Keynote Speaker – Lisa Evans

Book Lisa as your conference keynote speaker and your audience will discover how to make an impact with business stories that stick.

I am a Certified Speaking Professional and Certified Virtual Presenter. I can be a guest speaker at your event via an online platform or face to face in Perth. Let’s chat to find out how I can help you engage your remote teams with interactive workshops and virtual keynote presentation experiences. 

Discover the power of storytelling with ‘The Story Midwife’, Professional Speaker, TEDx Speaker Coach, Media Trainer, Improvisation Actor and best-selling Author.


All my keynote topics can be delivered remotely as a virtual presentation. For conference speaking, I will speak from a professional studio. As your keynote speaker, or in a breakout or workshop session, I will show you how to feel empowered and share your authentic voice to step up, speak up and get noticed.


As a Certified Public Speaking Coach, I’ve helped hundreds of leaders transform their communication skills so they can move their audiences to action.

As a keynote speaker I have spoken to audiences in Australia, Europe, Dubai and Asia.

I offer a range of keynote speaking and conference topics. I can work with you to tailor a session that adds value to your conference or professional development day.

I am known as The Story Midwife. Originally from London and a former registered midwife for over 20 years, I now help bring stories into the world.

Leaving my calling and finding my purpose

Sometimes the detours we are sent on, turn out to be the scenic route.

I trained as neonatal intensive care midwife. Then life sent me on a detour. A virus destroyed a significant amount of my hearing and I could no longer work as a midwife.

I struggled to come to terms with hearing loss. My confidence plummeted and I became afraid to speak up.

My fate changed when I got the chance to take part in a research trial to get a cochlear implant. It was in learning to hear again that led me to my transformational journey in becoming a professional speaker.

My expertise is in empowering leaders to harness the power of business storytelling to inspire and entertain their audiences.

As a keynote speaker I can share with your delegates how to step up and speak with confidence and leverage the power of storytelling.

Keynote speaker topic – The Scenic Route

When life sent her on a detour from the journey she mapped out, Lisa turned to her strengths and resilience to forge a new career. 

Walking away from a 20 year career as a midwife due to severe hearing loss, Lisa was faced with the challenge of re-inventing herself. In doing so she not only found a new career, but discovered her purpose. 

In learning to hear again using a cochlear implant, Lisa realised so much more. She discovered her voice and a passion to help others speak with confidence. 

As one of Australia’s leading public speaking coaches and business storytelling experts, Lisa helps people to create an impact through speaking and storytelling. Find out how Lisa became The Story Midwife.

This keynote is ideal for:

  • ​Groups who want to hear from an inspiring speaker who does not let adversity get in the way of success.
  • Business leaders who are facing the need to reinvent themselves.
  • Community groups who want to hear a female speaker who has discovered the power of purpose and is making a difference.

The audience will leave with:

  • Inspiring stories on how embracing life’s challenges can led to discovering a life purpose.
  • An entertaining talk that draws on storytelling with a universal message.
  • A unique look at diversity and difference and how to embrace our uniqueness. 


Keynote speaker topic – Speak up Stand out

Discover how you can be a speaker that others want to listen to. 

In her work as a certified speaking and storytelling coach and TEDx speaker coach, Lisa helps leaders to speak with confidence, clarity and charisma. 

Lisa works with leaders globally, helping them boldly deliver high stakes presentations with compelling business storytelling. 

Lisa will share practical tips on the art and science of speaking and business storytelling, how to avoid the trap of ‘talking head’ speaking, and death by PowerPoint. 

This session is fun and high energy and will offer plenty of tips and tools to help you become a better communicator.

This program is ideal for:

  • Leaders who want to stand out in their communication skills.
  • Business owners who want to leverage speaking as part of their marketing strategy.
  • Not-for-profit organizations who want to make a greater impact and understand the power of storytelling.

The audience will leave with:

  • A template for creating a presentation using my ROCK methodology.
  • Ways to incorporate effective body-language and non-verbal communication.
  • Alternative ways to present material and alternatives to Death by Powerpoint.


Keynote speaker topic – The Story of You

Find the stories from the rich tapestry of your life that will inspire others. 

Lisa is known as The Story Midwife, and she helps people from all walks of life to bring their stories into the world. 

Lisa believes that we all have stories worth sharing. In this interactive session she will show you how to turn your life events into compelling stories that will inspire others and make a positive difference. 

This topic is ideal as a 90-minute interactive session to include story mining exercises and story sharing activities. It can be tailored to 45-minutes or delivered as a storytelling masterclass.

This session is perfect for:

  • Groups who want to share their story to inspire others.
  • Change makers who want to make an impact with a message.
  • Groups who want to learn the art and science of business storytelling.

The audience will leave with:

  • Ideas and tools to mine, refine and polish a story.
  • A five part storytelling framework the 5 C’s of Compelling Storytelling.
  • Plenty of ideas on how to turn everyday stories into compelling material.
  • Ways to captivate an audience with story performance. 

Keynote speaker topic – Storytelling for Leaders: 

Great leaders are masters at business storytelling. 

Harness the best kept secret leadership communication tool

Lisa shares the 5 C’s of Compelling Business Storytelling™ framework. 

Lisa will show you how to mine, refine and polish your everyday stories and turn them into compelling strategic narrative. 

Anyone can tell a story, but not everyone can tell a story well. This session can be delivered as a conference session, in-house masterclass or interactive workshop.

This program is ideal for:

  • Leaders who want to master business storytelling.
  • Business owners who want to build their brand via speaking. 
  • Not-for-profit organizations who want to make a greater impact.

The audience will leave with:

  • A story framework that can be used for business presentations.
  • Ways to engage and inspire others with compelling storytelling techniques.
  • Alternatives to ‘Death by PowerPoint’ and reading aloud.

Lisa’s specialty is business storytelling. She lives and breathes stories. As a certified public speaking and business storytelling speaker coach and keynote speaker, she helps others share their stories on stages and conferences.

As a keynote speaker her content is based on her lifetime of adventures. Lisa has developed a simple framework to suit any story and plenty of practical strategies to help people turn their everyday experiences into a powerful narrative so they can speak confidently about their business.

With a 20 plus year career as a health professional, Lisa turned to speaking later in life.

She is the author of three books and is regarded in Australia as a business storytelling expert.

She has been engaged to work with brands and businesses including: Beyond Bank, Bank of Queensland, BHP Billiton, City of Bassendean, AusIMM, CPA Australia, Woodside, Westpac, Mercy Care, Cancer Council Western Australia, CSIRO, FMG, Iluka Resources, Department of Defence and the City of Joondalup.

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