Expert Advice and Inspiration from Leaders across Business, Science, Sport & Military
Core Facilitators & Regular Guest Speakers for the Eight Modules
A former television news reporter and Washington D.C. correspondent, Andrea covered major news events for Al Jazeera English, the Pentagon Channel and the Seven Network before working on aid programs to re-build Iraq, Afghanistan and Georgia. Andrea then lead the communication campaign for the Save Darfur advocacy movement. A regular commentator on Sky News and Women's Agenda, Andrea is emerging as a raw and authentic voice supporting professional development across corporate Australia.
Meagan is quite simply, a game changer in the corporate styling arena. Her extensive experience in the business community combined with her savvy fashion sense has resulted in a clear understanding of how we can dress with authority and represent our personal brand in the most authentic way. Meagan’s style quiz and personal profiling system helps us diagnose our individual style and recognise that by making small changes, we can communicate with our colleagues more effectively.
Jen is a master communicator and storyteller who brings raw talent and genuine passion to these workshops. A widely respected journalist/TV presenter, Jen has been carving out a career in the media for the past 20 years working as a newsreader, reporter, presenter, and documentary filmmaker. Jen is currently producing the 7th series of her travel show 'Places We Go' which airs on Network Ten across Australia and various networks globally, broadcast to an audience of 300 million.
Dr Simone Ryan
A medical specialist and pioneer in her field, Dr Simone Ryan founded Australia's leading corporate health provider, 'One Life Live It' with the specific aim of improving the health of every Australian worker. The catalyst for starting her own business was the day she collapsed from exhaustion - during a surgery which she was performing. Simone’s team now takes care of 30% of leaders running ASX businesses and is rapidly expanding through Asia. Dr Ryan brings tactical tips to our workshops, for maintaining our wellbeing and managing stress.
Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community.
He is a high-profile Melbourne-based Partner with the global advisory firm KPMG where he founded the specialist advisory business, KPMG Demographics. Bernard writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper that deal with social, generational and demographic matters and is one of the most in-demand public speakers across Australia. Bernard brings his candid observations to our Facebook Live Q&A sessions, welcoming questions from all participants.
Olympic Vice Captain
Olympian Rowie Webster is known as one of the toughest defenders in water polo. She helped Australia win bronze against Hungary at the London 2012 Games, scoring a total of 9 goals. She then went on to make her second Olympic appearance in Rio. The youngest of four, Rowie is instinctively competitive (and stubborn) and believes hard work will always trump talent. Rowie’s an integral part of the CareerCEO program, as a facilitator she shares her experiences and insights on how to manage difficult conversations and colleagues.
Wendy is a career journalist, widely regarded as a sound and credible voice on current affairs. The Melbourne based talent is currently a columnist and feature writer at the Herald Sun and is a former long-term feature writer and editor at The Age (where she started in journalism as a school-leaver cadet). Wendy also fills in as host on ABC Radio Melbourne evenings and appears regularly on ABC TV's News Breakfast and on Channel Nine. Wendy is a candid and direct guest speaker for CareerCEO, talking openly about the challenges women face in the workforce.
After more than 15 years of international frontline journalism experience Pippa has become one of the leaders in media communications training in the country. The former television news reporter has covered major news events for the BBC in London the Seven Network and Nine Network Australia. A passionate storyteller she specialises in helping individuals and organisations communicate more effectively through media training, stakeholder communication plans, crisis management and social media content creation.
With a passion for story-telling, creative collaborations and success, Belinda is an experienced communications and brand marketing professional who loves working with clients on their journey from 'business to brand’. After a seven year tenure heading up global marketing-comms for Australia's 2XU, Belinda founded Brand Amplified and now consults for clients spanning start ups to big business including PwC Australia.
Her career has included internal and external marketing-communications channels; both locally and in key global markets. From strategic planning to omni-channel execution, Belinda is a lateral thinker ready to devise and execute intelligent communications solutions.
Lt. Col. Ken Christensen (Ret.)
We believe strongly in having a
'3-Dimensional' network which is why we welcome Lt Colonel Ken Christensen (Retired) to the CareerCEO crew. Ken has 27 years experience with NASA, the US Air Force (Operation Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom) and as a aviation consultant/commentator for CNN and Fox News. Ken is obsessed with building strong teams and supporting people to truly 'own' their career. Based in San Francisco, Ken will be bringing his candid insights and learnings to CareerCEO via our 'Facebook Live Q&A Wednesday' sessions.
Clint's purpose is to empower us to be elite at our game by building our capability as leaders. This comes naturally to him, after a stellar career as a professional AFL athlete, playing 163 games over 12 seasons for both the Melbourne and Geelong Football Clubs and representing Australia in the International Rules Series. Beyond the game, Clint delivered the AFL's Community Education Program to State League clubs throughout Victoria. As Director of Eve Media, he has lead production teams across every continent, producing 10 years worth of travel documentaries for Discovery Channel & National Geographic. Most recently Clint has been advising corporate teams on leadership, strategy & culture as a management consultant with great success.