Leadership Speakers

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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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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 Leadership 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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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 Leadership 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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One of Melbourne's most respected legal authorities David Galbally QC has a profile amongst the legal fraternity, and the wider community, that is second to none. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. David is regularly called upon by channel’s 7, 9 and 10, as well as top rating radio programs, to provide comment and expert opinion across a broad range of topics ranging from corporate governance, workplace relations, human rights, privacy and superannuation regulation.
  • Member of the Order of Australia
  • TWUSUPER

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Peter Costello is Chairman of ECG Financial Pty Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory firm, headquartered in Melbourne. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. Peter Costello was elected a Member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Higgins in March 1990 and re-elected on six subsequent occasions. Prior to entering Parliament, he was a barrister and was counsel in some of Australia’s best-known industrial disputes.
  • Companion of the Order of Australia (2011)
  • Australian Liberal Party
  • Australian Government Future Fund
  • Independent Advisory Board to the World Bank
  • Nine Entertainment Corporation

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The Hon Jeffrey Kennett AC was an Officer in the Royal Australian Regiment, serving at home and overseas. He was a Member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years, and was Premier of the State from 1992 to 1999. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. Mr Kennett is currently Chairman of the Board of Management of PFD Food Services Pty Ltd., Chairman of Open Windows Australia Proprietary Limited and Chairman of CT Management Group Pty Ltd.
  • Companion of the Order of Australia (2005)
  • Victorian Parliament

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From mathematics teacher to internationally acclaimed opera singer, managing director, board member; and inspirational and motivational business speaker, Stella Axarlis consults with organisations that are undertaking significant cultural change and presents nationally and internationally on issues of business excellence, management, organisational culture and education and training. Areas of speciality include Leadership Speakers. As a member of the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) Board she chaired the ANTA Board Advisory Committees to implement major reforms to vocational education and training and the New Apprenticeships and the National Quality Council.
  • Member of the Order of Australia (1998)