Speakers Institute Corporate inspires great leaders through corporate programs, coaching, consultancy and keynote solutions in Communication, Leadership, Wellbeing and Organisational Design for current and emerging leaders, from SME to Fortune 100 Companies.

Inspiring Great Leaders

Our unique training model brings together a world-class curriculum, qualified coaches and expert facilitators. Inspiring diversity of thought, perspective and experiences. Delivered globally, the SIC difference is our broad range of specialties and experience, agile innovation, high level of individual feedback, and the depth of our training content.

 

The company was birthed through Speakers Institute, which was founded in 2013 by globally recognised professional speaker, Sam Cawthorn and his wife Kate Cawthorn. In 2020 the Corporate division was separated from Speakers Institute and a new company SIC was founded by Sam Cawthorn and Craig Johns.

 

Speakers Institute Corporate offices are based in Sydney and Canberra, and has a global team of more than 20 dedicated specialists, facilitators, coaches and staff based in Australia, Singapore, Philippines and India. With a global online presence we provide bespoke communication, leadership and wellbeing programs, executive retreats, organisational design consultancy, executive coaching, and keynote speeches.

 

We pride ourselves on the diversity of thought, perspective and experience of our team. Our specialists and facilitators have backgrounds as diverse as an engineer for Rio Tinto, award-winning physicist, communication specialists, BHP lawyer, International Sport Head Coach, IBM Analyst, chief business analyst at Citibank, Australian Government youth futurist, neuroscientist, an Australian leading real estate auctioneer, English professor, psychologist, as well as being world class keynote speakers and facilitators.

 

The Speakers Institute Corporate team are delivering global programs and services for companies such as IBM, EY, Qantas and Canon. They have experience in consulting, facilitating, speaking and working in a wide range of industries including technology, finance, legal, real estate, insurance, transport, engineering, energy, education, tourism, fashion, local and federal government, and sport.

OUR PEOPLE

TEAM

Craig Johns

CEO & Managing Partner

Canberra, AUSTRALIA

Craig Johns

 

CEO & Managing Partner of Speakers Institute Corporate | High Performance Leadership Expert | Facilitator | Speaker

 

Craig is a 10x National Champion, International coach and CEO turned high performance leadership expert, international speaker and active CEO Podcast host. He is the creator of Break The CEO Code and Atomic Pressure leadership framework and thrives on helping people become high performing leaders.

 

Expertise – High Performance | Leadership & Team Dynamics | Strategy | Negotiation & Relationship Management

Sam Cawthorn

Founding Partner

Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Sam Cawthorn

Founder of Speakers Institute | Master Facilitator | Master Keynote Speaker Trainer

Sam Cawthorn is the CEO and Founder of Speakers Institute, Speakers institute Corporate and Speakers Tribe. Author of 10 books including four International Best Sellers, he was named both Young Australian Of The Year and Edupreneur of the Year. His keynotes include Bounce Forward, People Follow People and Storyshowing.

Expertise – Resilience & Positive Psychology | Storytelling & Storyshowing | Leadership | Entrepreneurship

Jessica Kiely

Program Design Manager

Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Jessica Kiely

 

Senior Facilitator | Public Speaker | Master Trainer

 

Jessica is a highly skilled speaker and facilitator with over 20 years’ experience training global leaders in corporate, universities and every level of government. She is renowned for her vivacious energy, is a successful entrepreneur and co-authored the Amazon bestseller Business Woman.

 

Expertise – Presentation & Stagecraft | Influence & Persuasion | Charisma & Humour | Creating Content | Slide Mastery

Jess Cava

Multimedia Project Manager

PHILIPPINES

Craig Johns

 

CEO & Managing Partner of Speakers Institute Corporate | High Performance Leadership Expert | Facilitator | Speaker

 

Craig is a 10x National Champion, International coach and CEO turned high performance leadership expert, international speaker and active CEO Podcast host. He is the creator of Break The CEO Code and Atomic Pressure leadership framework and thrives on helping people become high performing leaders.

 

Expertise – High Performance | Leadership & Team Dynamics | Strategy | Negotiation & Relationship Management

Sam cawthorn

 

Founder of Speakers Institute | Master Facilitator | Master Keynote Speaker Trainer

 

Sam Cawthorn is the CEO and Founder of Speakers Institute, Speakers institute Corporate and Speakers Tribe. Author of 10 books including 4 International Best Sellers, he is both the Young Australian Of The Year and the Edupreneur of the Year. His keynotes include Bounce Forward, People Follow People and Storyshowing. 

 

Expertise – Resilience & Positive Psychology | Storytelling & Storyshowing | Leadership | Entrepreneurship

Jessica Kiely

 

Senior Facilitator | Public Speaker | Master Trainer

 

Jessica is a highly skilled speaker and facilitator with over 20 years’ experience training global leaders in corporate, universities and every level of government. She is renowned for her vivacious energy, is a successful entrepreneur and co-authored the Amazon bestseller Business Woman.

 

Expertise – Presentation & Stagecraft | Influence & Persuasion | Charisma & Humour | Creating Content | Slide Mastery

Bee Napat

Project Administrator
THAILAND

Debbie Dionysius

Client Relationship Manager
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

FACILITATORS

Andy Otto

Facilitator | Sales & Customer Specialist | Communication Expert

Andy Otto

 

Facilitator | Sales & Customer Specialist | Communication Expert

 

Andy Otto is a communication expert, facilitator and founder of The Intuitive Selling System. He has worked with some of Australia’s leading organisations to help them maximise sales and deliver the perfect customer experience. His specialities include human behavior, consumer psychology and sales strategies.

 

Expertise – Influence & Persuasion | Communication | Leadership | Sales & Customer Experience

Craig Johns

High Performance Leadership
Expert | Facilitator | Speaker

Craig Johns

 

High Performance Leadership Expert | Facilitator | Speaker

 

Craig is a 10x National Champion, International coach and CEO turned high performance leadership expert, international speaker and active CEO Podcast host. He is the creator of Break The CEO Code and Atomic Pressure leadership framework and thrives on helping people become high performing leaders.

 

Expertise – High Performance | Leadership & Team Dynamics | Strategy | Negotiation & Relationship Management

Demian Coorey

Master Facilitator | Professional Speaker

Demian Coorey

 

Master Facilitator | Professional Speaker

 

Demian Coorey is an award winning physicist, has a Master’s degree in finance, and worked in marketing for IBM Australia and Arthur Young. Demian entered C-Suite when he became chief analyst for Citibank Australia at 27 years old and has successfully run an animation company.

 

Expertise – Storytelling | Influence & Persuasion | Data Visualisation | Sales Presentations

Dianne McCabe

Change & Resilience Coach | Consultant | Facilitator | Speaker

Dianne McCabe

 

Change & Resilience Coach | Consultant | Facilitator | Speaker

 

Dianne is a Change & Resilience Coach, Consultant, Facilitator & Speaker. She has a 20+ year corporate career in technology and organisational change, she now focuses her expertise on helping global leaders build change, resilience and leadership capability in themselves, their teams and their organisations.

 

Expertise – Confidence & Certainty | Influence & Persuasion | Inspiring & Activating Transformational Change | Shaping Company Culture Through Language

Andy Otto

 

Facilitator | Sales & Customer Specialist | Communication Expert 

 

Andy Otto is a communication expert, facilitator and founder of The Intuitive Selling System. He has worked with some of Australia’s leading organisations to help them maximise sales and deliver the perfect customer experience. His specialities include human behavior, consumer psychology and sales strategies.

 

Expertise – Influence & Persuasion | Communication | Leadership | Sales & Customer Experience

Craig Johns

 

High Performance Leadership Expert | Facilitator | Speaker

 

Craig is a 10x National Champion, International coach and CEO turned high performance leadership expert, international speaker and active CEO Podcast host. He is the creator of Break The CEO Code and Atomic Pressure leadership framework and thrives on helping people become high performing leaders.

 

Expertise – High Performance | Leadership & Team Dynamics | Strategy | Negotiation & Relationship Management

Demian Coorey

 

Master Facilitator | Professional Speaker

 

Demian Coorey is an award winning physicist, has a Master’s degree in finance, and worked in marketing for IBM Australia and Arthur Young. Demian entered C-Suite when he became chief analyst for Citibank Australia at 27 years old and has successfully run an animation company. 

 

Expertise – Storytelling | Influence & Persuasion | Data Visualisation | Sales Presentations

Dianne McCabe

 

Change & Resilience Coach | Consultant | Facilitator | Speaker

 

Dianne is a Change & Resilience Coach, Consultant, Facilitator & Speaker. She has a 20+ year corporate career in technology and organisational change, she now focuses her expertise on helping global leaders build change, resilience and leadership capability in themselves, their teams and their organisations.

 

Expertise – Confidence & Certainty | Influence & Persuasion | Inspiring & Activating Transformational Change | Shaping Company Culture Through Language

Edwin Tan

Facilitator | Principal Consultant

Edwin Tan

 

Senior Facilitator | Principal Consultant

Edwin is 25-year veteran in the banking, finance & insurance industries, and also a founding member & Centre Director of Cygnet Consultancy specializing in NeuroFeedback. A Thought Leader & Expert in NeuroFeedback, he helps people train and optimize their brain performance.

 

Expertise – Communication | Influence & Persuasion | Storytelling | Charisma & Humour

Fabiana Koti

High Performance Expert | Facilitator | Coach

Fabiana Koti

 

High Performance Expert | Facilitator | Coach

 

Fabiana Koti is a high-performance expert, thought leader and coach with over 25 years of senior leadership experience as an international business consultant. She advises some of the world’s largest technology, mining and government enterprises in neuroscience, psychology, quantum mechanics and human behaviour awareness.


Expertise – Leadership | Influence & Persuasion | Performance Mindset | Confidence & Certainty

Jessica Kiely

Senior Facilitator | Public Speaker | Master Trainer

Jessica Kiely

 

Senior Facilitator | Public Speaker | Master Trainer

Jessica is a highly skilled speaker and facilitator with over 20 years’ experience training global leaders in corporate, universities and every level of government. She is renowned for her vivacious energy, is a successful entrepreneur and co-authored the Amazon bestseller Business Woman.


Expertise – Presentation & Stagecraft | Influence & Persuasion | Charisma & Humour | Creating Content | Slide Mastery

Jodie Spiteri-James

Senior Facilitator | Presentation & Communication Coach | Gallup Strengths Coach

Jodie Spiteri-James

 

Senior Facilitator | Presentation & Communication Coach | Gallup Strengths Coach

 

Jodie Spiteri-James has more than 20 years experience in Book Publishing as a Sales Director and Managing Director of a multinational, illustrated publisher. She has a Masters of Coaching, is an NLP Practitioner, a Gallup Strengths Success Coach and specialises in presentation and communication coaching. 

 

ExpertiseConfidence & Certainty | Content Clarity | Presentation & Communication Coaching

Edwin Tan

 

Senior Facilitator | Principal Consultant

 

Edwin is 25-year veteran in the banking, finance & insurance industries, and also a founding member & Centre Director of Cygnet Consultancy specializing in NeuroFeedback. A Thought Leader & Expert in NeuroFeedback, he helps people train and optimize their brain performance.

 

Expertise – Communication | Influence & Persuasion | Storytelling | Charisma & Humour

Fabiana Koti

 

High Performance Expert | Facilitator | Coach

 

Fabiana Koti is a high-performance expert, thought leader and coach with over 25 years of senior leadership experience as an international business consultant. She advises some of the world’s largest technology, mining and government enterprises in neuroscience, psychology, quantum mechanics and human behaviour awareness.

 

Expertise – Leadership | Influence & Persuasion | Performance Mindset | Confidence & Certainty

Jessica Kiely

 

Senior Facilitator | Public Speaker | Master Trainer

Jessica is a highly skilled speaker and facilitator with over 20 years’ experience training global leaders in corporate, universities and every level of government. She is renowned for her vivacious energy, is a successful entrepreneur and co-authored the Amazon bestseller Business Woman.


Expertise – Presentation & Stagecraft | Influence & Persuasion | Charisma & Humour | Creating Content | Slide Mastery

Jodie Spiteri-James

 

Senior Facilitator | Presentation & Communication Coach | Gallup Strengths Coach

 

Jodie Spiteri-James has more than 20 years experience in Book Publishing as a Sales Director and Managing Director of a multinational, illustrated publisher. She has a Masters of Coaching, is an NLP Practitioner, a Gallup Strengths Success Coach and specialises in presentation and communication coaching. 

 

ExpertiseConfidence & Certainty | Content Clarity | Presentation & Communication Coaching

Karen Tok

Facilitator | Business Coach | Speaker

Karen Tok

 

Facilitator | Business Coach | Speaker

Karen has over 20 years of B2B experience across various industries and 17 years in leadership positions. She founded an award-winning biotechnology recruitment firm, and surviving two financial recessions, grew it from seed capital of S$10K to S$10M dollar valuation at trade sale. She is passionate about peak performance.


Expertise – Business Startup & Scale up | Leadership | Team Dynamics

Karthik Madugula

Facilitator | Sales & Customer Specialist | Communication Expert

Karthik Madugula

 

Facilitator | Personal Growth Expert | Psychologist

Karthik Madugula is a Psychologist, Personal Growth, Productivity, Mindset and Communication Expert. Known as “Karma the Life Coach”, he is a former Rio Tinto Engineer (from the Harvard of India – IIT). He works closely with individuals, teams and organisations to transform their productivity, beliefs and mindset. 

 

Expertise – Communication | How To Pitch | Storytelling | Content Clarity

Kate Cawthorn

Senior Facilitator | Founder of Speakers Institute | Gallup Strengths Coach

Kate Cawthorn

 

Senior Facilitator | Founder of Speakers Institute | Gallup Strengths Coach

Kate Cawthorn is a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, who is trained to help you understand and realise your full potential through understanding your strengths and how to work with them. A Co-Founder of Speakers Institute, Kate is genuine, caring and focused on a strengths-based approach with individuals, managers and teams.


Expertise – Gallup Strengths | Strengths For Teams | Coaching

Nick Harding

Senior Facilitator | Strategic Communications Expert

Nick Harding

 

Senior Facilitator | Strategic Communications Expert

 

Nick Harding is a strategic communications expert, speech writer and presenter. He specialises in helping people discover and craft their story. As a Corporate trainer he has worked with Westpac, Facebook, and IBM. He is a speech writer, who has worked with TEDx Speakers, the Peruvian Embassy, the ASX, and Showpo. 


Expertise – Narrative Finding | Storytelling | Pitching | Content

Karen Tok

 

Facilitator | Business Coach | Speaker

Karen has over 20 years of B2B experience across various industries and 17 years in leadership positions. She founded an award-winning biotechnology recruitment firm, and surviving two financial recessions, grew it from seed capital of S$10K to S$10M dollar valuation at trade sale. She is passionate about peak performance.


Expertise – Business Startup & Scale up | Leadership | Team Dynamics

Karthik Madugula

 

Facilitator | Personal Growth Expert | Psychologist

Karthik Madugula is a Psychologist, Personal Growth, Productivity, Mindset and Communication Expert. Known as “Karma the Life Coach”, he is a former Rio Tinto Engineer (from the Harvard of India – IIT). He works closely with individuals, teams and organisations to transform their productivity, beliefs and mindset. 

 

Expertise – Communication | How To Pitch | Storytelling | Content Clarity

Kate Cawthorn

 

Senior Facilitator | Founder of Speakers Institute | Gallup Strengths Coach

 

Kate Cawthorn is a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, who is trained to help you understand and realise your full potential through understanding your strengths and how to work with them. A Co-Founder of Speakers Institute, Kate is genuine, caring and focused on a strengths-based approach with individuals, managers and teams.

 


Expertise – Gallup Strengths | Strengths For Teams | Coaching

Nick Harding

 

Senior Facilitator | Strategic Communications Expert

 

Nick Harding is a strategic communications expert, speech writer and presenter. He specialises in helping people discover and craft their story. As a Corporate trainer he has worked with Westpac, Facebook, and IBM. He is a speech writer, who has worked with TEDx Speakers, the Peruvian Embassy, the ASX, and Showpo. 

 

Expertise – Narrative Finding | Storytelling | Pitching | Content

Sam Cawthorn

Founder of Speakers Institute | Master Facilitator | Master Keynote Speaker Trainer

Sam cawthorn

 

Founder of Speakers Institute | Master Facilitator | Master Keynote Speaker Trainer

Sam Cawthorn is the CEO and Founder of Speakers Institute, Speakers institute Corporate and Speakers Tribe. Author of 10 books including 4 International Best Sellers, he is both the Young Australian Of The Year and the Edupreneur of the Year. His keynotes include Bounce Forward, People Follow People and Storyshowing. 


Expertise – Resilience & Positive Psychology | Storytelling & Storyshowing | Leadership | Entrepreneurship

Warren Tate

Senior Facilitator | Presentation & Communication Coach | Professional Speaker

Warren Tate

 

Senior Facilitator | Presentation & Communication Coach | Professional Speaker

Warren is an expert in communication, the author of the best-selling book ” I Get You” and has facilitated over 1,500 corporate workshops worldwide. A Certified Speaking Coach, Warren focuses on the psychology, biology and behavioural science behind the human brain and its ability to communicate.

 

Expertise – Presentation structure | Non-Verbal Communication | Stagecraft | Story Magic | Storytelling & Storyshowing

Sam cawthorn

 

Founder of Speakers Institute | Master Facilitator | Master Keynote Speaker Trainer

 

Sam Cawthorn is the CEO and Founder of Speakers Institute, Speakers institute Corporate and Speakers Tribe. Author of 10 books including 4 International Best Sellers, he is both the Young Australian Of The Year and the Edupreneur of the Year. His keynotes include Bounce Forward, People Follow People and Storyshowing. 

 

Expertise – Resilience & Positive Psychology | Storytelling & Storyshowing | Leadership | Entrepreneurship

Warren Tate

 

Senior Facilitator | Presentation & Communication Coach | Professional Speaker

 

Warren is an expert in communication, the author of the best-selling book ” I Get You” and has facilitated over 1,500 corporate workshops worldwide. A Certified Speaking Coach, Warren focuses on the psychology, biology and behavioural science behind the human brain and its ability to communicate.

 

Expertise – Presentation structure | Non-Verbal Communication | Stagecraft | Story Magic | Storytelling & Storyshowing

FACILITATOR INCUBATOR PROGRAM

Faireeq Hashim
Juvi Alex
Karthik Madugula
Lindsey Cartwright
Pedro Estrella

PROGRAM MANAGERS

Aanchal Jhujhunwala

Program Manager | Speaker | Chartered Accountant

Aanchal Jhujhunwala

 

Program Manager | Speaker | Chartered Accountant

 

Aanchal Jhunjhunwala is a Chartered Accountant and Wealthy Minimalism expert who is also known as the “Decluttering Queen”. She is an Author, Speaker and International Trainer who works with individuals, teams and organisations to transform their belief about money and well- being, through Passion + Selling. 

 

Expertise – Wealth | Communication | How to Influence | Passion + Selling

Kristy-Ann Waugh

Coach | Speaker | Therapist Program Manager

Kristy-Ann Waugh

 

Coach | Speaker | Therapist Program Manager

 

Kristy-Ann Waugh is an Integrated Practitioner and Human Behaviour Specialist. She has a multi-disciplinary business background with extensive experience spanning over 20 years in both public and private enterprise, working in Government, Defence, Finance, Recruitment, Consulting, Education and Utilities.

 

Expertise – Human Behaviour | Transformation | Coaching | Program Manager

Neha Waravadekar

Gallup Strength Coach | Program Manager | GM Speakers Institute Singapore

Neha Waravadekar

 

Gallup Strength Coach | Program Manager | GM Speakers Institute Singapore

 

Neha is an accomplished coach and experienced Gallup Strengths Coach and Program Manager, with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. She is skilled in Sales & Marketing, Communication, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Leadership, and Program Management. 

 

Expertise – Program Manager | Gallup Strengths Coach

Tricia Hill

Facilitator | Program Manager | Speaker | Author

Tricia Hill

 

Facilitator | Program Manager | Speaker | Author

 

With a focus on positive psychology practices, Tricia works with leaders to enhance performance at individual, group and organisational levels and is committed to sustainable transformation. Over the past 25 years she has worked globally with American Express International, Optus Communications and ASM Global clients. 

 

Expertise – Leadership | Creating & Leading Culture | Coaching | Program Design

Aanchal Jhujhunwala

 

Program Manager | Speaker | Chartered Accountant

 

Aanchal Jhunjhunwala is a Chartered Accountant and Wealthy Minimalism expert who is also known as the “Decluttering Queen”. She is an Author, Speaker and International Trainer who works with individuals, teams and organisations to transform their belief about money and well- being, through Passion + Selling.

 

Expertise – Wealth | Communication | How to Influence | Passion + Selling

Kristy-Ann Waugh

 

Coach | Speaker | Therapist Program Manager

 

Kristy-Ann Waugh is an Integrated Practitioner and Human Behaviour Specialist. She has a multi-disciplinary business background with extensive experience spanning over 20 years in both public and private enterprise, working in Government, Defence, Finance, Recruitment, Consulting, Education and Utilities.

 

Expertise – Human Behaviour | Transformation | Coaching | Program Manager

Neha Waravadekar

 

Gallup Strength Coach | Program Manager | GM Speakers Institute Singapore

 

Neha is an accomplished coach and experienced Gallup Strengths Coach and Program Manager, with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. She is skilled in Sales & Marketing, Communication, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Leadership, and Program Management. 

 

Expertise – Program Manager | Gallup Strengths Coach

Tricia Hill

 

Facilitator | Program Manager | Speaker | Author

 

With a focus on positive psychology practices, Tricia works with leaders to enhance performance at individual, group and organisational levels and is committed to sustainable transformation. Over the past 25 years she has worked globally with American Express International, Optus Communications and ASM Global clients. 

 

Expertise – Leadership | Creating & Leading Culture | Coaching | Program Design

OUR DNA

We live our dna Through

RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Empowering high trust and integrity
  2. Inspiring team commitment and enjoyment
  3. Leading with compassion and humility

EXCELLENCE

  1. Nurturing of rising talent
  2. Fostering agile innovation
  3. Reward and recognise growth and accomplishments

PROFESSIONALISM

  1. Seamless attention to detail
  2. Raising the standards of presenter delivery
  3. Absolute authenticity and reliability