Lucy Perry is an award-winning leader, international keynote speaker, consultant and author. She also uses her super powers for writing and speaking about leadership, communication, changing the world, risk taking, courage and creative thinking.
She’s a rule breaker, idea maker and exceptional communicator.
Lucy ran a successful boutique ad agency for 20 years before she took on the start-up challenge as founding CEO of a brand new women’s health charity. In less than three years at the helm, Lucy built the team and the communication strategy which raised $7M for a network of hospitals and a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Lucy then moved on to transform a Cambodian children’s charity as the organisation’s first CEO, transforming it from an admin function to a fundraising machine with proper policy, procedure, budgeting and strategy. She’s now the Executive Director of Sydney-based global firm, Inspiring Rare Birds which propels female entrepreneurs to scale their businesses.
Lucy Perry is a professional communicator with a track record in leadership, digital marketing, story telling and strategic financial management.
She’s an inspirational and passionate speaker whose presentation style is fast-paced and entertaining. Her subject matter includes broader business, leadership, team building, motivation, communication, social media and career inspiration for conferences and events where delegates are ready to be inspired to make a difference and literally change themselves and the world. Her audiences vary from sales teams and executives to students and medical professionals, social media professionals, bankers and government policy developers. She’s been known to make grown men cry but brings humour to the horror on a roller coaster that leaves her audience ready to conquer.
Footage above courtesy Wired for Wonder 2016.
Footage above courtesy The Delicatessen and She Business.
“I have seen a lot of good speakers on the corporate speaking circuit both here and overseas. Up there with the best of them is Lucy Perry. Lucy connects with her audience from the moment she walks on stage to the moment she leaves to thunderous applause, often accompanied with tears. Lucy tells powerful stories of human tenacity and love; she inspires all with her insight into the human spirit. Lucy Perry is an A-lister who delivers impact and insight every time she speaks.” Bernard Salt, Partner KPMG.
“Our guests raved about how inspired Lucy left them all feeling. So many left with a long ‘to do’ list! We could have listened to her for hours and still not even scratched the surface of the great messages Lucy has to share. She is high energy and unapologetically direct. Her content and delivery was pitch perfect for the group of business leaders we were hosting.” Bel Quince, Relationship Executive, CommBank.
“Your presentation was amazing and I have had so much great feedback. You were a perfect mix of inspirational and pragmatic and I think it is safe to say ‘our sector has never experienced anything quite like your presentation before’ which made it perfect!” Darlene Harrison, Head, Performance Coaching and Leadership, Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Sports Commission.
“Your presentation in Fiji was fantastic. Thanks for staying around and getting involved with the team over dinner and drinks. We’ve not had this before and a lot of people have let me know that the opportunity to connect with you personally was the highlight of the event.” Michael Winter, Chief General Manager, Retail Division, Allianz Australia Insurance.
“I’ve had a quick look through the event evaluation forms and a huge number of the attendees have identified that, for them, hearing you speak was the highlight of their day – thank you for being so engaging and well prepared!” Courtney Lawler, SheLeads, Canberra 2016.
“From the minute Lucy spoke, the whole audience was captivated. Her ability to incorporate humour and compassion into a clear business message is unlike no other! Highly recommended speaker.” Tim Carroll, National Partnership Manager, ANZ
“Some presentations really REACH their audience – Lucy has that preciously rare skill. I was so moved, and so inspired! Brava!” Steph Burgess, Connecting Up Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, May 2014
“I’m a speaker’s coach and Lucy Perry is the best speaker I have ever heard.” Brett De Hoedt, Hootville.
“You were gutsy, inspirational and so damn funny.” Jono Fisher, Wake Up Project’s Women Leading Change, 2015.
“Lucy certainly has an amazing capacity for “presence” when she speaks. She is as equally captivating as she is inspirational.” Alexandra Zammit, Chief Executive Officer at Thomas Holt Villages
“Lucy Perry delivered an incredibly inspiring, entertaining and authentic presentation at our conference series. She was professional, flexible and creative in tailoring her presentation for the audience. It was a pleasure working with Lucy.” Julienne Price, Head of Schools and Not-for-Profit Banking at Commonwealth Bank
“Lucy impressed our audiences with her fast-paced, vibrant and thoroughly entertaining presentation. She is a wonderful storyteller; she delivers her messages with candour, humour and a realness that is often missing from the corporate speaker circuit. We highly recommend Lucy to any organisation that is looking for a speaker who is smart, informed and funny. Your audience will love Lucy.” Mark Hewitt, General Manager, Australian Finance Group
- Lucy is the first and only Australian to be listed in the world’s top 30 #socialceos
- Her knack for social media and the clever use of technology brought a niche charity in Australia a monthly post reach of more than 20M. Her social media clients report instant results. Even Facebook HQ uses her expertise.
- She is a recipient of a Kindness Award from the Wake Up Project
- Lucy is the winner of the 2015 Women’s Agenda Emerging Leader in the not-for-profit Sector Award
- She was a finalist in the Agenda Setter category of the 2016 Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards
- Lucy has been nominated many times and named a finalist twice in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards
- Lucy is the creator of the world’s first childbirth education program written specifically for men which is run in pubs all over Australia. She is the author of the best selling book which accompanies the program, Cheers to Childbirth.
- Lucy is a often called on to provide comment in the mainstream media on a wide range of subjects such as gender equality, social media, leadership and international aid