HighGround Communication is a specialised consultancy founded by expert and innovative communicator Rebecca Riggs. We deliver training, facilitation and strategic guidance to clients from all sectors.

 

From the HighGround you can see a long way. You can understand the whole environment around you and make decisions based on everything you can see.

 

On the HighGround you can be seen clearly – where you stand and who you are.

It can be vulnerable but it is essential to being trusted and believed.

 

From the HighGround you can be heard and tell your story to all who need to hear.

Our Values

Here at HighGround Communication, we are passionate about creating brilliant, ethical solutions for our clients inspired by the following principles:

We Create Strategies

Before we do, we must first seek & question all assumptions, including our own.

We Tell Stories

Before we do, we must listen, to deeply understand the many perspectives, to integrate and resolve.

We Communicate

Before we do, we must ask ourselves:
Is it true? Is it useful? Is it kind?

HighGround Communication Team

What We Offer

HighGround Communication Executive Training
HighGround Communication Executive Training
Executive Training
For leaders and future leaders in times of adversity and change.
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Speaking Brilliantly
Our signature training program, designed by experts to teach you to speak with brilliance.
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Meeting Facilitation
For shifting the dynamic during challenging times, using our Focused Narrative Practice Methodology.
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Strategic Guidance
The hand you need in complexity and uncertainty to find identity, unity and momentum.
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Speaking Engagements
Discover a practitioner, researcher and performer in the managing director of HighGround Communication, Rebecca Riggs.
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Other
Want more? At HighGround Communication, we love collaborating with clients to craft a solution for their needs.

Our Team

Founder and Managing Director

Rebecca Riggs

As the Principal of HighGround Communication, Rebecca's focus is empowering others to respond to the challenges of both adversity and growth: whether that be reframing personal trauma, communicating in crisis, emergency and disaster, or facilitating change.

Rebecca Riggs and the HighGround Team Kerith Atkinson
Performance Trainer

Kerith Atkinson

Growing as a performer is a journey towards self-awareness and Kerith believes it’s a privilege to go on that journey with others.

Junior Associate

Vanessa Bartholomew

With a background in design and digital expertise, Vanessa brings a unique, valuable perspective to our HighGround Communication team.

Our Strategic Alliance

MD Crisis Ready

Peter Rekers

With over 30 years emergency experience, Peter Rekers is recognised as one of the most experienced and polished crisis management specialists in Australia.

Rebecca Riggs and the HighGround Strategic Alliance Bob Jensen
MD Strat3 LLC

Bob Jensen

With over 35 years of experience, Bob has worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the White House’s National Security Council and the U.S. Embassy. He consults globally with governments, NGOs and major corporations.

MD Corporate Sustainability Australia

Caroline Holmstrom

With decades of experience, Caroline is passionate about creating and delivering value as a sustainability professional and management consultant. She understands market potential and has a creative and effective approach for business development. 

Testimonials

Read what our clients have to say about HighGround Communication - our process, products and people.

I highly recommend Rebecca for any community facilitation or engagement events.

Janet Petit, NSW SES Community Engagement Coordinator

Rebecca successfully facilitated a number of community forums following the devastating floods in the northern rivers in 2017. Rebecca is a skilled communicator and a professional facilitator whilst demonstrating empathy for communities who were hurting. I highly recommend Rebecca for any community facilitation or engagement events.

Rebecca's background in the practical applications of building personal capability, means that she has a deep understanding of the individual and what is needed to lift their performance.

Richard Davies, Managing Director of Town and Country Solar

Rebecca's background in the practical applications of building personal capability, means that she has a deep understanding of the individual and what is needed to lift their performance. She understands who you are and what you need to achieve. She shares strategic insights and specific advice to build you as an excellent presenter and communicator who also feels like they are being themselves.

Rebecca Riggs is in a class of her own when it comes to crisis communication and coaching.

Christopher Arlaud, Vice President of Marketing at Xena Networks

Rebecca Riggs is in a class of her own when it comes to crisis communication and coaching. I had the benefit of her services recently when she flew to Japan at short notice to help guide me through a video response to a corporate marketing challenge. Her advice was concise and insightful and her approach was pragmatic and professional. The ROI of using her services were excellent.

Rebecca was able to quickly get across the complexities of the issue and offer expertise and strategies to manage potential risks...

Jennifer Travis, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Manager at Roads and Maritime Services

I first saw Rebecca in action facilitating a highly charged and emotional meeting in a community following a major flood event. I was there on behalf of another agency and was immediately impressed with Rebecca’s style of engagement as being community centric, empathetic while being fair to all those involved.

I then called upon Rebecca’s assistance for a community meeting I was managing on a sensitive issue. Rebecca was able to quickly get across the complexities of the issue and offer expertise and strategies to manage potential risks to ensure the meeting ran as smoothly as possible.

Rebecca is up front with the client and the community about her role, she is authentic and unbiased in her facilitation and the public recognise this and results in better outcomes.

The team and I valued her up-front attitude and control that she brought to our event, which helped reduce the anxiety we all felt.

I recommend Rebecca to anyone is genuinely looking for a shared outcome to a community issue.

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