Michael McQueen

Michael McQueen is a multi-award winning speaker, change strategist and bestselling author of ten books.

With clients including Google, Toyota and Mastercard, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate uncertainty and stay ahead of the curve.

Michael is a regular commentator on TV and radio and his work has featured in publications ranging from The Guardian to Forbes and CNN.

In addition, Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Mel Robbins and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Michael has spoken to over 500,000 people across 5 continents since 2004 and is known for his engaging, entertaining and practical conference presentations.

Having been formerly named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year, Michael was inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.

Speaking topics


Mastering the art of Changing Minds

We’re told you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. But what if you could?

Although changing people’s minds has never been easy, it’s never been harder than it is today. Research indicates that while we spend 40% of our professional lives trying to sway the decisions and thinking of others, our persuasive efforts are only successful between 3% – 5% of the time.

Drawing on the latest discoveries in neuroscience and behavioural psychology, this high-impact and intensely practical keynote presentation explores:

  • Why many of the conventional INFLUENCE TECHNIQUES we have been taught are not only ineffective but often COUNTERPRODUCTIVE in modern times.
  • Why using LOGIC and EVIDENCE to persuade others often backfires, causing people to DOUBLE DOWN rather than open up.
  • Why people are NOT actually AFRAID OF CHANGE, and the surprising truth about what really drives RESISTANCE in individuals and teams.
  • How to help others embrace NEW IDEAS and PERSPECTIVES while affirming their DIGNITY, AGENCY, and AUTONOMY.

Audience members will leave this keynote presentation with a toolkit of actionable insights for mastering the art of persuasion without resorting to coercion.

Preparing Now for What's Next

How to thrive in an age of uncertainty.

It’s been rightly said that the pace of change has never been this fast, but it will never again be this slow. We are living in a transformative era and smart leaders know that now is the time for audacity, adaptability, and agility.
Enormous opportunities lie ahead for those who can identify the trends of tomorrow and gear up for them today.

In this fast-paced & compelling keynote presentation, audiences will discover:

  • The key trends that will shape the coming decade with a specific focus on the impacts of GENERATIVE AI, DATA ANALYTICS and SPATIAL COMPUTING.
  • The role GEN Z will play in redefining industry norms and consumer expectations.
  • The common CULTURE and MINDSET TRAPS that will set any organization on a collision course with obsolescence – and how to avoid them.
  • PROVEN and PRACTICAL STRATEGIES for staying one step ahead of change and REMAINING RELEVANT.

Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear action plan for navigating disruption and emerging stronger than ever.

Preparing Now For What's Next is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.

Mastering the Art of Momentum

The secret to achieving effortless and enduring growth

We all love being on a roll, in the zone and firing on all cylinders – that flow-state sensation where everything just seems to work.

But what happens when the groove becomes a rut, inspiration evaporates or your mojo disappears?

Enduring success and growth for any business today is dependent on building and maintaining unstoppable momentum.

In this inspiring keynote presentation, audiences discover:

  • The art and science of momentum – where momentum comes from and why it makes all the difference when you’ve got it working for you
  • A practical and powerful formula for building momentum individually or in a team
  • How to get into a flow state of peak productivity on a daily basis
  • The role that focus and consistency play in ensuring a groove doesn’t become a rut over time

Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear action plan for achieving effortless growth and maintaining it over the long haul.

Mastering the Art of Momentum is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.

Teaching for Tomorrow

How to equip today’s students for the future

Students in classrooms today will enter a world very different to the one their teachers and parents have known.

In light of the uncertainty that lies ahead, it is more important than ever that educators keep their finger on the pulse of technological and societal trends in order to help students prepare for them.

In this practical and highly relevant keynote presentation, audiences will:

  • The key social and technology trends that will shape the future including artificial intelligence, robotics and automation
  • The skills and competencies that young people will need in order to be future-fit
  • Why and how education practices and paradigms must evolve in the coming years
  • A range of proven and practical strategies for making classroom learning relevant to the next generation of learners

Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear action plan for engaging today’s students while equipping them for tomorrow.

Teaching for Tomorrow is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.


Michael’s presentation made a lasting impression on our staff team. They left the session feeling incredibly energised and excited for the future.
Principal, The Knox School

Our staff team thoroughly enjoyed Michael’s thought-proking keynote presentation.
Headmaster, Brisbane Grammar School

Our experience with Michael was fantastic. He was easy to communicate with beforehand and his presentation was exactly on brief and tailored to our event. He was a definite crowd pleaser and set the tone so well for the rest of our day.

Michael's address at the International Baccalaureate Global Conference was incredibly eye-opening. His ability to crystallize of all the complexities of the current world into what is meaningful for teaching and learning was phenomenal.
Director General, The International Baccalaureate

Michael was a standout presenter at our conference and continues to receive positive feedback, easily capturing the attention of the audience with his insight into human nature.
Executive Manager, Agency Practice

The ultimate professional! Very engaging, interesting and delivers his message in a very professional manner. Michael had to tailor his delivery to meet our tight schedule. He did so without missing a beat - and he rated highly in our post conference critique!
Golf Management Australia

Michael McQueen was incredible. His presentation, content and delivery was second to none!
Senior Marketing Manager, Business Development, Cushman & Wakefield AUNZ

Michael took the time to understand our member's needs and craft such engaging and relevant content which was above and beyond our expectations. The value he brought was truly appreciated by all the team.
CPA Australia

Michael was such a great speaker for our event – simply superb. He excited the audience with his knowledge of technology and of the future – people were mesmerised with his every word.
Group Managing Director, Our Community House

We cannot recommend Michael McQueen enough! That’s not just because his content is super engaging and really eye-opening, but also because, as far as professional speakers go, Michael is so genuine!
Marketing Manager, Roberts & Morrow

We loved Michael's insights into the changes in society and how that would affect what's coming in the real estate industry.
LJ Hooker Property Centre

Michael gave us so many thought-provoking insights. The team are still talking about it. Nailed it!
General Manager (Australia & New Zealand), Castrol

The feedback was unbelievably positive and it was by far the best webinar I have ever attended.
Luke Brennan - Konica Minolta

Presenting and workshopping in a virtual environment is not easy but Michael did a great job of making it an engaging experience.
Morgan Kirk-Eaton - Coles Australia

Michael's virtual strategy session was the best and most engaging session I’ve been in since this COVID hit!
Andrew Glenn - Chobani Australia

Thank you so much for your virtual presentation. It was really well received by our attendees.
Julie Booth - NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

What an engaging, entertaining and well prepared session. The best generational presentation I've seen! Michael's depth of knowledge and applicable stories were fantastic.
Marketing Manager, Pepsi

Michael McQueen offers information that is relevant to everyone and anyone. His presentation at our client luncheon attracted enormous interest and was engaging, insightful and humorous. Feedback from audience members was fantastic and he has certainly raised the bar for next year.
CEO, Australian Super

Michael is a gifted speaker with an enthralling topic. Colleagues and clients alike found Michael captivating and took away many great strategies and ideas! GIO
GIO Insurance

Michael's presentation is both engaging and inspiring. His strategies for engaging our Gen Y people really hit the mark.
Head of Career and Development, Vodafone

Understanding what makes Gens X & Y tick is not a new challenge which is why Michael McQueen's presentation was unexpectedly refreshing. His comments were right on the money and our delegates responded with knowing nods. Michael is a fluid and mature presenter who is completely across his subject.
CEO, Family Business Australia

Michael McQueen provided NECA Victoria's members with a clear insight into Generation Y. I would highly recommend Michael's presentation to any prospective groups.
CEO, NECA Victoria

A thought provoking and inspirational presentation. Michael totally engaged our members with his insights.
Chief Executive (VIC) The CEO Institute

Michael is an informed and engaging speaker with a powerful message and practical advice. I would recommend Michael to all business owners and entrepreneurs wanting to grow and evolve a competitive edge
GM Marketing Cannon Australia

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Speaker Video

Michael McQueen - Speaker showreel

Michael McQueen - Speaker showreel

Michael McQueen - Mindstuck

Michael McQueen - Mindstuck

4 ways AI technology is about to improve daily life | Michael Mcqueen

4 ways AI technology is about to improve daily life | Michael Mcqueen

Demystifying the Metaverse (Ch 7)

Demystifying the Metaverse (Ch 7)

Preparing Now for Whats Next

Preparing Now for Whats Next

The New Now

The New Now

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