Ricky Nowak is a highly skilled Professional Leadership Speaker, MC and Panel Moderator, author of 4 books and media commentator.
With clients including KPMG, HLB Mann Judd, Linfox, Arcadis, Guide Dogs Victoria and Pinsent Masons Lawyers, she has helped some of the world’s most successful companies communicate and connect so they can increase results and improve their productivity.
In addition to featuring regularly on radio for her insight on leadership behaviours, Ricky writes for many online and business magazines and journals and has presented or MC’d conferences nationally, as well as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand.
Ricky has delivered over 3700 presentations since 2000 and is known for being totally engaging, entertaining and real. From pre work and Vox Pops with audiences right through to measuring results, she weaves her theatrical magic helping audiences focus on achieving outstanding results for themselves, their people and their business
She holds the global accreditation of a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) one of only 97 in Australia, is a Certified Human Resource Professional, a trusted Leadership Speaker for The Executive Connection and coaches for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She also holds the attention of her audiences and makes messages stay alive long after the event is over!
Ricky has a unique ability to engage and create an atmosphere conducive to learning, she has the ability to work one-on-one, with small and large groups and is one of the most articulate facilitators I’ve met. She is an absolute delight to work with and her leadership breakfast events are an absolute must!– Partner | Occulus International
Ricky has an innate ability to read a room and get to the heart of the matter. She challenges conventional thinking and discards pretence. Through her skilled facilitation, she creates an environment where self-reflection and learning can thrive.– GM Communications & Marketing | Guide Dogs Victoria
Feedback from our members was excellent, with comments on the presentation including ‘best session ever’ and ‘powerfully demonstrated the message’.– Kylee McGrath | Convenor - Leaders in Chartered Accounting | The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Your positive and engaging sharing of information certainly stimulates creativity and boosts our leadership capability. I definitely recommend your workshop for all managers and leaders who want to unlearn and then relearn!– Singapore National Employer’s Federation | Course Participant “From Manager to Leader Seminar”
As a result of your excellent presentation our staff has been able to implement effective strategies and skills when presenting to clients and get greater results.– Division Manager | JD MacDonald (a division of MacDonald-Johnston Engineering)
Unique and valuable. Well researched, prepared and presented… 10/10!– Senior Leader | National Transport Industry of Australia
Your presentation was very informative and useful! Thank you– Madgwicks Melbourne
Ricky’s presentation style is refreshing and thought provoking. Ricky has a great command of the room whilst encouraging audience participation.– Operations Manager, Aubrey Brown Lawyers