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Performance Expert & Author of Teams That Swear (By Each Other, Not about Each Other)

Complacency is costly. When issues fester, they always explode.

Teams That Swear author Adrian Baillargeon is a leadership team performance specialist obsessed with helping leaders win the games that matter most to them.

Highly regarded as a speaker who creates a strong connection with his audience, he has shared his insights with audiences from Saskatoon to Sydney, Adelaide to Austin and Melbourne to Montreal.

Apart from his Canadian accent, what sets Adrian apart is his understanding of what it’s like to be in your audience’s shoes. Life-changing leadership, transformative teamwork and phenomenal performance do not happen by accident. That’s why choosing Adrian to support your ambitions will inspire your group to achieve the results they aspire to - and deserve.

Combining his 20+ years of corporate experience across Canada and Australia with his unique experiences as an Envoy Coach for Major League Baseball International in Cameroon and Tunisia, leaders benefit from his experiences in marketing, sales, strategy and joint venture management. Adrian has been involved with transformations, mergers, downsizing, and expansion and has received state, national and global awards.

Clients rave about Adrian’s ability to shift their mindset and rewire their brains in an inspiring and easy-to-implement manner. He is renowned for his relatable, practical and enthusiastic approach and for using a mix of examples, stories and theory to inspire his audience to action and new ways of thinking. In addition, many leaders gift their teams copies of his book, a valuable post- event resource that cements the acquired knowledge.

Adrian’s thought leadership has been featured in Fast Company, The Australian, CEO World and ABC radio, further cementing him as one of the leading voices in leadership team performance.

If you want to transform how your teams do teamwork and optimise your energy for optimal results, reach out to Adrian now.

Talking Points

Reconnect to Win with Performance Energy: Re-energising teams for world-class performance (personal/motivation)

Before a team can be at its best, each individual in the group must be able to work at their best. With mental issues becoming more prominent and burnout now recognised by the World Health Organisation as a medical phenomenon, to succeed, organisations must support the well-being and performance of their people.
Reconnect To Win inspires individuals to reconnect with what keeps them at their best, creating a connection rarely reached with each other. The talk provides the context to talk about what matters most to personal performance, ultimately leading to better outcomes for people, customers and businesses.

Who is this for:
Leadership teams
All employees
Adults looking to be more consistent with their energy levels.

Key Takeaways:
- An understanding how people’s energy plays a significant role in pro?tability.
- Insights into how to make stress and pressure improve one's performance.
- An objective assessment of their performance energy levels.
- How to make the changes stick.

Evolving World-Class Leadership Teams: The winning plays for leaders and their teams

When using Google Maps, several routes can get you to your destination. Getting your team to work better together is the same. There is no one way to do it. The key is to know where you want to go and then let the team decide the best way to get there.

This interactive talk shares insights and research to help decide which route is best for them to reach their destination. As a result, buy-in from the team is high, impacts are noticeable quickly, and greater levels of collaboration occur to deliver the results you deserve.

Who is this for:
Leadership teams
Senior and mid-level leaders
Leadership groups

Key Takeaways:
- Higher-performance insights and research, including why swearing amongst teams is a good thing (a fun way to get into teamwork; no swearing required);
- A framework to evaluate your team’s dynamics
- Tips and insights to apply within the group moving forward to help teams succeed individually and as a group.

Workshop: Create Teams That Swear (By Each Other, Not About Each Other)

When using Google Maps, several routes can get you to your destination. However, you must consider your context before deciding which way to go.

This foundational workshop shares insights and research and leverages team members' experiences to help the group decide which route is best for them to reach their destination. As a result, buy-in from the team is high, impacts are noticeable quickly, and greater levels of collaboration occur to deliver the results you deserve.

Who this is for:
Executive teams.
Senior leadership teams (leaders of leaders).
Leaders who want to transform how their team works together.

Key Takeaways:
- Different trains of thought are shared quickly, and participants are willing to embrace different ways of thinking.
- A greater understanding of each individual’s role as part of the leadership team.
- Accountability of how the team works is owned by the team (and not just the manager).
- Greater levels of energy and excitement of what the team can deliver

Teams can engage in this workshop in 1, 2, or 4-day formats.
Highly, highly, highly recommend. Without question, Adrian is ridiculously talented at what he does. Scriibi

Adrian makes his content engaging, relatable and is a dynamic presenter. I would highly recommend engaging him to seek out opportunities to take your team to the next level.

iTracks Canada

Adrian's superpower is his dynamic ability to connect instantly. His life experiences and insightful teachings, shared through expressive and collaborative communication, immediately establish a deep connection with his audience. He embodies the idea of a mentor who walks alongside you, guiding you on your journey. Adrian's riveting and captivating presentation invites his audience on a shared journey.

Bupa Australia New Zealand

Adrian's presenting style is truly engaging; his ability to guide and reignite discussions highlights his experience and his skill lies in steering the team towards focus and collaboration. Christine Davenport, ICU Medical, Country Manager, Australia Adrian is a dynamic and high-performance leadership coach with the remarkable ability to keep the program moving smoothly while allowing rich team conversations to unfold at the right moments. His adaptable facilitation style ensures everyone actively participates and benefits from the workshop.

Australian Rail Track Corporation

Adrian is a powerful and engaging facilitator and goes above and beyond. Adrian's passion and drive for improving the way teams operate is next to none.


I would highly recommend Adrian to other managers and leaders wanting to bring their team closer together and establish a framework for greater collaboration, communication and success.

Auckland Blues Rugby Club (New Zealand)

Some speakers feel patronising and condescending. Not Adrian. His style is honest, engaging, relatable and well-paced, and I appreciated how he incorporated our company values into the work.

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