In 2019, the line-up of speakers for Australia’s National Conference is fantastic! Hear from a variety of successful business people, sales agents, and motivational speakers. Read about them below.
ANDY LARK | JOHN MACLEAN |
Marketing & Digital Leader. Entrepreneur. Amazon best-selling author. Speaker & Coach.
Andy Lark is globally recognised for his marketing and leadership in high growth start-ups and Enterprises. He has built one of the most successful SaaS start-ups into a global software powerhouse; launched apps used by millions every day; lead the transformation of Australia’s most vibrant financial services brand; and, built one of the largest eCommerce sites in the world.
Most recently he was the chief business officer for global accounting software company Xero – named by Forbes as the world’s most innovative company. He previously held senior positions at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dell, LogLogic, Sun Microsystems, Nortel Networks and Fleishman-Hillard. He is a non-executive director of Mercury Energy and SLI Systems. Andy, a Kiwi, is a passionate supporter of NZ and Australian entrepreneurs and he has won over 100 awards for work in building brands and creating online capabilities. His work was recognised with the NZ Government’s prestigious World Class New Zealander Award and the Flying Kiwi Award for outstanding contribution to the NZ technology sector.
During fitness training near his hometown in June 1988, John was hit by an 8-tonne truck as he rode his bike.
The impact resulted in John suffering multiple breaks to his pelvis and back, a fractured sternum, punctured lungs, a broken arm, and left John a paraplegic.
It took astonishing courage and determination, but somehow this near-fatal accident was the making of him. Despite the grief of what he had lost, the excruciating physical pain and the challenges of daily life in a wheelchair, John decided he would become bigger and stronger than ever. He set about proving himself in the toughest sporting events the world had to offer.
International Keynote Speaker and Best Selling Author
Chris Helder is a business communication genius and master storyteller whose presentations have radically transformed how thousands of people worldwide communicate with clients, customers, colleagues, staff and teams. He has been a professional speaker for 17 years and has done over 2,300 presentations around the world.
He is the author of three bestselling books “The Ultimate Book of Influence” which has been published in five languages, “Useful Belief”, which is one of the highest selling Australian business books of all time and Cut The Noise which is about achieving better results with less guilt.
International Speaker, Trainer and Coach for High-Performance Real Estate Agents and Agencies
Josh Phegan is the internationally renowned go-to speaker, trainer and coach for high-performance real estate agents and agencies.
He personally coaches some of the who’s who in the real estate industry, both new, emerging and high-performance agents, with his number 1 sales agent writing $570m in sales, $10.2m in fees and 196 transactions per annum. In 2018 he was the drawcard speaker at 208 events in the US, UK, New Zealand and Australia.
He works with leading real estate agencies at both training and boardroom levels. He hosts industry-leading events such as the Real Estate BluePrint and List Sell Negotiate, is the producer behind the High-Performance podcast with Alexander Phillips. Dynamic, captivating and fast-paced
Customer Relations Expert, Inspirational Conference Speaker and Author
Jaquie Scammell is a renowned Customer Relations expert helping organisations transform their customer service culture. She has helped thousands of people develop their social intelligence to be high performers in the service sector. She speaks from the heart and you can feel her infectious energy from the stage.
For over 20 years Jaquie has worked with thousands of leaders in public and private sectors to develop a service mindset where the result is they serve people in a very human way. Jaquie is obsessed about helping people form rewarding relationships and connect with people by developing service behaviours and using practical tools to achieve the desired interactions.
Jaquie lives and breathes her message in an authentic way and has intentionally spent most of her corporate career living at the intersection of employee and customer. From this experience she knows what levers to pull for leaders to adopt a service mindset and reach their full potential. She is the author of Creating a Customer Service Mindset.
Performance Coach, Motivational Speaker & Adventurer
With over twenty five years as an elite sports coach, Mick has seen it all. He’s worked with elite athletes chasing Olympic glory, world champions, professional Rugby League teams, America’s Cup campaigns, and up-and-coming youth champions. He’s seen athletes through good times and bad, through victory and meltdown, through triumphant euphoria and heart-breaking despair. He’s brought athletes back from career-threatening injury, rebuilt teams that were crumbling under pressure, and mentored his junior athletes through the challenges of growing up.
One of Mick’s biggest challenges was being diagnosed with throat and neck cancer in 2013 and going through the subsequent treatment- including a 70 day stay in hospital. Instead of sitting around playing the victim Mick embarked on a journey of discovery and recovery in his 1968 sky blue Volkswagen Beetle named “The Rocket” raising funds and awareness for post cancer recovery and has just finished circumnavigating Australia.
With a proven track record of the development and implementation of strategies for hundreds of individuals, athletes, teams, corporate employees and CEO’s. Mick can deliver a message in a way that way that engages and resonates with the listener, the message stays and the listener is provided with tools and resources to initiate action to enhance their performance in everyday life. Mick specialises in working in partnership with your business to coach you and your team to success, individually tailoring his approach to your needs.
Social Media Strategist, Presentation Skills Coach, Author and Humourist
Jordana Borensztajn is a social media strategist, presentation skills coach, author and humourist who inspires, educates and entertains audiences with action-packed and high-energy presentations and workshops.
Jordana’s experience includes being a News Corp Australia journalist, working as online music editor, content producer and social media manager at Nova Entertainment, writing a business-marketing book called Capture My Attention: How to Stand Out Online with Creative Content, performing two sold-out shows in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, speaking at corporate conferences around the world, and running a schools program that explores online safety for students.
Jordana’s areas of specialty include helping audiences develop effective, engaging and powerful presentation skills in order to build their confidence and enhance their message, teaching businesses of all sizes how to capture attention and distinguish their brand online with creative social media marketing strategies, and educating organisations on leading, inspiring and engaging millennial staff in order to harness their unique strengths and passions in the workplace.
Jordana delivers high-impact keynotes and workshops on a range of topics including Communicate With Confidence: Enhance Your Message And Engage Your Audience With Powerful Presentation Skills, Capturing Your Audience’s Attention With Creative Social Media Marketing, Leveraging The Power of Storytelling On Social Media To Strengthen Your Brand And Connect With Your Audience, and Decoding The Next Generation.
Jordana has been featured on Channel 10’s The Living Room, Nova 100, ABC Radio National, WIN News, Channel 31, and across the Herald Sun, mX, the Sunday Herald Sun, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Jordana’s book Capture My Attention is filled with hands-on strategies and techniques, plus workbook-style exercises, to help business owners, marketers and entrepreneurs build their personal and professional brands with captivating digital content.
Chief Executive Officer – Property Management, Harcourts International Ltd
Formerly the CEO Harcourts Victoria, and Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Sadhana Smiles takes us through her journey from real estate receptionist to becoming an accomplished speaker, author, industry commentator and leading one of our top performing states.
Recently named one of the most influential women in Australia,
Sadhana will share her thoughts on what it means to be a change
maker, a corporate activist and having a positive impact on the
issue of diversity and parity.
Property Management Keynote Speaker! and CEO / Coach / Consultant / Trainer at Real +.
Fiona Blayney is CEO & Director of the highly successful consultancy, training and recruitment business Real+, specialising in estate agency services in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K and the U.S. Over the past fourteen years she has developed a reputation for being one of the best business strategy, talent and growth specialists around.
Fiona’s energetic and motivational presence has ensured her popularity at industry events. She regularly performs keynote presentations, seminars, workshops, facilitated panels and acts as MC for many of the leading industry groups both in Australia and abroad.
Known for her no holds barred approach, Fiona believes her role as an Industry Thought leader is to push boundaries, challenge the status quo and in general “break stuff”, then work with her clients to get personalised results.
Passionate about Real Estate since her first day in the profession in 1992, it would be fair to say that whilst Fiona has learnt along the way, there are many a person and business that has benefited from time spent with her. Whether she is building a strategy with a start up, or mentoring a veteran through their exit programme, Fiona is a chameleon of talent.
Managing Director & Trainer, Mitchell PT
Hayley Mitchell started in Real Estate in 1998 and has built a successful career working in all facets of Property Management including owning her own business.
She is a fully licenced Estate Agent and has won numerous awards including REIV Property Manager of the year twice, and was named one of Elite Agents top 50 Industry influencers in 2017 & 2018. She now shares her knowledge with others through her training and Events Company – MitchellPT which provides training that is Innovative, relative and useful
Coronis Queensland, Growth Leader
Beginning as a cadet valuer, Jodie quickly sought to work in a Real Estate Agency and like many do, ‘fell’ into property management. Quickly realising her passion, she has worked in all areas from reception, leasing, property management and business development to leadership roles including State Manager with a large international franchise for several years. She was also responsible for delivering the first of its kind, property management only franchise brand to the marketplace.
Most recently, she headed up Leading Property Managers Association (LPMA) in a national role and worked across its sister company, Ailo, as a subject matter expert, assisting the development of innovative technical solutions for the industry. Believing wholeheartedly that growth is the lifeblood of any agency, at Coronis Jodie is responsible for leading the growth efforts across property management.
Director, Ruby Assembly
If content is king, Iolanthe Gabrie is the queen of social media. Director of Melbourne’s social media agency Ruby Assembly, Iolanthe pairs brave ideas with guerrilla strategy to create inimitable digital content.
Delivering exceptional outsourced social media for businesses, brands and individuals, Ruby Assembly offers a suite of unique content services that has made it one of Australia’s most-sought after specialist digital agencies. Her philosophy? “Sell less. Mean more.”