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Travelling Speakers

Farah Parkinson
02 Nov. 2023

Are you looking for a high profile international speaker to add to your next event? Use this list as a resource to keep up to date on the thought leaders and story tellers visiting Australia throughout the year and take advantage of reduced travel rates.

If you'd like the opportunity to have any of these heavyweights present at your next event contact our expert team for more information and someone will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your event.

Shane Feldman - Serial Entrepreneur and founder of Count Me In

In this digital age of distraction and disconnection, our leaders are facing a community crisis spanning all generations. Shane Feldman has researched community leadership on the ground across 100 cities and 6 continents, uncovering universal strategies that help leaders create engaged communities.

Shane's "Leadership Passport" framework helps companies cultivate a work environment centred around community, enabling individuals and teams to perform at their highest levels. As one of the most in-demand speakers in America, Shane has worked with dynamic brands spanning all industries, including Disney, Google, TD Bank, PwC, T-Mobile, and Kaiser Permanente.

Shane will be in Australia in November 2023 and is available for local Speaking engagements.

Stephen McGown - Six Years A Hostage

Stephen McGown was abducted by Al Qaeda in North Africa while riding a motorcycle from London down to South Africa in 2011. He was held for 5 years 8 months, and released towards the end of 2017. He held the record for being the longest-held surviving Al Qaeda Hostage in the world.

Since his release, he has become a sought-after keynote speaker for schools, forums and corporate both locally and internationall

Stephen will be in Australia in November 2023 and is available for engagements.

Aubrey Blanche - Director of Equitable Design at Culture Amp

Aubrey Blanche is The Mathpath (Math Nerd + Empath), Senior Director of Equitable Design & Impact at Culture Amp, and a startup investor and advisor. Aubrey is also the former Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Atlassian where she designed and executed the company's first diversity & inclusion strategy, accounting for a globally distributed workforce and hyperscaling challenges.

Aubrey helps organizations build equitable processes, products, and experiences. Her work combines an empathic and intersectional approach with social scientific methods to create meaningful, sustainable change. From fair talent processes and bias-resistant product design to equitable algorithmic design and communications strategy, she helps organizations think holistically about evolving to meet the needs of a rapidly diversifying and globalizing world.

Aubrey will be in Australia in 2023 and is available for local engagements.

Elle Macpherson - Entrepreneurial Businesswoman, Supermodel & Actress

Elle Macpherson became known as Australia’s ‘girl next door’ following her debut in a 1982 TV advert for TAB Cola. Following this success, Elle became a well-known figure in television, film, fashion and business, and has become one of the best-known faces and brand names in the world for over 35 years.

Elle will be in Australia from the 15th - 30th January 2024 and will be available for keynote conference speaking and public appearances.

Ant Middleton - Soldier, Adventurer, Leader & Chief Instructor on SAS Australia

Best known in Australia for his role as Chief Instructor on Channel 7’s hit series, SAS Australia, Ant Middleton has become a much-loved master of survival and endurance on and off the screen, spurred by his formidable career in the UK’s elite forces, including the Marines, 9 Parachute Squadron and Special Boat Service.

Ant will be in Australia 31 Jan - 5 Feb 2024 and is available for local Speaking engagements.

Tara Moss - Best-selling novelist, journalist, TV presenter and human rights advocate

Tara Moss is an internationally acclaimed author, media host and human rights advocate, passionately speaking up for the rights of women, children and people with disability.

Having published 14 best-selling books since 1999 in 19 countries and 13 languages, Tara Moss is internationally renowned for her significant contribution to the feminist debate. In 2017 she was named one of the Top 50 Diversity Figures in Public Life, globally.

Over 20 years of experience in the public eye, speaking at hundreds of universities, schools, writer’s festivals, town halls, community and corporate events and more.

Tara will be in Australia from 15th November - 24th December 2023 and is available for local engagements.

Carl Richards - The Financial Illustrator with a Sharpie

Carl Richards is a certified financial planner and the creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column in the New York Times and is a columnist for Morningstar Advisor.

Carl has also been featured on Marketplace Money, and In addition, Carl has become a frequent keynote speaker at financial planning conferences and visual learning events around the world.

Through his simple sketches, Carl makes complex financial concepts easy to understand.

Carl will be in Australia in February 2024 and is available for engagements.

Adam Grant - Organizational psychologist and bestselling author

Organizational psychologist Adam Grant helps build innovative, collaborative work cultures by activating trailblazers to improve the status quo. An organizational psychologist and Wharton’s top-rated professor, Adam Grant is a deeply original thinker, a popular TED speaker, and one of the most influential advisors to American business today.

Adam will be in Australia in February 2024 and is available for engagements.

Henry Winkler - The Fonz & Beyond

Launched into stardom as “The Fonz” in the beloved sitcom Happy Days, he has transcended the role that defined a generation of cool. In the enduring glory of that fame, Henry has endeared himself to new generations of fans with iconic roles in shows such as Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and Barry. Dynamic, vivid, hilarious and emotional, Henry will take you from the achingly vulnerable lows to the stratospheres of global acclaim (chiefly his appearance at the 1976 Logies), the disheartening truth of an upbringing with undiagnosed dyslexia, to the pressures of a role that takes on a life of its own, and the path forward once your wildest dream seems behind you.

Brilliant, funny, and widely-regarded as the nicest man in Hollywood (though he would be the first to tell you that it’s simply not the case, he’s really just grateful to be here), Henry Winkler is revealed a man of immense depth and pathos.

Henry will be in Australia in February 2024 and is available for engagements.

Fran Lebowitz - American Author & Orator

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators.

Her essays and interviews offer her acerbic views on current events and the media – as well as pet peeves including tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. The New York Times Book Review calls Lebowitz an "important humorist in the classic tradition." Purveyor of urban cool, Lebowitz is a cultural satirist whom many call the heir to Dorothy Parker.

Fran will be in Australia in February 2024 and is available for engagements.

Elizabeth Day - Award-Winning Author, Broadcaster & Host of How to Fail

Elizabeth’s body of work is a testament to the power of resilience and personal growth.

She is the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict and has written five novels (the latest of which, Magpie, was described as ‘great, plain and simple’ by Stanley Tucci). But it’s her chart-topping podcast, How To Fail, that is at the heart of her journey. In it, Elizabeth and her stellar guests explore how failure might just be teaching us the lessons we need to learn.

Elizabeth will be in Australia in February & March 2024 and is available for engagements.

Sebastian Terry - Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, TV Host, & Founder of the 100things Movement

Driven by a passion to see others achieve, Sebastian Terry's one-of-a-kind story has organically become a powerful catalyst for personal growth and organisational transformation.

Leveraging the power of goal setting & striving as a vehicle to maximize mental wellness, individual productivity and team engagement, Sebastian's action-based keynote integrates individual evolution with professional development.

Seb will be in Australia in February 2024 and is available for engagements.

Tim Gard - Accomplished author, entertaining keynote speaker, coach and consultant

Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humour leave a lasting impression that audiences will benefit from for years to come. His skilful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways make him one of the most popular main-stage speakers on the platform today. Becoming more resilient is not about telling jokes or laughing at everything. Instead of making light of serious issues, Tim shines a light on unseen possibilities for solutions to difficult situations. He demonstrates how to be professional, yet light-hearted throughout all his programs.

Tim will be in Australia from 15th - 17th March 2024 and is available for engagements.

The Hon Julia Gillard AC - 27th Prime Minister of Australia

She currently serves as the Chair of Beyond Blue, one of Australia's leading mental health awareness bodies; is the inaugural Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership, which through research, practice and advocacy, is addressing women's under-representation in leadership.

Ms Gillard was recently appointed as the Chair of Welcome, a global charitable foundation that supports science to solve urgent health challenges.

Her second book Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons, which Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala co-authors, was released in 2020.

Ms Gillard will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in March & April 2024.

Nigella Lawson - Internationally Renowned Food Writer & TV Cook

Nigella has twelve bestselling books to her name and several successful TV series which have made hers a household name across the globe. Her approach to cooking has never been more relevant than it is today, serving up an abundance of inspiration for every generation.

Nigella will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in June 2024.

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