Conversational Leadership:
Inspiring people, inspiring change 

A special event for all leaders and aspiring leaders to harness the power and value of conversation.

Meaningful conversations in business can help achieve successful change, and have a positive impact on the bottom line.


Join some of Australia’s most celebrated keynote speakers and find out how to transform an everyday conversation into a meaningful conversation. This half day event is for leaders or aspiring leaders who can help create change in their workplace, build leadership potential and new opportunities.

All proceeds from this event will support R U OK?’s Community Ambassador program.


$149 (inc. GST). 20% discount for block booking 10 tickets. 10% discount if you bring a friend.

RSVP deadline: 

Friday 26 February (unless sold out).

Dress code: 

Smart Casual.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Places are limited.


Melbourne event:

Friday 04 March, 2016
NAB, The Hall, 700 Bourke St, Melbourne
7.30am – 12.30pm (breakfast & registration from 7.30am -8.00am)

Sydney event:

Friday 18 March, 2016
NAB, Level 15, 255 George St
7.30am – 12.30pm (breakfast & registration from 7.30am -8.00am)

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Graeme Cowan

Graeme Cowan

International speaker and best-selling author, who helped Gavin Larkin start the R U OK? movement. Graeme is a regular presenter on national and international media about enhancing workplace resilience.


Glenn Capelli

Glenn is one of only two professional speakers in Australia to have won all 3 of the highest professional speaking industry awards: Educator of the Year (2006), the Nevin Award (2007) and Keynote Speaker of the Year 2013.


Phil Preston

An expert in linking social good with exceptional personal and business performance, CEO of the Collaborative Advantage and NSW President of the Professional Speakers Association. 



Sam Cawthorn - Sydney event only 

Sam Cawthorn is a best selling author and CEO of ‘Institute For Professional Speakers’, an incubator for the next generation of influencers in the world. Sam is dedicated to helping those that believe they have a voice to translate this into a powerful global message. He has reached over 105 million people in the last 12 months. 


Avril Henry

Is a game-changer, an internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and provocateur who is passionate about transforming leadership models, building diversity capabilities and reforming out-dated workplace practices.


Rachael Robertson - Melbourne event only

Booked and rebooked as an ever-popular female speaker by organisations around the world, Rachael inspires in matters leadership and teamwork. Rachael successfully led a year-long expedition to Antarctica where her leadership and teamwork skills were refined and put to the toughest test. 


Kamal Sarma

Author of the book Mental Resilience, with an amazing array of life experiences that includes living in a monastery, raising funds to rescue child soldiers, and rescuing victims of sexual trafficking in Cambodia, Nepal and India. Kamal is also the director of the strategic leadership firm Rezilium. 


Aya Larkin

R U OK? board member, and brother of founder Gavin Larkin. Aya’s career in music has included achieving Gold record sales during the years spent traveling the country and globe with his band Skunkhour, and composing for Sydney Theatre Company.


Lisa McInnes Smith[1]

Lisa McInnes-Smith

Lisa is a gifted communicator who has presented to 2 million people across 26 countries - so far! Lisa is passionate and provocative and a master of shifting behaviour. Lisa knows what it takes for people to change—to change direction, change attitude, change behaviour and change outcomes. 

John P

John Pastorelli

John’s enthusiasm is for crafting and delivering rich customer experiences, which included working as a member of the start-up team for BridgeClimb. He has written a book on this subject and delivers workshops and presentations on bettering the experiences for customers both inside and outside the business. 


Josie Larkin - Sydney event only

Daughter of Gavin Larkin (founder of R U OK?), and an enthusiastic advocate and supporter of her father’s vision.

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