Speakers

Speaker Lineup

* Subject to Change

Anna Meares OAM

The Greatest Female Cyclist Ever

A winning mindset and resilience

Anna is the only Australian athlete to have won medals at 4 successive Olympic Games

She has also overcome adversity, when a serious crash nearly broke her neck in 2008

She understands winning, resilience and finding hope

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Steven Bradbury OAM

The Last Man Standing

Australia’s First Winter Olympic Gold Medallist

Steven understands that success is not measured by money or medals – but by showing up everyday

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THE MAKINGS OF A CHAMPION

AUGUST
2021

SUSTAINED PEAK PERFORMANCE

SEPTEMBER
2021

Mark McKeon

High Performance Coach

Mark is the designer of the widely practiced ‘Every Day Counts’ and ‘Go Zone’ training programs

He spent 18 years with the AFL first as a Player, then as a High Performance Coach including 5 years with the Victorian State of Origin Team

Member of the Collingwood Hall of Fame. Former Magazine Editor & Author of 4 books

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Jelena Dokic

Tennis Champion, Family Survivor

Australian Tennis Great

Behind her success was an abusive and tyrannical Father

Jelena’s story of overcoming adversity and finding her own motivation, happiness and strength is inspirational

How to embody, hope, strength and perseverance is an inspiration

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Carolyn Miller

Advertising & Marketing Expert

Gruen Panellist & Marketing Specialist

With over 10 years analysing advertising on Gruen, Carolyn knows a good ad when she sees one

She talks about what drives great creative, how to manage multiple stakeholders, and what engages consumers

She inspires confidence in decision making, the need for planning, and how to bring it all together

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Steve Sammartino

Futurist & host of “The Rebound’ on Ch9

The best way to predict the future, is to create it.

Steve is a brilliant futurist who can provide understanding and direction

From blockchain to disruptive technology, the future of
marketing or the shifting cultural landscape

Steve provides the window into where we are headed next

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MARKETING TO WIN

OCTOBER
2021

THINKING LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR: LESSONS IN SUCCESS FROM START-UPS

NOVEMBER
2021

Carolyn Creswell

The Secret Recipe for Success

Founder of Carman’s Fine Foods

Loving what you do, balancing home and work – Carolyn is able to provide some of her insights into success

With passion, respect and vision, she knows that overcoming fear is critical

She reveals her own experiences of finding courage & taking
the leap

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Tony Nash

Founder of Booktopia

Business Insights & Inspiration

After taking 3 days to sell his first book when Booktopia launched in 2003, the annual turnover is now over $115 million a year

With drive, focus and vision, Tony has developed outstanding negotiation and leadership skills

He provides insight and motivation across many business metrics, including forecasting, bootstrapping, PR, empowerment and managing an executive team

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Simon Griffiths

Changing the World with Toilet Paper

Founder of Who Gives a Crap

Who Gives a Crap was formed with a humanitarian ethos at it’s heart – last year they donated $5,800,000 to charity

Simon is an outstanding entrepreneur and philanthropist who has built three social enterprises focussed on revolutionising the way society thinks about philanthropy

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Daniel Flynn

Disruptive Marketing for the Greater Good

Founder of the Thankyou Group

Thankyou’s products are stocked by major retailers in Australia with 100 per cent of profits going towards ending extreme global poverty

Daniel has also received widespread media coverage for his unconventional approach to business and marketing

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CHANGING THE WORLD IN A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE WAY

DECEMBER
2021

INGREDIENTS OF SUCCESSFUL ORGANISATIONS

JANUARY
2022

Dr Joseph Michelli

The Ingredients of Successful Organisations

International Speaker, Based in USA

Psychologist, Best Selling Author,
and Customer Service Expert

He demonstrates how to build a culture of service excellence within organisations

Shift the employee mindset from selling to consumers, to becoming a trusted advisor by creating genuine engagement

Building true loyalty is
the essence of great customer interactions

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Gus Balbontin

Innovate & Adapt Your Business

Former CTO & Executive Director –
Lonely Planet

Often thought of as a futurist, not because he predicts the future, but because he helps you focus on what you can control NOW to deal with any future

CANDID AND REAL, the lessons he shares can be applied to all modern business and individuals facing UNCERTAINTY and the relentless pace of technology

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Dr Richard Harris SC OAM

Leadership & Working Through Crisis

Anaesthetist, Scuba Diver & Rescuer

Dr Harris played a crucial role in the Thailand cave rescue

He’ll teach your team about resilience, troubleshooting
and how to focus on a goal no matter how insurmountable the odds

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Dianne McGrath

Changing The Grid: Sustainability, Food & Energy

Getting Off Grid and Going to Mars

Dianne has been short-listed to do the one way mission to Mars. This is equal parts technology driven and social experiment

Having completed multiple university degrees, she’s now focussed on environmental engineering and sustainable food systems

She challenges us to think differently about our reliance on ‘The Grid’, and how to innovate change

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RISK TAKING FOR THE BETTER GOOD OF HUMANITY

FEBRUARY
2022

INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE

MARCH
2022

Jason Clarke

Think Creatively & Find Opportunity in Change

Founder of Minds at Work

Jason has been opening minds since the end of the last century, working with clients across Australia and beyond

Virtually every industry and government sector can benefit from his process

He inspires through creativity, decision making and problem solving to culture, change and leadership

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Mark Carter

Defining and Harnessing ‘Value’

Author of ‘Add Value’

Often people ‘perceive’ value based on specific or narrow filters, with which they live and experience their world

Drawing on experience working with blue chip brands in over 40 countries, Mark leverages leadership, culture, sales and behavioural science expertise

Mark helps your teams discover and define their value

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Gabby Leibovich

Founder of Catch of the Day and leading e-Commerce Entrepreneur

Founder, Investor and Seller of some of our most recognised eCommerce companies:

Founder of Catch of the Day, Menulog, Scoopon and Luxury Escapes which were sold for $1 Billion

Building culture that attracts and retains talent

Overcoming adversity

Balancing trade-offs when making key decisions as a leader

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John Anderson

Developing a Simple Idea into Success

Founder of Contiki Tours

John will tell the incredible story of how he developed a simple idea into a worldwide business through his determination to succeed, the belief in himself and his staff

He will encompass entrepreneurship, leadership, risk taking, quality, teamwork, uniqueness, training,
sales & marketing,
dealing with the
competition and the importance of brand

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TAKING A BUSINESS FROM ZERO TO HERO

APRIL
2022

LEADERSHIP IS NOT A POPULARITY CONTEST

MAY
2022

Christine Nixon APM

Pioneering Female Leadership

Australia’s First Female Police Commissioner

Christine has a truly unique perspective from her rise to the top in a male dominated profession

One of the most informative and inspirational speakers, she champions women in business, succeeding against expectations, and understands the skills for strong leadership and better teamwork

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Andrew Macleod

The Future of Government, Business & Humanity

A True Global Expert & Visionary

Andrew has intimate knowledge of the interface between corporations, government and communities

He believes the change we are living through right now is the most fundamental time of human change since the fall of the Roman Empire

How will you lead your organisation through it? Andrew has insights that will help guide your team

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Emma Murray

High Performance Mindfulness

Leading mindfulness practitioner who is considered by many to be the secret weapon behind Richmond’s history making premierships in 2017, 2019 and 2020

In demand in both professional sports and the corporate world, Emma gives teams an edge

Her bespoke ‘High Performance Mindfulness’ helps people manage high pressure situations to their advantage

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Craig Bellamy

One of the great NRL Coaches

Regarded by many as Australia’s greatest ever NRL coach. Incredible success with the Melbourne Storm

Knows how to motivate the team for success

In fact, he has never coached a losing NRL season

Winning mindset & how to implement strategy

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A WINNING MINDSET

JUNE
2022

MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH AND ANXIETY

JULY
2022

John Brogden AM

Suicide Prevention Campaigner

Supporting Mental Health

Youngest ever leader of a political party at 33 and outstanding advocate for mental health after experiencing his own challenges with depression & suicide

As Chairman of Lifeline, & CEO of Landcom – John understands the pressure of ambition and success

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Osher Günsberg

Better than Yesterday

Host of The Bachelor & The Masked Singer

One of Australia’s most renowned media stars (Host of The Bachelor franchise and The  Masked Singer)

He talks about the way he dealt with his journey through complex mental illness

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YOUR HOST

Mimi Kwa

Veteran Journalist and News Anchor

Veteran Journalist & First Asian Heritage Presenter on 9 News

Mimi has a breadth of experience with presenting and interviewing

She understands methods and mindset for excellent communication

A master storyteller and able to bring the most out of the virtual conference experience

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