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“ Jonathan is a dream to work with, a force of nature.  Passionate, funny, highly effective plus an accomplished artist. He's got great guts and artistic vision.”

Kate Miller-Heidke, Singer-songwriter

What Can Jonathan Holloway CSP Bring To Your Next Event?


Jonathan Holloway deals in experiences.

Joyous, extraordinary, explosive, transformational and unforgettable experiences.


In Australia he was the first person to bring out the teams behind NYC smash hit

Sleep No More and global stage sensation Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

to create immersive, “one audience member at a time” shows.


He has closed cities to present huge scale 30,000 audiences experiences,

from The Feathers in Perth WA to Fire Gardens in Melbourne, and was the mastermind

behind the largest single arts event Australia has ever seen,

The Giants, which played to 1.4M people in Perth in 2015.


In the UK he helped transform London’s South Bank with fire, flame and captivating performance.


Extraordinary experiences change cities, families, teams and individuals.

Experiences are at the heart of every successful life, relationship or project.

Jonathan has recently been 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.

Each one of Jonathan's keynotes and MC events is an unforgettable experience,

designed specially for you and your event.

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To book Jonathan as a speaker or MC in Europe contact Leading Minds Worldwide

To book Jonathan as a speaker or MC in Australasia contact ICMI

Clients include:


" 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 set the tone with a compelling and charismatic keynote that was relevant and inspiring for our audience;

on Day Two Jonathan kept transitions smooth as our charming Master of Ceremonies;

and his unique skills were showcased in his closing plenary address,

which drew remarkably insightful connections from across the whole program.

I cannot recommend him highly enough as a speaker and MC. ” 

Mollie Hewitt - Director, Pilbara Creative and Cultural Forum 

“ A great orator and teller of stories, he has that unique ability to create wonder in audiences.   

Jonathan has presented to our employees on many occasions and they always come out saying 

'that was amazing, really enjoyed the presentation and the humour’. ”

Trisha Comerford  - Manager - Rio Tinto

“ 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

“ Jonathan Holloway’s lessons and reflections will re-focus your team on what’s important

in perhaps the most engaging and entertaining way you’ve experienced for some time. ” 

Kelly Grigsby, CEO Wyndham City Council

“ 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

 “Your Festival launch presentation was quite phenomenal; never seen anything quite like it.

You have a great skill at making complex things happen and at communicating their essence

and importance in a direct, fun, unforgettable way. The world needs that skill; it needs you!” 

Tod Machover - Professor of Music and Media - MIT, Boston 

 “I have known Jonathan for several years now and had the pleasure of seeing him in action

presenting at the finale of the 2018 PSA Convention. Simply put he blew me away.  

His ability to speak about innovation and creativity with impact, humour, stories

and intelligence left everyone in the room (a tough crowd) wanting more. 

Jonathan inspires, entertains and educates in the most intelligent, entertaining

and humorous way, with an impact I have rarely seen in a professional speaker.

His ability to assimilate information and present it in a way that captures an audience’s attention,

excites them and create a sense of wonder and passion is simply extraordinary.” 

Rabia Siddique - Professional Speaker and Author

“ 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

“ Jonathan has a giant message and method for each and every conference group, organisation, person. 

Through laughter, thoughtfulness and story he creates everyday meaning for how we can ‘Festivalise’

our businesses/lives and the benefit that such innovation, creativity, organisational skill and collaboration brings. 

Each of us can learn from the Art of business and the Art of life.

Have your convention go way beyond the conventional - go Gigantic and get Jonathan! ”

Glenn Capelli  -  Professional Speakers Australia ‘Keynote Speaker of the Year 2013’