Rob Hills

Canberra, ACT

Leadership and Wellbeing Trainer, Speaker, Author and Coach 

Rob Hills is a dynamic trainer, speaker, author and coach who is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. He is known for his engaging style of presenting leadership, wellbeing and performance making it easier for people to connect to the topic in a fun and practical way.

Rob has over 19 years’ experience in learning and development and has delivered leadership training to thousands of participants both in Australia and around the world. His past work experience includes 10 years in the Royal Australian Air Force,13 years with the Australian Federal Police and a number of years as a training consultant in the private sector. 

Early in Rob’s career he served in the Air Force as a Communications Analyst in the field of Intelligence. He built up an excellent reputation for his leadership and management skills that saw him rapidly rise though the ranks. It was in the Air Force that Rob first became interested in meditation, and later mindfulness.


Rob is the author of the book The No Bullsh*t Guide to Mindful Leadership, which shows people practical strategies to incorporate mindfulness into their lives. Through his programs and coaching he helps people to achieve their best results and learn more about themselves. He is a passionate life long learner and loves inspiring others to reach their full potential. 


Rob Hills has also written and published a number of articles including “You don’t have to be a monk to be mindful” and “How mindful leadership can reduce stress in your workplace“.  He approaches mindfulness simply and practically, and believes in teaching people in way that is fun and easy to use. Using these same skills, Rob coaches people to incorporate mindfulness into their own daily routines.

Areas of Expertise

  • Delivering leadership, wellbeing and HBDI training

  • Designed and developed contemporary leadership interventions

  • Workplace coach and mentor

  • Team leadership, management and administration

  • Presented at a sold out workshop at TEDx Canberra (2016)

  • Engage, Mindfulness Based Emotional Intelligence SIYLI (Google) (2017)

  • Invited to present a keynote speech at the National Press Club (2019)

  • Associate Fellow of the Institute of Managers & Leaders (AFIML)


  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

  • Diploma of Training Design & Development

  • Diploma of Education & Training

  • Diploma of Leadership & Management

  • Diploma of Project Management