Dr Neryl East

Dr Neryl East is an award-winning speaker, credibility expert and best-selling author of five books. She’s worked with leaders at the highest levels of government and business to stand out with credibility, especially when the pressure is on and stakes are high.

Her latest research uncovers the keys for leaders to navigate the challenges of our post-

pandemic world and rebuild trust with fragmented teams.

Neryl brings a unique blend of academic rigour - anchored in a doctoral degree - and down-

in-the-trenches practicality. honed through decades as a journalist and strategic adviser to

leaders grappling with high-profile public crises.

She’s spoken to hundreds of audiences about credibility, influence and trust and helps

senior leaders transform into outstanding communicators. Her presentations are always

highly tailored, full of practical takeaways – and fun.

The New Way of Leadership

How to rebuild trust in a changed world through clear and credible communication

Today’s world requires a seismic shift for leaders and their organisations.

  • Research shows trust is at rock bottom.

  • There’s intense pressure for results despite a huge amount of disruption.

  • Employees want an even stronger focus on well-being and balance.

Pre-pandemic ways of leading will no longer cut it.

In this keynote, Dr Neryl East presents her latest research that identifies the key for

executives and leadership teams to not only navigate these challenges but redefine

themselves as leaders in the process.

Audiences take away specific action steps to magnify their communication performance - so

they’re clear, open, compassionate and highly effective, including:

  • How to be a steady anchor for your team in a world of uncertainty

  • A framework to ensure you’re authentically clear every time you communicate

  • Tools to be people-focused and compassionate without compromising strength and


  • How to have platform dexterity so you’re an outstanding leader in any environment,

whether face to face or online

  • How to lead teams into a better future through forward inspiration

Ideal as a stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half day workshop program.

Leading in the Spotlight

How to be a transformational leader who commands attention through outstanding


At a time when trust in leaders is at rock bottom and people feel disconnected and tired of

turmoil, it’s crucial to be a clear, credible and influential communicator.

The foundation of a transformational leader is exceptional communication skills.

Whether it’s in media interviews, public presentations or high-stakes internal communication,

it’s never been more important for leaders to step up with certainty, especially when the

pressure is on.

Dr Neryl East brings her own extensive experience in the spotlight to this vibrant and

insightful presentation. Audiences take away:

How to stand out (for the right reasons) when the pressure is on, the stakes are high

and the outcome really matters

  • The keys to turning reputation risks into communication triumphs

  • Communicating under fire: What to say in a crisis, whether in a media interview, on a

stage or in the boardroom

Leading in the Spotlight is ideal for leaders in any sector or organisation serious about

creating and sustaining an outstanding reputation. It can be delivered in-person, virtually or

in a hybrid environment and can be tailored to any keynote length or extended into a


Ignite Your Influence

The keys to communicating with confidence and credibility so you’re a champion influencer

in business and life

With hybrid workplaces here to say, confident, credible and influential communication is vital

for high performing teams and effective leaders.

From the secret stories we tell ourselves to powerful lessons learned in a career spanning

TV, the Olympics and some of Australia’s biggest public scandals, Neryl takes audiences on

an enthralling journey that awakens the influential communicator within us all.

Audiences take away:

  • How to build trust so that when you speak – online and in-person - others sit up and

take notice

  • The secrets to communicating so clearly that you get your message across the first

time, every time

  • How to say goodbye to your fear of conflict and get excited that friction is essential

for outstanding results

Ideal as a stand-alone keynote or half-day workshop.

Be Extraordinary, One Choice at a Time

How to take more action, break through obstacles and achieve beyond expectations

After having the world turned upside down, what does your future hold?

Long before COVID-19, each of us faced different kinds of disruptions. For Neryl East and

her husband, Mike, that involved a life-altering accident.

Rather than accepting a bleak “new normal”, they went from their darkest night to an

incredible triumph – all through small, moment-by-moment choices.

In this joyful, compelling and invigorating presentation, they share how setting a “giggly goal”

changed the course of their lives – and how you can take a similar approach to transform

your business, relationships and life.