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Craig Challen

Craig Challen

Travels From Perth, WA

Craig Challen is an Australian cave explorer.  After ...

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Australian hero who played a pivotal role in the daring rescue of 12 boys trapped in a Thailand cave. Craig braved treacherous conditions to extract the boys from the flooded Tham Luang cave system.

He is a cave explorer and is one of Australia's leading technical divers, he is a member of the Wet Mules, a diving group that takes on some of the world's deepest caves. He has explored caves throughout the world.
Aaron Williams

Aaron Williams

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

Aaron has a unique and inspiring story.  Originally ...

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Aaron has a unique and inspiring story. Originally from a corporate background as an IT Account Executive, the fuse for his industry-leading work in wellbeing & mental health was lit when in 2003 during an extended period travelling living and working overseas Aaron experienced a period of depression and suicidal thinking following the sudden death of a young friend. Aaron returned to Australia and was inspired at 32 years of age to change careers to focus on mental health.
Liza Pavlakos

Liza Pavlakos

Travels From Melbourne, VIC

Liza Pavlakos a successful keynote speaker acclaimed for ...

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Liza Pavlakos a successful keynote speaker acclaimed for energizing audiences with her straight-from-the-heart way of engaging and communicating with people. She has addressed audiences across the world ranging from entrepreneurs to corporate executives and reputed business leaders. While other speakers may deliver motivating messages, Liza is the message. She has walked the talk.
Rebecca Huntley

Rebecca Huntley

Travels From Sydney, NSW

Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australians foremost researchers ...

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Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australians foremost researchers on social and consumer trends. She has a background in publishing, academia and politics. She holds degrees in law and film studies and a PhD in Gender Studies. For nearly 9 years Rebecca was the Director of The Mind & Mood Report, Australia's longest running social trends report, founded by Hugh Mackay.
Nina Sunday

Nina Sunday

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

Nina Sunday is founder, Managing Director, course designer ...

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Nina Sunday CSP is a conference speaker, workshop leader and author on Leadership, Culture and motivating your team. Her latest book is called, ‘Workplace Wisdom for 9 to Thrive’ is a must have for any business leader. Nina Sunday’s presentations are always practical with actionable steps, and based on recent research. Nina is a leading educator who captivates audiences everywhere with her stories, perspective and effervescent presentation style.
Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Travels From Adelaide, SA

Dr Richard “Harry” Harris works in anaesthesia ...

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Cave rescue: The Australian diving doctor who stayed with the boys

Dr Richard “Harry” Harris works in anaesthesia and aeromedical retrieval medicine in Adelaide. He was an integral part of the rescue operation that saved the lives of a young football team caught in a cave in Thailand 2018. It was under his direction that the weakest boys were first led out of the cave, enabling the success of complex cave rescue.
Fiori Giovanni

Fiori Giovanni

Travels From Melbourne, VIC

At the age of 12, Fiori’s marriage was already arranged. ...

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Although Fiori speaks five languages, the language she speaks most fluently and frequently is the language of hope and conviction; particularly when delivering keynote presentations. Fiori connects deeply with every audience member as she shares her story of tenacity and resolve. Her story inspires people to question their own status quo in order to step outside their comfort zones to live rich, rewarding lives. Not the lives mapped out by others or even themselves.
Vicki Bennett

Vicki Bennett

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

Vicki Bennett is an author, artist and corporate trainer. ...

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Vicki Bennett is an author, artist and corporate trainer. She has written 27 books. These include: I’ve Found the Keys Now Where’s the Car? I’ve Read the Rules, Now How Do I Play the Game? Signposts for Life, Life Smart, and The Effective Leader. She has also written, directed and co-produced a documentary, Never Forget Australia. Vicki Bennett Training has been providing training for three decades. Her programs have been adopted by many companies in Australia and internationally.

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    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
  • 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
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    Real Estate Institute of Victoria
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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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
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  • 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
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    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 keynote 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
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    Real Estate Institue of Victoria

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