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James O'Loghlin

James O'Loghlin is one of Australia's most respected and recognisable media personalities with a passion for practical innovation.

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James O’Loghlin is one of Australia’s most respected media personalities, and an experienced and highly skilled keynote speaker, facilitator, and MC. James is perhaps best known for his 15 years presenting witty and entertaining programs on ABC Local Radio, and as the host of over 300 episodes of the much loved "The New Inventors" on ABC-TV . It was this role that fuelled James’ passion for practical innovation.

James has been delighting corporate audiences with his unique brand of corporate insight and comedy for over a decade, and is equally at home giving keynotes, acting as MC for conferences and awards nights, and facilitating panel discussions. He is a favourite with Australian audiences and event planners, and a true industry professional with hundreds of successful live events to his credit.

James is the author of 12 books, including ‘Innovation is a State of Mind’, and, with Prof Ian Hickie, the bestselling mental health book ‘Minding Your Mind’. Prof Hickie and James’s mental health podcast, ‘Minding Your Mind’, has been listened to over a quarter of a million times.

James speaks on the topics of Innovation, where he shares practical strategies to help people identify opportunities for innovation in their business and take advantage of them, Mental Health, where he shares evidence based strategies to help people maintain and improve their mental health, and Persuasion and Influence, where he shares practical strategies to help people to become more persuasive and influential.

Master of Ceremonies and Facilitator

James is an accomplished and highly experienced MC, able to draw laughs from whatever is happening whilst running events efficiently. You get the professionalism of an experienced radio and television host who is utterly at home on stage, combined with the humour of one of Australia’s best corporate comedians. James is an experienced and able panel facilitator who always ensures that the discussion is informative and entertaining.

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Innovation is a State of Mind | Keynote Showreel | James O'Loghlin
MC Facilitator Showreel | James O'Loghlin
Persuasion and Influence | Keynote Showreel | James O'Loghlin
Minding Your Mind | Keynote Showreel | James O'Loghlin

Inspiration: The Overrated Spark and the Essential Engine

April 17th 2024 The concept of inspiration often garners much attention. Many view it as a critical spark necessary for innovation and drive. However, its role in achieving long-term goals and making substantial… Read more +

For the finance industry, now is the time to innovate

October 7th 2020 The Banking and Finance sector has been extremely innovative over the last decade - the shift to digital and online, the growth of Fintech and an increased focus on the… Read more +

Overcoming Crisis Through Innovation

March 16th 2020 We have been living in an era of disruption and rapid change for some time, but never before have we faced changes as rapid and drastic as those caused by… Read more +
Book: Innovation is a state of mind

Book: Innovation is a state of mind

Change is now happening faster than ever before, and no matter how well you’re doing things, if you keep doing them the same way soon you’ll be left behind. Everyone knows that innovation is important. It’s a priority for government and business, and we’re always being told that we have to think smarter. The problem is that no one tells you how to actually do it – until now.

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