Testimonials

Leanne’s (and Strategic Matters’ collaborators) willingness to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to achieve the best possible result is outstanding.  The exceptional engagement activities and research prepared for us encouraged incredibly broad and diverse thinking into the future which is where the team need to be.
Liz Byrne  | Manager Community & Cultural Services, City of Marion

From the tender process through to completion of the final workshop evaluation Strategic Matters was enthusiastic, diligent and professional in all aspects of conduct and work.
Chris Gerbing | Communication Advisor, CSIRO

Leanne has that rare ability to steer and guide a group through a tailored process; then adapt and modify where the situation requires it. If you have a challenging and important task ahead, that involves multiple stakeholders needing to come to a resolution or a plan for delivery – Leanne is the expertise that you are looking for!
Mary-Anne Healy | Regional Director, Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara

I have engaged Leanne from Strategic Matters on a number of occasions. Her repertoire is diverse. She has worked with staff on change management, business planning and to introduce the Circular Economy to a regional area.
I value Leanne’s approach to plan, communicate, work across teams, and deliver useful outcomes at each stage of a project.
Cate Hart  | CEO, City of Prospect

Leanne is an intelligent, strong, positive, facilitator with a very strong grasp of both NRM business, the needs of community and the methods for establishing trust and a positive dialogue. I cannot recommend Ms Muffet more highly.
Chris Daniels PhD, Professor of Biology | School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, UniSA and Presiding Member, Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board

Strategic Matters can make the most challenging projects enjoyable and most importantly, a sense of achievement and advancement is the final outcome.
Michelle Hocking | General Manager, Royal Adelaide Show

I have worked with Leanne Muffet for nearly 20 years and always appreciate the tremendous insight, ethics and thoughtfulness she brings to all projects. She has the uncommon ability to facilitate a pathway through complex conversations and issues, as well pay attention to the important details that really make a difference to planning, teams and success.
Natasha Davis  | CEO, Trees for Life

Great organisational skills and team building in terms of running workshops and planning both energetically and systematically for the future.
Geoff Strempel  | Associate Director, Public Library Services

The reports and evaluation generated for the SBC project have been excellent. They will be of great benefit for those Councils involved in the Project. The efforts by both Leanne Muffet and her team have made managing the Berri Barmera project from the Commonwealth’s perspective much easier.  The team should be commended for their management of and feedback throughout the project.
Sue Hyde | Assistant Director, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population & Communities [Australian Government]

Strategic Matters was fantastic at asking the “right” questions to assist us in determining the objectives and creating a pathway forward with our planning.
Belinda Portelli  | Environment Management Officer, City of Burnside

Strategic Matters’ qualitative evaluation of the Renewable Remote Power Generation Program (RRPGP) is one of the most useful reviews I have seen. Findings are clear, logical, independent and importantly, informative. This report will be a significant contribution to our overall RRPGP EE close-out report.
Gerry Velaitis | Dept for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade Resources & Energy

Leanne has lots of energy, works collaboratively, develops a great agenda and challenges us in her style of delivery. Her leadership knowledge is grounded in practical examples…Very engaging!
Feedback | Senior Leaders’ Forum Dept for Environment, Water & Natural Resources

Leanne Muffet has always exceeded our expectations by encouraging everyone to contribute – even the most hesitant person! Leanne’s persuasive approach to interpersonal relationships whilst keeping her eye on the big picture and long-term end goal is highly valued. Leanne brings her expertise, clarity, empathy and leadership to all workplaces and challenges before her. I highly recommend you engage Leanne Muffet and Strategic Matters for team building, collaboration and planning.
Tarnya Van Driel  | Head of Development, Botanic Gardens of South Australia

Leanne is a pleasure to work with. My team has utilised Strategic Matters’ skills multiple times, due to the high level of satisfaction that we have had. Leanne is strongly protective of process and governance and will challenge us to ensure that stakeholders receive clear, straightforward information. I recommend her to any organisation requiring authentic facilitation and communication expertise.
Andrew Solomon | Manager Water Quality, EPA

I have had the pleasure of working with Leanne as our compere for the last four SA State Landcare conferences. Leanne’s compering skills are superb. She has the vital ability to vary her style according to the situation. Feedback from the conferences demonstrates that delegates highly value Leanne’s ability to engage with the audience and speakers, draw out key themes and summarise, and also keep the energy levels high! I have no hesitation in recommending Leanne for future events.
Simon Goodhand | Sustainable Agriculture Branch, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources [Australian Government]

Leanne is a highly skilled and experienced individual who I have worked with in a variety of capacities over many years. l hold her in the highest regard.
Leanne has a comprehensive understanding of governance and its role in the success of communities and projects.  She understands the importance of building strong communities and teams, and more importantly cares about it.  Her capacity to encourage and get people to work together is a key strength.
Tim Jackson | Non Executive Chair, Mentor and former CEO of Playford Council

Leanne, and Strategic Matters, are terrific to work with.  Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board knows that quality come from engaging Strategic Matters.  They listen to our issue, they co-design the way forward and they work with us on the solutions. For that reason, we continue to turn to Strategic Matters to help with our diverse community consultation ventures, be that in engagement, planning or evaluation.
Kim Krebs | Manager Community Engagement, AMLR Dept for Environment

I have drawn on Leanne’s specialist knowledge on many occasion, in particular her background in Adaptive Leadership – to provide expert content as well as support others through active learning processes. The results are always extremely beneficial.
Mary-Anne Healy | Regional Director, Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara

Leanne is brilliant at understanding our requirements and achieving outstanding results. She has worked with us on strategic business planning, mediation, teams and culture, and high level project consultancies.
Evelyn O’Loughlin | CEO Volunteering SA&NT

Thank you Leanne! Your energy, attention to detail and ability to combine professional process with a bit of fun made for a great Awards Night.
Feedback | Operations and Events | IAP2 Australasia

I have worked with Leanne and the Strategic Matters’ team over a period of many years. I have always been exceedingly pleased with their ability to oversee processes and projects – no matter how complex. Their teams are always professional, timely, and aim for the best possible outcome. They are not afraid to ask the tough questions to create lasting outcomes.
Peter Pfennig | Principal Environment Protection Officer, EPA

Strategic Matters’ skills and way they went about  their business ensured that we were able to get the maximum amount of participation and some great ideas and information from those that attended our business planning workshops.
Janice Blair | Rural City of Murray Bridge

Thanks Leanne, you did a great job overseeing and facilitating the two days. I really enjoyed learning about Adaptive Leadership, teams and change, and utilising the opportunities you created to network and increase my theoretical and practical knowledge. Terrific!
Feedback | Senior Leaders’ Forum Dept for Environment, Water & Natural Resources