Ali offers a range of speaking services for organisations that are brave enough to be open to new perspectives and ideas that inspire and positively change how they do business.
Ali’s public speaking focus and purpose is based on Kiikstart’s Mantra that we need to Design the Future Before it Disrupts and then have the talent to keep re-designing it.
Key areas of expertise reflected in Ali’s speaking engagements include how to be resourceful and innovative when you are under pressure, stressed and uncertain of the future.
Ali Uren takes a different approach to risk and works extensively to create untapped opportunities by taking a new perspective on skill gaps and threats. It’s where the innovation “gold” is found.
Since 2008 Ali has worked in-depth with more than 60 businesses, including global brands like Pernod Ricard, Coca-Cola Amatil and major outback legends including the Birdsville Hotel.
She has also successfully developed more than 2000 people to successfully hit the reset button in career and business so the future has opportunity and not overwhelm.
Current Speaking Offering
- Public and in-house seminars and workshops
- Public and Corporate Retreats
- Keynote conference presentations
- Panel participant Q&As
Public Speaking Topics snapshot
- Design the Future Before It Disrupts You – then have the Talent to Keep Re-Building It.
- Stop Focusing on Your Strengths – the New Opportunities that Come from Responding to Threats and Skill Gaps.
- Stop Focusing on Strategic Plans if You Want to Actually Be Innovative and Productive.
- The Truth About Collaborations People Don’t Talk About.
- The Art of Imagination and how to Get more of it into Life and Business.
- Lessons Learnt from Spending a Day with the New York Fire Department.
- Designing Environments that Lead to Better Learning, Creativity and high value output.
- Why a Culture of Generosity is Good For Business.
- Calling BS on Your Company Culture and how to design a different workplace reality.
What they said...
Ali Uren of Kiikstart provided our employees with creative, modern and proven approaches to generate new opportunities in an increasingly competitive and changing market. Since commencing the program, our employees are more confident and can tell their career story highlighting individual achievements and transferable skills. I would highly recommend the Kiikstart program to businesses and individuals who are going through transitions or wanting to take a new career path.”
I have worked with Ali (Kiikstart) for approximately two years, in transitioning Coca Cola Operational Employees out of Coca Cola to other opportunities, due to the closure of the Manufacturing Plant, Thebarton (SA). Ali’s passion and driving characteristics are infectious, plus the ability to build individual and corporate relationships quickly ensures success.
On a personal level, I too have now engaged with KiikStart to provide me with this unique service to enable me to take the next step in my professional journey."
So much has changed and I’m not sure I can fully quantify it.
I can tell my story better. I can see my value and that of the work. I can dream. I can question. I can see patterns. I can see myself and how I make decisions. Habits are broken (bad(ish) ones). Things are more deliberate. Things are uncomfortable so change is happening.
Thank you, Ali. This has been transformational and important. There is no going back. As said by Oliver Wendell Holmes “One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
Coaching with Kiikstart has been an incredible journey. I’ve been challenged to reflect on my talents, my organisation, how I present myself and how to build a personal brand. This is a new and innovative approach, no cookie cutting here. Management has moved on from its old way of thinking and Kiikstart’s approach is ahead of any organisation.”
Kiikstart helped me address my fears, concerns and perceived weaknesses. Being able to have honest and safe conversations about these issues allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of my own leadership style and business acumen. I was given the tools and guidance to challenge my thinking, articulate my goals, and most importantly, focus my attention on my strengths.”
My colleagues and I met Ali at a 'skills for the future' event. What struck me immediately was her goodwill, approachable nature and strong sense of purpose and passion for her work and the industry. Lots of people talk about innovation, but Ali lives it. She has a global mindset and challenges the status quo.
Over the course of working with her, Ali asked us the pointy questions at the right times to help us evolve our thinking and create work that is both practical and action-oriented, and cutting edge and aspirational. I highly recommend her as a workforce strategist and learning and development coach.”
Regional Tourism Ambassador, Ali Uren, is a valued contributor to the Tourism Hub providing engaging and informative advice and information to industry.
Ali provides mentorship to successful applicants of the Emerging Tourism Professional Program. Through Ali's guidance candidates have developed career activation plans and have been successful in progressing their career and securing new roles. With her enthusiasm for developing people, it is always a pleasure working with Ali.
It was my pleasure to partner with Kiikstart during a significant project for Coca-Cola Amatil. Ali took the time to understand our needs and really tailor a program to maximise the benefits for our employees and create an experience that is totally unique, incredibly personalised and with a real focus on creativity and innovation.”