David Peake

Organisational Psychologist, Creative Strategist and Change Agent


David is an Organisational Psychologist, holding post-graduate qualifications from Monash University.

Current work

David is currently the CEO and founder of i-Adapt, a boutique business consultancy focused on Strategy, Leadership and Change Management.

Previous experience

For over 20 years David and his team have focused on helping client’s develop creative strategies that drive business revenues, reduce costs and increase profits. David is one only a handful of consultants certified in the Australian Archetype Leadership study, a $2M study that identified key cultural drivers unique to an Australian workplace that dramatically accelerate business transformation efforts and the financial benefits. This seminal research study informs the leadership style most likely to engage and create ‘full-on volunteers’, whilst preventing staff from slipping into ‘Whinger,’ ‘Survivor’ or ‘Saboteur’ modes associated with low staff engagement and morale, absenteeism and high staff turnover. David presents a keynote address outlining these findings entitled “Leaders, Bosses and Bastards’. David and his team have numerous examples that have doubled or even tripled bottom line revenue & profitability.

David has worked extensively across the public and private sector industries including Federal and State government departments, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Financial Advice, Mining, Health, Aged Care, Monash Health, Barwon Health, Telecommunications, Science, Real-Estate and Manufacturing. Key clients have included REIV, NAB, AFA, CSIRO, Telstra, Sensis, ANZ, Credit Suisse, BT Alex Brown, MMG, Deutsche Bank, Black Rock, HSBC, Western Mining, BHP, Olex Cables, Bupa Australia, Donate Life, Australia Post, AXA, Optus, CPA Australia, Department of Defense, DFAT, HP, Department of Premier &Cabinet and Exon Mobil.

David is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. (MAPsS) and holds postgraduate qualifications in Psychology from Monash University and Innovation from Babson College (Massachusetts), ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship colleges in the United States. David is also an ex HR Manager and L&D Manager for Hewlett- Packard Australia (10 years).


Talking Points
Career Management and Planning
Change Management
Competency Modelling
Team Effectiveness