Keynote to Expressway at Microsoft

I am looking forward to sharing my Keynote Talk ‘The Power of Interpersonal Influence’ with the Expressway Entrepreneurs Network at the Microsoft Innovation Centre in Brisbane on at 10 am on Wednesday 26 June.

The BIG THREE success factors for every new venture are immaculate-timing, influential people and great ideas that drive value for customers. Successful timing relies on sensory skill (or luck) and many successful business owners have it. Value-driven ideas are best generated in groups, so hiring smart people from diverse backgrounds can help. Interpersonally influential people are often more intuitive than sensory and can be valuable connectors and relationship builders for a growing venture.

In my talk, I will be sharing the secrets of interpersonal influence and how to: build rapport quickly; master non-verbal communication cues and maximise results using the art of questions.

For event information or to register, please contact Margaret Aspin at Expressway on 0417 550 387 or

2019-06-13T17:53:36+10:00Categories: Events, Leadership|Tags: , |

Doing Leadership Differently

To continue growing successfully and sustainably, every accounting practice and indeed every business needs to do leadership differently. I have been enjoying speaking to lawyers, CEOs and accountants in multiple venues, around the country recently on the topics of strategy, leadership and technology. Audiences are revealing that in terms of future planning, CEOs are often better strategic leaders than accountants, who are sometimes more forward-thinking than lawyers. I am seeing that each professional group does leadership differently and yet there are lessons to be learnt from one another.  


2019-03-26T00:40:02+11:00Categories: Leadership, Strategy|Tags: , , |

Keynote to AHRI and intelliHR

I am looking forward to sharing my highly interactive keynote ‘When Worlds Collide.’ with the Australian Human Resource Institute and intelliHR in Brisbane this Wednesday. I will be sharing that to successfully work with the ‘elephants in the room’, leaders need to approach issues, conflicts and dilemmas with an understanding of the underlying value sets of those involved. Our potential as human beings can be realized by better understanding our own values and those of others. In fact, without doing so, we limit the source of new ideas and lower our organization’s creativity. 

Registrations are open on the AHRI website or contact

Feel free to invite colleagues from your organization to inspire conversation across all functional areas, and by doing so, promote more productive, inclusive and diverse workplaces.

AHRI Members – Free / Non-members – $20.00

For further details contact:
Andrea O’Halloran – 0439 077 630

Convenor AHRI QLD Diversity & Inclusion Network

2019-02-18T14:35:43+11:00Categories: Events, Leadership|Tags: |