Ted Bonel – Strategy & Execution Advisors

Ted Bonel B.Eng (Hons) is a strategic advisor & coach to CEOs and Executive Teams across Australia. Driven by a relentless passion for learning and helping business leaders develop and execute strategy to deliver profitable, sustainable growth. Ted provides organisations and their leaders with facilitation support and executive education which is focused on Strategy Development & Strategy Execution.

His expertise is based on a mixture of wide business experience (with over 20 years of practical experience in various industries and as CEO of a Fast Growth Private & Public Company), effective tools, as well as a great deal of consulting and executive education – all centred around Strategy Development & Strategy Execution. Ted’s approach to working with clients is as unique as his specialist focus. Always seeking to challenge clients’ thinking – but equally unafraid to roll up his sleeves and help execute the ideas generated.

For more than 15 years, Ted has consulted to a variety of enterprises in the areas of Strategy, Business Development and Operational Improvement. He has assisted clients overcome major obstacles, deal with tough decisions and capitalize on new opportunities to generate breakthrough results.

His philosophy is that no matter how brilliant a strategy is crafted, it has absolutely no value until it is translated into execution. He not only brings you the best ideas from World Thought Leaders, but will always combine them with powerful and practical tools that enable you to act on them and measure their results.

 

Sonia McDonald – McDonald Inc & Leadership HQ

Sonia McDonald is the CEO and founder of LeadershipHQ and McDonald Inc. Sonia is a leading keynote speaker, leadership coach, author and facilitator.

She believes we should lead with kindness and courage, from the heart, doing rather than telling and is known for her mantra ‘just lead’. She leads by example in all these areas and through her one on one practical coaching, leadership training for teams and organisations encourages others to do the same. Sonia has helped hundreds of people on their leadership journey to become the best version of themselves and in turn, inspire and bring out the best in others. Also she and her team have worked and partnered with a number of businesses and companies for over a decade build great leadership teams and cultures.

For more than 25 years, Sonia has been on the front lines of Human Resources, Leadership and People and Culture. She has held leadership positions worldwide and through experience, research and study come to realise what it takes to be a truly great leader.

Sonia has an ability to speak bravely and authentically about her own development as a leader, personal and career challenges in a way which resonates with her audience. She is recognised as a LinkedIn influencer and has become an in-demand keynote speaker, starts important conversations.

She is an award-winning published author of Leadership Attitude and Just Rock It! and writes regularly for publications such as The Australian, HRD Magazine, Smart Healthy Women and Women’s Business Media. Sonia has become recognised for her commentary around the topic of leadership, championing the up and coming leaders of tomorrow, advocating for women in business as well as building leaders in small business.

 

Bernard O’Brien – The Ninox Group

Bernard O’Brien having been an accomplished and successful senior executive with extensive experience across several industry segments such as food, agriculture, merchandising, consulting, retailing, construction, and the tourism sector for over 35 years, as CEO, Managing Director, and Chairman has now turned his attention to operating his own business, The Ninox Group. His objective is to work with clients to accelerate their own business growth and goals, through a proven and experienced coaching / mentoring practice.

Bernard and The Ninox Group have only in a few years, grown a portfolio of both national and international clients, in different stages of their business life cycles including start-up, growth, consolidation, crisis management, restructure, diversification, and scaling up.

Bernard supports and works with Company Boards, Senior Executive Teams and individual CEO’s, imparting professional and expert advice. The objective is to develop a harmonious culture of accountability amongst the client’s team members whilst, all being focused and aligned to achieve an agreed strategy and execution plan, resulting in an improved bottom line, a positive cash flow and reaching your personal and commercial goals.