OUR 2018 SPEAKERS ARE LEADERS IN THE FIELD OF MENTAL FITNESS

Creating Mentally Fit Workplaces

Tasha Broomhall

ORGANISATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT

Tasha Broomhall is the Director and lead facilitator for Blooming Minds Mental Health and Wellbeing, which partners with organisations and communities to develop cultures of positive mental health and wellbeing. From short mental health courses to ongoing mental health training programs, individual consulting or mental health resources for your workplace; Blooming Minds delivers mental health courses and training for SMBs and corporate entities. Tasha is a Principal Master Trainer awarded by Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA Australia) and is currently completing a Masters of Sc Psychology.

Dr Jenny Brockis

BRAIN HEALTH EXPERT

Dr Jenny Brockis is passionate about the science of high performance thinking. Having previously been a principle of a medical practice, Dr Jenny works with individuals to create brain-savvy leaders who seek to think smarter and innovate more, work more effectively, and get more out of life and work. Dr Jenny is an award-winning keynote, author and regular magazine contributor on cognitive health and how it will be the greatest disruptor to future organisational success.

Julie Meek

DIETITIAN & NUTRITIONIST

Julie Meek is a West Australian coach, accredited practising dietitian, qualified sports dietitian and degree qualified in Health Promotion. She is the author of two books on nutrition. She has worked with professional athletes, including the Fremantle Dockers team, the Perth Wildcats and many Olympians. Passionate about people and nutrition, Julia works with individuals to identify and access their best performance every day.

Nicholas Mabbott

FATIGUE MANAGEMENT EXPERT

Nicholas Mabbott has more than 21 years of fatigue management, road safety and workplace safety experience and has worked around the world training and educating thousands of individuals. He is a developer and reviewer of fatigue detection technologies and delivering fatigue management policy and controls. Nicholas is a fatigue management specialist at Beyond Midnight Fatigue Management, a consultancy which provides strategy and advice on fatigue management to individuals and businesses.

John Poulsen

PRINCIPAL, PEOPLE, PASSION & PERFORMANCE

John is the Principal of People, Passion & Performance amd former Australian Managing Partner and CEO of Squire Patton Boggs. He has deep ‘hands on’ experience in creating and developing workplaces where people have a shared vision and purpose, are fully motivated, engaged and empowered and which results in incredible sustainable performance of the organisation. John coaches and mentors leaders and emerging leaders to develop or enhance their people skills so that they fully motivate, engage and empower their people to succeed in these volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times.

Ben Bauert

CEO UNLEASHED XR I UNLEASHED VR

Ben Bauert is a former lawyer that made the decision a few years ago to focus on innovative ways that technology could help people reach their potential and improve their workplace performance. After working in law and living in China for a number of years, he founded Unleashed VR during the Founder Institute accelerator program in mid-2016. The company is based in Perth CBD and solely focuses on creating highly immersive and interactive training and assessment programs for workplace applications.

John K Williams

PROJECT DIRECTOR, LINKPADD

John K Williams is the Designer and Project Director for LinkPADD and specialises in Workplace Systems and Business Performance Coaching. John has over 20 years of Company Director experience and has worked with and supported thousands of individuals and teams throughout that time. He is the co-author of “Mindfit – How to create a kick-ass workforce and achieve long-term business excellence” published in 2018. John is passionate about lifting the personal effectiveness of the people he works with. 

Nate Sturcke

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, SOMA

Nate Sturcke is a passionate educator and advocate of the local Perth startup and innovation community. Nate is currently the Managing Director of Skills of the Modern Age, where he helps people get excited about the future of work, and has previously held senior roles in RAC and HealthEngine in strategy, product, marketing and innovation.

Over the last 5 years Nate was worked with over 1,000 entrepreneurs through a variety of programs, including the Silicon-Valley based Founder Institute accelerator; Google-backed Startup Weekend; and RAC SeedSpark seed fund. In 2017, Nate was awarded the WA Startup Community award for his role in promoting early stage entrepreneurship throughout the state.

Kim Ledger

Business Leader & Philanthropist

Kim is one of WA’s leading businessmen with over 47 years of experience in business enterprise, including founding and developing companies and technologies within the automotive and racing industry. Kim is currently Company Director of Act 6 and Wescone Distribution, among others, and co-founder of two New York hospitality businesses.

Kim is the father of the late Oscar-winning actor Heath Ledger and is the founding Patron of ScriptWise. Since losing his son to an accidental overdose of prescription medications, Kim has been a strong advocate for increasing awareness to both consumers and health professionals around this hidden epidemic in Australia. Kim is passionate about men’s health and particularly our youth and the modern-day challenges potentially impacting their mental health.

He is also founding Patron of The Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship, Patron for the Prostate Cancer Foundation WA, and a board member of both the National Film and Sound Archive and Cyrenian House Perth.

Jeremy Watkins

LEADERSHIP & SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE EXPERT

The future of leadership is not important. It’s VITAL.

Jeremy Watkins (aka the Barefoot Leader) is a Leadership and Sustainable Performance Mentor, Speaker, Facilitator (and soon to be published author) who works with Senior Leaders, Corporate Executives, Business Owners and their teams to help them develop new insights, that increase their influence and maximise their impact as leaders.

Jeremy is an inspiring example of living his central message that drives his highly contagious passion.

 

“Living in vitality is the foundation of sustainable performance, meaningful achievements and a life well lived.”

Jeremy Watkins ~ The Barefoot Leader

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