Sophia is Hanson Robotics’ latest human-like robot, created by combining our innovations in science, engineering and artistry. She is a personification of our dreams for the future of AI, as well as a framework for advanced AI and robotics research, and an agent for exploring human-robot experience in service and entertainment applications.
The first female Professional Head in NSW, Lidija will provide insight on her journey and taking the courage to lead in a corporate environment.
Wayne John Pearce is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer and coach. Now, Peak Performance Facilitator & Executive Coaching In Australia using cutting edge tools.
On the advisory board to the prime minister, Psychologist, Stefani Caminiti will provide you tips on how to manage your mental health in stressful environments.
With a commitment to self-learning and the
guidance of Toastmasters International, Sam will elevate your public speaking skills with his ward winning presentation Dig Deeper!
Engineer, World Champion Athlete and CEO of Miss CEO, Charlotte Moss will discuss how to take control of your life, the importance of diversity in the workplace and using technology to get ahead.
Award winner, with experience in theatre, film and television , Peter aims to develop techniques to activate presence when confronted with high level communication challenges.
With over 30 years of experience in senior leadership roles ,, Marcella will provide you with tips on "How to get a promotion - be a 'Leader'.
Peter’s former career was as an actor, which spanned nearly 20 years, with extensive experience in theatre, film and television In 1992 he entered the world of corporate communication consultancies. In 1995, he became aware of the need for a more imaginative and vigorous approach to corporate training and leadership development and started his own consultancy. Through working with multiple clients, he has adapted the methodologies of an actor’s training, to design experiential learning programs with a strong focus on developing presence, personal impact, influence, emotional intelligence in leadership and team development within corporations. For the past 23 years, Peter has been a strong contributor to raising the presence and influence skills of Australia’s corporate community, using “theatre based learning” as the core to his unique training. Peter has developed a solid corporate client base, contributing to a large number of senior executive leadership programs for a large number of clients across Australia and overseas. These include Telstra, NAB, CBA, Westpac, AMP,, UBS, AIG, IT Skills Hub, Lend Lease, ,GPT,, The Executive Connection, CSIRO, Australian Institute of Police Management, The Leadership Consortium, NSW PSC, Vic Roads, NSW Dept of Industry, Transgrid.
Examples of major AGSM custom client programs include: Westpac General Mangers’ Programs, Westpac “Summit” Programs, Westpac “Influence for Outcomes” Programs, and Westpac Certificate of Executive Leadership. Boral GM’s Programs and Emerging Leaders Programs. NSW PSC: Aboriginal Career and Leadership Development Programs, Delivering Business Results Programs, NSW Dept. of Industry Leadership Programs, PSC Presence MAsterclasses
In 2011 he won the Australian School of Business Award for outstanding adjunct faculty program delivery.
Having carved out a successful career in the male-dominated world of engineering in the rail industry, Charlotte Moss knows from first-hand experience exactly what it takes to succeed in the business world. Charlotte has been in the rail industry for 9 years and has worked on multi-million dollar projects and has worked on one of Australia’s biggest and most complex rail automation projects using internationally resources.
After working in a male dominated industry, Charlotte saw the need for improvement in gender diversity and decided to take action for change.
Miss CEO aims to support women getting jobs and progressing in their career. Miss CEO is about creating a safe and female friendly environment for people to learn.
Sam Walsham is a communications consultant, speaker and workshop facilitator based in Perth, Western Australia. Sam’s career as a communications expert is an unlikely one, having suffered a crippling fear of public speaking during his school years. However, with a commitment to self-learning and the guidance of Toastmasters International, presenting has become Sam’s greatest strength. In 2018, Sam represented Australia in the semi-finals for the World Championships of Public Speaking and is a two-time state champion of public speaking in WA.
Throughout his journey, Sam has had the opportunity to learn from some of the finest presenters in the world including Mark Brown, Ed Tate and Darren Lacroix. Today, Sam draws on his experiences to help others become more confident, convincing and engaging speakers through workshops and private coaching. Sam’s corporate workshops include ‘The 5-Step Pyramid Process to Public Speaking’ and ‘Climate of Change’, the latter helping companies become leaders in the global push for sustainability.
Sam is an introvert who has found a passion for presenting and is on a mission to help others find their voices too.
(BA) Communications/Media & Sustainable Development
Stefani Caminiti is the founder and CEO of The Inner Ninja Foundation. Stefani is an avid mental wellness advocate, counsellor and international speaker. Stefani has completed a bachelors degree in psychology and counselling and will begin a masters degree in suicidology. Stefani has volunteered and worked within in the mental health sector for the past 12 years for various organisations. Stefani was recently appointed as one of the expert advisors on the expert advisory group for the Prime Minister’s National Suicide Prevention advisor Ms Christine Morgan.
Stefani believes we all have an inner ninja within us and through self awareness, self acceptance and kindness we can allow our inner ninja to grow. Through education and sharing lived experiences of survival, we can create a contagion of hope and change the culture which surrounds mental illnesses.
Wayne’s reputation as a professional rugby league player and coach precedes him. His rise from humble beginnings growing up in the inner Sydney suburb of Balmain to become an International rugby league player is one of those great inspirational stories that never fails to stir the Australian spirit.
Wayne’s many rugby league accomplishments include being voted ‘Players player of the tour’ for the undefeated 1982 ‘Invincibles’ Kangaroo Tour, winning the Harry Sunderland medal as Australia’s best player in the 1984 test series against Great Britain, and captaining the New South Wales Origin team to the first ever clean sweep in 1986. Wayne later coached the Blues in 2000, when he became the only person to both captain and coach a series clean-sweep in the history of State of Origin.
Australian Wayne pearce understands that the essence of a winning & motivational keynote speech is energising and engaging the audience so the desired and persuasive messages are absorbed and processed at a profound level. He is recogised in Australia as an energetic & magical keynote speaker in Australia.
Over the past thirteen years, Wayne has built up an impressive list of clients such as Bunnings, Harvey Norman, Telstra, ANSTO, Commonwealth Bank, John Holland and Coates Hire but you will never catch him resting on his laurels. Wayne is an innovator who continues to refine his programs in pursuit of best practice methodology. Just as he did during his legendary rugby career, Wayne stays ahead of the game by applying the latest research in psychology and neuroscience so his clients get the best possible outcomes.
Do you see yourself as a leader? You probably see yourself as a daughter/son, mother/father or as a sister/brother. but if you don't see yourself as a leader as well, then others probably won't either. Getting a promotion is not just about achieving all your work goals and being technically proficient, it's also about navigating the 'system' of your organisation and letting everyone know what you are able to do as a leader and your ambitions.
Marcella has over 30 years of experience in senior leadership roles in Australia and Europe working in a wide range of sectors and industries including government, corporate and not for profit.
Before establishing herself as an executive coach and transformation consultant, Marcella held a Director role in the not-for-profit sector and Head of HR role in an iconic Australian medical device company. These roles involved successfully leading and coaching teams through significant change programs.
Over the last decade Marcella has built a career as an internationally accredited executive coach and has a passion for developing leaders who can lead with composure and compassion under pressure.