riskfacilitator heuristically educates people on risk intent, process and practices . People change because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings, not because they were given endless amounts of logical data. When changing behavior towards risk, both thinking and feeling are essential. Without risk taking we stop evolving; without risk, we stop dreaming.
International legislation guidance (US Occupational Safety and Health Act, European Framework Directive 89/391/EEC)
Risk Management Support & Education
Tailored training solutions
Training needs analysis
Business Continuity Planning
Planning for recovery and business disruption
Critical incident debriefing
Risk Management Review
Annual corporate governance reports
Expert witness testimony
Independent review & monitoring
Industry best practice
Compliance audits and mapping
Risk framework, program and system
riskfacilitator is proud to contract Certified Practicing Risk Managers (CPRM) with subject matter experience related to the provision of services and products. A CPRM is a licensed practitioner through the Risk Management Institute Australasia and represents the highest level of practice within the risk management profession. A CPRM demonstrates significant skills and knowledge gained through experience, qualification and commitment to ongoing professional development.
At the age of fourteen I had the privilege to work along side and travel with my father, the late Robert Chivers, who ran a successful business management consultancy. My father would help companies grow their business using strategic planning, communication and marketing strategies, combined with practical team building activities that paralleled the theory. He believed that you could never absorb knowledge if you couldn’t feel it. This was my first real lesson in business and is a lesson I still follow today.
My father would hire adventure companies to come in and run team building activities, as I watched on, unbeknown to the learning experience I was exposed to. It only took me six months to start to suggest my own challenge activities that would be more suitable to the clients I was observing. By the time I was fifteen I started my first company aptly named, Motiv8. I had gone and got myself certified in a range of adventure activities and at eighteen I started my Bachelor of Health Science in Human Movement, specializing in behaviorial psychology of teams. This is what I believed was the ingredients required to push clients out of their comfort zone, while understanding the theory of what would influence a person to take more risk. Without taking on risk there was no opportunity to grow. This was the second lesson I learnt from my father.
For the next five years I travelled around Australia with my father facilitating a vast array of company challenges while learning the do’s and don’t’s of business practice whilst coming up with practical solutions and theories to my father's business teachings. It's amazing what you can learn by observation.
At the age of twenty I had the opportunity to go into business with Chris Milne, founder of adventure company, The Edge Adventure Sports. I went on to grow Motiv8 and its corporate team building activities, at the same time as developing my skills as an instructor and business partner. Chris’s mentorship, creativity, passion and our ten year relationship were the foundations of my understanding of what it meant to run a business. During these ten years, I strengthened my business academia and completed a Diploma in Business Management and went on to gain certification in a range of health and fitness specialty areas that included professional personal training, corrective exercise and remedial massage and a number of other skill sets that lent themselves to my growing profession of managing people’s risks.
By the time I was thirty, I had the opportunity to explore a new challenge with a new business partner with exposure to worldwide opportunities in a variety of industry sectors. For four years I had the unique and humbling experience to I travel the world educating CEO's, executives and operational personnel on risk management intent, process and practice. I went on to complete a Graduate Certificate in Risk Management and was certified by the Risk Management Institute of Australasia (RMIA) as a Certified Practicing Risk Manager (CPRM) as well as completing a number of industry specific qualifications.
Unfortunately, not all business relationships work, no matter how hard you try. Knowing when to walk away was the third and final lesson from my father before he passed away. In 2011, riskfacilitator was born and the greatest adventure of my life began... helping people to dream big!