Brent Valle is a born speaker, entrepreneur, passionate surfer, snowboarder and all round adventurer known for pushing boundaries and building big business! He is a multi award award winning business person who has been recognised by CRN for growing Australia’s fastest growing tech company in 2013 (2nd 2014, 9th 2015, 10th 2016 and All Star Category in 2017), and the countries 5th fastest growing company across all industries in the BRW Fast 100 2015.Read More
Nathanial Bibby is the Managing Director of Bibby Consulting Group, who have helped over 10,000 business grow over the past 13 years including SME's all the way up to larger corporations such as Capital Group, Harvey Norman, Westpac, Western Union and AppleHe is best known for introducing LinkedIn lead generation to Australia and since doing so has generated over $400 million in additional sales revenue for his clients using his LinkedIn lead generation strategies. With over 25,000 followers…Read More
As a research strategist, Dr Richard Huysmans is an expert in helping researchers get the best out of their training, their research and their career. He has a 70% grant success rate and a 100% success rate for establishing research centres and institutes. His clients include the Department of Health and Human Services, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and Monash University. He is focused on research translation and together with Jane Anderson, is the only consultant training researchers How to make their LinkedIn profile (research) translation ready, for greater research impact and industry engagement. A program that has helped researchers raise over $250,000 in direct industry funding. Dr Huysmans undertook his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, before turning his hand to research strategy and program development.Read More
Jamie Pride is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist & author on a mission to make entrepreneurs, executives and enterprises failure proof. As an entrepreneur, Jamie sold his first startup, Velteo, to New York–based System Integrator Bluewolf, and has founded over six technology startups. As an investor, he has raised more than $16 million in funding for startups via private and public markets, including completing an IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2015. He has more than 20 years’…Read More
I am an aspiring entrepreneur, with an enduring passion to disrupt and innovate the health, fitness, and nutrition sectors. I am an expert in health, fitness, & nutrition, with an ambition of becoming the next successful Australian tech entrepreneur. Since 2014, I have built a reputation for my efforts and achievements in personal development and training. As a 2017 National Champion, I have structured a lifestyle to remain at 6% body fat year round, with future ambitions to compete on an international….Read More
Adam is a real leader who walks the talk. His speaking offerings are filled with stories, messages, tools and hope developed from years of successful School Leadership as a Principal in some of Australia’s most challenging locations. Adam is a leader & speaker who has genuinely ‘been there and done that’. Adam is now taking his message about schools and leadership to a new level and also providing high quality interactive training for School Leaders and Teachers through Real Schools. And further he ….Read More
Angela has spent her whole adult life dedicated to understanding the ‘why’ behind human behaviour, to then be able help people improve their life and relationships by better understanding themselves. Working with individuals and organisations, Angela helps people develop greater strength in the areas of communication skills; social, cultural and emotional intelligence; creativity and innovation and leadership development. Angela is an Accredited Professional Coach; Certificate IV Workplace……..Read More
Courage is the root of all creative projects, courage of the sponsor, courage of the project team and courage of the creative team.DRIVENxDESIGN celebrates courage, excellence and diversity through 11 design awards programs. All programs are marketplace centric and offer an opportunity to recognise those that are defining tomorrow. When Mark is not advocating or celebrating design he work as an adviser to projects on the client side, providing expert input on how to structure projects, develop…Read More
Mr Stuart Ellis AM, is Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC). AFAC is the National Council for fire and emergency services across Australia and New Zealand, and is the facilitator and custodian of contemporary knowledge and practice, for the benefit of our members and through them, the community. There are 288,000 volunteers and career staff engaged across AFAC agencies providing fire and emergency services. Through a collaborative approach AFAC…Read More
Dr Amy Silver ClinPsyD MPhil MA BSc(Hons) DipCAT MAPS. Amy is a a psychologist, speaker, author and mentor on building cultures of courageous collaboration for remarkable growth. Her background includes working as a Clinical Psychologist and Academic Tutor for Oxford University (in the UK). She has spent three decades developing IP on how fear and habit restrict our growth and achievement. She now works mainly in Professional Services and Public Services, particularly with those who are….Read More
Founder of Australian early-stage technology venture capital firm, Adventure Capital, whose amazing team has the privilege to work with Australia's talented entrepreneurs by providing equity, debt, and real-world experience to accelerate growth, and enable them realise their potential - globally. Architect of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and open innovation platform bringing together Fortune1000 / ASX200 corporations, leading academic and most importantly startups, upstarts …Read More
"Work hard, play hard...and with everything you do, do it with enthusiasm and substance or not at all" - Sam Mutimer. A broken leg in 2008 (after playing rugby for England) was the tipping point for Sam, where she became aware of the true power of social media and how it plays a role in branding and business as a whole. Not one to rest on her laurels and wait for an opportunity to come knocking, Sam decided to make the most out of the injury time-out, posting her injury on…Read More
Simon has a unique outlook on what it takes to be successful. He played 378 games for the Essendon Football Club, was Victorian and club captain, played in two premiership teams, and was selected All Australian on multiple occasions. Not content just to be known as an elite athlete, Simon has continued to build his professional skills across a wide range of business and educational spheres.Read More
Jane Anderson is a Leadership and Communications expert. With over 13 years’ experience in she has worked with over 20,000 people on building more trust and influence in their businesses and brands. Her clients include Virgin Australia, Lego, Ikea, Rio Tinto and Origin Energy. She is on faculty in Thought Leaders Business School, mentoring some of Australia’s leading experts in their field. Jane’s blog was ….Read More
Dermot Crowley is the Director and founder of Adapt Productivity, a Sydney based training company founded in 2002.
Dermot is one of Australia’s foremost thought-leaders on productivity. He is the author of Smart Work and the soon to be released Smart Teams, and the founder of Adapt Productivity. Building on many years of experience in the productivity training industry, he created Adapt in 2002 with a vision of helping management and staff in Australia’s leading organisations to manage their time, priorities and emails more effectively using tools like MS Outlook and mobile technology.
Dermot has a highly inspiring yet practical approach to productivity in the modern workplace. His passion is creating real behavioural change, and he has developed a system for working productively that is applicable to anyone working in today’s busy, email driven workplace.
While remaining heavily involved in the training activities of the business, much of Dermot’s time is spent working with senior leaders and leadership teams on their productivity, and their ability to lead productivity in their teams. His pragmatic approach and wealth of experience ensure that he brings relevant strategies to the table for the leadership level. His focus on productivity technology ensures that executives are getting the most from the tools at their fingertips.Read More
Simon “Mo” MacRae is one of Australia's most in demand commercial directors, with over 25 years experience in advertising and film production working on international brands such as Volvo, CNN, Intel, Coca-Cola & Reebok in Sydney, Singapore and New York. In 2007 Mo won the million dollar screenplay competition, Project Greenlight Australia, with his brother Kenn. They went on to direct their feature film “The View From Greenhaven” starring Wendy Hughes & Chris Haywood, which ran in cinemas across……Read More
John Karagounis is a passionate thought leader, celebrated author and keynote speaker, participating and engaging with some of the world’s brightest minds in hundreds of exclusive, confidential forums around the country. He truly knows what is top of mind and what it takes to be a successful leader in today’s global marketplace. John started his career in the financial services industry, winning numerous State and National awards. He eventually found his niche in private wealth management and held a…Read More
Sonia calls herself “The Accidental Entrepreneur” because her journey to leadership was one that she never expected to take. With an extensive career in People and Culture, her life took an unexpected turn of events when she was left a solo mother in a foreign country. Determined to make a life for herself and her daughter with little money, she started working in Leadership Development and Consulting. She decided to start a company called LeadershipHQ from a leadership blog – crazy!Read More
oday we are trialling a Mentor List first. We have two guests in today. DealPad co-founders Ben Williamson and Rhys Davis. dealPad saves you time setting up, distributing & closing your raise, so that you can get back to building your business.
Ben left the safety of corporate life to move into high growth businesses and has become very much engrained into the Melbourne Startup Community and launching the deal pad platform with co-founder Rhys Davis. dealPad helps sophisticated investors find more deals relevant to them - saving everybody time and increasing deal visibility.
Rhys Davis has come through a strong software engineering background which saw him most recently as the CTO of Vericus before joining Ben full time to focus on the DealPad missionRead More
Nick Mitzevich has served since 2010 as Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide, where he has led numerous initiatives, including a diverse artistic programme, significant attendance growth, the revitalisation of the building and its displays, and the expansion of community engagement. Previously, Nick was Director of the University of Queensland Art Museum in Brisbane and Director of the Newcastle Region Art Gallery in New South Wales. He holds a BA in Fine Art and Graduate ......Read More