26 Oct 2020

Five of the best Motivational / Inspirational Speakers based in Adelaide

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By Heather Foster – Managing Consultant with ICMI Speakers & Entertainers

Right now we could all use some inspiration. The following 5 speakers can deliver this in spades to you, your organisation or your group. Hard work is the key to each of these speaker’s success, and they’re experts at bringing it out in their audiences.

5 of the Best Motivational / Inspirational Speakers Based in Adelaide
A photo of Anna Meares OAM

Anna Meares OAM

Anna is one of the most authentic presenters you will ever see. Her down to earth, relaxed style is a million miles away from her high-pressured performances as the best Olympic cyclist this country has ever seen. She embodies resilience through and through, which is something we could all use a bit of right now!

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Dr Richard Harris SC OAM

Co-recipient of Australian of the Year 2019, ‘Harry’ had nerves of steel when he was a major part of the team who rescued a soccer team of 12 boys and their coach trapped in a cave with rising tide in Thailand. Harry’s expertise in diving, wilderness and remote health, along with his talents as an anaesthetist, made him a perfect fit for this rescue. His talks focus on resilience, troubleshooting and how to focus on a goal no matter how insurmountable the odds.

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Henry Olonga

Henry was the first black player on the Zimbabwean national Cricket Team. In 2003 he made world headlines along with teammate Andy Flower when they wore black armbands to protest at ‘the death of democracy’ in Zimbabwe. He was forced to leave his homeland with credible death threats, which also spelled the end of his cricketing career. After moving to England and becoming a commentator and speaker, he now resides in Adelaide with his wife and two children. Henry talks on his life as a national sporting champion, his political exile and being an Opera Singer! He appeared on The Voice in 2019. He finishes each keynote with a spine-tingling live operatic performance, which cannot be missed.

Katrina Webb

Katrina Webb OAM

Katrina is a triple Gold Medal winning Paralympian who turned her disability into one of her greatest strengths. She has walked the Kokoda Trail twice, trekked to the Everest Basecamp and is the Global Ambassador for the International Paralympic Committee. Katrina’s story inspires and motivates. Success isn’t always the easiest journey and there are often many hurdles- but they can be jumped!

a photo of Dr James Muecke AM

Dr James Muecke AM

2020 Australian of the Year, James founded Sight for All in 2008 to fight against blindness in the Aboriginal and mainstream community of Australia- and also some of the poorest countries in the World. In 2016 James had to prematurely retire from surgery as a result of a progressive neurological disability. He has continued with his passion to help others. He delivers a passionate, fascinating and at times confronting presentation about his life, his work, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.


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How do we go about choosing the right Speaker for our event?

ICMI consultants are the most experienced in Australia and New Zealand. They make it their priority to work with you and meet your requirements to ensure the talent you book not only meets your expectations, but exceeds them! Our goal is to make your event a memorable one.

Who does ICMI represent?

With its proud 30-year history, ICMI has direct access to an extensive talent base. Whether it a world leader or Olympian you seek, someone to inspire and motivate, talent to educate and inform, an MC or event facilitator or pure entertainment through a dazzling performance, ICMI has it covered and is the first step you need to take towards making your event extraordinary. We have sourced and secured some of the best speakers and entertainers in the world – many exclusive to ICMI.

Why choose ICMI?

We understand that selecting the most appropriate talent can make or break your event. With more than 30 years experience, ICMI has a proven record of getting it right. Our consultants listen intently to the customer brief and ask the right questions in order to make the best recommendation. With 16 offices throughout Australia and New Zealand, ICMI consultants also bring a valuable understanding of their local area.

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