Step out of your usual operating environment and into a weekend specifically designed to challenge you, inspire you and develop you into a high performance leader.

Developing excellence in leadership and resilience…

When was the last time you really challenged yourself in a leadership capacity outside of the boardroom?

How often do you stop to acknowledge and reflect on the daily personal and professional challenges that are shaping how you show up to work and interact with family and friends?

Are you ready and willing to push yourself out of your comfort zone to learn more about yourself and to develop and grow?

Leadership experience taking you to new heights

…that will take you to new heights.

We offer the opportunity for executives and teams to spend 48 hours in outdoor environments participating in team building, leadership, resilience and reflective sessions under the guidance of former Australian and British special unit operators.

It’s an unrivalled opportunity to learn resilience and leadership from individuals who have led high performing teams in life threatening situations. The immersion builds both leadership capability and mental resilience by conquering challenges and reflecting on your own experiences and how you have overcome the adversity of your own challenges.

Who’s it for?

The Immersion is for executives, entrepreneurs and business owners who strive to be high performers in your field – people who are ready to be challenged to step outside your comfort zone and overcome the fear, doubts and insecurities that hold you back.

It’s also ideal for groups of executives within an organisation, to learn how to interact effectively, problem-solve and forge strong relationships that support disruption and innovation.

The Immersion is for people who want the edge over the competition, who want to be truly great leaders who can engage your teams in a positive way to achieve amazing results.

About Us

We first connected in 2015 and quickly identified a shared passion to bring greater awareness and development in resilience and leadership across Australian industry. We leverage our personal and professional experience in these areas. Between us we have over 50 years experience in military, policing and corporate leadership.  Together, we have designed a course that allows you to reflect, shape, validate and endorse your learnings in a unique environment that leads to maximum personal gains and growth.

Shaun O'Gorman

Shaun O'Gorman

The Strong Life Project

Shaun has seen his fair share of challenges throughout his life. During a 13 year Police career, 9 years as a tactical K9 handler and two years working on major and organised crime in a covert and surveillance unit,  he experienced violence and witnessed depravity on a daily basis. After leaving that environment with a diagnosis of PTSD and depression and facing an extended battle with suicide, he then experienced a bitter divorce and prolonged family court custody battle. But he never gave in, and never gave up.

Shaun now lives an amazing life, has connected relationships, is healthier and fitter than ever before and enjoys a successful and fulfilling career impacting high performers across a range of industries. The lessons of his 13 year Police career and 15 year corporate career, along with years of immersing himself in personal development and growth, form the basis of his message as a high performance coach, mentor and speaker determined to inspire people to live their best life.

Shaun O'Gorman Dog Squad

William Gooderson

William Gooderson

Unconventional Leader

William is a former British Army Major who, over a 9-year military career, served across Europe and the Middle East, including active deployment to Afghanistan. As a paratrooper he gained experience leading teams on combat operations as part of the special forces support group and commanding multinational groups in large-scale humanitarian and peace-keeping missions.

Moving to Australia in 2012, he battled with mental wellbeing and PTSD as he transitioned into the corporate world and in overcoming these challenges, he has gone on to lead, coach, train and develop executives and teams on their own leadership and resilience journeys.

William Gooderson


Course Overview

The program has been designed to provide you with both a physical and mental challenge, taking you away from your usual operating environment and challenging you with ‘leadership in the field’ scenarios. We deliberately ensure you understand as little as possible about the course before attending. The rationale behind this becomes clear as the course unfolds and provides a learning opportunity based on how you react to stress and lack of control in challenging situations.

The expectations and outcomes will be different for each participant based on your self-awareness and approach to the experience. The techniques used and coaching provided has been designed based on our extensive experience developing and coaching executives, frontline first responders and military personnel. Having held positions of leadership in many complex environments over our careers, we are able to leverage our own insights from our tried and tested approaches to leadership and resilience, as well as sharing our reflections from when things haven’t worked effectively.

You’ll leave the Immersion with a new-found motivation to push yourself outside your comfort zone as a leader. You will gain valuable education and insights about how to manage stress, develop resilience and perform at a high level. You’ll gain a new confidence in what you are capable of and will walk out of the experience a stronger, more effective and focused version of yourself.


  • The program runs over approximately 40 hours, starting on the afternoon of day one and finishing late morning on day three.
  • It can be scheduled to occur during the working week, or on a weekend depending on your availability.
  • Participants are provided with a kit list prior to attendance, however details of the course are deliberately with-held.
  • There is a requirement for participants to have a moderate level of fitness, however none of the activities are physically overwhelming.
  • We are currently delivering courses in areas near Brisbane and Canberra, and we also have provisional sites available in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Fees & Inclusions

The investment per person to attend the course is $5,000 (excl GST). This does not include travel to the designated collection point, however we are happy to work with you around these logistics.

The investment includes:

  • Meals throughout the immersion
  • Two nights’ outdoor accomodation
  • A participant’s pack of carefully selected equipment
  • Transportation throughout the course

Scheduled Immersions

We hold scheduled immersions at intervals throughout the year. By bringing together a group of individuals from different organisations and industries, we create a unique environment of teamwork and resilience. Participants leave not only with enhanced skills and greater insight into themselves, but with a network of contacts who have bonded over a shared experience.

Upcoming Dates:

August 28-30, 2021

October 15 – 17, 2021

Corporate Team Immersions

When you bring your team into the immersion experience, you leave with individuals with greater self-awareness, leadership skills and resilience, and a strengthened team with share experiences that can be taken back into your corporate environment.

We understand that it may be difficult to take 48 hours away for your whole team, so we also offer a one day (10 hour) immersion for established teams. This compressed experience lets you take your team out of their comfort zone to disrupt their way of doing thingsfor greater learning and development.

To enquire about an immersion for your team, please fill out the enquiry form with a few details, and we’ll get in touch to organise the next steps.