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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Bob Brown was elected to the Senate in 1996, after 10 years as an MHA in Tasmania's state parliament. In his first speech in the Senate, Bob raised the threat posed by climate change. Government and opposition members laughed at his warning of sea level rises and it has taken 10 years for them to finally begin to acknowledge the causes and effects of climate change. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Since 1996, Bob has continued to take a courageous, and often politically lonely, stand on issues across the national and international spectrum. Some of the many issues that Bob has raised in the Senate include petrol sniffing in Central Australia, self-determination for West Papua and Tibet, saving Tasmania’s ancient forests, opposing the war in Iraq, justice for David Hicks, stopping the sale of the Snowy Hydro scheme and opposing the dumping of nuclear waste in Australia.
  • IUCN: Packard Award (1984)
  • UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour (1987)
  • National Trust Australian National Treasure (1998)
  • Australian Peace Prize 2009
  • Australian Humanist of the Year (2010)
  • Australian Greens (Political Party)

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Mark Schwarzer's success is proof that sometimes what goes into a victory is not as important as what is kept out. At 194 centimetres tall (or horizontal), it's just as hard to go past Mark's good nature as it is to breach his football goal. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. In soccer his ability to guard the net has been at the heart of English Premier League and European club campaigns as well as Australia’s return from the FIFA World Cup wilderness after thirty years.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia 2009
  • Australian Professional Football Association Player of the Year 2010
  • Leicester City Football Club
  • Chelsea Football Club
  • Fulham Football Club
  • Australia National Soccer Team
  • National Soccer League

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Michael Sherlock is a high-profile business leader who transformed an ailing set of bakery shops in the late 1990s to position Brumby's as the 2nd-largest bakery franchise system in Australasia with over 320 bakeries by 2007. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Under Michael’s leadership, Brumby’s share price rose from 56c to $3.40 in just over 3 years. Michael resigned as Managing Director of Brumby’s after ASX-listed company RFG purchased Brumbys for $46M.
  • Brumbys
  • Business Review Weekly

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Phillip Johnson, a renowned landscaper and garden designer is recognised not only as an Australian pioneer in his field but as an emerging talent of Lifestyle TV. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. 2013 saw Phillip represent Australia at the world’s most prestigious horticultural event – the Chelsea International Flower Show in its milestone 100th year. His garden beat the best from across the globe. Winning ‘Best in Show’ and a gold medal for his design of Trailfinders Australian Garden. No other Australian entry has ever won ‘best in show’.
  • Chelsea International Flower Show - Best in Show
  • Lifestyle TV

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Multi award-winning retailer Barry Bull, is the owner of Toombul Music, one of Australias largest independent music retailers. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Its not every day that people get to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. But for Barry Bull, working with celebrities is like a walk in the park. Barry is a respected and highly awarded businessman in his own right.

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Intelligent, stylish, witty and feisty, Gina Liano, Criminal Barrister and single mother of two boys, last year blazed to national fame as the glamorous, no-nonsense star of Foxtel Arena's runaway hit series, 'Real Housewives of Melbourne'. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Gina is no stranger to public life – both as a hardworking, highly respected and sought after criminal barrister of 15 years standing with a reputation for fighting for the underdog; and as a committed family member of Australian fashion royalty who works with her talented sisters Bettina Liano and Teresa (TL Wood).
  • Victorian Cancer Council
  • Neighbours (TV Series)
  • Real Housewives of Melbourne (TV Program)
  • Foxtel Arena

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Lisa McInnes-Smith is a specialist keynote presenter and vibrant ambassador into corporate Australia. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Her passion is Peak Performance – propelling groups, teams and leaders to new levels of achievement and strategic competence. Business development through personal growth is inspired and locked-in by Lisa’s unique teaching techniques.

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Mark McKeon is one of Australia's leading work-life balance and team cohesion advocates. Mark presents keynotes and tailored sessions, and along with his team, conduct workshops and conference programs in Lifestyle, Team Building and Leadership. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Mark is Consulting Editor for ‘Ultra-Fit’ Magazine, both in Australia and the U.K. He also reaches over 1.5 million people monthly through his columns in The Age, Panorama and various other publications. His second book, ‘Work a Little Less, Live a Little More’ has become the bible for work life balance in corporate Australia.
  • Collingwood (AFL)
  • Melbourne (VFL)
  • Preston (VFL)