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Toni Powell – Motivational Keynote speaker

Toni Powell is one of the most recognised & enjoyed positive culture/wellbeing motivational speakers in Australia.
She’s an award-winning filmmaker, TEDx speaker, author and is wizard at helping people to stop driving themselves crazy with worry and stress.

Toni’s gift is to be able to express the often laughable ways that we trap ourselves into lives of worry, fear and stress – and then to invite us to see these behaviours in our own lives, rather than only in each other’s.

We never know what life will bring, and Toni’s proof that failure, trauma, stress and disaster can be a fantastic springboard to better things and that you can overcome almost anything with a few simple tools. Toni’s work is chock-a-block full of useful, simple tools.


In a former life Toni was founder and director of the uplifting Heart of Gold International Film Festival – an event that had a huge impact on a community, toured Australia through Hoyts, and was so successful that Toni was the subject of a heartwarming episode of ABC’s Australian Story called ‘Let there be Light’.

A sizzle reel … snippets from various keynotes to get you sizzling 😁

Toni, Ruby Wax and They Yellow Car Book

Her books, The Yellow Car and What a Feeling!, dive straight to the essence of our human capacities to overthink and to create blind spots in our perceptions of the world around us. This allows past trauma to affect our current and future realities.

In 2019 Goalcast released an edited version of one of Toni’s talks and it has over 14 million views.  Yes, her grandkids, who call her Noni, will be hearing her swear in that talk.