Virtual Conversations

/Virtual Conversations

Given the current global crisis, Steve is delighted to post a series of virtual conversations with some of the planet’s leading thinkers.

Those of you who know Steve will know that he does not recommend lightly. That’s a real plus for you – as Steve has lined up some of the best thinkers across the planet.These have limited places, so our recommendation is to sign up while places remain.

Stef du Plessis – Employee engagement in a virtual world

May 6th, 4pm Melbourne time

Steve kicked this off with a conversation with his long time friend and business partner, Stef du Plessis. As well as his deep insights into UGRs (unwritten ground rules), some of you may be aware that Stef has worked over the last 30 years in the employee engagement space (as well as the ‘authentic leadership’ space). In the conversation between Steve and Stef, Stef shares new insights into engagement, and how this thinking applies during these crazy times. This is guaranteed to be insightful, riveting and valuable.


Mike Wittenstein – Gaining employee buy-in during the toughest of times

May 7th, 8am Melbourne time

In the face of fear, uncertainty and stress, leaders now more than ever before need to work with their people to maximise their buy-in and secure commitment to navigating through and beyond our global crisis.

Mike Wittenstein, based in Atlanta, Georgia, created the ‘Future Story’ methodology before COVID-19 hit. It was a real hit with leaders from the get-go. Now, it is even more beneficial.

In this conversation with Steve Simpson, Mike shared his ‘Future Story’ approach to give leaders practical strategies to gain heightened levels of employee commitment, pride and ownership.

Graeme Codrington – AC/DC: Life After/During Covid

May 13th, 4pm Melbourne time

Graeme is based in Johannesburg yet travels the world to work with leadership teams across a wide range of industries. Steve regards Graeme as one of THE world’s leading futurists – his message is crystal clear, based on extensive research (undertaken by his people based in various countries), and has a pragmatic and practical focus. Again – don’t miss this one!!!

Here’s a copy of the recording:

Colin James and Tim Chilvers – How leadership needs to change now and into the future

May 26th, 4pm Melbourne time

We all know that these are ‘unprecedented’ times. But what many leaders are yet to come to terms with is how their leadership needs to change in this current environment and into the future.

In this conversation with global consultants and speakers Colin James and Tim Chilvers, you will gain insights into why leadership MUST change – and more importantly, Colin and Tim will share what leaders need to do differently.

This is a ‘must see’ event!

Here’s a copy of the recording:

Reg Athwal – Unleash Your Business DNA* – What SMEs & Corporates Can Learn From 100+ Year Old Family Business Legacies

May 28th, 4pm Melbourne time

Based in Dubai, Reg is the Executive Chairman of The Athwal Organization & Family Office, and is the Founder, Chairman & MD of RTS Global Partners with 4 Operating Solution Areas: Advisory, Education, Technology and Investments.

Since the age of 17 Reg has built numerous start-up and fast-growth businesses and bounced back from bankruptcy at the age of 21 to build his first million-dollar company by age 26. Reg comes from a family business blood-line, started in India in 1919 by his Grandfather.

Athwal has advised 124 family business groups to date from 1st to 6th generation. His philosophy is built upon One Family – One Legacy, by putting Family First to drive harmony and unity for any family who operates a business.

In this virtual conversation with Steve, Reg will share what organisations of all shapes and sizes can learn from hugely successful, long-lasting family businesses.

Here’s a copy of the recording:

Nigel Risner – BECOME AN EFFECTIVE ZOOKEEPER: Why communication is more important than ever

The reason why you aren’t getting business is that you suck at communication – that’s the rather contentious view of Nigel Risner! In the conversation, Nigel will help you profile both staff and customers, and work out the best way to approach them. 

Nigel is probably one of the three most in-demand speakers from the UK. He’s got an infectious enthusiasm and has wonderful insights into how leaders can become ‘Champion’ leaders, leading ‘Champion’ teams.

This is worth a watch!