1. Dare to embrace change
Speaker: JoAnna Ferrari, Performance coach and business trainer
Nothing ever stays the same. One small change can have a huge domino effect on a life, career or business. Why don’t we embrace this concept? Simple. We are afraid of change and transitions. Why? Because we don’t understand their value, beauty or the process and how change and transition can work for us.
JoAnna Ferrari is ‘The transition specialist’, who has embraced change in all aspects of her life and career. In this fun, fast-paced session you’ll explore types of transition, and how her ideas can help stimulate innovation, diversity, inclusion, differentiation, vision, and trust.
2. Dare to be vulnerable
Speaker: Al Jeffery, Cultural architect and integrative performance facilitator
As the world changes and shifts around us at rates we’ve never experienced before, and in ways we’ve never seen, so must the way we work and lead. In what is being called the ‘Conceptual Age,’ we are being asked to exercise the right hemisphere of our brains equally as much as our left.
Fostering meaningful relationships in our working lives to build resilience and adaptability is just one function of this. We are also being asked to not only be able to interpret new data, but to present and communicate this to partners and stakeholders in more compelling ways. How can we welcome vulnerability in building meaningful connections whilst retaining our professionalism and vigour?
3. Dare to find your joy
Speaker: Amanda Gore, CEO, The JOY Project
You were born with the capacity for joy. Science shows us that by the time you were seven, your pure ‘operating system’ of love and joy was infected with viruses, malware, apps and other people’s programs. Joy at work boosts sales by 37 per cent, increases productivity by 31 per cent, reduces errors by 18 per cent and boosts chances of promotion by 40 per cent. Joy matters.
Toxic workers affect everyone and your bottom line. A Harvard study of 50,000 workers across 11 different firms concluded that a toxic worker engages in behaviour that is harmful to an organisation, including either its property or people. Such workers can generate enormous regulatory and legal fees and liabilities for the firm. Your brain can be rewired for joy. This session teaches you how. And how to stop stress killing you, how to find your joy spot, and how to get real and own your choices.
Performance coach and business trainer
JoAnna is a master transitional and performance coach. JoAnna lives by an idea that ‘you can be, do and have anything you wholeheartedly put your attention to’. But to truly live this way, you must be willing to explore, experiment and express yourself in brave new ways. This idea has been the key in her reinventing herself and in transforming businesses, teams and individual clients.
She has used her ideas to become a highly successful executive in numerous businesses, to consult businesses in over 140 different industries, to train sales teams in five countries, to become a highly referred performance coach for top executives, and to transition her life and her gender.
JoAnna’s diverse and accomplished business background includes Director of a 300-seat call centre at the age of 32, building her own telephone marketing centre at 38, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Nightingale Conant, CEO of Anthony Robbins business in Australia, and consultant to Telcoinbox, helping to grow the business from $8 million to $80 million in three years.
Cultural architect and integrative performance facilitator
Al is an integrative performance facilitator and international speaker. He works with leaders and teams creating cultures of connectedness. Having been listed in Australia’s Top 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs twice in a row, nominated for Young Australian of the Year and worked with Apple, Google Australia, Telstra, AusPost and many more, Al merges his experience in business and wellbeing to support those creating our future.
CEO, The JOY Project
For more than 25 years, Amanda Gore has been one of the world’s most admired experiential speakers. She uses the principles of emotional intelligence to transform the spirit of people and cultures by changing perceptions, improving relationships, connecting people, managing change, leadership, innovation and team dynamics.
She believes success in business is always about feelings. The way we feel about a product, organisation or person influences our behaviour and informs our decisions about spending, or who to conduct business with. Until we change our perceptions, we won’t change our behaviour. Amanda’s presentations change perceptions… And feelings.
Author of five books and several training programs, Amanda is also CEO of the JOY Project and has a Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, a Major in psychology, and expertise in ergonomics, stress management, group dynamics, neurolinguistics, neuroscience, and occupational health.