Donna McGeorge

Travels from: Queensland

A dynamic transformer of company culture

Categories: Business Speakers, Communication, Human Resources, Team Building

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

As a dynamic transformer of company culture, Donna McGeorge offers incredibly practical tools and advice that can be implemented immediately. She encourages individual problem-solving, initiative, empowerment and self-responsibility, and guides audiences through the process of making work, work.

Donna is able to implement changes as a speaker, trainer or facilitator, responding to individual, team and company needs. 

Combining high-energy delivery, good humour and strong people skills, Donna builds rapport and trust with her audience, further adding to the impact of her presentation. 

In 2014, Donna decided challenge herself, making the move to China for 2 years. She worked with senior leaders at Ford Asia Pacific, initiating new organisational design, development and strategic planning.

Returning to Australia wiser and with new skills, Donna works with other global companies to bring about positive organisational change. She has led innovation in large organisations including for Ford, Jetstar, Deloitte and ANZ Bank.

Donna is the author of five educational books, including ‘The First 2 Hours’, ‘Making Work Work’, ‘Get Engaged!’, ‘Visual Vocab’, and ‘The Pen is Mightier than the Slide’. 

As the global pandemic continues, Donna can tailor her presentation to discuss the effects of the Corona-virus and how to make work from home work. She can present her keynote speech by virtual broadcast to your organisation through videoconferencing, live streaming and Zoom events.

Speaker Topics

Anywhere Anytime
Let us stop talking about virtual teams. Virtual means not real. These are real people in real teams. Let us also stop talking about how hard it is. When you get the basics right and lay a decent foundation, you can achieve twice the results you expected with half the effort. Whether you are working in a remote team, or leading one, this session will help you build positive and strong relationships over any distance, facilitate effective meetings that encourage engagement and healthy debate, and make the shift from cooperation to collaboration using simple tools and techniques
Making Work Work
No leader, middle or frontline manager leaves for work in the morning with the aim of upsetting their team members or colleagues, and deliberately set on derailing projects. Yet it happens, and it happens a lot. While the existing systems in your organisation and lack of resources can create a toxic environment that your team can not perform its best in, often you cannot change this. But there is one thing that you can always alter to improve your workplace, make your work more enjoyable and your team more effective, your attitude and behaviour. Donna and her stories and strategies will inspire you to work with what you have and change whatever is holding you back.
Permission Granted
What rules, rituals and routines do you have in your life or at work that are holding you back? So often it seems like we are waiting for permission from someone or something to do things differently. This session will help people to focus on things that are important to them, practise self care and compassion, and make positive changes in their world
The 25 Minute Meeting
Sharpen your focus and tighten your time frames to get more done in less time. Meetings have become a de facto way of working, and as they pile up and stretch to interminable lengths, they eat up our days and sink productivity especially if they are poorly planned and run. Done well, meetings are short, sharp, productive affairs that provide critical time and space for the interactions that drive business forward. This session shows you how to effectively and efficiently recover your time with a roadmap to the better meetings.
The First 2 Hours
There are optimum times for doing certain types of work, whether that be responding to emails, conducting meetings or devising next years strategy. Not just in the first two hours of your day, but all hours of the work day until home time. So while the first two hours of your day is important, the work does not just stop there. The first two hours has a flow on effect, so by understanding when you are most alert or when you need some downtime, and marrying that with the tasks you have to do then you actually become more productive. This session will help you take yourself off autopilot and get back control of every hour of your day, doing the right work at the right time.
Donna McGeorge - Business Speakers

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