Valerie is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur, investor and adviser to businesses and startups. So when she stands in front of a microphone, it’s always worth listening.
She has single-handedly commanded the attention span right across the globe – with audiences describing her as “dynamic”, “inspiring” and “exceeding expectations” everywhere from Sydney to Fiji, Melbourne to Rio de Janeiro.
Her spectrum of experience is impressive. As well as founding the highly successful Australian Writers’ Centre and new website SocialCallout.com, she is also author of Power Stories: The 8 stories you MUST tell to build an epic business (Wiley), which debuted as the number 2 business book in Australia in October 2012 (behind Richard Branson).
With fingers in the virtual pies of social media, entrepreneurship and storytelling, she offers a highly informed and immersive view on today’s business landscape. In particular, how to use the power of storytelling in your business.
Both an accomplished journalist and business commentator, Valerie’s fresh perspective and practical, no-nonsense insights makes every microphone visit worthwhile.
Valerie’s keynotes include:
- “Storytelling secrets of highly profitable businesses”
- “How to build your profile, grow your business and boost your personal brand”
“You met our brief brilliantly, your content was on trend and where businesses should be going moving forward, and you were such a pleasure to work with so thank you. The great thing about the workshop, and I think that is reflected in the comments, was the practical content that you delivered. You got up there, talked about it and then showed them how to do it.”
– Claire Thomas, Connections with ACP Magazines
“An engaging and entertaining speaker I’d highly recommend to any
– Trina So, blogger at The Gourmet Forager and organiser of Eat Drink
Valerie’s ability to read the temperature of a crowd makes her the ideal MC. She ensures energy levels are maintained, scheduled events flow smoothly and discussions remain on topic.
As a panel moderator, she uses her skills as a journalist to shape discussions that are both relevant and informative. Combine this with her passion for storytelling and social media, and a firm grip on the business world’s pulse, and Valerie is an ideal choice to bring it all together on the day.
“You can be very confident as an event organiser that Valerie will add value to your program and will deliver on your brief. She is highly credible as a business speaker and presenter, and as a facilitator Valerie crafts probing questions and manages interplay with the audience with aplomb. I highly recommend you consider Valerie for your next event.”
– Bill Baggitt, Director, Business Events
“Valerie was simply ‘inspired’ as the moderator for our Meet The Entrepreneur hypothetical-style event. There was a heavy reliance on the moderator function to guide the group dynamic, and explore and delve into each of our panelists’ backgrounds and talents. At the most basic level, she entertained us all, and steered debate into important quarters, while being humorous, informed and obviously very intelligent. A brilliant performance and her preparation shined through!”
– Christopher Witt, Director, Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, UNSW
If you would like to put Valerie in front of a microphone at your next event, please contact Andrew Gillman to discuss her availability:
andrew [at] spindriftmedia [dot] com [dot] au