Building Organisational, Community and Financial Resilience
Over the last several years Rethink Consult has aggregated data and research to provide councils, businesses, communities and other organisations with the tools to expedite learning when it comes to building resilience. This consulting model takes a ‘risk management’ approach to building resilience. Our focus is on helping communities, organisations and businesses understand the risks, then moving toward mitigating these risks.
From our background and experience we have chosen a risk management approach to building resilience with a focus on:
- Climatic Shifts
- Declining Net Energy (Resource Constraints)
- Environmental Challenges
- Financial/Economic Headwinds
Through strategic visioning and using evidence based data we help our clients preempt potential shocks and disturbances and move towards a regenerative model.
Rethink Consult - passionate about facilitating positive change...
After several years of dedicated independent research, in the fields of energy, economy and environment, it has become apparent these systems do not act in isolation. These systems are inextricably linked. Only by understanding the connectivity and synergies of each system can we truly develop positive solutions and strategies to move forward.
Our holistic approach ensures that risks, vulnerabilities and opportunities are minimised, mitigated or maximised. By raising awareness around systemic challenges we can help identify, collaborate and guide communities, organisations and business towards a more resilient future. Our goal is to help re-position organisations to adapt and thrive in a changing world...
Andrew Martin - Resilience Consultant - Director of Rethink Consult
B.Bus / Dip Financial Services (Securities Institute of Australia)
Andrew is an independent analyst, author and director of Director of Rethink Consult. He is author of Rethink…Your World, Your future, which explores why failures in cognitive thinking have been limiting humanity from true progress. Andrew conducts workshops on resilience – what it means to be resilient and how to build resilience. He takes a whole systems approach to exploring how to navigate the challenges ahead and uses evidence-based research to develop strategies and solutions for communities, organisations, and businesses. Prior to establishing Rethink Consult, Andrew worked with many of the world’s leading investors, analysts and traders in the financial markets throughout Australasia and North America. Over recent years he has developed a highly diverse and thriving permaculture property in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand that attracts interest and visitors from around the world.
Andrew is the architect and developer of the MRI and MRA tools which help manage risk and build resilience. His extensive network of passionate, highly skilled people, make Rethink Consult the ultimate partner...
Mik Aidt - Communicator, Educator and Resilience Specialist
Mik Aidt, is an Australian citizen with Danish heritage, he is a journalist and communicator who in 2013 founded a weekly radio and podcast show about the climate emergency and sustainability, The Sustainable Hour, which today is recognised as a leading Australian podcast in its field.
Mik has a Bachelor of Applied Journalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism and an established career in media. He has worked for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and as Executive producer of a weekly, national radio show in Australia on SBS Radio.
Behind the scenes, he has quietly been organising winning community campaigns, and planting and nurturing ideas which later on have blossomed on a global scale. Mik has been instrumental in contributing to the success of the ‘climate emergency declaration’ movement which has spread to government authorities, and beyond, over the last several months. Mik is owner of the now world-famous website www.climateemergencydeclaration.org – and has been influential in Greta Thunberg's rise to prominence during 2018.
Mik is actively engaged with his local community, having clocked up hundreds of hours working in community broadcasting. As well as being involved in organising numerous events, Mik has interviewed over five hundred residents from his city from all walks of life – from leaders, decision makers, business owners and activists to school kids and grandparents – about their hopes, dreams and aspirations for this city.
Shane Ward - Sustainable Land Use & Soil Health Consultant
Shane brings a wealth of expertise to the team as a result his time spent learning from many of the world's leading authorities in sustainable land use, soil health and regenerative agriculture. He brings an international perspective, scientific rigour and pragmatic approach to his work drawing from a wide range of fields and scientific disciplines to solve the most urgent agricultural, resource and sustainability problems. Shane is motivated by the challenge that each new landscape brings. He finds creative ways to use a combination of both the latest scientific research and best-practice case studies from across the world. As well as being a integral part of Rethink Consulting, Shane also runs his own independent consultancy which operates globally.
Eck Gordon - Resilience Consultant
Eck holds a BSC Hons in Agriculture and Farm business management.
He has worked across a variety of specialty markets in insurance in London garnering extensive experience within Lloyds. He specialises in risk management on a global scale, with expertise in adapting and mitigating climate change. He has travelled widely and has an in depth understanding of alternative food production systems, and in particular Regenerative Agriculture. He has worked alongside some the of leaders in regenerative agriculture. Eck is passionate about using his skills to help communities to achieve greater independence, with a lower reliance on external energy inputs and a smaller environmental impact.
He facilitates workshops on resilience and aims to educate groups on the escalating physical, financial and environmental challenges facing us on a local, national and international scale. In addition, he considers solutions and opportunities that may present themselves and how they could be implemented across society from communities to organisations and businesses.
Mike Green – Strategy Consultant
M.Sc(Tech)Hons (University of Waikato)
Mike is strategic in his thinking and pragmatic in his implementation, creating an environment for change within an organisation and then engaging the key players in its delivery. He comes from a scientific background and for the last 17 years has been a consultant in business strategy, leadership, growth, and team development. He has worked with more the than 300 companies to grow and develop their businesses, people, and profits. He is passionate about navigating the issues associated with energy, the economy, and the environment.