Jeremy offers leadership talks in an unorthodox style that is energised, emotional, challenging, quirky, passionate, innovative and inspiring.

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About Jeremy


I believe I have a message that can inspire, motivate and encourage people to challenge themselves to explore their leadership style and create change.

Having built a suicide prevention charity from scratch, I know there are other people out there that are on the precipice of wanting to make changes in their lives. They often just need encouragement and support, and to hear from someone who has achieved this and is ready to assist them in reaching their goals.

I speak from the heart with a raw energy. My style is honest, powerful, engaging and humorous. No two presentations are the same. I can tailor my presentation to audiences from any sector of the community, having previously lectured and spoken at various universities and conferences, for community and service providers, as well as other events.

My message and story are based on real life events and attendees at my talks are able to relate to the content on a personal level, as you can see from these testimonials.

If you’d like me to speak at your event, please get in touch via our contact page.


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Jeremy Forbes is the real deal: leadership with heart and with guts. Real leadership is about seeing a wicked problem and thinking “Something needs to be done about this. I can do something about this. I can get others involved in doing something about this.”

Jeremy is one of those leaders the world needs more of. He is a visionary, a doer and a great storyteller. He is not afraid to go where the real people are, where there is suffering, where there are serious conversations which need to be had, to break a few rules along the way, and to do it with heart, integrity and humour.

Lucy Mayes

Program Manager, Community Leadership Loddon Murray

Jeremy presented a 90 minute keynote address on day two of the 2017 QUT Student Leadership Conference. He also facilitated an interactive, 90-minute workshop to two small groups of student leaders. Jeremy was present and engaged in all aspects of the conference, actively conversing with students during breaks and even attending other workshops, thus valuing the students’ experience.

Jeremy is a dynamic and engaging speaker. His genuine and practical approach to community leadership provided our students with an achievable example of how to make a difference to the lives of those around them and thus contribute to a better world. Jeremy is a natural storyteller, whose narrative approach enabled the young audience to connect with his message.

Corinne Loane

Community Engagement Coordinator, Queensland University of Technology


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