What is working with Orange Squid really like?

Well, we do have the expertise, credentials, and experience to deliver serious value, but we’re fun to work with too (even if we do say so ourselves)!

We really have ditched our egos and decided to focus on work we love to do, which stimulates us. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our clients have to say.

Here are some testimonials from our clients

The way we work with our clients is very much in a partnership model. We’re hands-on, because the best outcomes are always achieved when we all work together as one team.

We are equally comfortable – and have a proven track record of success – working closely with the Executive team; and with your newest recruits in the Grad program (and everyone in-between).

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“Orange Squid was incredibly engaging to work with, sharing many interesting insights and experiences to illustrate best practice methods. The feedback from the team was overwhelmingly positive, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. I would highly recommend Mark, Astrid and the team at Orange Squid.”

- Katie Laird

Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project

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“The Orange Squid team brought some real intellectual rigour to the process and challenged us to think differently about getting insights. And most importantly they worked collaboratively with the team to up-skill them in best practices and to think differently, whilst also making the whole process commercially rewarding and enjoyable.”

- Lynda Cavalera

RMIT University

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“Orange Squid has a passion that is infectious. As a team, their skills are highly complementary. Mark brings expertise in competitive strategy and the technical aspects of innovation. He is a highly engaging story-teller and trainer, and has been very successful in conveying the impetus for innovation and compelling audiences to action. Astrid brings valuable insight as an organisational psychologist. By understanding the complexity of effecting change within the culture of an established organisation, she has been able to provide advice through challenging situations as the foundation for the program was laid, and then gradually embedded. They have been involved at every level of the business – from interns to the executive leadership. By making complex concepts digestible and simple, they are able to cut through and inspire employees in the business to make a direct impact that adds value. I have always found Orange Squid to be professional, reliable and to consistently produce high quality work. It has been a pleasure working with them.”

- Christine Gilroy


Griffith Hack

“Astrid’s presentation on ‘Building a Highly Innovative Organisation and Culture’ to the principals of our Firm was very well received. She was engaging, enthusiastic and motivating – not an easy task, as the last speaker of the day. The presentation proved to be very insightful and most importantly included practical tools that could be applied in the workplace on a day-to-day basis.”

- David Madigan

Griifith Hack

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“The team was given the challenge of how the customer benefits of Coles Financial Services and flybuys could be aligned to create unparalleled value. To solve this, Mark and Astrid helped us uncover innovative synergies and then prioritise our next steps. Their approach was consultative and outcome focused. I highly recommend their work.”

- Jonathon Ryam


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“There are 2 types of consulting firms, those flattering your ego and those helping you address your most challenging issues. Orange Squid is one of the latter. The balance of capabilities and the dynamic between Astrid, Mark and Trish result in a surgical assessment of the challenges, a documented development of options and an innovative decision process. Always one step ahead, Orange Squid delivers the extra service and advice that will position your executive team in the best situation to perform.”

- David Suder

Monash University

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“Orange Squid provides a process which can empower people to solve material challenges within any organisation. With meticulous research and convergent/divergent lead thinking, the Orange Squid team can tap into a collective creative that breaks through group think and generates highly valuable outcomes.”

- Will Smibert



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