Speakers Directory


Daniel Flynn

Driven, resourceful and determined, Daniel Flynn is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 30. He is the founder and managing director of the social enterprise Thankyou, which has given more than $5.5 million to help end global poverty. Thankyou has directly impacted the lives of 755, 338 people in 20 countries, including Australia. Daniel is also the author of best-selling book Chapter One – a book that tells the raw and real start-up story of Thankyou and is sold using an unorthodox ‘pay-what-you-want’ method. In a challenging publishing landscape, the book defied all odds by generating over $1.4 million in sales and selling over 55,000 copies in its launch month.


Contact Daniel     Email: hannah.e@thankyou.co               Phone: 1300 655 887

Sam Cawthorn

Sam Cawthorn is the CEO and Founder of Speakers Institute, a global company empowering masterful communication and speaking training. He is the author of 6 books including an International Best Seller and is the Young Australian of the Year. Sam and his team are dedicated to education and transformation for anyone who wants to present and tell their story powerfully. He does this through his world-class curriculum and training programs incorporating the latest in educating technology including Virtual Reality. His recognition through this education and technology platforms has landed him partnerships with TEDx and awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year by his peers.


Contact Sam    Email: ruchi@samcawthorn.com     Phone: 02 9279 2872

Julie Masters

Julie Masters has spent a career decoding influence. Founder of ODE Management, the world’s largest dedicated speaker management agency with offices across the USA and Australia. She is now the founder and CEO of Influence Nation, working with business leaders and organisations to become the voice of authority in their space. Having won numerous communications industry awards across the USA, Australia and Europe, Julie now regularly advises CEO’s, entrepreneurs and executive teams on how to dominate their marketplace by turning their expertise into influence.


Contact Julie    Email: support@juliemasters.com

Jerry Macey

Jerry Macey is the Retail lead in the Commonwealth Bank’s Business and Private Banking division where he harnesses and develops the bank’s resources for the benefit of its retail clients.   He is well-known for delivering thought-leadership, insights and analysis that help retailers succeed. A strong thread of creativity, innovation and customer focus runs through Jerry’s financial services career, which has included roles in general management, product, go-to-market and strategy in Australia and the UK. Jerry is the author of the bi-annual CommBank Retail Insights Report.


Contact Jerry   Email: jeremy.macey@cba.com.au

Nicky Buckley

Nicky Buckley is one of Australia’s most recognised female faces and well-respected household names. Known for the longevity of her successful modelling and television career, behind the scenes Nicky has spent the past 20 years working as an M.C for corporate conferences and functions with many well-known Australian companies. Some of these associations have spanned in excess of 10 years. Her relaxed and approachable manner coupled with her warmth, elegance and professionalism ensure that our Awards Dinner will be in good hands.


Contact Nicky  Email: michelle.tozer@img.com     Phone: 03 9864 1112

Tim Reid

Tim Reid believes there’s never been a better time to market your direct selling business. As host of The Small Business Big Marketing Show (Australia’s #1 marketing podcast), Virgin Australia’s in-flight business show, the author of The Boomerang Effect, and national radio personality, this year Tim will share his thoughts on why and how to attract more Millennials in to your business PLUS why and how your Distributors can build a strong personal brand.


Contact Tim  Email: tim@timreid.com.au     Phone: 0412 487 900

Amanda Stevens

Amanda Stevens is a renowned thought leader on the customer experience.  She combines current consumer insights with fascinating research into buying behaviour, delivering organisations and business owners powerful strategies for connecting with their customers. Amanda has a double degree in consumer psychology and marketing.  She has consulted to some of the country’s biggest brands, including Lend Lease, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble.


Contact Amanda  Email: amanda@amandastevens.com.au     Phone: 1300 449 405

Nadine Champion

Nadine Champion is a truly inspiring keynote speaker, martial arts teacher and author. She is a thought leader on courage, inner strength and resilience who has dedicated thirty years of her life to studying martial arts and strengthening the mind. With a Gold Medal at the World Cup of Martial Arts and an undefeated record as a title holding kickboxer, she embodies the competitive mental edge. Through sharing her knowledge via colourful anecdotes from lived experience, Nadine provides practical tools which motivate you to move beyond knowledge to implementation. Nadine is an inspiring speaker with an inspiring story.


Contact Nadine  Email: info@saxtonspeakers.com.au    Phone: 1300 799 283

Mike Allsop

Mike Allsop is one of a very small number of New Zealand adventurers to have stood on top of the world. Mike’s ascent of Mt Everest is a fantastic tale of an ordinary kiwi doing extraordinary things. His experiences will take you on a surprising journey of courage and companionship, life and death.


Contact Mike  Website: www.mikeallsop.co.nz/    Phone: +64 21 438 967

Michael McQueen

Michael McQueen understands what it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. Widely recognized for having his finger on the pulse of business and culture, he has helped some of the world’s best-known brands navigate change and stay ahead of the curve. Michael has written five bestselling books and features regularly as a commentator on TV and radio. Having presented to over 300,000 people across 5 continents since 2004, Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit and has shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Whoopi Goldberg and Larry King.


Contact Michael  Email: info@michaelmcqueen.net    Phone: 1300 701 915

Adam Fraser

Dr Adam Fraser is a human performance researcher and author who studies how organisations adopt a high-performance culture to thrive in this challenging and evolving business landscape. While other speakers talk about research, he does the research, partnering with various Universities through the Asia Pacific. In fact, he is thought to be the only keynote speaker in the world to have had the impact of his keynote presentation measured in a University study (It improved the behaviour of attendees by 41%).


Contact Adam  Email: www.dradamfraser.comnull    Phone: 02 9564 5763 

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an award-winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper-connected world. He is a global pattern hunter, discovering and identifying how humans are changing and adapting to high-speed change, unlocking insights for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted digital world. A global trailblazer, Chris Riddell has worked for some of the largest and most defining businesses and brands in our modern world. Having lived and worked in countries such as the UK, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, China, New Zealand and lately Australia, his understanding of our new world is compelling and thought-provoking to say the least.


Contact Chris  Email: sayhello@chrisriddell.com   

Pip Stocks

Pip is an award-winning keynote speaker, regular industry commentator, and thought leader. She is a regular contributor to the CMO & CEO Magazines and is a Business Mentor for Slingshot. Pip has worked on both agency and client side having started her career in the UK in 1992.  After working in agencies such as Saatchi’s and Grey Advertising in London running the Global Procter & Gamble business, Pip was then appointed Marketing Manager to launch a new Virgin business, Virgin Energy, a Richard Branson start-up. Prior to founding BrandHook, Pip was the Brand and Communications Strategy Director at Carat.

Pip is currently listed as #4 in the ‘Top 10 Twitter accounts to follow’ by Karen Stocks, MD Twitter Australia.


Contact Pip  Email: us@brandhook.com    Phone: 0409 165 036




Lisa Messenger


Lisa Messenger is the vibrant, game-changing founder and CEO of Collective Hub. She launched Collective Hub as a print magazine in 2013 and it has since grown into an international multimedia business and lifestyle platform with multiple verticals across print, digital, events and more recently, co-working spaces – all of which serve to ignite human potential. She’s an international speaker, best-selling author and an authority on disruption in both the corporate sector and the start-up scene. Her passion is to challenge individuals and corporations to change the way they think, take them out of their comfort zone and prove that there is more than one way to do anything. She encourages entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and innovation and lives life to the absolute max!


Contact Lisa  Email: www.collectivehub.com

Natalie Giddings

Natalie is a strategically minded, marketing leader with over 12 years experience working with brands such as Toyota, Westpac, Coles, Kmart, Bunnings, Target, John West, Specsavers, Leggos, HostPlus and South Australian Tourism. She recently joined The Remarkables Group, experts in influencer marketing strategy, having been specialists in space for five years. In 2014, Natalie was approached to head up Mediabrands Melbourne’s social media agency – Society. As Managing Director, Society grew to be the largest content and social media team in Melbourne.


Contact Natalie  Email: remarks@theremarkablesgroup.com.au 

Keith Abraham

Keith Abraham has become the world's premier thought leader on passionate performance and building passionate based cultures. Keith has been dedicated to researching, training and working with people to help them find their passion, harness it and turn it into personal and professional capital. With a client base of over 265 companies across 20 countries, it is no wonder that Keith has won numerous awards including ‘Keynote Speaker of the Year’ by the Australian National Speakers Association in 2012, and the highest honour for professional speaking, the Nevin Award. He is also the best-selling author of 5 books, published in 12 languages, covering the areas of passion; goals; customer loyalty; and focus. 


Contact Keith  Email: keith@keithabraham.com.au    Phone: 0411 648 080

Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson is a communication expert. With over 20 years’ experience in Personal Branding, Marketing, Sales, Business Growth and Lead Generation. She has worked with over 20,000 people on building more trust in their businesses, careers and brands. Her clients include Virgin Australia, Lego, Ikea, Rio Tinto and Origin Energy. She is on the faculty in Thought Leaders Business School, mentoring some of Australia’s leading experts in their field. Jane is a Mentor on the Grants Committee for Advancing Women in Business, Small Business Queensland. She is also the creator of the Lead Generation Indicator, the world’s first diagnostic measuring marketing gaps for brands whose business growth depends on the Personal Brand of salesperson


Contact Jane  Email: support@jane-anderson.com.au     Phone: 07 3841 7772

Nigel Collin

Nigel created his first business at the age of twenty and sold it at twenty-one. He then went on to build Absurd Entertainment, one of Australia largest entertainment design companies. He worked extensively on the 2000 Olympic Games, was entertainment advisor at the 2000 Paralympic Games, and holds the accolade of being show director for Australia's largest ever corporate event in 2005. Having passed the baton by selling the Absurd in 2004, he moved into the world of consulting, advising his clients on implementing ideas and everyday innovation.


Contact Nigel  Email: carson@leadingvoice.com.au     Phone: 0499 811 817

Beverley Unitt

Beverley Unitt runs her own consultancy firm ‘BE YOU ~ Success Coaching’.  She began her career in direct selling as an ENJO Consultant in 2001. During the years that followed she was a senior team leader and State Training Manager developing growth in Queensland before moving to Perth to become Enjo’s National Sales, Training and Development Manager. Beverley is passionate about helping Direct Selling Leaders & Consultants discover and realise their true potential. With expertise in team performance and leadership development, Beverley influences a focus on empowering thinking, communication and behaviour.


Contact Beverley  Email: bev@beyousuccesscoaching.com     Phone: 0402 089 988

Lisa McInnes-Smith

Lisa was raised in a Direct Selling family, which laid the foundation for the positive and possibility thinking which she now teaches and thrives on. Lisa is a Performance Catalyst. She will touch and connect with your people as she teaches them the simple steps of growing and leading others. Your audience will love Lisa’s message and be inspired by her dynamic delivery style.


Contact Lisa  Email: lisa@lisaspeaks.com     Phone: 0411 871 999