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Conference and Keynotes

45 - 90 minutes

Ready to fire up your conference or retreat? Alicia engages audiences in all sectors with her down-to-earth manner, sharp insight and wicked sense of humour.

More than your average speaker, Alicia brings energy and genuine value to your event, tailoring content and examples to suit your sector or industry. New Zealand’s leading authority on strategy and change, Alicia tackles tricky topics in plain English, transforming complex issues into clear and actionable insight. Audiences leave inspired to move forward and make change.

Current Keynotes

  • First Things First - The Power of Priorities

  • Strategy 101 - Why You Need to Care About Strategy

  • Engaging for Change - Lighting Your Teams Up

  • Brave Public Leadership - Strategic Risk Taking in the Public Sector

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Strategy 101

3 Hour Masterclass

Do your teams understand the big picture, and their role in it? Strategy is one of the most misused, jargon-filled and poorly understood aspects of working inside any organisation. We talk in platitudes and buzzwords, and our teams disengage.

Yet, strategy is the future of work. As we shift into an uncertain and changing future, the skills and capabilities that teams need to stay relevant and add value are those that can’t be automated. Human behaviour and complex problems demand tacit, ambiguous knowledge and are all about problem-solving, innovation, creativity and alignment.

Delivered in plain, simple language, Strategy 101 demystifies strategy, breaking down jargon and buzzwords to drive genuine understanding and ownership at all levels of your organisation.

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Seminars and Guest Speaking

1 - 3 Hours

Alicia presents on a range of topics to suit your tea, board or organisation, including

  • Engaging for Change - building buy-in

  • Strategic Focus - putting first things first

  • Actionable Strategy - getting strategy off the shelf

  • Walking the Talk - visible leadership

  • Strategic Risk - better, faster decisions

  • Strategic Influence - navigating the political environment

  • Layer of Crazy - the challenges of public leadership.

Audience Feedback

Mind stretching, strategy building and FUN! Found it quite grounding and felt totally absorbed.
— GREG PERT
Excellent! Inspiring and motivational to get shit done! Great humour too
— CAMILLE KIRTLAN
Engaging, enjoyable, thought-provoking.
— LIEZEL JAHNKE
Fantastic, amazing energy, great discussion and tips. Thank you.
— DEBBIE MOODY
Alicia’s presentation was useful, balanced, inclusive, practical and provided a good framework.
— GEOFF SWAINSON
Different, provocative - but logical. Really enjoyed the insistence on focus.
— TONY NICHOLLS
Really entertaining but practical workshop!
— EMMA HANSEN
Excellent, fast paced with good takeaway/ learning. Food for thought.
— EDI SZENTIRMAY
Useful, lively and collaborative. Made a potentially fairly dry topic quite lively and relevant.
— BRUCE HALLIGAN
Informing, strategic and clear. Language was simple and real with relevant examples used.
— EEVA-LISA WRIGHT
Wonderful practicality and willingness to share experiences.
— SHANE MORRISSEY
Insightful, useful and needed. Good structure and flow.
— MICHELLE CHERTON
10 out of 10
— SAMSKAR PALAVARAPL
Informative, practical and relevant. The information presented was relevant to our organisation and there were plenty of opportunities to discuss risk and how this applied to us.
— TANIA HERMANN
Practical, stimulating and constructive. Vibrant presentation which generated excellent group participation.
— NEIL REID
Excellent, insightful, intelligent and funny. Thank you.
— LOUISE HALL-STRUTT
Exciting, challenging, provoking! Really got me thinking about things like internal and external change more and how they relate to my business. Loved the $100 game. Alicia really got me thinking about my business and how I set goals for the year.
— DEBORAH O'BRIEN
Great blend of topic, tips and well held together with humour. Cheers!
— PHIL DEVLIN