Aaron Williams is a passionate & entertaining speaker with over 25 years’ experience presenting & hosting both live & web-based events. In his keynote speaking events & workshops, Aaron Williams provides the inspiration to help people “be their best” as he talks through the “Why”, “How” and “What” of wellbeing and mental health.
- After Dinner Speakers
- Business Speakers
- Community / Social Conscience Speakers
- Goal Setting Speakers
- Health and Wellbeing Speakers
- Inspirational Speakers
- Mental Health and Overcoming Depression Speakers
- Overcoming Adversity / Resilience Speakers
- Thought Leaders
- Work / Life Balance Speakers
- Workplace Safety/ OH&S Speakers
Testimonials for Aaron Williams
Aaron provided a 45 minute plenary keynote session titled: “Being the Best You: How to be healthier, happier & more productive.” His keynote focused on why is it important for us to be aware of mental health and wellbeing and how we have incredible power over our thoughts and emotions. Aaron also gave delegates practical tips and tools to improve their own mental health and wellbeing. Aaron’s plenary presentation was rated highly with an overall score of 4.5 / 5.0. The feedback from the delegates was overwhelmingly positive (see below). Aaron approach was exceptional as he related the difficult topic of mental health to the audience and provide simple techniques to help the audience maintain their own mentalhealth. “In my view he is one of the top speakers in the mental health area in Australia, and I highly recommend him.”
Michael Nowak AFA Vice President 2018 National Conference Chair
Aaron was our key speaker and presented on “Being the Best You: How to be healthier, happier & more productive.” His presentation focused on why is it important for us to be aware of mental health and wellbeing and how we have incredible power over our thoughts and emotions. Aaron also gave delegates practical tips and tools to improve their own mental health and wellbeing. We received so much positive response from our delegates who really resonated with Aaron – his presentation was warm, lively, personal, engaging and funny - he captured the audience perfectly and was so well received. His key note was a big hit with our people.
Head of People & Culture Suncare
In August 2018, the NAB/MLC group held a conference at the Sheraton Mirage on the Gold Coast. The conference is attended by around 300 small-to-medium financial planning business owners who are authorised to provide advice by the NAB/MLC Group.
Mindstar CEO, Aaron Williams was asked to present a keynote as well as a workshop. The keynote delivered fantastic feedback and was an incredibly impactful 90 minutes. Aaron brought to the audience Samuel Johnson and Gus Worland, who along with Aaron, were able to get to the heart of the issue for the largely male audience, while still engaging with the women in the room as well.
Aaron’s messages about the power you have over your thoughts, as well as how you can train your mind as well as your body really hit a chord with the audience.
I would thoroughly recommend engaging Aaron to speak with anyone who is in the business of dealingwith human beings and understanding what makes them tick a bit better and how you might helpsomeone really in need.
Matthew Vandermeer | National Australia Bank Limited
Aaron’s messages about the power you have over your thoughts, as well as how you can train your mind as well as your body really hit a chord with the audience. I would thoroughly recommend engaging Aaron to speak with anyone who is in the business of dealing with human beings and understanding what makes them tick a bit better and how you might help someone really in need.
Queensland State Manager, MLC Advice Partnerships
We highly recommend Aaron’s presentation for others who are looking for an informed, insightful and optimistic take on mental health today.
Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited
Fee Range: $5001 to $10000
Aaron Williams's Biography
Aaron Williams is a CEO & Co-Founder of Mindstar - A Wellbeing & Mental Health Clinician, Executive Coach & Public Speaking Professional.
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) Aaron is a passionate & entertaining speaker with over 25 years’ experience presenting & hosting both live & web-based events. In his keynote speaking events & workshops, Aaron Williams provides the inspiration to help people “be their best” as he talks through the “Why”, “How” and “What” of wellbeing and mental health.
Aaron provides simple tips, tools & inspiration to help every person to feel happier, stronger & healthier, every day. Aaron has a unique and inspiring story. Originally from a corporate background as an IT Account Executive, the fuse for his industry-leading work in wellbeing & mental health was lit when in 2003 during an extended period travelling living and working overseas Aaron experienced a period of depression and suicidal thinking following the sudden death of a young friend.
Aaron returned to Australia and was inspired at 32 years of age to change careers to focus on mental health. Combining his clinical mental health background and corporate experience, Aaron’s mission is to crush the stigma associated with seeking support and inspire people to focus on, improve and maintain their wellbeing.
Aaron is a former Senior Mental Health clinician and trainer with the Department of Health and has spoken and lectured widely on mental health. Aaron has been a speaker and chair at major clinical conferences including the International Mental Health Conference, National Suicide Prevention Conference, 2016 National AMHSW conference and the Australian National Rural & Remote Telehealth Conference.
He has also appeared on television and radio and in print media, including: Channel 7,9,10 news; ABCNEWS-24; Channel 9’s A Current Affair; Triple J Breakfast; 2SM; ABC Drive Radio and numerous regional radio and newspapers.
In 2015, Aaron co-founded Mindstar: a national wellbeing and mental health company. Mindstar’s mission is to make Australia the happiest, healthiest country in the world. Mindstar works with national organisations including: ANZ Wealth, NAB/MLC, AIA Insurance, Zurich Financial Services Australia, Vinomofo, Telstra Business, Queensland Ballet, Suncare & the University of Queensland.
Aaron’s newest initiative is UNPACK: “The show about life shit”. Where he interviews people high profile & inspirational people from all walks of life, talking to them about their remarkable stories of wellbeing and resilience.
Aaron Williams is a passionate & entertaining speaker & trainer with over 20 years experience presenting & hosting both live & web-based events. Aaron has national television & radio experience, has conducted numerous speaking engagements & chaired symposiums at international & national conferences, & presents seminars, workshops & training on mental health & wellbeing at major corporate events.
Speaking Topics Include
Work well - Webinar training
Mental fitness in a work from home world / team training
Live, interactive group training. Practical digital tools & resources. Connection & inspiration for remote teams.
Many of us are feeling additional levels of anxiety, stress and concern in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes to how we work and live. Everything from social isolation, financial instability, or needing to now juggle family and work can make anyone feel uneasy.
The WORK WELL webinar provides much needed inspiration, education and tools to help everyone stay mentally fit & healthy during these challenging times.
Lead well - Webinar training
Stress-resilient leadership training program
Live, interactive webinar training. Practical digital tools and resources. Connection and inspiration for your remote workforce.
Rapid change and uncertainty within a crisis situation effects everyone, including leaders. There is often an increase in private stress, fatigue, exhaustion, fear, frustration, anger and self-doubt.
For leaders, the wellbeing and mental health challenges from such a crisis can't be ignored, as it can directly affect the ability to calmly navigate and react to the unfolding situation.
While it’s reasonable to be concerned, there are simple and effective steps for leaders to learn how to best take care of themselves and their team.
The LEAD WELL webinar provides leaders with practical education and tools to successfully manage the wellbeing and resilience of their teams remotely.
Workplace wellbeing - How to be happier, healthier and more productive
Secrets to a thriving business, customers and community
WHY - the topic of Workplace wellbeing and mental health is so important for businesses.
HOW - your brain works.
WHAT - you can do to be happier, healthier & more successful – not only for you, but also for your employees, your customers and the people you love and care about in your life.
Are You Okay? The why, how and what of wellbeing and mental health?
Workplace wellbeing / Breakout workshop
Common Mental Illnesses and what do they look and feel like?
How to spot signs and recognise when someone is struggling?
How do you approach someone who is struggling? How to ask are you okay?
Stress-resilient mindful leadership
Keynote / Workshop
An important quality in a leader is “stress-resiliency”, an ability to recover from adversity and respond effectively. Leaders learn how to manage their thinking and emotions during stressful situations, and how to lead others during stress or crisis.
Being the best you!
We live in an increasingly uncertain world, where anxiety, stress and overwhelm are becoming the norm. Learn inspirational tips and wellbeing tools to help you stress-less and gain gratitude and perspective to help you be the best you can be – every single day.