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Lead Like YOU! – How to find your Courageous Leadership Brand

Being yourself is a powerful thing! What if you dared to be different? To own who you are, quirks and all. What if being yourself was, in itself, a superpower? In this keynote, Anne shares the power of Courageous Self-Leadership and how leading with authenticity, strengths and emotional intelligence is the key to influencing and inspiring teams. 

Power your EQ (Emotional Intelligence)

We’re all born with Emotional Intelligence. It’s what you do with it that counts. Being a great Leader is about winning hearts and minds. In this keynote, Anne proposes that EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is the single biggest factor impacting Leadership success today.

Power your EQ (Emotional Intelligence)

We’re all born with Emotional Intelligence. It’s what you do with it that counts. Being a great Leader is about winning hearts and minds. In this keynote, Anne proposes that EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is the single biggest factor impacting Leadership success today.

Strengths in Diversity 

When we combine our strengths, we’re stronger for it. Drawing on her expertise in Strengths-based Leadership, Anne builds a case for diversity and inclusivity in STEM. She demonstrates that combining our unique strengths and perspectives is key to not only creating positive and synergistic work cultures but driving innovation in Australia’s fastest-growing sector.

Resilience and Resolve – The power of Self-Leadership in times of change

The world of work is always changing. With every day comes an exciting opportunity to create, innovate and evolve. But with change comes a challenge: how do we adjust to the new realities we create? How do we bounce back from life’s adversities, and turn them into opportunities for growth? An experienced Leader in STEM and specialist in EQ-based Leadership, Anne is living proof of how the challenges we face and the choices we make next can shape us as stronger, authentic and resilient Leaders.

Resilience and Resolve – The power of Self-Leadership in times of change

The world of work is always changing. With every day comes an exciting opportunity to create, innovate and evolve. But with change comes a challenge: how do we adjust to the new realities we create? How do we bounce back from life’s adversities, and turn them into opportunities for growth? An experienced Leader in STEM and specialist in EQ-based Leadership, Anne is living proof of how the challenges we face and the choices we make next can shape us as stronger, authentic and resilient Leaders.

Step Forward, Be Bold

It’s one thing to say you’re a Leader. And another to BE a Leader, and put words into action. Quite often the most crucial points in your career will come down to two things: opportunity and initiative. In this keynote, Anne introduces the concept of being BOLD and how to take courageous action to get unstuck.

SPEAKER BIO

An engaging and heartfelt speaker, Anne Koopmann-Schmidt inspires new and emerging leaders to embrace their unique strengths and lead with authenticity and impact. Anne is an award-winning manufacturing engineer, University lecturer and business consultant based in Melbourne, Australia. In her powerful keynotes, Anne draws on her impressive 10+ years of global senior leadership expertise, her scientific insights on Emotional Intelligence, NLP and Strengths Coaching as well as her personal stories of people leadership, redundancy, and entrepreneurship to shatter limiting beliefs about who, or what, a ‘Great Leader’ should be. Passionate about using her experiences to teach and uplift, Anne’s in-demand topics include Redundancy, Resilience and Resolve, Front-Line Leadership, Powering Innovation, Emotional Intelligence, Strengths Leadership to Female Leadership and Diversity in STEM. A natural people-person with a flair for engaging crowds of all sizes and demographics, Anne skillfully balances a warm and personable delivery style with insights, toolkits and takeaways to help audiences succeed in the real world. With the latest data in tow, Anne advocates for a new Emotionally Intelligent approach to leading 21st Century teams  - inviting her global audiences from business, academia and STEM to experience the immediate and positive effects of being true to yourself at work.

Anne regularly joins leading organisations from Women’s Rail Network and LeanIn to the Victorian State Government and Monash University to share how identifying your unique strengths and defining Your Unique Leadership Identity is key to building self-confidence and motivating dynamic, high-performing teams.

In addition to her own Authentic Leadership Coaching programmes, Anne currently teaches “Leadership for Innovation” at Melbourne University’s School of Engineering as part of the institution’s Innovation Practice Programme.

For her commitment to Quality Excellence, Anne was awarded Young Manufacturer of The Year at the Victorian Manufacturer’s Hall of Fame. She has featured in Australian Business Review and Star Journal publications, and on the cover of Rail Express Australia.

Anne is available as a keynote speaker, host or MC for your next conference, plenary session, break-out session, workshop or facilitated event.

TESTIMONIALS

Anne was the keynote speaker at one of our Victorian women in transport mentoring session and I couldn’t be happier with our choice!

Not only was she a pleasure to deal with but her presentation on strengthening your leadership brand was so appropriate for the audience of younger female mentees as well as their more senior mentors.

It was a great balance of introducing theories and practical action, and spot on in relation to how our ideas on leadership are changing. Thanks Anne!

Bianca Nutt

Inclusion and social procurement advisor, level crossing removal project

I engaged Anne to chair a panel at a national Summit I was running. The panel was around diversity (including and beyond gender) in the manufacturing sector, so Anne’s expertise was a perfect fit.

From the get-go Anne was a committed and engaged Chair, asking a variety of questions and fleshing out her brief. It was clear just from the questions she was asking about the event, the delegates and her fellow panellists that Anne was doing a lot of her own research. Anne held pre-Summit sessions with the other panellists which helped to shape a framework for the panel.

During the panel Anne steered the conversation expertly, ensuring key discussion points were covered and that each panellist got an opportunity to speak to areas they wanted to highlight.

Anne herself if a very authentic and engaging speaker, she clearly has a passion for her work and gets genuine pleasure from helping others to develop professionally. Anne was a pleasure to work with all-round and I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Donna South

National Manager Membership & Marketing, Weld Australia

I’ve had the pleasure working with Anne twice when she presented to the Association for Manufacturing Excellence network.

Anne was great to work with. She took the time to understand our member base so she could adapt her presentation accordingly.

The feedback from our network was outstanding. Anne is an extremely knowledgeable, authentic speaker. She is passionate about the topic and connects well with the audience. Her practical experience combined with theoretical knowledge is relatable, engaging and inspiring.

We are looking forward to having her back to present again. Anne is a highly-skilled speaker who I would highly recommend to any business.

Laura Robertson

Business Manager, The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (Australia)

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Resilience for leaders – The 7cs of Resilience

So 2020/2021, what a time. We had to deal with concerns about jobs or finances. We had to deal with lockdown and isolation, kids home from school childcare closed, and a lot of different challenges along the way. Resilience is the keyword in all this. Resilience for leaders and how the 7Cs of resilience can help you!

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Be your best self as a leader – the 4 steps to strengths-based leadership

Teams need great managers, now more than ever. But managing a team is challenging. Not only do managers (like you) have to ensure productivity and outcomes in a short time, but you also have to manage your team’s dynamic, engagements and motivation. The most important thing as a manager is to learn to utilise your own strengths to effectively manage your tasks, time, emotions and motivation. To build on a strength-based leadership model.

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What is it like to work with a strengths coach?

Do you ever wonder why some things come naturally to you? Or what about why you are drawn to certain things that energise you and make you forget time? And other tasks drag on forever, and you keep procrastinating and procrastinating. The answer lies in your strengths and strengths coach.

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