Inspirational Speakers

Our inspirational keynotes tell wonderful stories of redemption, tragedy and triumph. Inspirational narratives become signposts to direct us to our personal journeys toward the incredible.

Our stable of inspirational speakers are able to motivate audiences to see beyond the limits they have put on themselves.

For more information on our range of event speakers, visit our Speakers Bureau or call 1300 884 485 now. Or begin your journey of inspiration by adding our talent to your shortlist below.

Our inspirational speakers will show you that the unchallenged ability of today is the squandered potential of tomorrow.

Talent exists in every company, sport and pastime. Not only do our Sydney and NSW-based inspirational speakers have a great deal of ability, but their personal stories reveal a “how to” when applying their timeless principles to our own lives.

Take the first step to achieving greatness and add our talent to your shortlist below. Or discover more about why our Speakers Bureau is Australia’s favourite and call 1300 884 485 now.

Experiencing first-hand the narratives of people who’ve achieved outstanding efforts gives us a glimpse into the boundless capacities of our own souls. Understanding how our inspirational speakers overcame insurmountable odds reminds us that we are capable of being more fearless than we ever envisioned.

These narratives of triumph, loss, heartache and success provide us with unique principles on how to shift our attitude towards greatness.

Begin your inspirational journey by adding the Melbourne-based talent below to your shortlist, or call us on 1300 884 485 today to experience award-winning service from Australia’s favourite Speakers Bureau.

Stories that are inspirational remind us that greatness can be achieved by us – we are reminded to never give up, and to never give up on the chance that you can conquer “impossible”.

Our inspirational speakers from Brisbane and the Gold Coast have realized their great success not only through being gifted, but having focus and the internal strength to transform their ability into greatness.

Preview the inspirational talent below and begin your shortlist, or discover more about our Speakers Bureau and call 1300 884 485 today.

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The real life star of Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin was born into utter poverty in Mao's communist China. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. In extraordinary moment of chance at the age of 11 he was selected to train in Madame Maos Beijing Dance Academy never having ever heard of let alone seen ballet performed. And so began Lis journey. The 7 years of harsh training regime at the Beijing Dance Academy taught him discipline, resilience, determination and perseverance. Lis astounding drive and relentless hard work made him one of the best dancers China has produced.
  • Australian Father of the Year (2009)
  • Australian Book of the Year - Mao's Last Dancer
  • Queensland Ballet
  • Houston Ballet
  • Australian Ballet
  • Penguin Books Australia

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Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought-provoking, powerful and life affirming female speakers in Australia and the UK. She is globally known as a survivor of the London terrorist Bombings on July 7th, 2005. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. There are few people who have endured such unimaginable trauma and are able to rejoice and celebrate just being alive. Equally there are few people who can speak about a tragic event in such an engaging and uplifting manner. Her appreciation and gratitude is infectious and offers a brilliant reminder of just how precious our lives are.
  • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • UK's Australian Woman of the Year 2009
  • M.A.D for Peace

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Film director, screenwriter, and teacher Khoa Do is one of the funniest and most moving speakers in Australia. His presentation topics range from tapping into inherent creativity, following your passions, and harnessing natural talent to reach success. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Khoa arrived in Australia as a refugee from Vietnam and, since then, has specialised in working with marginalised communities, including at-risk and homeless youths, former convicted prisoners, and fellow refugees. He was the youngest film director in Australian history to be nominated for an AFI Award for Best Director for his film The Finished People, which was also nominated for 2 other AFI Awards, 3 Film Critics’ Circle Awards, 2 Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, and an Australian Screen Director’s Award. The Finished People was also shortlisted for a 2001 Academy Award.
  • 2005 Young Australian of the Year

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Award-winning British comedian Jeff Green has become a well-known face and voice on Australian TV and radio since arriving for his first Melbourne International Comedy Festival performance here in 1996. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Now an experienced corporate presenter, Jeff adds to his arsenal as a world famous comedian as he brings his unique insights and life-changing experiences as an inspirational keynote. He is also one of Australia’s most in-demand Master of Ceremonies.

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Warm, kind and classy, Chyka is a successful businesswoman, a styling powerhouse and online editor of her own lifestyle magazine. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. No stranger to TV, Chyka previously spent four years as the homemaking and styling expert on Good Morning Australia (Network Ten) and three series on The Real Housewives of Melbourne (Foxtel).
  • The Real Housewives of Melbourne (TV Program)
  • Good Morning Australia (TV Program)
  • Foxtel
  • Network Ten

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Dr Karen Brooks is an author, newspaper columnist, social commentator and academic. She has a Ph.D. in English/Cultural Studies and has taught and published internationally on all things popular culture, specialising in youth culture. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. An award-winning lecturer, for years, she has conducted professional development sessions for teachers across Australia and keynoted at many education conferences. Nowadays, Karen has slowed down somewhat and finds greatest contentment in writing fiction, conducting workshops and giving motivational talks.

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Dr Leslie Cannold educates and trains on inspirational leadership, gender equity and respectful relationships, She is a regular on ABC TV’s Moral Compass and an occasional columnist at The Age. Leslie sits on a variety of boards and advisory committees and is the recipient of numerous awards and notices for her contributions to public life. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Dr Cannold has a BA from Wesleyan University in the USA, a Masters in Arts and Bioethics from Monash University and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Her books include What, No Baby? which made the Australian Financial Review’s top 101 books list. Her first novel, The Book of Rachael was published by Text Publishing in 2011 and reprinted in 2012.

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Carolyn Creswell, the founder of Carman's, is a perfect example that it is indeed possible to run a multinational business, and still have a healthy work-life balance. She is an inspirational leader who has achieved great success both in business, and in her home life. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Carolyn manages to raise four kids under eight and maintain a great relationship with her husband, while at the same time growing Carman’s to be the number one muesli brand on supermarket shelves throughout Australia.
  • Network Ten
  • Recipe to Riches (TV Program)
  • Carman's Fine Foods

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Janine Allis is not your everyday self-made businesswoman. She grew her juice and smoothie empire from her kitchen bench to an international success story (Boost Juice Bars are now in 13 countries with over 400 stores). Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. For most people, the formula for achieving success in life is to study hard, get good grades, get into a good business school or university and work your way up the ladder… Janine’s way was to work three jobs so she could fulfill her dream of travelling the world and letting life take her on a journey. This adventure took Janine around the world, from nannying in a little French village to working for rock gods and movie stars on a yacht in the South of France and the Caribbean.
  • Telstra Businesswoman of the Year
  • Network Ten
  • Shark Tank (TV Program)
  • Retail Zoo
  • Boost Juice

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Meet a man who knows what people like in bed! Peter Alexander has been Australia’s ‘King of Sleepwear’ for the past 25 years, and his well-known brand is hailed, worn and coveted by anyone and everyone. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Whilst we’ve been sleeping, Melbourne based designer Peter Alexander has been building an enormously successful business, creating fun and fashionable sleepwear, daywear and giftwear.
  • RSPCA