inspiration is everything
“Jonathan is a great orator and teller of stories.
His blue-sky thinking is a huge talent that he then translates into reality and delivers these wondrous events for audiences to talk about for years to come ... they always come out saying ‘that was amazing, really enjoyed the presentation and humour"
Trisha Comerford, Rio Tinto
Over the next few years the world's best leaders, companies and cities
will have to return to the drawing board and reimagine everything.
Those who don't will be a horse-and-cart in an electric car world.
Those who do, and who then successfully deliver their corner of the world, will flourish.
keynote : inspiration is everything
IT TRANSFORMS GOOD IDEAS INTO GREAT IDEAS,
LIFTS PEOPLE AND UNITES TEAMS, UNLOCKS SUCCESS
Inspiration not only creates the first spark, but also propels the development of the vision,
and fuels the strategy that drives every great success story.
It is inspiration you need to plant the seed, to keep it growing, help it reach for the sky,
to nurture the roots and branches until you have created a new Amazon.
It is inspiration that you must give to those around you to truly achieve your goals.
THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH LACKING INSPIRATION ARE HUGE,
AND THE CONSEQUENCES ARE CRITICAL
YOU CAN’T WAIT FOR INSPIRATION … YOU HAVE TO HOTWIRE YOUR SYSTEMS
IF YOU WANT TO TRULY ACHIEVE POST-PANDEMIC SUCCESS
Whilst leading some of the largest festivals in the world, Jonathan Holloway identified that inspiration
has a series of distinct stages, each one requiring a different set of tools and tricks.
In his keynotes and workshops Jonathan shares the secrets that guarantee increased inspiration
for you and your teams, and how you can use them to transform all your interactions and collaborations.
collaborators and clients
Jonathan has collaborated with Hugh Jackman, Judi Dench, Thom Yorke, Ennio Morricone,
Macklemore, Public Enemy, Philip Glass, The Flaming Lips, Margaret Atwood and more.
Drawing on his methodologies, learnings, and huge store of engaging and entertaining stories and experiences (always tailored for the specific client) Jonathan has delivered conference keynotes, advised and coached about inspiration for leading tech companies (IBM, Cisco, Oracle, Telstra), major banks (NAB, ANZ), resource firms (Chevron, Rio Tinto) and the not-for-profit sector (the Mayor of London, Yale University, Victorian Bar Association, TEDx).
In 2019 Jonathan was awarded CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)
by Professional Speaking Australia, the highest international designation
of speaking competence and experience as recognised by the
Global Speakers Federation. The requirements are rigorous, including the
number of fee-paid presentations, number of clients, continuing education
credits and consecutive years of business experience.
It is held by just 12% of professional speakers worldwide.
testimonial video compilation (1m 38s)
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To book Jonathan as a speaker or MC in Australasia contact ICMI
To book Jonathan as a speaker or MC in Europe contact Leading Minds Worldwide
" Jonathan was the stand out presenter at the conference and took the audience on a unique behind the scenes
journey of the Giants. Funny and inspiring he gave us insightful and practical take aways to use in
our own journey and most importantly dared us to be visionary and creative in all aspects of our lives. "
Michael Brierley – 2018 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Congress
“ Jonathan transformed a street performance into a discussion on IT,
systems and infrastructure with insight, humour and enthusiasm. ”
Marlene Kornides - IBM/Cisco Systems
“ Jonathan was a highlight of our 2015 Asia Pacific event telling the inspiring story of how in his role as
Artistic Director of Perth International Arts Festival he attracted over 1.4 million people to follow the journey of
a group of giants across the city in one of the biggest arts projects ever staged in Australia. ”
Peter Tullin - Co-director of REMIX Summits
“ I saw this guy speak at the recent National Convention. In one word… brilliant!
Crawl over broken glass to be there! ”
Winston Marsh, Past National President, Professional Speakers Australia
“ Brilliant - funny, inspiring, highly intelligent, deeply empathetic, audaciously mischievous.
I’d like to see him at more conferences and events, making people laugh, feel, think
and then go out and do something special. “
Andrew Horabin - Keynote Speaker
“ Jonathan’s bespoke, enigmatic and audacious style had delegates hanging on his every word.
Intelligent, inspiring and highly entertaining. ”
Rick Heath - Australian Performing Arts Centres Association