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Dr Louise Mahler

Australia - Vic

Louise is a global thought leader in confident leadership communication. Passionate about staying human in a virtual world, Louise helps leaders and teams bring their best through body-language, voice and divulges the algorithms of engagement in high-stake engagement.

While her tools and techniques are useful, practical and highly relevant, her impersonations of world leaders and in-the-moment audience analyses are hilarious while being real and highly informative.

Engagement, humour and learning with energy are the mainstays that see Louise booked internationally across Australia, USA, Europe, India, China, the Pacific and New Zealand, mesmerizing international audiences such as Gartner, Adobe, Transdev, L’Oreal, GE and the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).

A highly sought-after keynote and virtual speaker, educator and author, Louise has worked with thousands of high-profile leaders from around the world and helped countless top 50 ASX companies, major brands and multinationals - PwC, Telstra, NAB, CBRE, CBA, ANZ, BHP, Lion, L’Oreal to name a few.

As a global expert in body-language, voice and confident leadership, she is the author of Resonate – For those who need to be heard, published by Penguin Random House and believes that, today, more than ever we need to be confident to engage, inspire and build trust in those we lead.

Louise has appeared on every major television channel and radio station in Australia as well as highly ranked prime-time TV with Hughesy We Have a Problem. Quoted in USA and British media, she is a weekly contributor to digital and print news throughout Australia. She recorded 36 videos for the Australian Financial Review and was chosen by IBM as a key creative source world-wide. She is the host of her own podcast POP: Perspectives on Performance featuring stories, tools and techniques of all performing arts and their applicability to leadership.

Louise believes everyone has a voice, so let’s get heard.

Webinars & Virtual Offerings

Staying Human in a Virtual World: Presence on line

The time for intimacy and connection is here.

Video conferencing is a chance to really engage at a new and deeper level and, the rules have changed.

Louise will share what works and what doesn’t in this new super-charged environment. You will discover the secrets of the television host, you will find your radio voice and develop skills to engage full attention by building your inclusion-muscle.

In this often hilarious, but scientifically researched session you will:

  • Discover how spatial awareness is key
  • Develop your tools and techniques to be inclusive
  • Recognise the importance of what you do and say on the small screen
  • Learn the dos and don’t of engaging others

Female Led Leadership

What is it that Jacinda Ardern, Angela Merkel, and Sanna Merin do that leads Forbes magazine to say that what countries with the best coronavirus responses have in common is Women Leaders?

How is it different from their male counterparts and it is unique to women? Dr Mahler will analyse their body language, vocal approach and conversational flow. She will model what is palpable for us all and show how this is the future direction of leadership, not necessarily, male or female.

In this provocative keynote, you will:

  • discover the skills of key international female leaders who are leading at this critical times
  • challenge classical techniques of power
  • learn new ways to build trust
  • establish skills that will result in newfound confidence

The Voice of Leadership

In today’s uncertain world we need to manage our new vital tool - the voice.

With video-conferencing in full swing, your voice takes pride of place in communicating your message. As we place added emphasis on the importance of voice, many realise their own inadequacy, feel helpless and are unaware of the susceptibility to further damage both vocally and psychologically.

In this on-line presentation you will remove the barriers to self-expression through awareness, tools and techniques. You will learn how sound is actually made and what stops it being available under stress

In this highly interactive keynote you will:

  • build skills to get that voice working and develop a flow of sound that imbues trust and caring
  • learn methods for vocal engagement and authority
  • recognise the challenges, diagnose your own blockages and find simple ways to undo the patterns - fast under pressure.

Hard Chat

The world has changed. Emotions are raw and tempers frayed, but, at the same time, like the Little Britain comedy where the Scottish waiter attempts to describe the menu through the medium of ‘ dance’, we are struggling to handle ourselves through the virtual medium.

When it comes to difficulty, what words do you say and in what order? What words can’t you use and what is the vocal tone and eye contact requirement to help get your communication across with empathy? Within all that, where is the room for creativity and authenticity?

Now is the time to really know what you are doing and, in this virtual exploration, you will learn the answers to all these questions using Dr Mahler’s framework for Hard Chat, which PwC partners described as ‘gold’.

Key takeaways from the ‘must have’ session include:

  • Learning the 5 Hard Chat levels of engagement
  • Discover the non-verbal necessities to handle emotion
  • Know the words to say and not say
  • Piece together the 5 algorithms for performance that work first time every time and leave you free to be creative and professional in the moment

On-line Leadership Program

Dr Mahler presents leadership programs that combine instructional and interactive face-to-fae or zoom webinars, clinics and masterminds to embed the learning for leaders and sales teams. These sessions impart the skills and processes to have gravitas and presence and apply them to tailored scenarios specific such as presentations, meetings or managing client and staff engagement, to gain maximum engagement and influence with confidence.

Dr Mahler’s program includes theory and interaction, based around winning the hearts and minds of those around you with the following outcomes:

  • Analysis of individual body, mind and voice patters under stress
  • Processes for handling the various communication opportunities
  • Practice opportunities for individual change plans and transformation

Note: these programs can be tailored specifically for Women and Diversity programs.

Speaking topics

The Missing Ingredient Of Leadership 

Leaders must inspire and engage. That task is more complex than it has even been, a combination of interpersonal skills and the power to navigate today’s communications ably.

Dr Mahler investigates the roles of body language, vocal psychology and patterns of conversation that control presence and influence. Her insight and experience will change the way you think, act and speak to achieve respect and authority.

The Currency Of Trust

Authenticity and trust are now inescapable. People demand them from financial institutions. From leaders. From everyday brands. They are fundamental to success.

Technology is helping, but also hindering. There is no replacement for interpersonal excellence.

In this presentation, Dr Mahler presents practical skills for building credence and restoring the building blocks of trust.

InVisible: For Women In Leadership

Diversity and inclusion are not achieved without encountering challenges. But in-visibility is a choice. You are responsible for your destiny.

This presentation is about breaking down the barriers, being clever about how you engage with hard conversations and giving of yourself without hesitation.

It’s about the five key barriers to visibility and how you responsible for removing them.


Dr Louise Mahler is skilled professional providing individual development insights and practical solution that ensure to take it to next level. Passionate and pragmatic. I can thoroughly recommend her.
- Theresa Mills - General Manager - Guild Superannuation - Trustee service

It was great seeing on stage - you were brilliant and funny
- Nathalie Capolla - Nutrimetics

In attending over 3 months worth Crotonville and training session by GE, I have not seen a better trainer in action than Dr Mahler
- Claire Pierce - Aurizon Account Leader - Ge Transportation

Thank you for all the time you have spent with the team,both lead up to conference and during highly entertaining presentation. The content was perfect for the cusomers we were aiming to achieve.
- David Matheson , COO - Kmart

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