Leanne Faraday-Brash FAPS FCOP FAHRI FAIM is an award winning speaker, trainer, coach, facilitator and media commentator. She is an accredited virtual e-speaker.
Having just been named Australia’s Educator of the Year 2022, Leanne has been inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.
Her clients include Thomson Reuters, Nike, Standard and Poors, AIA, Carlton Football Club, HESTA, Mercedes-Benz, Ixom and NetApp. She has presented on six continents and all over Australia.
She is known for her engaging, humorous, provocative and inspiring delivery, even on the toughest topics.
MC, Panellist and Interviewer par excellence
In her Outstanding Leader series, Leanne has interviewed Daniel Flynn (co-founder Thankyou), Susan Alberti (philanthropist), Debby Blakey (CEO, Hesta), Matt Finnis (CEO, St Kilda Football Club) and Brian Cook (CEO Carlton Football Club, formerly CEO Geelong FC). Leanne is a consummate interviewer and MC, with her last gig before the pandemic erupted hosting the Professional Speakers Gala Awards night with Michael McQueen.
Leanne is an organisational psychologist and Principal of Brash Consulting founded in 1996. At Brash, we practise at the intersection of Organisation Development (values & culture, leadership development, high performing teams) Organisational Psychology (conflict resolution, resilience and wellbeing), and “Workplace Justice” (Equal Opportunity, ethics, bullying and (sexual) harassment. The work Leanne does in conflict resolution and EEO is as much about peacebuilding (one person and one course at a time) as it is about anything else.
Media and Thought Leadership
Leanne is the Head of the Media Panel for the College of Organisational Psychologists (COP). Her ‘voice’ and Opinion pieces have been featured in The Age, The Financial Review, Boss magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New Daily, the Courier Mail and more. Leanne is a thought leader in the areas of culture, ethics, corporate “scandal handle”, leadership, strategic influence (including non-verbal behaviour) and conflict. She has published over 70 articles on LinkedIn and has over 27,000 LinkedIn connections. She has been interviewed regularly on ABC radio and has appeared on ABC News and SBS
Congrats for the incredible presentation LFB CSP – education, emotions and
I cannot believe how AMAZING this is!! It’s truly incredible. I have no real words…– Anneli Blundell
Just incredible. I know she’s going to leave us in a good place. Right now I’m a puddle……OMG, this is so funny!– Kim Seeling-Smith CSP
I’m SERIOUSLY IMPRESSED by this woman……IMAGINE. JUST IMAGINE if you put this much personalisation into your client’s presentations. Your calendar would be full for a lifetime.– Julian Mather