Brett Robin Wood

Founding director of Creative Wisdom

Brett (with a close group of professional associates) offers exceptional frameworks, coaching and enlivening arts-based experiences to help people develop and make progress towards their purpose, vision and goals. Brett draws on the artist’s know-how of human behaviour, development methodology and business acumen garnered from his work across diverse industries. He’s worked with the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA, Datacom, Zurich Financial Services, Mingara Leisure Group, The NSW Mental Health Commission, Uniting, NAB and many more spanning health, oil & gas, finance, government, education, financial services, IT, news media, pharma, legal, consumables and telcos. Brett is also an expert facilitator of group dialogue for stakeholders, helping them navigate complexity, collaborate and make quality decisions together. Brett is also a Singer / Songwriter, with two studio albums under his belt, and is currently pioneering music for self-development.

Brett’s ability to hold space and facilitate complex team dynamics is remarkable. He has an ability to transform conflict into meaningful action, using humour in a creative and disarming way. The session was an important milestone for our business and a launch pad for the future; follow-up sessions have already produced efficiency improvements, skills development and strong teamwork. Brad Baker Head of Organisational Development & Strategy, Strata Community Insurance

History & Education

Following a Bachelor of Education degree, Brett’s early career was as an actor and practitioner in the theatre world. He then taught acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Next, stepping into a leadership role at Actors Centre Australia sparked a necessity and passion for the study of the practice of leadership. He then left the world of the arts (bringing his artfulness with him) to step into the world of organisational development. He contributed to various consultancies, then started up his own company, Creative Wisdom, in 2015. 


  • B.Ed. Education, Drama, English
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
  • LMAP, DISC and The Leadership Circle diagnostic accredited
  • Open Space practitioner (Winding Staircase trained)
  • GROW coaching trained (Bob Griffiths)
  • Accredited facilitator – The Ethics Centre, Sydney
  • Labyrinth facilitator – Veriditas Trained
  • Global faculty member – The Leadership Circle