John will motivate your audience to create their brightest future

Keynote Presentation


The Strategic Mindset 

Future proof your business and help your people do the same

John Hale will motivate your audience with in-person and virtual presentations that will surprise and delight your conference audience whilst unpacking the six steps needed to create a strategic mindset. He will assist your in-person and online conference delegates to build reliable perspectives of the future, allocate scarce resources intelligently and lead strategy successfully. 

John will show you how to navigate effectively in the era of disruption and align intended, perceived and unfair advantages. You will

  • Appreciate the strengths and limitations of the human brain
  • Gain confidence by applying the six-step Strategic Mindset Process
  • Better sense your environment and see beyond the next horizon
  • Connect deliberately with stakeholders to create and capture unique value
  • Combine focus, speed and influence to deliver strategy successfully
  • Learn the six megatrends that are altering businesses forever
  • Understand the six radical uncertainties that need to be hedged
  • Cultivate your ability to manage the present and lead the future

Conference Clients say...


Pranish Rai

Content Lead Consultant 

I really appreciated the experience of working with John in bringing together an insightful session at the 2021 National Accounting Online Conference for CA ANZ. 

John connected powerfully with an audience comprising over 400 live online delegates from within Australia, NZ and around the Globe.

John’s session was entertaining and motivating. He made, the at times confusing topic of strategy very understandable, and explained the process of future-proofing strategies for firms and accounting careers during his session.

I really look forward to hearing more from John in the areas of Strategy and Leadership.


Peter Hedge

B&D National Dealer Manager

Our entire team and network thoroughly enjoyed John’s Keynote on “Creating a Strategic Mindset” at our recent National Conference. 

John connected extremely well with the audience and made the often-challenging topic of strategy easy to understand and apply, at both a business and personal level.

John’s level of care and professionalism in preparing for our event was also excellent.



Wendy Smith

National Conference Manager

Working with John was an absolute pleasure. He brought so much energy and professionalism as a speaker at our National Conference.

He walks in with a huge smile on his face and makes everything super easy for the organisers. He works around everything that is happening and is adaptable and flexible. Nothing is too much trouble.

John was early, calm, prepared and delivered a really insightful session that not only had the entire room singing and laughing but also debating some serious ethical questions. Is there anything he can’t do?


Cass Brownlow Davies

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Our Corporate Summit is the world’s leading event for PAs and EAs. As this year’s Summit was COVID challenged, having professional speakers who are easy to work with and can deliver the perfect mix of inspiring stories, meaningful wisdom, and decisive action steps made for a great event. John Hale is one such professional.  

John’s entertaining strategy talk allowed our audience to celebrate their career and life achievements and create an enlightened and balanced plan for their future.  

John’s wealth of experience allowed him to share timely wisdom with our PA and EA clients regarding power, trust and strategy in leadership circles and beyond. We look forward to having John back for future Summits.

Bruce Loxton

Managing Director

Customer service is important for our dealers, yet we wanted an extra customer service effort right through the buying process. 

John Hale led this change by crystallising the benefits of extra effort with great results. John has spoken at our National Dealer Conference three years running. 

It is rare to have a business advisor passionate about the issues and who balance changing attitudes with the discipline of personal action plans. 



Sarah Cooke

Executive Professional Development 

John Hale delivered an entertaining, interactive and informative keynote presentation on “Doing Leadership Differently” at our Annual IPA Congress.

The feedback from our members was overwhelming positive and John was mentioned a number of times in response to our survey asking members what they enjoyed most about the Congress.


Ian Gilbert

Manager Commercialisation & Scaleup Enterprises

The Queensland Expressway Network Forum was treated to an exceptional talk by John Hale, on ‘“The Power of Interpersonal Influence.” 

This is the third time John has spoken to us in as many years and we never grow tired of his enlightening, and professionally delivered presentations.

 John’s relaxed style and concisely-structured presentation delivered a message that the audience easily understood – great entertainment and excellent takeaways.

Margaret Blade

Chief Executive Officer

We were delighted with John Hale's strategy keynote on "Growing Digital Wings" at our annual Click Digital Conference.

John's professional, entertaining and informative presentation was so well received that we scheduled John and his presentation again on the second day of the conference, so even more people could learn from John.

Paul Garcia

Relationships Manager

Never has there been a time where businesses have needed so much support during these challenging COVID times. John Hale is a speaker who makes my job easy because his motivational presentations have helped businesses all over Queensland.

John has helped hundreds of individual member organisations to rebuild their businesses using his tailored problem solving and strategic thinking skills. 

If you are looking for a motivational speaker who engages your audience, creates renewed confidence, and offers practical action steps to navigate a changing and challenging future, I highly recommend John.


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