Speaking


I offer well-researched, engaging talks and workshop-style presentations for team days, conferences and networking events.

Here are some talks I’ve given recently (you’ll notice they are all a little different – I will work with you to develop something that suits your event perfectly).

Holyoake Team Day 2018
Pain – it’s not what you think
An informative, engaging workshop-style talk about chronic pain! Discover surprising facts in the opening “pain quiz”, understand pain’s systemic challenges, and how community and health can work together to improve lives. 40 minutes, 80 participants.

Local Government Professionals Women’s Summit 2017
Finding Your Voice
A session for women to find their voice in the workplace. Drawing on history, women investigate why they don’t speak up at work, what’s worth speaking up for, and how to get out of their own way. 90 minutes of storytelling, play and reflection for 120 delegates.

“Rachael’s Finding Your Voice workshop added an enjoyable, engaging and fun way to present on a topic instead of the usual death by Powerpoint.  I loved it, and would 100% definitely recommend Rachael.”
Luana Abbott, Conference co-ordinator, Local Goverment Professionals Australia

TEDx Bunbury 2017
How a little bit of yoga could help with a big health care problem

2017 Social Impact Festival
Healing for Impact
Alongside Holyoake CEO and 2015 Telstra businesswoman of the year Angie Paskevicius about how Yoga for Pain Care Australia is transforming pain care in isolated communities.

The engineer who ran away to the circus
Guest talks
I’ve spoken to numerous health and community groups about my experience overcoming chronic illness, becoming a circus performer with an engineering degree, and building a social enterprise from scratch.

2016 International Scientific Pain Meeting
The role of yoga in pain management

Engineers Without Borders Conference 2011
Imagineering problem solving
How do engineers solve social problems sitting in their office? Opening handstand received a round of applause and over one hundred engineers played Improv games to uncover ways engineers can make a difference. 60 minutes 100 + engineers.

Westminster Briefings 2009
Social enterprise in public service delivery
Alongside winner of The Apprentice Tim Campbell a lively discussion of how social enterprise can change public service delivery.

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