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Simon Thiessen
David Osman

About The Real Learning Experience

Welcome to The Real Learning Experience.


You’re here because you’re a decision maker who knows that your competitive advantage begins and ends with your people.


You’ve come to the right place—we share your belief. Our CEO, Simon Thiessen, founded the Real Learning Experience 20 years ago out of his passion for helping organisations, teams, and people to grow into their full potential.


Our approach is based on Simon’s key insight: the organisations that thrive, even in the toughest climates, have three things in common:

  • Strong leaders
  • Teams that pull together
  • Customer-focused sales staff

What’s with the name? It’s not wordplay—it’s what people are looking for when they work with us. Training that sticks. Real outcomes. A real learning experience.


We’re specialists in the art and science of participative learning, which means you can trust us not to simply inflict training on unwilling participants.


We recognise that everyone in your team—from your gun sales rep to your new hire—has valuable skills and insights to offer. Part of our role is to draw out that knowledge and share it, so that everyone on your team can benefit.


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We also work with partners who have a personal investment in seeing your people succeed.