What some of our valued clients say

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Emma Elliot, CEO of ALPMA

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Simon Tupman, Lawyers with a Life, New Zealand | ALPMA SUMMIT 2023

General manager, Learning & Development | Insurance Advisernet

Director | Encore Speakers

Manager | KPMG

“Ricky demonstrates a deep understanding of leadership principles and effectively translates complex concepts into practical insights that invite action and purposeful change. Ricky’s ability to engage the audience and create an interactive and dynamic learning environment was truly commendable. She fostered an atmosphere of open dialogue and encouraged the women entrepreneurs at our SBE Leadership retreat to actively contribute their thoughts and experiences, resulting in rich and meaningful discussions and actions.”

Sarah Curtis-Fawley, Director of Programs at SBE Australia

“Ricky always goes above and beyond expectations by delivering well-thought out, highly interactive workshops. She is very generous with her time and energy in the preparation, delivery and follow up of her workshops.”

testimonialSofia Nordengren, Learning and Development Manager Asia, DLA Piper Hong Kong

“I’ve known Ricky for over 15 years and have engaged her to provide my firm (Salt Financial Group) as a group facilitator, presentation skills training and personality assessments. Our people have gained enormous benefits in enhancing their non-technical skills. Ricky is also a good sounding board for us all.  She says what she does and does what she says, with gusto!”

Peter Landers, Managing Director, Salt Financial

“Ricky provided great insight into our own personalities and those of the people around us.

She helped us understand how we individually like to communicate and how those around us do too.

enabling us to now  communicate more effectively within our team and also with our clients.”

Ben Callery, Director, Ben Callery Architects

“I first came across Ricky in 2017 when she was a Keynote speaker at a National Mortgage Broking event in Hobart.

Ricky’s passion to connect with the audience was extremely energising and engaging. The session was completely interactive and following this I have worked with her on various occasions. Recently Ricky has contributed to our business in the form of leadership coaching. Ricky is one of them rare individuals that is does key notes, panel mediation and consulting; however, she is always available to take my call for a chat or a consult regarding a particular project that is in flight.

Ricky’s expertise in communication and engagement & performance is like no other and I feel extremely grateful to have her to call on when it matters most!”

Darren Cilia, Manager Wealth Connect, BT Financial

“The timing of your interview series was so aligned to a conversation that I only had yesterday. I have always self sabotaged and deliberately plateaued. I listened to the wrong messages. I have now made my decision to shine and shine my way. By this I mean refocusing on my career and gaining a true leadership position. I watched your interview with Melissa Hamilton and both your words resonated with me so perfectly. I look forward to learning more and eliminating imposter syndrome. I am excited about shining again but more importantly I am looking forward to feeling like the true me again.”

A.S., Manager, Utilities industry

“Thank you Ricky for being emcee for our three day virtual conference on the future of strategy implementation in Feb 2021. You were able to turn what could have been a typical zoom meeting into an informative, elegant and eventful event. You have a  natural talent in capturing the key learnings of the day and sharing them with the participants, while maintaining engagement with  your  very natural facilitation style. You made the difference between good and great.”

Robin Speculand , Co-founder, Strategy Implementation Institute, Singapore

“In life, one is lucky to meet and work with someone with great relevant experience. One is also lucky to meet and work with someone with great talent and skill. One is again lucky to meet and work with someone with huge charisma, great empathy, and profound inter-personal understanding. It is usual to find these talents in three different people. Advisory & Mentoring Pte Ltd hit the jackpot – we found all of these special and valuable attributes in just one person – Ricky Nowak.”

Dr. Jack Jacoby, Founding Executive Director, Advisory & Mentoring Pte Ltd

“Personal, genuine, insightful and sincere were just some of the words that came to me after spending an our with Ricky. The pace of the session was good, I don’t feel rushed and was given ample time to process and practice. I walked out of that session with renewed confidence and a set of new tools.”

Catherine Loh, Head of Digital Personalisation, Global at JLL, Singapore

“Your presentation was terrific and very well received by everyone ….. they loved the POWER work !”

Marni Dittman, General Manager, Insurance AdviserNet

“Coaching with Ricky has given me practical strategies to improve communication with my team, and thought provoking leadership questions to grow my leadership personally & professionally. The convenient, accessible sessions via zoom have been fun, on point and very efficient.”

General Manager Operations, Masonic Care Tasmania

“Ricky’s beautifully balanced leadership, in her virtual sessions, brings out the best in us all. In today’s dynamically changing world, where, for many, workplace, home and family connect us as ‘whole people’, Ricky brings deep understanding and an amazing array of skills and insights, to motivate and move us forward. I absolutely recommend Ricky.”

Dr. Gloria Wright, Sydney

“Ricky is as warm and engaging as she is challenging and thought-provoking. She has an uncanny ability of cutting straight to the chase. Her simple but effective strategies are adaptable to any situation and management style, leading to better outcomes. I have no hesitation in recommending Ricky as an executive coach and mentor.”

Dr. Louise Edwards, Ridley Agribusiness

“Ricky – it was the best panel discussion I have participated in – loved the quick fire approach!”

Anjanette Murfet, Chief People & Communications Officer, Accolade Wines

“Thanks Ricky for expertly facilitating a fast-paced, fun and interactive session at the HRD Summit 2020!”

Vernon Griffith, Artificial Intelligence in HR, QBE Insurance

“Ricky’s style is refreshing and thought provoking. She commands the room and gets the audience participating.”

Operations Manager, Aubrey Brown Lawyers

“Our 600+ delegates were highly engaged, entertained and motivated by Ricky’s natural energy and focus.”

Board Member, Project Management Institute Singapore Chapter

“Ricky did an amazing job at our 2-day event. She brought people together, created energy, and stimulated thinking. She made the event a huge success.”

Director, Australian Association of Exit Planners

“Ricky took command of the panel discussion and it resonated extremely well with our audience.”

Conference Convenor, HR Summit Australia

“Loved your facilitation style Ricky! Different to what I have experienced before… more dynamic and fast paced… great!”

Raelene Barry, Deputy General Manager, Gold Coast Convention Centre

“Your workshop was excellent, with high ratings of 9/10 from members who took away techniques to enable them to use these concepts in dealing with issues immediately.”

Professor Bob Nordlinger, Chair, The Executive Connection

“Your session was great! You were so well prepared and everyone appreciated your efforts!”

Jean-Marc Imbert, Partner & National Head, Risk Consulting, RSM Australia Pty Ltd

“Ricky challenged our thinking on HR tech both in the workplace and in our own lives outside of work, Thank you Ricky.”

Lisa Thompson, HR Director APAC, AMOBEE

Our valued clients include

  • American Chamber of Commerce
  • Australian Human Resource Institute
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Legal Practice Management Association
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Behind Closed Doors
  • Ben Callery Architects
  • CEO Institute
  • HLBMann Judd Accountants
  • HRD Summit
  • NAB
  • National Mortgage Brokers
  • National Speakers of America
  • Professional Speakers Australia
  • Project Management Institute of Australia
  • Project Management Institute of Singapore
  • Singapore National Employers Federation
  • The Executive Connection
  • Women Leaders of Enterprise
  • ANZ Bank
  • Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
  • Australian Institute of Credit Managers
  • BT Financial Group
  • CPA Australia
  • Deutsche Bank
  • HSBC
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • ISPT Super Property
  • KPMG
  • MAI Capital
  • Mortgage Brokers Australia
  • Salt Financial
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Australia Bank
  • RSM Australia
  • Women in Insurance and Banking Financial Services
  • Westpac Banking Corporation
  • William Buck Financial Services
  • Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • Djerriwarrh Health Hospital Care
  • Medibank Private
  • Melbourne Health – Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Women’s Biotechnology Executive Department
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Disaster Aid Australia
  • Guide Dogs Victoria
  • Lighthouse Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Mallee Family Care NFP
  • Masonic Care Tasmania – Aged Care
  • Very Special Kids
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Human Resources
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Transport
  • Victorian Grants Commission
  • Victorian Institute of Sport
  • College of Law
  • DLA Piper
  • KHQ Legal
  • LawLink New Zealand
  • Law Institute of Australia
  • Pinsent Masons – Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore
  • Russell Kennedy Lawyers
  • Linfox
  • National Transport Institute of Australia
  • InsuranceLine
  • Insurance Advisor Net
  • CPA Australia
  • Cummins Filtration
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Volvo
  • Toyota Motors
  • HLBMann Judd
  • Pitcher Partners
  • DeakinCo
  • Melbourne University
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • McCormick Foods
  • McCain Foods
  • Simplot
  • HRD Summit 2018,2019, 2020
  • Urban Forum – Malaysia & Singapore
  • Exit Alliance
  • Zenith Interiors
  • Newcrest
  • Rio Tinto
  • Cheetham Salt
  • Ridley Agribusiness Australia
  • Transurban
  • Conversion Digital

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