Business, Leadership & Management Speakers

Following is a selection of some of the best Business and Leadership Speakers in Australia

‘Your attitude is like a mirror. The attitude you give out is the same attitude you will get back’

Justin Herald

Mark Visser


Mark Visser is Founder of The Elite Mindset Program, Big Wave Paddle-in Champion, Keynote Speaker and Author. For the past 9 years Mark has been an influential coach to some of the worlds most successful individuals…

Garth Callender


Resilient Leadership Amidst Crisis. Garth Callender isn’t just an accomplished author, dynamic speaker, and influential leader; he embodies resilience and unwavering leadership in challenging circumstances…

Katrina McCarter

As an award-winning international speaker, bestselling author and business coach, Katrina wants everyone to know the strategies and secrets she learned from her days running a $140 million team for a Fortune 100 company and building her own successful businesses.

justin herald

Justin Herald has fast become one of the rising stars in the fields of business and personal development. At the age of 25 with only $50 to his name, Justin Herald set about changing the course of his life. Justin created Attitude Inc, a clothing brand that became an international licensing success that turned over in excess of $20 million per year

Liza Pavlakos


Liza Pavlakos is a survivor, entrepreneur, and international keynote speaker – a force globally recognised for her achievements and accolades. Liza is also a trailblazer in the field of mental health. She founded Positive Breakthroughs, a groundbreaking mental health practice that collaborates with psychologists, counsellors, and coaches.


Bob Pritchard has over 30 years experience as a business / marketing troubleshooter and consultant with many of the world’s leading companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, Citibank, Anheuser Busch, Mercedes Benz, Los Angeles Raiders, Frito Lay and dozens more…


Charlie Bezzina continues to be a high profile public figure even after years of retirement from Victoria Police. Charlie distinguished career saw him give 37 years policing service to the community of Victoria…


John McGrath is considered one of the most influential figures in the Australian property industry. As Chief Executive of McGrath Estate Agents, he took the company from a lounge room start-up in 1988 to one of Australia’s most successful residential real estate groups…


Barry has fast become one of the country’s top business speakers and No is Negotiable is his most renowned trademark. His energetic presentations are humorous, practical and share the experience of a remarkable journey, told in an entertaining and memorable style with serious messages…


John Lees spent 15 years with Schwarzkopf and then formed his own consulting firm, specialising in sales and marketing. His clients have included many of Australia’s and New Zealand’s major companies. John Lees is well known as a professional conference Speaker, Sales & management Trainer, Business Coach and Consultant, he is the author of 11 books on business development… and a humorist of note.

Aliza Knox


Aliza Knox was named the IT Woman of the Year (Asia) in 2020, in the top 100 Women
in Tech(Singapore), the AWA Singapore International Business Woman of the
Year in 2015, elected to Chief Executive Women (Australia) in 2016…


Ron Kaufman is the world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer service and building service cultures. Rated one of the “Top 25 Who’s Hot” speakers by Speaker Magazine, Ron presents powerful insights and global best practices from working with clients on every continent for more than twenty years. His energetic keynote speeches and workshops have inspired millions…


Todd Sampson is the CEO of Leo Burnett, one of Australia’s top creative advertising agencies and the break-out star of ABC’s hit TV show The Gruen Transfer. Todd was ranked as the most influential advertising executive in Australia by the Australian Financial Review, listed in the most influential men under 45 by Men’s Style and was nominated for GQ Man of the Year


Australian-born but schooled in the United States, he returned to Australia in 1965 to start the Budget Rent a Car System. Budget in many way was a textbook success story, proving that in Australia you could develop an enterprise in which all employees were committed to excellence…


Alan Patching is regarded as one of Australia’s most internationally recognised presenters in his field. He has been described as ‘the Australian project and business leadership guru’.
Alan Patching’s speaking and consultancy client list reads like a ‘who’s who’ of the corporate and government worldt…

Jordana Borensztajn


Jordana Borensztajn is a dynamic Communications Expert, MC, Humourist, Public Speaking Trainer and Author and who inspires, educates and entertains audiences with action-packed and high-energy keynote presentations and workshop


Julian Mather has seen the world through many lenses.

Through a telescopic sight as an army sniper
Through the TV lens as a globe trotting cameraman for ABCTV,
National Geographic, BBC and Discovery
Through smoke and mirrors as a professional magician…


Marcia Griffin is believed to be one of the few Caucasian women in the world to have ever headed up a Japanese company. POLA Cosmetics, unheard of in Australia before 1982, is a $3bn corporation based in Tokyo


John Howard, born 26 July 1939, served as Australia’s Prime Minister between March 1996 and November 2007.  He is the nation’s second longest serving Prime Minister, was a member of Parliament for 33 years, and was previously Treasurer in an earlier government


Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction. Fiona is the Director of the WA Burns Service of Western Australia and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Princess Margaret Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital…


Siimon Reynolds is a very rare person in the world of executive and entrepreneur coaching.
He is not just a teacher, he’s actually a highly successful business person himself


John Dwyer (known as “JD” by most of his clients) is a marketing enigma, unique in the field.
When it comes to creating sales for businesses, his thinking is refreshingly unconventional.


Rosemary Vilgan held the position as CEO of QSuper, one of the world’s largest pension funds, from 1998 until the end of 2015 and is globally recognised for innovation. Rosemary achieved from a very young age, becoming QSuper’s CEO at the age of 33 and simultaneously becoming the youngest person ever, and first female, to chair the Board of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)...


 Andrew is a globally recognized expert on green business, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, New York Times, and CNBC. Andrew is dedicated to helping companies both large and small use environmental strategy to grow, create enduring value, and build stronger relationships with employees, customers, and other stakeholders…


Karen Bycroft has 20 years of experience in retailing, primarily in the UK. She has worked for department stores Marks and Spencer and Woolworths, fashion retailers Adams, Sears, and Country Road and DIY retailers Homebase and Jewson


Anton Guinea is an Entrepreneur,  Speaker, bestselling author, and founder of The Guinea Group of Companies. With a business career spanning more than 13 years, and with extensive experience working with staff at all levels of more than 100 businesses worldwide


Dan Gregory helps business create engagement at every level. A captivating speaker and CEO whose business acumen is matched with wit and intellect.  Daniel Gregory is the founder and CEO of The Impossible Institute™, an Innovation and Engagement organisation that advises management and sales departments on what truly drives their customers and employees


Jim Penman started Jim’s Mowing as a part-time gardening business while earning his PhD in History.

In 1982 $30,000 in debt and with a marketing budget of $24 he started mowing lawns as a full-time business…


Daniel Petre has been a leading player in Australia’s technology industry for more than 20 years, and has held leadership positions in technology-based businesses in Australia and the United States. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Counseling, and has written several books on the information revolution, father-child relationships, and the work-life balance


Chris Helder creates leaders and sales people with impact. Utilising the Power of Influence he demonstrates how to increase results and sell in the new ‘E-Wall’ reality. Chris Helders presentations are a high energy look at understanding and influencing human behaviour. .


Combining the energy of Gen Y with the experience of a Baby Boomer, Catherine DeVrye has the ‘street cred’ to deliver the results you’re after.Her autobiography, “Who Says I Can’t?”, was released by Random House and nominated for the National Biography Award. On the cover is a quote from Bryce Courtenay: “a story of hope and perseverance… when’s the movie?”….


Glenn Cooper is a fifth generation Cooper. H e is the  National Sales Director. of Coopers Brewery and has overseen the launch of numerous products in the Coopers beer range, including; Coopers Dark Ale, Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale, Coopers Mild Ale, Coopers Lager and most recently, Coopers Clear…


For many years, Christine Khor built a successful career in leading organisations such as Kraft Foods and Simplot in product and marketing management. After experiencing the worst side of the recruitment industry, in 2000 she decided to leave behind that career to start her own specialist recruitment consultancy


Nathanial Bibby is the Managing Director of Bibby Consulting Group, a global digital marketing consulting firm which has built a reputation of delivering cutting-edge strategies including Australia’s first LinkedIn lead generation service...


The CEO & founder of The Creative Collective, Yvette Adams, is a multi-award winning business owner, serial entrepreneur and technology speaker.As a down to earth mother of two who never thought in a thousand years she’d work with computers, she now lives and breathes it, and gets a real kick out of helping people fall in love with technology too…

Leonie McKeon


‘Using ancient wisdom to solve modern problems’
You will be surprised, motivated, and entertained by Leonie McKeon, who is a world expert in the interpretation and usage of the 36 Strategies (derived from Sun Tzu, ‘The Art of War’).


Roger Simpson is CEO of The Retail Solution and the author of “The Ultimate Retail Sales Experience”.With over 35 years’ industry experience, Roger Simpson is recognized as Australia’s #1 Authority on customer ROI in the retail industry and as a global expert on staff coaching, customer service and selling skills


A global expert on passion, Shivani Gupta is the Passion Activator. She has the keys to the Passion Map, Leadership Map, Communication Map and Freedom Map to help inspire, challenge and transform you to achieve business and personal success and fulfillment...


Dominic Thurbon has cracked the code for making change happen. Changenomics is the ultimate formula for driving innovation and collaboration, and future-proofing your workforce.
Have you ever needed to change the way staff, leaders or customers think, act and buy? Have you ever wished there were a formula that worked every time? We need to stop ‘managing’ change ­ and start driving it…


Clare Bowditch is one of Australia’s most successful ARIA Award-winning songwriters, a Logie-nominated actor (Channel 10’s Offspring), a broadcaster on ABC Radio Melbourne and the founder of Big Hearted Business, where she teaches creative people about business, and business people about creativity…


Body Language Specialist and Founder of My Alcomy, Sophie Halliday Zadeh empowers people to take communication to the next level–unlocking the secrets of the body and voice…


Following a successful teaching career, Paige is now an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Positive Psychology where she continues her research work and is an Associate of Melbourne Business School through which she helps leaders learn how to leverage their energy, attitude and mindset to feel well, do well and lead well…


Sterling Hawkins is out to break the status quo to create what’s actually possible for humanity in our time. He has spent his career igniting new views and inspiring people to act on them….


Vladimer Botsvadze is a globally-renowned, multi-award winning, digital transformation and social media influencer, Fortune 500 consultant, thought leader, professor, keynote speaker, and TV commentator…

cate trotter


Cate’s experience of setting up two successful businesses in her twenties led to her being named a
Future 100 and Startup 100 entrepreneur. She’s been quoted 4 times in Forbes magazine and is a
RetailWire BrainTrust expert…

Wendy Heart


Wendy’s interstellar career has spanned across three sectors which include being a Pioneering International Businesswoman, The Film Industry and as a sought-after Presenter, Leader, and Coach…

Hunter Leonard


Hunter Leonard, Business Owner, Bestselling Author, Ageism Advocate
Ageism is a ‘scourge on society’ according to WHO. An emerging issue and perhaps the biggest of all the -isms…

Bill Nikolouziakis


Bill Nikolouzakis is a multiple company founder, investor and seasoned C-level executive, Bill is currently Board Advisor at Bond Conveyancing, Non-Executive Director of Urban Seed Projects and Managing Director of Levels Growth Consultants…..

Julian Burnside

Julian Burnside AO QC is a barrister based in Melbourne.  He specialises in commercial litigation.  He joined the Bar in 1976 and took silk in 1989. In 2004 he was elected as a Living National Treasure…

Jonathan MacDonald


Jonathan MacDonald is an award-winning, bestselling author and one of the most in-demand keynote speakers in the world on the topics of change, digital transformation, mindset, innovation, strategy and the future

Tania De Jong


Tania de Jong AM is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators with 6 businesses and 3 charities under her belt. She is also one of Australia’s leading speakers and has the voice of an angel. Tania was recently named in the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Australia and named as one of the 100 most influential people in psychedelics globally in 2021…



Kim has literally had a seat at the table with Sir Richard Branson for the innovative work she does around the Future of Work, was named a Top 101 Global Influencer on Employee Engagement, wrote THE how to guide on 1:1 employee check-ins, Mind Reading for Managers, and co-wrote a Career Development Guide with mega author Brian Tracy…

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