Alan Riva

Alan Riva

Speaker  |  Author  |  Advisor
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Travel: Alan Riva travels from Sydney.

About Alan

“Author of 'The Jar of Dreams' , a novel about finding your dreams and living them, Alan is a captivating keynote speaker. He has been a guide in the Himalayas; designed and led a team-building ...”

On the surface, Alan has lived many lives. He has been a guide in the Himalayas; designed and led a team-building at an eco-resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize; he has been a CEO of some of Australia’s most awarded marketing agencies and as a consultant and advisor helps some of the world’s most recognisable brands and businesses find growth in a world and in markets where change is the only constant.

Beneath the surface, Alan’s life is directed by two of his guiding principles, to live present and to live a life of purpose.

Through his unique lens on Purpose and experience with international businesses, Alan works across a broad cross-section of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. He advises Boards, CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Social Entrepreneurs on how to grow their revenues, impact, culture and brands by finding and living their Purpose.

When not in boardrooms and conferences talking about Purpose, Alan spends his time inspiring children and adults to experience the transformative power of living present. Alan’s commitment to living and helping others find balance and clarity finds him speaking, running workshops and public events on Presence around the world.

Currently, Alan is also living one of his own dreams, helping school children live their highest dreams and adults to remember and return to theirs through the messages in The Jar of Dreams, a novel that came to him in a dream half-way up a mountain in the Himalayas.

Alan’s speaking is built around deep connection with his audience and in helping them to discover how Purpose and Presence can help transform their businesses and lives.

What people say about Alan

Alan speaks humbly from his experience and delivers a beautiful message around Purpose and Presence, in a way that powerfully strikes everyone, regardless of their level of experience with the ideas and practices he talks about.

– John Kugel CEO Gone Bush Adventures (Corporate Leadership & Facilitation)

Thank you again for what was a fantastic keynote and the amazing mindfulness workshops. The feedback for the workshops and keynote has been great and really positive, especially the opportunity to see wellbeing and mindfulness through a different lens.

– Prathima Prasad, Risk Management Diversity & Inclusion Commonwealth Bank

Alan was one of the keynote speakers in our 2017 Spark Festival Event – On Purpose: Social Enterprise Startup Stories. Alan is a captivating speaker, who is one of Australia’s leading experts on growing businesses and organisations through Purpose. The way in which he addresses the crowd, during and after the event is both engaging and genuine. People are naturally drawn to his personality and I highly recommend Alan if you are looking for engaging and intelligent speakers.

– Tom Fleming, SPARK Festival Host and Partner Director, The Instant Group

Alan is an inspiring and captivating keynote speaker who has a calming effect on those he works with. In his presence you feel inspired and walk away with the skills to help see the world more clearly. Alan also facilitated our recent team workshop he was able to respectfully coax answers from people and was able to reiterate the key messaging from his keynote of how to have a purpose in everything you do. Some 6 weeks later, Alan is still fondly spoken about and we are excited about the next opportunity to have Alan continue his inspiring work with our team.

– Jo Rao, Marketing & Partnerships Director, Village Roadshow

Alan's books

The Jar of Dreams

The Jar of Dreams