Writer, social researcher and publisher
Writer, social researcher and publisher Maggie Hamilton has a passion for the art of living meaningfully and is a keen observer of social trends.
Maggie has had senior roles in book publishing, where she coached and advised some of the world’s best-selling writers, and with the ABC, where she managed on-air advertising and public affairs for 54 radio stations.
Maggie is also an established and well-respected author in her own right, regularly in demand to write for magazines, give talks and lectures, host workshops and act as a media commentator.
Maggie Hamilton offers a fresh approach to work that meets the challenges of increasing workloads, shrinking resources, retrenchment and takeovers, inspiring us to reclaim our lives within and beyond work. Her courses, workshops and lectures take the participants into a new way of thinking that can contribute to their journey through life.
Also, over three years, Maggie interviewed dozens of boys and girls, teachers, school counsellors, psychologists, law enforcement and medical personnel to get an insider’s view on what girls and boys are experiencing at present. Maggie has now shared her research findings (and solutions) with thousands of parents, teachers and other professionals across Australia and New Zealand, and in wider international forums.
She’s a regular speaker at primary and high school parents’ evenings, PTA gatherings and community groups. Maggie also conducts professional development sessions to schools and other interested professionals, talks to teenagers in schools and is a frequent presenter at conferences. Her clients include International Women’s Day, Department of Aging, Disability and Home Care, Ultimo Chamber of Commerce, University of Western Australia, New Spirit Expo (NZ), Sydney TAFE and Centacom.
Her many books, which have been published in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, Britain, Holland, Italy, China, Portugal, Lithuania, Korea, the Arab States and Brazil, include What Men Don’t Talk About, which examines the lives of real men and boys; What’s Happening to Our Girls? and What’s Happening to Our Boys? which canvasses the 21st century issues boys and girls face, offering practical workable solutions, Secret Girls’ Business and Love Your Work, Reclaim Your Life and When We Become Strangers which looks at the isolation we’re currently experiencing in our homes, workplaces and communities and how to move beyond this.
Maggie has also written a number of books for children and presents to children and young adults when she can. Her books for kids include Mister Eternity, The Lost Kingdom of Lantia, My Secret Diary, Magic Tricks, and Very Tricky for kids.
Maggie has served on the Executive of the Sydney Peace Foundation, and is a member of the Organising Committee for the Federation Australian Women Speak Conference. She has also worked in the Office for the Status of Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on the Organising Committee for the Federation Australian Women’s History Project.
Maggie Hamilton talks about:
On zoom or in person, backed up with powerful powerpoint presentations, Maggie talks frequently to community and parent groups, conducts professional development sessions for teachers, and has addressed a number of conferences across Australia and New Zealand including the National Foster Carer’s Conference, NSW and ACT Heads of Independent Co-educational Schools Conference, the state-by-state Generation Next Conferences, New Zealand’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, and the Women In Educational Leadership Conference. She has also addressed The Happiness & Its Causes Conference, and the subsequent Happiness & Its Causes Roadshow.
- How Loneliness Leaks In: Powerful Ways Forward
- When The Inner Adolescent is Running the Show
- What Men Don’t Talk About: Finding New Ground
- When Boys Are Vulnerable
Apart from being able to deliver an excellent speech on different topics, Maggie is also very innovative and can read an audience pretty quickly, adapting to their mood. She handles questions with aplomb and is never lost for words, an enviable trait.