Heidi Dening

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 flipping adversity on its head, Heidi is now leaving her legacy by empowering others to do the same.