Behind every great team stands one awesome team leader

Would You Love Your Team To Be More Effective?

Would You Enjoy A Cohesive Team Environment?

Have you noticed?

  • Are there some behaviours that don’t contribute to the best team performance?
  • People in your group/team who are not engaged, operate alone or seem self focused?
  • Have you ever had a work member deliver their project late or incomplete?

 

These are the major reasons organisations undertake our programs.

There may be more of these people in your team than you think. They slow down performance, create an unhealthy environment and in some cases can make your organisation unsafe.

About Us

Canoe Images has been in operation since 1992. In that time, we have worked with: Community & service leaders, Military leaders, Sports leaders and Young leaders.

Together, we developed team and leadership models and concepts that have been widely recognized as beneficial in many organisations.

Until recently Canoe Images were a Registered Training Office.

This changed with unrealistic levels of compliance, ever changing facilitator/assessor qualifications and updates and a super doper whopping 1450% increase in the licence fees.

While we gracefully declined we do now issue our own accreditation certificates to competent participants.

Our Clients


What People Say

CFA
Country Fire Authority

During the Black Saturday Royal Commission:

 

It was noted that CFA members from the Nth. West Region (our clients) were better team focused and better prepared to make decisions.

Noelene (Mildura)
Noelene (Mildura)

Beyond Bounds was the catalyst for life changing events for me. We started with activities that pushed us beyond our comfort zone. We set goals for the next 5 years and made personal commitments to achieving them. The program helped me to stop procrastinating and to think about myself. Within 5 years I had achieved 2 degrees, commenced a new vocation that I relish, started a dance class and now teach this passion while being a mother to two teenagers helping them fulfil part of their dreams and assist my husband to create his business potential while keeping my sanity and enjoy being me. Thank you Beyond Bounds -and to all the beautiful women out there considering attending this program- it puts one’s self into perspective.

Boundless

I got so much out of it. I’m a better leader and a more positive person with a better outlook.

– Claire (Griffith)

I made some excellent new friends and learned some life-long skills.

– William (Melbourne)

If you want to boost your leadership skills and make new friends, give Boundless a go.

– Betha
Teams Work

I’ve completed many leadership courses through my employment and through mycommunity work. I firmly believe that Canoe Images runs the best program there is. Their approach and the way they ‘build’ the learning from each lesson and experience is outstanding.

-Andrew (Mildura)

I found the program to be extremely valuable, not only for my CFA membership but in my work andmylife generally. The combination of practical exercises and theory in the bush setting make for a formula that is very hard to beat.

– Dion (Bendigo)

Meet the Team

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Bernie Sleep

Bernie Sleep

Stan Sleep

Stan Sleep

Michael Sleep

Michael Sleep

Marita Valenzuela

Marita Valenzuela

Carol Fox

Carol Fox

Mark Walker

Mark Walker

Bernie Sleep
Qualifications:
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching Sec. – Physical Education /History
  • Graduate Diploma of Outdoor Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Management
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • Certificate IV Frontline Management
  • Certificate Training of Small Groups
  • Bronze Medallion, Royal Life Saving Australia
  • Level 3 First Aid
About:

Bernie is a team and leadership educator with over 20yrs experience in the Corporate, Government and Service areas. He has had a firsthand role in developing team and leadership concepts to assist those aspiring to leadership roles.

Experiential training is the key component to this style of learning and has been adopted by emergency services across Victoria.

Partner and co-founder of Canoe Images from 1992.

Bernie is responsible for program development/design and as an experienced facilitator provides mentoring support to our facilitation team.

Stan Sleep
Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Agribusiness Management
  • TAE4010 Certificate in Training & Assessment
  • Certificate IV Frontline Management
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • Certificate Training of Small Groups
About:

Stan is a leadership and team educator with over 20yrs experience in the Corporate, Government and Service areas. He has had a firsthand role in developing leadership concepts and models to assist those aspiring to leadership roles. Experiential training is the key component to this style of learning and has been adopted by emergency services across Victoria.

He is a well known identity in the sporting arena with a distinguished career as a player, coach and administrator.

Partner and co-founder of Canoe Images from 1992.

Michael Sleep
Qualifications:
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • Certificate IV Frontline Management
  • Certificate IV Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate Training of Small Groups
  • Certified Camp Counselor, Camp America
  • Bronze Medallion, Royal Life Saving Australia
  • Certified Pool Lifeguard
About:

With the Canoe Images company since 2005 with a 6 month experience as a facilitator in the American Summer Camp system in remote areas of America.

Marita Valenzuela
Qualifications:
  • Masters in Education Major in Guidance & Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics
  • Masters in Business Administration (advanced units)
  • Accredited Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • Member, Australian Counselling Association
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) practitioner
About:

Marita’s experience comes from a wide spectrum of businesses: from large multinationals to start-ups, government to non-profit organizations, in the Asia-Pacific region, the United States and now Australia, in the areas of marketing communications, human development, program design and delivery, and mental health.

Carol Fox
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Graduate Diploma in EducationMasters
  • Research Degree PhD (c) Internationally qualified practitioner: Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Time Line™ Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Matrix Therapy
About:

Carol works with business leaders and corporations together with elite athletes and elite sports teams. Ten years experience in the personal development industry as a key note speaker.

Mark Walker
Qualifications:
  • Associates in Psychology Minor in Recreation
  • Certificate in Outdoor Leadership from NCOBS (North Carolina Outward Bound) Asheville, NC
  • Certificate in Massage and Yoga from Asheville School of Massage and Yoga  Asheville, NC
  • Cert. Whitewater guide (Appalachian Rivers)
  • Cert. Canoe Guide
  • Cert. to set climbs
  • Cert. Ski instructor (Greek Peak) Virgil, NY
About:

Worked in America as a Corporate Trainer for Restaurant Chains Ruby Tuesday and 99 Restaurant and Pub. In that time was involved in opening 9 new stores. Training new teams on policy and execution to get off to a strong start.

5 years experience at summer camp and private school for kids with learning disabilities culminating in role as an intervention specialist at Soar, Inc.  Balsam, NC

Married an Australian girl and moved to Australia.