ex-Rhodesian army officer and Omani special forces squadron commander from Zimbwabwe, Colin has 40 years of experience in situational leadership. Colin started Outback Initiatives in 1994 because he wanted to do something different and lasting that combined his love for adventure and the outdoors. He created a unique experiential program which has proven to be one of the most challenging and successful leadership programs in Australia today. Colin has qualifications in bushwalking, abseiling, caving, boat and heli operations, and has extensive experience in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia and training the Ghurkka Contigent. 
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  • "I expanded my knowledge and awareness of myself"

    Fred Steer, Brookfield Rail Read More
  • "I loved this experience and am a massive supporter"

    Daryl D'Sousa, Australian Pork Limited Read More
  • "I will be telling others that this is the best, most effective use of a short period"

    Susan Benedyka, MD, The Regional Development Company Read More
  • "Thank you for taking on and succeeding so well with the Leadership Training Program"

    Peter Cullen Trust - Murray Darling Management Read More
  • "We have been struck by their sponanteous comments such as 'that was life changing'"

    Professor John Thwaites, Chair, Peter Cullen Trust Read More
  • "The program is based upon a tried and proven methodology"

    Tim Collins, CBH Group Read More
  • "This multi-layered experience has been the best investment of my time"

    Caroline Marshall, Crossing Point Leadership Academy Read More
  • "It was the best leadership program experience I've ever had"

    Michael Wilks, Indigenous Creek Distributors Read More
  • "It illuminated my understanding of our different behaviours and how I come across to others"

    Janette Philp, Mahogany Creed Distributors Read More
  • "I wholeheartedly recommend this program to ALL women"

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