Travels from: Queensland
Providing audiences with the inspiration to feel happier, stronger and healthier every day
Categories: Health & Lifestyle, Mindfulness & Mindset
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
As CEO and Co-Founder of leading mental wellbeing organisation Mindstar, Aaron Williams is passionate about stamping out the stigma associated with mental illness. Using his clinical mental health background combined with his corporate experience, Aaron delivers a presentation that gives audiences the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to focus and improve their own mental wellbeing.
Aaron has previously worked as a mental health clinician in a hospital emergency department, as well as experienced his own period of grief and depression after the death of a close friend. Combining his personal and professional backgrounds, Aaron aims to share his experiences and strategies through a light-hearted, story telling approach that resonates with audiences. This unique mix enables Aaron to explore the why, how, and what of wellbeing in an engaging way with his audiences.
Giving audiences insights into how the brain works, Aaron equips individuals with the tips and tools needed to make a positive change.
He has spoken at an array of events for a broad range of organisations and businesses, including ANZ, Macquarie, NRL Men of League Association, Telstra Business, University of Queensland, National Suicide Prevention Australia Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and Queensland Ballet.
Aaron is also a regular across television, radio and print media, and has been featured on Triple J Breakfast Show, Channel Seven News, Channel 9 News, Network Ten News, Channel 9’s ‘A Current Affair’ and ABC Drive Radio.
Aaron was a guest speaker for our webinar offered to our support team. Aaron spoke about how to improve our wellbeing, dealing with stress and uncertainty and the importance of self-care. Aaron was authentic, engaging and could apply his expertise to everyday examples as his life as a mental health professional and dad. We had over 100 team members join the webinar, receiving really positive feedback for Aaron's session post the event. From one of our team members - "Aaron’s talk was my highlight as it was in the context of Covid 19. He provided some great insight into mental health and I think that he should give a similar presentation to all employees as it would help everyone to better understand themselves and others.
The Woolworths Group
If there's one thing for certain about 2020, it's uncertainty! To offer some guidance through challenging times, we were lucky to hear from Aaron Williams last week. CEO & Co-Founder of Mindstar, Aaron shared a wealth of #mentalfitness and self-care tips with the entire team. Aaron's insights were plentiful, but the key takeaway for me was the need for all of us to bring back moments of JOY, big and small. Where do you find yours?
Leadership takes many forms, and sometimes we can be too guilty of focusing on the technical side of our leader’s skillsets, while underdeveloping their emotional skillset. Emotional skillset is far more effective in leadership than technical skillset. Within the most recent Leadership Workshop Webinar, Aaron focussed in on those elements through both personal self-reflection and tapping into the emotional side of our leader’s work. The workshop was a great success and provided the opportunity for our leaders to reflect on the past few months, encouraging discussion on the good and the bad, and how this period will innovatively define how we move forward as a business into the future. Aaron is always able to work in with what I want to see within the business. He doesn’t approach anything with an ‘off the shelf’ model; he understands that each business is bespoke, with bespoke challenges that requires varying leadership approaches and groups, and he is able to work smoothly with that.
Aaron provided a 45 minute plenary keynote session titled: “Being the Best You: How to be healthier, happier & more productive.” His keynote focused on why is it important for us to be aware of mental health and wellbeing and how we have incredible power over our thoughts and emotions. Aaron also gave delegates practical tips and tools to improve their own mental health and wellbeing. He is one of the top speakers in the mental health area in Australia
Association of Financial Advisers
The keynote delivered fantastic feedback and was an incredibly impactful 90 minutes. Aaron’s messages about the power you have over your thoughts, as well as how you can train your mind as well as your body really hit a chord with the audience. Thoroughly recommend engaging Aaron to speak with anyone who is in the business of dealing with human beings and understanding what makes them tick a bit better and how you might help someone really in need.