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STEPHANIE ASHER

Stephanie Asher

Stephanie crafts each presentation for your audience and your goals.

She speaks with energy and passion on a stunning breadth of topics, delivered with deep insight, humour and mixed with personal anecdotes.

Steph creates a sense of awe, fascination and motivation. She will leave your audience feeling informed and inspired. 

 

“The results were amazing.  Stephanie’s work has enabled us to articulate for the first time how sustainability is core and embedded in our strategy – both responding to and informing the strategic direction of our organisation.

 

Speaking topics

WOmen in Business

Stephanie started her business in 1995, after several years in consulting and management roles. Twenty-five years on, she is proud of her regular, blue-chip clients.

A City Transforming

As a an influential community member, Stephanie provides insights into the machinations of regional transformation and how to create scalable, positive change.

Community Leadership

With three public elections and two successful mayoral campaigns, Stephanie talks on being an active community leader and member.

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ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP

For more than 10 years, Stephanie has  mentored individuals and organisations including the ACF, AMES, Bethany, Connected Communities and SLSC.

FAMILY VIOLENCE

A regular radio news and current affairs commentator, Stephanie understands the topical issues and is passionate about the  value of sharing the lived experience.

a strategy for sustainability

Best practice strategy helps businesses track the impact of their operations, not only from a financial perspective but also in terms of people and the environment.

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RELOCATING SUCCESSFULLY

Having worked in Melbourne and London, Stephanie relocated her family to Victoria’s Surf Coast in 2000.  She understands moving family life and her career and how to thrive.

CREATIVITY IN BUSINESS

Stephanie believes it is imperative to incorporate creativity in business – whether it’s for staff communications, external stakeholder engagement, or the community.

FUN TEAMS THRIVE

To create exceptional results, there’s a good dose of fun and care. Steph’s mastery of this early in her career lends itself to many motivating stories.

Keynote speaking results

Stephanie Asher On THE TOPIC OF "Leadership"

Data collected from a presentation called “On Leadership”:  87.5% rated Stephanie as excellent: 12.5 rated her as very good.

STEPHANIE ASHER ON THE TOPIC OF "FAMILY VIOLENCE"

Data collected from a presentation about “Family Violence”:  83% rated Stephanie as excellent:  15% as good (next best option).

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Stephanie Asher 

"A truly inspirational lady with an amazing sense of humour. Very charismatic."

Stephanie brings wisdom, warmth and …value

Stephanie Asher’s track record includes 25 years in management consulting, corporate communications, public affairs and leadership development. 

A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Stephanie has held senior roles with global giants, including BHP Billiton and GE Money. 

Locally, her work with BHP, Coles, Deakin University, MMG Limited, Pathways, Yarra Valley Water, Committee for Geelong and others, is focused on strategic planning and sustainability.

Managing Partner of leading professional advisory firm, The Geelong Consulting Group, Stephanie is also a board director, business and personal mentor and ‘chronic’ community volunteer. 

Stephanie’s rich and varied career includes being an independent political candidate, a weekly newspaper columnist, regular radio guest presenter and keynote. 

Having moved to the Geelong region from Melbourne in 2000, to raise her young family on the surf coast of the Bellarine Peninsula, Stephanie is an active community member. 

A successful businesswoman and mother of three, she was inspired to political candidacy by a desire to commit words to action.

Stephanie has since placed second in both direct elections for Mayor of Geelong and campaigned as an independent candidate in the 2013 Federal election.

Media savvy, gently opinionated and politically fearless, Stephanie has been told she could ‘talk for Australia’. It is a sport she thoroughly enjoys.

Stephanie brings wisdom, warmth and ….. value

Stephanie Asher’s track record includes 25 years in management consulting, corporate communications, public affairs and leadership development. 

A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Stephanie has held senior roles with global giants, including BHP Billiton and GE Money. 

Locally, her work with Deakin University, MMG Limited, Pathways, Yarra Valley Water, Committee for Geelong and others, is focused on strategic planning and sustainability. 

Managing Partner of leading professional advisory firm, The Geelong Consulting Group, Stephanie is also a board director, business and personal mentor and ‘chronic’ community volunteer. 

Stephanie’s rich and varied career includes being an independent political candidate, a weekly newspaper columnist, regular radio guest presenter and keynote. 

Having moved to the Geelong region from Melbourne in 2000, to raise her young family on the surf coast of the Bellarine Peninsula, Stephanie is an active community member. 

A successful businesswoman and mother of three, she was inspired to political candidacy by a desire to commit words to action. 

Stephanie has since placed second in both direct elections for Mayor of Geelong and campaigned as an independent candidate in the 2013 Federal election. 

Media savvy, gently opinionated and politically fearless, Stephanie has been told she could ‘talk for Australia’. It is a sport she thoroughly enjoys.

"A truly inspirational lady with an amazing sense of humour. Very charismatic."

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Speaking insights

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Stephanie started her own business in 1995 after several years in consulting and management roles. Twenty years on, she is proud of her blue chip client base.

 

 

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As a business leader and influential community member, Stephanie has insights into the machinations of regional transformation and how to inspire positive change.

 

 

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Participation in a leadership program inspired three public election stints, including two successful mayoral campaigns. Stephanie is an active community member.

 

 

"...regional transformation, relocating life and career, and the business of gender."

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having worked in melbourne and london, stephanie relocated her family to victoria's surf coast in 2000. she understands moving life and career to a new city.

 

 

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For more than 10 years, Stephanie has been a volunteer mentor for individuals and organisations including the acf, ames, bethany, connected communities and slsc.

 

 

"Her experiences are very broad so she can speak from a position of authority."

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A regular radio news and current affairs commentator, Stephanie understands the topical issues and is passionate about the value of sharing lived experience.

 

 

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Best practice strategy helps businesses track the impact of their operations, not only from a financial perspective but also in terms of people and the environment.

 

 

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Stephanie's career experience includes internal staff communications, external stakeholder engagement, community relations and political campaigning.

 

 

Speaking testimonials 

“A truly inspirational lady with an amazing sense of humor. Very charismatic.”

“She was very humble and entertaining.”

“I was lucky enough to have Stephanie recommended to me by a colleague. Now that I have experienced Stephanie in action I would have no hesitation asking her to present to other groups or recommending her to speak at other events.” 

“I really enjoyed Steph’s genuine take on her success and occasional challenges in both life and career. She was really inspirational and honest.” 

“The guest speaker can make or break an event; Stephanie was able to provide us with an entertaining address that was topic-focused and succinct in its delivery.”

“The audience genuinely warmed to Stephanie and really engaged with her. She showed the importance of being honest in leadership endeavor and keeping a sense of humour.” 

“Stephanie’s truthful expression of her experience as both a leader and within the political world as a strong woman was very motivating.”

“Everyone loved Stephanie Asher’s presentation on the imperative for creativity in business. Steph was very engaging and entertaining and had everyone enthralled.”