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Lock in your motivational speakers to kick off 2024

Emma Carson
16 Nov 2023

Lock in your Motivational Speakers to launch 2024 on a positive note – get on top of your bookings before the end of this year!

Before we kick off a new chapter, a fresh start, the new year we understand the importance of starting on the right foot, setting the tone, and creating momentum that will carry us through the year.

The right speaker can set your year off on the right foot by helping set your tone for the year, aligning purpose, goals and building motivation for what is to come.

To help you do just that, we've assembled an incredible lineup of inspiring and motivational speakers who are set to inspire, motivate and challenge you and your team to rise above and beyond in the year ahead. Our carefully curated roster of speakers includes a diverse group of individuals, each bringing their unique experiences, insights, and wisdom to the table.

Start exploring a few of our ideas below and get in touch with us on 1300 799 823 or enquire here for more information.

Nik Robinson

Nik Robinson has had many careers; radio broadcaster (Triple M), creative director, doughnut maker and lecturer.

He is passionate about using his creative skills to solve problems and make a positive difference, so in 2018, he set up Good Citizens with his young kids and wife to take on the world’s plastic issue. His is a story like no other, where the balance of power is equal. Harry (12 years old) and his brother, Archie (11 years old), have a 50% say on daily and major decisions alongside Dad (Nik) and Mum (Jocelyne). It’s challenging and rewarding in equal measure! Who says adults have all the answers?

It would take 752 days and 2503 failed attempts to finally launch Good Citizens Eyewear in April 2020. Good Citizens has one mission - to untrash the planet® by turning trash into good. Good Citizens turns single-use plastic bottles into eyewear frames. The frames are 100% recycled and made in sunny Sydney.

Nadine Champion

Nadine is an inspiring speaker, author and martial artist who truly knows what it means to use "10 Seconds of Courage" to overcome obstacles and reach her potential. She is a highly sought-after speaker and mindset coach who works with individuals, organisations and corporations to foster their courage, adapt positively to change and develop resilience.

Nadine has built a strong reputation as a high-performance mindset coach and storyteller, known for offering practical tools via memorable anecdotes. She passes on the lessons learnt from years of elite performance under immense pressure when conducting keynote speeches, specialised workshops and ongoing corporate programs.

Cian Mcloughlin

Cian McLoughlin is a bestselling author, award-winning blogger, MC, leadership facilitator and sales and business expert. With a business career spanning 20 years, including senior management roles in a number of the world’s largest software companies, Cian provides a unique perspective on what motivates (and demotivates) people when making a buying decision or influence attempt.

Author of Amazon #1 bestseller ‘Rebirth of the Salesman’ and co-author of the bestseller ‘Secrets of Business Success”, Cian is a regular sales and marketing commentator in the mainstream media. His blog was voted one of the Top 50 Sales Blogs for the fourth year running, and his book was voted one of the Top 50 Sales Books for the third year running by Top Sales World. Cian also had a brief stint as a TV comedy writer. This comedy background, coupled with his Irish heritage means audiences are entertained, informed and inspired by Cian’s workshops and keynotes.

Naomi Simson

For 25 years Naomi has been bringing people together whether it’s with her experience businesses, her speaking or writing. She is a strong advocate of business owners.

Known as entrepreneur and business leader; following the growth of RedBalloon which she founded in 2001, Naomi co-founded the Big Red Group (BRG) in 2017.

Naomi had a corporate career with Apple, KPMG, IBM and Ansett Australia prior to becoming an entrepreneur. She is a prolific blogger, podcaster and business commentator, and appeared as the #RedShark in four seasons of Shark Tank Australia. She is a non-executive director at Big Red Group, Australian Payments Plus, Colonial First State and Weebit Nano. As well as the Cerebal Palsy Research Foundation and the University of Melbourne Business and Economics Faculty.

Matt Jones

Matt Jones is one of Australia’s leading strategists and storytellers when it comes to the intersections of brand, business, leadership, experience, culture, technology, human behaviour and storytelling. Matt has an eclectic background, combining economics, politics, brand experience and gin.

As one of three co-founders and the brand brains behind Four Pillars, Matt Jones connects the dots between brand and purpose theory and gritty business and delivery reality. His storytelling is insightful, engaging, energising and (perhaps most importantly) highly relatable to all kinds of businesses.

Dr Daniel Nour

Identifying a gap in the healthcare of vulnerable people in New South Wales, Dr Daniel Nour founded Street Side Medics in August 2020. It’s a not-for-profit, GP-led mobile medical service for people experiencing homelessness.

With 600 volunteers, and ten clinics across New South Wales, Street Side Medics has changed the lives of more than thousands of patients. It has treated many communicable and non-communicable illnesses, dealt with neglected medical needs, and detected conditions that would otherwise have gone unnoticed.

Despite working full-time at Royal North Shore Hospital, Daniel has rarely missed a clinic across the sites since Street Side Medics launched. He volunteers his afternoons to ensure the clinics run smoothly and patients are receiving the care they deserve.

Nasir Sobhani

Nasir Sobhani, also known as ‘The Streets’ Barber,’ has earned his affectionate title by spending his time taking to Melbourne’s streets offering free haircuts and shaves to the homeless and less fortunate.

His inspirational story of compassion and generosity has received significant attention globally. Nasir was also one of the five people to be profiled as part of the Kenneth Cole Courageous Class Campaign in New York, celebrating individuals who have overcome obstacles in life to become inspiring role models. He is an inspirational speaker certain to motivate and encourage all those who encounter him to find their own purpose.

Nasir has an exceptional manner of connecting marginalised people with the greater community. Providing a ‘voice to the voiceless,’ he shares the unique stories of the homeless he encounters on social media platforms reaching far and wide.

Jacqui Cooper

Jacqui Cooper is an exciting, passionate and diverse speaker; she will leave your audience full of energy and with the feeling that anything is possible. Through honest, authentic and energic storytelling, Jacqui connects with her audience, making her session compelling, believable and relatable. Jacqui also loves to host events; her personality and energy make her the perfect choice for an Emcee.

Jacqui is one busy woman who manages many different roles. She is a published author of two IVF-inspired books, including one children’s book, company director at Champion Events Pty Ltd, a Speaker, MC, and Ambassador for La Trobe Financial. Jacqui has also developed a gluten-free range of products for supermarkets, is a regular commentator on 3AW, an athlete mentor, and regularly donates time to local community causes all being a mum to 3 young children.

Gina Chick

Gina Chick is an international rewilding facilitator, helping people of all ages learn to be at home in the wild.

Her nature connection programmes weave ancestral hunter-gatherer technologies into modern life, mining strategies that kept Homo Sapiens alive for 350 000 years for lessons to enrich our lives now.

She recently spent 67 days surviving in the subzero Tasmanian wilderness in the middle of winter, completely solo and often barefoot. She wove a waterproof shelter, slept in a hand-sewn possum fur coat and lived on fried worms, lizards, grubs, trout, eel and even a wallaby she jumped on one night while out for a pee. Gina filmed her adventures with a photographer's eye for beauty and inspired 1.5 million people to look at nature differently along the way.

Nevo Zisin

Nevo Zisin (they/them) is a storyteller, esteemed educator on transgender topics, TEDx speaker, poet, workshop facilitator in schools and workplaces, and award-winning author of Finding Nevo, a memoir on gender transition and The Pronoun Lowdown a useful guidebook on all things related to pronouns.

They have been in conversation with Queer Eye’s brilliant Jonathan Van Ness, Transparent producer Zackary Drucker & world-famous spoken-word poet & activist Alok Vaid-Menon.

Their work has appeared in The Saturday Paper, NGV Magazine, Archer Magazine, Buzzfeed, Junkee, SBS, Hack Live, ABC’s The Drum, and The Morning Show, amongst others. They were a 2022 Varuna Scribe Fellow and are an ambassador for both Wear It Purple and the Victorian Pride Centre.

Abbas Nazari

Abbas Nazari is a former Afghan refugee who fled the Taliban in 2001.

Abbas was one of more than 400 asylum seekers who were rescued by the Norwegian container ship, the MV Tampa, in the Indian Ocean as they sought asylum in Australia in 2001. After being denied asylum in Australia and held offshore for weeks by Australian special forces, Abbas and his family were eventually resettled in New Zealand.

Having arrived as an eight-year-old with no English, Abbas went on to place third in the New Zealand Spelling Bee a few years later, play representative rugby, and graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor in Diplomacy and International Relations.

Michelle Payne

Michelle Payne is one of Australia’s most sought-after media and racing personalities who became a national icon when she captured the hearts of a nation after winning the 2015 Melbourne Cup on the 100 to 1 priced Prince of Penzance.

The first and only female to win the event, Michelle’s triumph catapulted her into stardom where she is now a highly successful trainer, jockey and author.

Growing up on a farm at Miners Rest, near Ballarat in Central Victoria, Michelle is the youngest daughter of the ten children of Paddy and Mary Payne. Tragically, Michelle’s mother Mary died in a motor vehicle accident when Michelle was only six months old. Being born into a racing family, a career in the saddle always beckoned Michelle, and she followed seven of her brothers and sisters when she rode in her first competitive race at just 15.

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