Inspirational Speakers

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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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Honorable Order recipient and White House Guest of Honor Hon. Pauline Truong, an ex-refugee from Vietnam (without her parents), has had many years of experience as an international Lawyer, #GlobePreneur, Innovator, Founder and Advisor with a track record of awards in many countries. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. ‘A Dynamic Entrepreneur Shaping The Global Economy’ (Forbes USA), Pauline is the first Asian Cover-Girl on many magazines around the globe.

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Want your group to be happier, less stressed, more resilient, to have some fun and say "that was one of the best sessions on health I've ever attended"? Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Former AFL Footballer and three-time best-selling author of ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health’, Mark Bunn can help your people simplify the shift to health, happiness and high performance through his popular mix of East meets West.

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   has video    author event host and MC

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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Jordana Borensztajn is a social media strategist, creative content consultant author, speaker and humourist. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Jordana’s experience includes being a News Corp Australia journalist, working as online music editor, content producer and social media manager at Nova Entertainment, writing a business-marketing book called Capture My Attention: How to Stand Out Online with Creative Content, performing two sold-out shows in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, speaking at corporate conferences around the world, and running a schools program that explores online safety for students.

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Gavin Crosisca from the outside had it all. A successful AFL Premiership player with arguably the most popular sporting organization, Collingwood Football Club. Areas of speciality include Inspirational Speakers. Touted as one of the next generation of AFL coaches on his retirement, a beautiful family and opportunities galore. However he had one very dark secret… Gavin Crosisca was an addict.
  • Collingwood Premiership Player 1990
  • Life Member 1997
  • Inducted into the Collingwood Hall of Fame 2016
  • Collingwood Football Club

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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.