The ULTIMATE LIST of AUSTRALIAN Certified Speaking Professionals & How to Find a CSP Speaker for your Event
- Would you like to find the BEST QUALIFIED Speakers in Australia?
- Want to learn why you should choose a CSP Speaker for your next event?
- Interested in finding a Certified Speaking Professional in Australia or overseas?
WHAT IS A CSP SPEAKER – Certified Speaking Professional?
The designation Certified Speaking Professional (CSP Speaker) began in 1980. It’s the global speaking industry’s standard measure of professional speaking skills.
The CSP Speaker designation is conferred by Speaking Associations like Professional Speakers Australia (PSA) and the National Speakers Association in USA (NSA).
Like many industry certifications – it is a sign of professionalism and only awarded to speakers who have met the strict qualifying criteria and been approved by their peers.
You have to be a good, ethical speaker and demonstrate your expertise over time. You also need to be a current member of the PSA Association and stay up to date with speaking developments.
WHY CHOOSE A CERTIFIED SPEAKER (CSP)?
Just like every industry, there are practitioners with poor standards. The CSP designation is a hallmark of a quality speaker.
Professional Speakers have competency standards to meet and they have speaker ethics to adhere to.
Any speaker can put up a website and showreel and claim to be “Australia’s #1 Motivational Speaker” or “#1 expert” in their topic – so how can you tell the wheat from the chaff? Fake speakers can even hire a venue and make FAKE recordings of simulated event presentations.
Speaking Industry Awards, Professional Membership and Peer Recommendations are helpful to determine who is GENUINE and who is a FAKE Speaker .
WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS AUSTRALIA ?
Professional Speakers Australia (PSA) is the peak body for speakers in Australia. It is an association that offers regular member meetings, speaker development workshops and an amazing annual convention. The PSA has a Speaker Code of Conduct which ensures ethical member behaviour.
PSA also bestows a range of annual speaker awards like Keynote Speaker of the Year, Educator of the Year and The Nevin Award.
Click here for more information about PSA – Professional Speakers Australia
WHO are the Certified Professional Speakers in AUSTRALIA?
Here is an up to date LIST OF ACTIVE Certified Speaking Professionals (CSPs) IN AUSTRALIA.–
There are about 125 Australian CSPs currently active in Australia, about 22 active in NZ & Overseas and more new CSPs qualifying every year. Join US and “make a difference to that one”!
Congratulations to the 18 new CSP Speakers inducted at 2020 PSA Convention in Adelaide
Who are the CSP SPEAKERS in ACT? (1)
- Jacqueline Nagle ACT – Speakable You Communications Crafting Messages that Connect
Who are the CSP SPEAKERS in NSW? (37)
- Adam Fraser (Dr) NSW Peak Performance
- Anders Sorman Nilsson NSW Futurist / Consultant
- Anne Riches NSW Leadership & EQ Workplaces
- Blythe Rowe NSW Communications
- Candy Tymson NSW Communications – Womens (Not current PSA member?)
- Catherine De Vyre NSW Inspirational – Empowering Women
- David Jackson NSW The Sales Doctor
- David Moffet (Dr) NSW Dental Practice Consulting and Patient Experience
- Glen Gerryn NSW Hope Organisation
- Hugh Gyton NSW Scaling Up
- Ian Hutchison NSW Online Training – Corporates (not current PSA member?)
- Ivan Frangi NSW Customer Experience Expert
- Jenny Cartwright NSW Cold Calling Telesales Training
- Julie Garland McLellan NSW Governance Expert Boardroom Expert
- Kim Seeling Smith NSW Leading Future of Work Specialist
- Marty Wilson NSW MC / Comedian
- Matina Jewell NSW UN Military Story / Leadership
- Matt Church NSW Leadership / TL Business School / Speaker School
- Martin Grunstein NSW Customer Service
- Michael McQueen NSW Future Trends
- Michelle Bowden NSW Presentation Skills
- Michelle Pascoe NSW Management / Gaming Industry Service Training
- Neryl East NSW PR / Publicity & Communications
- Nigel Collin NSW Incremental Improvements & Game of Inches
- Nils Vesk NSW Innovation Expert
- Rob Edwards OAM NSW Health Speaker, Fiji Schools Charity & Sustainability
- Robbi Mack NSW MC & Communication
- Rodney Marks NSW Corporate Hoaxer
- Ron Lee NSW Executive Coaching – Corporate Ninja
- Rowdy Mclean NSW Leadership
- Sam Cawthorn NSW Speaker Training Institute
- Scott Dutton NSW Conflict Intelligence
- Scott Stein NSW Leadership
- Sharon Connolly NSW Image Expert and Change Management – CSP from USA
- Tim Longhurst NSW Coaching / Consulting
- Tony Eades NSW Digital Marketing & Branding
- Yvonne Collier NSW Interpersonal skills
- Yvonne Sum (Dr) NSW Leadership / Culture (not current PSA member?)
Who are the CSP SPEAKERS in QUEENSLAND? (26)
- Allan Pease QLD International Body Language Expert
- Amanda Gore QLD Energiser – Joy
- Amanda Stevens QLD Consumer Futurist
- Bruce Sullivan QLD Energiser – Your Best You
- Catherine Molloy QLD Million Dollar Handshake
- Catherine Palin Brinkworth QLD Business Growth Expert
- David Penglase QLD Online Programs – Ethics & Ethical Sales
- Denise Quinn QLD Empowering Women
- Eric Bailey QLD Inspirational US Basketballer / Goals Activation
- Francesca Moi QLD Meet Up Queen
- Ian Stephens QLD Sales and Sales Mindset
- Irena Yashin-Shaw QLD Intrapreneurship Expert
- Jane Anderson QLD Personal Branding, Expert to Influencer, Lighthouse Leadership
- Julie Cross QLD Hair / Inspiration – Sparkles
- Justin Coulson (Dr) QLD Parenting Expert / Communication Skills
- Karen Schmidt QLD Career Coach
- Keith Abraham QLD Goals / Passion & Productivity
- Kevin Ryan QLD Sales Expert
- Lindsay Adams OAM QLD Network and Profiling
- Mathew Burgess QLD Legal Consulting
- Nina Sunday QLD Workplace Wisdom /Psychological Safety and Workplace Training
- Scott Williams QLD Comedy / Happiness
- Shivani Gupta QLD – Supporting Women Leaders
- Steve Francis QLD Education Expert
- Tony Ryan QLD Education Expert
- Troy Hazard QLD /USA International Business Entrepreneur
Who are the CSP SPEAKERS in SOUTH AUSTRALIA? (4)
- Colin Pearce SA Business
- David Griggs SA Communications
- Deane Hutton (Dr) SA Science Guy from Curiosity Show
- Gary Edwards SA Influence and Presentation Skills
Who are the CSP SPEAKERS in VICTORIA? (31)
- Ailsa Page VIC Online Business Marketing
- Anneli Blundell VIC – Professional People Whisperer
- Bill Jennings VIC Education & Parenting
- Brad Tonini VIC Trusted Advisor Selling / Business Growth / Consulting
- Charles Kovess VIC Passion Provacateur/ Dental Coaching
- Colin Bockman VIC Sales Expert – Automotive
- Colin James VIC Presentation & Leadership
- David Staughton VIC Business Growth & Hospitality Sales Expert
- De Backman Hoyle VIC MC / Teams and Facilitation
- Donna Hanson VIC Productivity and Tech Skills
- Glenn Capelli VIC Education & Learning Skills
- Helen McDonald VIC Transition
- Helen Mitas VIC Hypnotherapy Business
- Ian Berry VIC Business Consultant
- Leanne Faraday Brash VIC Amazing Facilitator
- Leonie Collins VIC Presentation Skills
- Lisa Mcinnes Smith VIC Amazing Energiser
- Louise Mahler (Dr) VIC Influence / Executive Communication
- Michael Grose VIC Parenting
- Natasha Denman VIC Building a Tribe, Filling Events & Book Authoring
- Paddy Spruce VIC Communication & Presentation Skills
- Rachael Robertson VIC Leadership, Teamwork & inspiration – Antarctica Story
- Ricky Nowak VIC MC / Leadership / Coaching Groups
- Rob Hartnett VIC Peak Performance & John Maxwell Leadership Coach
- Steve Simpson VIC Culture Consulting – Unwritten Ground Rules
- Tracey Ezard VIC Leadership & High Performance Teams Expert
- Travis Bell VIC The Bucket List Guy and Frnaachisor
- Warwick Merry VIC Online Presenting, MC & MC Training / The Get More Guy
- Winston Marsh VIC Marketing Guru
- Yasmini Naidu VIC Business Storytelling for Leaders
- Yvonne Adele VIC MC and Social Media Queen (not current PSA member?)
Who are the CSP SPEAKERS in WESTERN AUSTRALIA? (19)
- Amanda Lambros WA Sexologist & Psychologist
- Ava Lucanus WA Edge Communication Customer Service Training
- David Koutsoukis WA Leadership
- David Price WA Governance & Meetings Expert
- Franca Sala Tenna WA Equal Opportunity Expert
- Gihan Perera WA Futurist / Disruption
- Graham Harvey WA Customer Experience Expert
- Jani Murphy WA Workplace Team Productivity
- John Stanley WA International Retail Expert
- Lisa Evans WA Communication & Business Storytelling
- Margo Halbert WA Consulting & Leadership
- Marie Wrack WA Communications / Leadership
- Paula Smith WA Communications / Presentation Skills
- Peter Dhu WA Communications – Presenting with Confidence & Courage
- Rabia Siddique WA Diversity, Resilience, Courage Story
- Rael Bricker WA Business Excellence & Leading Tech Businesses
- Tasha Broomhall WA Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Thomas Murrell WA Mining Consultant
- Todd Hutchison WA The Corporate Mechanic / Change
Who are the CSP SPEAKERS BASED IN NEW ZEALAND (13)
These New Zealand-based speakers have CSP Certification from PSA Australia
- Allison Mooney NZ – The People Interpreter
- Ann Andrews NZ – Leadership, Mentoring & Franchise Expert
- Bill James NZ – Sales Expert – More Business Right Now
- Darren Pratley NZ – Sales Expert & Customer Loyalty
- David Nottage NZ – Communication and Storytelling Expert
- Debbie Mayo-Smith NZ – Tech Expert (not current PSANZ member)
- Glen Sharkey NZ – Empowering People & Transforming Culture
- John Shackleton NZ – Mindfulness Expert (not current PSANZ Member)
- Karen Tui Boyes NZ – Education, Studying and Business Motivation Expert
- Mike Handcock NZ – Conscious Leadership – Life Member
- Ralph Brown NZ – Communication Specialist – Psychology of Success
- Steve Lowell NZ – Success, Influence, Prosperity ( has CSP from Canada)
- Terry Williams NZ – People Engagement Expert
Who are the CSP SPEAKERS BASED IN SINGAPORE (6)
These Singapore-based speakers have CSP Certification from PSA Australia
- Andrew Bryant Singapore Self Leadership (works in Australia regularly)
- Benjamin Loh Singapore – Millenial Cross Cultural Catalyst
- James Leong Singapore – Business Management Consultant
- Marianna Pascal Singapore – Intercultural Communication Expert – Top 100 TEDx speakers
- Mark Stuart Singapore – Innovation and leadership in a Digital Age
- Rob Salisbury Singapore & NSW – Sales Communications Expert
CSP SPEAKERS BASED IN REST OF WORLD (7)
These Overseas-based speakers have CSP Certification from PSA Australia
- Jonathan Holloway Spain – Creating Exceptional Experiences and Comedic MC (visits Australia)
- Nienke Bloem Netherlands – Customer Experience Expert
- Cyriel Kortleven Belgium – Creativity Expert (visits Australia)
- Peter Sheahan USA based Change Consulting – Karrikins
- Radislav Gandapas Russia – Personal Growth Guru & Leadership Expert
- Terry Hawkins USA – LA Retail Business Training / Energiser
- Tracey Hughes USA & Qld Hairdressing Expert/ Conference Energiser (not current PSA Member?)
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CSPs
You can find more detailed information about CSP Speakers on www.espeakers.com – the global listing website for speakers.
There are also a number of deceased Certified Professional Speakers and I thank them for their friendship and service to the industry
This article has been created as a service for my colleagues in the speaking and conference industry and is a WORK IN PROGRESS.
I have aimed to include EVERY current Australian Certified CSP.
Apologies for any errors/omissions.
Should you wish to be included or have your brief topic description updated please contact me.