Gabrielle Dolan is considered the leading authority on business storytelling. Over the last decade she has worked with thousands of leaders around Australia, and internationally, helping them to achieve outstanding business results with storytelling and being more “real”. She will challenge, entertain and inspire her audience to show why authentic leadership is needed more than ever… and why we need to get real with our leadership, and the consequences of not being prepared to go there.
As the co-founder of One Thousand & One, the leading storytelling company in Australia, she has worked extensively with leaders across Australia, and on a global scale, on the subject of storytelling for business. Motivating, inspiring and entertaining, Gabrielle is a highly sought after keynote speaker and storyteller, and her client list includes some of Australia’s top 50 ASX companies, including National Australia Bank, Australia Post, Telstra and ANZ, and multinationals such as Accenture, Bupa, Ericsson and International Committee Red Cross.
Prior to running her own company, Gabrielle held various senior leadership roles so she has experienced first-hand the challenges and responsibility of leadership, and she is the co-creator and co-chair of The Leadership Connection, a development program specifically designed for senior women to help them address the unique challenges that women face as they progress to more senior levels of influence.
Gabrielle is the best-selling author of Ignite: Real Leadership, Real Talk, Real Results, and she is also the co-author of Hooked: How Leaders Connect, Engage and Inspire with Storytelling and Eliminate Death by PowerPoint.
Gabrielle has a great connection with the audience whether they be CEO’s of businesses or front line team leaders. Not surprisingly she received the highest rating from all 700 delegates – the star of the event.– Joe McCollum - Group Human Resources Director, Spark NZ
Gabrielle is an engaging and entertaining speaker who tells it as it is. Her humorous stories perfectly demonstrate the power of storytelling to communicate messages in a way that is both clear and unforgettable. She is a breath of fresh air. She challenges her audiences to think about new ways of communication without relying on corporate jargon and power point. Instead, she provides real and practical solutions for leaders to connect with people.– Karen Wild - OD Professional, AGL
A stimulating speaker with a gift of being able to truly share captivating business stories that engage and fascinate in their simplicity and empower you to do the same.– Adrian Downs - Enterprise Leadership Consultant, Australia Post