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Unlocking Purpose, Performance and Power.

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The capacity for change does not just rest with the highly influential.

At the heart of any successful negotiation is the ability to seamlessly facilitate a successful exchange. That exchange may be financial, a service exchange, an information exchange or a simple handshake. Irrespective of the type of exchange, those who are able to build trust and harness intentional influence in that intersection are the leaders empowered to create positive outcomes for every stakeholder in that exchange. It is in the moments ‘in between’ the exchange where we must learn to translate, transform and direct.

Dr Bronwyn King is a social entrepreneur, movement maker and a globally renowned humanitarian on a mission to inspire and transform organisations into purpose driven and sustainable businesses. She is a Radiation Oncologist who has worked with everyone from the terminally ill to the fittest athletes in the Australian Swim Team. At the heart of Bronwyn's philosophy in business, medicine and life is the notion that it is in the exchange that we are able to build bridges - bridges of trust, communication and rapport - enabling individuals, teams and strategic partners to create desired outcomes.

Current Work:

As the founder and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios Bronwyn has had extensive experience brokering innovative partnerships between the health sector and the finance industry. Her inspirational work has seen Tobacco Free Portfolios contribute to over 40 Australian Superannuation Funds moving billions away from investments in tobacco. The initiative now has an extensive global reach with Tobacco Free Portfolios working with 100+ pension funds, Sovereign Wealth funds, banks, insurers and fund managers in twenty countries.

Bronwyn has received countless awards in recognition of her outstanding expertise and accomplishments. Most notably she was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in 2019 for distinguished service to community health. She was also recognised as one of the Westpac/Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence and was made a Diplomat for the Global Charter for the Public’s Health by the World Federation of Public Health Associations. In 2018 she was inducted into The Victorian Honour Roll of Women which acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding achievements of women in Victoria. She has also delivered two TEDx talks - with more than 2.5 million views, calling for change in the global finance sector. In 2019 Bronwyn was named Melburnian of the Year by the City of Melbourne.

As a speaker, Bronwyn is exceptional. Her presentations are well-crafted and credible, with a focus on business outcomes. As a presenter, Bronwyn has a compelling style of delivery. This was no more evident that when she took her place on the stage at the United Nations in New York to launch ‘The Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge’, a global initiative she led, which now has >120 Signatories - global financial institutions with combined assets under management of > $US 7.5 trillion (AU $10 trillion).

Bronwyn is a global leader, influencer and future thinker who has mastered the art of purpose-driven partnerships. She challenges audiences to be bold in creating business solutions that are good for business, and even better for people and the planet.

Talking Points

The Purpose Exchange

Digitisation has undeniably redefined the landscape of business. Consumers have never been more informed or able to express a point of view about the implications of business activities. As a result, consumer expectations have transformed. Trust, transparency, ethics and accountability for social impact has ignited a new kind of trade. An exchange where purpose drives profit, and where the well-being of stakeholders - from farmers and factory workers to consumers and communities - is a key metric alongside investment returns for shareholders.

In this presentation, Bronwyn unlocks a step by step process, inspiring audiences to explore and identify strategies to embed purpose into the fabric of business. She challenges leaders to prepare for the next economy - one that is driven by purpose, sustainable profits and authentic transactions.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation able to identify, articulate and integrate the kind of change that is good for business, good for people and good for the world. At the heart of this topic, is the notion that the future of business needs to be built upon sustainable foundations. After all, without people or the planet...profit ceases to exist.

Key Outcomes:

- Purpose
- Leadership
- Innovation
- Sustainability

The Influence Exchange

We have entered a new age in business, where those who have the power to influence have built trust and credibility with their target audience. The art of influence is nuanced, deliberate yet delicate, and often found in the spaces ‘in between’ formalities - in the moments, the mannerisms, and the magic in each exchange.

In this presentation, Bronwyn takes the audience through a step by step process highlighting the tools she has tried and tested in persuading some of the world's largest global financial firms to shift more than 20 billion dollars into more sustainable investments. She has mastered executive translation across countries, cultures and industry sectors.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation with a suite of skills to help build metaphorical bridges that deeply connect and create influence. Bronwyn shares empowering strategies to build authority that can make or break business negotiations on an interpersonal level, within teams, cultures and industry sectors - both locally and on a global scale.

Key Outcomes:
- Leadership
- Influence
- Communication
- Negotiation

The Success Exchange

Success. We all want it, but what does it really take to join an elite group of high performing human beings who have the attributes to lead, to start a movement, to be the best, the fastest or a cut above? While some may argue elite performers are born that way, Dr. Bronwyn King believes that success is a choice if we are willing to accept the exchange. So, what does it cost to be the best?

In this presentation, Dr. Bronwyn King decodes what it really takes to win in business and life. As the head doctor for the Australian swim team, in addition to founding an internationally recognised, UN-affiliated global movement, she understands the processes, practices, and perseverance required to perform at the highest level.

Audiences will walk away with unique insights into the exchange required for success. What conscious choices bridge the gap between the mediocre and those who appear to perform miracles whether that be in sport, business or in driving social impact and world change.

Key Outcomes:
- Performance
- Productivity
- Resilience
- Leadership
From our first conversation I knew that Bronwyn was determined, insightful and uniquely equipped to help us think differently and guide our leap into ‘unchartered’ territory. From one-on-one meetings to addressing an audience of world leaders, Bronwyn will capture your attention and challenge you to transform your business for the better. BNP Paribas

Bronwyn uses her remarkable collection of life experiences to illustrate indispensable ‘take home’ messages for everyone - from those embarking on a new career to CEOs of the world’s most influential organisations.


When I met Bronwyn, I wasn’t expecting the journey that followed - new thinking, new partnerships and new conversations with world leaders from every continent on the planet, a great sense of purpose and a lot of fun. At AXA, Bronwyn inspired us to look at the world differently, to confront challenges and change for the better.


I have watched Bronwyn build a bridge between worlds that were completely disconnected on an issue of epic scale. With mastery of influence and diplomacy, Bronwyn catalysed change that formed a blueprint for corporates. If you want to be future-ready and relevant in a rapidly changing world - listen up!

Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

Like a typical CEO, I thought I knew about most things that matter, but listening to Bronwyn proved that wrong. She shocked, inspired and educated us on staggering global challenges that none of us had really grasped before.

WWF International

Bronwyn is one of the most inspirational and visionary leaders I have met. At a time when all organisations are being ‘disrupted’ in some way, and organisational culture is regarded as an important asset, Bronwyn demonstrates the power of the individual to challenge the status quo and initiate change. Bronwyn leaves audiences with a heighten sense of optimism and determination.

Leadership Victoria

Bronwyn epitomises the inspirational business leader, with her compelling story, message that matters, and genuine ability to effect change. She brings a combination of substance and spark to her speaking that leaves her audiences feeling both impelled and empowered to go out and make their own difference in the world.

Melbourne Business School
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