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Kate Munari Travels from Canberra, ACT

Kate Munari


  • Achievements
  • Female Speaker
  • Leadership
  • Military
  • Risk Management
  • Team Building

Imagine flying a helicopter in a war zone with 18 peoples’ lives in your hands. Suddenly, the enemy opens fire on you. How do you maintain both your and your team’s focus? How do you continue to make optimal decisions, minimise the disruption and effectively complete the mission? And how do you motivate your team to face this threat day after day?

Kate has extensive experience leading both herself and her team through all sorts of challenges, often as the only female amongst her team and peers. From life-or-death moments being fired upon in Afghanistan while a helicopter pilot for 17 years, to the challenges of confined life on-board a Navy ship - Kate understands better than most the everyday pressures of a busy, reactive workplace.

Effective leadership combined with individual resilience and a positive mindset can overcome any moment of adversity, big or small and keep your team operating effectively though any challenge. Kate’s experience will enhance your team’s ability to remain focused and effective as you and your team tackle challenges big and small.

The principles Kate used to overcome the personal and professional challenges of life in the military are principles she continues to use throughout her professional and personal life. These principles can be scaled for any situation and are an instant go to when things don’t go to plan.

And Kate shares them with you throughout her interesting, inspiring, sometimes humorous, sometimes frightening in-person, online and hybrid keynote.

Her speaking clients include Amazon Web Services, SAP, Spotify and more. From a small intimate audience to a crowd of hundreds, Kate will captivate and connect with each and every one, leaving them with a lasting memory of just what they are capable of achieving with the right mindset.

Keynote Titles

  • Resilience Under Fire: Beatings The Odds And Thriving In High-Pressure Environments
  • Powerful Leadership Starts and Ends With Your Team
  • Gender In The Workforce: Don’t Let Your Assumptions Hold You Back


Kate’s story is compelling and relevant for today’s workforce. I would have no hesitation recommending her to other companies.

Port Waratah Coal Services

Kate effortlessly delivered an engaging virtual presentation, as part of our Special Counsel and Senior Associate Summit. It was interesting and inspiring (and sometimes frightening) to hear about her experiences as a Navy helicopter pilot. We learned strategies she used to cope with stress under extreme military conditions, how any failures motivated her to enhance her performance, the subtleties of leading teams in one of the most intense workplaces in the world and more. The presentation was highly rated by the audience and was a perfect opener for our summit, which this year was themed - breaking barriers.

Colin Biggers And Paisley Lawyers

Kate was the perfect speaker for our International Women’s Day event and was the ultimate professional from beginning to end. She really took time to understand our brief and the audience, and on the day delivered in an engaging way that was the perfect mix of inspirational and down to earth storytelling, that was both memorable and sharable.

Pinnacle Investment


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