Building workforces for the future.

Future proofing organisations.

Since 2013, Quintessential has been in the business of building resilient organisations and future-proofing workforces to the ever increasing complex and uncertain challenges that we face.

We work with you to upskill and empower your people to become more self-reliant, resilient and autonomous so that your business becomes more sustainable, open to future opportunities and growth, and more cost effective.

Advantages in working with us include:

  • Working in partnership so that you retain ownership of the solution
  • Transfer of knowledge and skills to ensure continuity of the improvements upon completion
  • Separation of the ‘strategic’ and ‘operational’ to help you optimise ‘on-the-business’ whilst working ‘in-the-business’

As a boutique consultancy, we offer:

  • Personalised services based on your specific needs
  • Bespoke solutions, not generic templates
  • Expert consultant with lived experience and working knowledge of the sector

Our approach is based on empowering your people to make better and more informed decisions because knowing HOW to think will empower you far beyond knowing WHAT to think.

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    • Strategy & Risk
    • Governance, Assurance & Performance

    • Business Improvement
    • Organisational Design

    • Strategy & Risk
    • Governance, Assurance & Performance
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Defence Specialists

The ability to plan for the future is more challenging than ever.

As leaders and decision makers, we are less able to rely on the past for our thinking, as the road ahead is unknown.

This requires us to think differently, to look beyond traditional perspectives, to forge and create new pathways forward.

Patrick and his Quintessential Consulting team leverage their blend of technical knowledge, people and organisational systems, working in strategic capacity to build future workforces and create strategic change, resulting in a modernisation of the Australian Defence Forces.

Patrick and his team are highly experienced, autonomous and independent consultants. We work with a wide range of clients including Defence, Industry, Federal/State & Local Government and Small to Medium Businesses, focusing on their workforce to help them upskill, build capability and become resilient to the challenges of the future.

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I have known Pat for approximately 20 years, initially meeting when working at Boeing, then moving to Eurocopter and staying in contact ever since. I
have found Pat to be one of those rare individuals who uses a personal touch to achieve technical outcomes. Pat’s strengths lay in his broad technical background and experience, coupled with genuine empathy and ability to develop high-performing teams.

Andrew, Head of Customer Support, Airbus Asia Pacific

I recently worked closely with Patrick during the development and delivery of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded Australia Awards Fellowship Program entitled, ‘Responding to Skilled Worker Demand: Improving Quality, Leadership and Management of TVET’ in Vietnam. Throughout the delivery of this Fellowship Program Patrick was responsible for facilitating training activities in the areas of transformational leadership, personal leadership, leading teams, project management and change management. Patrick did an outstanding job in this position demonstrating his agility in effectively and efficiently responding to emerging challenges as well as contextualizing training content to meet the needs of his audience, in this case senior leaders from Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction.

David, International Development Office of Queensland University of Technology

Patrick Albina is a highly intelligent, insightful professional who has the rare ability to balance a high level of technical capacity with a sophisticated approach to dealing with people at all levels. And because of this powerful dual perspective, Patrick has outstanding influencing and engagement skills.

Tim, Thought Leader | Consultant | Author

Working with Patrick Albina on the AIR9000 Ph8 bid was a truly positive experience. Pat’s attention to detail assured the highest quality material was prepared and submitted. His enthusiasm and vigour for the product being offered never waned, along with his determination to ensure all customer requirements were fully satisfied. I wholly recommend Patrick to any organisation looking to engage a dedicated, self-motivated and highly personable team-player.

Jon, Senior Consultant at Projects Assured
Patrick Albina is a highly motivated, intelligent professional with keen skills of insight and perspective that are required to be effective in managing organisational complexity. He has the capacity to embrace the technical aspects as well as the people and relational issues which makes him excellent in his influencing and sense making skills to understand and make long term effective change in organisations.
Erin, Specialist Educator and Advisor

Since mid 2014, Patrick’s coaching has helped me define and develop a values based approach to my career. We consistently meet to discuss my progress and I receive objective feedback from Patrick that I put into our action before our next meeting. This action and feedback loop is the most powerful and effective professional development work I have done to date. For anyone looking to accelerate their career, I highly recommend contacting Patrick.

Ben, General Manager, Baksh Capital
Patrick has been the lead consultant on a number of projects in recent years for CASG, ranging from a comprehensive tailored learning and development framework, asset management principles adaptation to strategic organisational reform and change management. His skills, experience and capability to communicate effectively and strategically with all stakeholders is outstanding.  As well as delivering exceptional value, he is always going above and beyond, delivering ongoing strategic value to the organisation more broadly.
Diana, Senior Manager, CASG

We engaged Patrick to provide subject matter expertise to our Product Management Implementation Project, established to deliver a tailored design and implementation of ISO 55000 Asset Management principles to enhance CH-47F Chinook Product Management. Throughout our 12 month engagement, he provided valuable guidance and practical assistance in all project stages including, problem framing and design; change management; procedure development and practical implementation; observation and feedback; and communication (internal and external). He proved a highly effective enabler to achieving our objectives and ultimately a successful and resilient project outcome.

Adam, Commanding Officer, CASG

About Patrick Albina.

“I work with you to reveal new approaches and identify opportunities that could otherwise not be discovered.”

With more than 25 years of experience, Patrick Albina established Quintessential Consulting Pty Ltd specifically to help decision makers and key stakeholders navigate today’s complex world. Patrick completed his Aeronautical Engineering degree at Sydney University.

He has since gone on to further studies including a Masters Degree in Research (Aerospace) at UNSW; a Graduate Diploma in Test & Evaluation and Systems Engineering from the UniSA; and an Executive MBA in Complex Project Management & Leadership from QUT, where he remains a sessional academic and Industry partner.

He and his team of highly qualified consultants work together with teams and individuals so that they become more agile and more adaptable to the changing environment.

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