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Founder & CEO, Tobacco Free Portfolios

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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. This 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. It is the oxygen ‘in between’ the exchange that we must learn to translate, transform and direct.

Dr Bronwyn King is a social entrepreneur, movement maker and globally-renowned humanitarian on a mission to inspire and transform organisations into purpose-driven and ethical businesses. She is a radiation oncologist who has worked with everyone from the terminally ill to the fittest athletes in the Australian Swimming 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.

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As the founder and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios, Bronwyn has extensive experience brokering innovative new partnerships between the health sector and the finance industry. The result of her inspirational work has seen Tobacco Free Portfolios collaborate with pension funds, Sovereign Wealth funds, banks, insurers and fund managers in more than 20 countries. Over 100 of the world’s leading financial institutions have moved $17 billion away from investment in the tobacco industry.

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, particularly through advocacy for institutional investment strategies. 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, calling for a change in the global finance sector.

As a speaker, Bronwyn King 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 more than 100 Signatories - global financial institutions with combined assets under management of more than $US 7 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

Oxygen Exchange

We have entered a new age in business that is transforming the way value is exchanged in any business transaction. The exchange may be a product, a partnership, people or profits. Regardless of what it is, the future of business will no longer be driven solely by power and money, but by transparency, trust, ethics and a new level of social accountability.

So, what does this mean for the leaders today? Like oxygen, the exchange of business will be transparent, clean, shared and fundamentally a transaction that supports life. The challenge for tomorrow's leaders will be how to navigate this change, inspire transformation and empower workplace cultures to embrace the 'Oxygen Exchange' as the pathway to a more sustainable and prosperous future.

In this presentation, Dr. Bronwyn King unpacks the elements that make up the 'Oxygen Exchange'. In addition, she provides leaders with tried and tested strategic pathways that focus on igniting organisational transformations with a core focus on profit alongside people and the planet.

Key Outcomes:
- Leadership & Innovation
- Organisational Change
- The Next Economy

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 17 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 that help build metaphorical bridges that deeply connect and create influence. Empowering strategies help to build influence 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


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