“Absolutely inspirational and will make a massive difference to what I think and what I plan to do. Cameron’s passion and great storytelling skill meant his message was delivered 100 times louder and clearer.”

It’s about the stories

“FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE”

Compelling Wisdom, Creativity & Bravery

Creating, giving and having belief 

“If there is one presentation you get to hear this year, go and see Cam. Your business will thank you. The ways in which he unpacked purpose, culture, identity and trust are mind-blowing.”

“FINDING SOMETHING”

“Cameron has channeled his deep experience in leadership in professional sport and business, mentoring CEOs, senior and emerging leaders and their organisations across many industry sectors, those seeking to build high levels of cultural, strategic and leadership trust as the basis for sustained high-performance. 

Cameron is also an artist, and there is a compelling creativity and originality in his storytelling and speaking. He explores the deep personal and professional challenges he faced as a leader, his openness, vulnerability and generosity creating a powerful connection with his audience, who will be reaching for their notebooks to record the insights and wisdom from a fully-lived leadership experience.”

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Examples of speaker topics

My goal is much more than an ‘engaged’ audience. I want people reaching for their pens, writing down quotes, taking photos of the slides and models that are presented, and telling the stories and learnings to friends and families.

I will honour the opportunity that you have provided to present to your people with immaculate preparation, authenticity and energy, and with a commitment that the time we spend together is memorable, moving and motivating.

Being Brave – The Authentic, Vulnerable and Courageous leader

Cameron models his ‘Being Brave’ mantra – a seven-step process to find the answers for yourself, rebuild confidence, and be the leader you aspire to be.

The first step is self-knowing and understanding, but how do you find it?

Leveling up – What business can learn from elite sport

Cameron fully explains a seven-step process, immediately executable, enabling leaders to establish performance accountability, where people consistently set high expectations of themselves and behave to those expectations, and most importantly, do the right thing, even when it’s hard.

The Score Takes Care of Itself – Aligning Purpose and Performance

Cameron delivers a game-changing framework that aligns purpose and performance, particularly as it relates to the complex mix of culture, strategy, leadership and decision-making judgment. Then, as Hall of Fame NFL coach Bill Walsh would say… “The score takes care of itself.”

Leadership is about the example you set and the culture you create

Cameron articulates four core leadership habits, immediately executable, to create the behaviours and culture to lead with authenticity and achieve high performance outcomes.

Testimonials

Cameron Schwab’s presentation to the CEO Forum was raw, passionate and insightful.

I was taken aback by his engaging style and willingness to share his own story in a way that was at times raw and vulnerable. His insights into leadership and the challenges that go with it, gave me a lot to think about as I bought his messages back to my own organisation and family.

I would recommend him as a keynote speaker in a heartbeat. In fact, I already have.

It was the best presentation I’ve listened to in the past 2-3 years.

Jim Mole

Chief Executive Officer, Ameropa Australia

I think the hour I spend in Pullman hotel last Thursday is probably more valuable than day I spent in other events or meeting time. Absolutely inspirational and it made difference to what I think and what I plan to do. The thing impress me the most is that Cam is presenting with his heart, not just his head. This is rare in today’s world.

Excellent visual effect with great relevant content, the presentation really stands out and it can speak for itself. However, with Cam’s passion and great storytelling skill, the message was delivered 100 times louder and clearer than the presentation itself. I simply think Cam and his presentation is better than any other presenters I met in CEO Forum in the last 2.5 years. Really enjoyed.

Richard Ye

General Manager, Australia / New Zealand, Armstrong Flooring

Cam combines real life experiences (most of them challenging) with deep personal insights to produce enlightening and practical content with an emotional connection that had the audience hooked from the first slide.

Cam’s vulnerability and openness about his many challenges throughout a successful career was unexpected, and helped us all relate to him and further strengthened audience engagement.

You need to experience Cam’s presentation in the flesh to appreciate the wisdom, emotion and insights he provides

Brendan Keogh

Marketing Manager, The Practice

Cam, I loved it mate. Really touched my heart and altered my trajectory on how I view my business. I am using your teachings downstream with my management staff. Look forward to crossing paths again.

Presentation was engaging, honest, relevant and entertaining. It was a raw, authentic account of what can and does work with a mindset that something can always go wrong.

I was physically emotional, especially around the “Its not how you get knocked down, its how you get up”. Time seemed to go by very quickly.

Everyone was blown away with the delivery of this address.

I have told a lot of people how good this was and if they get the chance, they should seek out the opportunity to see for themselves.

Chris Bakes

Manging Director, One Team

Cam’s presentation had me from the word go. His ability to tell a story and connect with each of the participants was phenomenal.

Visually, Cam’s slides were great, eye catching and enough to help me gain a snapshot of the content, or visualise the diagrams (for those like me who are visual, this is excellent!)

I found myself catching moments of Cam’s presentation and relating them to my own story and situation. He is extremely personable and the emotions that I was able to connect with throughout the presentation still resinate with me today.

Daniela Kavoukas

Director, Flemington Childcare Co-operative

I was not expecting it to be so raw and authentic. I admire Cam for opening up and showing us his vulnerability.

It made me question myself as a leader and analyse my own actions and identify areas I need to consciously work on. I will definitely refer and work on Cam’s frameworks particularly ‘Architecture of Trust’.

He was so knowledgeable, he oozed wisdom.

Conference attendees were blown away by Cam’s presentation.

Tish Millard

Director, Accounting Confidential

Cam is an amazing person first and foremost. His business achievements and knowledge speak for themselves but his ability to understand and combine the normal struggles and challenges that people face along side of business challenges is where his strengths lie.

I also love the creativity he pursues outside of business and his ability to apply and teach that creativity in a business sense .

I felt many emotions but one that was overwhelming was how he made me feel his equal. Even though I was fascinated by what he was saying, I immediately saw him as a person that I could learn from

Without any doubt. I have shifted my thinking already and absolutely plan to apply some of the learnings and models both in business and my personal life.

We all agreed if we had to go home after Cam’s presentation, the weekend would still be good value

Aaron Wilson

General Manager, Michael Wilson - Diamond Jewellers

Profound wisdom – He was like Master Yoda from Star Wars (Thats a compliment if your not into Star Wars)

Inspiring and thought provoking. I personally related to Cam’s life experiences and gained a lot of strength from his presentation. The CEO[Q] Model made a great deal of sense.

Sam Paynter

Director, Greg Hocking

Profile Images, Introduction & Biography

Speaker Introduction

After cutting his teeth as a recruiter at the Melbourne Football Club when the Demons made the finals for the first time in 23 years, Cameron was appointed CEO of the famous Richmond Football Club at age 24, the youngest in the history of the game.

For most of the next 25 years, he was CEO of Richmond, Melbourne and Fremantle, when those clubs were at their lowest ebb, both on and off the field.

He is the second longest serving CEO in the modern game.

Having taken on some of the sport’s most difficult and daunting challenges, Cam established a track record of building teams and organisations, unifying groups while navigating periods of genuine adversity and complexity.

Cameron is a now leadership mentor and strategist, as well as being an artist and illustrator, studying Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

Speaker Biography/Profile

Cameron is a CEO, leadership coach and strategist. He works with CEOs and emerging leaders to achieve high levels of trust – personally, culturally, strategically and organisationally – as the basis of high performance.

After cutting his teeth as a recruiter at the Melbourne Football Club when the Demons made the finals for the first time in 23 years, Cameron was appointed CEO of the famous Richmond Football Club at age 24, the youngest in the history of the game.

For most of the next 25 years, he was CEO of Richmond, Melbourne and Fremantle, when those clubs were at their lowest ebb, both on and off the field. He is the second longest serving CEO in the modern game.

Having taken on some of the sport’s most difficult and daunting challenges, Cameron established a track record of building teams and organisations, unifying groups while navigating periods of genuine adversity and complexity.

He is a legacy-focused leader who has bounced back from setbacks, taking on the sport’s most challenging leadership roles.

Cameron holds an MBA and Master of Marketing from the Melbourne Business School. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard Business School and is a Vincent Fairfax Fellow of the Centre of Ethical Leadership at University of Melbourne. He received his Coaching Certification from the Columbia Business School in New York.

His articles on sport and leadership have been published in The Age newspaper.

Cameron is also an artist and illustrator, studying Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

“One of Cam's key messages is that "leadership is so personal". Cam is remarkably generous in sharing his intensely personal journey and reflects on how this informs his leadership, trust and high performance frameworks. These models developed over 25 years of leadership practice resonated deeply with CEO Forum members and provided them with fresh insights to take back to their own businesses.”

Richard Lindell – CEO – International CEO Forum
LOCATION

We are based at Work Club
Level 2, 287 Collins Street,
Melbourne, Vic. 3000.
Australia

Email: cameron@designCEO.com.au

Phone

+61(0)411 860 931

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