Rob Edwards B. Sc. CSP
On stage or in-house Rob’s purpose is to provide meaningful and memorable experiences that leave people focused on looking after their most important asset, themselves. A long history of developing his craft ensures plenty of laughter and messages that stick. And his professionalism off stage makes life easy for event organisers.
His experience working with people at all levels of business, cardiac patients, young offenders, elite athletes, remote island communities and women’s groups has evolved a communication style that genuinely connects with audiences. He’s been speaking professionally for 20 years. And was one of only two Australians to receive the internationally recognized status of Certified Speaking Professional in 2012 (it’s pretty tough to get – there are less than 150 CSP speakers operating in Australia at the moment).
Rob has been a business leader for 25 years in the well-being industry, designing and with his team delivering programs for hundreds organizations. Workplace Health Appraisals has had over 25,000 business staff participate to date. So, there is a ton of experience, direct information and data to drawn on when talking about well-being.
Prior to that he worked for five years in a cardiac rehabilitation program where he developed programs to motivate people who had heart attacks, bypasses, diabetes and the like, to get back on their feet and get the most out of their lives. There he wrote the internationally distributed book “Better Blood Pressure”.
Rob also has a long history of significant philanthropic initiatives that resulted in an Order of Australia Medal in 2020. He took a year out with a group of 20 others to develop and implement a wilderness based rehabilitation program for young offenders. He founded and manages Its Time Foundation that replaces diesel power with solar in remote island schools. Developed the Plastic Free Oceans social media platform. He also established a Women’s Health and Resilience program in Fiji bringing well-being education to women in remote areas of Fiji.