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 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


In March, Jeremy Forbes was the guest speaker at Men United, a men’s health event in Kyneton run by Tasting Fitness. The aim of the event was to bring together the men in the community to talk about health and wellbeing, including mental health, depression and suicide prevention.

I didn’t actually stay for all of the presentation as I wanted the men to feel comfortable without any women around, but the feedback from everyone was amazing. I was told that you could hear a pin drop when Jeremy started speaking, despite there being over 100 men in the room. Jeremy commanded their attention with his natural and unique way of communicating. He is a born leader, and a genuine man with a passion to make a difference.

There were several speakers at the event, however most of the feedback given said that Jeremy was an absolute stand-out and that people would pay money to hear him speak again. I was absolutely thrilled with the way he engaged such a diverse crowd of men, from young tradies, to middle-aged businessmen and retirees. Thank you Jeremy, I look forward to hearing you speak again at my next Tasting Fitness event.

Kate Coleman

Founder of No Packet November & Tasting Fitness

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