2023 Speakers

Nigel Brennan

has real life experience and first hand knowledge of Kidnap for ransom. He is most recognised for surviving a fifteen-month hostage ordeal in Somalia between 2008-2009. This personal experience has enabled Nigel to consult, mitigate and negotiate risks for individuals, international corporations and government agencies operating in remote and hostile environments.

Over the last 10 years Nigel has established himself as a best selling author, international public speaker and consultant in extortion response, international risk management and emergency management.

In demand as a keynote speaker, Nigel’s story is immensely captivating and emotional. His account of being captured, held hostage, a near escape and eventual release, provide a fascinating insight into the strength and willpower of mankind, and the virtue of forgiveness.

Lucy Bloom

is an award-winning leader, international keynote speaker,consultant and author. She uses her superpowers for writing and speaking about courage, trust, failure, change, maverick thinking, generosity and fun. Lucy is a charity expert, governance gun and strategy machine. She’s a rule breaker, idea maker and exceptional communicator.

Lucy Bloom led a successful boutique advertising agency for 20 years before taking on the start-up challenge as founding CEO of a brand new women’s health charity. In less than three years at the helm, Lucy built the policy, procedure, team and strategy which raised $7M for a network of hospitals and a midwifery school in Ethiopia.

Lucy then moved on to lead a Cambodian children’s charity as the organisation’s first CEO. She transformed it from an administration function to a fundraising machine with proper policy, procedure, budgeting and strategy, raising more in 12 months than the charity had raised in any year before.

Lucy’s speaking style is fun, fast and relatable, packed with stories from the trenches of business building, laced with humour and take-home learnings to apply today. Lucy’s backstory is one that makes her an inspirational and motivational speaker, yet she’s utterly relatable and real.

Plus, most importantly, Lucy has a real-life experience with the wonderful work of our charity, HeartKids.

Terri Adams-Munn

Terri’s mission is to help others discover their dreams and help them create the life and impact they were born for.Her work is particularly focused around helping small business owners who feel stagnant and are frustrated with their current business results, helping them to create clarity around the life they truly want to lead and supporting them through the process of transforming their personal boundaries and professional results so they can bring their Dreams into physical reality.

Having grown up in a rural Queensland on her family’s cattle property, Terri was surrounded by people who live their dreams every day.  Unlike them though, Terri didn’t know what she wanted to do ‘when she grew up’.  At 42 Terri finally worked out why she was put on this earth – beyond loving her family!

And so, Ten Thousand Dreams was born.

After realising random ideas and conversations she was sharing with business contacts were helping them to transform the way they operated and the goals they were achieving, Terri started her coaching business and has added workshops and retreats to help her clients Make A Difference and chase their Dreams.