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Christine Holgate, our amazing Keynote Speaker at Courage Conference 2021

This conference will empower the world to unlock their unique leadership potential through courage which is needed more than ever before

Christine Holgate - Keynote Speaker at Courage Conference 2021

This conference will empower the world to unlock their unique leadership potential through courage which is needed more than ever before


Sonia McDonald CEO & founder of LeadershipHQ knows that the world needs a new way of leading and leadership. We are excited to announce the COURAGE CONFERENCE 2021 which we will be hosting in Brisbane on 6th October this year! This conference is brought to you by the Outstanding Leadership Awards. The AMAZING Christine Holgate is our KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the Courage Conference 2021, together with an incredible line up of courageous guest speakers, including explorer Dr Gareth Andrews who was recently in The Australian Magazine, Fiona de Jong former CEO AOC, Mark Richardson, Bella Zanesco - and more! The Courage Conference 2021 will empower you to unlock your unique leadership potential through courage. You have the opportunity to empower yourself by stepping up to a new level of leadership that will make a difference for generations to come.

Sonia McDonald says that through many years’ experience living and breathing the leadership space, we have noticed that generations of today and tomorrow see leadership merely as a role or title. However, leadership is an attitude, choice and mindset. It is also an action. In turn, the examples of leaders and leadership that we hear about and see today are far from inspirational and they are not contributing to a future legacy. Leadership that is focused on kindness, courage and inclusiveness is needed more than ever before for our generations of today and tomorrow.

This is why we have launched the Global Outstanding Leadership Awards and the Courage Conference 2021 – to champion the greatest leaders and leadership that will inspire us all to be the change we want to see.

The Outstanding Leadership Awards is in its second year gaining international recognition for celebrating the enormous contributions of 5-star leaders. We also welcome CQUniversity Australia, Kay by Design and Specialists in Communications as partners of the Awards.

LeadershipHQ founder and CEO, Sonia McDonald said that “the importance of people-first leadership can no longer be ignored. As we move into a new decade, we are taking with us a legacy of change—and a legacy of showing that ‘when we lift others, we all rise’. Leadership HQ continues to be at the forefront of that change. The Outstanding Leadership Awards are the embodiment of a dream that commenced more than 20 years ago, and I’m honoured to have so many organisations support my vision.”

Leaders do not exist in a vacuum. They express their leadership capacity flowing from a set of prevailing sectors, circumstances, cultural influences, backgrounds, and enabling environments. You have the opportunity to nominate in one of the following categories:


·      CEO — Large Corporation

·      CEO — Medium Corporation

·      Courageous Team— Corporate

·      Courageous Team— Community

·      Courageous Team— Public Sector

·      Courageous Leader of the Year

·      Team Leader of the Year

·      Indigenous Leader

·      Future Leader

·      Public Sector Leader

·      Community Leader

·      SME Business Leader

·      Start Up Leader

·      Student Leader

·      Women in Construction

·      Women in STEM

·      Outstanding Leader 2022


For the prestigious Outstanding Leadership Awards, the distinguished panel of expert judges boast an array of incredible leaders including David Thodey, Nyunggai, Warren Mundine, Andrew Leakey and a host of other similarly amazing leaders who have set examples of people first, courageous leadership across the globe.

If you know a Courageous Leader or Team, then have them recognised for their courageous leadership by nominating them. Nominations will close on 31st January 2022!

Take that next step now and nominate yourself or someone else today in the Outstanding Leadership Awards or register now for the Courage Conference 2021. Seats will be truly limited at the Conference, so be the first to book your seats and tables – or you can join us via our Livestream!

Join us for networking drinks where you can network with the speakers, team, other courageous leaders and attend Sonia McDonald’s book launch for FIRST COMES COURAGE!

Tickets from ONLY $147 and will help support disadvantaged Indigenous students 

Find out more about the Courage Conference at https://www.outstandingleadershipawards.com.au/eventer/courage-conference/ or the Leadership Awards at https://www.outstandingleadershipawards.com.au/


For more information or to interview Sonia McDonald, contact:

Sonia McDonald

0424 447 616 | 1300 719 665