Speaking

Curious, Compassionate, Courageous.

Cathy Burke’s keynotes share unique leadership insights from her two decades as a global leader in ending hunger. She invites her audiences into places and situations so unlike their own: a village in Burkina Faso, a women’s circle in India, or a literacy class under a tree in Bangladesh. These stories are overlayed with the latest research on cultural change. Through this, Cathy frames rich leadership insights that offers a personal and empowering new perspective on human capability.

Cathy’s keynotes will help you find and unlock the leadership potential hidden within yourself and your organisation.

Her clients include eBay, Business Chicks, Qantas, PwC, Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Co, Mecca Cosmetica, Decjuba, and the Commonwealth Bank.

Keynote & Workshop Topics:

Reset Your Mindset

  • A leadership mindset is crucial to thriving and adapting in life’s fast paced world
  • Gain practical understanding and application of the fixed vs growth mindset principle
  • Be inspired by the incredible results from around that world that happened because of attention to mindsets
  • Discover the resilience mindset and how to get it
  • Reframe who you think you are, and what you think you can do
  • Learn how to reset your limiting mindsets.
  • Create an empowering relationship to failure

You Are Enough!

  • Women don’t need to be fixed to lead!
  • Bust the myth of confidence
  • Understand the 3 key focuses to empower women
  • Learn from village role models who have overcome enormous obstacles to achieve lasting change for themselves and their communities
  • Understand why the need for women’s leadership and visibility has never been more important
  • Celebrate and unleash the power of women’s leadership!

Empowered Leadership

  • Everyone has the ability to lead
  • Learn how to encourage and empower leadership in yourself and others
  • Discover how to step into your own potential as a leader
  • Build confidence that what you set out to do can be achieved
  • Be inspired by how world’s poorest people went from having no power to becoming empowered leaders. Use these same tools to impact your own leadership journey

From "I Can't" to "We can!"

  • All great changes in culture start with building a movement. Cathy has been at the forefront of global movements, and has developed a roadmap for organisational change that is inspiring and actionable
  • Learn how to create mobilisers and movement builders in your organisation, and why this is key to creating change that sticks and inspires
  • Discover the 9 steps of leadership that will build the culture you wish to have in your organisation, community and family

“At Business Chicks we showcase some of the most influential global thinkers, and Cathy is undoubtedly one of these.”

Emma IsaacsGlobal CEO , Business Chicks

“Cathy Burke is such an innovative thinker and a passionate agitator for change in the world – and she does it with enormous heart, insightful vision, and an infectious sense of humour. I find her unwavering commitment to the empowerment of women and the way she engages others to inspire change incredibly positive and powerful.”

Jo HorganFounder and CEO Mecca Cosmetica

“Cathy has the ability to have everyone feel uplifted, inspired and engaged. She has something unique and important to say, and she is able to communicate this with such lightness and grace.”

Belinda Hutchinson AMChancellor, Sydney University

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