Dominic Thurbon

Expert on Change, Innovation & Collaboration

Dominic Thurbon can tell you everything you need to know about future proofing your workforce. An expert on driving innovation and collaboration, he is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at ChangeLabs, a behaviour change company with over 70 staff across Australia, New Zealand and North America.

Dominic's award-winning behaviour change programs reach over 300,000 people every year, with clients including Apple, IBM, Lexus, Microsoft, the Commonwealth Bank and Johnson & Johnson.

A world top-10 debater and internationally sought after keynote speaker, he is known for his dynamic style and unique fusion of practical business experience with research-driven insight. Highly topical and always thought provoking, Dominic's messages are reinforced by his high impact evideo program.

Dominic Thurbon's research has lead to international best-sellers in the fields of innovation and change (published in over 10 countries). He has co-authored white papers on subjects as diverse as talent management and the impact of video games on work, and built a global business.

Dominic Thurbon speaks about:

Changenomics: The Truth About Making Change Happen - In this eye-opening and dynamic presentation, Dominic will leave your audience with a toolkit to:

  • Make change happen in their teams (and for themselves!)
  • Drive more innovation and collaboration in your team or business
  • Attract, engage and retain the next generation of workers
  • Thrive in the workplace of the future.

Fl!p: The Truth Around Unleashing Innovation - As markets tighten and get more competitive, we are all under pressure to do more, with less, faster. But for too many companies, innovation is just 'value' or a 'buzzword', not a practice that we all engage in every day. Based on research for global best-seller Flip!, this session takes a case-study rich approach to uncovering the real opportunities for innovation in your business.

  • Identify the five drivers of innovation in your business and how to leverage them
  • Unpack compelling strategies to get every individual in your team to approach work with an innovation-mindset
  • Outline practical, real strategies for creating an environment that drives innovation

Making Money in the Cracks: The Truth About Creating Value Through Collaboration - Collaboration is a behaviour, and to make it happen we need to drive behaviour change. The only way to win in the competitive market is through innovation, and collaboration done right drives innovation. Having created The Productivity Project for IBM, Dom Thurbon knows first-hand how to move from a discussion about collaboration to actually using it to create value in your business.

Talent Magnets: The Truth About the Future of Talent - The real way to attract, engage and retain top talent is to create inspiring workplace experiences through collaboration, career progression and story. Drawing on first-hand experience leading a global business, Dom Thurbon will unpack cutting-edge strategies for leveraging human capital.

Work 3.0: The Truth About the Future of Work - The role of leaders and managers in the future is amplified, not diminished - we must build capability today for work tomorrow. Work is not a 'place' anymore, it's about value creation through collaboration, not attendance by individuals. Having partnered with companies like Microsoft, Apple and IBM - who are quite literally inventing the future of work - this session looks at real-world case studies of what is happening today that will define what you do tomorrow.

It's All About the Teacher, Stupid: The Truth About the Future of Education - Quality innovation happens when we get beyond product and into process; in education, teaching is the process, not curriculum, test scores and class size. Technology amplifies, not diminishes, the role of the teacher; the tools support the teacher, not the other way around. Evidence of teacher impact must be the new gold standard in education. Teaching can no longer happen behind closed doors - our dedicated teachers must be given the same development opportunities afforded to every other profession on Earth. This includes data-driven and evidence-based feedback, and personalised development plans. Having founded a global company that works with 300,000 students each year in face-to-face lessons, Dom will explore the future of education based on leading research and real-world experience.

Client testimonials

Dominic is a fantastic, dynamic presenter who really demystified the whole thing for us. His presentation was engaging, entertaining and – best of all – really valuable to us in the way we work.


We had the pleasure of Dom Thurbon presenting to the team. It made us think very differently and we were all buzzing with new ideas at the end of the session. We would highly recommend Dom to work with your team – you will certainly be engaged, challenged and very creative with your approach.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dominic’s impressive knowledge, sense of humour and style inspired our staff around the potential to unleash collaboration and innovation in our organisation. He crafted a presentation that was right on brief and extremely relevant given the present climate of rapid change in the education and training industry. His passion is contagious and he speaks the right language to affect real behaviour change.

Charles Darwin University

The room was just buzzing after you finished and so many of our members told me how much they had enjoyed your session. It was a highly entertaining, thoughtful, informative, fun and very relevant session to our group of HR Directors, few of whom would be immune to the challenges you described around building a collaborative technology culture, regardless of the size of their organisation or the industry in which they operate.

CEO Forum Group

Dominic delivered a series of presentations for our senior client audience. His presentations were right on brief and really inspired people about the potential to unleash collaboration and innovation in their organisations. He speaks the language of business, understands business models and tailors his message to suit the audience. His dynamic and engaging style affects real behavioural and attitudinal change and his entertaining and energetic style made him a real hit with the audience.