Who we are

Skillfire is boutique Agile and Innovation Consultancy based in Melbourne Australia and a satellite office in Sydney. As an invite only collective Agile Specialists, we pride ourselves on the quality of our people and the outcomes we deliver.

Our key differentiation points from the larger consultancies are:

  • Our people being veterans of the industry who have been living and breathing all things innovation and business agility for a long time. We've worked with the world's top technology companies to create amazing results, but we're always learning.
  • Our lasting approach to organisational change through practices tailored to the client's context, deep cultural change and strategies which build capability within the client remove the reliance on our specialists. Larger consultancies like the client to build a dependency, which is just plain wrong.
Skillfire was founded late 2015 in Melbourne by Tim Newbold and Dan Prager. We officially started trading in 2016, and been having a blast ever since.

Our purpose and values

Skillfire exists to help our members, our clients and society as a whole move from a state of Surviving to one of Thriving in an uncertain World.

Community is our foundation. Together we Challenge outmoded ideas and transform organisations by harnessing the power of Continuous Improvement and Creativity.

We achieve the incredible as a Community through consulting, creating, training, mentoring, and more.


Skillfire values: Continuous Improvement, Challenge and Creativity

Mission

At SkillFire, our mission is to:

  • Move organisations and communities from a state of Surviving to Thriving
  • Connect innovative employers with great consultants
  • Enable organisations to produce delightful products that solve real problems
  • Reduce the volume of resources that organisations consume creating products
  • Create an equitable and diverse workforce
  • Link independent consultants with communities of practice & support

Social Enterprise & Giving Back

At our core, our purpose it to improve the lives of those we work with, the organisations we consult to and the world we live in.

Did you know that nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day? More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day. There are 1 billion children worldwide living in poverty. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.

Stats like this blow our minds. Our mission is not to solve issues like this, but it is important that we all contribute to their resolution. This is why we donate 10% of all profits to causes around the world, focusing on projects which create high impact and long term benefits.

Skillfire Consultant Manifesto

We are uncovering better ways of consulting by embracing new ways of working and helping others do the same.
Through this work we have come to value:

Employer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation
Focus on the whole over Local Optimisation
Reflect & learn over being busy
Setting a Vision & goals over dictating an approach