Speaker

From home school on a sheep station to the mining camps of the Pilbara, to research in Norwegian fisheries and caring for my Dad – there’s nothing I love more than telling a good story. To command the attention of an audience, and to hold the space in the room.

Because truthfully? I’m an extreme extrovert.

I’m also an eternal empath, a *recovering* (?) perfectionist and a fierce advocate for the health, safety and wellbeing of those in rural industries and communities. I’m a lover of all-things-agriculture, I’m not afraid of vulnerability and I’m certainly no stranger to the stage.

As a speaker? I aspire to achieve three things: to tell stories with courage, to dispel fact from fiction and to inspire and motivate people to ACTION. (Which in the field of health and safety is a rarity, let’s be honest!)

From triumph to tribulation, light-bulb moment to (uncontrollable) laughter, my speaking style is inspired by the foolproof framework that is TED. Nope, no death by PowerPoint, no fluffy word salad, no ‘I’m so bored I want to poke my eye out with a stick’.

From international conferences to field days, industry forums to boardrooms, I’m comfortable with any audience, and no two presentations are ever the same. Consider the list below a tasting board and we’ll work together to customise a presentation to best suit your needs.

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Need a light, bright and high-energy MC for your next event?

Gee whizz I love being MC. Lucky for me, I’ve had the privilege of MC’ing industry forums, State award ceremonies, panels, weddings and everything in between.

For me, preparation is key – and I’m acutely aware of how important it is to both set and read the energy in the room.

Naturally, I’m an (extreme) extrovert, and I’m not afraid to leverage a tasteful sense of humour.

Say hello!

    Here’s what my audience has to say…

    Alex set the mood within the first few minutes of the presentation, which was virtual mind you! Everyone was engaged and eager to learn more. We had comments such as 'the best safety presentation I have ever heard', and I received a text message within the first few minutes of Alex presenting saying 'I am loving this already'.

    Julene Del Real Nuseed Australia

    Engaging, entertaining, confident, knowledgable...Alex has a warmth that allows people to connect with her and her experiences/family - to gain an understanding of where she is coming from.

    Paul Wordley South Australian Arid Lands Landscape Board

    Alex's message is so important - especially to those working on farms, who find paperwork and bureaucracy tedious and overwhelming. Her style is engaging, with a warmth that allows people to connect with her and her experiences/family.

    Krysteen McElroy Australian Fertiliser Services Association

    With a very engaging and enlivening style, Alex speaks through examples of issues directly from industry, that really helped to connect to the audience. The audience was very receptive to the information and there was a high level of engagement and comment during the presentation.

    Jane Foster ORM Consulting and Communications

    What an inspiring woman, we just absolutely loved Alex - she was the best part of the day. A very inspiring lady who has lived the tragedies we try to avoid. She is fantastic at simplifying and providing tips and tools to help plant the seed.

    Tammy O'Malley District Council Karoonda East Murray

    Thoughtful, engaging, real, practical, accessible and ultimately inspiring ....in a subject area which otherwise tends to make people glaze over.

    Leigh Radford Rural Media & Communicators SA/NT

    There was high energy in the room and the audience found you engaging and easy to listen to. You were very effective in getting
    your message across.

    Narelle Scott Women in Agriculture & Business