Speakers

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.

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.

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

It's an impersonal world, where so many products and services are seen as easily-replaced, indistinct commodities. Whether you stand out or get lost in the crowd is a choice. A mindset. Ken Schmidt faced those same challenges himself and gained acclaim for his role in the extraordinary turnaround of the legendary Harley-Davidson Motor Company. That transformation was based on a change in mindset and a focus on answering three key strategic questions. While times have changed, what humans want and need from the businesses they buy from and work for hasn't. In his high-energy speeches, Ken inspires companies and individuals to shift their thinking and ride a path to success by becoming memorable - not for what they do or what they make, but for how they connect with people. Ken is the author of Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance. He's also the host of the Tailgating with Geniuses podcast and co-founder of Torque Sessions Leadership Training. In all of his endeavours, Ken brings an unconventional perspective that helps organizations and individuals reframe how they engage with their marketplace.

Gary McCartney

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

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