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Olympia Dukakis

Actress, director, producer, teacher, activist - this is how Olympia Dukakis defines herself. The Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning star of such films as Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias, Picture Perfect and the top rated mini-series Tales of the City, Olympia Dukakis is a woman of uncommon achievement and dedication. A 30 year veteran of stage and screen, she also founded and served as artistic d ...

Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes might just be the fittest man in the world", writes Men's Fitness. As an internationally recognized endurance athlete, Karnazes has done what few people thought humanly possible. He's run 350 continuous miles, straight through three nights without sleep. He's run across Death Valley in the middle of summer, where temperatures reached 128 degrees, and he's run a marathon to the South ...

Rudy Ruettiger

INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN CELEBRITY: Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger in twenty seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. Today, he is one ...

Richard Simmons

For over twenty-five years, he has had the unique ability to deliver a serious message through laughter to millions of Americans via videos, personal appearances, daytime and late night television appearances, infomercials and books. Because of this, Richard Simmons has become the nation's most revered fitness expert. Simmons' success as a fitness expert and advocate led to numerous local and nati ...

Richard de Crespigny

Captain Richard de Crespigny is one of Qantas' most senior pilots. He and his crew created international headlines November 2010 when their Qantas A380, flying over Batam Island en route from Singapore to Sydney, suffered an uncontained engine failure and was forced to make an emergency return landing at Singapore's Changi Airport. Carrying a total of 469 passengers and crew, the four-engine air ...

John Connolly

John Connolly is a rugby union coach and the former head coach of the Wallabies. Connolly has in the past worked with the Queensland Reds, Stade Francois, Swansea RFC and Bath Rugby. As a player, Connolly played hooker for the Brothers club in Brisbane.. Connolly took up a coaching position within the Queensland Rugby team and served as an Australian selector. During his time with Queensland, the ...

Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette first achieved success de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and television sitcom writer for Columbia Pictures in America, she wrote eleven international bestsellers including Mad Cows (which was made into a film starring Joanna Lumley and Anna Friel), How to Kill Your ...

Yvonne Hilsz

Yvonne Hilsz is a highly experienced International Trainer and Business Performance Consultant who uses her dynamic personality and laser sharp skill set to bring lasting change to people and businesses around the globe. Her ability to increase revenue through team coaching and training is well known throughout the business world. Yvonne teaches solution oriented team building and sales training ...

David Simpson

David is passionate about finding and developing the 'best of' patterns of behaviours in organisations. With over twenty-five years experience (including two years in South East Asia) as a professional trainer, presenter, facilitator, coach, manager and leader, David has led a wide range of learning and organisational development interventions and projects across public, commercial, educational a ...

Neryl East

Dr Neryl East is a former Olympic announcer, TV reporter and government crisis manager who weaves tales from the trenches into powerful gems to make you stand out – for all the right reasons.

Neryl shows leaders and teams how to accelerate success and avoid costly reputation mistakes – building credibility and influence along the way.

 

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