Watch what participants of Shadé's sessions have shared about their experiences and what they learned. This feedback was from a wellbeing Retreat in Puerto Rico 2017 where Shadé attended as resident Empowerment Coach and delivered two seminars.  


Sessions can be easily customised meet the needs of your group or event. 

Whether an informative and inspiring corporate lecture for a senior leadership team, an interactive leadership development seminar for high potential talent or a development and communication workshop for Masters students, the content will be designed to suit the needs of your group. Large groups, small groups, lecture theatres, meeting rooms... anything works!


"Without question, each and every one of the 90 people in the audience were both mesmerised at your passion and your energy.  When I asked the team about the event the first thing they spoke about was the session on Empowerment and thought your part of the day was one of the highlights. It set the tone and the bar for the event which was a hard act to follow. Thank you."

– Nathan Luck, Head of Corporate Systems


"The feedback from your session has been fantastic, the team loved it and found you extremely engaging! In fact they wish you went for a longer period of time! They were all referring to things you said throughout the rest of the day which was great – means they really absorbed what you said… Thank you once again for being an inspirational part of our Strategy Day!"

– Anna Wajzer, Senior Sales Manager, Rockpool Dining Group

"Shadé is one the most incredibly accomplished young speaker's I have ever met. Shade tackles every topic with a refreshingly vibrant approach and backs it up with the perfect amount of data and science.  I have had the privilege of attending several of Shade's key notes on mindfulness, positivity and the powerful impact it can have on our personal and professional lives, and have always left learning new things about myself and how I can make a bigger difference."

– Chris Tate, Deputy CEO, Careertrackers

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"Thank you Shadé. We really appreciate you taking the time to attend the event. The students have commented on how much they enjoyed and learned from the activities. Your insights and encouragement were extremely helpful for our students."

– Dr Jason McGovern, General Manager, Southern Cross University Sydney and Melbourne Campuses


"It was a really great session - highly engaging, great delivery and the content hit the nail on the head in terms of what our participants had requested. I will definitely be looking to lock  you in again in future. Honestly, you were great!"

– Ash Nugent, Deputy CEO, CareerSeekers


"Thank you so much for taking the time to encourage our students to keep striving for excellence and chasing their passion. Your presentation was eloquently executed and captivating. I look forward to working together in the future."

– Sunnefa H Penning, University Relations Officer, Golden Key International Honour Society Asia-Pacific

"Shadé is outstanding at engaging with a young audience and delivering content in a very inspirational and motivating way. Her content, coupled with her confidence is empowering and a great asset to the Global Leadership Program audience."

– Sarah Schooley, Program Ambassador, Macquarie University

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"I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your guidance, advice support and inspiration last night. The event was a great success. The feedback from all concerned is extremely positive."

– Jon Hopwood, Director, Social Agility


"Thank you for speaking at yesterday's Summit. The students really engaged with your story and the dancing contribution rounded the event off perfectly."

– Colin Hyde, National Operations Manager, High Resolve


"Shadé Zahrai was our keynote speaker for our Leadership Development Series. Through her relatable stories, her highly engaging presentation style and content that was very relevant to the audience she was able to inspire and empower students with a new perspective on success. One student commented that "it was the best keynote that we have had." The students greatly resonated with her story and appreciated how, in addition to offering some very interesting perspectives around happiness, resilience, success and the importance of being your authentic self, she also provided the tools to assist them to change their behaviours and attitudes."

– Victoria Menzies SFHEA Manager, Griffith Honours College


Other Endorsements

Shadé is the ultimate professional. She has a depth of knowledge, brought about through her psychology background combined with her extensive business and financial acumen. Shade is engaging and passionate and she is able to connect with her audience on multiple levels; I would highly recommend her as your keynote speaker at your next conference or team building day.
— Kathleen Tracey Marketing Manager, Business CRM&D
Shadé is an incredibly dynamic and engaging presenter and one of the best professional speakers I have heard. I have heard Shade present to a range of audiences and she is able to effectively adapt her content and style to ensure relativity and value to the audience. The brain behaviour components of the content I found extremely useful and was able to take away a number of key learnings which I am now practicing both in my professional and personal life. I would recommend Shade to any group!
— Joshua Anderson, Senior Analyst, Westpac Group
Shadé brings great passion and energy to her presentations. She understands the barriers to success that young people commonly face, such as self-limiting beliefs, and by sharing her own personal experiences she engages the audience in something highly relatable. With a deep knowledge of psychology and organisational behaviour, Shade provides meaningful and personalised frameworks to overcome challenges and develop skills in communication, relationships and leadership.
— Madelaine Broad, Portfolio Analyst, Investment Specialist
Very impressive session that was run in a light hearted but very informative manner. Great content that helped to clarify why the people we work with on a day to day basis can view the same things we see from a totally different perspective.
— Michael Kelly, Senior Manager, Financial Services
Shadé was a very interesting and confident motivational speaker. She made us think about normal things we do e.g the way we stand, the way to attend to a task. Her background in Psychology gives her very interesting insights into a person’s behaviour and those insights can make us tolerant of other people in workplace. She was a fantastic presenter and very attentive. Loved it.
— Arti Mathur, Senior MIS
I thought the material was perfectly delivered – it touched on all of the ‘psych’ elements without being too technical, and at the same time got you thinking about personalities and individual styles of working which was really insightful and relevant to the audience. Shade engaged the audience really well and there was lots of animated discussion about the content.
— Joshua Toyer, HR Professional
Shadé was the guest speaker at a recent large corporate event. In an entertaining, interactive and fluid way, Shadé helped to facilitate greater self-awareness in the attendees by uncovering their brain patterns, their personal preferences, where their anxiety lay with regards to changes in the external environment and how to navigate through change in the workplace.
The feedback was amazing. Her presentation was easy to understand, informative and very interactive. The flow from personal brain patterns to personal preferences, then to interactivity and communication was brilliant and very engaging. Shadé’s presentations skills are phenomenal - she is energetic, clear, coherent and very funny too! The team rated her presentation as the best part of the event. We cannot thank her enough.
— Hanoch Ben-David, Agile Coach