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October is Mental Health Month, giving us the opportunity to bring new attention to the lives and experiences of those who live with mental illness.

This month, our speakers share their tips and challenge us to face our own assumptions about what living with mental illness looks like and to reevaluate our notions of recovery and healing.


Tracey Spicer - The 3 R's of Resilience

Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:35

In this wise, witty and fast-paced presentation, Tracey Spicer, well known author, broadcaster and journalist will teach you how to rise to life’s challenges, shake off the shackles that are holding you back, and fight the good fight! This proud bogan from the outskirts of Brisbane will make you laugh, cry, and change the way you think.``


Scott Dutton - Fighting fair

Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:32

We are the most resilient when we feel connected. The rapid onset of remote work has challenged us both personally + professionally to keep centred + connected. Scott combines the ancient wisdom of mindfulness with modern virtual technologies to strengthen workplace collaboration + wellbeing.


Helena Popovic - Don't waste this crisis!

Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:31

Our mind can be our most powerful tool or our most forceful opponent. How can we harness it to our greatest advantage? A crisis can be the ultimate catapult into creativity. Dr Helena Popovic will provide a step-by-step plan, backed by neuroscience, for how to emerge as a victor, not a victim, of any crisis.


Julie Cross - Resilience… Our super power!

Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:29

As we negotiate this pandemic we not only need to attend to our physical wellbeing but also our mental and emotional wellbeing. It is time to rediscover and reconnect with our resilience, and remember we have the power to live an inspired life, no matter the circumstances. It is time to let our light shine and lead the way. 


Future Crunch - The Adaptability Quotient

Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:27

The most important skill for the 21st century and how to start cultivating it right now.

Drawing on the latest insights from the worlds of technology, neuroscience and management, Future Crunch reveals why the best predictor of success is how individuals and organisations embrace rapid experimentation. You will walk away with an understanding of what it takes to foster AQ, how to identify it in others, and how it can be a superpower for anyone looking to maintain an advantage in the next economy.


Ronni Kahn - How I Lead

Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:26

Ronni Kahn AO is the CEO and founder of the food rescue charity, OzHarvest. After realising how much food was going to waste in the hospitality industry across the country, Ronni was instrumental in changing the existing legislation across four states that had prevented food donors from supplying excess food. Recognised as a leader in the fields of entrepreneurship, social impact and innovation, Ronni has been awarded with numerous achievements for her work and commitment to the community.


With practical and friendly tips for every sort of gathering both in the real world and virtual, Leanne and James take you through each of the stages of presenting and show you how to keep your audience sitting up and eager for more. 

From researching your topic to adding humour and interest, from using your voice effectively to conquering your nerves, The Virtually Brilliant approach will see even the most inexperienced speaker improve their skills enormously.


Alchemize today’s fear, uncertainty and disruption into a massive opportunity for you, your team and your organisation. The Australian Financial Review calls Nick a “digital transformation guru“. 


Anthony Bonnici - Are you a blinkered leader?

Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:20

With all the challenges leaders face right now, it’s easy to forget to work on ourselves. Research suggests leaders unconsciously “blinker” themselves, and this can lead to poor results in many facets of their business & personal lives.


Keith Ferrazzi - Leading Without Authority

Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:13

The Roadmap for Organisations Going forward to Work. By helping global organizations recognize and transform behaviors that unlock or block strategic goals, Keith Ferrazzi helps create new, more profitable habits throughout every level of the businesses he works with.


Evolve Your Workplace Culture… Pronto

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 18:08

After so much upheaval and disruption it is no wonder so many organisations went into ‘survival mode’. It is time to prepare for the future. Time to dust off the organisational ‘values’, refocus and take your culture to the next level with Karen’s proven SmartCulture® strategies.


How Future Ready Leaders Build Resilient Teams

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 18:06

Are we connected? Do we have a shared future? Are we safe? These 3 qualities are central to better team performance in a volatile world. A future ready leader’s #1 priority is to build more caring and resilient teams, who enjoy growing together.


In a multi-generational workplace, connecting, engaging and leading a team that is united, delivering a consistent superior service experience is a key challenge to the customers of today who span six generations.


Program Cruise. Bump. Pivot. Repeat…Forever

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 18:02

We live and work in a multiverse. Business is now an aggregation of physical & digital spaces connected by tech without regard to geographic boundaries.


Thriving In The Digital Age

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 18:00

Dr Kristy Goodwin helps organisations understand why employee efficiency and wellbeing are being compromised by digital technologies (that were ironically designed to bolster workplace productivity and performance). 


Our new ways of working have reinforced that it’s critical for leaders to be credible, influential communicators.


Contribute Something Great

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 17:56

With so many challenges in the world, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated and wonder: what difference can I make? You don’t need to create a startup unicorn, win Olympic gold or climb Mt Everest, because Phil outlines the 3 ingredients for contributing something great!


This self-leadership presentation is designed to give you the courage to lead a large organisation, a team of remote workers, a small business or even a volunteer group during times of change. 


In our virtual world we are under the interpersonal microscope. Our non-verbal skills are magnified in the lounge room of the world. Dr Louise Mahler is the foremost expert in the psychology of face-to face engagement. She creates powerful, discernible, and positive change in those with whom she works.  In this session you will discover the five patterns that undermine your brand and the techniques to at least 'look like your listening’!

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