Learn how to become a world-class leader, build shockingly productive teams and grow exponentially in 2021. Meet Australia and New Zealand's leading experts with insights that will completely change your perspective.
Discover how the country's top thought leaders adapt during times of uncertainty, and how you can too.
For the last 8 years we've gathered some of the world’s best minds for a 1-day event to equip you with the tools and strategies to become a successful leader. This year you will hear incredible insights from global experts on how to navigate a crisis and lead you and your team to success. This is the business conference you can’t afford to miss.
Uncover The Incredible In 2021 And Beyond.
In 2020, the world faced the largest business and societal crisis in the modern world. Millions of leaders struggled to keep teams and businesses afloat, and they will feel the effects for years. Great leadership in the future won’t come from knowledge or skills alone, but the ability to influence the intangibles, like human behaviour. Come on a journey to Uncover The Incredible and succeed in this new phase of leadership.
This unique combination of innovative speakers will keep you at the forefront of leadership trends and insights. These speakers will be spread across the various events — check the location under their name to see if they are in your city!
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Meet Darren Hill, an advisor to the world's top brands like Pepsi, Mcdonalds and more. As a behavioural scientist, Darren studies people for a living, and understands them like few others.
The rest of his team finds this awkward sometimes…(it’s like he’s watching ALL the time!). Darren is a country lad with a city brain, making him a great guy to talk business strategy with, but also handy if you need to herd cattle… as you do.
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Once described as the fictitious love-child of Harry Potter and Bear Grylls, Paul is anything but conventional. But then being unconventional is a wonderful thing. It allows you to defy stereotypes, think without boundaries and explore without limitation.
Despite being a self-confessed non-athlete and scientist - Paul has managed to compete in and win some of the world’s toughest races, as well as build multi-million dollar businesses - in multiple fields.
Jen Brown is a Performance & Wellbeing Expert who helps to unlock the ‘stuff’ that holds you back, so you can lead yourself to stunning success.
Jen works at the intersections of mindset, self-leadership and high performance. She brings her love of questions, obsession with courage and passion for high performance together to work with results-driven individuals, teams and organisations who want to unleash their untapped potential. By listening to her you will:
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He started out his career building a band. Now he helps people and organisations build trust.
David Penglase is a behavioural scientist, best-selling author, and award-winning conference keynote speaker and corporate educator who inspires, entertains, and helps top tier corporate audiences to harness the power of INTENTION and TRUST to positively impact their professional and personal success. You will learn to:
Now she helps people find their edge.
Stephanie Bown is a performance specialist, skilled in enhancing business performance by activating the potential of individuals, teams and organisations. She regularly consults to some of Australia’s most inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders.
As the in-house Performance Partner at Swisse Wellness, Steph coached the executive group over a number of years to sharpen their focus and achieve a record company sale of $1.6 billion. Her keynote will:
She survived being burnt alive by petrol bombs. Now she empowers leaders to find their courage.
Heidi Dening believes that education changes lives and when combining the insights she has learnt from surviving a paralysing illness, a gunpoint kidnapping, a life-threatening tsunami and petrol bombs, with her science-backed education, she has a unique ability to empower leaders and their teams to perform at their fullest potential.
She was recently named ‘Best International Keynote Speaker’ in the Asia Pacific region at the Influential Businesswoman Awards.
From frilly frocks to velvet tux. This non binary professional shares a story that matters now more than ever.
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With 20+ years of experience in FMCG and marketing, Jules shares their story transitioning from female to non-binary in the corporate world.
From forcing themselves into high heels to finding the perfectly fitting tux, Jules highlights how authentic leadership, bravery and support changed their life and how inclusion can change the lives of the future workforce.
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Justin Jones - otherwise affectionately known as Jonesy, is Australia's pre-eminent Explorer, keynote speaker, adventure thinker and storyteller. Over the past 18 years he has made a career of undertaking huge, epic, record setting expeditions around the world and sharing these on the stage and the screen.
A humble, charismatic and inspiring character…he is the perfect example of how determination, detailed planning and foresight can enable the most 'normal' of us to undertake the most extraordinary feats.
Then built a children’s charity.
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By listening to Peter you will learn:
Then broke a world record.
A born adventurer from humble beginnings to a world traveller, international outdoor guide & pioneering adaptive adventure consultant. After a life changing canyoning accident in 2010, there was no holding back.
Two years of rehabilitation after coming within an inch of death Jezza now, as a tetraplegic, has never let his disability take control. He has gone from an able-bodied expert in adventure tourism to a world expert in inclusive tourism and travel, revolutionising adaptive adventure.
Open your mind to possibilities, life lessons and understanding your only limitation is yourself.
Gihan Perera is a futurist, online presenter, conference speaker, and author who shows you how to be fit for the future in a fast-changing world. Since the pandemic, he has helped people lead in uncertainty, and act with clarity and confidence through crisis, recovery, and growth. Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world (and #1 in Australia) in his area of expertise. You will learn:
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As an Australian sporting legend, Katrina Webb is no stranger to a Gold medal podium or a star-lit stage. She has received awards and medals most athletes only dream about.
Despite this success, her journey hasn’t always been easy. Today, Katrina is an international speaker, leadership and personal mastery consultant, trainer in wellbeing and resilience and a physiotherapist. Katrina helps people strive to be their best and turn their performance from Silver to Gold.
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Matt Church is the founder and creator of Thought Leaders. In 1997 on a work trip to Hong Kong Matt had a vision for what has now become the Global Thought Leaders movement.
Matt is an author of many leadership books all working on the premise that when you choose leadership and identify as such you contribute to making the world a better place. Matt continues to teach and support leaders across all domains of influence to capture, package and deliver what they know in service to others.
She creates calm in the face of challenge.
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With a career spanning 30-years, Erica has fulfilled many roles in information technology, sales and recruitment as well as building her own businesses.
During this time Erica has worked on large leadership programs as well as many individual Executive Coaching assignments with top 50 rated organisations in Australia. Erica’s work focuses on building cognitive agility, leadership capability, professional presence, communication and resilience.
You will discover your Infleuncer personality explore the 7 deadly habits that kill initiatives and learn the 'fast 5 questions' that even the busiest leader can use to ensure they get better buy-in to their ideas
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Julie Cross is one of the most inspiring keynote speakers in Australia. She combines powerful insights into human behaviour with practical strategies that leaves audiences with powerful tools for living their best life.
Affectionately known as 'sparkles', Julie is not just a high energy speaker with a few shiny soundbites. She is able to connect her messages at all levels of business - from corporate CEO's to Childcare assistants and everything in between.
In this high energy presentation Julie will empower you to own your stage as a 'leader' in all areas of your life, educate you on key strategies that help us to lead effectively through chaos and energise you so that you are inspired and 'moved' enough to take the learnings back and put in motion immediately.
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Scott Stein is a leading international speaker and expert on leadership and influence who helps many of the world’s best-known brands to mobilise their leaders and their people. Scott is author of 4 books including his latest, Leadership Hacks: Clever Strategies to Boost Your Impact and Results. At FOL he will share a Delegation Hack to help you get more out of your people.
You will learn: what a leadership hack is and how it can help you, identify how you can learn to become a leader, how to effectively delegate to others and more.
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'Maz' is a keynote speaker, content creator, media trainer and consultant who still produces the occassional award winning movie.
In her role as an international, award-winning TV & Film Producer, Maz led the biggest brands on earth, with the biggest teams, budgets, audiences and stars.
She’s worked with the most successful people on earth and if you’ve watched it, she probably
made it and won an award for it. Maz works with large corporations and senior execs to engage their
audiences and is excited to be joining the Future of Leadership stage in 2021.
Swimming star Brooke Hanson OLY OAM, an Olympic gold and silver medallist, remains one of Australia's most recognised Olympians. Brooke is a professional motivational keynote speaker, master of ceremonies, television and radio presenter and a healthy active mother.
The life lessons, compassion and growth she has learnt through her experiences gives Brooke an opportunity to share her story and the tools she has gained that have resulted with successful outcomes.
Brooke’s focus is on resilience, adversity, success, balance, motivation, happiness and well-being. She shares how to embrace what’s important through passion, purpose, love, leadership and finding internal strength to persevere in the face of your biggest challenges.
Claire is a passionate and driven individual who just wants to help people be the best version of themselves. She spent the first part of her career navigating the corporate events space before hanging up her boots to launch her own business helping to bridge the gap between corporates and charities.
As the General Manager of Hands Group, Claire oversees the social enterprise that supports the charity Hands Across the Water.
He has always known the power of words.
Andrew is one of Australia’s leading Professional Conference MCs and a Pitching & Presentation Skills speaker, trainer and writer, working on conferences around the Asia-Pacific region as well as the US and South Africa……or at least he did, back in the days when you could work in places apart from your living room. These days he is “Virtually an MC” – working on events live and online.
"Excellent day; I’m bringing more team members with me next year. Great value for such inspiring advice for improved leadership and practice."
"I attend a lot of conferences in my role. In terms of speakers this event was without a doubt the best I have ever attended. Thank you for the opportunity, I certainly recommend this event to other professionals."
"I will never forget the way I felt after this event. Well done to the organisers and the Hands group for putting on the show and driving the meaningful reason for why Future Of Leadership even exists."
The incredible is often hidden. It lies beneath the surface. Overlooked daily without a second thought given to it. However once the incredible is illuminated, it cannot be unseen. It impacts how we see life, what motivates us and gives us meaning. Uncover the incredible is a call to arms for people to look for the amazing in the everyday and be moved by it.
All proceeds from this event supports our partner charity, Hands Across the Water, an organisation that provides kids with a life of choice.
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