Research shows that attitude and motivation can account for more than 65% of the formula for job and organisational success. This workshop identifies motivation of individuals within a team and ways to satisfy, drive and leverage this to build a strengths-based team.

A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skill of the others.
– Norman S Hidle


Click here to view the Mapping Motivation for Success Brochure for more information.


Imagine understanding what really motivates yourself and others at work.

This dynamic and interactive workshop will identify your own key drivers and motivators at work and those within your team in order to maximise effectiveness and be able to complement each other naturally. It will motivate your team and create a better understanding of each other’s strengths and the utilisation of those strengths to get the best out of your people.

Key motivators will be identified within individuals after each participant completes an online iWAM assessment prior to the workshop and then an interactive team day will be facilitated.

Working with thousands of executives and leaders we find many face these challenges:

  • Lack of understanding of what really motivates themselves, their team and external stakeholders
  • Breakdown of communication and motivation
  • Lack of ability to build rapport quickly and easily and have cut-through conversations that matter
  • Constant focus on dealing with and embracing change
  • The inability to tap in and satisfy motivations
  • Blurred focus on working even better as team, with a ‘teaming’ approach
  • Building relationships remotely via email, webinars and Skype

We have designed a highly interactive workshop called Mapping Motivation for Team Success. This workshop program targets the above challenges by identifying motivators of all participants prior to the workshop using the iWAM tool (Inventory of Work, Attitudes and Motivations).



The workshop takes place as an interactive session that outlines key patterns, what they are and how each person can apply these results to themselves and the team.

Key outcomes of workshop are decided upon and aligned to current business and team objectives.  All participants must complete the iWAM questionnaire prior to the workshop. The workshop will incorporate team, paired activities and a real work scenario with follow up along with an action plan to ensure the lessons are utilised ongoing and results are actionable.



This program is designed for the manager and their team or cross-functional teams who are looking to understand their own and others’ strengths and motivation at work. By understanding these motivators you can complement each other, learn the language to motivate each other and do what you love and enjoy, not just what you are good at! Lessons can be applied to internal and external stakeholders to build deeper connection, rapport and influence.

A great workshop to build a high-performing team or to reinvigorate a team that may have gone through new management, team change or an organisational transition. 1:1 post work shop debriefs reinforce lessons and application to role, team and organisation.


Contact me today to start your Limitless Leadership Journey!


What My Clients Say

A big thank you to Renée Giarrusso for running the Openpay Mapping Motivation for Team Success workshop. Renee’s program provided our team with a deep understanding of ourselves and each other in order to start working as a super team. Renée’s program provided practical tools to help bridge some gaps, leverage each other’s motivators, encourage collaboration, foster true partnerships and improve communication. Renée did a marvellous job of keeping a group of 50 people engaged for the entire day with her energy, enthusiasm and hands-on approach. More importantly we noticed positive changes and results immediately! The Openpay team now feel better equipped to connect to each other and to our customers. We are now working more like a super team towards achieving our vision. I would highly recommend Renée and her support team to other businesses. Thanks again Renée!

Marni Meydan – Director Operations Meydan Group

Renée is very well-organised, efficient, extremely competent, and has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. Her verbal communication skills are excellent. I would highly recommend Renée and the iWAM workshop as I have personally experienced great benefit for myself and also my team at Australia Post since completing.

Loretta Cornejo – Account Manager at Olikka

Renée is one of Australia’s leading thinkers in the domain of leadership, and has a profound impact on her clients. She is also generous, smart and highly committed. If you want to be in the top 15% of leaders in your field, work with Renée.

Peter Cook – CEO of Thought Leaders & Dean of Thought Leaders Business School

Renée is a highly energetic and engaging presenter, facilitator and coach who demonstrates passion for her subject matter. She will work in your business to embed tools and practices to build capability and strengthen organisational performance. Renée’s style is polished but down to earth, she is adaptable and highly organised. I would thoroughly recommend Renée to work with and add value to your business.

Karen Littlepage – Head of People & Culture at GS1 Australia Ltd

Renée clearly has a career full of experience and an abundance of original thinking. This workshop is great to help all individuals at a time in their career where a refocus on what matters to themselves, their team and their business (or business unit). It was time well spent out of my business – thanks Renée, I look forward to reading some of that IP shared in your book!

Sam Trattles – Author “I Love Negotiating”​

This program provided participants with the opportunity to further enhance their skills & understanding of effective management & leadership principals in an engaging workshop environment. Renée was very knowledgeable and presented a vast array of information based on research and studies conducted over many years by well respected institutions & experts in various fields. Renée’s ability to draw on her personal work experience provided a practical insight into the theory she presented. Overall I found the seminar had an engaging & progressive approach, offering useful tools & techniques to overcome leadership difficulties. I will definitely seek to utilise these in my current role. I would strongly recommend this to anyone as it was a pleasure to be involved in such a well presented & facilitated seminar.

Cos Camassa – Manager Planning, Purchasing & Inventory at Designer Doorware

Renée Giarrusso’s sessions successfully engaged Intrax employees, as did her interactive presentation style and dynamic speaking ability. Ms. Giarrusso did a particularly great job at getting important messages out about leadership to everyone in the room. She did it with the perfect blend of charm and humour. Thanks for your time Renée, I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions!

Thalia Abramzon – HR Business Partner

Renée was a great facilitator for developing stronger relationships within an existing team. She helped the team identify internal barriers to their own and the team’s development. She provided energy and enthusiasm and helped generate curiosity in team members about each other during the Mapping Motivation for Success workshop.

Jenni Smith – Exec Director at Northern Health

Blown away with Renée’s Mapping Motivation workshop. The team now understands themselves and each other at a deeper level and we have a menu of tools to tap into motivations of our clients too. A highly energetic, insightful and powerful program. Thanks Renée, you exceeded our expectations by a mile!

– Mapping Motivation for Success participant

As a trainer Renée is passionate, articulate and highly committed in ensuring all course participants achieve high results in a motivating, fun and challenging environment. As an accredited coach, Renée brings coaching skills into training which I believe maximises the learning for each individual course attendee. Loved the program and the collaborative group work. It was relaxed and down to earth in style and made me feel comfortable and relaxed and a great environment to provide questions.

– HR Partner, Automotive- Mapping Motivation for Success participant