Dr Louise Mahler
Keynote Speaker, Corporate Coach, Executive Mentor and Author
A rare breed as one of the world’s leading keynote speakers, Dr Louise Mahler has been voted in the top experts in both Body Language and Communication globally.
Obsessed with creating exceptional human connection, Louise helps leaders and teams to elevate their body-language, voice and divulges the algorithms of engagement in high-stakes engagement.
While her tools and techniques are useful, practical and highly relevant, she is best known on-stage and in the media for her in-the-moment, deeply insightful analysis and hilarious impersonations of world leaders. Her skills in translating and articulating how leaders communicate creates a powerful world-class, incredibly engaging and interactive experience that delegates often say is “life-changing”.
From large live conference keynotes of 15,000 people to virtual and micro events with groups of senior leaders, Louise’s versatility means creating a highly customised, entertaining and unforgettable experience for her audience.
Engagement, humour and learning with energy are the mainstays that have seen Louise booked to speak to hundreds of thousands of people on some of the world’s most prestigious stages in Australia, USA, Europe, India, China, the Pacific and New Zealand. She has mesmerised international audiences for iconic brands such as Gartner, Adobe, Transdev, L’Oreal, GE and the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).
Louise has been recognised by Global Gurus in the top Body Language and Communication. Experts globally. She was awarded the Professional Speakers Association’s Keynote Speaker of the Year for 2021 and the Stevie Award for Lifetime Achievement helping Women in Business.
A highly sought-after keynote and virtual speaker, educator and author, Louise has worked with some of the highest profile leaders from around the world and helped countless top 50 ASX companies, major brands and multinationals including PwC, Telstra, NAB, CBRE, CBA, ANZ, BHP, Lion, and L’Oreal.
She is the author of Resonate – For those who need to be heard and believes that, today, more than ever we need to be confident to engage, inspire and build trust in those we lead.
We need leaders who simply bring excellence to everything they do to move with the times, stay relevant and to know what works both themselves and their audience.
This requires critical analysis, practice and personal transformation, which demands better-informed thinking, a bold approach and resilience.
Louise believes everyone has a voice, so let’s get heard.
Education: A polymath, Louise’s academic credentials are prolific including an award-winning PhD in Business with outstanding recommendations from her international examiners, a masters in Organisational Psychology and a degree in Economics majoring in Statistics, as well as a Degrees and Masters in Music.
Following a decade singing Opera in Europe, including a soloist contract at the Vienna State Opera, Louise began an exploration of performance as it applies to the business context and, enhanced by years as a Manager at BHP and a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, combining her skills to give her a unique perspective on what presence and authority entails today in the opera of our professions.
Media : Louise is a highly sought-after media figure and commentator. From analysing politicians during the federal election such as Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese to the royals such as Prince Harry and Meghan, her recent analysis of the Johnny Depp and Amber Herd trial attracted over 2 million views on YouTube, She is regularly interviewed on Sunrise, The Today Show, SBS, the ABC, and radio stations across Australia. Louise also makes regular appearances on highly ranked prime-time TV with Hughesy We Have a Problem. Quoted in USA and British media, she is a weekly contributor to digital and print news throughout Australia. She recorded 36 videos for the Australian Financial Review and was chosen by IBM as a key creative source world-wide. She is the host of her own podcast POP: Perspectives on Performance featuring stories, tools and techniques of all performing arts and their applicability to leadership.
Your sparkling energy, tireless zest and passion for knowledge-giving amazed and inspired everyone in the room. Feedback has been about your side-clutching sense of humour and sensational impersonations … that you are the best speaker ever and that your techniques will make a difference in their lives.
-Parliament of Victoria
Louise achieves a wonderful sense of engagement with her audience. Her recent presentations to our syndicate groups on ‘Vocal Intelligence’ have placed her in our top speaker category- of all time. She has inspired our (very experienced) CEO’s to apply new “mind-body-voice” techniques to their business and personal lives- with real success. Louise is a professional who can be relied upon to deliver beyond your expectations.
For the past several years Louise has worked with MBS on the Senior Executive Program which is one of the Executive Education unit's Flagship Programs. She has undertaken a small segment of approximately 1-2 hours. Participants are either CEOs or top echelon Executives from National or international Organisations representing many countries from the Asia Pacific region. On each occasion she has presented a stimulating, exciting and always well received program, people inevitably report that she has given them new perspectives and insights and that their learning was greatly enhanced by her material and her methods of presentation.
-Melbourne Business School
Louise has an amazing ability to instantly connect with her audience with her enthusiasm, energy and passion in delivering her message … to say that Louise has a gift for public speaking is almost an understatement. Not only is her work thoroughly researched and structured for optimal learning, but it is fun and enjoyably interactive.
-The Coaching Connection
For my part I rated it outstanding. This should be a compulsory topic for all groups. In fact, it should be incorporated in TEC Chair training. Everyone was really alight after the presentations. My observations were that you engaged the groups better than any other speaker I have seen in many years.
You were a star. We have never had people receive ratings of 6 out of 5 before. Well done. It was everything I knew it would be for the session, and I have heard from a number of delegates who are already reaching out to you for in-house activities.