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Effective teams match behaviour to vision

Posted on March 22, 2019 in Corporate Training

Effective teams match behaviour to vision

By Vicki Bennett My client was expanding her business, taking on new team members at an alarming rate and I was supporting her to change the business culture to a growth mindset. She asked me for my elevator pitch; this pitch explains what I do in one clear, unambiguous statement. I was ready: I help people match their behaviour to their Vision. How does your team stand out? One of the most powerful, potent tools I have implemented with clients is the 1 on 1 Business Coaching program. This tool ticks...More


Why we all need more art and creativity in our lives

Posted on March 21, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

Why we all need more art and creativity in our lives

By Dr Rebecca Huntley Over the last couple of weeks, I've had the pleasure of travelling around the country talking to people living with disability as part of a nation-wide consultation on disability and the arts. Some of these people have been professional artists, some not. The discussion has been wideranging: How easy is it to access the arts if you have a hearing impairment or autism? What are the various organisations out there supporting people with disability to make art? And is the NDIS...More


Psychological Safety: The Hidden Quality

Posted on March 21, 2019 in Mental Health

Psychological Safety: The Hidden Quality

Psychological Safety: The Hidden Quality that determines whether a team is high-performing. By Nina Sunday  Shutterstock Image If you could identify the one quality that determines whether a team is high-performing or not, what would it be? In 2012, Google asked that question and to find the answer set up its Project Aristotle to research behaviour of 180 of its people, matching results with findings of research studies. Google was determined to pinpoint precisely the key attributes...More


How a service mindset attracts and keeps customers for life

Posted on February 28, 2019 in Corporate Training

By Jaquie Scammell When I was fourteen years old, I was hungry to get out in the world and work. A locally run delicatessen was willing to employ me for a couple of shifts a week after school hours. I will never forget my first week. I served customers with a smile and was friendly; however, there was one skill that I was not prepared for – receiving cash and giving change. It involved calculating the difference manually, with no calculator, no mobile phone and no digital POS (can you imagine?). Fast-forward...More


Slick, funny and devastatingly effective

Posted on February 26, 2019 in Organising an event

Slick, funny and devastatingly effective

Dave Thornton has built a global reputation for his honest, engaging, whip-smart and damn funny comedy.  He's performing at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, if you miss that you can view the clip below from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala. Dave's TV credentials include hosting a series Channel 9’s 20 to 1, appearances ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks and Agony Uncles Network Ten’s Hughesy We Have a Problem and regularly appearing on The...More


A hilarious bundle of contradictions

Posted on February 26, 2019 in Organising an event

A hilarious bundle of contradictions

You may have seen Mel on Tractor Monkeys, Back Seat Drivers or It’s A Date as well as Network Ten’s The Project, This Week Live and NZ’s TV3 weekly program 7 Days. As well as live performance, Mel is a sought-after writer with a weekly column in The Courier.  Below we have a short video of Mel appearing on the ABC TV’s The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.  You can see Mel Buttle at the Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019!  Mel Buttle is...More


Australia's fastest comedic mind

Posted on February 26, 2019 in Organising an event

Australia\'s fastest comedic mind

Once of our most popular comedians and MCs, is unmistakably Australian, Dave Hughes.  Hughesy's laconic style thinly disguises one of this country’s fastest comedic minds. Turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines has made Hughesy the biggest name in Australian comedy.   For 12 years Hughesy made up one half of Melbourne’s Nova breakfast team and for 5 years he co-hosted Network Ten’s The Project, not to mention 10 years on Ten’s AFL show Before...More


Oprah's Chief Of Staff Visiting International

Posted on February 27, 2019 in Leadership Development

Oprah\'s Chief Of Staff Visiting International

  If you are looking for an highly entertaining and inspirational keynote speaker for an event during May, Libby Moore Oprah's former Chief of Staff is an exciting option.  Libby is in Australia during May, or availability and fees contact us on 1300 55 64 69. International keynote speaker and global adventurer Libby Moore loves inspiring people, and companies to achieve their life purpose. We interviewed Libby about her time with Oprah, as her Chief of Staff.  Below...More


Teaching for Tomorrow

Posted on February 26, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

Teaching for Tomorrow

How to equip today’s students for the future Michael McQueen is a 6-time bestselling author, trends forecaster and keynote speaker. His upcoming book and keynote topic “Teaching for Tomorrow” explores the key societal changes that will shape the future world of today’s students and outlines a game plan for transforming education to ensure it is future-fit. Michael believes students in classrooms today, will enter a world very different to the one their teachers and parents...More


Future-Proofing our Educational System

Posted on February 26, 2019 in Leadership Development

Future-Proofing our Educational System

By Michael McQueen  Over a century ago, the great educationalist John Dewey remarked: “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” As prescient as this observation was at the time, it is perhaps more relevant today than ever. We are staring down the barrel of a very turbulent few decades of widespread change and so the need for educational systems and educators themselves to be future-fit has never been greater. Having spent...More