Rachael Robertson Leading on the Edge Keynote

Rachael Robertson

Rachael Robertson, Speaker, Author and Antarctic Expedition Leader, gives her signature keynote, “Leading on the Edge” at a conference in Australia.

The challenges leaders face are practically the same in every workplace. Leaders must acknowledge and navigate through the perpetual scrutiny, the frequent isolation, and the need to keep going when you feel you have nothing more to give. And through all this, must be authentic, resilient, innovative and adaptable!

Leading on the Edge resonates with audiences seeking inspiration and tools to build their leadership capability. Whether you’re leading a team in an isolated, remote workplace or arm-wrestling spreadsheets in a busy corporate office, the same rules apply. Great leaders embrace the technical, political and personal domains. They know how to get the most out of their teams, even when it feels like they are navigating in the dark without a compass.

This is Rachael’s most popular keynote full of practical and proven tools, hilarious stories and stunning photos and videos. It is suitable for every event from small group to a conference extravaganza

Rachael Robertson (CSP, MBA) is a former Antarctic expedition leader, Chief Ranger and leader with 20 years “real leadership” experience. She presents with great humour, humility and passion to audiences that value her practical, no-nonsense approach. No matter the event, Rachael will leave your audience inspired, challenged and equip to take the next step in their leadership journey.

Leading an Antarctic expedition, coordinating media during the Black Saturday bushfire event and leading teams through turmoil all required extreme leadership and the ability to inspire through tough times. As Rachael reveals using incredible and often hilarious examples, these events demanded big leadership in small moments, because it’s the small moments that build momentum.

As only the second female to lead a team at Davis Station she managed a diverse group of up to 120 people, through total isolation, months of darkness, with no way in and no way out. It was a leadership laboratory in the most extreme and hostile environment on Earth, where most of the theory doesn’t apply.
For the last six years Rachael has been sharing her insights and practical advice to business leaders around the world.

Rachael’s Programs and Keynotes are:

  • Leading on the Edge
  • Leading on the Edge: Life Love and Leadership in Antarctica
  • Leading on the Edge: Edge Leadership
  • Leading on the Edge: Edge Teams
  • Leading on the Edge: Remote and Dangerous!