Samantha Brown - Get out of your own way

Samantha Brown - Get out of your own way

Samantha Brown is the CEO of JACK.  Samantha spent years working on cruise ships around Europe and America managing the entertainment department onboard. 10 years ago she didn’t even know what personal development was, or why she needed it. Sam spent the last 10 years in the personal development industry managing speakers (including superstars like Arnold Schwarzneggar and John Demartini), creating programs and courses for experts in their field, and also as a student ……

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Leigh Kelson - Global ecosystem

Leigh Kelson - Global ecosystem

“A serial entrepreneur, technology veteran, cloud computing pioneer and passionate creative Leigh is a vocal leader of Australia’s startup community and a passionate teller of stories. With a keen eye for what's next, he's excited about the potential of video to transform the way we learn and connect with new ideas and communities. His company, BeachCity Media, tells stories for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, reimagining how we develop the capabilities of tomorrow's creators and entrepreneurs.”

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Darrell Hardidge - Client Appreciation

Darrell Hardidge - Client Appreciation

“For over 20 years, Darrell Hardidge has specialised in supporting high-performing businesses with the strategy and implementation of their customer experience and team culture. He has worked with billion-dollar companies down to the privately-owned operations. Darrell has the ability to engage a diverse range of teams, from board level to the front line, ensuring everyone is on the same page.

His team workshops are highly engaging and effective in causing permanent change and improvement. His company has designed the very powerful metric of client appreciation which sets a business beyond the reaches of their competition who mainly measure client satisfaction with flawed and outdated systems. Darrell's profound knowledge of what creates a market-leading service culture has been delivered to thousands of people and has inspired the behavioural change in many winning teams.

A published author, Darrell’s passion for service excellence sets him apart and his experience based upon his own company’s IP enables him to authentically engage and connect with any level of an organisation.”

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Alison Hardacre - Remarkable, able to be remarked upon

Alison Hardacre - Remarkable, able to be remarked upon

Alison Hardacre is a global health technology entrepreneur. In 2016, Alison was named one of the Top 50 Australian and New Zealand Women in Tech, and in 2015 received the Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award. Alison co-founded HealthKit, a global health platform for practitioners, patients and people everywhere used in over 50 countries around the world, that makes healthcare efficient, effective and accessible. Before HealthKit, Alison was an accomplished general manager in health and banking, and ...

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Richard Elstone - Landing your next role

Richard Elstone - Landing your next role

Richard Elstone is a Partner with boutique executive search firm Foley Durham.  He has more than 20 years' experience acting as a trusted advisor to boards CEOs and their executive teams in their search for hiring the very best talent across ASX listed, Private Equity backed and Private companies across Australia. Through his experience, Richard has reviewed and assessed hundreds and thousands of resumes, conducted thousands of interviews and has successfully appointed countless executives….

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Tom Griffith - Trust Respect and a Shared Vision

Tom Griffith - Trust Respect and a Shared Vision

Tom Griffith co-founded Emma & Tom’s in 2004 with his childhood friend Emma Welsh. Both share a passion for healthy choices, active life and everyday, balanced nutrition and saw a need for an Australian healthy, great tasting snack and juice alternative to sugary, preservative-riddled, over-processed options out there already. Based on the simple and powerful philosophy ‘Look After Yourself’, Emma & Tom’s has grown to become one of Australia’s greatest startup business…….

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Brent Valle - The Future Phase

Brent Valle - The Future Phase

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.

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Nathanial Bibby - Fall in Love with your Customer

Nathanial Bibby - Fall in Love with your Customer

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…

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Dr. Richard Huysmans - Come back to the body of knowledge

Dr. Richard Huysmans - Come back to the body of knowledge

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.

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Jamie Pride - Take More Risk

Jamie Pride - Take More Risk

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’…

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Nicolas Depierre - A Young Entrepreneur’s ambition of reducing Obesity amongst Children

Nicolas Depierre - A Young Entrepreneur’s ambition of reducing Obesity amongst Children

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….

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Adam Voigt - Learning environment

Adam Voigt - Learning environment

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 ….

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Angela Heise - Make friends with anger

Angela Heise - Make friends with anger

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……..

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Mark Bergin - Driven by design

Mark Bergin - Driven by design

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…

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Stuart Ellis - On a personal mission

Stuart Ellis - On a personal mission

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…

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Dr Amy Silver - Activate your best self

Dr Amy Silver - Activate your best self

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….

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Stuart Richardson - Journey has a genesis

Stuart Richardson - Journey has a genesis

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 …

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Sam Mutimer - thinktank social

Sam Mutimer - thinktank social

"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…

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Simon Madden - Aware

Simon Madden - Aware

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.

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Jane Anderson - Position yourself for leadership

Jane Anderson - Position yourself for leadership

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 ….

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