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Gihan Perera

Gihan Perera

Inspirational thought leader and social media influencer Gihan Perera is a futurist, conference speaker, author and consultant who gives business leaders a glimpse into what's ahead - and how they can become fit for the future.

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Testimonials for Gihan Perera

"What a brilliant way to open our conference - Gihan was a big hit with the PCOA delegates! His presentation was informative, thought-provoking and entertaining. He listened to our brief, worked with us to promote the conference and delivered tailored content that led to many great discussions amongst attendees. A delight to work with."

Peta Moore - Professional Conference Organisers Association


'The presentation was just sensational. More than I could have hoped for and delivered value that was astounding.' –

Mark Wayland, The Last 3 Feet


'Gihan has the ability to leverage everything you do. His strategic thinking makes him an asset in any leader's advice board.'

Matt Church


“You truly are an inspiration and I learned more than I ever imagined or expected. It was a privilege and honour to work with you.”

Belinda Yabsley, Quintissentially


"Gihan was the opening speaker for our first national conference. He was interesting, entertaining and insightful - which helped set the tone for the rest of our 3 day conference. I wasn't surprised to see most attendees giving him the highest rating."

Neil Macdonald - CEO, AMP Financial Planners Association


“Terrifically presented, with humour, intellect, insight and connected motivation.”

Donna Casey, NSW Department of Education and Communities


“Natural on stage, relaxed, great timing, respectful of audience, incredibly relevant, brilliant actually.”

Amanda Blesing, The Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals Australia

Gihan Perera Travels from WA
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Gihan Perera's Biography

Gihan Perera is a futurist, conference speaker, author and consultant who gives business leaders a glimpse into what's ahead - and how they can become fit for the future.


Since 1997, he has worked with business leaders, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and other change agents - helping them with their strategy for thriving in a fast-changing world.


He has clients throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the USA and Canada. He is the author of “The Future of Leadership” and 10 other books.


As an educator, Gihan has been at the leading edge of presentation technology and online learning:


          He writes and presents for GoGet, a leading provider of online collaboration technology (such as GoToWebinar and GoToMeeting)


          He was one of a handful of invited guest contributors (along with Seth Godin and Nancy Duarte) to Garr Reynolds' book Presentation Zen


          He is one of a handful of Ambassadors for Thought Leaders Global


          He hosts the eGurus Community, an online resource centre for speakers, trainers, consultants and thought leaders


          He is a Gold Level author for the International Institute of Managers and Directors

Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world (and #1 in Australia) in his area of expertise.


His formal background is in science and technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia. But he's always been interested in people and the way they communicate - and how to leverage technology to deliver messages, extend reach, and live happier lives.


He lives in the world's most liveable city – Perth, Australia – and enjoys an enviable lifestyle, with his own home, his own business and his own teeth.


Gihan’s Future Proof Strategy Session

The Future Proof strategy session is a 3-4 hour facilitated session for your leadership team:

I conduct research into the main disruptive forces affecting your industry and your business, and present it to the group.


I facilitate a strategic planning discussion around these disruptive forces, and discuss how you can navigate them in the short and medium term.


My goal is for your leadership team to understand the most important future trends, identify key strategic initiatives, and be in a position to develop a strategy for their key areas of responsibility.


The Future Proof strategy session is for you if:

  • You're part of a leadership team that's working in a business or industry that's facing massive change in the next 3-5 years.
  • You're currently planning or working through a major strategic change in your business. 
  • You're a business owner who wants to give your leaders and managers an insight into future trends and opportunities.

Speaking Topics Include

Fit for the Future

Digital disruption, global reach, and the changing workplace affect us all, and at all levels - individual, team, organisation, and community. The future belongs to those with foresight, flexibility, and a forward-looking, optimistic focus.


Take an educational, eye-opening, and engaging ride into the future to learn about the global megatrends shaping your industry, the mindset that helps you lead the change, and the skills you need to get things done in a fast-changing world.


The Future of Leadership - Thinking Ahead

Our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world needs a new kind of leadership. Your team members are smarter, more savvy and more influential than ever before. Help them bring their unique skills to the workplace – and watch your team and organisation thrive.


The Future of Work - Access All Areas

The skills you need for the future aren’t technical, task-oriented skills – because those skills will become obsolete through automation and artificial intelligence. Discover how to identify and develop the skills for your future workforce, so you can future-proof your career, team and organisation.


The Future of Innovation - Bright Sparks

Innovation is everybody’s business. People are smarter, more savvy, and more diverse than ever before, and the best leaders enlist everybody – their teams, customers, clients, peers, and community – to adapt to change, embrace it, and even lead it.

Add one of these sessions to leverage Gihan's impact and value at your conference.


Future Proof: Develop the skills for your future workforce

Channelling Chaos: Be more productive in a fast-moving world

Light Up: Create an innovation culture in your business

Magnetic Messages: Cut through the clutter and get your message across

Authority: Build your authority and personal brand

Link Up: Deliver great experiences in a customer-centric world

Power Up: Get the most from the rising stars in your team

Tune Up: Accelerate the experience curve

Team Up: Lead and manage a distributed workforce

Webinar Smarts: Use webinars for marketing, sales, training, and business growth