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Cultivating a Culture of COURAGE


In workplaces struggling to find their new normal since COVID, Sarah Morse is one of the most inspiring speakers you will hear this year.

A dynamic speaker and captivating storyteller who brings an injection of energy and empathy to the stage, Sarah is sure to get the audience on their feet and experiencing the power of human connection. Known as the Courageous People Reviver, Sarah brings a fresh look at team culture.

Sarah’s twenty years as a nurse and humanitarian have taken her around the globe, giving her a uniquely human perspective to the way we think, work and behave. She has seen the power of human connection to literally save lives. Sarah uses the stories of people she’s met around the world to inspire her audiences to cultivate a culture of courage in their workplace.

Her approach to courageous leadership revives tired teams and inspires people to thrive, while giving easily applicable tools for them to use to create culture change. She delivers a powerful message that is relevant for every person grappling with the changing workplace.
Sarah has inspired audiences around the globe with her message of hope, courage and human connection.

Current Work:

As well as being a mum of two girls and a sought-after international keynote speaker, Sarah is the Founder and Director of Unchained Solutions, a social enterprise inspiring Australians to make an impact on modern slavery. Ten per cent of all her speaking fees go to anti-slavery projects.

Sarah tackles tough topics like burnout, moral injury and reverse culture shock with humour and sparkle. She will leave your audience feeling inspired, motivated, and empowered.

Think of it like CPR for your team - helping them revive, survive and thrive.

Awards and Accolades:

Sarah’s dedication to nursing the human spirit has landed her awards such as the (NSW) Young Australian of the Year, the Women’s Economic Forum Woman of Excellence, Ausmumprenuer “Women Will Change the World”, and a prestigious scholarship from Professional Speakers Australia.

Talking Points

Cultivating a Culture of COURAGE

The pandemic has changed all of us in some way. Many people are unable to put their finger on it, but know they feel different. While some are burnt out, others are struggling to return to life after lockdown, or maintaining culture in a hybrid environment. Through the use of humour and masterful storytelling, Sarah delivers a captivating message that is relevant for every person grappling with a changing workplace.
This keynote is relevant to anywhere there are people. Through the use of the acronym COURAGE (Connection, Outward Focus, Unity, Resilience, Authenticity, Gratitude and Empathy), it is divided into 7 easily digestible chunks. In consultation with your event planners, these can be mixed and matched and intermingled with stories which will inspire your specific audience.

Key Takeaways:
The power of human connection to heal and thrive
Tangible tools to start cultivating a culture of COURAGE in your workforce.
Better workplace culture leads to higher productivity, lower staff turnover, and less sick days.

CPR for your health team: Revive, Survive and Thrive.

As a Registered Nurse, who specialises in palliative care, Sarah has the ability to connect with health professionals and create a warm and vibrant atmosphere. Sarah demonstrates how to identify burnout and moral injury and provides strategies on how your workforce can overcome it by cultivating a culture of COURAGE. Through the use of humour and masterful storytelling, Sarah inspires her audience to connect with each other, and find healing from moral injury through empathy and human connection.

This keynote is specifically designed for health and allied health professionals, and health executives. It is best placed as an opening Keynote at health conferences. This keynote helps to open up the audience and encourages them into meaningful connections.

Key Takeaways:
Identifying burnout and moral injury in the health workforce
Using the power of human connection and empathy to begin to heal
An investment in team culture
Better workplace culture leads to higher productivity, lower staff turnover, and less sick days.

STOP Slavery: Changing lives through sustainable supply chains.

In this powerful keynote, Sarah tackles the issue of modern slavery with courage and energy. She makes a difficult topic inspiring and easy to understand, while also unpacking the risk to business, operations and supply chains if modern slavery is not addressed. Speaking from first hand experience of working with survivors of human trafficking, Sarah sheds light on this dark side of humanity.

This keynote is aimed at procurement and supply chain professionals, C-Suite and board members who need to comply with the Modern Slavery Act. It also includes people within companies who want to make an impact on modern slavery and who seek a sustainable and ethical workplace. This also applies to the health workforce, and addressing modern slavery in health supply chains.

Key Takeaways:
An understanding of what Modern Slavery is and how it impacts supply chains
A clear outline of how to comply with the Modern Slavery Act (NSW and Commonwealth)
Addressing modern slavery risk in supply chains could save money, save your reputation, and save lives.

MC and Facilitator

As a virtual or in-person conference host/MC, Sarah brings fresh, positive energy and engages with audiences while sharing her unique global perspective and insights.

As an MC or event host, Sarah will ensure your event flows seamlessly. Her content is relevant and her stage presence is always uplifting. You can rely on her to ensure the audience is engaged, even if they are watching from home.
Sarah has a unique way of encouraging us to rise up again and do our best in the profession we truly love. Sarah resuscitated life back into an exhausted audience with humour, sensitivity and integrity. Nurses Christian Fellowship

Sarah managed to motivate the entire group to feel excited and energised. She provided plenty of points of reflection and actionable ideas to take back to our workplaces.

Sydney North Health Network

Sarah demonstrated an impressive capability to both interact with the audience, as well as build off the comments made by other speakers.

Polyglot Group

Sarah’s engaging style, real-world knowledge and understanding of business operations was extremely well received by our audience.

Consult Australia

Sarah knew how to engage with our audience from the start. The perfect mix of humour, empathy, relatability, passion and knowledge.

Renal Society of Australasia
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