NSW|ACT Event - Your Authentic Voice and How to "Have it all" as a Professional Speaker

  • 16 Nov 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • The Pavilion at Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney


  • Book by Friday 10 November 2017
  • Book by Friday 10 November 2017

Registration is closed

Robbi Mack

(Nick Bowditch was initially scheduled to present, but unfortunately is now unable to be with us. We are delighted that the amazing Robbi Mack could step in at short notice.)

Robbi Mack is the ‘Queen of HeartBeatz’ and has a passion for inspiring and amplifying the potential found in human connection and for creating awareness within others to consciously raise their resilience. Robbi empowers people with the tools to integrate our minds, with messages from the heart. An expert in emotional intelligence she innately understands the power of resilience and the importance of self-awareness and self-management in becoming our greatest selves.

The Struggle of the Juggle: How to “Have it all” as a Professional Speaker

Dr Justin Coulson PhD CSP

Dr Justin Coulson knew he wanted to be a speaker. But with no idea how to become one and no speaking experience - how was this former radio announcer turned academic supposed to leave a university contract and support a wife and six kids while speaking for free?

He had no business acumen, no networks, and no idea.

He nearly lost the family home three times in four years, but now has a reputation as a leading expert in his field, has two best-sellers to his name (with a third on the way), earns a multiple six-figure income, and is still married to his wife of 20 years.

In this presentation, Justin will share:

  • The three key decisions every speaker must make to make it
  • How to go from free to fee to YIPPEE
  • How to build a national profile and score television, radio, and press publicity without a publicist
  • How to keep your relationships thriving when life seems hopeless, dire, and impossible.

About Justin Coulson PhD

Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia’s leading parenting experts and is a highly sought-after international speaker and author. He and his wife Kylie are the parents of six daughters. Yes… six. And yes, they’re all from the one family, and no, they aren’t disappointed, nor are they going to try for a boy. Justin offers keynote speeches in workplaces and schools to boost wellbeing and improve relationships for parents, teachers, employees, and students.

MC Julie Garland McLellan

We are thrilled to have the amazing Julie Garland McLellan as our MC for the evening. As well as being a former NSW Chapter President, Julie is one of Australia's leading governance consultants.

A citizen of the world, Julie was born in England, raised in Northern Ireland and Peru, earned an MBA from one of the world's leading management schools in Madrid, worked in senior roles including as CEO with a worldwide corporation, and now has an impressive consulting and speaking career that includes serving on a number of Boards.

Pre-Session - Tales from the Trenches

Dale Rees-Bevan

Dale will lead this creative and interactive session to warm-up the evening nicely with ‘Generous Marketing’. We will uncover ways of brainstorming strategies for each other to market creatively. 

At a Glance:

5.00pm: Registration opens
5.10pm: Pre-session Generous Marketing
5.50pm: Short break
6.00pm: Formal meeting start
6.05pm: Chapter Leadership Team welcome
6.10pm: How to use your Authentic Voice: Nick Bowditch

7.00pm: Dinner and networking break
7.45pm: How to “Have it all” as a Professional Speaker: Dr Justin Coulson PhD

8.35pm: Fun Group Photo
8.40pm: Close

Parking: For your convenience, you can park at Darling Park, with preferential rates from 5pm, enter via Sussex Street https://www.wilsonparking.com.au/park/2076_Darling-Park