Aaron Williams

Wellbeing and Mental Health Expert, Keynote Speaker

Aaron Williams is the CEO and co-founder of Mindstar (a national wellbeing and mental health company), an executive coach and an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW).

Aaron is also a passionate and entertaining keynote speaker, who has spent the last 25 years inspiring people to be their best as he talks through the why, how and what of wellbeing and mental health at live and web-based events. His simple tips, tools and inspiration help every person to feel happier, stronger and healthier, every day.

Aaron combines his clinical mental health background and corporate experience, in an effort to crush the stigma associated with seeking support and inspire people to focus on, improve, and maintain their wellbeing.

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Aaron Williams has a unique and inspiring story.

Originally an IT Account Executive from a corporate background, the fuse for his industry-leading work in wellbeing and mental health was lit in 2003 after an extended period travelling, living and working overseas. During this time, a young friend died suddenly and Aaron experienced a period of depression and suicidal thinking. He returned to Australia in 2003 and was inspired, at 32 years of age, to change careers and focus on mental health.

In this capacity, Aaron has worked as a senior mental health clinician and trainer with the Department of Health and has spoken and lectured widely on mental health. He has been a speaker and chair at major clinical conferences including the International Mental Health Conference, National Suicide Prevention Conference, 2016 National AMHSW conference and the Australian National Rural & Remote Telehealth Conference.

In 2015, Aaron co-founded Mindstar, the mission for which is to make Australia the happiest, healthiest country in the world. Mindstar works with national organisations including: ANZ Wealth, NAB/MLC, AIA Insurance, Zurich Financial Services Australia, Vinomofo, Telstra Business, Queensland Ballet, Suncare and the University of Queensland.

Aaron initiated UNPACK: The show about life shit, during which he interviews high profile and inspirational people from all walks of life, talking to them about their remarkable stories of wellbeing and resilience.

Aaron has appeared on television and radio and in print media, including: Channel 7,9,10 news; ABC- NEWS-24; Channel 9’s A Current Affair; Triple J Breakfast; 2SM; ABC Drive Radio and numerous regional radio and newspapers.

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