Plum out of ideas?

Perfect for small teams, we can now offer all Lynne's Fruity content in one online video training package, where you can run the workshop in house.

Take a listen ....

Imagine a workplace where everyone -
RESPECTS     each other's differences
CONNECTS   using a blameless language of connection and
THRIVES        as a high performing team with a healthy workplace culture
AND where you, as a leader, get valuable insights into how to best manage each of your team members.

Love it already?

Less stress.

Greater productivity.

A fatter bottom line.

$$       How much time do you spend on handling staff issues?

$$       How much time and energy do your staff waste when they're not connecting as well as they should?  


$$       How many hours are lost on stress leave? Sick leave?

When you're spending a bunch of time on the people stuff, here's the bottom line.



High Staff Turnover

Reduced Productivity

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and more for the numbers nerds - you do the maths...

It makes sense to invest in getting this time and money sucking problem under control.

How does it work? Why Fruit?

And am I an Apple, Mango, Lime or Banana?

Our Fruity online training video program works because it's simple.


It's designed to be run together as a team where we get everyone understanding:

  • why we're different,

  • how we're different, and

  • how we can work more effectively together.


The results?

Which Fruity personality are you? 
Click on me to try a taster quiz



Three simple steps. 



Lynne's trained thousands of people in face to face programs since 2006

so we know this content and the Fruit works. Here's why.

EASY - No complicated formulas, just an easy 'to do every day' way.

RELATABLE - instant recognition of yourself and others

MEMORABLE - Fun, but underpinned by proven memory & adult learning techniques.

BLAMELESS - Fruit becomes your workplace language and helps distil tension.

(After all, you can't be offended when you're asked to take off your Apple hat and bring out your inner Banana - right?)

Don't just take our word for it. Click on me to read what others have to say...

So here's what you get - 

  1. Access to our exclusive Profiling Tool

  2. Nine (9) video modules and practical exercises

  3. Downloadable workbooks

  4. Team Leader's Guide

  5. One copy of Lynne's book Bite Me! and other do's and don'ts of dealing with our differences

  6. Downloadable posters for the workplace

  7. Pack of Fruit stickers and wallet cards

  8. Facebook Community (including access to free e-books and invitations to facebook live events)

Meet Founder & Facilitator

Lynne Schinella

After 10 years running her own performance improvement company, Lynne was drawn to the world of training where her communication skills were honed, establishing Ripe Learning in 2001.

Creator of the RIPE Personality Profiling System in 2004, she has now trained thousands of people on how to work with the strengths and challenges of being an Apple, Mango, Lime or Banana.

Lynne is in demand as a business and conference speaker both in Australia and overseas and the author of Bite Me! and other do’s and don'ts of dealing with our differences.

Lynne doesn't just teach this stuff, she's lived it.
Click on me to check out her story.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can I run this training with my team?

As the Ripe Champion aka The Grand Pineapple, you decide when you start the programme with your team. BUT please allow at least 5 working days for delivery of your Resources Pack.

How does this work once I purchase the training?

Once you purchase the package you will be sent a link directing you to a website where you login and download all the materials you need. You also play the videos from this website.

How long should I allow for the training?

Depending on the size of your group and the time you want to take for discussions, it can run from

2 - 4 hours OR the programme can be broken into up to three sessions of 40 minutes - 1 hour each.

I'm not a trainer! Can I still run this?

Yes, relax! Lynne runs the programme, but we do need your help. Before the session you'll need to familiarise yourself with a simple Team Leader's Guide that explains everything. We also suggest you go through key points at the end of each section in Lynne's book, Bite Me! And Other Do's and Don'ts of Dealing With Our Differences which will act as a support.

What do I need to do to prepare?

Unlike many other courses, this programme is designed to be run as a group/team. You should download and print off the Team Leader's Guide ( see previous question) and take a read to familiarise yourself with the few simple steps.

Do you have support materials available?

Yes. A Resources Pack containing fruit stickers and wallet cards will be sent to you for use during (and after) the programme. A file containing your Team Leader's Guide, Participant Workbooks and Posters can be downloaded and printed. You will also be sent a copy of Lynne's book,Bite Me! and other do's and don'ts of dealing with our differences.

What equipment do I need to run this training?

You will require a PC or Mac,  quick, reliable internet access, audio and connection to a large screen. Please ensure the sound and screen are suitable for your audience size. If taking advantage of the live stream option access to a suitable programme (Skype, Zoom, GotoMeeting, facebook live) is also required.

How often can I use this?

This Video Training Programme is valid for up to 20 pax over a period of 12 months from the date of purchase. An additional 20 licences to the RIPE Profiling Tool can be purchased (to be used over the term of the Video Training Programme only). Access to the Video Training Programme is non transferable.

I'd like to book Lynne for face to face training. How do I get in touch?

We'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch via email - or, if in Australia, call 0433 881153.

I'd like to provide my team with a copy of Lynne's book. How do I get more?

Additional copies are available for purchase (or available on Amazon) should you wish to buy a copy for each of your team. Just contact Lynne's office for details -, if in Australia, call 0433 881 153.

What if I'm unhappy?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 30 days to arrange a refund.

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