Ricky Nowak

Travels from: Victoria

Making sure key messages come to life, to find new ideas and solutions

Categories: Business Coaching, Business Speakers, Leadership

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Working across all industries both nationally and internationally, Ricky Nowak works to bring key messages to life, helping audiences find new ideas and creative solutions. Ricky is able to present seminars, workshops and keynotes, as well as step in as an MC and facilitator. 

Beginning her career as a leadership presenter in a theatre, Ricky quickly learnt how to think on her feet, engage with people and how to improvise successfully. She now does the exact same thing on stages across the globe. 

A natural presenter, Ricky delivers empathetic, entertaining and joyful presentations to any audience. 

Having successfully run her own business for over two decades, Ricky has specialised in working with professional service industries such as finance, legal, accounting, project management, logistics, engineering, urban design, health, food, and manufacturing. 

As a media commentator, Ricky delivers her opinion on leadership trends and behaviours to radio, newspapers and television. 

Speaker Topics

Audacious Leadership: How to Lead with Conviction, Courage and Care
Australian leaders spend millions of dollars and hours every year developing their own capability and that of their teams, yet as a nation are undecided about what really works. Part of the reason is that more people resist standing up and out than those willing to lead with the positive audacity of conviction, courage and care. It is critical for leaders to create their own enduring leadership style, position and purpose, one that will ensure there is no ambiguity about their behaviour, actions or communication. This Audacious Leadership practical presentation will enable participants to work on developing their own leadership style, position and purpose.
How to Make Good People Great Leaders and Reap the Rewards
If you are serious about staying competitive in a fast changing business environment you need to transform your good people into decisive and inspirational leaders who have the vision to drive your business forward into a profitable future. This How to Make Good People Great Leaders practical presentation will enable participants will understand the value of their individual leadership, how to demonstrate the importance of professional values as well as take ownership of their leadership behaviours and styles
The Integrity Factor
Far from being an old fashioned notion, honourable business, and honourable business leaders, are more sought after than ever. Most of us do not expect perfection, but we do expect transparency and integrity. The same values apply when we consider our community representatives, our own lives and our relationships. It is a commercial imperative for organisations to focus on their brand reputation and their integrity without any ambiguous messages to their stakeholders, staff or the public. Participants of this interactive presentation will understand the importance of values and ethics in todays world, the role of the leader in leading by example at home, at work, and in life, as well as what integrity really means to you, your customers, friends and family.


Feedback from our members was excellent, with comments on the presentation including 'best session ever' and 'powerfully demonstrated the message'.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

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.

JD MacDonald

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.

Guide Dogs Victoria

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