Who Are The TOP Business Strategy Speakers, Strategists & Facilitators for a Conference or Retreat ? – A LIST
by David Staughton CSP CCEO, Keynote Speaker on Business Growth in Tough Times and Expert on Small Business
- Need an expert strategist to help you with Business Planning or Business strategy?
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Here you will find Big Dave’s CONDENSED COLLECTION of some of the BEST Business Strategy Resources in Australia – Speakers, Strategists, Facilitators, Strategy topic ideas and the best strategy books too. Enjoy!
What is Business Strategy?
A method or plan chosen to bring about a desired future, such as achieving a goal or solution to a business problem. Strategy can also be defined as the art & science of planning & utilising resources for their most efficient & effective use.
- “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” – Sun Tzu
- “The essence of strategy is choosing what NOT to do.” – Michael Porter
What are the different TYPES Of Strategy?
You can find a Strategist or Strategic Facilitator to help with all sorts and types of strategy…:
- Brand Strategy
- Business Strategy
- Corporate Strategy
- Customer Service Strategy
- Distribution Strategy
- Executive Strategy
- Family Business Strategy
- Future-Proofing Strategy
- Future Strategy
- Growth Strategy
- HR & People Strategy
- Marketing Strategy
- M & A Strategy
- Strategic Mindset – the Ability to think strategically
- Succession Planning Strategy
- Value Strategy
- And more!
Best Strategy Experts & Strategic Speakers In Australia
Here is a comprehensive list of the TOP Strategy Speakers, Business Strategists, Strategic Planning Consultants and Strategic Advisors in Australia ….
- Alan Patching – Property, Land & Construction Strategist
- Ashton Bishop – Brand Strategy – HelloStepChange
- Avril Henry – Transformational Leadership Strategist
- Blake Beattie – Consultant on Business Strategy
- Christopher Tipler – Corpus Rios – Corporate Strategist
- David Thomas – China Business & Strategy – Based in Asia
- Debbie Richardson (TEC) – Marketing & Growth Strategist
- Dr Jason Fox – Leadership Advisor (& Wizard)
- Dr Jack Jakoby VIC – Strategist Jacoby Consulting Group
- Holly Ransom – Disruption Strategist & Change Maker
- Hugh Gyton – Scaling up Coach & Strategist
- Lucy Bloom – Strategic Consultant in Governance, Policy, Strategic Planning
- Penny Burke – Essence Consultancy – Marketing Strategist
- Rachael West – Strategy Speaker
- Roger La Salle – Innovation Expert & Strategist
- Wayne Harrison (TEC) – Pathfinders Negotiation Strategist
Best Future Strategists Or Strategy Futurist Speakers In Australia
Here are some Strategists to help you plan to future-proof your business
- Anders Sorman-Nilsson – Futurist
- Gihan Perera – Fit for the Future
- John Hale – “the Strategy Guy” – Hale Consulting Group – Author of “The Strategy Book”
- Keith Suter – Global Futurist
- Morris Miselowski– Business Futurist
- Paul Higgins– Strategic Foresight Consultant
- Phil Ruthven–Business Trends Forecaster (ex IBIS World)
- Ross Dawson – Futurist & Strategy Advisor
- Steven Tighe– Business Strategist and Scenario planner
Best Strategy FACILITATORS In Australia
Want someone to Facilitate a Strategic Planning Workshop or Retreat?
Need a professional to manage your team or stakeholders to get clarity of ideas & outcomes? Here are some facilitators that can help….
- Jason Clarke – Minds at Work
- Bernadette Schwerdt – Communications & Facilitator
- Claire Ellis – Tourism Strategy & Regional Strategy Consultancy
- John Hale – “the Strategy Guy” – Hale Consulting Group
- Leanne Faraday-Brash – Organisation Psychologists and great facilitator
Best Strategy Speakers and Strategists in the USA
Here are some of the strategy speakers in the USA – some expat Aussies that also visit our shores
- Brett King – Banking Strategy – Australian
- Dan Burrus – Technology Strategist
- Gary Vaynerchuk – GaryVee – WebMarketing Strategy
- Guy Kawasaki – Startup and Tech Strategy
- Josh Linkner – Technology Strategist
- Liz Wiseman – Executive Strategy
- Peter Sheahan USA Karrikins Group (Australian)
- Seth Godin – Marketing Strategy
- Troy Hazard – Business Strategies & Entrepreneur – Australian based in Florida
- Verne Harnish USA – Scaling Up (Visits Australia regularly)
Speaking TOPICS Related To STRATEGY
You may be looking for a speaker or consultant that can help you with these related topics.
- Strategic Planning
- Strategy Implementation
- Strategic Foresight
- Business Improvement
- Innovation & Creativity
- Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
- Change & Change Makers
- Scaling Up
- Digital Disruption
- Thought Leadership
- Decision Making (Neuroscience)
- One Page Business Planning
- One Page Game plan or Action planning
Traditional Strategy Elements & Tools – What Strategists work on..
Here are some traditional strategy elements, tools & approaches used when doing your STRATEGIC PLANNING
- Vision & Mission Statements
- Values Statement
- Market Surveys & Industry Research
- SWOT Analysis
- PEST Analysis
- Competitor Analysis
- Stakeholder Analysis
- Value Proposition
- Brand Analysis & Research
- Target Markets & Personas
- Targets – KPIs, KRAs, CSFs or OKRs
- Scenario Planning
- Prioritising Methods – Effectiveness Vs Effort
- 1 Page Business Plans
- Action Planning
- Use Visual Planning Tools from Grove USA
Best Books On Strategy (Classics)
These books are the classics on Strategy
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
- The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt
- Competitive Advantage by Michael Porter & Understanding Michael Porter by Joan Magretta
- Competing for the Future by Gary Hamel
- Good to Great & Built to last & Great by Choice by Jim Collins
- Blue Ocean Strategy by Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim
- Tom Peters Books – All of them! Especially Pursuit of Wow and Reimagine!
Best Books On Strategy (Modern Classics)
The books are more recent classics on Developing Strategy
- The Rockefeller Habits & Scaling Up by Verne Harnish (One Page Plan Guru)
- Measure What Matters by John Doerr (OKR Guru)
- The 33 Strategies of War and other Robert Greene Books
- Book of 5 Rings by Miyamoto Mushashi
- Strategy Safari by Mintzberg et al
- Black Swan and Antifragile by Nassim Taleb
- The Four Disciplines of Execution by McChesney & Covey
- Playing to Win – How Strategy Really Works by Alan Lafley & Roger Martin
- The Lords of Strategy by Walter Kiechel
- Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
- Good Strategy, Bad Strategy by Richard Rummelt
- Strategy Maps by Robert Kaplan & Norton
- The Profit Zone by Adrian Slywotsky
- The Strategy Paradox by Michael Raynor
- The Pumpkin Plan and Books by Mike Michalowitz
- Your Strategy Needs a Strategy by BCG
- Start with Why by Simon Sinek
- Principles by Ray Dalio
- Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
Best Books On Strategy for Tech companies (Newer Strategy Ideas for Tech Businesses)
If you want strategy for a tech Business or Startup then these books and thought leaders are useful…
- The Innovators Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
- Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore
- Zero to One by Peter Thiel
- Reality Check and other books by Guy Kawasaki (ex Apple)
- Only The Paranoid Survive by Andrew Grove (intel)
- The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
This BLOG is a “work in progress” for Strategists, Speakers and the Meetings & Events industry.
If you have ANY ideas or suggestions of books, speakers or facilitators for inclusion in this blog please contact me.
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ABOUT David Staughton CSP & Big Hat
David “Big Dave” Staughton is an Award-winning Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) with over 15 years of professional speaking & consulting experience. He is a past board member of Professional Speakers Australia and an advisor to a large Australian speakers bureau.
Big Hat Professional Services provides Online Workshops, Webinars and Coaching on Business Strategy, Sales and Service using Certified Speakers and Trainers.
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