Solution focused training and development

At Zest Learning, we are curious to listen and understand. Collaborating the energy and experience of our people to serve your organisation. We draw upon a network of diversity and expertise to ensure your training is unique and engaging.

We excel at:

  • All-Day Energy and workplace Wellbeing
  • Evidence based, contemporary learning tools
  • Innovation and Creative thinking solutions
  • Developing frontline leadership skills and competencies
training and leadership consulting
robert hart

Founder & Your Facilitator

Robert Hart

Robert Hart founded Zest Learning in 2010, bringing creatively designed learning experiences to invigorate teams and organisations of every shape and size.

As an active researcher in performance focused psychology, innovation and wellbeing for over twenty years, Robert delivers a refreshing, evidence-based methodology to the fields of optimum energy at work, leadership development, physical vitality, mental fitness, emotional agility to confront fear and uncertainty, focus on peak performance, team dynamics and innovative thinking.

Originally from the UK, Robert studied at the Sports Science and human performance focused Loughborough University (Team GB Olympic Headquarters) and worked globally for over a decade in Senior Leadership roles throughout the UK, Netherlands and Australasia within the Energy and Resources sector, including extensive change management, talent management and organisational development roles.

Robert brings first-hand experience to create relatability at all levels of your organisation from operational sites, senior leadership and staff teams to graduate programs and beyond.

Operating across Asia-Pacific and consulting to clients in FMCG, Media, Energy and Resources, Power Generation, Military, Advertising, Banking, Finance, Legal, Government and not for profit, Robert also acts as an associate to Leadership Victoria and ‘The Executive Connection’ in Australia and is a member of the AITD and Australian Men’s Health Forum.

Meet the rest of the team



Courses: Presenting with Purpose and Practical Pilates

Renée holds a Diploma in Ballet Teaching Studies at The Royal Academy of Dance in London. She is also a qualified Contemporary, Tap and Jazz teacher, holding a Certificate in Dance Education (AISTD, Tap/Jazz) with the ISTD, London. More recently, Renee completed her Diploma in Pilates Clinical Instruction.

Renée formatively trained in Dance and Drama under the guidance of Pamela Waghorn (Ballarat Dance Works) and the late Graeme Coombs (Graeme Coombs Talent School).

Professional credits include stage, television and film: Neighbours, ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, ‘The Crucible’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘The King and I’ and the Interflora Christmas campaign 2017, to name a few.

Since returning to Australia, after an illustrious career in Europe, Renée has worked as a lecturer at Federation University’s Performing Arts Programme, currently teaches dance at the Melbourne Academy of Performing Arts and Clinical Pilates at NU Fitness in Melbourne.
With a deep understanding of anatomical alignment, postural foundations, vocal resonance techniques and stagecraft, Renee applies a wealth of practical and transferable performing arts knowledge to the workplace. She supports workshop participants to build confident engagement skills and greater leadership presence.



Leadership Coach and Program Co-Facilitation

Stuart has over 20 years’ experience as an organisational development, coaching and consulting specialist. Stuart empowers his clients to achieve their best life through improved clarity, inspired action, and an expanded belief in what’s possible.

With a global outlook, Stuart has worked with hundreds of clients across multiple industries and countries. He empowers people, teams and organisations to achieve what success means for them.

Stuart’s winning formula is grounded in 4 years serving as an elite Royal Marine, athletic performance and diversity consulting globally in developed and developing nations. His mission is to bring the best out in people, teams, organisations and communities.

Zest Learning’s workshops gave our employees practical and relevant tools, leaving them energised to try them out with their teams.

BP Australia


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