Meet our Founder & CEO

As a trusted adviser, high growth entrepreneur and business leader with over twenty years international experience working on some of the world’s best retail and consumer brands, Janine Garner is one of Australia’s most thoughtful experts on leadership, belief and collaboration. An author, speaker and motivator, Janine is passionate about the return to open and transparent corporate relationships, the power of commercial collaboration in future proofing careers and businesses and the opportunity that exists when we network to build transformational connections that will drive influence, personal positioning and impact.

Janine is the founder and CEO of the LBDGroup and a Partner at Thought Leaders Global.  Janine works with leaders, entrepreneurs an thought leaders in all walks of business teaching them to connect, contribute and collaborate to build their commercial success.

Janine spent 20 years working across the world in corporate marketing roles for some of the world’s best brands including Ralph Lauren, Oroton, Jaeger, Sainsbury’s Homebase and Citizen Watches. Her corporate career saw her launching, rejuvenating and driving business growth and shareholder value along with award winning marketing campaigns and strategies.

She is the author of the Wiley internationally published book, “From Me To We – Why commercial collaboration will future proof business, leaders and personal success”, a practical handbook filled with tools, ideas and suggestions for opening up to a smarter way of business thinking which will position you well for future commercial success.

With a Bachelor of Science in Management and Business Administration, Janine is the winner of an International Stevie Award, a Top 10 finalist in the DARE Magazine Daredevil Awards and was listed in 2013 as one of Australia’s “Most Inspiring Women” by Madison Magazine. In July 2016 Janine received an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree from her university in the UK.

Janine is a sought after keynote speaker, mentor and advisor. She writes every week for her own blog and is a regular commentator in the business print and on-line media, including The Huffington Post, CEO Magazine, Success Magazine, BRW, Women’s Agenda, AIM and The Australian and regularly appears on TV and radio. Janine is also the founder of Australia’s first gift giving circle, the First Seeds Fund, committed to reducing the impact of poverty and abuse in Australian communities with a focus on women and children.

Her client list is wide-ranging and diverse and includes the IT, banking & finance, law, retail, property and fitness industries. Examples include Hewlett Packard Enterprise Australia, CBRE, Cisco, Department of Defence, Clayton UTZ, Servcorp, Think Tank Media, Fernwood Fitness, Bras ‘n Things, Scentre Group and APSMA.


Janine has published her second book “Its Who You Know” which is now a best seller.



Janine works with a small number of mentees every year and places fill up very quickly. For further information, and to ensure you don’t miss out on this invaluable business tool, email


Janine writes every week for her own blog and is a regular commentator in the business print and on-line media.  If you would like to receive a copy of Janine’s blog sign up here.

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