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Janine Shepherd The Defiant Human Spirit

Posted on May 31, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

Janine Shepherd The Defiant Human Spirit

Never tell me never! Janine Shepherd’s story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. An Australian national champion skier in training for the upcoming Olympics, she was hit by a truck on a bike ride, suffering multiple life-threatening injuries.  Doctors warned her parents that, even if she lived, Janine would never walk again. After major spinal surgery, and five months immobilized in a hospital bed, Janine came home to heal. She faced a daunting recovery and an uncertain future.  Struggling...More


The age of the INTRAPRENEUR

Posted on April 24, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

We are entering the age of the INTRAPRENEUR – the employee who thinks and acts like an entrepreneur while working inside a large organisation. Three powerful and pervasive trends are creating a perfect storm giving rise to intrapreneurialism.  In this article, Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw discusses this new workplace trend. Firstly, every organisation is living with the innovation imperative -the pressing need to innovate in order to successfully negotiate the challenges of a VUCA (Volatile Uncertain...More


LinkedIn - So Much More than a Resume

Posted on April 24, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

LinkedIn has become the most powerful platform B2B (business to business) people have to demonstrate their experience and build authority in their area of expertise. In this article, Yvonne Adele expands upon her three-step philosophy to LinkedIn Success.  I've been on the platform for almost 14 years. It had become quite tiresome and gloomy by the time Microsoft purchased it. Their first few developments were a little clumsy and glitchy, but this past year has seen vast improvements leading...More


A Case And 3 Tips For Creativity

Posted on April 24, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

A Case And 3 Tips For Creativity

Written by: Mark Carter I’m deliberately avoiding the platitude ‘disruptive innovation’ or, ironically even more prosaic, ‘digital disruption’. The term disruptive technologies was created and coined by Clayton M. Christensen in the mid 90’s. Since then, like many things trendy, the terms either lost its way or become a blasé victim of its popular resonance with the masses. To highlight this, think about a couple of similes from the fairytale land of digital,...More


Steve Moneghetti's Journey in the Commonwealth Games

Posted on February 28, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

Steve Moneghetti\'s Journey in the Commonwealth Games

  I love the Commonwealth Games as it is where I ran my first marathon and it went pretty well with me bagging the Bronze medal. From there I followed up with a Silver and finally won Gold in Victoria, Canada in 1994. From those modest beginnings I have stayed involved with Commonwealth Games attending four, working as an athlete mentor in Manchester, being the Mayor of the Village at the Melbourne Games in 2006 and then as Chef de Mission in 2010, 2014, and at this year’s Games up on...More


Jana Pittman's Autobiography

Posted on February 8, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

Jana Pittman\'s Autobiography

  “Chasing goals is like building a fire, every day you add more kindle. ‘Till one day you light the match. Dream big and bold, make life an inferno.” Jana Pittman is an athlete, mum, author, speaker and a future doctor.  Jana’s autobiography tells her story of triumph, defeat, failure and success. She will take you on a journey through the peaks and troughs that helped shape her career and build her into who she is today. Jana has represented her country at three...More


Nick Cummins - The Honey Badger

Posted on February 8, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

Nick Cummins - The Honey Badger

Nick Cummins (also known as The Honey Badger) is an Australian professional Rugby union footballer. He played for the Western Force in Super Rugby and for Coca-Cola Red Sparks in the Japanese Top League. Nick has represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games and other international matches, in both the Australian Sevens team and the Wallabies. His usual position is Wing. Why did they call him ‘The Honey Badger’?   Nick was called ‘The Honey Badger’ by his fans after...More


Human Rights Activist and Survivor

Posted on February 1, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

Human Rights Activist and Survivor

Speaking Tour | March 2018 To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, Somaly Mam will return to Australia for the first time since 2014 to share her personal experiences, thoughts around eradicating modern slavery and why empowering survivors will help lead this change.   Somaly Mam Human Rights Activist, Founder, Best-Selling Author and Fearless Survivor of Sex Slavery Born into a tribal minority family in the Mondulkiri Province of Cambodia and sold at age 12, Somaly Mam is a survivor of...More


Midwives in Tanzania

Posted on January 31, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

Midwives in Tanzania

With gritty determination, a global vision and a unique background in nursing and aviation, Captain Jan Becker is an international force for change in the helicopter industry, in business and in women's and babies' health.  As a trained midwife, Jan is also passionate about reducing child mortality and improving maternal health in some of the world's most under-resourced countries. She is the founder of Midwife Vision, which offers education, professional support and resources to midwives at...More


Boost Your Team’s Performance in the New Year

Posted on February 23, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

Boost Your Team’s Performance in the New Year

Teamwork is the ability to work with others toward a shared goal, participating actively, sharing responsibility and rewards of the team as a whole. How well did your team perform this past year? Daniel Goleman What are your team’s goals for the coming year? How did you contribute to your team’s performance? These are a few of the questions being asked at year’s end as organizations assess the past year and look ahead to the New Year. For many, the focus is on concrete numbers,...More