45-90 minutes

Callum connects with many clients through speaking engagements that see a long-term relationship develop based on trust and delivered value. Recent keynote presentations include:

  • ALGIM Spring Conference - Web, Digital & Customer Experience
  • ADI Global Conference
  • Early Childhood Council National Conference
  • HRINZ National Conference, and Northern & Southern Regional Summits

While the keynotes below are his most often delivered presentations, each is tailored to your specific brief depending on your conference themes and intended audience expectations. Development is quite straight-forward, however Callum is booked many months in advance so it pays to get in quick.

Works best for:

Audiences of 30-3000 people from organisations grappling with change, leading people into-, through- and post-change, and large industry-wide conferences and events looking to hone thinking on putting people at the forefront of their future success.


All pre-event planning and meetings/skype calls, any pre-event diagnostics (if appropriate).

Keynote 1

The 3Ps of Engagement: People, Purpose and Place

Employee engagement as a concept has been around for decades, but it remains very much misunderstood. Definitions usually speak of the levels of commitment to something or someone within the organisation, and what this connection may result in if it is harnessed, such as greater performance or intention to remain an employee. Yet, these definitions tend to fail at providing practical answers as to what you as a leader can do to enhance engagement.

This keynote focuses on the three core facets of organisational culture, which subsequently drive engagement and performance – the People, their combined Purpose, and the impact the Place at which they work. Callum has found that when these three foundations combine through dedicated and committed intentional design, true magic happens within organisations.


keynote 2

The ULTRA Optimised Team: Facing disruption with a sense of adventure!

The time for mucking around and paying lip-service to CHANGE is over. According to the World Economic Forum in 2016 we entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution (or IR 4.0 for those down with the cool kids), and there’s no going back.

Sure, you’ve gotten away with talking about VUCA and how your organisation is “embracing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity” but what have you actually done that’s different? What change have you adopted with a view to doing things differently in order to not only remain relevant, but take your organisation to the next level?

In this keynote, Callum introduces the model of the ULTRA Optimised Team as a response to the traditional team structures and processes that no longer fit a fast-paced workplace on the verge (if not deep within) a disruptive environment like none we’ve seen before. Callum goes on to outline tips for how, using the ULTRA approach, you too can unlock the unique potential residing within groups of people at work. 


keynote 3

Developing a Culture of Conversations: Enhancing workplace culture in a digital world

The age of digital disruption is well upon us – at work and in our everyday lives. Digital connectivity is all around us, yet strangely (and counterintuitively) we’ve never been more disconnected at work (and dare I say it – in our personal lives). However, there is an alternative future for leaders, their teams and their organisations that will see them not only survive, but thrive in the fourth industrial revolution – a future that embraces technology but enhances the human connections between individuals and teams, the connection that binds people as organisations. But getting there takes focus – on purposeful action, clarity of results, and primarily, having a workplace culture optimised for success through better conversations about work; at work.

In this keynote, Callum discusses how the response to the threats and opportunities posed by disruption and the way to sustained success is through culture. Not just any culture, and certainly not a culture of constant. A status quo culture won’t cut it.

I’m talking about a culture of conversations – of a willingness to learn, take calculated risk and be adventurous, almost playful with work. Where people raise issues and problems without fear of repercussions, where leaders are respected as part of the team; not a position that sits outside it, where what needs talked about gets talked about without personalities sabotaging progress.