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Unlock your creative mojo


Gary Bertwistle has always had a passion for innovation and creativity. His career has spanned the retail, music, media, corporate education and radio industries. Gary’s drive comes from having people and organisations think differently to generate new ways of doing things.

As a thought leader in innovation and creativity, Gary has helped companies, teams and individuals in companies of all sizes, in all industries and categories, to look at how they currently do things and address what needs to change in order for them to think differently and maximise their potential. He is often called upon when companies or individuals lose their mojo.

Through easy to understand, fun, interactive speeches and sessions, he presents to a wide variety of clients in the areas of creative thinking, mojo, marketing, strategic facilitation, and innovation to improve performance and help individuals be their best. He has built his reputation helping companies and leaders unlock great ideas.

Current work

Hosts the successful podcast series on iTunes and iHeart Radio, The Mojo Radio Show. Publishes a weekly blog for thinkers called The Espresso.

Previous experience

• Opened Australia’s first ever creative thinking venue, The Ideas Vault, in Sydney
• Won the TEC Speaker of the Year in 2007, 2008 and again in 2012, plus multiple winner of the Mick Robertson Award voted by Australian CEO’s.
• Published 6 books including the best sellers: Who Stole My Mojo? and The Vibe
• Co-founded Australia’s leading cycling foundation, the Tour de Cure which since 2007 has raised over $30 million for research, support and prevention of cancer
• Successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Mojo Journal, the worlds first thought provoking journal.
• Australian of Year finalist 2018

Talking Points

What Made You Think Of That?

The secret behind generating great ideas lies in knowing how to tap into the creative talent we all possess.

The What Made You Think of That? session is designed to help challenge the thinking within you, your team and your brand to remove the barriers that are preventing the creation of new ideas within your business.

From the receptionist to the Managing Director, everyone in your business should be encouraged to challenge their current way of thinking to allow the generation of useable, practical and profitable ideas. Learn how to unlock your greatest asset.

Leading Innovation

If you as a leader are not ready to create a team, company or culture around innovation, then this is a speech that you need to hear.

Every organisation talks about innovation and creativity, but very few know how to do it. Based on content from Gary's book, What Made You Think of That? (Allen & Unwin, 2010), the Leading Innovation session will give you useable, practical and powerful tools to help you unlock the many great ideas that exist within the minds of your team members, but as yet have not seen the light of day. Full of case studies from every industry, in every category, of every size, the Leading Innovation session should be an essential part of every leader's toolbox.

Who Stole My Mojo?

Based on Gary's best-selling book Who Stole My Mojo? (Allen & Unwin, 2011), this session is about introducing simple and easy to implement tips and tools for putting the spark back into your day.

Who Stole My Mojo? will not only help you get the most out of your day both in and out of the workplace, it will also give you the necessary zest and passion to drive you towards your aspirations and goals.

There is no doubt that the pace and degree of life is stealing our mojo. Business is under fire and companies are losing their mojo. This session helps explore how your thinking works to help you be your best and create great ideas. You will walk away with all you need to raise the bar, seize the day and put the mojo back in your day, your team and your company.

The Vibe

Based on his bestselling book The Vibe (Wrightbooks, 2010), Gary illustrates the process of building your brand to make an authentic connection with your customers and clients.

This speech clearly articulates the essential steps required to differentiate your brand in the market. You will have at your disposal a simple and easy to execute model to step you through the necessary procedures to win in this competitive market. It is time to stop wasting valuable cash, time and energy on what we think is marketing, and instead learn what really works.

Marketing Warfare

This full day session is about developing a brand plan to take your business forward.

With more businesses competing for the same dollar in every category, those who are able to master the fundamentals of brand and create a compelling reason for customers to use their product or service over their competitors, are the ones that will thrive and survive. To be able to do this, you must have a plan of attack, which is one of the essential outcomes of this presentation - creating a brand plan that your team can follow when going into battle with your competitors.
Gary's practical emphasis was especially useful. I will certainly be applying some of the techniques as well as recommending future talkfortyfour events to my colleagues. BBC Television

Being a believer of simplicity, Gary was able to present this workshop in a very straightforward, uncluttered but outstanding substantial manner. From now, I will never see marketing the same way again. Truly world class!

AMI Institute

An excellent day - precious time well spent. The range of perspectives from each speaker was very interesting. Gary's practical emphasis was especially useful. I will certainly be applying some of the techniques

BBC Television, London

Your time was highly appreciated and I'm happy to say that you 'hit the mark'. More importantly, along with the content, your delivery was felt to be highly accessible and applicable. The overall response has been outstanding. Good work Gary!

Love Communications

Gary was awesome! Picked up on the group dynamic from the outset and pitched perfectly to our needs. Actually exceeded our expectations which is hard to do with the flight centre group. Gary's "Who stole my Mojo" has never been more relevant as it is today in a tough market where belief is paramount. Have recommended Gary to other parts of Flight Centre Limited and will definitely get Gary back to present again to our group.

Infinity Holidays
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