Heidi Dening

Empowering women to courageously find the opportunities in their challenges through practical strategies and mesmerizing storytelling

Heidi is like a cat with nine lives. She has survived a gunpoint kidnapping, paralysing illnesses, a life-threatening tsunami and petrol bombs.

What’s unique though is her ability to share the practical strategies she has learnt from these experiences, combining them with her science-backed education so that women can find the courage to keep moving forward during challenging times.

She has empowered thousands of people across the globe with resilience, self-leadership and wellbeing presentations from small children on remote pacific islands to professional teams across 19 industries.

Heidi often appears in the media as a resilience expert, including Channel Nine’s Weekend Today, a full-page newspaper article about the mental health pandemic following COVID-19, plus dozens of radio, podcasts and print media interviews.

She has been named Best International Keynote Speaker in the Asia Pacific region at the Influential Businesswoman’s Awards and is the author of an amazon best-selling self-leadership book called ‘Her Middle Name Is Courage’.

Please reach out to me so we can discuss how I can tailor my presentation to your audience and this year’s theme.

Goes out of her way to tailor a keynote
“Our employees loved Heidi's energy, her story and the very practical tips she shared. She clearly cares about her clients and will go out of her way to tailor a keynote that works for you.”
Naushin Khan, Engagement Advisor and Events, Service NSW

I’ve never seen a more engaged and inspired audience!
“Heidi was a shining light - so authentic and genuine in her delivery and sharing her story with such warmth and vulnerability. Thank you Heidi for sharing such timely messages and inspiring our staff to pause and take some time to care for themselves.”
Riarne McCormack, HR Strategy and Development, Deakin University

Uplifting and Positive

“She was kind enough to spend time prior to her presentation understanding our background, the outcomes and our ways of working so she could contextualise the session. Our people found her session very relatable, fun, interactive and learnt so much about coping strategies that they could apply both personally and professionally.”
Kala Philip, Director, BSI Learning

Everyone Was Spellbound By Her Extraordinary Experiences

“Heidi is an inspiring and engaging storyteller who has turned her extraordinary experiences into practical, clear strategies which we can all implement immediately into our corporate lives. Her stories are incredible and as I looked around the room, I could see that everyone was completely spellbound.”
Louise Moule, Marketing Manager, REINSW

Life-Impacting Insights

“Heidi was brilliant. You could have heard a pin drop in that room. Her unique stories and the resilience and self-leadership lessons she has distilled from them are gifts for everyone in the audience because they lead to lifelong impact. I’m in awe.”
Belinda Melocco, Chair of the Sydney Event Network

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