MAD Office Hero was created to address the lack of entertaining and engaging ways to learn essential leadership skills online.
Our purpose is to provide you with simple, practical tools to transform how you work, lead and live. We’re here to help you master the essential skills needed to lead teams effectively, to advance your career and to be happy at work.
We want you to be more effective and have more impact everyday. Each of our research-based topics encourages a growth mindset, challenges your perspectives and empowers you to reach your career goals.
MAD Office Hero inspires you to Make A Difference at work and in your life.
- We believe that leadership skills can be applied in any role, no matter your level or title
- We believe that learning agility is a core skill and sets you up for success in all aspects of your career and life
- We believe that thinking ‘outside the box’ creates amazing work and life opportunities
- We teach the raw essentials to be effective in any role
- We believe ‘crazy’ ideas and innovation go hand-in-hand
- We believe that fostering positive work environments contributes to a healthier community and a better world
The team behind MAD Office Hero
Get to know our team of passionate creators and Office Heroes
Born with natural curiosity, Virginia’s first spoken word was “why?” She has always been interested in anything that can help people be more effective. She is passionate about using…READ MORE
“MAD Office Hero gave me knowledge, tools and real skills I could apply to work situations. This gave me the confidence to step out of my comfort zone to persuade my senior executives.”
Born with natural curiosity, Virginia’s first spoken word was “why?” She has always been interested in anything that can help people be more effective. She is passionate about using her unique talents to make a positive difference in the world. As an entrepreneur, leadership strategist, executive coach, facilitator, MBA associate professor, mentor, Board Chair of a special needs school, family ring leader and aunt of twelve, (phew!) she has mastered the art of balancing multiple roles.
Virginia inspires others to be more effective by boosting their influencing skills, getting rid of bad habits, and focusing on what they are good at each and every day. She has been working first-hand with leaders for over 20 years. Virginia holds a Master of Commerce, a Graduate Diploma in Ontological Coaching and teaches in the MBA program at The University of Hong Kong.
Michelle is passionate about design, beauty, art and all the things in-between. When she’s not busy making things look amazing, or photographing the world around her, you can find Michelle in the kitchen, concocting something delicious (or occasionally burning it!)
She has a global focus, having had the good fortune to live in Sydney, London, Hong Kong and San Francisco and has a lifelong love affair with travel, food and culture. Michelle works in the corporate world as a Creative Director, publishes a design/food blog and is an active community member, devoting time to several local organisations. However, her most important role is being the proud mother of three.
Josefina is a cat lover. And elephant lover. And Sharks too. In fact, she loves all living creatures, both flora and fauna. She wakes up every morning obsessing about climate change and environmental destruction and goes to bed still obsessing, to the consternation of her long-suffering partner.
When she is not making videos with the inspiring Optimal Life Hacks, Josefina is creating documentaries on human rights issues, elephant protection and ocean health. Having spent half her life in Asia, she has seen first-hand the dire need for a more enlightened and just approach to life on Mother Earth. As a side-gig, she is also the graphic designer, photographer and recipe inventor for a small healthy snack company in Hong Kong.
Josefina has a BA and MPhil in Fine Arts and Comparative Literature and while she loves a range of visual mediums, film has always been her favourite for its unparalleled power to communicate directly and elicit strong emotions simultaneously.
Nothing recharges her batteries like elephant therapy, whether in the jungles of Southeast Asia or the grasslands of Botswana.
Let us know how we can further support your and your team’s development.