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Heidi Dening Travels from Sydney, NSW

Heidi Dening


  • Author
  • Education
  • International Speaker
  • Leadership
  • Resilience
  • Stress Management


Heidi Dening is an award-winning business owner and best-selling author who believes that education changes lives. She has dedicated her career to empowering thousands of people across the globe with resilience, self-leadership and wellbeing programs from small children on remote pacific islands to C-suite executives in billion-dollar companies.

She is currently on a crusade to make sure leaders and their teams are resilient enough to work at their fullest potential, despite change, stress and uncertainty.

She is humbled by the fact that her training and development programs, keynote presentations, insightful content and regular contributions to global education projects have already transformed the lives of thousands of people worldwide.

This has meant she has delivered onstage and online programs and presentations to thousands of leaders from across the globe. Some of the Australian companies have included Financial Planners Association, Metcash, University of Sydney and MLC Wealth.

Heidi’s empowering education content is a unique compilation of:

  • science-based facts from her degree;
  • over 22yrs of experience educating organisations and their people with performance-enhancing programs;
  • insights from rising above real-life adversities such as a paralysing illness, gunpoint kidnapping, tsunami terror, and narrowly escaping being burnt alive.

Heidi often appears in the media as a resilience expert, including a recent segment on Channel Nine’s Weekend Today, a full-page article on the front page of the Daily Telegraphs Hibernation lift-out about the mental health pandemic following COVID-19, plus numerous radio interviews.

She has been named Best International Keynote Speaker in the Asia Pacific region at the Influential Businesswoman’s Awards, is the author of an amazon best-selling self-leadership book called ‘Her Middle Name Is Courage’ and an expert at supporting leaders to find the courage to keep moving forward during tough times.

Five Reasons to book Heidi
#1: Tailors every Keynote - Heidi will thoroughly research your industry and tailor her presentation to suit the unique challenges and opportunities your audience is facing
#2: Delightful to Work With - Working with Heidi is stress-free. She is adaptable, enthusiastic, calm and organised throughout the entire process.
#3: Mesmerising Storyteller - Her natural ability to weave her unique (and jaw-dropping) stories into practical strategies sets Heidi apart and will ensure your attendees are engaged from start to finish.
#4: Genuinely Cares - Heidi genuinely cares about the success of your event and the experience that your attendees have.
#5: Empowered for Action - Your audience will walk away from Heidi’s presentation wanting to do more, give more, and be more thanks to her practical and life-changing messages.

Keynote Titles

  • Replenish Your Resilience Resources
  • Courageously Bounce Forwards, not Back
  • Mental Health Matters: Stop. Revive. Thrive


Your keynote had everything - superb storytelling, audience interaction, emotional rollercoaster, practical takeaways, plus your pauses had us all hanging on every word.


What really stood out was her ability to bring fun and engagement.


I see a lot of speakers and every now and then one stands out and you remember them. Heidi is one of those standouts.

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