Paige Williams

Travels from: Victoria


Passionate about AntiFragile Leadership 

Categories: Communication, Leadership

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Combining playful humour and an insightful message, Dr Paige Williams delivers fascinating keynotes with a message. Using her background in positive psychology, neuroscience, and leadership, Paige provides audiences with practical, evidence-based strategies, techniques and 

As a wellbeing and leadership expert, Paige is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne where she also lectures as well as researches. 

Combining her academics with real life experience, Paige makes research real, relevant and relatable to any industry’s work. 

Having helped thousands of leaders in business, government, NGOs and schools, Paige has seen a considerable impact not only at an individual level, but at an organisational level. 

Getting to the root cause of leadership success, Paige teaches audiences how to leverage their energy, attitude and mindset before challenging them to think big. 

Speaker Topics

Becoming AntiFragile: Leading through Challenge and Change
We have become too fragile. The way we live, our systems, our processes and our expectations make us fragile. Yet the world we live in is more complex, more connected, more open to change, and more ambiguous than ever before. The gap between our capacity to cope and the world we have created is getting bigger. As we become more fragile, the context we live in demands that we improve through disruption, not just endure it. That we embrace change rather than resist it. That we lean into challenge as a learning opportunity rather than something to avoid and that we accept that failure is inherent in the journey to success. Resilience and robustness are no longer enough. We need to become AntiFragile; to thrive through challenge and change. Becoming AntiFragile is a powerful keynote based on Paiges personal experience, her research and many years professional experience. This keynote will help leaders Understand why being resilient is no longer enough, Get clear about what is making us fragile and how to address it, Discover what it means to be AntiFragile, Explore the guiding principles to Becoming Antifragile as well as Uncover ways to put the Becoming AntiFragile principles into practice.
Leveraging Leadership: Getting to the root cause of leadership success
Leadership is not getting any easier. Shorter deadlines mean less time; streamlined teams means fewer people and budget constraints reduce resources. The social and work environment is complex and changing at a pace beyond our capacity to keep up. And the Millennial workforce is demanding a different style of leadership. They want flexibility, integrity and purpose from their leaders; and they are voting with their feet. Leaders are feeling the pinch through exhaustion, burnout and stress. Leveraging latent leadership capacity is critical for leaders and organisations to meet the increasingly complex demands of work, and leadership models from the past just do not meet the needs of today. We need a new model of leadership that gets to the root cause of leadership success. Leveraged Leadership helps leaders harness personal energy, positive attitudes and a purposeful mindset to create conditions that elevate, not only themselves, but also the people they lead and the outcomes they achieve. Can you Leverage your Leadership? This powerful keynote helps leaders Learn the power of positive energy as well as how to create and sustain it for themselves and others, Uncover the potential of positive attitudes and how to use them to generate trust, psychological safety and high performance, and Understand how mindsets create our reality and the most useful ones to foster for leadership impact
NeuroChange Leadership: Leading change with the brain in mind
Is your leadership making change fail? It is an appealing illusion that, in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment, we can control a system through fixed structures, detailed planning and promises of rewards or threats of punishments. But it is just that, an illusion. Leadership is the decisive factor between successful and unsuccessful change efforts. The rate of change is surpassing our capacity to keep up and research indicates that leaders who try to have all the answers and tell their people what is required are least likely to create successful change. And the reason lies in our brains. Work with the brain, not against it. Understanding how our brains react and respond to change is critical for effective change leadership and to enable and sustain high performance. This valuable keynote helps leaders Understand how the brain responds to change, Recognise how change impacts motivation, mindsets and behaviour, as well as learn how to use practical, brain based strategies to lead change to successful outcomes

TESTIMONIALS

Paige’s presentation style is engaging, professional and unique in the sense that she can expertly and seamlessly adapt to the needs of the group. Her knowledge of the content she delivers is so deep and profound that any rabbit warren that participants want to go down, Paige handles with ease.

Committee for Geelong

The work that Paige did shifted mindsets and approaches to leadership which resulted in them showing up in a very different way with their teams. I noticed that they were more able to have the right conversations at the right time, which meant that issues were dealt with more easily and they looked for ways to connect with people and acknowledge their efforts and contribution. The improvement in energy and engagement as a result was tangible.

Swisse Wellness

Dr. Paige, she’s fantastic. I think we all learned something today either as an individual or the leader of the organization. She provided some diamonds, and I love her reference to the Antifragile. I think that we can all resonate with that. We’ve taken a lot away.

WorkCover Queensland

Paige Williams - Leadership

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