Franchise Speakers

Jim Penman

Jim Penman launched Jim's Mowing as a one-man business in 1982, $30,000 in debt and with a marketing budget of $24. He soon had more work than he could handle and began taking on subcontractors. Because customer turnover made it difficult to build a major business on this basis, he gradually shifted his focus to building up and selling lawn-mowing rounds. And to sell these more effectively, he be ...

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John Lazarou

Very few entrepreneurs command the respect and admiration that John Lazarou receives without effort. An inspirational self made millionaire and business icon, John Lazarou is a director of Australia's largest and fastest growing locally owned coffee chain company, The Coffee Club. John is a well known and highly regarded member of Australia's social, entrepreneurial, business, and entertainment fa ...

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Julie Masters

Julie Masters has spent a career decoding influence. Founder of ODE Management, the world’s largest dedicated speaker management agency with offices across the USA and Australia.

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Karen Matthews

Karen Matthews has over 22 years experience in national and international retailing, franchising and strategic brand management. Karen recently resigned after 10 years as CEO of skincare company Ella Bache. She is recognized in the business community as an innovative leader with strong operational and strategic skills and operates as she calls it by an intuitive style of values based leadership - ...

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Liesl Yearsley

Liesl's strongest interest is in emerging trends, new forms of connectivity/technology interface between people, and how that impacts society and commerce. She pays particular attention to the impact of technology on the relationship that businesses have with customers. Liesl Capper is co-founder of MyCyberTwin.com and a dynamic and proficient speaker. Winner of the 2012 ICT Woman of the Year h ...

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Martin Hall

Healthy you, healthy business is Martin Hall's firm belief. Martin believes our society today is driven by 'edutainment', and is also craving a firm foundation of mind body balance life skills. He drives his audience as he drives his staff and students with passion, determination, humour and example. He has the special talent of understanding his audience, actively communicating with them and brin ...

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Michael Sherlock

Michael is a high-profile business leader who transformed an ailing set of bakery shops in the late 1990s to position Brumby's as the 2nd-largest bakery franchise system in Australasia with over 320 bakeries by 2007. Under Michael's leadership, Brumby's share price rose from 56c to $3.40 in just over 3 years. ...

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Mike Conway

Mike Conway has a can do, passionate and often off the wall fun approach to life and his work. He is the former Business leader and strategist for The Wiggles Group of Companies. He is also Director and business leader for Cricketcoach.com, the leading independent provider of cricket learning materials worldwide, a musician and an ageing soccer player. ...

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Patria D. Jafferies

Patria Jafferies co-founded Dôme Coffees and is now the company's Managing Director. Initially a small, specialist coffee roaster, Dôme's success grew from its reputation for providing an outstanding range of fine coffees presented in stylish, high-quality packaging. It became necessary to develop the means to showcase the product, which brought about the original Dôme Café concept. Dà ...

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Penny Burke

Once the director of Australia’s largest advertising agency and responsible for iconic campaigns such as Pro Hart’s ‘Stainmaster Carpet’ and the ‘Not Happy Jan’ campaign, Penny’s vision is indelibly stamped into the DNA of Australian advertising.

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