TRAVIS THOMAS, FOUNDER OF TEAM BUFFALO

At Team Buffalo we have a deep belief that kick@ss leaders create amazing organisations. Places we’d all love to work with a real purpose. Leadership isn’t easy, but you don’t need to go it alone. You’re part of the right herd that faces the storms of change. We’ve helped hundreds (literally) of leaders do just that.

I’m Travis and I lead Team Buffalo as Managing Director while consulting to leaders and executives in their own organisations. I’ve worked with leaders across corporate, not for profit and local government organisations all the way through to ASX 100 companies. I’m deeply passionate about people and unlocking value for organisations and enjoy working with leaders to maximise people, profit and business outcomes.

 

 

BUT WHY NAME IT BUFFALO?

When a storm approaches, cows run horizontally along the plain to get away from danger. Unbeknown to the cows, they are too slow to outrun it AND most storms move horizontally on the plain. This means cows, seeking to avoid pain, spend significantly more time stuck in pain and scrambling to survive. Poor cows.

 

Conversely, buffalo anticipate the storm. They monitor it and charge directly into the storm. Why? They know it means they spend less time in pain and that the best results come from embracing the inevitable change.

 

We believe that the best leaders behave like buffalo. They embrace the inevitable change and work with the herd to embrace it. They behave with agility like the buffalo, accepting that they need to turn and move quickly if the storm does. Embracing the change means the best possible outcome and a happy, thriving herd.

 

Fun fact: buffalo are also fast (can run up to 50 km per hour) and forage for 11 hours a day. Who said buffalo are lazy?

What we don’t do at Team Buffalo

  • We aren’t boring
  • We don’t bill for work we don’t do
  • We don’t leave until the work is done
  • We don’t tell you what you want to hear, we tell you what you need for growth
  • We aren’t a generic training company
  • We don’t do soft skills, we do change that tackles the reality of business and people

What we do at Team Buffalo

  • We deliver work we are proud of (without exception)
  • We know our sh*t
  • We are here when you need us (seriously)
  • We have a no d*ckheads policy when it comes to the team and clients
  • We love cake, memes and having fun
  • We set the bar high, really high

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