Speakers Profile - Shantel Wetherall

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Shantel's words have been read by over 1 million people in publications like The Guardian, Fast company, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and in international campaigns for brands like Google, Nike and Intrepid Travel. Shantel is a British/Australia DE&I Leader, Writer and Facilitator. She lives on Djaara country in Central Victoria and works with communities and organisations across Australia and the world.

A thought leader focussed on key impact areas of; culture, equity, purpose and wellbeing, Shantel is the perfect person to create an authentic purpose-driven platform for your event. She is a trusted host and facilitator, working with brands like Google, Deloitte, Semipermanent, The Wheeler Centre, Photo2024, Midsumma and Creative Australia to deliver successful events locally and internationally.

As a widely published writer Shantel is a skilled interviewer and storyteller, adept at communicating across cultures, and complexity with warmth and humour. Her calm, enthusiasm and curiosity set the tone for brave spaces where speakers and audiences feel safe and inspired to dive in. Paving the way for stand out experiences and 'ah-ha! Moments.'

She is the Hosts and creator of Hey Aunty! podcast, an announcer on Melbourne's 3RRR and a regular commentator on ABC Radio, podcasts and in publications like Guardian Australia. Shantel is passionate about accessible and engaging communication, breaking things down in plain english and inviting everyone to the table. Skills she honed as a trusted advisor to business leaders through 15 years of professional advisory experience, working with a diverse range of organisations in the UK and Australia like Clifford Chance LLP, Accenture, Arts Centre Melbourne, and Creative Australia, culminating in Executive and Non Executive leadership positions in the Culture and NFP spaces. She now runs a creative studio that specialises in strategy and storytelling for purpose led campaigns, and continues to consult to industry and government on culture, equity and wellbeing strategy.

Shantel is also a joyful sobriety advocate, art lover and passionate outdoorswoman, who's recently made a tree change to live among the ironbark forests in regional victoria. She's often found traveling the world exploring culture, music and wellbeing and she writes about lifestyle, health and travel for The guardian, The Age and Intrepid Travel.