Keynote Speaker – Confidence and Leadership Expert
I’m Melinda Fisher, better known as ‘Midja’ and I have over 20 years’ experience in the corporate world as a partner of a national law firm and learning and development specialist.
I’m a dynamic speaker who delivers high energy, engaging presentations to my audience. I am a storyteller, a sense maker and an idealist.
I have a diverse client base in the industries of law, engineering, finance and education. My practice is based on personalised service. I understand the challenges clients face in building leadership capability within their organisations and I inspire leaders to leverage their strengths to gain the confidence and courage they need to become leaders worth following.
I’m passionate about helping corporate women to build their confidence to become unshakeable and take their seat at the leadership table. I run a mentoring program called Women with Confidence and host quarterly ‘Women at the Table’ dinners in Brisbane to give women the opportunity to connect and build their network.
I started my weekly vlog ‘Mondays with Midja’ over 18 months ago, to share my insights and tips on leadership and building self-belief. I have been nominated for the Telstra Business Women’s award in 2017 and have published my book ‘Confidence – How To Be Your Most Authentic, Courageous and Unshakeable Self.’ My next book ‘Great Lawyer to Great Leader – Stepping from the Courtroom into the Boardroom’ will be published later this year.
Choose of one of my signature keynotes, or ask for customisation.
Confidence – How to Become Unshakeable: With 50% of women in leadership positions feeling that they do not have the confidence they need to succeed in their role and only 16% of CEOs being women, it’s time for female leaders to gain the self-belief and skills they need to take their seat at the leadership table. In this practical and engaging session, participants will learn the 3 steps to double their confidence as a leader, increasing their influence and presence in their organisation and industry.
Leading in the Future: In a complex and disruptive world, senior leaders are forced to cut-through the noise and be responsive to change, more than ever. The expectations of emerging talent and the rate of technological change means that a new leadership mind-set and skillset is needed. In this engaging and interactive session, participants will identify the 4 key attitudes future leaders will need to gain commitment and top performance from their people.
High Trust – The Foundation of Leadership: More than ever employees want to work with a leader who they can have absolute faith in. In this insightful presentation, participants will learn why trust matters and identify the 6 Trust Rules they must follow to amplify their influence and trust to retain, attract and engage their people.
Great Lawyer to Great Leader: Great lawyers are known for their legal expertise, scepticism and autonomy, knowing all the answers and giving the right advice. All great traits for a lawyer but not always for a leader. When lawyers move into a leadership position, it can be challenging for them to make the shift from expert to coach, from knowing the right answers to knowing the right questions and from focusing on themselves to focusing on the team. In this session for the legal profession, participants will identify how to shift from lawyer to leader mind-set and gain practical tools to gain confidence as a legal leader.
Organisations Midja has worked with
What Others Have Said
“I had the pleasure of attending a three-day leadership residential program where Midja was the key facilitator. Not only did the content change my perspective, but Midja delivered it in a way that made it easy to understand, relatable and fun. Midja was so down to earth and relatable to all the people on our residential program (and there were many personalities in the room). We didn’t want our time with her to end. I have already re-booked Midja to provide a key note on trust and building relationships for an Emerging Leaders event I am organising. I will be looking to Midja for any future coaching or development needs. AMAZING.”
Trustee Services Manager
Independent Fund Administrators & Advisers
‘Midja is an incredible speaker and walks her talk on being authentic, having confidence and the courage to be yourself. Her message resonates with a broad range of audiences who are trying to prepare for the future of work in a world of disruption and change. Midja lights up a room and is a fun, insightful and memorable speaker for any event or workshop.’
Influencer Expert, Certified Speaker
‘Midja has mentored me and spoken at recent events I have attended at, both recently and over the years. Midja is a fabulous, strong, confident, inspiring woman with an amazing ability to captivate an audience, change lives and change thought processes (including my own).’
Managing Director, Partner