About Shane

When people ask me what I do, the short and simple answer is:           

I help leaders.

I know what it’s like to have more work on your desk than you have space in your calendar. I understand the challenges that come with trying to lead and mobilise large teams when you can’t get one-to-one with everyone. My work focuses on helping leaders to build and leverage their platform to lead at scale, to have more impact with less effort, ultimately creating more space for them to do what they do best.

I’m passionate about how leaders communicate and connect, whether in the conference room, the meeting room or the lunch room. You can’t build a great marriage or relationship without effective communication; in the same way, you don’t build strong teams with weak communication. It is this message I deliver through mentoring, training and speaking for organisations and individuals across a variety of sectors. I believe that great communication is about more than just ‘speaking’; it has to be viewed through the lens of leadership, and that’s the fun, creative and engaging journey I take people on.

I’ve spent the past 12 years working and speaking to leaders in organisations across a range of sectors, drawing on and combining my expertise and experience in business and psychology. I’m a creative at heart, though, so you can be sure that a journey with me will follow the road less travelled and it will be remembered.

Topics Include

Don’t Just Speak. Lead.

We live in a world that is more globally connected than ever before, with easier access to information than any other point in history. And yet, in the moments that matter, in times of uncertainty, change or crisis, people don’t just look for more information, content or instruction, they look to a leader. In these moments, great leaders are not just those who can inform or instruct but those who can lead, inspire and mobilise.

  • Explore the three big obsessions of great communicators.
  • Discover how to build and leverage your leadership platform to lead and mobilise your team.
  • Walk away with simple tools to communicate with greater confidence, clarity and connection.

Capture & Communicate Your Thoughts.

Research suggests that 74% of people experience some type of speech anxiety or fear of public speaking. If you thought it was just you, then you can relax knowing you’re not alone. Maybe public speaking doesn’t intimidate you, but you’re a leader who wants to leverage and grow your influence or inspire action and change in those you lead. This keynote is for people at every stage of the journey. Whether it’s a toast at an event, a board meeting, a town hall presentation or just getting your team on board with an idea at a stand up, a lack of confidence or skills in this area can significantly impact your personal and/or professional potential.

  • Discover how to effectively translate your thoughts into words and then deliver them with impact.
  • Explore the five key principles to help you communicate an important message that people actually remember and act upon.
  • Walk away with a simple process to capture and communicate your thoughts.

Lead with Stories.

Research by Neuroscientist Paul Zak has found that “character-driven stories with emotional content result in a better understanding of the key points a speaker wishes to make and enable better recall of these points weeks later”. If you have ever had the privilege of speaking to a room full of people, you will understand the power of effective storytelling. But knowing what story to tell, and when, is a critical skill that every leader must be able to master. Great storytelling goes much deeper than getting your message across, it’s a tool to help people connect.

  • Learn how to break down the barriers to trust and connection through transformational storytelling.
  • Discover the power of signature stories to get your message across.
  • Walk away with a simple tool to incorporate storytelling into your day to day leadership.

Messaging that Sticks.

Communication without a strong and clear message is like a car without a steering wheel, you go where momentum takes you? But great leaders and teams don’t just go with momentum, they create it.  Do you have a great product or idea but struggle to communicate its value? Are you the best kept secret, but need the world to know? Are you saying the same thing over and over but not getting traction? Do you have an idea but struggle to share it succinctly? The ability to create and deliver effective messaging is arguably one of the most important communication skills a leader can possess. To deliver impactful and engaging content that consistently reinforces a clear intent is a tension every leader must manage.

  • Develop memorable, cut through internal messaging for your team and organisation.
  • Create and shape a winning culture through shared language.
  • Walk away with easy to apply strategies for building consistency in your internal messaging.

Behind the ‘Seens’ – Where leadership is made.

Don’t mistake that which is unseen for that which is unimportant. Leadership is made behind the ‘seens‘. Leadership is a process from health to growth to results. From hidden to visible to helpful.

  • Explore the three keys to sustaining leadership results.
  • Discover how to create a world class culture by design.
  • Walk away with a simple model to help strengthen your personal leadership and organisational culture.

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