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Commodore Martin Brooker (Retired) - Motivational Speakers - Veteran, Strategic Advisor, Facilitator and Speake ...

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Agility comes from our conscious and unconscious choices Read less
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Culture Change

The shift comes when we go first and lean into the change we seek Read less
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Decision Making

It is not about the right decision but about how you make it right. Read less
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Diversity and Inclusion

Find the confidence to step into diversity and inclusion Read less
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High-Performance Teamwork

Building up a team of people you are leading doesn’t come from barking orders. Martin reminds us that if you want a high performing team when the chips are down, what you do today will make them volunteers instead of working out whether they should or not. Read less
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From the bridge of a warship to corporate boardrooms, Martin shares his experiences and guides his audience to what needs to be done to lean into everyday leadership. He shares how we can develop today for the uncertainty of tomorrow. Read less
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Resilience and Emotional Competence

Resilience comes when we stretch our teams every day. Through personal change and growth, Martin shares how he turned failure around by understanding that the most significant asset was the capacity to be emotionally competent. Read less
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Toxic Masculinities

Moving from dominated to inclusive cultures Read less
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Values are the core of what it means to be part of a team Read less
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Commodore Martin Brooker (Retired)

Veteran, Strategic Advisor, Facilitator and Speaker

With 37 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, Martin’s extensive Naval career involved command at sea and operational roles, including command of an Amphibious Ship in the Middle East and the Pacific, command of the Navy’s elite Clearance Divers, and Deputy Commander of Australia’s Joint Forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan. This all culminated in Martin’s appointment to Program Director for the Navy’s biggest change program, New Generation Navy.

In 2015, he retired from full-time service with the rank of Commodore.

Nowadays, Martin works as a keynote speaker and leadership coach, specialising in helping professionals transform from accidental leaders to someone who is intentional.

He draws on the lessons learnt from frontline operations during his time in the Royal Australian Navy, including the mistakes made and how to lead teams and operational forces through ever-changing, high-stress situations, to deliver powerful keynotes. Martin’s keynotes and speeches encompass strategic leadership, high-performance teams, diversity and inclusion, and cultural transformation.

With a unique combination of his lived experiences, his unexpected humour and his ability to breathe life into universally applicable lessons, audiences are equipped with simple strategies and mantras that they will take with them as they leave the room.


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