2019's World Class Speakers

The Honourable Julie Bishop

The Honourable Julie Bishop is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected politicians.

For 20 years Julie served as the federal member for the West Australian seat of Curtin. She was Australia’s Foreign Minister for five years, representing our nation’s interests on the world stage - the first female in that role, and also the first female to be Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in its 75 year history, working for four different leaders over 11 years. 

To global acclaim, Julie led the international response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine. Under her leadership, the Foreign Policy White Paper was developed providing a comprehensive policy framework for the next decade. Her most cherished legacy – the New Colombo Plan - has supported 40,000 Australian undergraduates to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region. 

Prior to entering politics, she was Managing Partner of Perth law firm Clayton Utz.

During AFL football season, Julie can be found cheering on the West Coast Eagles, having been the club’s number one ticket holder and board member.

"How to be a better leader and get the team to buy in to your vision for the future"

Paul Roos

Paul Roos is a highly regarded and respected leader who specialises in leadership, culture, and behaviours. An ex-professional AFL player and Premiership-winning AFL coach, Paul has a wealth of experience and wisdom around what it takes to get groups of people performing as a team, at their best. 

Paul runs his own business, Performance by Design, and is a renowned corporate speaker, television host, columnist and author. To learn more, please visit PaulRoos.com.au

"How to lead with integrity and get results"

Amelia Phillips

Amelia started her first business at 19 - fast forward 20 years and she is regarded as an industry trailblazer, having successfully launched 4 businesses which have generated over $100m. She's transformed thousands of lives and helped the Australian population lose well over 2 million kilos. Most notably, she is the co-founder of the Michelle Bridges 12-Week Body Transformation, one of Australia's most successful online training platforms - think: hundreds of thousands on the database! 

Amelia understands the challenges of starting a business, testing the market, investing for growth, managing growth, managing shifting markets and the collective power of a kick-arse team (12WBT was awarded the national BRW Top 50 Places to Work). 

She is also a registered exercise scientist with a Masters in Nutrition, the health and fitness expert on Ch9’s Today Show, appears regularly in the media and is about to launch a podcast for working mums (she's a mum of four kids under 6). Amelia loves nothing more than working with people who want to step out of the shadows of self doubt, find their passion and live a life worth telling future generations.

"Navigating the four stages of a business, from start-up to sale"

Eduardo Vom

Eduardo is a co-founder and executive director at Planet Innovation, a technology development and commercialisation company with over 250 in-house professionals. Planet Innovation is recognised as one of Australia's most innovative companies, winning The Australian Financial Review's Most Innovative Companies award three times. Planet Innovation was born as a commercialisation consultancy after its founders – including Eduardo – previously held leadership roles at Melbourne-based cancer diagnostics manufacturer Vision Biosystems, whose parent Vision Systems sold to US conglomerate Danaher Corporation for $815 million in 2006. 

Planet Innovation builds businesses by combining existing technology in a commercially focused way. Eduardo has been directly responsible for the conception, development and commercialisation of several new multi-million dollar technologies, including industry-changing products for Australian fertility business Genea who recently sold for $250m. 

Eduardo holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Technology and an honours degree in Industrial Engineering and Computing from Monash University.

“How to be more innovative in business”

Dame Rosanne Meo

One of New Zealand's most accomplished directors, Dame Rosanne was the first female president of the Employers' Federation, Chair of Television New Zealand and sat on the board of Mercury Energy, Sky TV, Ports of Auckland, Forestry Corporation and Baycorp. 

She's currently chair of the Real Estate Institute (REINZ) and Briscoe Group - she will have served an unprecedented 20 years by the time her term finishes in 2021. The Group operates over 80 stores throughout New Zealand and employees around 1800 people. Their sales revenue for the latest financial year was in excess of $600 million.

She's also a Director of Overland Footwear and James Dunlop Textiles. 

Dame Rosanne steered the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Trust Board restructure in the early 2000s; she is now a patron of the APO. She's also trustee of the South Auckland Health Foundation, the Liggins Institute, and the Kelliher Charitable Trust. 

Dame Rosanne received the New Zealand Woman of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. She was awarded a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2011 for services to business and community, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.

“What SMEs can learn from billion-dollar companies”

Richard de Crespigny

In November 2010, the Qantas A380 captain was at the controls of the world’s largest commercial jetliner when he faced catastrophe: one of the aircraft's four engines exploded and the damage to the aircraft was extensive. On top of ensuring that 440 passengers remained calm during the ordeal, Richard had the mammoth task of keeping the aircraft in the air and then landing it, successfully. For two hours he and his fellow crew made plans to safely manoeuvre the aircraft towards Singapore's Changi Airport. 

The frightening incident brought into play Richard’s considerable skills of teamwork, leadership, crisis management and problem solving. This pivotal event has changed his life forever. His autobiography QF32 tells the story of the incident in gripping detail - it became a best-seller and award winner. In 2016, Richard was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to the aviation industry.

“Teamwork and leadership lessons from a crisis”

Mark Morrissey

Celebrating his 34th year in the entertainment business, Mark Morrissey is the founder and managing director of Morrissey Management, one of Australia’s most successful and leading talent agencies. As a manager, Mark has nurtured some of the biggest names in Hollywood to fame including the Hemsworth brothers (Chris, Liam and Luke), Shalom Brune-Franklin, Jai Courtney, Luke Bracey, Keiynan Lonsdale, Kate Ritchie, Georgie Parker and Rebecca Breeds. 

Mark has also been executive producer on some of Australia’s leading film and television projects including Logie Award-winning Molly, AACTA Award-winner The Last Time I Saw Richard and feature Boys In The Trees. In 2017 Mark's international production company Mythmaker Media produced the Nichols Fellowship-winning screenplay Great Falls, a co-production with The Affleck/Middleton Projec (owned by Casey Affleck and John Powers Middleton).

Mark is currently executive producer on The Gloaming, an international TV series shooting in Tasmania and
Sarah’s Channel, ground-breaking international web series.

"How to make people your biggest asset"

Murray Thom

Murray left school at 15 with no qualifications. By 23 he was Managing Director of CBS Records New Zealand. With a strong desire to be self-employed he left corporate life to go out on his own, producing music and books. Two of his productions, Miracle and Together, featured on the Oprah Winfrey show - the latter Oprah named her "favourite thing of the year". Other creations included The Great New Zealand Songbook, The Great Australian Songbook and a commission from the Dean Martin Estate in the US to produce an iconic production Cool Then, Cool Now

Murray then turned his talents to cookbooks, releasing the award-winning The Great New Zealand Cookbook which was on the NZ Bestsellers List for 100 consecutive weeks. Following this successful format, Murray released The Great Australian Cookbook, and a number of other books, around the world. Murray was named one of New Zealand’s Top 10 Entrepreneurs of the Decade by NZ Business magazine. His other passion is sailing - he won the 2005 World Laser Masters Championship in Brazil and won silver at the World Masters Games in New Zealand in 2017. 

At Nurture 360, Murray will share charming, funny and inspirational stories from his career to help inspire you to achieve success.

"Learnings from the best salesman around”

Libby Babet

For Libby, what began as a life-changing diagnosis of malignant hypertension in her early 20s turned into a life-long mission to inspire women to be happy, healthy, empowered and active. 

The newest trainer to hit our screens on Channel TEN’s The Biggest Loser: Transformed believes she was put on this planet to help people be happier, feel good about themselves and live life to the fullest by creating a positive life culture they live and breathe. Health and fitness turned out to be the most impactful way for her to do that, so Libby set out to create some unique businesses including female-only training community BUF Girls, Bondi-based athletic group-training studio AGOGA, as well as healthy food businesses Chief Bar, Beauty Bite and This Natural Life.

Libby is also a best selling author and journalist dedicated to writing on topics that inspire women and shift the way the way they think about their health. 

Instagram: @libbybabet

“How to create your best life culture”

Zac de Silva

You’d think being the principal of a thriving business coaching business (Business Changing) and developing virtual coaching software (AccMe.co) would be enough to keep anyone busy, but Zac couldn’t resist co-founding Nurture Change and Nurture Her too. He says it's his dream to be involved in businesses that positively impact on leaders and business owners, to help grow and elevate the business community. 

After a successful corporate career and running multiple businesses of his own, Zac has great on-the-ground experience - his 150+ business coaching clients appreciate that he can walk the talk. Zac puts his experience to use with business planning workshops across Australasia - to date he has helped over 265 companies form their strategic plan, to rave reviews. 

Zac is known for his expertise in profit and growth - in the past year, businesses he's worked with long term had an average profit growth of 102% (ie. more than doubled their profitability in today’s market). Zac is a two-time recipient of the International Coach of the Year accolade.

"Lessons from the world's best businesses on how to be more successful"

Wayne Schwass

Wayne Schwass is one of the most highly rated performers in the AFL history, playing 282 AFL games over 14 years with the North Melbourne Football Club (1988-1997) and the Sydney Swans (1998-2002). Wayne retired from AFL Football in 2002. He has since forged a name for himself as a highly respected AFL broadcaster on TV, radio and online, hosting such shows as Off The Bench TV and Footy Feast

Having battled silently with his own mental health for much of his sporting career, Wayne is now a dedicated mental health advocate, committed to raising awareness about mental health, emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention. He founded social enterprise Puka Up - in the Hindi language, Pukka means ‘authentic and genuine’. 

Wayne will share the candid, honest and inspiring story about his 14-year struggle with depression and his road to recovery, including the tools he used and advice on what we can do individually and as a community to help those living with mental illnesses.

“How to be more mentally resilient”

Tami Roos

Earning her PhD in Parapsychic Science with her dissertation on meditation, Tami Roos came to a life-changing realisation that alignment with our untapped highest potential is the missing link to a life of fulfilment and well-being. The tool that leads us there: meditation. 

Today as the acclaimed author of The Gift: Presence to Power, Tami offers timeless wisdom for the individual seeking to slow down, gain clarity and experience more calm in their life. An accomplished keynote speaker Tami addresses audiences ranging from CEOs looking to embrace more influence, efficiency and professional impact, to those people seeking to access the power mindfulness has to improve their lives.

To learn more about Tami please visit TamiRoos.com

Michol Dalcourt

Michol is the real deal - he is an internationally recognized industry-leading expert in human movement and performance. The founder and director of the Institute of Motion, inventor of the fitness tool “ViPR” and co-founder of PTA Global, Michol’s highly innovative techniques have been adopted by many of the top international fitness certification bodies and he consults with many of the fitness industry’s biggest companies. 

As a trainer, Michol worked with a general clientele as well as athletes of all levels, such as NHL hockey players, NLL Lacrosse players and Olympic gold medal athletes. He has consulted to corporate giants, Nike and Gatorade. Michol is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco in the Faculty of Sports Science and has served as an instructor at the NAIT College School of Health Sciences. 

Michol will be flying in from his home in California to join us - this will be his fifth Nurture event.

"How to be at your peak performance"

Nam Baldwin

Nam Baldwin is a highly qualified emotional and stress control management specialist, co-developer of internationally recognised B.E.T Training, mentor and motivational life health coach. He has trained World Champions including Mick Fanning, Steph Gilmore, Pat Rafter and 2012 Olympic Kayak Gold Medallists in the K4 1000m; assisted patients that the conventional medical fraternity had not; and helped thousands of clients reach their ultimate fitness goals by educating them how to live a healthier, happier; sustainable lifestyle.

Nam will share with you his knowledge & techniques that are normally reserved for elite business professionals & athletes, dramatically improving your ability to cope with life’s challenges, to find direction and to perform at your best – life skills you will wish you knew years ago!

“Learning the effective breathing and other tools high performers use to cope with stress"

Emma Maidment

Landing her dream job at an early age, Emma quickly discovered that the hustle of a corporate PR gig led to stress, fatigue and illness. Now, as a yoga and meditation teacher, Emma is passionate about sharing ways to live an authentic and connected life. She runs regular public classes, facilitates corporate wellness programmes, runs retreats, provides private yoga and meditation sessions and speaks on health and wellness around Australia and the world. Emma has co-founded multiple businesses and believes in collaboration over competition. 

Instagram: @emmamaidment_ / www.emmamaidment.com