Leadership Speakers

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Daniel Keighran VC is one of only ten living Victoria Cross recipients worldwide. Dan was awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia for his actions in 2010 whilst deployed with the Australian Army in Afghanistan. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. For over 3 hours, his patrol was engaged by a numerically superior and entrenched enemy and after receiving a friendly casualty, the Australian and Afghan partnered patrol were facing a perilous outcome.
  • Victoria Cross for Australia

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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)