Rik Rushton

Rik Rushton

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About Rik

“Rik Rushton is the Best Selling Author of  ‘The Power of Connection – How to become a master communicator in your workplace, your headspace and at your place’, and a TEDx ...”

Rik Rushton is the Best Selling Author of  ‘The Power of Connection – How to become a master communicator in your workplace, your headspace and at your place’, and a TEDx Speaker. He is a Peak Performance Coach, Speaker on communication and a recognized Authority on building growth cultures in elite business and sports organizations to leading brands, (Emirates, Holden, CGU, NAB), as well as professional sports organisations, (Collingwood Football Club, Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia).

Rik makes a great opening or closing speaker; or anywhere on your program where energy, engagement and educating your audience is required.

He draws on more than three decades of professional sales, management, elite sport and business ownership, to provide “time tested” communication & connection strategies across all levels of your team enhancing cohesive and unified actions that drives performance. His content for audiences across Australasia and across the globe is easy to engage with and even easier to implement. Rik is ready to share his latest success strategies with you.

What people say about Rik

We first engaged Rik from a recommendation and found from the first enquiry all the way through to his amazing Keynote delivery that he made the whole process easy and seamless for us. His presentation on the “customer experience in the age of disruption” was ahead of its time in 2014. The fact we have used Rik five times over the past six years confirms the value he brings to our event. He’s a delight to work with. I wish my speakers we engage were as easy to deal with.

– Hilary Perdue - REIWA Connect Conference Organiser

Rik Rushton ‘makes our event’ World class every year we have used him. When you see him present to a conference audience, it’s no surprise his book was a best seller as he is the master communicator and engager! If you’re looking for a powerful opening or closing speaker he’s your man!

– Sarah Farrar (Crown Convention Manager)

Our conference was rated highly for its content and delivery so to that end we have to acknowledge the MC, Rik Rushton who was very polished. You cannot have a great program without someone bringing it all together, which he did extraordinarily well, tying in all of the messages from each of the speakers. Unlike many emcees we have tried in the past, Rik doesn’t try and compete with the speakers. Indeed, he skillfully reinforces their messages and keeps the audience engaged which means it keeps power program on time. You can be assured you’re in safe hands if Rik is running your program.

– Paul G (Emirates)

I have used Rik Rushton as both an empowering keynote speaker and conference MC for almost 20 years. He is easy to work with and more importantly he always delivers. You can rely on him to engage the crowd and “set the stage” for the balance of your conference given he can entertain, energise and educate the audience without them knowing. It goes without saying that I will continue to use him and cannot recommend him more highly.

– Leanne Howard, RER Network, (Former Head of TRET & The Customer Experience for LJ Hooker Global).

The master communicator, Rik Rushton is a ‘must see keynote’ to be included in your next conference program. Rik is a highly engaging presenter who shares his wisdom of the Power of Connection. He leads the audience on a humorous journey revealing compelling leadership strategies.
Rik shares insights of how organisations can distil their vision to meaningfully communicate and implement their core values to optimise culture and drive performance.

Rik is an outstanding human being with a generous spirit and a credible message.

– Paige McNeil, APPA National Conference organizer

Rik's books

The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection

We all carry around the technology to stay connected 24/7, yet many of us are disengaged and challenged with our lack of communication skills. The Power of Connection provides you with practical, real-world solutions for improving your professional performance, your personal relationships and your outlook — one conversation at a time.