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Rachael Robertson Travels from Melbourne, VIC

Rachael Robertson


  • Authenticity
  • Business Skills
  • Female Speaker
  • Leadership
  • Motivational
  • Performance
  • Resilience
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Team Building
  • Women In Business


Inspirational Antarctic expedition leader, bestselling author, international speaker and leadership expert.  Rachael is an Antarctic expedition leader, bestselling author and Australia’s pre-eminent authority on extreme leadership, so it’s no surprise that Rachael is one of Australia’s most booked female speakers!  She was recently the opening speaker at the HR Summit in Singapore, one of the largest conferences for HR professionals in Asia with over 2,000 attendees.

She presents with great humour, humility and passion to audiences that value her practical, no-nonsense approach. No matter the event, Rachael will leave your audience inspired, challenged and equipped to take the next step in their leadership journey.

As only the second female to lead a team to Davis Station in Antarctica she managed a diverse group of up to 120 people, through total isolation, months of darkness, with no way in and no way out. It was a leadership laboratory in the most extreme and hostile environment on Earth, where most of the theory doesn’t apply.

It was a ‘leadership laboratory’ in the most extreme workplace on Earth. In Antarctica she built a resilient and highly successful team based on the foundation that ‘respect trumps harmony’.  Prior to leading the expedition Rachael had 16 years' experience in a variety of senior operational roles in complex and challenging environments.

Since returning to Australia, Rachael has completed her MBA, written a bestselling book on her experience, Leading on the Edge, and has presented at over 700 conferences and events around the world. Rachael presents with great humour, humility and passion. No matter the event, Rachael will leave your audience inspired, challenged and equipped to take the next step in their leadership journey. 




Keynote Titles

  • Leading On The Edge – Leadership | Inspiration
  • Future. Woman. Leader – Women | Leadership
  • 365 Shades of White - Inspiration | Entertainment
  • The Future of Teamwork - Teamwork | Leadership
  • Change is the New Business As Usual - Leadership | Change
  • Remote and Dangerous - Safety Leadership | Teamwork


Inspirational leadership, real and fascinating stories.. Great safety insights…simply excellent.


Rachael was engaging and responded well to the group. Her experiences are extraordinary and she did a great job of relating what she learnt. She was also able to illustrate the similarities between her roles and those of my team. In one word, Terrific!


Astounding! The interactions in our senior management team have been transformed in the last few months by simply applying a few of the many ideas from Rachael's session. This is an excellent program for a technical team!

CIO, Federal Government Department



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