Speakers Profile - Rachael Robertson











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Rachael Robertson (CSP, MBA) is one of the most booked female speakers in the Asia- Pacific region.

Rachael is a best-selling author whose work is in response to a massively growing demand in the business world to get real, practical and proven tools backed up by solid theory from someone who has actually led and done so successfully.

Rachael's list of happy and inspired clients numbers more than 1500 from leading organisations around the world. She has presented at national and international conferences, both in person and virtually, to clients from all industries including mining, pharmaceutical, construction, health, education, finance, government, hospitality and retail. Rachael’s leadership tools can be applied to any team, anywhere, at any time!

Extreme Leader

After 15 years leading diverse and remote teams and business units, she took the jump and lead the 58th Australian expedition to Antarctica. It was a tough, gruelling, and exhausting year, but ultimately extremely rewarding and fruitful. The intensity of this leadership role, where the leader is on-duty all day, every day, for 12 months with no respite, gave her the opportunity to road test her leadership ideas the hard way - without the luxury of peers, a desk or any way out! It was a 'leadership laboratory' in the most extreme, hostile environment on Earth.

Since returning to Australia, Rachael has completed her MBA, and written two best selling books based on her experience – Leading on the Edge released in 2013 and her latest book Respect Trumps Harmony released early in 2020. She will share with you the tools she used to build a resilient and collaborative team from a group of 18 strangers, working in the toughest workplace on the planet.

As the world works through the current global crisis, you will hear how Rachael led her team through their own crisis while “on the ice”, and how she managed expectations when coming out of isolation and back home to Australia. These tools are crucial right now, and can be used through any situation, be that at team, organisation, local, national or international level, giving you an opportunity to leave a lasting leadership legacy.

Rachael's credentials include:
20 years corporate leadership experience.
Antarctic expedition leader, and only the second woman to lead the team at Davis Station.
Best-selling author of Leading on the Edge and Respect trumps Harmony
MBA (Melbourne Business School)
Certified Speaking Professional
Presented at over 1500 events in Europe, the USA and the Asia Pacific region.
Appeared on over 150 TV interviews, podcasts, and radio programs as a global expert in leadership and teamwork.

Rachael's style is typically Australian - laconic, funny, down-to-earth and engaging

Because Rachael speaks from experience, she connects deeply with audiences and relates her own challenges to the challenges of every workplace. Her keynote presentations, both virtual and in real life, offer hilarious insights into life on the ice while providing practical tools to build teamwork. With stunning photography, video, online polling and audience interaction, this is a seasoned leader telling it how it is in her own approachable style. Rachael has built a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio so can guarantee professional production value for virtual sessions, and with a full time team in support, Rachael is completely free to concentrate entirely on you. Your people will leave inspired and motivated to take on their own challenges and will learn about the world's most remote and unique workplace: Antarctica.

Top 5 Reasons to book Rachael
RACHAEL IS A REAL LEADER WHO SPEAKS WITH EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND INSIGHT
RACHAEL ALWAYS RECEIVES THE TOP RATINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM CLIENTS AND ATTENDEES OF HER EVENTS FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS TO EVIAN, FRANCE.
RACHAEL IS AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTER AND IS A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH, BOTH FOR THE CLIENT AND THE BOOKING AGENT OR BUREAU
ATTENDEES TO YOUR EVENT WILL LEAVE INSPIRED, BUT ALSO WITH THE PRACTICAL TOOLS TO INSPIRE OTHER PEOPLE AND LEAD FROM WHERE THEY ARE
RACHAEL'S CONTENT IS ENTIRELY UNIQUE AND SHE IS RECOGNISED AS A GLOBAL LEADER IN LEADING THROUGH CHALLENGING TIMES