We recently used Yamini for our premier client event, where she toured Australia’s capital cities presenting to hundreds of our clients. Yamini has a compelling story to tell and one that resonated extremely well with our business clients. Yamini’s style is highly engaging and in many ways enchanting, as she shares the secret power of storytelling through practical examples. I would highly recommend Yamini to anyone thinking about how to create greater engagement with their clients or employees.
– Don Sillar, Head of Sales ANZ Private
Head of Sales ANZ Private
Yamini delivered a fantastic presentation at a conference in Alice Springs which thoroughly engaged the audience and left them wanting more. Her ability to thoroughly involve the audience throughout her session was evident and her message was innovative and powerful. Yaminin was also extremely personable and accommodating to work with. I would wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone who needs a speaker who really makes a difference
I have known Yamini for the last six years or so, first meeting her in my role in the Breakout Team in ANZ. Since then, I have introduced her to some of my clients to support them in organisational storytelling. The results she achieved in a short period of time were impressive. I am particularly impressed by the rigour she applies to the craft as shed (in my opinion) leads the rest of the pack in storytelling in this country. She also brings a high level of integrity and values which I consider to be critical
Partner, The Leadership Sphere
I can highly recommend the work of Yamini – the deep insights they bought to the table in relation to how Organisational Storytelling could transform my business were profound. After somewhat reluctantly implementing Organisational Story tools, I was almost shocked to find I was able to efficiently solve a business problem of getting my customers to understand complex new media technologies with the aid of a simple, yet well placed story. I can highly recommend this process to anyone who faces the challenge of communicating complex business ideas…
I had the pleasure of hiring Yamini several times during my time at NAB. Yamini has a deep expertise in Storytelling and is able to teach that skill to anyone. She is passionate about her work and they offer lifetime support for their workshops. Yamini is also a great storyteller herself and has a wonderful command of the english language and a highly engaging presentation style. Story is a powerful way to connect with people and the great thing about Yamini and co is that they teach it as a skill that anyone can learn so you dont have to worry about whether you are naturally talented at it!
Managing Director, Gordian Global Solutions
Yamini has done great work for us, teaching senior leaders how to engage their people better through use of stories. She took the time to understand our business and the needs we were addressing and approached the sessions in a challenging and supportive way. Our survey results showed employees found senior leader communication to be much improved after this training. I thoroughly recommend her work.
Organisational Development Manager, Ericsson
All CEO’s need to be aware of the value of organisational storytelling, especially when attempting to implement new strategies and drive organisational change.
CEO Australian Genome Research Facility
Yamini helped key leaders in my organisation understand the value of stories, and how to construct authentic stories which provided impact for specific purposes. I have been consistently impressed since, with the value adding of their after sales service in terms of newsletters which regularly re-inspire and educate! They have also been very welcoming of specific requests for advice.
Manager People & Organisation Development, Yarra City Council
I would urge any organisation that is looking to improve its internal (and external) communication, upskill line managers and learn how to tell a much more compelling story about their vision, strategy or business performance, to give Yamini a call!
Internal Communications Manager, Origin Energy
We recently ran a global HR conference bringing together colleagues from all parts of our Group. At relatively short notice Yamini provided us with some great help on the design of the event. Ensuring that we were clear on our objectives and brought some great ideas to the table around how we could best meet these. The low touch but high impact support was very effective and we were in expert hands with them as they facilitated us through the event itself
General Manager, People & Organisational Development, Business Bank, NAB
I was delighted with the work Yamini of One Thousand & One did with our organisation. There have been a lot of exciting changes at Plum in recent times and we were finding that sometimes the most important messages were being lost in the noise. By participating in the workshops facilitated by One Thousand & One, our Team Leaders learnt what a powerful tool storytelling can be in engaging with your people and ensuring that the right messages really hit home.
Managing Director Plum Financial Services
Yamini is a very creative and talented woman taking organisational story-telling to a new level. Her demonstrated understanding of the issues corporations face, along with an ability to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, means they provide effective engagement solutions to managers and senior leaders who need to influence and impact their teams.
Yamini has also demonstrated a strong sense of corporate social responsibility, having assisted on a pro bono basis, the senior leadership teams of two leading not for profits in their quest to better articulate their missions. “Making a difference” is something this woman does daily!
Yamini Naidu is a leading expert in business storytelling. She is the world’s only economist turned storyteller and consistently voted among the top business storytellers globally. Her work with clients is commercially savvy, results driven and sets them up for professional success. As a key note and conference speaker she wows audiences all over the world with insights, inspiration and actionable advice.