Edward Gifford as Your Key Note Speaker
Dr Edward Gifford, based at Coomera between the Gold Coast and Brisbane in Queensland has over 30 years experience in public and motivational speaking working with a range of audiences in the Business, Corporate, Education and Government Sectors.

I have several key note addresses which have been very well received (including standing ovations).  These have been presented at conferences and seminars and for a variety of organisations.

I would be delighted to be invited to add great value to your function.

  • Keynote addresses for Business, Corporations and the Government Sectors

  • Conference Workshops

  • Personal Development Topics


Dr Edward Gifford
PhD; MA; MEd; BA;DipEd.
Cert IV Assessment & Training;
Cert IV Coaching for Business
and Life; Diploma of Management


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Keynote Addresses and Conference Addresses


Corporate and Business leaders and owners need to hear this message in the context of where Australia is at present. We are a nation that is Off-Purpose and our old paradigms and approaches to leadership are not working. We need a new vision and a new approach to building meaningful and effective workplace cultures.

Some of the key take-a-ways include the following:

A clear understanding of how the world of work is changing and that the workplaces of the future will only be effective if built on the understanding of shared purpose and values, and an agreement of core beliefs about the nature of humanity that gives substance to those shared values.

A fully integrated approach to help solve many of the existing HR challenges in business and organisations today.

A consistent framework for designing, developing and implementing "The On-Purpose HR Service Model" so that everyone in the organisation, from the mail room to the board room, is ‘on the same page'.

How and organisation can advance its self-interest while enhancing shared interest (the humanity and welfare of its people and the community).

More loyal and committed employees and an increase in productivity and performance



newblurb2bThis message challenges organisations and businesses to think “outside the square” to help solve many of the existing challenges in business and organisations today.  
It calls for a new vision for Australia's Business and Corporate Sector.

The speed at which business and product innovation is moving at today means CEOs and managers need a new set of skills.

Most organisations have learned to operate within the current business paradigms and focus on the best they can do within their known paradigm. By doing so they lock themselves into a scenario where some of the biggest issues and problems facing modern organisations still remain unanswered.

It’s not that you and your organisation are not working hard, but old thinking can often lead to ‘paradigm blindness’.

If you want to move from a good to a great organisation or business you need to know how to be On-Purpose




If life were a race, what sort of race would it be? Are there winners and losers? Why are we in the race? Where is the finish line? What helps us to "compete and comp lete"? What markers keep us on track? How do we train? What happens if we "overtrain" Have we "won" already? What's the purpose of it all anyway?

Building on the TV series "The Amazing Race", Edward will use an interactive presentation to challenge, inspire, educate and encourage as we collectively make sense of our lives within the context and metaphor of The...Race.



This one hour address (also in a one day workshop) will redefine what it means to be a "TOP" Performer. While it is true that "top performers" work hard, deliver results and exceed expectations, there is something more to it. They are also motivated by the satisfaction that comes from being "on-purpose". They understand how they fulfil the needs of others and love what they do.

TOP Performers can be found at all levels of an organisation - from the Board Room to the Mail Room. Theyunderstand what motivates them; know, use a Think Inc mindset; adopt a method for creating TOP Performance and have learned how to manage their work and life and do more of what you do best.

If you want to know why you get out of bed each day and how to put some spice and tingle back into your work, then this is for you. This is only for the corporately courageous. It is challenging, fun, and energetic, with great content/learning experiences and tools to take with you wherever you work. Don't miss out on one of Australia's best kept secrets.



Is your life filled yet unfulfilled? Are you pulled in a thousand different directions while you live up to other's expectations? Would you like to have a clearer focus on the things that matter most? How would you like to reduce your stress levels and achieve peace of mind? Would you cope with life better if you could exchange confusion for clarity and burnout for balance? Do you know your purpose? Nothing is more powerful than knowing your purpose and living it out seven days a week. Be inspired to make sense of your life. As Socrates said “The unexamined life is not worth living.” This is a must hear if you are searching for work-life balance.

Other Related Topics and Workshops

  • How to develop Psychological Flexibility in the Workplace

  • The On-Purpose Leader

  • So What’s in Your Box! – From Success to Significance

  • Babe – The On-Purpose Pig!

  • Burnout or Balance? : How to Manage Stress in a Busy World

  • Relationships – They Make or Break Me

  • What Leaders Expect from Followers

  • What Followers Expect from Leaders

  • The Fatal Flaw of a Leader

  • How to Increase Your Personal Impact

  • It’s the Grind That “Gets Em”

  • How to Get Out of Your Own Way

  • Delegate, Don't Dump

  • Endure and Enjoy

  • Confrontation – The Thing No One Wants to Do

  • Morale – Faith in the Person at the Top

  • How to Identify and Develop your Most Appreciable Asset …People

  • The Soft Side of Leadership

  • Leadership is More Than…

  • Maintaining Perspective – The Thing we Most Often Forget

  • Get off the nail!

  • Trash those mission statements!

Contact us for information on how Dr Edward Gifford can add value to your conference,

leadership forum, business seminar or professional development workshop.