Based in Perth Australia, Lead Different began as a conversation in a hipster cafe in Los Angeles and has grown to include clients and speakers from around the globe. We're obsessed with two things: People and the Future. How can we help you create a different future?

We help companies create greater value for stakeholders, for customers and employees. Our clients have experienced tremendous growth in Performance, built a Culture that thrives, and developed original Leaders who aren't clones. Our team comes from all over the globe and from many different backgrounds to create programs and events that make a real difference.

James Bryant

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As a teenager, James realised the secret to success is developing people. His passion for developing people started with coaching basketball as a young teenager.  Through the years he coached hundreds of players up to the professional level and some of the players went on to play for Australia.

The desire to develop people evolved through developing staff and clients in the fitness industry and in multinational non-profit groups. It has taken him around the globe training, developing, igniting imaginations and helping people to make dreams a reality. 

These days James works with large international organisations speaking and implementing programs to increase performance and blow through KPIs.

James lives in Perth with his wife and two young sons and loves the challenge of helping others become their best version of themselves as they seek to make the world a better place!


Sidhara Udalagama

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After growing up in Sri Lanka, where Sid gained an appreciation for diverse cultures and people, she moved to England and gained her BSc in Psychology and then her MSc in Organisational Psychology at the University of Nottingham with First Class Honours. She has worked extensively in the not-for-profit sector, including social work with the marginalised, leadership development and public speaking.

Sid also has a musical background, performing Cosette in Les Miserables and has a Performer’s Certificate from Trinity College in London.  Sid is married to a dentist in Perth. She continues to be fascinated in why people think and act the way they do, and helping them in their personal growth and development.


Ray Darch

Ray loves discovering how things work and helping individuals, teams, processes or businesses find their potential for improvement.

With a background in corporate tax, starting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and working with some of Australia’s largest listed companies and not-for profits, Ray has experienced what works and what doesn’t work. Ray believes that the key to success always comes back to people; Who are we adding value to? How can we all succeed?

Ray lives in Perth and runs his own business consultancy. He enjoys helping entrepreneurs navigate the business journey well, whilst pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities of his own.