Resilience Speakers

Kath Koschel

Kath Koschel founded the Kindness Factory in November 2015, a global not for-profit organisation and movement that inspires ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Over six million acts of kindness (and counting) have since been logged. To date, she has raised close to half a million dollars for various charity organisations, and she was the recipient of the 2016 Pride of Australia Medal for showing courage in the face of extreme adversity. In January 2017, Kath was awarded the Young Australian Medal and in 2018 she was the National Australia Day Ambassador.

Kerri Pottharst

Kerri Pottharst is a true Australian sporting legend. With an illustrious career that includes three Olympic Games, a Gold and Bronze Olympic medal and an Australian Sports Hall of Famer, Kerri is not just a sports icon but also a beacon of inspiration. Kerri is renowned for her authentic and captivating speaking style. Whether it's a conference, a lunch, a motivational workshop, or serving as an MC, she effortlessly translates her hard-earned skills of leadership, teamwork and communication into powerful messages that resonate with audiences across the corporate spectrum.

Kristy Goodwin

Dr Kristy Goodwin is a global thought leader and award-winning speaker and researcher on digital wellbeing and digital peak-performance. She decodes the neurobiology of peak-performance in a digital age. She combines the latest research from neuroscience, psychology and technology and translates this into practical brain-based insights and strategies to help employees and leaders thrive in the digital world. Kristy has delivered keynotes and has consulted to some of the country's biggest organisations, including AMP, ANZ, Westpac, HSBC, JP Morgan, Cisco, Sparke Helmore & the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Liza Pavlakos

Liza Pavlakos is a successful entrepreneur and a powerful speaker who has inspired over 100,000 audiences across six continents. Founder of Positive Breakthroughs, working with a team of experienced chartered psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and coaches who are passionate about improving mental health and committed to offering therapy to all individuals regardless of their age, race, culture, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background.

Nova Peris OAM

Nova Peris-Kneebone is a versatile Australian athlete who has succeeded in both the sporting arenas of field hockey and track and field. She became the first Australian Aboriginal Athlete to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal on the hocky field. She later switched to athletics and contested the 1998 Commonwealth Games and 2000 Olympic Games. Nova has since worked in many roles supporting the indi ...

Phil Preston

Phil's a purpose strategist who helps leaders, teams and organisations create a legacy they're proud of and others seek to follow.

Purpose-driven approaches help in attracting, engaging and retaining great people; in building innovative and adaptable work cultures; and in strengthening businesses and their brands.

Phil's worked with clients across all sectors; he's authored Connecting Profit with Purpose, several case studies and was quoted in the AFR report on purpose in business.

He's valued for his unique expertise, inspiration and engaging presentational style.

Stephen McGown

Stephen's talk is an inspiring story about resilience and overcoming adversity amidst harsh weather conditions, a different culture, language and religion. He talks about making important decisions, about the importance of acceptance and communication. He shares a concept that Freedom is an attitude. 

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