Explore the intersection of leadership and neurodiversity with Michelle Holland. Dive into insights and strategies for creating inclusive workplaces where every mind thrives.

Introducing new book “Imperfect Leadership”

Are you tired of trying to be everything to everyone? 🤷🏼‍♀️ I know I was. At the end of 2019 I collapsed physically and mentally due to stress and overwork.

🛑 This burnout caused me to experience severe joint pain, brain fog that took two weeks of memory, an extra 15 kilos I didn’t need, and threw me into a deep depression.

😶‍🌫️ It was only after 4 weeks of not working and resting that the pain and brain fog started to lift. And it was only after 12 months of behaviour change, including adding boundaries, when I began to feel like my old self again.

I know burnout. I know I never want to experience that again.

📖 So I wrote a book about the link between the unreasonable leadership expectations we put on ourselves and burnout.

And here it is.

Written as a fable with Samual a busy and burnt out leader at the centre. Join Samual as he goes on an adventure with his guide to learn that being an imperfect leader can save your life and make you whole.

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Thanks for your continued support as I work on my imperfect leadership practices.

Update: Discovering that elements of my life that I thought were quirks or dysfunctions, were actually symptoms of neurodivergence impacts me through mixed emotions. I used to think life was just hard and others had a handbook I didn’t have, now I know that is … well kind of true… so this is the life ‘handbook’ I wrote for myself, not realising I was addressing something much bigger than me, really I just wanted a better life.

I’m Michelle Holland, a perfectly imperfect leader who knows the pain of burnout. I’m also a successful business owner, an ADHDer, an author, speaker, mum, fur parent, home owner, Adelaide appreciator and transformation specialist.

You can’t have it all. But you can have a lot and still protect your health.

Welcome to our vibrant community where exploring neurodiversity at work isn’t just encouraged—it’s celebrated. Led by Michelle Holland, a neurodiverse leader with a rich tapestry of professional and personal experience, our platform is a beacon for those seeking to understand and implement neurodiverse leadership and create workplaces where diversity thrives.

Michelle, with her unique blend of lived experience and professional expertise, offers insights that transcend conventional wisdom. As a certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator, an accredited Culture Profiler, and an international best-selling author, her approach is both validated and visionary. Currently undertaking a Doctorate in Business Leadership, Michelle delves deep into neurodiversity and context-shifting in business leadership, ensuring that her strategies are not only relevant but revolutionary.

Here, you’ll find a treasure trove of resources—from thought-provoking articles and books, including Michelle’s acclaimed ‘Culture Inc’, to transformative training programs and keynotes. Each offering is designed to not just inform but inspire action, tailored to meet the unique needs of each organization.

Our platform stands out in a crowded marketplace for its commitment to authenticity, inclusivity, and tangible results. We leverage real-world success stories from reputable organizations and feedback from impactful speaking engagements to underscore the value of our approach. Michelle’s ongoing academic research further enriches our content, providing cutting-edge insights that support continuous learning and growth.

Join us on this journey to harness the power of neurodiversity at work. Discover how embracing diverse minds can drive innovation, enhance employee engagement, and foster an environment where everyone belongs. Because at the heart of our mission is the belief that diversity isn’t just good for business—it’s essential for it.


Michelle is the Founder and Director of SynergyIQ, the author of four books, including her latest Imperfect Leadership: Stay Goodbye to Burnout and Self Doubt and the international bestselling Culture Inc, create a business that gets results and people love

She is a thought leader in workplace culture and has empowered diverse organisations to create change and get a better workplace experience.

She has worked with BHP (mining), BAE (defence), KBR (engineering), SA Water (utilities), University of Adelaide (education), and the Australian Federal Government.

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