Here are some of the speakers I’m proud to have coached to find the unique key message they want to share with the world and build an engaging talk that delights their audience.
One of my favourites is electrician Shannon Youd at WIMWA 2018. Shannon has such a relaxed speaking style, and speaks on behalf of many women, and men, whose voices often aren’t heard in the worplace gender diversity debate. And! Annabel Crabb said Shannon was: “Hands down, best talk of the day.” Watch ‘Tell it how it is’ by Shannon Youd here on Vimeo.
Women in Gold Sundowner Diversity Debate 2017. Cassie O’Connell and Breanna Cameron cement their place as experts.
Underground project and planning engineer Jayne Finch moved the crowd at WIMWA 2016 to tears.
General Manager at Granny Smith Gold Mine Andrew Bywater manages to blend compassion, humour and compelling logic. He shows an audience of 550 at the Women in Mining WA 2016 summit how good culture is good for business.
Chair of Tradeup WA Nicole O’Keefe has the crowd in fits of laughter as she describes going back to school as an apprentice electrician where the average age of her (all male) fellow students is 18. Women overheard at a table nearby: “Nicole was fantastic”.
Cailli Knievel is an engineer who hasn’t followed a typical career path. She describes the scrapes she got into working in Iran, Argentina and Andalucia at the Women in Mining WA Summit 2015 – and what that taught her about the fine line between seizing opportunity and questionable decision-making.
Megan’s extensive knowledge shines through in Future-Proofing Your Career. She has gone on to deliver this talk as a speaking package for multiple events and conferences.
Suzy Urbaniak. Incredible STEM advocate, geologist and more. You have to watch her to understand.
Carina Hoang’s moving TEDx Perth talk about arriving in Australia by boat as a child refugee receives a standing ovation.
Innovative games maker and diversity champion Kate Raynes-Goldie shows the audience at TEDx Perth 2013 how games can change the way we interact with the world.