Zoë Routh


Edge of Leadership


21 & 22 March, 2019

Cuppacumbalong, Tharwa



Beyond Achieving

Year three of the UnConference is here!

With a new focus, a new format, and a heap more excitement!


Two days to reset your neural pathways for astounding leaps in your business power and personal influence. 

Two days to learn the critical steps to overcoming ‘Achiever Pain’ and the constant bias for action.

Two days to rebuild the unconscious habits you don’t even know are holding you back. 

Two days to discover how far you can catapult when your IMPACT is combined with the INPUT of your Leadership Community.

Your Challenge

You are wired to ACHIEVE. To drive forward, get results, kick goals.

It’s enormously satisfying.

And completely draining.

You have developed an urgent and constant drive to always be DOING.

It’s exhausting,

As leaders and achievers, we face an important decision:

Keep DOING DOING DOING and burn out


Learn a new way.

Get more meaningful results with less individual effort.

Increase return on time invested in people, projects, and process.

Love your work, lead your life.

It was just ‘wow’ - mind blowing, inspiring, scary and everything in between.
— Attendee - 2018 Edge of Leadership UnConference

 What’s the Game Plan?


 TWO days of reflection, ideation, creation, time out, connection, fun, and learning with other renegade pathfinders!

I met interesting people, had my mind expanded and got heaps of leads to follow up!
— Attendee - 2018 Edge Of Leadership UnConference

The Content

1. DEEP WORK - Productivity hacks for focused, and meaningful, work

2. DEEP REST - Advanced strategies to maintain peak performance

3. DEEP PLAY - Creativity and fun for more human BEING (so the human DOING does better)

4. DEEP THINK - Time and space to do the big thinking about your world: personal, work, and legacy

Check out the AGENDA

The Process

This will be an experiential development program: there will be activities for engagement, reflection, and learning. Things will be active, and mostly outside. All fitness levels may participate. We have the river nearby, a large property, and a lovely river path we are going to incorporate in to the activities.

The Feel

The feel for the event will be FUN and CONNECTION. I like to think of it as summer camp for adults! It will be held over two days with options to camp out in the giant teepees, the cottage, or bring your own tent.

*Accommodation can be booked separately on the Cuppacumbalong site.

Accommodation and Dinner options

Cuppacumbalong Glamping
Cuppacumbalong Cottage

We highly recommend and strongly encourage you to take up the residential option. We have an evening meal and crucial program activity that evening. We would hate for you to miss out!

We also understand that you may have other personal commitments, so we have made it an option for those who need it. Otherwise, plan on staying over!

This is your chance to take time out to assess where you are in your professional journey, where you're heading, what you need to get you there.

We want YOU if...

You have a spirit of adventure and are willing to give new things a go

You want to meet other fun, people-oriented, purpose-driven people daring enough to take on the mantle of leadership

You are willing to do things that seem silly, weird, or otherwise unconventional

You like the idea of summer camp for adults and are up for some play time!

You have big plans for 2019 and want ideas and strategies to make it easier and better

You know leadership can be lonely and you want to extend your network of other awesome people

You? Great! Join us!

Most takeaways of any event I’ve attended. Wow!
— Attendee - 2018 Edge Of Leadership UnConference

Amplify Your Leadership

Anticipator to Amplifier


When we are new in our careers, we have heaps of ambition and are ready to do whatever it takes to get results. We achieve through heaps of elbow grease, often working long and hard. We work hard and are recognised for our individual efforts. However, if we don't learn how to lead a team, we can often get stuck in a silo and our career can plateau.


As an Achiever, we've learned how to lead a team and appreciate that collective effort makes a bigger difference. We've had some big wins, hit some crucial career milestones. We measure success in the results we've generated - by ourselves and with our team. We are high performers, and can lead a team of high performers.


At Achiever there are two risks:

1. Success breeds complacency, we plateau in our results, and we experience unexpected disruption (hello Kodak).

2. We set even bigger goals and think 'if I just work harder, I will get there'. Hello burnout.

If we don't manage these risks well at Achiever, we experience the FADER stage. We lose relevance and reputation, and get fried with stress and exhaustion.


A fundamental shift occurs in our Be, Think, Do as a leader. We play the long game and deliver on the short game so we can make more meaningful contribution. We grow leaders not just lead teams so we can extend our impact.

We amplify:

MESSAGE: More people support our goals

MOTIVATION: More people act to make a significant contribution

RESULTS: More work that matters gets done.

In his book, Amplifiers: The power of motivational leadership to inspire and influence, Matt Church says, "three pivotal actions are establishing meaning and motivation so that you can drive results. These are the daily to-dos for amplifiers."

At the Edge of Leadership UnConference, we are going to fine tune these daily to-dos so you:

Get more meaningful results with less individual effort.

Increase return on time invested in people, projects, and process.

Love your work, lead your life.

100% relevant no matter what industry. Inspiring and thought provoking.
— Attendee - 2018 Edge Of Leadership UnConference


At Achiever, we have a critical decision to make: keep doing what we've always done, and fry ourselves, OR

explore a new way of Thinking, Being, and Doing.

Learn how to be an Amplifier at the 2019 UnConference.

The UnConference covered everything that a business and leader in an organisation should be thinking about.
— Attendee - 2018 Edge Of Leadership UnConference

Be different to do different.

To accelerate results, it’s not ‘do more of the same’; it’s ‘do things differently’ to get more results.

At the Edge of Leadership UnConference, we will unpack the PRINCIPLES, PERSPECTIVE, AND PRACTICE you need to become an AMPLIFIER.

Here’s what we need to shift:



Instead of achieving to be happy, it’s happily achieving.

We need doing AND being.

We need activity AND reflection.

We need the destination AND the journey.



Play the long game, not the short game.

Use polarity thinking, not binary thinking.

Think in shades of grey, not black and white.



Grow leaders, not just lead a team.

Foster impact, not just drive results.

Inspire, not just motivate.

We want you to avoid being a Fader, and move from Achiever to Amplifier.

Amplifier Progression Chart

The Venue

CUPPACUMBALONG: A historic homestead along the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.

Check it out here:

Our Charity Partner

We are pleased to support Menslink once again. Menslink provides mentoring support to young men to help them become healthy, pro-social adults. We will be auctioning a spot on the Leader's Edge Mastermind once again.


Who is it for?

GMs, MDs, CEOs of private sector and for purpose organisations with staff from 10-200.

What topics are you covering and what is the schedule?

See the AGENDA here.

Speakers / Leaders / Facilitators

Who are the leaders/facilitators?

The program is facilitated by Zoë Routh. The Inner Compass and Cuppacumbalong team will assist with the group activities.

Zoë Routh

Zoë Routh is a leadership expert who has worked with individuals teams internationally and in Australia since 1987. From the wild rivers of northern Ontario to the remote regions of Australia, Zoë has spent the last thirty years showing teams struggling with office politics and silos how to work better together. 

She is obsessed with showing big thinkers with big hearts make a big difference. Her high impact leadership learning adventures take place indoors and outdoors in spectacular settings.

Zoë is the author of three books: 'Composure - How centred leaders make the biggest impact',  'Moments - Leadership when it matters most' and 'Loyalty - Stop unwanted stuff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates." Her past leadership roles include Chair of the Outdoor Council of Australia, President of the Chamber of Women in Business, and Program Manager at the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

Zoë is an outdoor adventurist and enjoys telemark skiing, has run 6 marathons, is a one-time belly-dancer, and loves hiking in the high country. She is married to a gorgeous Aussie and is mother to a few garden-wrecking chooks.

Read more about Zoë here

Alessandra Edwards

We have secured the fabulous Keynote Speaker Alessandra Edwards for a deep dive on the DNA of Performance. Combining a background in Health Science with a Postgraduate Professional Certificate in Genetics and Genomics from Stanford University, as well as a decade of clinical nutritional practice, Alessandra works at the cutting edge of tailored health and ultra-wellness programs. She is in demand with C-suite executives, elite athletes and high flyers locally and internationally who are feeling tired, wired and frustrated by how this is affecting their professional and personal performance.

Read her BIO here

Daniel Kilov

Daniel Kilov

Do we really need 10,000 hours to become an expert? Can we do it in less?’ This question is posed by memory athlete Daniel Kilov, currently pursuing a PhD in 'expertise'. It turns out that memory skills can indeed lessen time required to develop expertise. Daniel will run a workshop on how memory can improve social interactions (like remembering people’s names), fast-track expertise development, and enhance strategic planning. Not to be missed! It will be UNFORGETTABLE! (Heehee)

Read his BIO here

What is the likely group size?

40 people

Will there be multiple groups and workshops?

Some all together, some self -directed (see agenda).

Will there be any 1-1 time with coaches?

Not specifically, though Zoë will be there through the entire program and available during the self-directed sessions. Alessandra will be available on afternoon and evening of Day 1 and Day 2, until lunchtime.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Private transportation or taxis are the go. There is plenty of free parking at the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact our lovely Executive Manager, Krystal here: hello@innercompass.com.au, or 0427 002 581

What's the refund policy?

We're happy to offer a full refund up to 30 days beforehand. Cancellations within 30 days will incur admin costs of $100. No refunds within 7 days of the event.

Can I update my registration information?

Just contact Krystal with your info: hello@innercompass.com.au, or 0427 002 581

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes, we will be happy to do that for you hello@innercompass.com.au, or 0427 002 581

Check out the photo gallery from past UnConferences.