2023 sees a very competitive business landscape. Companies will need to focus on hiring the right people, developing their skills, and creating a culture of high performance. One of the most popular themes we get asked for speakers and a great way to achieve these goals is by hiring high-performance and mindset speakers.
High-performance speakers are experts in their fields and have a proven track record of success. They can inspire and motivate employees to reach their full potential, set and achieve ambitious goals, and take their performance to the next level. They have the knowledge, skills, and experience to help employees overcome challenges, improve their productivity, and develop their talents.
Mindset speakers, on the other hand, focus on the power of mindset and how it can impact individual and team performance. They can help employees develop a growth mindset, build resilience, and overcome limiting beliefs that may be holding them back. They can also teach employees how to cultivate a positive and optimistic outlook, which can lead to greater success and fulfilment in both their personal and professional lives.
We've curated a list of some of the best high-performance and mindset speakers we have on our books, who will help motivate, grow and evolve your team and their skills.
Jacqui Cooper is indisputably the greatest aerial skier of all time. Having represented Australia for over 20 years, Jacqui competed in 139 World Cup Events, and nine World Championships and was a key competitor in five Winter Olympic teams.
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.
With over 28 years of experience in the health, fitness & wellbeing industries worldwide, Nam Baldwin specializes in emotional & physiological intelligence & peak performance. He continually explores the achievement of success in high-pressure situations. He is a life, health & peak performance coach, strength & conditioning coach, powerful corporate trainer, and a hugely popular keynote speaker.
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Shadé Zahrai is a leadership ‘alchemist’ known for her superhuman ability to translate the latest in neuroscience and psychology research into practical and actionable strategies that drive mindset shifts and behavioural change in a systemic way.
She’s a dynamic speaker who skillfully blends a wealth of experience in corporate and consulting Fortune 500s around the world, with her approach as a scholar-practitioner and her PhD research in leadership and career performance.
Shadé will be in Australia and available for events in early July 2023.
Sabina Read is a psychologist who works with organisations, groups, individuals, couples and families on relationships, well-being, stress, mental health, career development, leadership, change, life transitions, job loss, and parenting. She is passionate about normalising the universality of the human experience, believing that we all have more in common than we often realise.
Sabina is the Resident Psychologist and Social Commentator on Channel 7’s The Morning Show and The Daily Edition; and the top-rating Afternoons program at Radio 3AW. Sabina is listed on the Media Referral expert database with The Australian Psychological Society.
Turning the worst day of your life into your best is no easy feat, but sometimes there is simply no other option. In Brett Connellan’s case, this day included the moment every surfer’s worst nightmare became his reality when he was attacked by a Great White Shark.
As the light was fading at Bombo Beach on the evening of the 30th of March, 2016, Brett was inches from death. He had lost three-quarters of his left quad, and emergency responders on the scene were sure Brett would not make it. Fortunately, the cards fell in Brett’s favour, and he managed to pull through with the help of a brave friend, timely emergency support and a healthy serving of luck.
The events that saved Brett’s life were not lost on him, and that perspective was needed as he faced a long and challenging road to recovery. With a bleak outlook prescribed to him by doctors, it was evident that Brett’s life as he knew it would never be the same.
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Is your team match fit for work? How are you helping them make the transition back into the workplace mindfully? What tools do they have to manage stress, be more productive, regain balance, and live a happier life? So many questions, one exceptionally good solution...Ray Good.
Mindset & Peak Performance Mindfulness expert, Ray Good, will show your team simple and effective ways to improve mental health, performance, and profit, as well as provide them with a competitive advantage to succeed in whatever they do.
Backed by a combination of modern neuroscience, positive psychology, and behaviour change science, as well as personal learnings from over 30 years in business, Ray will change everyone’s game for good in a matter of minutes.
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Dr Lucy Hone
What does it really mean to be resilient? Are some people born with a resilience gene or can it be taught? Can resilience truly help put us back in the driver’s seat of life? If so, how? These are some of the questions that Global Authority on Resilience Dr Lucy Hone addressed last year, with 30,000 people globally, in keynotes and training sessions focused on creating Realistic Resilience Practices that work.
A renowned global expert on resilience, the Director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, and blogger for Psychology Today, Lucy offers a one-of-kind perspective - sharpened through academia but also deeply personally applied in response to a devastating tragedy. Her focus on helping people and organisations create practical resilience strategies is a call to action in light of so many feeling resilience fatigues.
Lucy’s mission to translate the best of resilience psychology for everyday practice inspired her to create a keynote entitled, Three Secrets of Resilient People, which became one of the most-watched TED talks during the pandemic, with over 9 million views and has been translated into 15 languages.
In a world crying out for purpose, connection, confidence and perspective, Ben is arguably one of the most important and inspiring speakers of our time.
As NIKE’s former International Director of Sports Marketing, Ben worked with some of the world’s most famous individuals, including Andre Agassi and NIKE CEO Phil Knight.
Now as a leadership mentor, life coach and adviser, Ben works closely with business leaders, Federal Governments, coaches & athletes across the globe explaining how authenticity, vulnerability and storytelling can create not only an amazing culture and competitive advantage - but also create a life that balances achievement with fulfilment.
As a renowned expert in connection and storytelling, Ben will take you on an inspiring and unexpected journey to discover the quirky and counterintuitive principles behind successful teams and leaders - unpacking authenticity, vulnerability, connection and storytelling.
Sir John Kirwan
Sir John Kirwan thought speaking out about his mental health would ruin his career. But when the All Blacks legend shared his journey with depression, anxiety, and suicidal ruminations, he sparked one of the most influential mental health campaigns of his generation.
It was August 1991, when Sir John Kirwan - JK to most - wanted to jump out of a 10-story hotel window in Argentina. He was on tour with the All Blacks and arguably at the height of his rugby career. On paper, he had it all. On the inside, he was in turmoil. He felt like an imposter in his own life, and he wanted out.
Today, JK talks openly about that night in Argentina and the years that followed. He’s an incredibly uplifting and inspiring storyteller - the type that can get a room full of suits up and dancing like no one is watching. He speaks with conviction, empathy, feel-good energy, and a sprinkling of good-natured humour (which he always weaves in at just the right moments; he’s masterful at reading a room).
Ciara Lancaster is Australia's leading change fatigue and resilience expert, keynote speaker and best-selling author.
Ciara helps resilient leaders re-awaken their brilliance and optimise their performance. Her expertise comes from leading teams of 500+ through business transformation at the Big 4 and from the research uncovered in the #1 best-selling book Reimagine Change, awarded a 'Finalist Medal' in the 2021 Australian Career Book Awards.
Your audience will be nodding along to the unspoken challenges in today's workplace (fatigue, change expectations and poor innovation) before being transformed by the latest human behaviour hacks and practices.
Human skills are THE competitive advantage in the decade of disruption, the post-pandemic world and the future of work.
When learnings are relevant, relatable, and research-backed, your audience will leave ready and willing to make an impact. All keynotes are underpinned by the latest research in modern psychology, neuroscience and change leadership.
David Knoff is an Antarctic Expedition Leader and Leadership expert who specialises in hostile environment diplomacy, resilience, remote leadership, specialised instruction, and mentoring.
David embarked on an Antarctic Expedition to lead Australia’s Davis Research station for a year. He and his team couldn’t have predicted that whilst they were away, a global pandemic would change the world they left and leave them isolated longer than ever expected and forced to endure an extended stay without resupply and alone.
David returned from the Antarctic in April 2021, having spent an incredible 537 days away from Australia and having missed the entire of 2020 and the pandemic response, adapting to the new world and establishing himself in Melbourne as an expert on isolation and leadership. His first book 537 Days of Winter was published in June 2022.
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.
Yemi Penn is a global thought leader on empowerment and resilience. An Engineer by profession, Yemi is a champion and tireless advocate for equality and equity in STEM fields. As an Entrepreneur and Mindset Coach, she advocates for self-empowerment and resilience as tools to get organisations back on track with wellness and productivity.
Yemi is a sought-after speaker and facilitator on turning Trauma into Power, and she recently delivered a powerful presentation on the subject at TEDx Ocala. Yemi focuses on traditional and more modern neurolinguistic methods of transformation to achieve goals.
Mark Visser is an Australian big wave surfer and the 2014/15 Big Wave paddle-in champion.
Mark made history by surfing one of the world’s biggest waves at Jaws (Pe’ahi), Maui, in total darkness. A true world-first achievement, known globally as Night Rider. Marks feats are not only about surfing, but adventure, exploration and staying connected as a group under extreme pressure.
For the past 13 years, Mark has been a mindset coach to some of the world’s most successful individuals/organisations. Working as a personal coach for world champions Kelly Slater and Steph Gilmore, Australian SAS, US Navy Seals, Olympic athletes, sporting teams and business professionals.
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