Essential Energy







Essential Energy wanted to increase inclusive leadership and cultural capability in advance of a high value diversity hiring strategy being implemented, which could not afford to fail at either an individual, team or organisational level.


In 2018, A-HA was engaged to design and deliver a customised Inclusion workshop aligned with Essential Energy’s values and desired outcomes. We collaborated closely with Essential Energy’s internal HR and OD teams to co-design the workshop, ensuring it addressed the organisation’s specific needs.


A-HA provided skilled facilitators who delivered 39 sessions across 29 locations, tailored to the varied operating environments of each region. Workshops were designed for different stakeholders and audiences, including depot leaders, regional leaders, HR and OD teams, and the Executive Leadership Team.


The success of the 2018 workshop led to further engagements in 2019 and 2023. In 2019, A-HA designed a complementary workshop on appropriate workplace behaviours and inclusive leadership, delivered across 24 regional locations in NSW. Although workshops for 2020 were postponed due to COVID-19, A-HA collaborated with Essential Energy to develop alternative blended learning approaches. This included online learning and face-to-face sessions, complemented by pre- and post-learning activities. In 2023 A-HA delivered over 70 online sessions reaching over 700 employees. Through these initiatives, A-HA continues to support Essential Energy in building a more inclusive workplace culture.


What our clients have to say

A-HA was able to provide a pool of skilled facilitators, who demonstrated their subject matter expertise whilst delivering 39 sessions across 29 locations at extremely short notice. Due to our extensive regional footprint, it was imperative that the facilitators understood the varied and often complex operating environments for each of our regions, which A-HA were able to demonstrate a flexible approach which drove consistency across the program roll out.

Martin Minogue

Manager HR & Organisational Development

Essential Energy

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Confidential consultation

We offer an initial, confidential appointment tailored to address your questions and guide you in the right direction, whether you're embarking on a new HR journey or seeking expert advice and guidance on complex workplace issues.

This allows us to learn about your business goals and objectives; and for you to get to know our team and how we can support you to achieve those goals.

Our sessions are designed to:

  • understand your specific questions, covering your current situation, potential challenges in culture, behaviour, performance, diversity or inclusion, and any other concerns you may have.
  • Collaboratively assess your current landscape and outline actionable steps towards meaningful change, providing assurance and support along the way.
  • Most importantly establish a foundation for working together. We want you to feel confident that we are the right HR partner for you, because this is your business’ future you are about to invest in, so we need to get it right. 

We look forward to meeting you.


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