Future of Leadership started as a one day event in Brisbane in 2013. In 2019 we will expand to seven locations across 3 different countries establishing ourselves as one of the premier business conferences in Australia and New Zealand. In 2019 we will head back to our home at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Please note this is an auditorium style venue.
Conference Kick Off: 9.30am
Conference Close: 4.30pm
Earlybird Individual $295+GST Groups 8+ $275+ GST
Full price Individual $340+GST
Groups 8+ $320+ GST
Morning tea and lunchbox provided
Who’s speaking in Melbourne
Boasting over 15 years’ experience at the forefront of the digital revolution, Steve Carroll is a dynamic, energetic speaker who translates changing consumer behaviour into actionable insights for leaders looking to embrace the digital age. Steve is currently the Director of Industry Relations for global online advertising company, REA Group.
Thought provoking, clear and concise, he brings extensive experience to any speaking event, channelling his deep understanding of the digital landscape, sales and leadership into strategies that are designed to empower professionals across all industries. He draws on this expertise to ensure the ever-evolving digital world is accessible to leaders grappling with technological disruption and increased consumer expectation.
Australian Samantha Gash, is the world’s first female and youngest person at the time to complete Racing the Planet’s Four Deserts Grand Slam in one calendar year. A lawyer by trade, she has run over 20,000km’s across every continent on the planet and raised over $300,000 for charity. She is a champion of women’s empowerment. She believes in access to education and social change, using her platform to bring awareness to the plight of many through charities such as World Vision, Save the Children and The Royal Flying Doctors Service.
Scott has worked with thousands of leaders around the world helping them to become better leaders by fast-tracking their thinking and their approach with people.
Scott is the author of four books, his most recent titled: ‘Leadership Hacks’ that aims to equip leaders with effective and fast track strategies to boost impact and results as a leader. In ‘Leadership Hacks’ Scott identifies possible distractions that could be slowing leaders down and provides an expansive toolkit to help in streamlining delegation skills, fast-tracking productivity and re-routing meetings so that leaders come away with more productive outcomes.
Ashley Fell is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and Head of Communications at the internationally recognised McCrindle. As a trends analyst she understands the need to communicate with the emerging generations to effectively engage with them. From her experience in managing media relations, social media platforms and content creation, Ashley advises on how to achieve cut through in message-saturated times. Her expertise is in how to communicate across generational barriers.
With academic qualifications in communications, an ongoing role in deploying and analysing national research studies, and with her position leading the communications strategy at McCrindle, Ashley brings robust, research-based content to her engaging presentations and consulting.
Nam Baldwin is the co-founder of Equalize Training Company and the internationally recognised Breath Enhancement Training program.
With over 22 years experience in the health, fitness & wellbeing industries worldwide, Nam is a highly qualified specialist in emotional and physiological intelligence & peak performance, and has developed multiple programs exploring success under extreme pressure in both the emotional and physical realms. He is a life, health and peak performance coach, a powerful corporate trainer, and a hugely popular inspirational speaker. Mick Fanning, Pat Rafter and the Sydney Roosters are just a few of the high achieving sporting personalities he has worked with.
A behavioural scientist, Darren Hill knows first hand what’s required to build high performance culture. Along with a client book of Fortune 500 and ASX 200 companies, Darren’s also the co-founder of Pragmatic Thinking—Australia’s premier Behaviour and Motivation Strategy company—that achieved a #39 placing in the 2018 Australian Financial Review's Fast 100 list.
Darren understands people like few others do. It’s this intricate knowledge of people and culture that sees him delivering kickarse keynote presentations at conferences through to designing, delivering and implementing complex, cross-layered multi-year culture change programs inside organisations.
Mykel Dixon shows conscious, innovative and influential leaders how to seek truth, find beauty and make their work a work of art.
Named Australia’s ‘Breakthrough Speaker of The Year’ in 2018 by the Professional Speakers Association, Mykel’s unconventional career path, unique vision for business and magnetic stage presence have made him the #1 keynote speaker for creative and cultural leadership.
A musician by trade, gypsy by nature, fierce non-conformist and prolific anti-perfectionist, he is the not-so-secret weapon used by many fortune 500 and ASX 200 companies to inspire fresh, innovative thinking.
Fusing live music, spoken word, visual storytelling and audience participation his live learning experiences unite teams, ignite creativity and equip audiences with the skills they need to solve complex 21st century business challenges.
Heidi Dening believes that it is the authentic, resilient and gutsy self-leaders who are making the biggest differences to our workplaces and our world.
She has transformed her real-life setbacks such as a paralysing illness where she lost the use of her legs, to gunpoint kidnappings, from tsunami terror, and firebomb attacks, and now shares her impactful strategies from stage and in workplaces so others can become the courageous self-leaders they were destined to be. When this happens, organisations improve their culture, their retention and their bottom line because their team members can finally reach their true potential.
Heidi has received many awards including an Australia Day Merit Award, Westpac’s International Women’s Day Local Hero Award, and was recently selected for the NSW Government’s Inspirational Showcase for entrepreneurship and empowerment. She is the only Australian to be selected for a global advisory position that looks at how our workplaces impact our stress levels, resilience, productivity and mental health, which gives her access to cutting edge data on these topics.
By courageously flipped adversity on its head, Heidi is now leaving her legacy by empowering others to do the same.
Tory is the CEO and Founder of TORSTAR a brand communication agency recognised as the global powerhouse responsible for developing iconic campaigns for the world’s top performing consumer brands. Tory has built her own brand on the strength of the ambitions she has applied to those brands in her charge. Her formidable reputation around the extraordinary brand success stories she has created has cemented her position with a portfolio of clients who are globally recognised leaders.
She is passionate about sharing her learnings and knowledge to mentor others, so much so that in April 2019 she launched Powerful Steps - a platform to inspire, encourage and empower woman.
Tory regularly contributes to industry forums and is committed to charities which reflect the changes she wishes to see in the world.
At one point, life behind closed doors was very different for Tory from that seen on the glamorous Sydney media scene. Tory was the victim of severe stalking and harassment from her ex-partner. Tory’s personal story is featured in the May 2019 issue of Marie Claire Magazine. She has been interviewed regularly by both the print and on television media, unveiling a side of her life, whilst in the past, has not been shared until now. Described as “brave” and“courageous” by Today Show co-host Georgie Gardner, Tory hopes to empower other women navigating personal and professional challenges.
Director of Presentation Skills training company Spike Presentations, is one of Australia’s most engaged and engaging Professional Conference & Event MC’s. He is also one of this country’s foremost trainers and speakers in the area of Presentation Skills and Pitching for Business.