Power of Possibilities Speaker Showcase Forge


Posted on December 12, 2022



Event Management

Welcome to the Power of Possibilities Speaker Series. Our fourth series is FORGE with speakers Velia Nicholls, John Buchanan and Cathy Burke. This session focuses on developing mindsets for proactive leadership and creating a high-performing culture.

Velia Nicholls: Find Your Brave
Having hard conversations is tough. On average, every employee loses 3 – 4 hours each week thinking about those tough conversations. In this presentation, Velia will share with you her six-step framework to help you navigate and give you the confidence to have those tough conversations.

John Buchanan: If Better is Possible
Leadership requires vision, yet that vision must be grounded in what is happening today. With 8 years under his belt as Head Coach of The Australia Cricket Team, John Buchanan explores and provides 4 key ways for leaders to put this message into action in any business.
Cathy Burke: Lead In: Mindsets to Lead, Live and Work Differently

Too often, we lead out and stress about how we are affected. But what’s important is leading in – bringing awareness to our mindsets. Cathy Burke will share how critical mindsets elevate your leadership and free you from old stories that hold you back.


Velia Nicholls

Velia Nicholls is one of the most entertaining speakers and MCs you will ever meet. She is real! Velia makes an immediate and lasting impression. In her presentation, Velia provides practical and proven solutions that make a difference. She expertly combines laughter and learning to gain audience participation and connect with people of all ages.

John Buchanan

John Buchanan is regarded as one of the most successful international sports coaches in history. From this background, he translates the deep insights of peak performance on the sports field into winning behaviours and actions in the business arena.

Cathy Burke

For 20 years, Cathy was the CEO & GVP of the Hunger Project Australia working to end hunger across South Asia & Africa. A winner of the Australian Davos Leadership Award and the 2014 AFR Women of Influence award. Author of Lead In: Mindsets to Lead, Live and Work Differently(2022), & Unlikely Leaders: Lessons in Leadership from the Village Classroom (2015).

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