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Learning Brought to Life “The Science of Change and Influence”

4 December, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEDT

Audiences will be equipped with strategies to help them thrive in the face of change to transform themselves and their teams, while contributing to greater commercial success.

We’re living in a world and business landscape that’s changing at an unprecedented rate. It’s imperative that we continually evolve the way that we work and lead so we can continue to achieve excellence in this era of uncertainty.

What goes on in our minds when faced with change? Why is it sometimes so hard to manage our emotions and why do we resist? Through an understanding of the basics of neuroscience and the psychology behind how our brain responds to changes at work or in our environment, audiences will be equipped with the Three Part Framework for Change, and strategies effectively lead themselves, and their teams, through a changing business landscape.

Using examples from leading global companies, Shadé will explore the Changesilience Matrix, the importance of a culture of ownership, accountability & responsibility and tools to navigate complex emotional states.

Quality area, element and descriptor:

4.2 Professionalism – Management, educators and staff are collaborative, respectful and ethical.
4.2.1 Professional collaboration – Management, educators and staff work with mutual respect and collaboratively, and challenge and learn from each other, recognising each other’s strengths and skills.

7.2 Leadership – Effective leadership builds and promotes a positive organisational culture and professional learning community.

Presenter: Shadé Zahrai (appearing by arrangement with Saxton Speakers Bureau)


Shadé Zahrai is recognised for her superhuman ability to translate neuroscience and psychology research into practical, actionable strategies to accelerate success.

As Principal and Director of her positive-leadership company, Influenceo Global, she consults, trains and coaches leaders and teams from startups to Fortune-500s, breathing life into organisational culture to enhance change-readiness for transformation, increase engagement, support the development of people-centric strategies and boost commercial performance. A former commercial lawyer with a background in psychology and strategy consulting, bolstered by 10+ years across a top tier legal firm and Big-4 bank, Shadé is very in touch with the human side of a business and how to optimise performance. She also specialises in programs for high performing women to maximise confidence and supercharge success.

As an in-demand keynote speaker, Shadé is renowned for her ability to infuse motivation, science and storytelling with practical strategies and solutions to shift mindsets and drive positive action in audiences. Her passion lies at the intersection of psychology, spirituality and business. Shadé’s keynotes are characterised by authenticity, practicality and empathy, and create lasting impact.

Shadé is a best-selling author, Harvard-trained leadership coach, an established performer and speaker featured on TED and TEDx, and 3x Australian champion latin dancer. She’s a former lawyer with a background in psychology (specialising in positive psychology) and also received her MBA in 2018.

She’s a current member of the esteemed Forbes Coaches Council and a regular contributor to Forbes.com, named Mentor of the Year in the 2019 Women in Financial Services Awards, a finalist in the prestigious Telstra Women in Business Awards in 2019 and 2020, finalist in the Women in Finance Awards 2019, a Future Business Council Scholar and Future Leader Scholar in 2017 and 2018, and a Westpac Woman of Influence in 2016.


Over the past 22 years, the Early Childhood Education Foundation has provided more than $150,000 in kindergarten fees to support over 220 families.

We would really appreciate your donation, this foundation is essential, with your help, underprivileged children can have a better start and participate in a school environment during these precious early years.

All contributions are optional, a receipt will be issued for donations of $2 or more.

Attendees will join remotely via Zoom Webinar, the link will be sent to you via email before the session.

Please note: a camera and speaker will be required on your PC or laptop to connect to the meeting. Alternatively, you can download the Zoom app on your smartphone and join the meeting via your phone.


Learning Brought to Life “The Science of Change and Influence” is sponsored by ELAA’s partner, Bank First. Find out about the financial services available with Bank First here.


4 December, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$25.00 Members $45.00 Non Members
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