About Us

DifferenThinking™ is a boutique consulting firm specialising in strategic people, culture, leadership and performance services for the innovation sector.

Our global experience has taught us that organisations can often fail to execute their visions and strategies if the right investment in people, culture, ethics and leadership does not occur. At DifferenThinking we are focused on reducing risks by helping you to understand your people and organisational challenges and implement strategies in order for you to successfully grow and scale.

We are passionate about the combined power of innovation-culture-leadership and understands the unique requirements of scale-ups, start-ups, corporates, VC’s and accelerators. Our passion and experience help to empower your investment decisions with human capital services that are agile, commercial, data and analytics-backed and practical. Working with you from the start – prior to capital investment decisions – and throughout the lifecycle of your organisation.

Our ultimate goal is to create, support and maximise growth.

“We have an absolutely wonderful experience in with working with Zivit and looking forward to continuing working with her in the future. Now we have an outstanding team and I attribute a tremendous amount of it to Zivit’s work. What she does is outstanding!”

(Klaus Bartosch • Managing Director & Co-Founder – ASX:1ST)

Our Services

Selection and Analysis

We help you reduce your people risks by understanding who to invest in, identify capability gaps in the team and hire those that fit your organizational culture.

  • Founders & executive teams due-diligence
  • Selection of key team members for scale ups and start-ups
  • Selection of teams for investment and for accelerators
  • Teampreneurs

Selection and Analysis flyer


We coach executives, founders and managers, provide leadership and culture trainings, support and mentor new executives to ensure you can grow your business through developing high performing teams.

  • Coaching first time executives, managers and founders
  • Leadership, culture and ethics programs and courses
  • “soft-skills” development programs
  • Career transition coaching for founders and managers

Development Programs Flayer

Grow and Scale

We support you to achieve meaningful growth through building a lean and agile HR infrastructure that is focused on scalability and delivering rather than policy and policing.

  • Scalability plans
  • Culture
  • Talent

Lean HR flyer


Innovation means constant changes, not only in the product, but also in processes and management. When things go wrong, we diagnose the issues and put a change management plan in place. We believe in understanding your people and organizational challenges in order to successfully improve and grow.

  • Organisational culture diagnosis
  • Capability-gap analysis
  • Productivity analysis
  • Employee turnover analysis

Most start-ups begin with great technology or ideas, but simply do not survive because they fail in their execution. A crucial part of a start-ups' execution is to ensure the Founder Team has the right skill sets in place at the right stage of the start-up's life cycle.

To that end, we have developed a unique tool that helps you work through some of these challenges. The Teampreneurs Strength Mapping Tool has specifically been developed and successfully validated, to assist start-ups to accomplish just that.

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Our Clients and Friends 

Our Founder and CEO



Dr. Zivit Inbar is a People, Culture, Leadership, Ethics and Performance expert in the field of Technology VC’s and Startups An Adj Professor in the MBA Program at Deakin University (Melbourne). She is a Graduate of Harvard Kennedy School Executive Program, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow Certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.  Zivit is also a non-executive director, a senior executive, an  advisory board member, and chairwoman with over 18 years’ leadership experience at board and executive levels. Zivit’s expertise spans:

  • HR strategies for Startups and VCs
  • Private and listed Australian and global technology organisations
  • China, APAC, Europe and the US
  • Technology product lifecycles
  • Cross-border governance and compliance

  • Global expansions
  • Cultural change management and integration
  • International M & A due diligence
  • Organisational development and growth

Zivit has a PhD by research focused on strategic thinking and strategy implementation by Western companies operating in China. “Ethical Kaleidoscope: Values, Ethics, and Corporate Governance”, co-authored by Dr Zivit Inbar, is now available via Amazon

Our Product and Innovation Expert 

Guy Inbar is a Senior Strategy, Innovation, Commercialisation, and Product Executive with extensive experience initiating, developing and managing complex services, products & solutions in StartUps, Education and ‘Blue Chip’ organisations.

Guy’s experiance spans a wide range of products and solutions utilising emerging technologies such as Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Passionate about the education and the innovation ecosystem, Guy mentors and coaches young business and founders, and has been a lead instructor with General Assembly on Product Commercialisation since 2014.

Guy holds an MBA from the Recanaty School of Business (Tel-Aviv University), a BSc from the Technion (Israel’s Institute of Technology) and a Cert IV in Business Coaching.

Our Advisory Board

Peter Barclay

Director Business Development at SixSix Digital Commercial Strategy Executive


Sherman Mak

Executive Director
Waleta Investment Group

Alicia Gleeson

Executive General Manager Human Resources at Crown Melbourne

Ran Gartenberg

General Partner & CFO
Vertex Venture Capital

Yossi Lahad

Chairman of BOS (NASDAQ) Board Member at JPIGroup China

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