Change the perception of what you do

July 17th 2021

Bruce is a sought-after speaker on the subjects of branding, creativity, innovation, and leadership. An accomplished passionate presenter, he gladly shares easy-to-follow, proven steps for building brand value with his audiences.

Bruce has an overarching theme for his virtual and stage keynote talks: "it's all about them." Bruce instructs your audience members to focus on their customers, not their products or services, helping them to open their minds and discover their creativity. Drawing from his 30-plus years of ad agency experience, Bruce helps your virtual and live audiences to understand how to make their brands attractive to their customers, as well as how innovation can differentiate them from their competitors.

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Lessons in courage

July 13th 2021

Giving a voice to some of the most infamous and complex figures of our time, John Bell offer glimpses of insight into some of the most fascinating minds in history. So what can we learn from these fallible yet formidable characters? John Bell believes that theatre allows audiences to see themselves reflected and transformed through the prism of the lives and experiences of these world figures, and provides many examples of outstanding courage and leadership.

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The courage to embrace change

July 13th 2021

2020 has shown us that we know we can not often control what happens to us. As a world class musician sharing the stage with some of the biggest performers in the world, Mark Schulman knows a lot about building courage. He knows that it comes down to how we manage change. There are two ways of managing change: we either embrace it or resist it.

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Responsible Technology & Sustainability

July 12th 2021

I can think there is no better topic to talk about when we're thinking about sustainability and the future of humanity than the ethics of technology - and particularly artificial intelligence. It currently is the fastest-growing technology sector in the world - valued at around $327 billion, and expected to grow to $500 billion within the next three years. Disturbingly, there is little to no control or regulation over this incredible technology that within the next two years will be 80% of all foundational components of all infrastructure.

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Economic Sustainability

June 30th 2021

Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas. He is an economic thought leader in his role with his business, Market Economics. Stephen is often driving the debate on housing, consumer spending, investment strategies, interest rates and budget policy. This month we got his thoughts on economic sustainability.

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Calm courage through disruption

May 24th 2021

As a thought leader, Pauline’s unique life experiences have given her a distinctive insight into the minds of individuals and businesses alike, allowing her to pass on the invaluable skills of self-mastery, courage, resilience and grit. As Pauline says, ‘If we can learn the tools of self-mastery, we can better practice the art of influence over others.” When Pauline talks of commitment driving outcomes, people listen.

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The courage to achieve contagious influence

May 24th 2021

In this post COVID time there are going to be many difficult conversations to be had. Are you ready to deal with the tough questions? Can you help people to be part of their own solution rather than part of the problem? Are you ready to build trust and help people who are in confronting situations? Lisa McInnes-Smith teaches leaders to Relate, Connect and Flourish.

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The branding of agriculture

April 27th 2021

An unstoppable force in the Australian advertising landscape. Adam Ferrier hands delegates the keys to skyrocketed motivation.

What kind of product stories can you tell and how can you create an entire holistic brand experience from that?  Adam brings his experience working with many of Australia's and the world's top brands to introduce unconventional award-winning, and effective ideas - all created by combining his passion for creativity and expertise within behavioural science.

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Tough times don't last - But tough people do

April 27th 2021

As a thought leader, Pauline Nguyen's unique life experiences have given her a distinctive insight into the plight of the Australian farmer. Pauline has studied the challenges of individuals and businesses alike, allowing her to pass on the invaluable skills of self-mastery, courage, resilience and grit.

The truth is that tougher times are coming. The key to survival is to learn how to thrive and prosper. Learn how to remain fearless, stress-free and unshakeable in business and in life. When Pauline talks of commitment driving outcomes, people listen.

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Are You Paving the Cattle Track

April 27th 2021

When we innovate many of us do little more than pave the cattle track. But what does this metaphor mean? Michael Mcqueen explores the notion of innovation through re-invention and finds that paving the cattle track may well work in the short-term but it may cause more problems than it solves.

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The farm sector and economic recovery

April 27th 2021

Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas. He is an economic thought leader in his role with his business, Market Economics - and in this video he notes that the farm sector has been one of the hidden stars of the economic recovery from the 2020 COVID recession. It's a good news story.

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Change your breathing, change your life

April 6th 2021

April 11 is World Breathing Day. Some of you might be asking, "Why do we need to have a World Breathing Day? We all breathe, right?" - yes, you breathe. But do you breathe to merely survive? Or do you breathe to thrive? I know what I want to do: I want to bring to thrive. In this video, I want to show you a breathing technique called the Box Breath.

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The New Now

April 6th 2021

There is no doubt that recent times have been tumultuous and challenging. Disruption has become a very real and very tangible concept to all of us, and yet times of crisis create a great opportunity for those who are prepared. As this storm subsides and a new era dawns, smart leaders recognize that now is the time to gear up for what comes next.

In my new book "The New Now" I help audiences unpack some of the key trends that we've seen accelerate since the outset of the pandemic. 

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House prices: It’s all about supply and demand

October 26th 2020
The housing sector has, so far, been remarkably resilient in the wake of the recession and the COVID-19 pandemic. This appears to be linked to the mortgage repayment holidays, low-interest rates and JobKeeper.  Unless the economy can snap-back quickly in 2021, a resumption of the house price weakness could be just around the corner. What will this mean for you, your business and investment strategy?
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Learning the tools for self-mastery

October 26th 2020

The housing and construction industry is booming right now, but we know that there are still some common issues such as quality control and compliance hat need to be considered. How will you ensure that your tradespeople are doing the job properly? If we can learn the tools of self-mastery, we can better practice the art of influence with others - because the effect we have on others is the most valuable currency we have.

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Kickstarting Growth Post-Crisis

October 26th 2020

If there is one word we’ve heard with great frequency in recent months, it would be ‘unprecedented’. While so much of what we’ve all experienced in 2020 is the definition of extraordinary, it’s important to remember that many businesses have faced existential threats and crises over the years - only to emerge stronger resulting from the experience.

From IBM to Converse, Lego and event Apple, there is much we can learn from businesses that have emerged from acutely difficult times and bounced back strongly.

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Give your organisation a technology upgrade

October 26th 2020

Pauline Nguyen has worked alongside the technology industry through her coaching and facilitation and noticed that many technology organisations are talking about innovation - and yet so many are doing things in the same old way. Even after considering a different approach they inevitably revert back to the same default behaviours as before. So how is your business approaching change? Is your organisation reinventing itself through these challenging time? Now is the time to make change an opportunity to do better.

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Activate a state of calm courage

October 13th 2020

It's not new news that the finance and banking Industries are under some pressure during these times. Assisting our community and our families is a big job that puts pressure on our system and our people. We all understand this, but one thing I've learned in these recent times is that crisis does not change people, crisis reveals them. How we deal with a crisis is a reflection on how we deal with life.

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Fin-services look to AI to solve pandemic related organisational issues

October 7th 2020

On the back of the pandemic, we have seen the financial services sector fare better than most others however it has also gone through a significant disruption to its workforce. Most financial services companies sent their employees home to work. They then faced challenges with employees not being able to access information and files on-premises as well as employees being unable to collaborate effectively, not being face to face.

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AI, Bad Robots and Ethics

October 7th 2020

A Netflix hit was released recently called 'The Social Dilemma'. In this tech documentary, Tristan Harris explores the ways in which the Tech Giants control the world through the use of AI and algorithms. He calls it the Attention Economy and notes that 'If you don't pay for the product, you are the product".

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