Aaron Williams is a passionate & entertaining speaker & trainer with over 20 years of experience presenting & hosting both live & web-based event.
Aaron Williams AMHSW is CEO and Co-Founder of Mindstar, a leading national wellbeing and mental health organisation. With a passionate and light-hearted approach, Aaron uses story-telling, and his clinical insight as a mental health professional, to teach audiences about resilience, rediscovering joy and living a more balanced “mentally healthy” life.
Drawing on his own journey that has stretched from the corporate world, to backpacking across South America as well as working as a mental health clinician in hospital emergency departments, Aaron shares his own life-changing experience of recovery and hope following a period of grief and depression in 2003 following the tragic death of a young mate.
This mix of corporate, clinical and life-experience allows Aaron to explore the “Why, How & What” of wellbeing in a unique and highly engaging way.
Known for his passionate, authentic, entertaining approach, Aaron uses a balance of light-hearted story-telling and clinical insight to show how every one of us can build our resilience, rediscover real joy and gratitude and live a more balanced and “mentally healthy” life – both at work and at home.
Aaron introduces fascinating new insights into how our brains work, how we have more control over our thoughts and feelings than we think, and teaches us all the simple, practical tips and tools to change our life today.
Aaron has spoken at events for major organisations including: ANZ, Macquarie, NAB/MLC, Zurich Australia, NRL Men of League Association, Telstra Business, Sunsuper, St Hillier’s Construction, AIA Insurance, Vinomofo, Association of Financial Advisers, University of Queensland, National Suicide Prevention Australia Conference, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Suncare Community Services and Queensland Ballet. Aaron has also appeared widely on television and radio and in print media, including: Triple J Breakfast Show; Channel 7, 9 and 10 news; ABC-NEWS-24 Television; Channel 9’s A Current Affair; 2SM; & ABC Drive Radio.
Combining his clinical mental health background and corporate experience, Aaron’s mission is to crush the stigma associated with seeking support – and to give people the knowledge, inspiration and tools to focus on, improve and maintain their wellbeing.
Aaron was invited to join LinkedIn Live show ‘Together In Business’ to share his expertise and wellness tips for professionals during the pandemic crisis. Aaron was an approachable and engaging guest, offering tangible advice and guidance on mental health wellbeing and adapting to new ways of working — kindly answering live questions from LinkedIn members.
Viewed more than 6,000 times by professionals across industries including technology, manufacturing and education, feedback on Aaron’s “great ideas” and particularly his “buffer time tip” was overwhelmingly positive.
“Aaron was a guest speaker for our recent webinar offered to our support team. Aaron spoke about how to improve our wellbeing, dealing with stress and uncertainty and the importance of self-care. Aaron was authentic, engaging and could apply his expertise to everyday examples as his life as a mental health professional and dad. We had over 100 team members join the webinar, receiving really positive feedback for Aaron’s session post the event. From one of our team members – “Aaron’s talk was my highlight as it was in the context of Covid 19. He provided some great insight into mental health and I think that he should give a similar presentation to all employees as it would help everyone to better understand themselves and others.”
– Head of Marketing Enablement, The Woolworths Group