Lisa is obsessed with people living the lives that they want to live - to be magnificent in their chosen life domain, honouring themselves by being more of themselves.
Bringing new insights and ideas, Lisa creates dramatic shifts in the lives of many people. A mother of 4 - Lisa is the queen of juggling, a high energy multitasker who has the rare ability to inspire people to take action.
With more than 10 years as a keynote speaker, Lisa speaks of the importance of energy, excellent and enthusiasm, the myth of work-life balance and how to live a magnificent life.
Lisa is the author of three books, ‘Look Gorgeous Be Happy’ (2013) ‘Juggling in High Heels’ (2016), ’The Lickable Third’ (2018).
She believes that we all want to be happy, to have energy and to live fully expressed lives - but so few know how. How to have, be and do everything you want while you are alive.
Thursday Afternoon Plenary
Modern lives are busy lives: work, family, friends, health, finance, and more. Lisa has mastered a busy life and will teach you how to master yours.
Based on her book, Juggling in High Heels, learn the art of juggling priorities with good planning. By deciding what is important and when it's important, you can feel on top of it all. You can then do more of what you want! Lisa will teach you to navigate your never ending list of roles, to learn to let the small stuff go, and to start living a life that you love. An inspiring session for anyone feeling overwhelmed, Lisa is proof that you can live in organised chaos with a smile on your face!
Chris Helder is a business communication expert and master storyteller whose presentations have radically transformed how thousands of people worldwide communicate with clients, customers, colleagues, staff and teams. He has been a professional speaker for 18 years and has done over 2,450 presentations around the world.
He is the bestselling author of three books “The Ultimate Book of Influence” which has been published in five languages, “Useful Belief”, which is one of the highest selling Australian business books of all time and "Cut The Noise" which is about achieving better results with greater focus.
This presentation is a game changer in the field of motivation and performance. For years, people have been told to try and be "positive". The reality is that when most people try this they are unable to sustain it and end up feeling worse than when they started out.
This is a presentation about having belief systems that support you. It's not about being "positive", but rather asking questions of yourself such as, "What is the most useful thing to believe about this situation?" and "What is the most useful thing that I could do today to get me closer to where I want to be?" Positive thinking is about a feeling, while Useful Belief is all about "action".
Donna is an expert in making work work and helping managers and leaders unlock their own, and their team’s potential. She is an experienced speaker, facilitator, trainer, coach and author of 5 books. Donna has an extraordinary ability to enliven presentations, and to really connect with her audience. She adapts to and clearly reads the energy of the room, enabling for far higher levels of engagement.
In her work with managers and leaders in many global organisations, Donna has helped people decide how they want to show up, develop strategies to play nicely with others and ensure that they get the job done. With her high-energy delivery, good humour and strong people skills, Donna quickly builds trust with audience members encouraging individual problem-solving, initiative, empowerment and self-responsibility, she gives people permission to be their best selves.
Donna offers incredibly practical tools and advice that can be applied instantly, while also being aware of the psychological shifts necessary to implement lasting positive change.
She has been delivering keynote speeches across Australia and internationally for over 15 years, appearing at events in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, USA and India.
Donna has written five books (with a sixth one on the way) on workplace effectiveness.
Friday Morning Plenary
"Managing the Juggle"
Kathryn Berkett is recognised internationally, delivering neuroscience information to a variety of audiences. Her engaging presentation style ensures you not only hear this essential message, but you have some fun along the way!
Neuroscience is a field that increases our understanding of the brain and body, and how they interconnect. In such a changing world, we need up-to-date and relevant information if we are to adapt and respond appropriately. Kathryn’s expertise in this area will help coaches increase their effectiveness when interacting and motivating young athletes.
Kathryn has her Masters in Educational Psychology and is also a certified practitioner of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. She has been working in the area of neuroscience, trauma and behaviour for over sixteen years. In her time, she has trained an incredible number and range of organisations, including NZ Police; Military; MSD; Schools; and NZRugby. Her work also involves directly supporting those who work with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma.
The Neuroscience of Self-Care
This is essential information for anyone who feels that their job or home life activates their stress response maybe a little too often!!
We will talk about what actually happens for us when we get stressed. This workshop will explain the activations that occur in our brain and our body? When we enter stress, a phenomenal level of activation occurs that alters the function of our physiological systems, as well as our neurological systems. This means our body changes and so does our brain.
When we go into stress, our ability to think and focus is affected. We can become tired, sick, more prone to infections. This can all be due to experiencing stress. Sleep is one thing that can be severely affected, so we will unpack more around sleep and the reasons for it. This session will help you understand why some days can be exhausting, and offer some helpful tips on how to help manage (but also, how to accept it at times) This workshop is packed full of fascinating information for Self-Care, but also for ensuring we can help our family members and colleagues stay well.
Enhancing Emotional Resilience
To understand why stress and anxiety are increasing, we first need to unpack how incredibly different our current environment is becoming. Then we need to consider what impact this difference is having on the development of our emotional resilience. Neuroscience can teach us this, and through this knowledge, we can become more aware of how to increase our own resilience, and the resilience of those around us. We live in a world with increased exposure to stressful information. This digital age is wonderful in many ways but creates difficulty in others. Combine that with a modern world that reduces our exposure to resilience building moments, and you have a recipe for increased stress and anxiety, through no fault of those navigating through these years. This session will teach you the neuroscience of how we develop the physiological ability to calm down, how we can increase this in our lives, and hopefully decrease the opposite (stress and anxiety). We will learn that moments of tolerable stress, in the presence of a calming influence, increase emotional resilience. The information will be easily understood and will make so much sense, you will wonder how you got by without it!
Karen Gately is a passionate optimist with unwavering belief in the power of the human spirit. An author, speaker, advisor and educator in the fields of human performance and leadership Karen brings a fresh perspective to what it takes to be a successful manager of people. Advocating an approach focused on leveraging both talent and energy Karen shows leaders how to drive performance through inspiring, results based leadership.
Karen is an energetic and engaging keynote speaker who challenges people to shift their thinking and sign up for the challenge of becoming a better version of themselves. Known for her passionate and yet down to earth style Karen entertains her audience with stories from the field. Doing away with ambiguous and complicated concepts Karen shares her experiences and equips her audience with pragmatic insights and practical strategies they can readily apply.
The first step to becoming a great leader is taking ownership of the role. Taking ownership means bringing the full strength of our talent and energy to the job and holding ourselves accountable for the outcomes. In this program Karen shares why leaders must take command and how to do that with strength, clarity and confidence. Core to her message is the need for every leader to take responsibility for what is achieved, to work hard to find the way to succeed and to stop shifting blame. Inspiring leaders to step up and embrace the inherent challenges of people leadership, Karen shows why trust, respect, hope and belief matter as much as they do. She explores the power of vision and shares the secret of connecting with and inspiring the people we lead.
The Middle Way
Often leaders operate toward one end or the other of a spectrum of leadership approaches. At one end is the manager focused on achieving results; at the other the manager focused on the needs and wants of people. Put simply the results guy leads with his head and the nice guy leads with his heart. Both bring strengths to a business, equally both are capable of shortcomings that undermine success. Great leaders adopt an integrated approach; combining the strengths of both a results and a people focus. In this program Karen shares the power of the middle way, where leaders drive to achieve outcomes by leveraging the talent, passion and engagement of people. Karen challenges leaders to reflect on their own approach and the extent to which they achieve results through their teams.
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