Business Speakers

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Through his appearances on ABC1's hugely successful show 'The Gruen Transfer' Russel has become the very public face of brand marketing and advertising in Australia. In fact according to media mogul, Harold Mitchell, Russel Howcroft has become a brand himself. Areas of speciality include Business Speakers. Indeed Harold Mitchell awarded Russel a much coveted Charlie Award on the basis of personal brand creation. And while Russel was pleased to be recognized in such a fashion, his mum was particularly pleased, as she is a Huge Harold fan!

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Lorna Jane is testament to the fact that following your dreams can lead to great things. Co-founder and creative director of her namesake brand, Lorna Jane never set out to establish a multi-million dollar fitness inspired clothing label with stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Areas of speciality include Business Speakers. The humble beginnings of the Lorna Jane brand date back to 1989, when Lorna Jane Clarkson herself started the business in a small studio on the top floor of a fitness centre. Her business inspiration, to make activewear that made women look and feel great.

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Michelle Bowden is a qualified adult educator (MEd. Adult Ed.) and a successful conference keynote speaker. In fact, Michelle holds the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the highest designation for speakers worldwide. Michelle has been nominated for the past seven years for the Educator Award for Excellence. Areas of speciality include Business Speakers. Michelle is an authority on persuasive presenting in business. She is really passionate about helping people to speak up and influence the people around them so they achieve the successes they deserve in life.

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Tracey Spicer is one of the most experienced and respected female news presenters on Australian television, with a career spanning 20 years, encompassing newsreading, documentary making, reporting, and radio broadcasting. Areas of speciality include Business Speakers. Renowned for her integrity, sharp mind and calm manner, Tracey is currently an international anchor with Sky News. For ten years prior, Spicer was the face of Network Tens national Weekend News and mid-week 11am News.
  • Sky News Australia
  • National Nine News (TV Program)
  • Ten Morning News (TV Program)
  • Daily Telegraph (Newspaper)
  • World Vision
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • Dying with Dignity

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Peter Baines is one of Australia's leadership experts having road tested leadership the hard way. Peter spent 22 years with the NSW Police leading teams in response to acts of terrorism and natural disasters on a scale not previously seen. Areas of speciality include Business Speakers. Peter was part of the leadership team that responded to Bali after the bombings in 2002 and was called upon in 2005 to lead national and international teams in response to the Boxing Day Tsunami.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia 2014
  • Thought Leaders Socialpreneur of the Year 2008
  • Rotary Professional Excellence Award 2008
  • Hands Across the Water

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Steve Liebmann has been one of Australia's most respected journalists and television and radio broadcasters for more than four decades. Areas of speciality include Business Speakers. After more than two decades in the chair, he stepped down as co-host of the Nine Networks Today program in early 2005 to pursue other media interests.

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Anne-Maree McInerney (formerly Huxley) is a modern-day alchemist drawing on a diverse background in business, marketing & PR, media, international events, sustainability and the NFP sector to inspire a new generation of leaders and change agents. Areas of speciality include Business Speakers. Anne-Maree inspires change and gives hope, seeding innovation and systems change – transforming our world by addressing some of the greatest economic, environmental and social challenges of our time.

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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 Business 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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Brett Rutledge is a World Champion of Public Speaking and a gifted and highly experienced communicator who knows how to engage people and make your leadership communication effective. Areas of speciality include Business Speakers. As a specialist in executive leadership communication, Brett can immediately improve your communication effectiveness by developing and deepening your understanding of key principles. His approach is unique and his results are outstanding.

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Eric Bailey's guiding principles can be summed up in three words – Visualize, Adapt, Persist. Areas of speciality include Business Speakers. Whether creating a successful business or the life of your dreams, the outcome you truly desire is not something that happens magically – you need a clear picture of what it is and what it looks like. Eric has helped over 1.5 million people craft visions for themselves and their organizations and manifest these into reality!
  • Hobart Devils
  • Melbourne Tigers
  • Gold Coast Rollers
  • National Basketball League