2019 SPASA Australia National Leadership Convention

SPASA Australia

Sunday, 21 July, 2019



2019 SPASA Australia National Leadership Convention

Head to Adelaide this August for the SPASA Australia 2019 Leadership Convention, featuing internationally acclaimed speakers set to inspire and motivate.

Great skills are no longer enough; contemporary leaders must have the capability to create ideas, eliminate redundant practices and roll out new initiatives.

The distinction between leaders who create great businesses and those who are mediocre is usually how they think! The ability to think more creatively has become the key to business success.

The SPASA Leadership Convention is a one-day program designed for leaders looking to grow their business and to make leadership their vocation. Be inspired, motivated and walk away with life-changing tips from world-renowned leadership authors and some of the best in our industry.

The Leadership Convention will be held in conjuction with the 2019 SPASA Australia Awards of Excellence. Join us for an evening of celebration that recognises achievements in design, construction, innovation, service and professionalism across the pool and spa industry.

2019 Leadership Convention — The Speakers

Matt Church

Matt Church is the founder and chairman of Thought Leaders, an organisation focused on helping invididuals and organisations gain a competitive advantage by capturing, packaging and delivering ideas for greater commmercial success.

Church is consistently voted one of Australia’s top conference speakers, recognised as the 2014/15 Australian Speaker of the Year and recently included in the world’s top 10 motivational speakers as judged by professional speaker association eSpeakers.

A prolific author, Church’s publishing history is a demonstration of his polymathic nature. His ability to draw from this incredibly diverse sphere of knowledge means he can often shed new light on a topic which an industry has “done to death”. From this space, he inspires people to think, expertly delivering key messages and weaving them together with narratives from a diverse range of sources. Many say his presentations are watershed moments in industry and business culture.

Presentation — Amplifiers: The power of motivational leadership to inspire and influence

As the founder of Thought Leaders Global and the author of Amplifiers, Church has long been driven to understand the most important elements of influential leadership. He believes that leadership is in essence about bringing out greatness in others and this principle is at the centre of his keynote on amplifiers.

Organisations that succeed have leaders and teams that are inspired by what they do and what their work stands for. Church unpacks the process by which transformational leaders can amplify their impact — amplify their productivity, amplify their creativity and amplify their results.

Having committed decades to research and development in this field, Church has the skills and strategies to unlock and amplify transformational leadership in your organisation.

Your amplified leaders will become masters of maximising human potential and developing other great leaders among their colleagues.

In this high-impact presentation Matt will show you how to:

  • Master the essential communication tools for making an impact
  • Bring out the best in people and maximise their impact
  • Employ positive tactics that inspire others to achieve the unimaginable
  • Create work worth doing and cultures worth belonging to
  • Become leaders worth following
Matina Jewell

An Australian to be proud of, Jewell’s unique story is one of inspiration, of authentic leadership and resilience in the face of crippling adversity and of thriving through change across a trailblazing military career.

Her keynote presentations and workshops have transformed some of the countries biggest companies, empowering leaders from all walks of life. The bestselling author of Caught in the Crossfire, Jewell has also been the subject of ABC’s Australian Story and has served on the ANZAC Centenary Commission and the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council where she has given a voice to the rights of Veterans throughout the country. Jewell’s vast experience with the military both during and after her years of service, coupled with her powerful storytelling, has resulted in countless standing ovations from Australia’s biggest corporations.

Audiences sit spellbound as they hear how Jewell tracked down war lords, fast roped onto ships and took command, leading teams under extreme conditions under fire during the Lebanon War. With ‘on-the-ground’ footage from life-threatening missions bringing audiences into the moment, Jewell shares an incredible journey; drawing out the lessons from her varied experience that affect long-lasting change in leaders, teams and organisations, for years to come.

Presentation — Caught in the Crossfire: Leadership lessons from the front lines of change

We all walk a tightrope every day, whether it’s juggling the conflicting demands of work and home, our team and our leaders, or the needs of our customers and our staff — it’s how we handle these times that will define and ultimately determine our success.

Jewell’s unique story is one of authentic leadership, of resilience in the face of crippling adversity and of thriving through change across a trailblazing military career. This thought-provoking and moving presentation forces audiences to question everything they think they know, inspiring long-lasting change through self-reflection.

Key takeaways include:

  • Demonstrating leadership; even when it’s not in your job description
  • Finding a way forward in high-pressure situations: decision-making strategies, thinking outside the box and adapting to succeed
  • Overcoming fear to lead through adversity: seeing challenge and change as opportunity
  • Being the catalyst for teamwork, empowerment and cooperation: taking responsibility to motivate teams and inspire others
  • Building resilience in teams
  • The keys to creating effective communication
David Staughton B.Sc (Hons) CCEO Member PSA

David Staughton is an award-winning international speaker, author and expert on selling and customer service for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Staughton graduated as a scientist and worked for some of Australia’s largest companies before starting his own business; a wedding reception venue. He grew the business into an award-winning hospitality empire, hosting more than 2000 weddings over 15 years.

He has over 25 years of hands-on sales experience across a broad range of industries including hospitality, tourism, health and business consulting. Staughton is passionate about small business, loving your customers and making more sales.

He has helped many SMEs grow, coached business leaders and their teams, and has assisted many small business associations and groups. He has been responsible for multimillion-dollar sales turnarounds and helped several companies grow and list on the ASX.

 As a best-selling author, Staughton has contributed to books on sales, small business and most recently on The VIP Principle — the long-term business benefits of improving your customer experience.

A highly entertaining speaker, Staughton has been performing in front of audiences globally for over 20 years. Some of his clients include Hard Rock Café, Tyrepower, QBE, Inenco (BSC/CBC) and Goldwell.

In 2017 he was awarded the Nevin Award by Professional Speakers Australia for outstanding service to the speaking profession.

Presentation — Sales Leadership: Building and leading your team to sell more

Salespeople can be the best investment you ever make or your biggest nightmare. You need to build a high-performance sales team to help your business outperform and grow in a turbulent and disrupting market.

This highly practical presentation is based on real sales experience. You’ll find out what other successful sales organisations are doing to build a more effective and sustainable sales team. Discover great tools, technologies and techniques that you can use for best-practice sales leadership.

The interactive and fun session will cover:

  • Three essential strategies of successful sales leaders
  • The significant impact and value that a high-performing salesperson can add
  • The keys to attracting, selecting, inducting and retaining better salespeople
  • How to inspire, motivate and reward your salespeople
  • The biggest mistakes that sales leaders make in building a great sales team
  • The secrets of a more systematic approach to sales — developing your sales playbook
  • The rise of ‘SMarketing’ — combining sales with automated marketing tools

Main image credit: © moisseyev/Dollar Photo Club

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