Speakers

Peter Xing

Peter is part of the Singularity University Expert Faculty on transhumanism and emerging technologies. He co-founded Transhumanism Australia and Transhuman Coin, a community of technologists dedicated to helping society transcend the limitations of our human biology using science and technology and funds scientific discovery and technological innovations that accelerate the transhumanism movement through decentralised finance.

Candice Warner

Candice Warner is one of Australia’s most loved sports and media stars. She is recognised for her grit as a former Champion Ironwoman, her glamour as one half Australia’s sporting “power couple”, and her resilience as someone who has over- come many obstacles – not only surviving but thriving.

Joseph Michelli

Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D., C.S.P., is an internationally sought-after speaker, author, and organizational consultant who transfers his knowledge of exceptional business practices in ways that develop joyful and productive workplaces with a focus on customer experience. His insights encourage leaders and frontline workers to grow and invest passionately in all aspects of their lives.

Gaby Natale

Gaby Natale, a triple Emmy-winning journalist and bestselling author, is an industry leader in entertainment, uniquely owning her media content and television studio. She's known for breaking barriers, becoming the first Latina author published by HarperCollins's leadership division in 2021. Her debut book, The Virtuous Circle, instantly topped Amazon's charts in Business, Inspiration, and Self-Help. Named one of the “25 Most Powerful Latinas” by People magazine in 2018, she's the only Latina to win three consecutive Daytime EMMYs. She's also a successful entrepreneur, founding AGANARmedia, which serves Fortune 500 companies with a focus on Hispanic audiences. Holding degrees from the University of San Andres and Columbia University, Gaby once taught Communication and Journalism at the University of Texas.

Tim Ross

Tim Ross, renowned comedian, radio and TV host, has a significant passion for architecture and design. Over the last decade, he performed his live show, Man About the House, in various noteworthy buildings globally, while advocating for Australian architecture and design. His advocacy work earned him awards from the National Trust and the Australian Institute of Architects. He made waves with his TV series, Streets of Your Town and Designing A Legacy, which tackled aspects of Australian architecture, and he's set to release a new season of the latter in 2023. As an author, he's published books like The Rumpus Room and Scorcher and contributed to multiple publications. Ross curated his first exhibition, Design Nation, in 2018 and toured Australia with his show, MOTEL, in 2019, which inspired a book and a national touring exhibition.

Leonie McKeon

You will be surprised, motivated, and entertained by Leonie McKeon, who is a world expert in the interpretation and usage of the 36 Strategies (derived from Sun Tzu, 'The Art of War').

Leonie's presentation will change the way you think about sales, marketing, and leadership forever. You will learn how to skilfully use the 36 Strategies (derived from Sun Tzu, 'The Art of War') in every interaction with your clients and work colleagues. Knowing how to use this tried and tested ancient wisdom will help you smash your KPIs, save time and raise your competitive edge.

Like many people, when Leonie first read 'The Art of War', she questioned its relevance in the contemporary business world. While living in the Greater China Region, among successful business people who use the 36 Strategies every day, she realised that these strategies are the keys to successful sales, crystal clear marketing, and effective leadership.

Leonie is an international author of "The Dao of Negotiation - The Path between Eastern strategies and Western minds", a six-book series. Her books are sold globally in English and are also translated into Indonesian and German.

Kim Huckerby

 With a career spanning over 20 years, Kim Huckerby’s professional experience as a Social Worker, Educator, Mentor, and thought Leader, has helped influence and shape her work as a Speaker/Trainer in the mental health space. Kim’s passion and skill ensures that every time she steps onto the stage or engages with her audience online, people walk away feeling changed and inspired. She has worked with companies such as Mastercard, Thales Group, Ray White and imparting 20 years’ worth of knowledge and experience.

Kim’s ambitious goal is to foster change across the mental health and wellbeing space, ultimately resulting in a more inclusive and forward-thinking world in which every person is equipped with the skills and knowledge to assist those who may be struggling.

Lauren Clemett

International award-winning Neurobranding expert. As a child, Lauren was told that she had word blindness and would never be able to read or write properly. S, she went on to become a 5-time best-selling author.

Her dyslexia became her greatest asset and today she helps audiences understand how the brain sees brands so you can build a stand-out personal brand and become a magnetic leader.

Lauren speaks about how to overcome overwhelm and get a clear direction to stand out from the crowd and be well-known, well-paid and wanted.

Dan Gingiss

Dan is an international keynote speaker and coach. His 20-year professional career included leadership positions at McDonald’s, Discover and Humana. He is the author of two books and the co-host of an award-winning podcast.

Dr Ellen Joan Ford (Nelson)

Dr Ellen Joan Ford (Nelson) is terrifyingly ambitious about changing the working world, for the betterment of people and organisational performance. And when you see her track record for tackling the seemingly impossible, and bringing people along with her, you will find it difficult to fault her logic. As a speaker, facilitator and consultant in the leadership space, Ellen helps organisations to improve staff wellbeing, retention, leadership, productivity, innovation and business performance. Ellen provides a fresh perspective, delivered authentically with high energy, for how leadership can be done differently.

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