Craft your ideal career narrative
Expand influence and cultivate followership
Build the confidence to lead authentically
Stand out, step up and seize opportunities
Adrienne began her career as a litigation lawyer in firms Moray & Agnew, King & Wood Mallesons & Allens before starting with JLL in 1997 as General Counsel. She has since held many roles for JLL in Australia and internationally including: Head of Operations for JLL’s Capital Markets Asia Pacific; Director of Tenant Representation; Head of Corporate Residential Services - Asia Pacific; Assistant Director of Global Risk Management and Global Director of Litigation and now has held the Chief Operating Officer role since 2010. She supports employee engagement and D&I initiatives for 3000+ staff and is an Implementation Leader for the PCA's Property Male Champions of Change.
Chief Operating Officer
Fund Manager, AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund and incoming Chief Operating Officer, Real Estate
Group Executive and Fund Manager
Investa Property Group
Group Executive, People, Brand and Community
Charter Hall Group
Chief Executive Officer, Property Management
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To be an extraordinary leader, you must have the resilience to tackle any challenge that comes your way. In this interactive and engaging workshop, learn how to focus your mind and develop greater self-awareness so you can create the right mindset to overcome any adversity. Our facilitator will equip you with the skills needed to enhance your professional and personal life and soar to the top.
An opening exercise in meditation and mindfulness
-Explore the effect of meditation on the brain
-Focus yourself through practical techniques
-Prepare yourself for optimal learning
Mindset for leadership growth
-Gain insight into productive and counterproductive thought processes
-Develop greater self-awareness as a leader
-Explore how mindfulness improves attention and retention
Manage autopilot and be actively present
-Recognise the impact of operating on autopilot
-Use mindfulness to interrupt autopilot
-Stay focused and on task for better performance
Develop resilience and manage stress
- Understand how stress effects your mindset
-Explore mindfulness tools to calm a stressed and sleep-deprived brain
-Manage strong emotions through mindfulness and self-understanding
Open the event with an interactive activity to discover who's who at the conference and to assess your goals for the summit.
Many leaders have had valuable learning experiences which have helped shape who they are today. In this fireside chat, Adrienne will reflect on her journey and share some of those defining moments to help you on your own journey.
- Reflect on what worked and why
- Learn from past mistakes to foster growth
- Key takeaways and leadership insights
Adrienne Revai Chief Operating Officer JLL
In the competitive property environment, it is important to stand out and leave a lasting impression but it can be challenging to know how to do this effectively. Amy will help you build the confidence to put yourself forward and offer insights to craft your own compelling career narrative.
- Build confidence and overcome self-doubt
- Be memorable through the art of storytelling
- Craft your own career narrative and speak your truth
Louise Rowe National Director, Office Leasing Colliers International
Sadhana has a wealth of experience in the property field, having found success in the business and as a leader through authenticity. Sharing her expertise, Sadhana will offer insights into this important career lesson.
- What it means to adopt a 'real' approach
- Be authentic as a strong leader in the industry
- Why being 'real' can be a key to success
Sadhana Smiles Chief Executive Officer, Property Management Harcourts International
As the first woman to lead a quantity surveying firm in Australia, Sarah is a role model to many. Sarah's mentee, Scarlette Huang from Gallagher Jeffs, will be joining her for a joint presentation. They will share their story of how they cultivated a powerful relationship to foster growth for both of them.
- Recognise when a mentorship is born
- Navigate the conflicts and complexities of the relationship
- Learn from each other and foster mutual development
Sarah Slattery Managing Director Slattery Australia
Scarlette Huang Project Manager Gallagher Jeffs
Successful leaders in the property field face a finely tuned balancing act, attending to a raft of competing responsibilities. To achieve peak potential, you must learn to manage stress, juggle priorities and navigate the work-life conflicts on the path to senior leadership. This interactive panel will explore the many ways to make your life work better for you.
- Strategies to improve time management
- Maintain wellbeing without compromising ambition
- Different ways to tackle the work-life balance challenge
Tim Church Managing Director Head of Real Estate Australasia UBS
Anne Rigby Associate Director The Buchan Group AU
Andrew Vamvakaris Director, Property Development La Trobe University
Karen Kong Relationship Director, Real Estate and Strata Westpac
Amanda Majarres Head of Group Property QANTAS Airways
Get your energy flowing with this short and uplifting activity to help you focus better
It can feel hard to prepare for all the different leadership challenges that can arise within property and real estate. In this interative activity where problem solving meets networking, our chair will lead you through a variety of mock challenges to help you get ahead of the game.
- Improve collaboration and teamwork
- Tackle problems strategically and head on
- Think outside of the box
Nicola McDougall Board Member Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA)
To make influential and sustainable connections, you must have the ability to make a lasting impact and communicate clearly and effectively. Drawing on years of experience as a leadership coach, Cath will explore how to maximise your opportunities through communication and networking skills.
- Enhance authentic and strategic communication
- Strategies to work the room effortlessly
- Develop the confidence to find your voice
Our chair will welcome you back to the event with this interactive opening activity to check in with how you're tracking with your conference goals.
With a wealth of experience in property, Kylie has built an exceptional career. In this session, she will offer the tips and strategies to help you define your personal leadership path.
- Propel personal growth and career advancement
- Define your own path to successful leadership
- Practical advice from a strong female leader
Kylie O'Connor Fund Manager, AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund and incoming Chief Operating Officer, Real Estate AMP Capital
In the competitive field of property and real estate, change burgeons on the horizon with new technologies and innovation facilitating the future. Stephanie will share her insights to maximise the benefits of transformation and the innovation that lies ahead.
- Tackle tech and transformation
- Ignite innovation and drive change
- Prepare for the future
Stephanie Vanin General Manager, Residential Sales Stockland
Penny Ransom Group Executive and Fund Manager Investa Property Group
In this brief interactive activity, hear expert coach Cath Nolan's best tips to improve your interview skills.
The journey to the top is best accomplished with a strong community around you. The right team and a positive workplace culture is key to fostering retention and better performance. Deborah will draw on her own experiences to discuss the many ways to set your team up for success.
- Build a positive workplace culture
- The benefits of a team more talented than you
- Do 'good' as a leader, not just 'well'
Deborah Cullen Head of Prestige Residential Knight Frank Australia
The key to successful, grounded leadership lies in understanding the most powerful tool you possess: your brain. Sharing her knowledge as a neuroleadership and resilience expert, Kristen will discuss how to harness the power of your brain to build your confidence and maximise mental resources.
- Harness your brain power
- Build resilience and emotional intelligence
- Develop more effective decision making
It's a topic that remains hotly contested - is there room for both a leadership and management mentality? In this interactive discussion, our panel of experts will share how they interpret these mentalities and how best to create a well-rounded team dynamic.
- Make the distinction between manager and leader
- Employ the strengths of both in approaching team dynamics
- Learn where the leader starts and the manager ends
Sam Pinchbeck Group General Manager, Property Management and Leasing David Jones
Greg Hammond Assistant Secretary, Project Management Branch, Property Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Anna Tooma Owner and Managing Director, Surfers Paradise and Gold Coast LJ Hooker Australia
Joanne Cain National Real Estate Manager Australian Catholic University
Natalie Devlin Group Executive, People, Brand and Community Charter Hall Group
Suzette Lamont National Director, Client Solutions & Asset Services CBRE
In this final session of the summit, Tanja will reflect upon the various themes and inspiring stories form the event to fuel your leadership journey. Through an engaging discussion, she will offer ideas and suggestions around the key takeaways from the conference.
- Key skills to succeed in the industry with confidence
- How to craft your own leadership narrative
- An action plan to take your career to the next level
Optimising your communication skills to influence a multitude of internal and external stakeholders is vital for success as a senior leader in the property industry. Mastering this ability will help you gain support along your career and is a crucial step in becoming an extraordinary and impactful leader.
In this hands-on, experiential workshop, Tanja will explore the power of communication and how it can be employed to foster support, expand your leadership influence and navigate even the toughest of conversations. Discussing communication skills, emotional intelligence and the art of negotiation, she will provide practical tools to engage your stakeholders and be a long-lasting influential leader.
Mastering the art of authenticity
-Understand yourself and your drivers
-Foster trust and generate buy-in through authenticity
-Become an ambassador of your own brand
Explore the personal and professional value proposition
- Own your value as a person, market your value as a professional
- Create a strong value proposition - What you do, how and why it matters
- Discover the 5 P’s to becoming a Key Person of Influence
Build confidence and master your mindset for success
- Learn the 5 steps to confidence
- Overcome imposter syndrome and self-sabotage
- Unpack the difference between skill and will
The art of negotiation and influential communication
-Techniques for negotiating effectively
-Develop an influential communication style
-Learn to articulate your value to any audience
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