Travels from: New South Wales
Authentically connects with audiences, delivers key business messages and elevates any event
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Rob Carlton has the ability to authentically connect with audiences, shape and deliver key business messages and elevate your event into an entertaining, insightful and meaningful experience.
He is an award-winning Australian actor, writer and director. A successful producer, he’s delivered multi-million dollar projects globally. With a mix of both arts and business experience as well as lived understanding, Rob is uniquely placed to be completely trusted by any audience.
Rob has been hosting corporate events now for over 15 years. During that time he has built up a long list of loyal clients spanning Telco’s, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Retailers, Manufacturers, Hospitality, Insurers, Medicos and Franchise Operations. He's hosted everything from awards nights to complex business sessions, introduced Governors, Governor Generals and Deputy Prime Ministers, conducted one on one interviews with the Australian of the Year, presented at the Logies and AACTA awards, run brainstorming sessions, strategy sessions, debates, even hypotheticals.
Rob is proactive about getting the right brief from the right personnel so he can work most effectively alongside you. He knows how to work with speakers to help them deliver their best.
Small Business, Big Lessons: Why organisation culture matters
Leading through good times is the easy part. How do you maintain optimism and energy during times of hardship or periods of change? Through real life stories, Rob illustrates the importance of organisational culture, a system of shared assumptions, values and beliefs that have a strong influence on how people feel and behave in organisations. Successful company cultures are typically characterised by a high level of teamwork and engagement. Rob tells some never before heard stories about Kerry Packer and Alan Bond that are cautionary tales of leadership leading to pyrrhic victories and a life of loneliness. Uplifting and inspiring stories are those from his father who was a quieter champion of leadership through the Hawke/Keating years of economic reform and his internationally recognised contribution to humanitarian services. People will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of the cultural heart of an organisation and a sense that the world has good people in it, even when the circumstances may seem grim.
The Film Production Model: Creative leadership
How do you unlock the imagination of every individual and keep the team focused on the main goal? Movies are a profound example of where creativity and brutal logistics collide. They are an excellent example of how a diverse group of people, facing impending deadlines can pull together towards one vision. The Film Production model takes participants through what directors, crew and cast experience every day. Constantly adapting, learning and fine tuning their craft and their processes so they can meet deadlines and maintain their reputation as the best in the world. Through fun and engaging exercises and a mix of stories drawn from his own experiences in film and TV, Rob focuses on the behaviour, character traits and skills of successful leaders and team players.
Valuable Team Players: Dynamic Employees
The challenges an actor faces on set are very similar to those faced by employees. To embody a character an actor has spent hours researching, developing the nuances, and becoming the expert. But when they step on stage, they are not the boss; they are one part of a much bigger enterprise. Similarly, employees are professionals who must work within a set organisational structure with a defined purpose. The challenge is to remain positive, change ready, collaborative and focused on a business goal that may have been decided by someone else. With an engaging style, insights and stories that will inspire employees, Rob engages his audiences and encourages them to share their passion, be curious and demand excellence from those around them.