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Anna
Sheppard

Working Hard and Working Kind

Profile

Anna believes in a future where every leader and organisation is committed to creating a sustainable world of equality and opportunity for everyone.

Current Work

Anna is the founder and CEO of Bambuddha Group a social enterprise that provides leadership coaching and CSR programs. Anna has added value to thousands of companies and inspirational leaders by showing them how to 'work kinder’ for People, Community, Customers & Environment.

Anna is the founder of several other major initiatives including The Corporate Kindness Project, which is an Australian based research study focusing on the business benefits of working kind. The first white paper was released in 2019 and is now a new and feel-good podcast show called ‘Project Good Boss’. Members get access to events, learning and like-minded leaders including the Corporate Kindness Conference and Awards which brings together businesses each year to celebrate those working hard and working kind.

Throughout her career, Anna has raised millions in funds for charities via mutual partnerships, created for social and environmental impact.
Anna’s storytelling is relatable, down to earth and fun. She is a real powerhouse who is optimistic and engaging. Anna uses the power of her own heart-warming and inspirational story to join the dots between the power of brand, people and social responsibility.

Expertise
Talking Points

Kindness as a source of Competitive Advantage

In a post COVID-19 world we need a different KIND of leader and business. Through her own story Anna explores the relationship between the kindness of businesses and their success. Social Responsibility is about more than giving back to the community. It is the act of integrating kindness and the desire to make systemic change into the very heart of everything you do. In this keynote we cover an overview of the breadth of impact your business can create while bringing everyone back to the simple day to day acts of kindness that together make for massive change. Anna will also be sharing evidence-based advice, tips and strategies for using the power of kind to future proof business for generations to come. Filled with examples, laughter and plenty of good vibes this keynote is just what your people need right now.

This keynote will cover:

- Annas inspirational story of resilience
- Overview of current business landscape
- Changing trends in consumer/ preferences
- Diversity & Inclusion in business
- Examples of businesses working hard at working kind
- Evidence-based advice, tips and strategies
- Call to action of your choice

Perfect for: Inhouse Strategy Days, High schools and higher education, stakeholder engagement events. Team/leadership development

The 5 traits of Impactful Leaders

In a post COVID-19 world leaders are striving to be more than meaningful to their employer; they also want to be champions of world change and empowering coaches to their teams, all while building a personal brand. In this keynote we deep dive into the 5 pillars of kindness in leadership and the benefits for people, profit and planet. Anna will also be sharing evidence-based advice, tips and strategies for using the power of kind to future proof your business. Filled with examples, laughter and plenty of good vibes this keynote is just what your people need right now.

This keynote will cover:

- Anna's inspirational story of resilience
- Overview of current business landscape
- 5 pillars of kind leaders
- Diversity & Inclusion in business
- Authenticity in leadership
- Understanding your sphere of influence
- Leading purpose driven people
- Evidence-based advice, tips and strategies
- Call to action of your choice

Perfect for: Inhouse Strategy Days, High schools and higher education, stakeholder engagement events. Team/leadership development

The Out and Proud Leader

As a gay gypsy, dyslexic and neuro diverse leader, Anna has had her fair share of otherness along the way while learning strategies to build confidence and advocate for inclusion. Through her own story Anna explores the relationship between the kindness of business and their success and how inclusion plays such a vital part of the DNA of any future proofed business, from the bottom up. Anna will also be sharing evidence-based advice, tips and strategies for using the power of kindness and inclusion. Filled with examples, laughter and plenty of good vibes this keynote is just what your people need right now.

This keynote will cover:

- Annas inspirational story of resilience
- Overview of current business landscape
- Changing trends in consumer/ preferences
- Diversity & Inclusion in business
- Examples of businesses working hard at working kind
- Evidence-based advice, tips and strategies
- Call to action of your choice

Perfect for: Mardi Gras, IWD, Diversity events, Inhouse Strategy Days, High schools and higher education, stakeholder engagement events. Team/leadership development

Tomorrows Leader is a Kind One - Engaging a Purpose Driven Workforce

Young people really are our only hope for making a recovery for people, planet and profit; they want more from employers than ever before, starting off with a clear set of value alignment. So WHY is it important to be a kind place to work? Your people are already judging you based on your impact in this world and respect these days takes more than a Ping-Pong table and beers on a Friday. In this keynote we deep dive into the 5 pillars of kindness in leadership and the benefits for people, profit and planet. Anna will also be sharing evidence-based advice, tips and strategies for using the power of kind to future proof your business. Filled with examples, laughter and plenty of good vibes this keynote is just what your people need right now.

This keynote will cover:
- Annas inspirational story of resilience
- Overview of current business landscape
- 5 pillars of kind leaders
- Diversity & Inclusion in business
- Authenticity in leadership
- Understanding your sphere of influence
- Leading purpose driven people
- Evidence-based advice, tips and strategies
- Call to action of your choice

Perfect for: Inhouse Strategy Days, High schools and higher education, stakeholder engagement events. Team/leadership development
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Anna uses the power of her own story to join the dots between brand, people and CSR. She was rated one of the most inspirational and feel-good speakers by our 2020 Marketing Academy Scholars The Marketing Academy

You hit the nail on the head as we say... we are ready for "next stage"

Odessy House

Great storytelling, inspirational message

First State Super

Truly inspirational and eye opening to the type of leader you could be that can change the world

Merlin Entertainment
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