Ernie Schwartz

Ernie Schwartz

One of the founders of Red Sky, Ernie works with senior executives and managers in building their leadership capabilities, developing strategy and creating an environment where people can perform at their best.

Ernie has a unique ability to engage individuals and teams and get to the core of their leadership challenges. He also has the skill to shape his approach to the needs of the person or group.

Drawing on his experience with a wide range of global client's and a background from the diverse worlds of law, politics and acting, Ernie is able to offer clients insights that stimulate thought and produce creative solutions.

He began his professional life in Washington D.C. where he worked with a foreign policy lobby group and on the campaign staff of a candidate for the United States Senate.

Returning to Australia, Ernie worked for 9 years as a lawyer with firms in Melbourne and Sydney, specializing in international business transactions.

Before entering the world of communications and leadership development in 2001, Ernie worked as a professional actor appearing in many stage productions and several feature and short films. As such, he is able to offer clients not only a valuable learning experience, but a memorable one as well.

Ernie is also a much sought after public speaker at conferences and special events where he uses his natural humor and energy to challenge and entertain his audiences.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne
  • Korn Ferry Accreditation:
    • Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI)
    • Inventory of Leadership Styles (ILS)
    • Organizational Climate Survey (OCS)
    • BelbinĀ® Team Roles - Accredited Practitioner
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