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New Presenters

Jessica Gallagher

Jessica Gallagher

Travels From Melbourne, VIC

Australia’s first female winter Paralympic medallist - ...

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We have seen Jessica present on a number of occasions and she has been absolutely amazing!

Feedback from a recent booking: 'very inspirational'. We'd suggest you take a look at her video Dr Jess Gallagher is no doubt one of those rare, inspiring individuals who with humility and humour affects any audience with her message.

Lorin Nicholson

Lorin Nicholson

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

Lorin Nicholson's vision is crystal clear, despite being ...

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Despite being legally blind since birth, Lorin’s vision is crystal clear. His keynote presentations have been extremely well received by our clients.

Lorin's presentations have a strong focus on success in education, careers, relationships, character, talent development, team building and self-perception.

Kim Serafini

Kim Serafini

Travels From BRISBANE, QLD

Kim Serafini is an internationally respected Australian; ...

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Kim is the founder of MindPT, a program that is on the cutting edge of change management and behavioural change. MindPT is all about engaging a positively primed mind, and this program caught the attention of the world's positive psychology expert Shawn Achor.

We are running a MindPT event 26 July, if you would like to attend contact the team for more information. This is a must attend event for HR managers, Learning and Development Managers and anyone who works in the people management area.

Rabia Siddique

Rabia Siddique

Travels From Perth, WA

Rabia Siddique is a criminal and human rights lawyer, a ...

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An inspirational woman who has an amazing list of experiences which are quite different from our own. She is an inspiring lady who has brought change on an internationals scale. Now Rabia transfers her experience to corporate audiences around Australia.

Rabia Siddique is a criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, a former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, a professional speaker, published author and mother of triplet boys!

Meiron Lees

Meiron Lees

Travels From Sydney, NSW

Meiron (pronounced May-Ron) Lees is an international author, ...

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Manage your stress, and negative thoughts and become resilient with Meiron Lees. Meiron uses his own personal experience to support teams and individuals who are often left to fend for themselves, and find their own road to recovery.

He facilitates stress and resilience programs for organisations, and works extensively in the health and insurance sector with specific focus on preventative measures, as well as improving and supporting recovery.

Monica Bradley

Monica Bradley

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

Monica is an engaging talent with exceptional strategy and ...

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You may have seen Monica on Q&A. If you are looking for inspiring and out of the box thinking, we suggest you take a closer look at Monica.

Monica is an engaging talent with exceptional strategy and global advisory experience who invests time and energy innovating in the digital economy.

She returned to Australia in 2012 after impressive careers in USA and Middle East. Monica holds non-executive directorships and provides board level strategy advice.

Phillip Di Bella

Phillip Di Bella

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

In 2002, Phillip Di Bella’s passion for coffee and ...

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Phillip prides himself on Di Bella's team culture. Each team member is taught skills across the organisation so they appreciate everyone's role in the company's success, before being funnelled into the position best suited to their individual career goals. A truly great business success story.
Paul Spinks

Paul Spinks

Travels From Gold Coast, QLD

Your employees may well be certified to do the job, but ...

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Paul is amazing and we have seen him create an unprecedented impact on workplace health for several of our clients.

If you need to kick start a workplace training program that is all about heath, mental or physical, then Paul is definitely worth a closer look. His presentation speaks from ‘the back of the ambulance’.


Testimonials

  • The Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals has a long and valued relationship with Great Expectation Speakers and Trainers. Great Expectation always has excellent ideas about enhancing our professional learning events and their staff are wonderful to work with - always resourceful, efficient and professional. Great Expectation has been able to take some of the stress out of organising our often complex events and putting back the enjoyment – their speakers are truly inspiring.

    Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals
  • The entire team at Great Expectation are an absolute pleasure to deal with, nothing is too much trouble! They’re professional, friendly and most importantly they take the time to listen to the clients requirements, ensuring you can rely upon them to follow through on finalising every possible detail. Their follow up post event, always with a phone call, is a nice touch too. 

    Ultimate Events
  • Marg and the Team at Great Expectation are always happy to help with recommendations and information. Everything is very simple when it comes to the paperwork and bookings as they don’t overcomplicate things. They’re a real pleasure to work with!

    SPAR
  • It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Great Expectation over the years. Their professionalism and reliability is second to none and I highly recommend their exceptional service.

    Real Estate Institute of Victoria
  • You have a very helpful, outstanding team and it's a pleasure working with you.

    Norwex
  • We have had the pleasure of working with Marg and her team for the past 10 years and they have been second to none with their professional and refreshing approach to speaker and entertainment management.  Nothing ever seems to be too much trouble whilst the creative thinking of the right presenter for the right theme or function has been a massive help in creating unforgettable events.  Very much look forward to working with you for the next 10 years and my thanks for all your help to date.

    HI Events
  • Marg and her team at Great Expectation always provide exceptional service and it is always a pleasure working with them. I highly recommend their professional services for any guest speaker needs.

    Adbri Masonry
  • It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Great Expectation over the years. Their professionalism and reliability is second to none and I highly recommend their exceptional service. 

    Real Estate Institute of Queensland
  • Great Expectation enable us to hear speakers at events before booking them, which is a great service as it allows you to hear for yourself before making the booking commitment.  They also continue to research for speaker solutions and provide options, even under strict restrictions such as timings, budget and location.  They really are fantastic to work with and a great partnership to have.

    INDUE
  • Our relationship with Great Expectation Speakers & Trainers spans many years and we are always impressed by their service and professionalism.  Marg and her staff are extremely prompt and thorough and we have no hesitation in recommending them to other clients for entertainers, speakers and bands.

    Corporate & Leisure Events
  • I have worked with Great Expectation for the past six years and over a few different roles - I take them with me!   In short, their service is brilliant, they not only offer advice on the best speakers for your event, they also make the process easy and straight forward, they bend over backwards to make sure they deliver what you want when you want and if there are ever any issues, they are onto it before you know about it! This is the kind of service I appreciate when running a large scale conference and what keeps me working with Marg and the team at Great Expectation. 

    Q-Comp, Brisbane
  • Our work with Marg and her team at Great Expectation has always been professional, with outstanding customer service. What we appreciate most about working with the team, is their friendliness and willingness to meet our specific needs, with an amazing ability to deliver high-quality speakers for our events that are always audience specific - which makes my job so much easier.

    St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
  • Our first point of call when looking for that speaker ‘with a difference’ is Great Expectation. The experienced team know their presenters and can recommend  a speaker for any topic. We have used Great Expectation for the past 8+ years and will continue to do so well into the future.

    Leading Age Services Queensland
  • Picking the right speaker for the right event is difficult and there can be a lot riding on the choice.  Great Expectation helps me through that process and haven’t got it wrong yet.  I think that is because they are always willing to spend the time talking about my needs and are honest about the strengths of each of the possible presenters.  I feel like they are an extension of my team, contributing to the success of each of our events.  I will keep going back!

    Local Government Managers Australia, Queensland
  • Since 2007, Marg and her team at Great Expectation have made the conference design process SO easy. Great Expectation have a fantastic range of speakers and facilitators, some of the absolute best in their fields. 10/10 for Great Expectation every time!

    Business Innovation & Improvement Network
  • As the organiser for the annual strategic executive conference  I need to be fussy about who arranges our key note speakers. These speakers are normally on the international circuit and time poor so it is the fine detail that needs to be sorted out - I use Great Expectation because that is exactly what I have and I get - Key note speakers who are thoroughly briefed and the logistical detail taken care of. 

    Logan City Council, Queensland
  • We have been working with Great Expectation for well over 10 years now – and they have never steered me wrong.  Great Expectation is able to give a myriad of suggestions for any brief, and I always have confidence in recommending anyone that they put forward.

    Iceberg Events, Queensland
  • The girls at Great Expectation are wonderful to deal with – friendly, helpful and always with a smile on their faces. They take the time to ensure they develop a good understanding of their client's requirements, always follow up with you and you can rely upon them to follow through on finalising every possible detail.

    Real Estate Institue of Victoria

Upcoming Events

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July th

Executive EA Magazine

Readers of the popular Executive PA Magazine are reminded to register for their next event which is at Queensland's most significant heritage and cultural icon, Brisbane City Hall. Come along and view ... More


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July th

MindPT Executive Workshop

Kim Serafini is the creator, founder and CEO of MindPT.  In an executive two hour training she will share with you how YOU can develop a primed mind quickly.  This gives you ... More