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Gilly Chater Keynote Speaking

Are you looking for a speaker who will challenge your audience's current thinking, as well as inspire and entertain them?

Gilly “Equips People for Life!”  – She’s an award winning Inspirational Speaker whose presentations are recognised as being thought provoking, inspiring and transformational.  She is also a Facilitator of Change, and Executive Coach

She has over twenty-five years of global experience in leadership and culture change.  For the last 20+ years she has specialised in presenting the new paradigm she calls the Effortless Leadership Paradigm™ which is about simplifying how the mind works.


Gilly is a Past President of the Auckland Chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of New Zealand (PSANZ) and many of her clients are long-term as she keeps relevant and provides what organisations need through pre-event briefings.

In 2018 she faced a major health challenge, yet through her understanding of how the mind works, and what could have hindered her recovery, she was back presenting again in a matter of a few months. She demonstrates through her stories, and with humour, how when we overthink the result is likely to be lack of productivity, stress and anxiety.

Gilly says: “We often see other people living effortlessly and easily, and wonder if we can ever do that ourselves. The answer is, yes you can, if you understand how your mind truly works. Once you understand that, everything else becomes easy and simple. Understanding this new paradigm, and its implications, is ground breaking for individuals and organisations”.

When you book Gilly you can expect:

  • an inspirational speaker who loves interacting with the audience

  • her stories to provide important messages for leaders at all levels

  • presentations that are entertaining, that challenge people’s thinking, are thought provoking leading to powerful insights

  • a speaker who likes to mix and mingle with delegates before and after her session

  • feedback such as: ‘Insightful and a life-changing experience, ‘Simple yet Profound’

      ‘I realised what causes my worry and anxiety’.  ‘I wish I’d learned about this years ago’.

Key message: Change is from the inside-out, not outside-in and the source of that change is insight!  More real ‘aha’ moments are the answer in every aspect of life.


Her clients are based in New Zealand, Australia and the Asia/Pacific region. They are from many different industries both in New Zealand and internationally such as; insurance, banking, manufacturing, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, government departments, supply chain, and others.


Delegates learn a simple, long term solution to experience life with more ease, clarity and confidence - whatever the circumstances. They are able to access their innate resilience rather than working with coping strategies. This has the potential for peace of mind, clarity and confidence in situations that used to be stressful, difficult or overwhelming. Life becomes Effortless rather than Effortful!



Have you ever wondered how your EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is perceived by others? Or have you seen others leading with ease and hoped you look the same? The intellect (IQ) and intuition (EQ) are vital components for any human being.  Leaders cast a shadow over their teams and organisation.  Unfortunately so much weight has been put on the intellect and the importance of analytical thinking that intuition is being overlooked. When people overthink, and over analyse, it also leads poor decisions. Leaders need to bring out the best in themselves so they create an environment to bring out the best in others. This applies in all areas of life – at work, as a parent and a volunteer. In this presentation you will learn how the mind truly works and how you can lead effortlessly. 


Insight is the source of change. It’s also the source of new thinking.  Leaders and their teams need to be Cool – relaxed, yet focused (rather than rushed and making mistakes), Calm under pressure - able to handle challenges that face them and their organisation, and Creative – the ability to come up with new ideas and solutions, especially when the old ones don’t work.  Creativity and Innovation are essential for both for individuals and their organisations to thrive in the fast-changing environment. The importance of the power of insight can’t be underestimated and this presentation is about understanding the secret to becoming “insight-rich”.


”Gilly’s presentation was amazing”


“I was spellbound from start to finish”


“It made so much sense.  I’m going home to change my life from here on”


“Unpretentious and inspiring”


Conference breakout workshops provide the opportunity to go deeper and allow for interaction with the attendees. These workshops are excellent to expand upon a keynote, however, they can also be held as a separate event.  They are practical and adaptable to any environment.  They also cut across all cultures making it easier for people to relate to each other.

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