Leadership Speakers

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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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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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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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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

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Belinda Neil had more extraordinary experiences before she was 35 than most people have in a lifetime - working as an undercover operative, saving lives as a hostage negotiator, heading up an elite anti-terrorist team during the Sydney Olympics, and catching some of the worst criminals in NSW... the list goes on. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. As a result of her career and understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD, Belinda will take you on a journey sharing her work experiences in some of the most dangerous and high risk areas in policing. Belinda will talk about the effect of this work, succumbing to PTSD and severe depression, the personal toll on her ability to function including seriously considering suicide.

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Chris Helder is today's most exciting speaker on communication, leadership and influence. Chris' sessions combine humour and highly tailored content to transform how businesses communicate with their clients. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. Chris is a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming specialising in advanced communication and behavioural modelling. Chris is one of today’s highest booked corporate trainers and speakers on leadership. He presents his high-impact presentations to some of the biggest names in business throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, the US and Europe.

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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 Leadership 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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Considered one of Australia's tech success stories, Naomi Simson founded RedBalloon in 2001. From just an idea and persistence redballoon.com.au has now sold more than two and a half million experiences. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. Naomi has many labels: entrepreneur, speaker, director, chair, mother, author, blogger, innovator and now TV personality with her appearance on Channel 10’s Shark Tank Australia. Before founding RedBalloon with business partner Pete, Naomi worked with big brands including IBM, Apple, KPMG and Ansett Airlines – all of which influenced who she is today and her views on workplaces.
  • 2008 National Telstra Business Women's Award for Innovation
  • 2011 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Industry)
  • Shark Tank Australia (TV Program)
  • Network Ten
  • redballoon.com.au

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Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas. His background covers the spectrum of economic insight - from his role as Chief Economist of Citibank to Senior Economic Advisor to the Australian Prime Minister. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. Stephen’s combination of both public and private sector provides an unparalleled insight into the opportunities and risks of today’s markets.
  • Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia