Literally. People really did fear for their lives or those of their colleagues. Observing how well the response to that incident was managed, completely changed my life and my approach to leadership.

The site leaders stepped up. They stayed in control of their emotions and the situation. They had the courage to make tough decisions, and they cared about the hundreds of people that were affected.

It was quite profound to watch the manager and CEO take charge, take control, and take care. This was an example of how to lead under pressure. That CEO demonstrated how, and why, strong leadership under pressure is so important. And how to do it well.

That experience taught me what I had failed to learn in the first 30 years of my career. Under pressure leadership is about emotional and situational control.


It is about caring for people, and it is about courageous decision making.

I’m Anton Guinea, from The Guinea Group, and I am here to help you lead under pressure.

“Leaders suffer with their mental health, too. And how can they support their teams, if they are not feeling supported? That’s where we come in…”

As the regional Queensland born founder of The Guinea Group, Anton Guinea (Dip Eng, BBA, Postgrad Dip, BPsyc) has become a valued resource for organisations, helping them to create conscious control, and to be better at leading under pressure. An international best-selling author, and thought leader since 2005, Anton’s work transforms organisations and saves lives.

Anton is a Professional Member of the Australia’s Speaker Association and is recognised widely as one of Australia’s pre-eminent leadership speakers. His presentations are thoroughly researched, highly energetic and engaging, always thought provoking, and specifically tailored to the audience.

This is why BHP, Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Newmont among many others have turned to Anton over the years to help upskill their leaders – his ability to translate thought leadership into actionable steps is unrivalled!

Anton has authored five books, including international best-seller Millionaires and Billionaires – Secrets Revealed. He founded The Guinea Group to extend his coaching offerings across leadership, safety and sales training. A believer that passion from life must also exist outside of work, Anton is a proud father, devoted husband, and national representative triathlete.

Anton’s expertise is drawn from a number of research-based tools, accreditations & memberships which enables him to constantly deliver relevant, effective solutions

Leaders with Influence

When it comes to leading people, the ability to influence is essential. No amount of achievements or business acumen will matter if you cannot form meaningful connections with people.

Our Leaders with Influence program looks at the 5 elements of influence and fine-tunes them into sharp, useful skills: building rapport, effective communication, body language, robust conversations and public speaking. Available as a complete program, or individual courses. 

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Public Speaking

Anton has presented more than 3,000 sessions over the past 15 years. His powerful messages have taken him around the world and he has made a positive difference for thousands of audience members.

A natural public speaker, Anton’s presentations are delivered with a natural charisma, with a story telling prowess, and with actionable takeaways. We can guarantee that your audience will be both entertained and challenged.



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