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Cliftons Elevate is a hybrid face-to-face and digital event bringing together the day’s top thought leaders to talk resilience and leadership for 2020 and beyond. Hear from a variety of industry speakers and thought leaders streaming to you on 3rd September.

What lessons can we learn from these difficult times? How will you set a strong path in a world of uncertainty? Influential business leaders will share how you can motivate your teams, future proof your business against adversity and set a strong course for success in the age of disruption. Hear real life stories and discover how adversity can be used to channel success, with important lessons you can apply in your own scenarios.

Learning COVID-19’s lessons for a stronger, better 2021

Featured Speakers

Future Crunch

Opening Keynote

Future Crunch are science communicators who explore what is happening on the frontiers of science and technology. This dynamic team will show progress is not only possible, but that it’s happening right now.

Keith Ferrazzi

Closing Endnote

New York Times #1 bestselling author and renowned thought leader, Keith ignites action and can help keep your company focused and productive in this new work world.

Richard Champion

MC – Resilience & Reinvention

Richard “Champs” Champion will be your host for the Resilience and Reinvention stream. Richard is a multi-talented personality who had an AFL football career spanning 14 years, including 10 years with the Brisbane Bears / Brisbane Lions.

James O'Loghlin

MC & Presenter

James O’Loghlin is one of Australia’s most respected, entertaining and experienced presenters and media personalities.

The Agenda

Opening Keynote

Future Crunch

The Adaptability Quotient

The most important skill for the 21st century and how to start cultivating it right now

Drawing on the latest insights from the worlds of technology, neuroscience and management, Future Crunch reveals why the best predictor of success is how individuals and organisations embrace rapid experimentation. You will walk away with an understanding of what it takes to foster AQ, how to identify it in others, and how it can be a superpower for anyone looking to maintain an advantage in the next economy.

Track 1 - Leading in Turbulent Times

Anthony Bonicci

Are you a Blinkered Leader?

With all the challenges leaders face right now, it’s easy to forget to work on ourselves. Research suggests leaders unconsciously “blinker” themselves, and this can lead to poor results in many facets of their business & personal lives.

Using a unique & highly interactive technology proven over 15 years across the globe, Anthony will help you:

  • Enable real change personally & organisationally
  • Shift beliefs to shift results
  • Become unstuck & unleash your true potential

Ronni Kahn

How I Lead

Ronni Kahn AO is the CEO and founder of the food rescue charity, OzHarvest. After realising how much food was going to waste in the hospitality industry across the country, Ronni was instrumental in changing the existing legislation across four states that had prevented food donors from supplying excess food. Recognised as a leader in the fields of entrepreneurship, social impact and innovation, Ronni has been awarded with numerous achievements for her work and commitment to the community.

James O'Loghlin & Leanne Christie

Virtually Brilliant

With practical and friendly tips for every sort of gathering both in the real world and virtual, Leanne and James take you through each of the stages of presenting and show you how to keep your audience sitting up and eager for more. 

From researching your topic to adding humour and interest, from using your voice effectively to conquering your nerves, The Virtually Brilliant approach will see even the most inexperienced speaker improve their skills enormously.

Nick Abrahams

Cruise. Bump. Pivot. Repeat... Forever

Alchemize today’s fear, uncertainty and disruption into a massive opportunity for you, your team and your organisation. The Australian Financial Review calls Nick a “digital transformation guru“. 

In this session, discover:

  • The secrets of organisations that have turned adversity into success
  • A proven strategy for effective innovation
  • The key tech trends you need to embrace or be crushed by
  • A blueprint for establishing a unique value proposition in the multiverse
  • The new world of being an “Accountable Organisation”

Track 2 - Resilience & Reinvention

Julie Cross

Resilience... Our Super Power!

As we negotiate this pandemic we not only need to attend to our physical wellbeing but also our mental and emotional wellbeing. It is time to rediscover and reconnect with our resilience, and remember we have the power to live an inspired life, no matter the circumstances. It is time to let our light shine and lead the way. 

You will…

  • Learn to use strategies that empower.
  • Discover the benefits and gifts in reframing and reinventing.
  • Elevate from victim thinking to victory doing.

Scott Dutton

Creating Mindful Connection - Virtually!

We are the most resilient when we feel connected.

The rapid onset of remote work has challenged us both personally + professionally to keep centred + connected. Scott combines the ancient wisdom of mindfulness with modern virtual technologies to strengthen workplace collaboration + wellbeing.

Scott will explore workplace resilience and share:

·        How to create mindful connection within teams.
·        How the virtual space can help to facilitate team connection.


Dr Helena Popovic (MBBS)

Don't Waste This Crisis!

 Our mind can be our most powerful tool or our most forceful opponent. How can we harness it to our greatest advantage? A crisis can be the ultimate catapult into creativity. Dr Helena Popovic will provide a step-by-step plan, backed by neuroscience, for how to emerge as a victor, not a victim, of any crisis.

Specific objectives include:

  • Discover how crisis can make people come alive and truly thrive
  • Learn how to guide people from fear and uncertainty to clarity and confidence
  • Redirect your focus from setbacks to strategies

Tracey Spicer

The 3 R's of Resilience

In this wise, witty and fast-paced presentation, Tracey Spicer, well known author, broadcaster and journalist will teach you how to rise to life’s challenges, shake off the shackles that are holding you back, and fight the good fight! This proud bogan from the outskirts of Brisbane will make you laugh, cry, and change the way you think.


Keith Ferrazzi

Leading Without Authority

The Roadmap for Organisations Going forward to Work

 In the past several months we have seen more disruption, transformation, and innovation than during any other period in history. Businesses are at a tipping that will determine how they emerge post-pandemic. Adam Grant, Wharton School professor and best selling author, has called Keith Ferrazzi’s latest book, Leading Without Authoritythe roadmap for a post-pandemic networked world.

Peter Diamandis, founder of Singularity University and XPrize, said “Leading Without Authority is the must-read guidebook for radical transformation. Keith Ferrazzi’s concept of co-elevation provides an actionable methodology for any team to thrive during the decade of exponential change ahead.


How Cliftons Hybrid Events Work!

Attendance to this complimentary event will be via Cliftons remarkable new digital events platform, streaming live with limited spots available for those who would like to attend in person.

1. Register

This event will be offered in two ways - Virtual or In-Person at Cliftons Venues. Seats are available in select cities* If you would like to attend in person, you can register your interest.

*Based on COVID-19 Restrictions

2. Attend Sessions

Watch our speakers either from our selected venues or virtually. All registrants will receive a link to connect virtually so you won’t miss out should circumstances change.

3. Engage

Join a live Q&A Session where you can ask questions and participate in discussions, polls and quizzes!

Registrations are closed.

Registrations for the live event have closed as this event is now complete.

You are now able to register for access to the recorded sessions post event. This is where you can view recordings of the presentations and other great content from our presenters now the event has concluded.

Thank you for your interest.



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As one of the most respected and established Speakers Bureaus in Australia, Ovations lead the way with Australia’s first Speakers Showcase. Leanne and the Ovations team have now organised events in over 20 countries. The team at Ovations is truly the most professional and reliable to work with and have a well-established and proven track record.
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