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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Colin James has been guiding people in the ever-changing world of business for more than 20 years. He encourages people to discover effective ways to establish change, collaboration and intelligent leadership skills. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. Primarily, he poses the ultimate question. How do we develop a culture where “Followership” occurs naturally? In a fast-paced world that is constantly changing, with ever increasing options – this is the million dollar question.

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Benjamin Roberts-Smith received his Victoria Cross in 2011 for his heroic and selfless actions on his fifth tour of duty in Afghanistan, as an SAS soldier. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. As one of just 9 living recipients of the VC worldwide and the most decorated soldier in the Commonwealth, Ben is without a doubt a selfless leader, and his real-life stories provide inspiration and an insight into true leadership.
  • Victoria Cross for Australia
  • Medal for Gallantry
  • Commendation for Distinguished Service
  • Australian Active Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Medal
  • Iraq Medal
  • Australian Service MedalUnited Nations Medal
  • Australian Father of the Year 2013
  • Australian Army
  • Australian Army Reserve
  • Special Air Service Regiment
  • RS Group Australia

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A rare female leader in the world of Mad Men, Kieran Flanagan teaches companies and leaders how to harness the commercial power of human nature. CEO’s, brands, employees, salespeople – we all wish we could unlock the secret to driving others to buy, engage and lead, but what if our core human nature is the key? Responsible for some of the biggest product launches in history, nobody understands what makes people 'buy' or 'buy in' better than Kieran Flanagan. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. A true Creative Leader in a world of Mad Men, Kieran was also one of the youngest Creative Directors to lead an award-winning advertising agency. And now, after years of consulting with the world’s leading businesses on how to engage consumers – Kieran is captivating audiences with her revolutionary message.

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After months of working 18 hour days 7 days a week at a radio station in Brisbane Australia, Troy Hazard woke up one morning and decided that if he was going to put this much effort into something, then it may as well be something he owned. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. Since then, there are few situations in the business world that he has not experienced and survived. In the last 25 years he has become a self-styled serial entrepreneur, who has founded and nurtured twelve businesses, and has consulted to countless successful companies around the world.

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How Can Amanda Gore help you make this your best conference yet? Amanda has the unique ability to entertain, inform and involve audiences simultaneously - it is an experience that is hard to describe, you need to feel it! Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. Amanda Gore is energetic, very humorous and is a master at group dynamics, which means she can really facilitate the bonding/ connecting of delegates, whether they know each other or not. She will have them laughing and talking to each other to kick start your conference with a hysterical, team-building bang – or elevate them to a high finale so they can leave your conference full of energy and excitement.

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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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Bob Geldof is an influential and inspirational speaker. He is highly entertaining and has great insight into the socio-political arena and is highly sought after by companies who wish to benefit from his sensational presentations. Passion is undisputedly one of his strengths, but so too is the vitality of his message. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. A self-styled campaigner, Bob Geldof is tremendously well informed on a broad range of global humanitarian and political issues. His presentations are highly provocative and he uplifts and inspires audiences as he motivates through his own personal experiences and the lessons learned from Live Aid.
  • World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Man of Peace 2005
  • Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • Man of Peace Award 2005
  • Beacon Fellowship Prize 2005
  • The Freedom of Dublin City 2006
  • Nichols-Chancellor's Medal from Vanderbilt University 2008
  • The Freedom of the City of London 2013
  • Live Aid
  • Band Aid
  • ONE CampaignLive 8
  • Polydor
  • Atlantic (US)

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Looking for a dynamic speaker who can deliver knock-out presentations for corporate audiences of all sizes/levels? Mandy Johnson has been delivering popular business keynotes to audiences around the globe for over 10 years. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. Mandy is the author of Family, Village, Tribe (Random House 2005/2013), and Winning the War for Talent (Wiley 2014) and a high-achieving businesswoman who lives and breathes business and workplace innovation. She speaks with ‘in the trenches’ experience as the youngest-ever director of global travel giant Flight Centre, co-founder of the company’s UK operation.
  • Flight Centre
  • Smart Company (Publication)

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Matina Jewell spent 15 years serving in the Australian Army, completing five overseas tours including two missions in the Middle East. Her outstanding contribution to the military resulted in a coveted position on a UN peace-keeping mission where she found herself, unarmed, leading a diverse team through the Lebanon and Israel War. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. The best-selling author of ‘Caught in the Crossfire’ Matina has also been the subject of ABC’s ‘An Australian Story’ and since her retirement has served on the ANZAC Centenary Commission and the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council where she has given a voice to the rights of Veterans throughout the country.
  • Australian Active Service Medal – with two clasps: Middle East and International CoalitionAgainst Terrorism (ICAT)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Australian Service Medal with 3 clasps: Solomon Islands I - Solomon Islands II - Middle East
  • Australian Defence Long Service Medal
  • Australian Defence Service Medal
  • United Nations Medal – UNTSO with numeral 2
  • Republic of Lebanon War Medal – Awarded for acts of bravery in war
  • Republic of Lebanon Wounded in Combat Medal – Awarded to military personnel woundedin war
  • Australian Army
  • United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO)
  • Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans' Association
  • ANZAC Centenary Commission