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Employee engagement strategist


Ian Hutchinson (B.Bus, Grad.Dip.Psy, CSP) is an employee engagement expert, author of ‘People Glue: Employee Engagement & Retention Solutions That Stick!’, founder and Chief Engagement Officer (CEO) of Life by Design.

His 'self-responsibility approach' to employee engagement and motivating individuals is the missing link to simply and easily unlocking workforce potential and maximising productivity and performance.

Current work

Ian enables organisations to fully realise their potential, by increasing employee engagement and motivation with quick-win tools and systems which simply and easily galvanises employee engagement responsibility across all organisational levels from HR through to people leaders and employees.

Previous experience

Ian is a Professional Speakers Australia Hall of Fame Speaker and Educator of the Year, who has presented at events for most of Australia's Top 10 companies and many award winning Best Employers.

Ian Hutchinson has been profiled in the mainstream media such as The New York Times, The Australia Financial Review, Business Review Weekly, The Today Show (Channel 9), Today Tonight (Channel 7) and Reality Bites (ABC).

He has run employee engagement programs for organisations such as Toyota, Westpac, AMP, BT, CBA, NAB, ANZ, Coke, Pepsi, Lend Lease, Macquarie Bank, Randstad, Mallesons, PwC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Siemens, Red Cross, TNT, SAP, Vodafone, Pfizer, Roche, AZ, Abbott, Eli Lilly and McDonalds to name just a few.

Talking Points

People Glue: Maximising Performance & Productivity with Employee Driven Engagement

People Glue: Maximising Performance & Productivity with Employee Driven Engagement
Looking for practical ways to build employee engagement and motivation within your teams? This session will maximise leaders & managers ability to confidently unlock employee engagement, motivation & performance.
Learning Outcomes:
• Understand the 7 drivers of employee engagement and motivation
• Learn how team members can drive team engagement themselves
• Discover some quick win tools to help create a win-win culture
• Leaders will start to build a customised Team Engagement Plan (TEP), to help maximise productivity & performance.

Self Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential In Work & Life

Empower individuals to take control of their own engagement in work and life, creating a motivated, self-responsible culture.
Learning Outcomes:
• Take more responsibility for their own self-leadership, work & life and personal finances
• Create Personal Engagement Plans (PEP) for improving motivation & engagement by as much as 80%
• Develop strategies for improving job fulfilment by as much as 90%
• Create action plans to have more informed discussions with their manager/leader.
Ian prompted transformational change in our organisation. He is a game-changer! Pfizer

Ian's performance was nothing short of outstanding... incredible.


Ian's deep insights into self-leadership and individual/team engagement are thought provoking and ideal for leaders looking for practical ways to build empowerment within their teams.


Our Hewitt Employee Engagement scores have gone up nine points in the last 12 months - thanks for your continuing help in becoming a genuine Employer of Choice.


Ian's work was a critical element in our Hewitt engagement scores moving from 46% to 73%. He combines a deep knowledge of human motivation and behavioural change with real world practical processes to make change simple.

3 Mobile

Ian's work on the Employee [Activated] Engagement is a new generation philosophy for insightful HR, people leaders and employees.


The highlight of the conference and I am already seeing the results. He is a passionate and engaging speaker with a wealth of knowledge on the subject.

Serco Australia
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