Leadership Speakers

Leadership has always been open to widely varied interpretations. As leadership expert Alan Chapman states, we can find leadership in every sort of work and play, and in every sort of adventure and project, regardless of scale, and regardless of financial or official authority.

Our leadership speakers come from varied backgrounds. They are from the corporate world – CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, politicians. They are athletes, media and entertainment experts. Our speakers may discuss the subject as a behaviour, a philosophy or a model. They may provide actionable takeaways from their presentation that are motivational or inspirational in nature. They draw on personal experience, failures and achievements of themselves and others to deliver their message and connect with the audience in a relatable way.

As Australia’s premier Speakers Bureau we can advise on which leadership speakers are available, and which of those speakers receive excellent feedback for your specific event themes. Discover a leadership speaker with great insight and experience, one that will set the right tone. To receive a comprehensive brief on the right speaker for your event, talk to one of our expert consultants on 1300 884 485 (intl: +612 9518 3944) today. Read more…

The day-to-day managerial rigours of facing issues, maintaining vision, composure and command throughout difficult times can wear any management team down. Despite team building activities and other development opportunities, leaders can often find themselves isolated. And when leaders are not refreshed, their followers see.

Our leadership speakers can be the trigger for change in your organisation’s managerial positions. When you decide on a well-known Sydney leadership speaker to attend your next event, you are conveying a message to your staff – that you want something more than the status quo, that their passion is essential to the company and you will not settle for mediocrity.

View our range of leadership speakers in Sydney NSW below, discover more about our Speakers Bureau and for expert advice, call our consultants on 1300 884 485 today.

Leadership speakers Melbourne – their stories weave themselves into transformational rules of leadership which will revitalise any delegate’s desire to be an excellent leader.

Imagine the level of hope and anticipation within an organisation that can be driven from some of the most powerful leadership specialists in Australia.

Business is a proving ground for the vision and imagination of leaders. Our team of leadership speakers Melbourne and Victoria possess wealth of expertise, from executive positions in a number of the leading firms in Australia to advocacy and federal service in Parliament.

Find out more about our Australian Speakers Bureau, call our expert consultants on 1300 884 485 to discuss your event brief or select your Melbourne Victoria-based leadership speaker of choice below.

Our leadership speakers from Brisbane and the Gold Coast come from varied backgrounds. They’re from the corporate world – CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, politicians. They’re athletes, media and entertainment experts. Our speakers can discuss the issue of leadership as a doctrine, a behaviour or a model. They may provide actionable takeaways from their presentations that are motivational or inspirational in nature. They draw on personal experience, their failures and accomplishments to produce their message in a relatable way.

As the leading Australian Speakers Bureau we can advise on which leadership speakers in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Queensland are accessible, and which of those speakers receive exceptional feedback for your particular topics.

We can help you select a leadership speaker with expertise and great insight, one that will establish the right tone for your event. To receive an all-inclusive brief on the right speaker for your event, speak to one of our specialist consultants on 1300 884 485 today.

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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 Leadership 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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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 Leadership 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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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 Leadership 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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One of Melbourne's most respected legal authorities David Galbally QC has a profile amongst the legal fraternity, and the wider community, that is second to none. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. David is regularly called upon by channel’s 7, 9 and 10, as well as top rating radio programs, to provide comment and expert opinion across a broad range of topics ranging from corporate governance, workplace relations, human rights, privacy and superannuation regulation.
  • Member of the Order of Australia
  • TWUSUPER

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Peter Costello is Chairman of ECG Financial Pty Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory firm, headquartered in Melbourne. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. Peter Costello was elected a Member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Higgins in March 1990 and re-elected on six subsequent occasions. Prior to entering Parliament, he was a barrister and was counsel in some of Australia’s best-known industrial disputes.
  • Companion of the Order of Australia (2011)
  • Australian Liberal Party
  • Australian Government Future Fund
  • Independent Advisory Board to the World Bank
  • Nine Entertainment Corporation

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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 Leadership 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)

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The Hon Jeffrey Kennett AC was an Officer in the Royal Australian Regiment, serving at home and overseas. He was a Member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years, and was Premier of the State from 1992 to 1999. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. Mr Kennett is currently Chairman of the Board of Management of PFD Food Services Pty Ltd., Chairman of Open Windows Australia Proprietary Limited and Chairman of CT Management Group Pty Ltd.
  • Companion of the Order of Australia (2005)
  • Victorian Parliament

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From mathematics teacher to internationally acclaimed opera singer, managing director, board member; and inspirational and motivational business speaker, Stella Axarlis consults with organisations that are undertaking significant cultural change and presents nationally and internationally on issues of business excellence, management, organisational culture and education and training. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. As a member of the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) Board she chaired the ANTA Board Advisory Committees to implement major reforms to vocational education and training and the New Apprenticeships and the National Quality Council.
  • Member of the Order of Australia (1998)