Louise is a global thought leader in confident leadership communication. Passionate about staying human in a virtual world, Louise helps leaders and teams bring their best through body-language, voice and divulges the algorithms of engagement in high-stake engagement.
While her tools and techniques are useful, practical and highly relevant, her impersonations of world leaders and in-the-moment audience analyses are hilarious while being real and highly informative.
Engagement, humour and learning with energy are the mainstays that see Louise booked internationally across Australia, USA, Europe, India, China, the Pacific and New Zealand, mesmerizing international audiences such as Gartner, Adobe, Transdev, L’Oreal, GE and the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).
A highly sought-after keynote and virtual speaker, educator and author, Louise has worked with thousands of high-profile leaders from around the world and helped countless top 50 ASX companies, major brands and multinationals - PwC, Telstra, NAB, CBRE, CBA, ANZ, BHP, Lion, L’Oreal to name a few.
As a global expert in body-language, voice and confident leadership, she is the author of Resonate – For those who need to be heard, published by Penguin Random House and believes that, today, more than ever we need to be confident to engage, inspire and build trust in those we lead.
Louise has appeared on every major television channel and radio station in Australia as well as highly ranked prime-time TV with Hughesy We Have a Problem. Quoted in USA and British media, she is a weekly contributor to digital and print news throughout Australia. She recorded 36 videos for the Australian Financial Review and was chosen by IBM as a key creative source world-wide. She is the host of her own podcast POP: Perspectives on Performance featuring stories, tools and techniques of all performing arts and their applicability to leadership.
Louise believes everyone has a voice, so let’s get heard.
My speaking topics...
Staying Human in a Virtual World: Presence on line
The time for intimacy and connection is here
Video conferencing is a chance to really engage at a new and deeper level and, the rules have changed.
Louise will share what works and what doesn’t in this new super-charged environment. You will discover the secrets of the television host, you will find your radio voice and develop skills to engage with full attention by building your inclusion-muscle.
In this often hilarious, but scientifically researched session you will:
- Discover how spatial awareness is key
- Develop your tools and techniques to be inclusive
- Recognise the importance of what you do and say on the small screen
- Learn the dos and don’t of engaging others
Female Led Leadership
What is it that Jacinda Ardern, Angela Merkel, and Sanna Merin do that leads Forbes magazine to say that what countries with the best coronavirus responses have in common is Women Leaders?
How is it different from their male counterparts and it is unique to women? Dr Mahler will analyse their body language, vocal approach and conversational flow. She will model what is palpable for us all and show how this is the future direction of leadership, not necessarily, male or female.
In this provocative keynote, you will:
- discover the skills of key international female leaders who are leading at these critical times
- challenge classical techniques of power
- learn new ways to build trust
- establish skills that will result in newfound confidence
The Voice of Leadership
In today’s uncertain world we need to manage our new vital tool - the voice.
With video-conferencing in full swing, your voice takes pride of place in communicating your message. As we place added emphasis on the importance of voice, many realise their own inadequacy, feel helpless and are unaware of the susceptibility to further damage both vocally and psychologically.
In this on-line presentation, you will remove the barriers to self-expression through awareness, tools and techniques. You will learn how sound is actually made and what stops it being available under stress
In this highly interactive keynote you will:
- build skills to get that voice working and develop a flow of sound that imbues trust and caring
- learn methods for vocal engagement and authority
- recognise the challenges, diagnose your own blockages and find simple ways to undo the patterns - fast under pressure.
The world has changed. Emotions are raw and tempers frayed, but, at the same time, like the Little Britain comedy where the Scottish waiter attempts to describe the menu through the medium of ‘ dance’, we are struggling to handle ourselves through the virtual medium.
When it comes to difficulty, what words do you say and in what order? What words can’t you use and what is the vocal tone and eye contact requirement to help get your communication across with empathy? Within all that, where is the room for creativity and authenticity?
Now is the time to really know what you are doing and, in this virtual exploration, you will learn the answers to all these questions using Dr Mahler’s framework for Hard Chat, which PwC partners described as ‘gold’.
Key takeaways from the ‘must-have’ session include:
- Learning the 5 Hard Chat levels of engagement
- Discover the non-verbal necessities to handle emotion
- Know the words to say and not say
- Piece together the 5 algorithms for performance that work first time every time and leave you free to be creative and professional in the moment
On-line Leadership Program
Dr Mahler presents leadership programs that combine instructional and interactive face-to-face or zoom webinars, clinics and masterminds to embed the learning for leaders and sales teams. These sessions impart the skills and processes to have gravitas and presence and apply them to tailored scenarios specific such as presentations, meetings or managing client and staff engagement, to gain maximum engagement and influence with confidence.
Dr Mahler’s program includes theory and interaction, based around winning the hearts and minds of those around you with the following outcomes:
- Analysis of individual body, mind and voice patterns under stress
- Processes for handling the various communication opportunities
- Practice opportunities for individual change plans and transformation
Note: these programs can be tailored specifically for Women and Diversity programs.
From Brisbane to Vienna and around the globe, Dr Louise Mahler has given voice a good name. She combines the skills gained from 15 years of an international opera-singing career, with insider knowledge of the corporate world and academic study, to help people from all walks of life express themselves through voice — to find their true, full voice and use it!
In Resonate Dr Louise Mahler, voice coach extraordinaire, demonstrates that your mind, body and voice are inextricably linked. By approaching voice through an understanding of the whole body, Louise explains how your state of mind determines the way you hold your body, how your feelings resonate through your voice and how this sequence ultimately influences the efficacy of your communication. She explains the most common ways people react to nerves or excitement, as well as how your listeners respond to your voice and gestures – and how to use these to communicate more powerfully.
Whether you struggle to make a point at work or a school committee meeting; whether you’re going for the next big job or trying to improve your performance in the one you have; or you simply want better ways to communicate, Resonate will show you how to tune in to your own vocal intelligence, identify the physical and mental blocks that are holding you back, and reclaim your authentic voice. With its practical exercises, inspiring real-life stories and insightful tips, this book will unlock your confidence and show you how to make your message resonate.
The age of diversity and inclusion is upon us and the time has come to re-balance. Policy and procedures are in place, but beneath that are the actions and skills of new leaders and the need for their support. Men and women both have their role to play in what will be a new culture with different rules of engagement to gently disrupt the patriarchal constructs which stop us from being effective humans at work for the betterment of us all.
If it were easy we would have done it! In this session we will find the energy to break down the barriers through understanding, clever engagement with hard conversations and a giving of self without hesitation of fear. You will learn the 5 key skills to engagement, adopt a new linguistic agenda and build a profession feedback algorithm for change all within an interactive and fun environment that brings everyone to the party.
Invisibility is about bias that inspires poor behaviour on the part of all involved and whether we accept it or not is our choice and all of our responsibility to change. We need everyone out there to be seen, heard and felt with gusto, assertion and a positive mindset. So let’s get cracking.a