Key note speakers, guest speakers, conference keynote speakers, women speaker bureau
Speaks on Interpersonal Skills, People Skills & Communication
Expertise & Experience
Yvonne Collier (formerly Yvonne Gregory) is a People's skills expert.
BA(Hons) PGCE Dip Nut AIMM MAITD MASTD MPNLP CSP
"Yvonne is a great presenter with great flexibility,
enthusiasm, energy and style!"
Training & Development Director Asia Pacific, Media Company
As an international educator with more than
thirty years experience training and speaking, Yvonne helps people
produce productive and profitable relationships at work and play. She
does this through her coaching, training and professional speaking. She
is also an author, radio presenter and Master Practitioner of NLP.
years High School teaching were followed by 12 years in the corporate
world of advertising sales in newspapers and magazines in the UK and
Australia. Highlights include launching and running The Good Weekend
(Fairfax) and The Australian Magazine (News Ltd.).
In 1992 Yvonne launched Maddison Training specialising in communication and people skills.
As a Master communicator and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic
Programing, Yvonne shares techniques to fast track the learnings and
results. She also uses and shares Kinesiology techniques to enhance
Yvonne’s focus is always to help each participant achieve their outcomes and their true potential.
clients include ANCU, AIBF, ARAB Bank, ATO, Bartier Perry Solicitors,
Bentleys, CBA, CDF, CUSCAL, DOFA, DEETYA, GroupM, ING, Kennards,
LendLease, MindShare, OMD, St George, Sydney Morning Herald CitySearch,
Sydney University Continuing Education, Thales, UFS, UTS, Woods Bagot
Choose Yvonne for Keynote Presentations and you get the results you want.
“Yvonne inspires and energies with her interactive presentations. She always makes it relevant, informative and entertaining.”
empowers your people with skills and attitude to be more effective
communicators, presenters, team players and team leaders to improve your
You get increase productivity and profit through greater team unity, cooperation and clear communication skills.
a background in education, advertising, sales & management, and 14
years running Maddison Training Yvonne gives you the competitive
advantage of her extensive practical experience in diverse industries
such as publishing, financial & professional markets.
(Tailored to your business and your needs)
Getting What You Want:
When you want to say No and can’t!
A proven method and ten-part process.
7 ways to say No and feel guilt free!
entertaining, thought provoking, professional, practical. Your light
hearted humour and easy to listen to speaking style really helps get the
“Inspirational, practical and empowering. I now know how to get what I want!”
visual aids to process information and help audience learn about
‘assertive’ communication. Yvonne presented very well, used clear
everyday language. I really enjoyed the presentation and will act on
Presenting with confidence and Impact: Increase your presence, and charisma quotient & more!
presentation was loaded with information that was easy to understand
and yet simple to implement. Your vast knowledge and experience in
building your speaking career was an inspiration!”
helpful, uplifting, interactive, great fun, loved your enthusiasm and
passion, loved everything: The presentation, group work, individual
exercises and your stories.”
Maximise Your Team Performance: Increase productivity, performance and profit
”I have the inspiration, know how and tools to lead my team to better performance. Thank you.”
you are interested in a stimulating, informative, compelling, and
empowering speaker to motivate and inspire your people Yvonne is a
Successful Communication in the Workplace
feedback from your presentation, ‘Effective Interaction with Clients
and Potential Clients’, was 100% positive from delegates – people spoke
of the helpful tools, the practical examples and the positive energy.”
“Excellent presentation, engaging all audience and great tips given.”
LAFFe Model has resulted in an enormous and long lasting benefits to
individuals and the organization as a whole. Improving our understanding
of each other and ourselves is the first step to unlocking truly
extraordinary performance. "
Work Life Balance: Survive and Thrive
“Practical, fun and I can make immediate changes to gain better work life balance.”
“You quickly connected head and heart to inspire me to use my skills and knowledge to in my whole life.”
President of NSW National Speakers Association of Australia 2004
CSP Certified Speaking Professional with National Speakers Association
Member Australian Institute of Training & Development
Member American Society of Training & Developmment
Member International Federation of Professional Speakers
Member of the Australian Institute of Management
Past President of Pioneer SWAP (Sales People With a Purpose)
Foundation member of North Sydney Zonta
Member of the Australian Facilitators Network
Member of ISPI International Society for Performance Improvement
Radio presenter (12 years)
Interviewing guests for 2NSBFM, 99.3FM
Book: LAFFe to Success. A Practical Guide to Getting Along with others. Plus: The A -Z of LAFFe Behaviour.
Many articles in Professional Magazines plus CD's and CDRoms (see Product)
Collier, 2006 recipient of the Walter Dickman Award for outstanding
service to the NSW National Speakers Chapter and the Community. Winner
of NSW 'President of the Year' and President of 'The Club of the Year'
Business SWAP Sales People With a Purpose
Mentor of the Year, 2005, NSW NSAA
Yvonne's Credentials Include
BA (Hons) Geography, Anthropology and Psychology from Durham University UK
Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Reading University UK
Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAA40104)
Diploma of Nutrition
CSP The highest international level of accreditation from National Speakers Assoc.
MBTI (Myers Briggs) accredited facilitator
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