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Colin James Travels from Melbourne, VIC

Colin James


  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Facilitator
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Personal Development
  • Presentation Skills
  • Sales
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Training

Colin James is in the business of supporting, developing and promoting Professional Employees. He is in the business of building Professional Employee cultures. Over his 30 years as an Educator, Speaker, Facilitator and Trainer, he has worked with an extensive array of clients, in a variety of industries throughout Australasia, Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA.

It is rare to find one person who can MC a conference brilliantly, deliver a standing ovation standard keynote as well as run a deeply engaging workshop to embed skills, all on the same day. He can also consult with clients on event design to create profoundly memorable, world-class conferences.

Colin is not the ‘motivational speaker’ type. Platitudes, sound bites and tired ‘Believe in yourself and anything is possible’ hyperbolic stuff is not what he does. His keynotes, whilst deeply engaging (and using much humour), also challenge and provoke whilst imparting practical depth and workable knowledge. 

Colin is one of those people that has spent his life exploring cultures, religions, philosophies and human psychology, which has seen him travel far and wide and have adventures others only read about. He has a background in broadcasting and marketing but it is his unique corporate style, captivating cartooning skills and content that sets him apart.

He was a recipient of the Australian Educator of the Year, 2008. His work as an Educator began in 1988 at the Australian Quadriplegic Association where, as Training Manager, he designed a ground breaking 18 week Tertiary Rehabilitation Program. His work with people with spinal cord injury led to him working alongside Christopher Reeve and Facilitating the Australian Spinal Cord Injury Summit in 2002.

He is one of those speakers who creates two experiences: ‘where did the time go?’ pointing to the fact he holds the full attention of every room he presents to and ‘we don’t want him to stop’ reflecting the depth and value he brings to every event he delivers.

As one of Australia’s most well regarded keynote speakers, Colin’s presentation will help the audience to process and embed the core messages running throughout your event

Keynote Titles

  • Lizard Management Strategies
  • Followership
  • I can’t believe it!
  • Managing the Change Game
  • The Engagement Myth


Colin, Erica and Tim were able to get the room to step out of our comfort zones and understand the methodology and power of an effective and energetic presentation.

ME Bank

Simple and highly effective method for delivering presentations. Andrew and Alison are brilliant facilitators. Thoroughly enjoyable two days.


Over the years I've been provided with the opportunity to attend many external learning courses. Mastering Communications has provided me with the greatest number of useful practical takeaways.




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