Successful Businesswoman, Event and Styling Expert
Chyka Keebaugh is the vivacious stylist who has created the look and feel for television programs that include The Real Housewives of Melbourne (Foxtel), Good Morning Australia (Network Ten), and The Australian Women's Weekly 2016 Christmas Special (Nine Network). As the founder of a group of event and hospitality companies, Chyka has proven her business prowess. Drawing on all of these skills, she has successfully created her own online lifestyle magazine, chyka.com.
Warm, personable and entertaining, Chyka's keynote presentations offer unique insights into her world of business and the media, leaving audiences with useful take-home messages they can easily put into action.
About Chyka Keebaugh
Chyka Keebaugh and her husband Bruce established The Big Group over 25-years ago, which is now Australia's largest privately owned events and catering company. Chyka's eye for styling and design led to the establishment of the couple's subsidiary business, The Design Depot, a premium special events design firm. Together The Big Group and The Design Depot have created real magic for private and corporate clients across Australia, Asia and The Middle East.
With a natural flair for making everything practical and beautiful, Chyka acts as editor in chief and shares practical tips and advice at chyka.com on everything to do with the home, outdoors and food. The website was first launched in January 2015 and since then has grown into a must-visit destination for her loyal fans to learn Chyka's insights and solutions on how to create a beautiful home life.
Chyka has studied at the prestigious Le Corden Bleu in London, a worldwide leader in gastronomy and hospitality management, and at the Constance Spry Floristry School. She is also the proud mother of Chessie (22) and BJ (20).
Chyka was engaging, unique and full of inspiring, actionable advices for GEMs. Event attendees couldn’t get enough of her, and basically mobbed her when she came in! It was clever the way she talked about her own story but kept weaving in relevant pieces of advice for the GEMs to enhance their guests experiences.