Alicia Curtis is one of Australia’s most inspiring social and business entrepreneurs, as an award winning speaker, leadership facilitator and change maker.
Living the life of a revolutionary has always come naturally for Alicia. At 12 years old, she attended the first International Children’s Conference organised by the United Nations and then co-founding her own Children’s Conference in Perth.
Clearly with a knack for inspiring crowds and empowering people to discover their own potential to be leaders, Alicia established her leadership development company, Alyceum in 2001. Her presentations have received many awards for challenging the stereotypes of who can be leaders and the difference they can make.
Alicia has a Masters in Business Leadership and numerous awards for her professional and community pursuits including 2019 Business News 40under40 (Top 4), 2018 EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the western region, 2017 Westpac 200 Businesses of Tomorrow and 2014 Westpac and Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence List across Australia. Alicia continues pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. She is the co-founder and inaugural Chair of a women’s giving circle called 100 Women which inspires everyday people to become powerful philanthropists.
Alicia is passionately driven by her purpose to ignite leaders to transform the world for the better - whether than be in the workplace or broader community.
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Greater Good Leadership
Inspire your team, create change and make a difference
With trust in leadership at all time low levels and unethical behaviours seen by leaders across all institutions, people are looking for a new form of leadership in the 21st century.
Alicia unpacks the leadership practices of greater good leaders. Leaders who look beyond themselves, profits and power, to solve real world problems and create value for all. Anyone can learn these leadership practices but the goal is to think about this as a journey rather than a destination.
- Tap into the unstoppable energy, meaning and connection that comes from living and leading from purpose
- Create a culture of empathy, humility and generosity that drives performance
- Practice courage and challenge unethical behaviours
- Become dealers in hope, awe and optimism to get the best from others.
Difference Makers: Leading Diversity
The Power of Inclusive Leadership
No one gender, generation or geography has the monopoly on great leadership. That means diversity and inclusion is everyone's responsibility. In fact, making a personal commitment to championing diversity can make you a better leader. Alicia shows how diversifying your ideas, networks, knowledge and team can boost your career - as well as being the right thing to do.
- What inclusive leadership looks like and how to start immediately
- Understanding your own assumptions, biases and blindspots
- Strategies to become a champion for diversity.
- Practical strategies to become a champion for diversity
People Power = Influence 2.0
Unconventional strategies to build your power network and boost your career achievement
Organisations are shifting from hierarchies to a nexus of networks. Therefore your ability to connect and create powerful relationships will determine your influence and opportunity to create positive change. Alicia explores beyond the social media influencer culture to reach the research based strategies to create networks and influence to reach your greatest leadership potential
- How collective influence creates movements that make change
- Creating a giving strategy can lead to power networks
- Leading with purpose creates a powerful presence
Alicia is an extraordinary leader, communicator and innovator.
- Dr Lucy Morris, CEO Baptistcare Inc WA
As a high achieving and passionate member of Gen Y, Alicia delivered a presentation filled with well researched content, music, fun and audience participation. She helped us to understand what Gen Y are looking for in leaders, and what turns them off; understand the elements that engage Gen Y employees, and what sparks loyalty in Gen Y employees and customers. Alicia engaged us with poignant stories and as a champion of diversity challenged delegates to ignite the full spectrum of talents that Generation Y bring into the workplace. Conference feedback has been really positive, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Alicia for future engagements.
Associate Director, Student Administration, The University of Western Australia
Alicia presented very well and had the audience captivated. Subject matter was very relevant in today’s business society.
-John Davey, The Western Australian Club
Alicia is a vibrant presenter. I would highly recommend Alicia as a presenter. She is full of energy and expertise.
- Emma Oldfield, CompetitiveEDGE Events