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Jacinta McDonell

Travels from: New South Wales

Co-Founder of Anytime Fitness, and Founder of The Human Kind Project

Categories: Business Speakers, CEO, Entrepreneur, Inspirational, Leadership, Motivational Speakers, Women in Business

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Jacinta McDonell launched the highly successful US franchise Anytime Fitness into the Australian market in 2008, alongside her brother Justin. With over 500 clubs in Australia and over 4,400 clubs with over 3 million members worldwide, Anytime Fitness has grown to be Australia’s number one health club chain. 

Jacinta was recently inducted into The Fitness Industry Roll of Honour. This award gives national recognition to people who are described as 'game-changers' - those who have made an enduring contribution to make the fitness industry what it is today. 

An inspiration to many Australian business women and a mother of three, Jacinta has exited Anytime Fitness and has turned her entrepreneurial passion towards sharing her journey with others on how to lead with more from clarity and purpose -  hosting keynotes, workshops and retreats.

A strong advocate of using ‘business for good’ - Jacinta established The Human Kind Project in 2015. A not-for-profit foundation that funds life changing projects in Africa and India, the Human Kind Project connects projects to businesses to build brand equity whilst creating lasting social change. 

With a love for yoga - Jacinta also has also created an online yoga brand called W1LL (the 1 stands for 1 human, as each member of W1LL impacts a human in need via The Human Kind Project) 

From spending time on Necker Island with Richard Branson and the Virgin Unite team to time in small rural villages in Malawi with The Hunger Project – Jacinta continues to reinvent the way we view business, its purpose and the way we can view purpose in our own lives.

Speaker Topics

Leadership, Business with Purpose and Disrupting a Market
Leadership, Empowerment, Wellness and Mindset


Authentically raw, spellbindingly persuasive and powerfully committed to business for good. Jacinta is true entrepreneur, a wonderful speaker, and a rare gem of a human.

Dent Global

Jacinta was a keynote speaker, she was brilliant and the audience loved her. She has this beautiful relaxed yet focused energy which makes her very engaging on stage. Her content is drawn from walking the path to success and her context is her desire for the audience to hear the whole story, all the insights, not just the superficial stuff. Working with her leading up to the event was seamless and easy and her connection with the audience after the event was pretty much the same.


Jacinta McDonell - Business Speakers

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