Ask about Rachael Robertson
Key Points
  • Rachael Robertson has 20 years leadership experience in challenging and remote workplaces.
  • She is the second woman ever to lead an Antarctic expedition to Davis Station.
  • At 32, she was Victoria's youngest ever Chief Ranger.
  • She has worked with over 1200 organisations around the globe
  • She is author of the best selling book Leading on the Edge; coming soon to TV.
  • Rachael is creator of the rule of "No Triangles" and why direct conversations are critical.
Topics

Delivering Interactive Keynote Sessions Online

Rachael has a dedicated and permanent broadcast studio complete with professional audio-visual gear and staff to make your session a success.

Influential and Inspirational Online Keynote Sessions

Rachael has adapted her delivery content and style to take into account the factors emerging in the Covid-19 pandemic – such as – increased isolation, uncertainty and volatility in the world and the merging of work and home.

Rachael is defining best practices for running virtual keynotes to make the most of the ability to interact with audiences via voice, screen and text. She makes good use of audience polling, external video sources and live chat.

  • Leading on the edge - Leadership, Inspiration
    • The job of a leader is to create more leaders, not more followers! This keynote explores how great leaders build and invest in those around them and turn "moments into momentum" by paying attention to the little things. This is all about showing BIG leadership in SMALL moments.

  • Future. Woman. Leader - Women, Leadership
    • How did Rachael become the youngest female leader to Antarctica, or the youngest Chief Ranger? In this keynote Rachael outlines the key personal mantras, commitments and career tools that every woman must use to progress effectively. Perfect for both women's and mixed events.

  • 365 Shades of white - Inspiration, Entertainment
    • An hilarious and compelling account of Rachael's time leading up to 120 people on in the remotest corner of the earth for a year. Hear about "life in the freezer", the plane crash, how "the bacon war" nearly derailed a $20M science program and other unique stories backed by uncommon insight and useful tools.
       
  • Th future of teamwork - Teamwork, Leadership
    • Today's and future teams are very different from what they once were. Now we come together quickly, remotely and are expected to perform immediately. In this keynote Rachael uncovers the critical tools she uses to quickly create cohesion, purpose and resilience in teams. Practical tools you can put to work straight away.

  • Change is the new business as usual - Leadership, Change
    • It's a truism, but change is the new constant. It can be unsettling, energising but create extreme fatigue. In this keynote Rachael provides the tools to navigate this world of "flux" that dominates business today.  Self-leadership, resilience, and persistence are the keys to succeeding in a world of seemingly constant change.

  • Remote and dangerous - Safety, Leadership, Teamwork
    • Workplace health and safety insights from the harshest, coldest, most isolated workplace on earth. Rachael recounts how she kept her team safe and sane through the long, dark Antarctic winter by building a culture of safety leadership. She provides practical tools each person can use to create leadership around them.
Testimonials

Rachael was engaging, humorous and provided actionable steps to support better team work and authentic leadership.
Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority

Rachael is just a genuinely nice person, her presentation was not only brilliant it forced people to think outside the box. Over the course of the day attendees started quoting her no triangles theory. Big thanks to Rachael for making the time.
ANZ

Authentic, well-prepared, warm, very engaging.
212F

Rachael was a pleasure to have at our event. She was super friendly and chatty during her rehearsal and backstage before her talk. A crowd pleaser, she had the audience enthralled with her incredible story. She was happy to participate in a Q&A onstage and provide a few video quotes for social media afterwards. After her talk we decided we wanted to give away copies of her books to all attendees. She happily organised for 75 signed copies to be delivered to me the following week so that we could hand them out to guests. Rachael was a delight from the first conversation we had pre-event, to the end. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an inspirational speaker for their event.
Indeed Inc.

Rachael was real and connected with the target audience.
City Venue Management

Rachael is so inspirational but more importantly her keynote and No Triangles workshop were full of practical and important tools that our delegates can take back and implement into their own business. An absolute highlight of our conference.
United Vets Group

Rachael is a very competent speaker with an amazing story to tell. I was impressed with the way Rachael was able to communicate her message on topic and referred back to the conference theme. I would not hesitate to recommend Rachael to any future clients.
The Launch Box

Great leadership messages delivered with humour and super video and photos.
Victorian Caravan Parks Association

Rachael was exceptionally approachable, very down to earth and a great speaker.
The Big Ideas Summit

Absolutely captivating – very inspirational – could have listened to Rachael all day long!
Ambulance Victoria

Very appropriate, interesting and relevant.
Marshall White Real Estate

Astounding! The interactions in our senior management team have been transformed in the last few months by simply applying a few of the many ideas from Rachael's session. This is an excellent program for a technical team!  
CIO, Federal Government Department

Rachael was simply wonderful - the evaluations gave her an enormous rating - 4.8 out of 5!!! - "Could have listened to her all day - Brilliant - made me think of leadership in a different light" - "Fabulous - all about leading in a difficult situation and what works
Department of Education & Training NSW, Women in Education Leadership

Rachael really inspired us with her story of life in Antarctica and was able to link her leadership challenges and experiences to what we as team leaders face in the office.
ANZ Internal Audit

Rachael was beyond excellent – one of the best key note speakers we have ever had for our Leadership group.
Marshall White

Great, very informative, relaxed, funny and inspirational.  So easy to work with.
BT Financial Group

Rachael was kind, funny, relatable and engaging. Our students adored hearing her speak and spoke very highly of her presentation. They found her real-world leadership skills and examples easy for them to put into practice. We cannot speak highly enough of Rachael. She was a dream to work with.
LaTrobe University

Rachael was engaging and responded well to the group. Her experiences are extraordinary and she did a great job of relating what she learnt. She was also able to illustrate the similarities between her roles and those of my team. In one word, "Terrific!" 
ANZ Bank

We were delighted with the feedback on Rachael from our advisers. Evaluation forms contained phrases such as: "Excellent", "Truly inspiring", "Interesting" and "Fantastic presenter - very informative and interesting". Working with Rachael over five events around Australia was a delight. She has a very professional and flexible approach.
AXA

I have seen a number of speakers over the years, however Rachael was amongst the absolute best of them. I took so much away from her amazing story, and have relayed some of her messages to other people. Love the bacon war!
Randstad

Rachael is a passionate and enthusiastic speaker. She has that magic mix of tangible down-to-earth stories that give way to strong and inspiring messages on leadership, relationships and life. She fully engages with the participants from the moment she arrives right through to the moment she leaves.
Alstom

Inspirational leadership, real and fascinating stories.. Great safety insights…simply excellent.
Exxon Mobil

Rachael’s safety insights were spot-on, practical and eminently useful. Fantastic presentation.
BHP-Billiton

Rachael's experience itself was incredibly interesting and different to most speakers you usually see at these kind of events. She was honest, engaging and made her experience relevant to us. Having her for dinner to chat more informally after the presentation was great as she was interested in what we do, our challenges, etc. and gave us excellent advice by relating to some of the adversity she went through in Antarctica.
UBS

Rachael’s warm, down to earth nature were themes that were repeated in the positive feedback we’ve received and would have to be among Rachel’s best assets.
Worley Parsons Group

I have never received so much positive feedback from a guest speaker as I have this time. People continue to tell me how impressed they were with Rachael's story. She provided a fantastic insight into difficulties around management in a remote site. Her messages and insights can be applied within our business. She shared a range of unusual and interesting stories which made her message even stronger.
Crown Casinos & Hotels

Rachael provided insights and inspiration of leadership in a truly challenging environment engaging both new and experienced executives within our own "Challenging workplace"
Village Cinemas International

Rachael presented in a casual manner which I think was really appropriate for our group of delegates, especially after 3 full days of workshops. Rachael’s down to earth story of an ordinary person achieving extraordinary things inspires us all to work with all the tools available to us and to make our own opportunities and not just wait for them to come to us!
Choice Hotels Australasia

Super relevant content and delivered in a very natural and humble way.  Engaged with the audience very well.
L'Oreal

Rachael was a perfect speaker for our audience as the tools and ideas she uses to lead people can be easily adapted in our worplaces immediately.  Our audience could relate to Rachael on many levels and found her to be a very 'real' person who was interesting and easy to listen to. Rachael's willingness to stay on after her presentation and speak to our manager's on a personal level was very much appreciated. It was great that Rachael was available to sell & sign her book which many people were happy to purchase on the day. Overall a lovely person who was an absolute delight to deal with. 
Bendigo Bank