Speakers

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.

Kirk Peterson

Kirk Peterson is a renowned thought leader with over 30 years of experience in leadership, business strategy, and people management, along with a history of being a player and coach of high-performing sporting teams.

Ken Schmidt

Authentic Leadership and Customer Loyalty Expert; Senior Role in Harley-Davidson Turnaround; and Author, Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance

Gary McCartney

A visionary creative director and team leader. As McCartney Design’s senior strategist, he sets the foundations for their award-winning concepts.

Adam Spencer

Adam Spencer has hosted award-winning breakfast radio shows in Australia’s toughest markets and live current affairs TV. He has won improvised theatre competitions and once interviewed John Travolta in front of 75,000 people.

Samantha Bloom

Samantha Bloom is a two-time World Para Surfing champion, bestselling author and inspiration behind the #1 Australian box-office, and international global Netflix hit movie, Penguin Bloom starring Naomi Watts.

 

Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo (2006-2019); a Fortune 50 company with operations in more than 180 countries.

James Cameron

James Cameron is a legendary and imaginative director, producer, and screenwriter in the movie business. Over the years, he has produced a number of notable and acclaimed works, including Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, and 2009's Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time. Avatar replaced Titanic as the biggest grossing movie, establishing James Cameron as a giant of the movie business.

Costa Georgiadis

The face of ABC TV show Gardening Australia, Costa believes in embracing and celebrating mother nature’s cycles and seasons and nurturing her balance, beauty and bounty organically. His holistic approach is all about gardening the soil and the soul. Costa’s charm, charisma and passion are invigorating and irresistible, he has a gift for making his important messages engaging and highly entertaining.

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