Keynote Speaker – Lisa Evans

Book Lisa as your next conference keynote speaker and make an impact with business stories that stick. Discover the power of strategic storytelling with ‘The Story Midwife’, Professional Speaker, TEDx Speaker Coach, Media Trainer with Media Stable, and best-selling Author. Lisa speaks in Australia, USA, Asia, and the UK.


As a keynote speaker, or in a breakout or workshop session, I will show you how to feel empowered to share your authentic voice and to step up, speak out and get noticed

I would never have dreamed that as a shy girl I could become an international and keynote speaker and one of Australia’s leading public speaking and business storytelling coaches. My transformational journey has led me to embrace the philosophy of getting comfortable being uncomfortable and saying yes to every opportunity to speak.

As a Speaker Coach, I’ve helped hundreds of leaders transform their speaking skills so they can move their audiences to action. 

As a Keynote Speaker I have spoken to audiences large and small in Australia, Dubai, London and Asia. I offer a selection of keynote speaking and conference topics, and I’d be delighted to work with your event planner 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.

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Leaving my calling and finding my purpose

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

For the next couple of years, I struggled to come to terms with hearing loss, a change of career and a subsequent toxic workplace. My confidence and self-esteem plummeted and I became afraid to speak up.

A chance meeting led me to a research trial and I began to hear in a different way using a cochlear implant. It was in learning to use the device that I became interested in speaking, and I began my transformational journey.

I specialize in showing executives and entrepreneurs on how to harness the power of business storytelling to inspire and entertain their audiences.

I can offer you a customized presentation as a keynote speaker, or a breakout or workshop session for your delegates to show them how to step up and speak with confidence and harness the power of storytelling.

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Keynote speaker topic – The scenic route

Sometimes the detours we are forced to take in life turn out to be the most scenic routes.

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 sudden and 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 speaker coaches, 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 an inspiring speaker who does not let adversity get the better of her. 
  • Businesses who are facing challenges or the need to re-invent themselves.
  • Communities who want to hear a female speaker who is making a difference with a purpose.

The audience will leave with:

  • Inspiring stories on how embracing challenges can led to discovering a new life purpose.
  • An entertaining talk that draws on personal experience and storytelling with a universal message.
  • A unique look at diversity and difference. 

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. 

Unless you are able to speak about what you do and why others should care in a compelling and engaging way, you may feel like your voice is lost in a sea of noise. 

Lisa works with executives and leaders globally, helping them boldly deliver high stakes presentations.

Lisa will share practical tips on the art and science of speaking and storytelling, how to avoid ‘blah blah blah’ 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.

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This program is ideal for:

  • Leaders who want to stand out as a communicator.
  • Business owners who want to use guest speaking as part of their marketing strategy.
  • Not-for-profit organizations who want to make a greater impact.

The audience will leave with:

  • A template for creating a presentation from scratch using my ROCK methodology
  • Ways to incorporate effective body-language and non-verbal communication.
  • Fresh ways to present material and alternatives to Death by Powerpoint.
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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.
  • Business groups who want to learn the art of storytelling.

The audience will leave with:

  • Ideas and tools to mine, refine and polish a story.
  • A five part storytelling framework.
  • 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 storytelling. 

Harness the best kept secret leadership communication tool

Lisa shares the 5 C’s of Compelling Storytelling™ framework based on the Hero’s Journey. 

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 as it is natural to us, 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 be master communicators.
  • Business owners who want to be more visible.
  • 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 speaker coach and keynote speaker, she helps others share their stories on stages and conferences.

Her keynote speaker content is based on her lifetime of adventure. 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 highly 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, Department of Defense and the City of Joondalup.

What others say:

Lisa not only tells her story to inspire others, but she also teaches people how to tell their story powerfully.

Darren La Croix
Certified Speaking Professional, World Champion Speaker.

Lisa is an incredibly encouraging and experienced speaking coach. From speech writing and speech structure, to messaging, voice, stage mapping and movement, Lisa was able to assist in every aspect of my speech. She undoubtedly empowered me to give my best speech yet; to an international audience of 1,000 people. I also found her book very useful; it proposed some techniques I'd never considered, despite having spoken publicly for a number of years. I would highly recommend Lisa to aspiring and professional speakers, and I look forward to working together again in the future

Shelley Cable
Presenter to the United Nations, Young Australian of the Year Finalist 2018

I'd recently attended Lisa Evans' Speaking Savvy Storytelling Workshop as part of the preparation for TEDxUWA 2018, where I was a speaker and Lisa was a coach. It was a great workshop and Lisa's style and tools helped us learn techniques on how to tell better stories. I'd followed this up with a one-on-one session with Lisa to further work on my TED talk. I'd successfully delivered my talk over the weekend and I'd like to thank Lisa for her help and support in the lead up to the TEDx event. If you've got a story to tell, get in touch with Lisa!

Conrad Pires
Space Engineer, Futurist, TEDx Speaker

I had the privilege of attending one of Lisa Evans SpeakingSavvy's storytelling events last weekend and I was blown away. Lisa creates a safe, warm environment where everyone felt comfortable to share their stories. Her tools and concepts are so simple and yet so powerful. Not only does she unleash the storyteller within you by giving you tools to see your own stories. She also gives you a very simple structure to follow to help your audience relate to your story. In addition to Lisa's beautiful energy, I found that the small group of participants worked really well and I was inspired by each and everyone's story and energy. If you think you may have a story to tell, make sure you attend one of her events. Lisa will free your inner storyteller

Gry Stene
Tech Whisperer, TEDx Speaker