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Ricky Nowak Keynote Presentations

Looking for an engaging and entertaining speaker on leadership, communication or trust for your next conference or event?

Want your delegates to go WOW and remember all the key messages?

Keen to have a speaker who really connects to audiences and makes the conference come alive?

Known for her ability to get great results, inspire leaders in creating positive change Ricky makes keynotes compelling and truly connect with her audiences.

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Audacious Leadership – How to Lead with Conviction, Courage and Care ©

Australian leaders spend millions of dollars and hours every year developing their own capability and that of their teams, yet as a nation are undecided about what really works. Part of the reason is that more people resist standing up and out than those willing to lead with the positive audacity of conviction, courage and care.

It is critical for leaders to create their own enduring leadership style, position and purpose – one that will ensure there is no ambiguity about their behaviour, actions or communication.

Participants of this interactive presentation will: 

  • Be challenged to rethink their definition and understanding of ‘Audacious’ and convert it from a business negative into a business imperative.
  • Go from a well-meaning manager to a proactive visionary and implementer.
  • Receive a step by step guide for those who wish to live their legacy and enjoy the rewards it brings themselves, their people and organisations.

This Audacious Leadership practical presentation will enable participants to work on developing their own leadership style, position and purpose.

Click here to download our Audacious Leadership flyer

How to Make Good People Great Leaders and Reap the Rewards © 
If you’re serious about staying competitive in a fast changing business environment you need to transform your good people into decisive and inspirational leaders who have the vision to drive your business forward into a profitable future.

This presentation covers:

  • Three ways to become more resilient in business
  • Helping people learn to cope with change
  • Encouraging and respecting innovation and creativity
  • Characteristics of great communication skills
  • How to mentor your team to bring out their talents
  • Building staff engagement and commitment

This How to Make Good People Great Leaders practical presentation will enable participants will understand:

  • The value of their individual leadership
  • How to demonstrate the importance of professional values
  • Illustrate the true meaning and impact of leadership at all levels
  • Take ownership of their leadership behaviours and styles
  • The value of their individual leadership
  • How to demonstrate the importance of professional values
  • Illustrate the true meaning and impact of leadership at all levels
  • Take ownership of their leadership behaviours and styles

Download our Make Good People Great Leaders and Reap the Rewards flyer

The Integrity Factor

Far from being an old-fashioned notion, honourable business, and honourable business leaders, are more sought-after than ever. Most of us don’t expect perfection, but we do expect transparency and integrity. The same values apply when we consider our community representatives, our own lives and our relationships.

However, in today’s digital world ‘the camera is always rolling, the microphone is always on, and there’s no such thing as ‘off the record’ – especially for leaders. Additionally at home there’s little privacy when social media, and technology intersect leaving nothing to the imagination and everything just a click away from exposure – large and small.

It is a commercial imperative for organisations to focus on their brand reputation and their integrity without any ambiguous messages to their stakeholders, staff or the public.

Participants of this interactive presentation will understand:

  • The importance of values and ethics in today’s world.
  • The role of the leader in leading by example at home, at work, and in life.
  • What would ‘wikileaks’ say about you, your integrity as an individual, a couple or a business?
  • What integrity really means to you, your customers, friends and family.

The Integrity Factor practical presentation will facilitated conversation about Integrity from a personal and professional standpoint and will be an opportunity for everyone cast a lens on how their behaviours, actions, choices, and decisions impact on others.

Stand up and out for the right reasons and be respected in the business and professional community by your integrity factor.

Click here to download our The Integrity Factor flyer

All keynotes can also be delivered as Breakout and Seminars


Ricky presented at an ICON event on "Converting Contacts into Contracts". Attendees came away with some valuable knowledge on creating relationships and how to identify and pursue your networks. She was a very engaging speaker and we enjoyed learning from her experience.

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