Lisa Messenger

Lisa Messenger

Founder & Editor in Chief  |  Collective Hub Author  |  Entrepreneur  |  Investor
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About Lisa

“Lisa is an international speaker, best-selling author, and an authority on disruption in both the corporate sector and the start-up scene....”

Lisa Messenger is the vibrant, game-changing founder and CEO of Collective Hub. She launched Collective Hub as a print magazine in 2013 with no experience in an industry that people said is either dead or dying. Collective Hub has since grown into an international multimedia business and lifestyle platform with multiple verticals across print, digital, events and more recently, co-working spaces – all of which serve to ignite human potential.

Lisa is an international speaker, best-selling author, and an authority on disruption in both the corporate sector and the start-up scene. She well and truly traverses an array of industries, having been engaged to speak across the globe for organisations including IBM, L’Oreal, Telstra, Facebook, C3 Church, Commonwealth Bank, CPA Australia, Purina, Harcourts, McDonalds, and Estee Lauder. She has headlined events including the National Achievers Congress, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, she opened the Adelaide Fashion Festival and closed Mercedes Benz Sydney Fashion Week. In 2016, Lisa co-chaired the Virgin Way panel with Sir Richard Branson and in 2017, was invited to speak at prestigious global media conference FIPP in London.

Lisa’s experience in publishing has seen her produce over 400 custom-published books for companies and individuals as well as having authored and co-authored 16 herself. Most notably, Lisa charted her ride to success with her best-selling book Daring & Disruptive, which saw her sign a global distribution deal with Simon & Schuster in New York. Its sequel Life & Love reached #1 on Booktopia, Money & Mindfulness hit best-selling status within the first month. Breakups & Breakthroughs soon followed, then came Daring & Disruptive, an insightful and soulful account of the entrepreneur’s roller-coaster ride. Lisa then channeled her entrepreneurial energy into Purpose. A book about how to find your ‘why’ and the rest will look after itself. Then came Risk & Resilience – a personal story of how she overcame the making and breaking of her own brand, in order to evolve into the next stage in business and life. Lisa’s latest offering, Work From Wherever, shares the lessons she learnt rebuilding a brand on the move and the incredible nomads she met on her travels. Combining personal anecdotes with advice from inspiring globe-trotters, roaming employees and untethered founders, this book will ignite your wanderlust, speak to your inner freedom-seeker and provide practical tips for blazing your own trail.

Lisa is a regular commentator on business, entrepreneurialism, wellness and entrepreneurialism. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post and featured on Forbes, Lisa is often featured across other media including Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and Sunday Life, and has appeared on the covers of Australian Natural Health, Boss, Acuity and The Weekly Review.

Her passion is to challenge individuals and corporations to change the way they think, take them out of their comfort zone and prove that there is more than one way to do anything. She encourages entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and innovation and lives life to the absolute max. With fans including Sir Richard Branson, New York Times Best-selling author Bradley Trevor Grieve, and a social media following of over 100,000, Lisa’s vision is to build a community of like-minded people who want to change the world.

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What people say about Lisa

Lisa Messenger was the first speaker up at our event and was fantastic at motivating and engaging the audience. Her presentation was singled out by the attendees as getting them to question their why and purpose as they progress in their careers.”

– Thomas Slugocki, Senior Event Manager, Women & Leadership Australia

Lisa recently opened our inaugural innovation hack and was nothing short of inspiring. Lisa spoke with genuine passion and from the heart and gave a candid insight into the highs and lows of the life of an entrepreneur. Her energy was contagious and she had the room captivated. Lisa was, without doubt, a highlight of the event and perfectly set the tone for the day.

– Ainsley Jeffery, Organisation Development Consultant, L’Ore?al Australia/New Zealand

Lisa is a sassy and engaging speaker, who is gifted in storytelling. Her ability to create a narrative for c-suite executives, clearly demonstrating how her unique story provides learning for all types and sizes of businesses, is to be commended. We
can’t wait to leverage Lisa again in future events.

– Michelle Zamora, IBM Head of Marketing, Banking and Insurance, Cognitive and Analytics

One meeting with Lisa Messenger and you are infected by her indefatigable energy, positivism, and genuineness. What she writes is a must read.

– Charles H Townsend Former CEO and Chairman, Conde Nast

Lisa has written a book about the fundamentals of finance – those of the heart as well as the head, transforming the topic of money from dry and rationalistic to meaningful and wise.

– Marianne Williamson

In the short time, I have known Lisa, she’s had an infectious spark and a crazy, fun, anythings possible entrepreneurial attitude. She’s a woman to watch.

– SIR Richard Branson