Inspiration and Influence is the key to success

Key Note Speaking

Yamini Naidu, CSP* is a seasoned speaker and a much sought after presenter, combining authenticity and humour with rich insights. Her presentations are both practical and inspiring.

She will engage and delight your audiences in interactive, memorable ways and her session is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your next event.

Are you looking for a key note speaker for your next conference? Yamini’s interactive, inspiring key notes blend humour and rich practical insights and are customised to your needs.


*Certified Speaking Professional designation (the highest honour awarded to speakers across the globe).

I have been fortunate enough to have both attended Yamini’s Organisational Storytelling presentation, and to have engaged her as a keynote speaker for an event I was organising. Professional, personable,flexible, and insightful; I highly recommend Yamini.

Jason Metcalfe

Prinicpal Consultant at Contact Learning Group


Yamini is a true expert. She presented at our ‘Unleash’ conference and had the room completely captivated with her warm, engaging style and resonating with her critical message. The room of over 130 people didn’t want her talk to stop. Her connection before, during and after the conference was of an ultimate professional. The future of your leadership role, business decisions, and team culture relies on you listening to what Yamini has to say.‬‬‬

Alison Hill

Australia’s coolest Psychologist. Keynote Speaker.
Supporting people of influence to Stand Out‬


Yamini has presented Storytelling Master Classes at Creative Innovation conferences since 2010. She is one of only a handful of presenters I have re-engaged each year as she is a pleasure to collaborate with. She is a highly skilled expert in her field of storytelling, leadership and communication. She is very engaging and has been very helpful in promoting the conferences to her networks. She has also achieved great registrations for her sessions. I highly recommend her.

Tania de Jong

Founder and CEO at Creative Universe & Creativity Australia,
soprano, social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst


Speaking Engagements

Future of Leadership, August 

  • Sydney 7 August 
  • Melbourne 9 August
  • Brisbane 14 August 
  • Newcastle 16 August 

Goldman Sachs, Tokyo, April 2018

Geetha’s Mates, Melbourne, March 2018

Haunted (Moth Story), Melbourne, Jan 2018

Evolution of Storytelling, Melbourne, Nov 2017

Creative Innovation cI2017, Melbourne, Nov 2017

Hooked Storytelling Kooyong, Sept 2017

Lead with Humour One Roof, Melbourne, August 2017

Victorian Principals Conference VPA, Melbourne August 2017

Victorian Leaders Board Presentation Kooyong August 2017

Macquarie Telecom Group Reimagine Conference, Sydney 2017

AIA ELT presentation Hooked Storytelling, Melbourne 2017

Lunch and Learn Lead with Humour Hub, Melbourne July 2017

SA Power Networks Hooked Storytelling, Adelaide July 2017

Dimension 5 How to engage, connect & inspire with storytelling, June 2017

Deakin University Power play video storytelling, June 2017

City of Gold Coast LeaderSHIFT breakfast, Gold Coast June 2017

ICMI online storytelling presentation, May 2017

Women’s Speakers Lunch and Learn, May 2017

Ford Global Leadership Forum, Detroit USA, May 2017

Motorama Group Hooked Storytelling, Brisbane April 2017

Pitcher Partners Storytelling Keynote, April 2017

RMIT University ELT Storytelling, Melbourne April 2017

VicRoads Storytelling Keynote, Melbourne March 2017

World HRD Congress Storytelling Keynote, Mumbai India Feb 2017

Tiffany & Co Storytelling Keynote, Sydney 2017


Adidas Storytelling Master class Singapore November 2016

AMP conference Storytelling Sydney November 2016

YAICC IFTIIN Launch Parliament House Melbourne Nov 2016

Creative Innovation cI2016, Melbourne, Nov 2016

Moreland City Council Yarra valley October 2016

MTM’s Leadership forum Melbourne, September 2016

MVCC Marketing Masterclass August  2016

Lead with Humour Masterclass Sydney July 2016

AMP Public Affairs Conference Sydney 2016

Culture x Design Unconference, July 2016

Ford Global Leadership Forum – Dearborn USA, June 2016

ARK GROUP AUSTRALIA: Looking Around the Next Corner –  Strategic Internal Communication February 2016

Dairy NZ, Dairy Environment Leaders Forum – Wellington December 2015

Pacific National AIS Conference, October 2015

IEEC Conference, London, September 2015

ICF Australia, Kapow! Triple your influence with Story Power, August 2015

LGPro Women’s Professional Development Forum, July 2015

ANZ Wealth Roadshow: Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth & Melbourne, July & August 2015

MWI Master Class: Leading With Influence – The Why, The How and The Kapow!, June 2015

Network Connect Workshop, June 2015

Slowschool Dinner, May 2015

YWCA She Leads Conference Canberra, May 2015

Raw & Real, May 2015

Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific, March 2015

Future of Leadership, October 2014

AGL Leadership Forum, October 2014

Future of Leadership, August 2014

Thought Leader Showcase, August 2014

Unleashed Conference Gold Coast, April 2014

xPlore Development Day Sydney, March 2014

Agile Melbourne, March 2014

Ci2013 conference ‘Hooked: The power of storytelling’ Melbourne November 2013

Allity ‘Good, Better Best’ Conference Torquay November 2013

One Day New Ways HR Conference October 2013, Sydney

Accenture Key notes, Septemebr 2013, Melbourne & Sydney

OH&S Summit, February 2013, Noosa

Creative Innovation Conference ci2012, November 2012, Melbourne

Department of Justice, Leadership Speaking Series, June 2012, Melbourne

National Australia Bank GBS Leadership Conference, May 2012, Melbourne

The Future of Changemaking & Engagement Online: From GetUp to Kony 2012, March 2012, Melbourne

Department of Transport Leadership Series, March 2012, Melbourne

The Power of Storytelling, HubMelbourne, March 2012, Melbourne

Creative Innovation Conference 2011, November 2011, Melbourne

Talent2 Executive Boardroom Lunch Series June 2011, Melbourne

ANZ, Institutional Legal, March 2011, Melbourne

AT Kearney Leaders Retreat, March 2011, Hunter Valley, NSW

Origin Energy Leadership Conference, December 2010, Melbourne

Financial Executives International (FEI) of Australia, Luncheon, November 2010, Melbourne

Department of Health Leaders Seminar, August 2010, Melbourne

LJ Hooker Conference, March 2010, Alice Springs

MLC Risk Advisors Conference, March 2010, Lorne, Victoria

IBM Leadership Conference February 2010, Melbourne and Sydney

Serious Women’s’ Business Conference November 2009, Melbourne

Women in Finance Lunch August 2009, Melbourne

Victorian Public Service Continuous Improvement Network (VPSCIN) July 2009 Melbourne

Customer Contact Management Australia (CCMA), December 2008, Melbourne

Mary Jane Louis Scholarship Foundation, ANZ Mentoring Graduation, November 2008, Melbourne

American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Business Leader’s Lunch, September 2008, Melbourne

Australian Institute of Management (AIM), May 2008, Brisbane

Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), March 2008, Sydney

Institute of Chartered Accountant in Australia (ICAA), March 2008, Melbourne

CEO Roundtable, March 2008, Melbourne

Last Thursday Club, November 2007, Sydney

Institute of Chartered Accountant in Australia (ICAA), November 2007, Melbourne