MARCH 25TH – 26TH 2019


2019 Speaker Line-Up

Mike Green

Managing Director, Harcourts International

Mike has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. He is the former owner of Harcourts franchise, Mike Green Real Estate Ltd (Auckland). With nine offices and over 150 people, the operation achieved No 1 Harcourts Franchise for New Zealand for four consecutive years. Moving to Queensland, Australia in 1997, Mike and Irene Green were responsible for the establishment and growth of Harcourts’ Australian arm. Taking over as Managing Director of Harcourts International in December 1999, Mike then became responsible for the overall operation and direction of Harcourts’ group of companies, growing the organisation to now encompass over 10,000 people operating in 9 countries.

Rik Rushton

Peak Performance Coach

Rik Rushton is a “time tested” Peak Performance Coach, Platform Speaker, Conference Emcee and Trusted Advisor to many of the leading brands, organisations and professional sports teams throughout Australasia since 1994. From the ‘board room’ to the training room, Rik’s success drivers in both business and personal pursuits have been shared with more than 50,000 people from more than 1,500 empowering presentations. Rik is an expert on improving Sales Performance, Leadership & Culture, as well as the “Customer Experience in the age of disruption” and is the “Best Selling Author” of “The Power of Connection”, (How to become a master communicator in your workplace, in your headspace and at your place). Rik is an ‘in-demand speaker’ leaving audiences inspired, motivated and educated!

Jesse LeBeau

Actor, Author, Underdog and Premiere Basketball Trick Artist

Jesse grew up as an undersized and over-matched basketball player on a remote Alaskan island. Despite his size and circumstances, he managed to rise above it all and become a name in the world of street ball, regularly featured on TV, film, and international tours. His empowering story of triumph encourages anybody at any age to turn their biggest weaknesses into their greatest strengths.

Sharran Srivatsaa

CEO, Kingston Lane

Sharran Srivatsaa is the CEO of Kingston Lane, a push-button technology execution platform for real estate. Most recently, Sharran grew Teles Properties by 10x in 5 years and architected its acquisition by national powerhouse Douglas Elliman. A former Goldman Sachs banker and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Sharran is a sought after keynote speaker and contributor to top media publications, in addition to being an investor and advisor to various cutting-edge technology companies.

Katie Lance

Founder, Katie Lance Consulting

Katie Lance is the founder of Katie Lance Consulting. Katie specializes in working with companies to help develop their social media and content strategy. Her signature group social media program, the #GetSocialSmart Academy has received accolades from industry peers across the globe. Katie has consulted for companies such as RE/MAX International, DocuSign, Realtor.com, Mason McDuffie Mortgage and many others. Katie is also a frequent keynote speaker, a contributor to The Huffington Post and formerly was the Chief Strategist for Inman News.

Glen Coutinho

Partner, Harcourts Beverly Hills

A family man, Glen prefers to spend his spare time with his wife and five his children while entertaining family and friends. Glen has been given the prestigious award of number 4 agent in Australia, and in 2015 he was awarded number 6 agent in Australia, successfully qualifying in the top 10 agents in the last 10 years. “A good estate agent understands markets and will do his best to ensure owner’s expectations are met when their property goes to market.” This approach has served Glen during his 30 years in real estate. He has established himself as a major force in Australia, winning numerous awards and becoming widely recognized as one of the leading staff trainers in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. However, he still spends most of his time doing what he does best – selling real estate. With a high public profile, Glen has had numerous appearances on Melbourne Real Estate television shows, he has also has featured on American reality television series “House Hunters International” broadcasted to over 140 countries multiple times. Glen has now expanded his operation to launch into Beverly Hills with 30 plus years dominating in the high end of the real estate market and has conducted over 1000 public auctions. His youngest sons, Mason and Julez are following their music dreams in LA and Glen has decided to support them and open an office in Beverly Hills continue to conduct and run his real estate operations. Besides being in the top 10 real estate agents in Australia for over a decade, Glen has also won the following international awards: “Most respected and longest serving real estate agent” – 2018 M&A World Global Awards; “Sales Director of the Year, Bronze Award” – 2018 International World Stevie Awards

Irene Green

Harcourts Director of Professional Development

Beginning with Harcourts as a real estate business owner Irene and husband Mike were the number 1 franchise for New Zealand.

Moving to Australia in 1997 the duo began the global expansion of Harcourts and ultimately purchased the company with partner Paul Wright in 2000.

Irene believed a strong focus on growing their people would be their point of difference and has been an integral part of Harcourts Academy for over 25 years introducing successful and diverse programmes in Harcourts training rooms across 10 countries as well as online.

As Head of the Academy Irene was the driving force behind becoming a Registered Training Organisation in Australia in 2004 and developing affiliations with industry training providers in New Zealand, South Africa and Indonesia.

As Harcourts continues to grow Irene is now responsible for the professional development of Harcourts corporate teams, travelling frequently to support our existing operations dotted around the globe.

Inducted into the Harcourts Hall of Fame in 2013 for outstanding contribution Irene continues to champion international projects such as Harcourts Inspirational Women, Harcourts Future Leaders and Team culture initiatives.

Irene holds a diploma in teaching, a diploma in workplace education and a diploma in business (real estate).

Chris Norton

Motivational Speaker, Former Football Player

Chris Norton suffered a spinal cord injury and was given a 3% chance of moving anything below his neck again. Four years later, he defied the odds and walked across stage at his college graduation with his fiance, Emily. Three years after that, he walked down the aisle with Emily at their wedding. His story went viral and caught the attention of top media around the world. With inspiring anecdotes and positive action steps, Chris inspires his audience in a genuine, entertaining and impactful way. He is a well-respected motivational speaker who speaks at numerous events across the country, recently being named to the ita Group’s 2018 Hottest Keynote Speakers List.

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