Helping You Create Valuable Change.

Is the change that you’re driving achieving what you thought it would?

I mean, sure you’re spending money – but are you getting what you want from it?

Helping Executives

Drive Up The Value Returned On Their Change Investment

Helping Projects

Tell A Bigger, More Connected Story While Doing Less Work and Getting Better Results

Helping PMOs

Skyrocket Effectiveness By Learning To Anticipate Their Client Needs and Eliminate Jargon

What Others Are Saying About Brendon

Thank you for inspiring me!

Hope, Value Management Office, Australian Taxation Office

Love the energy… I love your depth of knowledge based on your experiences. Your storytelling [is] inspiring.

Ann Campea, Host, The Everyday PM Podcast

I really like how you simplify, and just focus on what really matters.

Anthea, Project Director, Australian Taxation Office

I loved your down to earth, lighthearted attitude. Never stiff or too intellectual.
I love how you include science, theory and practical advice all in one.

Philip Greisen, Vice Pres. PROSAFE Solutions, and Host of the Leader Think Podcast

Brendon’s insights were refreshingly practical.

David, Program and Portfolio Expert

When I began this project, it was facing some serious headwinds.  However, after working directly with Brendon, in only a short amount of time, we had a clear direction, developed a practical delivery strategy and knew how to prioritise our tasks. It gave me the confidence to successfully carry out our project. This was a real achievement given the turbulent environment we have had to work in.

Karin, Project Executive, Department of Finance

With Brendon’s one on one coaching, in just a few months our $9M program went from a 300 line task-list with untold delays to a well oiled machine. Our executives love the new clarity.

Tanya, Program Manager, Customer Service Transformation, Energy Client

Brendon provided both the vision and kick-start our Project Office needed. With Brendon’s new ways of thinking, our team now collaborates more, our practices are more effective and our processes are more efficient.

Sarah, PMO Director, Department Of Education Skills And Employment

Loved Every Bit Of It!

Brad, Sales Manager, Defence Housing Australia

Brendon was informative and engaging. Not only did he describe how influence networks operate and what the attributes of effective influencers were, he also gave us some practical steps to improve our own abilities to influence others. Once again, thank you.

Tony, Board Member, Canberra City Lions Club

Brendon is obsessed with driving simple, streamlined ways to deliver better change. As you soon as you start reading you can tell. There’s no superfluous steps. There’s only what works, designed and delivered in a way that everyone across my organisation finally understands what we are doing.

Michael, Executive Director, Large Government Client

About Brendon

In a world filled with armies of consulting graduates sitting in dimly-lit rooms retroactively justifying why the latest ‘transformational’ initiative went ahead… Brendon is converting others to a radical new idea…

Keep it simple.

We are all involved in changing our organisations, whether we know it or not. The issue is the industry has over-complicated it. From the obtuse jargon and untold reams of paperwork. It’s just too hard, too confusing and too academic.

You don’t have time for that. No one does.

As a leading expert in the field, Brendon Baker has consulted on over $10Billion in key transformation projects and programs across a range of industries. This has included public infrastructure, business/cultural transformations, shared service implementations, restructures, process overhauls, technology deployments, social policy & more.

Brendon Baker is the Managing Director of the Valuable Change Co. His mission: Help Change Leaders Drive Real Value.

The Books

Valuable Change

Everything You Need To Know To Ensure Your Change Initiatives Pay Off

We Are In A Crisis!

85% of the change initiatives in your organisation could be worthless… Throwing money at an unknown result. They aren’t just accepting ambiguity; they are driving off a cliff, blindfolded and hoping the car flies.

…But I get it. The alternatives are just too hard. The industry has over-complicated it. From obtuse jargon to complex spiderweb maps that are stuck in the weeds. No one has time for that!

But what if there was a better approach? Something a little …Simpler? …Easier?

Finally there is a simple, approachable and highly effective way to connect WHAT you’re doing, with WHY you’re doing it, and then PROVE it. Using Valuable Change you will ramp up your project return, turn outcomes into reality, generate untold momentum, and eliminate those fluffy paper claims. By running Valuable Change, you can say goodbye to slow project start-ups, unwieldy plans, last-minute scrambles, never-ending projects, teams stuck in despair, ineffective staff engagement, and communities that fall apart.

Order here:

Preorder Valuable Change at Amazon.com.au

Preorder Valuable Change at Google Play

Preorder Valuable Change at Booktopia

Creating High Value PMOs

Your Essential Guide

Cursed to Fail?

Have you ever stopped and considered how deep the PMO graveyard in your organisation is?

The multi-million dollar question is: Are you doing anything different? …Or is your PMO cursed to fail too?

Almost every organisation these days has tried at least once to build a functioning and sustainable Project, Program or Portfolio Management Office …And almost every organisation has failed.

The good news is that I have dug up the skeletons, avoided the zombies, aired out the tombs, outrun the boulders and uncovered the common cause of PMO death. So, what if I said that you could reverse the trend and be the one who actually achieves it?

Could you be the hero who pulls the sword from the stone and stops the curse?

Let this guide be the Merlin to your King Arthur. It contains everything you will need to finally break the cycle (while helping you show everyone else, once again, that you can achieve the impossible).

Order here:

Preorder Creating High Value PMOs at Amazon.com.au

Preorder Creating High Value PMOs at Google Play

Preorder Creating High Value PMOs at Booktopia

Creating High Value PMOs

Not your usual dry and boring PMO guidebook. The words fly off the page and Baker’s easy humour makes this an engaging read. Don’t be mistaken though, the content is spot on. If you want your PMO to succeed, or if you need to refresh it, start by reading this book.

Valdi Gravitis, Founder, NSW Whole of Gov. PMO Community of Practice

Brendon is the Managing Director of the Valuable Change Co.