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Register for the 2019 Ode Speaker Showcase

March 19th 2019

Register for the 2019 Ode Speaker Showcase

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Artificial intelligence isn't scary

March 14th 2019

Artificial intelligence isn't scary, says the founder and CEO of Flamingo AI. But, as she details in the March 2019 issue of Quantas Magazine, ethics have never been more important.

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February 20th 2019

Escape from the dark side of distractions to live a better life

Somewhere along the way, we have become distracted. Maybe we don’t realize the extent to which our everyday rituals, favorite devices and apps, or where we focus our attention is affecting us. Reading Lifescale is like holding up a mirror, and revealing a new you, as your obsessive relationship with distractions melts away. From simple first steps to reclaiming your attention, to becoming more satisfied, inspired, and creative, this book will lead you through your own journey of lifescaling: redefining success on your own terms.

Who’s in charge of your destiny? Is it you? If you find yourself unable to go longer than a few minutes without checking your phone, or falling victim to some other digital distraction, you aren’t alone. As author Brian Solis documents, the corrosive effects of distractions and multitasking are of great importance—and you know you’re capable of more. Read this book to learn (and unlearn) how you can master the gifts of focus and creativity, and stop letting distractions master you.

Lifescaling is about:

  • Being present and mindful in your physical life and your digital life
  • Breaking the cycle of instant gratification to think critically and creatively
  • Living and working in the now, without mentally wandering elsewhere, worrying about missing out, or waiting impatiently for the next thing
  • Wasting less time on distractions, so you can spend more time doing what you love with whom you love
  • Fostering creativity and imagination through powerful and life-changing daily rituals


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March 22nd 2019

Purpose - Aligned Leadership

February 4th 2019

Purpose is the answer to the question: “Over and above making money, why does our organization exist?” The answer to this question should be informed by the unique contribution that your organization aspires to make. Sounding good is not enough. For a purpose to be of true value to a company it must, for example, be: But although this is a simple question, many companies and leaders struggle to answer it in a way that is truly valuable. One reason for this is that many leaders confuse definition with process. Although purpose answers “why?”, simply asking this question is typically not sufficient to generate a useful answer.

A good answer must be more than a nice sounding platitude, or an abstract goal. It should exist as a filter for all organizational decisions and practices; and should be embedded into the way that you and your employees do business every day. If not, you may have a marketing slogan that you call ‘your purpose,’ but it won’t contribute any value to your organization beyond some nice copy


January 31st 2019

Your messaging really resonated - as it showed that you practise what you preach, and brought in that Human element that we could connect to.


January 24th 2019

Skill, Substance and Closing the 5 Gaps that Prevent World Class Performance

  • Explore the 5 critical gaps that hold even the highest performers back.
  • Uncover and amplify hidden strengths and growth opportunities.
  • Trigger immediate and observable changes in behavior and performance. 

We find ourselves in a time of massive and accelerating change characterized by overwhelm, distraction, and truth be told, a little confusion.

That’s not a new insight at all.

But what is so easily lost on people is that a changing context not only offers massive new opportunity, but necessarily demands a different approach to performance, impact and growth.

This inspiring and provocative session, powerfully converges insights from depth psychology, mythology and business best practice to offer an entirely new approach to creating extraordinary results.

Through keynote presentation and immersive workshops, Phill Nosworthy teaches how to Converge the very skills and traits that for too long have been dangerously siloed and isolated.

By the end of the session you will know how to Converge your:

  1. Skill and Character - your talent < > the substance of who you are.
  2. Knowledge and Application - what you know < > what you put into practice.
  3. Identity and Reputation - who you think you are < > who ‘they’ say you are.
  4. Intention and Action - what you plan to do < > what you actually do.
  5. Confidence and Courage - how you feel < > what you are truly capable of. 

This program is ideal for

  • Front line staff
  • Leaders of teams
  • High performers
  • Senior executives

Deloitte Australia

January 22nd 2019

He has a unique ability to open the eyes of the audience in a positive way. Mike tailors his speech to his audience and is excellent in delivery.

Mercedes Benz Financial Services

January 22nd 2019

Very insightful and full of powerful content.


January 22nd 2019

You made a great contribution to the success of our meeting and have given inspiration to move our marketing into a new ballpark.

RHB Bank

January 22nd 2019

A wake-up call for us to prepare for the needs of the next generation.


January 22nd 2019

Mike bridged IT legacy practices with the future reality.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

January 22nd 2019

Loved the presentation and gained a greater understanding of the need for us to move forward quickly to engage our people and our customers.

BBVA Compass

January 22nd 2019

The presentation was spot on.


January 22nd 2019

Stunning—one of the best and most engaging presentations I have witnessed!

Montreal Convention Centre

January 22nd 2019

The one session that I will share and use because it gives a structure to driving innovation and thinking strategically.


January 22nd 2019

I liked your premise of customer-focused innovation and finding out the “one thing” that would make the board spill their coffee.

VANTIX Tecnologia, Brasil

January 22nd 2019

You transformed the 5 big trends in IT into something much more useful for how to plan our companies.


January 22nd 2019

You pinpointed a number of observations relevant for me in my every day work as a leader.

Red Bull

January 22nd 2019

Amazingly fresh presentation with tons of thought leadership and practical actions to take the next step in evolving our teams.

Sony Mexico

January 22nd 2019

The session inspired me a lot. The insights into the future are a great eye opener.

Sony Entertainment

January 22nd 2019

You rocked it!

Bentley Motors Limited

January 22nd 2019

The reaction was the best I have seen anywhere. It was inspirational and most importantly supported our outlook.


January 22nd 2019

Not only was he a very accomplished speaker, the content of his presentation was more than fascinating.

BBC Worldwide

January 22nd 2019

Mike Walsh keeps astonishing digital pioneers time and time again.

Gold Coast

June 2nd 2019

Santander Consumer USA

January 18th 2019

Amazing Energy!  Authentic spirit.  Our people loved him and he connected well with not only our attendees, but also our leadership.


March 28th 2019


March 6th 2019

GDAY18 Better Together conference

January 9th 2019
He had the audience at ‘hello’. His talk is all we have been talking about today.


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