About Peak State

“Disrupt yourself or be disrupted.”

John Chambers, ex-CEO Cisco

The price of keeping up is continually re-inventing yourself and your business.

Our Story

Peak State was founded by Andrew Ramsden from a passion to help organisations keep up with the ever-changing world around us and succeed with financial, social and environmental goals.


To increase the leadership and innovation capacity of businesses so they can grow, transform themselves, disrupt their industry and become the business they strive to be.


We envision a future where every person feels happy and empowered in their work and personal lives. They are able to realise their potential and help others around them do the same. As a result, businesses achieve far better results for profit, people and the planet.

Our values

At Peak State, our values are more than just words on a wall, they guide everything we do. We like to work with organisations who’s values align with ours.

Partner with integrity

We can achieve more together, and for that trust and reliability are critical

Curiosity and adaptation

Always open to learning about ourselves and others allows us to grow and flourish

Fun and creativity

Enjoy the journey! Relaxation, fun and happiness support creativity and innovation

Work and live with purpose

We strive to realise our potential and help other people and businesses do the same

What’s the difference?

We believe everyone should leave the world in a better state than they found it. We like to give back. We like to make a difference. To that end, we support worthy causes where we can, including:

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We’ve donated and led initiatives that have resulted in impacts around the world. How many impacts? so far…


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Our contribution focus areas

About Andrew Ramsden

Andrew Ramsden is one of Australia’s leading experts in digital and large organisation cultural transformation with over 20 years experience. His successes include leading cultural and technical transformations to deliver seamless online service experiences across Queensland Government, boasting significant increases in customer satisfaction and staff engagement.

Andrew regularly speaks at conferences around Australia on digital strategy, organisational transformation and leadership.

Andrew is the host of the Alpha Geek Podcast, showcasing great technical leaders from around Australia, in particular their leadership journeys and lessons. He is now writing a book combining his tools and frameworks with the stories and lessons gathered on his travels. The book is scheduled for release in late 2017.

Andrew has strong leadership and negotiating skills. He is smart, practical and a pleasure to deal with. If you want clever solutions for the real world, Andrew is the guy to talk to
Chris Wordsworth

Director of News, WIN Television

Andrew has superior facilitation and leadership skills and would highly recommend him in this area.
Jeff Graham

Director Corporate Services, City of Greater Geraldton

Andrew made a significant contribution to Justice Services in Queensland associated with the work done in relation to digital on line services and progress with our Digital Strategy development which will be a lasting legacy
Stephanie Attard

Executive Director Reform and Support Services, Department of Justice and Attorney General

Andrew is an inspiring leader, and draws people to him. He has an incredible ability to motivate his team to deliver their best, and no matter how hectic things become, is always there to support them. He can help you see the true root of a problem, and arrive at solutions in an empowering way.
Of course, it also helps that he truly understands the technology!
Rory Daly

Director, East Edit

Faculty and partners include

Cameron Aggs

Cameron Aggs

Leadership psychology

Cameron assists organisational clients to remove key psychological and communication barriers to performance. He specialises in using mindfulness techniques to promote real-time stress reduction and on-task performance.

In one-to-one formats he provides C-Suite executives and other leaders with executive coaching options focusing on exceptional mental health as clear sources of competitive advantage. Cameron also focuses on improving team dynamics, to improve staff engagement and collaboration capacity.

Jane Hedger

Jane Hedger

Innovation and change leadership

Intuitive and strategic management executive experienced in leading organisational change, crisis response, customer experience and staff engagement within complex environments.

A connector and ideator, who is energetic, innovative, and creative, with an enthusiasm for developing people and fostering new ways of thinking and working. A resourceful and influential facilitator and leader with strong problem solving skills and an ability to translate strategic vision into action. Well-travelled and passionate about people, books, and experiences with a commitment to improving diversity and inclusion in our workplaces. Changing the world one conversation at a time, with joy and gratitude.

Steven Gould

Steven Gould

Strategic foresight

Steve Gould is a professional futurist facilitator.

Steve has worked in a number of careers spanning military, corporate, vocational education, state and local government, and more recently in higher education and consultancy.

Steve facilitates a futures consultancy which focuses on relational leadership and foresight modelling. A member of the Association of Professional Futurist and a full Institutional Member of the World Futures Studies Federation, Steve has been delivering consulting over the past 10 years as a futurist and published in the Journal of Futures Studies.

Andrew Low

Andrew Low

Transformational leadership coaching

Andrew is a transformational coach who helps leaders and executives unlock their potential by letting go of limiting beliefs and aligning their vision with powerful new mindsets and values.


Michael Urness

Michael Urness

Critical conversations and negotiation

Mike has taken his extensive experience with merger negotiations, conflict and strategic relationship management to teach others how to master negotiation and conflict resolution.
Craig Thomler

Craig Thomler

Digital strategy and innovation

Recognised internationally as a digital, social media and Government 2.0 leader, Craig is one of Australia’s leading digital media strategists and practitioners, having spent 20 years working in the online industry, including five in Australia’s Commonwealth Public Service.

Clients include


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