We love what we do!

Inspire Speakers is a speaker’s bureau on a mission to change Australia’s conference and events indsutry.

Established in 2014, Inspire Speakers are a small and passionate team obsessed with providing clients with world class speakers and outstanding service from start to finish.

How we help our clients

Unparalleled end-to-end service

Unparalleled end-to-end service

From our first conversation to the speaker taking the stage, we cover everything. In the events game, we know the devil is in the detail.

Collaborate for better results

Collaborate for better results

Our best clients are close to us. Finding the right speaker for your event is a team effort. So we like to work together to get the best results.

Imaginative approach to boost events

Imaginative approach to boost events

Selecting the right speaker or entertainer is both a science and an art. We think outside the box to get you that perfect option.

How we work


We know we need to bring the ideas


Putting in the hard yards for you – every time

Plain – Speaking
Plain – Speaking

No jargon – just honest, friendly conversations


Sometimes thing change – we deal with it


You call us, we’re there

Our team

Samantha Bird
Samantha Bird Speaker Consultant

Samantha has worked in the entertainment Industry for the past 19 years. Sam’ s experience has been based between the entertainment, music and speaking industry. Sam absolutely loves what she does and goes above and beyond to find the best talent to suit client briefs and events.

Outside work, Sam is kept busy enjoying her beachside lifestyle and time with her two boisterous young boys.

Lisa Stone
Lisa Stone Client Services Specialist

Lisa has many years of experience in organising events and speaking engagements having worked in the conference departments of various resorts, hotels and corporate speaking agencies. Lisa has a logistics background and attention to the finer details is her strength. Lisa loves working with inspiring and motivational people and enjoys keeping up to date with current affairs/issues. Outside of work, Lisa is a mum to 2 creative young men, a wife to her supportive husband and loves keeping fit by swimming, coastal walks & yoga.

Ashley Potts
Ashley Potts General Manager

Ashley’s love for finance started in her undergrad. Since she was 18 she has worked with multiple companies specialising in financial reporting, efficiencies, business strategy and leadership. One of Ashley’s biggest passions is to make numbers tell a story and to lead by example. Since joining Inspire Speakers she has fallen in love with the people and its purpose. Outside of work, she loves new challenges and playing sport, especially soccer.

Keith Harwood
Keith Harwood Director

Keith went to his first conference in 1997 and loved it. After convincing the conference organiser to give him a job (he was 19, but looked 14) he has been involved in the industry ever since. He has seen, met, promoted and represented thousands of the worlds top speakers. Keith started Inspire Speakers in 2014 and is proud of his colleagues, clients and the speakers he gets to work with everyday. Outside Inspire Speakers, he loves coaching and playing soccer.


Keith is at the forefront of emerging talent and always matches the right talent with the audience perfectly. An absolute pleasure to work with, a true professional and a man that expresses passion for his clients. The absolute best! I can’t thank him enough.

– Steadfast

Boost Juice

Inspire Speakers have been securing speakers for our conference for three years now. Each year they help take our conference to a new level. Their expertise, enthusiasm and level of professionalism cannot be matched.

– Boost Juice
Bupa Australia

I always recommend Keith. He is very easy to work with and he couldn’t have matched our brief any better with his recommendations. He really understood us and found us the perfect match. He is also very prompt in all of his responses. We now have even higher expectations for next year!

– Bupa Australia
International Conferences & Events Australia

Without a doubt, Keith at Inspire Speakers is the best I have worked with in the industry. A big thank you for helping us meet even the toughest client’s expectations and for always doing it with a smile! Your customer service knows no bounds.

– International Conferences & Events Australia