Lisa McInnes-Smith CSP CPAELisa McInnes-Smith CSP CPAE


In her 20’s, Lisa set a personal goal to positively influence 1 million young Aussies! It took her 8 years, and catapulted her into the speaking profession. In the 30 years since then, Lisa has become recognised as a vibrant ambassador into corporate Australia, inspiring groups, teams and leaders to new levels of achievement and strategic competence through her high-energy presentations.

Along the way, she has authored seven bestselling books, spoken to over 2 million people in 30 countries and shared the stage with celebrities, Presidents and the world’s best in our profession. Lisa also has a long history of involvement and commitment to building the speaking industry in Australia, and was inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, becoming the first person outside North America to achieve this recognition for excellence in the speaking profession. There is much to be learned from the story of her journey.


Lisa’s session will take you on the journey of her own career, highlighting the choices she has made that have taken her to the top of her profession, and sustained her. Key learnings will include:

  • The power in personal stories.
  • Uncovering how you are your stories.
  • Live a life that is congruent with your message.
  • It’s not all about speaking.