TESTIMONIALS: JULIE AS A SPEAKER
“Thanks Julie, attendees really enjoyed your presentation and I’ve heard lots of feedback about hearing the consumer voice first was a great way to start! I would like to take this opportunity to formally thank you for your keynote presentation and involvement in the recent VBHC Conference.” Value-Based Health Care Conference, Perth. May 2021.
“Just to say a huge thank you for this morning’s session with our second year students, it was so well received. I am sure it will have a lasting impact on their practice and we are very grateful for your input. I am very happy to share the resources you sent me with our students.” Anita O’Donovan, PhD Assistant Professor, Course Director, Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice (PG Cert/Dip/MSc) Discipline of Radiation Therapy, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland. March 2021.
“I wanted to thank you again for your involvement in ACON’s Silver Sessions. I have just gone through the final evaluations and many of the participants found it a valuable and affirming experience. Several of the group really highlighted how much they appreciated your openness in sharing your own health journey – quite a few said they’re making an effort to ‘get on the bus’. Your contribution to this project has had great effect!” ACON Silver Session. January 2020.
“Thanks Julie! Everyone is still talking about your wonderful presentation! It was so fantastic, exceeded our expectations. We really do appreciate all your efforts.” Oncology Social Workers Conference. Hobart. October 2019.
“On behalf of Cancer Council Tasmania, thank you so much for contributing to the success of Unite in Yellow 2019, as our brilliant and professional guest speaker. Learning of your experiences and listening to your words of encouragement, your energy and enthusiasm and most importantly the humour you brought to the day contributed enormously to the success of the day. Feedback has been fantastic and, as a result of your enormous generosity and support, guests were able to enjoy a high quality afternoon with a great vibe in the room … ‘a wonderful fundraising event for such a good cause!’.” Cancer Council Tasmania. October 2019.
“On behalf of Sydney Regional Group Cancer Nurses Society Australia, we would like to thank you again for such a great, interactive presentation last night. We really appreciate you giving up your time to share your experiences and thoughts on how to improve patient care.
I am sure that through last night’s presentation you have inspired some thoughts on how we as nurses can contribute to achieving this. The feedback from the nurses after the talk was very positive and hope to do further Radiation Therapy focused talks next year.” Clinical Nurse Consultant, Oncology. Bankstown Hospital Cancer Centre. October 2018.
“I just wanted to thank you again, from all the Equal Voices team, for being with us at our conference and for your wonderful presentation. So much heart in your talk! We’ve had so much fantastic feedback from those who attended. Everyone really appreciated and enjoyed all you shared with us!” Equal Voices Conference. October 2017.
“I’d like to thank you for participating in the inaugural Antidote festival this past weekend. It was a wonderful success – we’ve received terrific feedback from patrons, particularly for your session with Ben.” The First Mardi Gras” Antidote Festival Sydney Opera House. September 2017.
“This year our forum theme was “Together Toward Tomorrow” and your presentation highlighted the experience and inspiration we have available within our group. You won the crowd over with your warmth, humour and genuine interest in the topic. Feedback from the Managers has been very positive for our program agenda with your presentation being one of the highlights which contributed to the success of this year’s forum.” 2012 NSW Police Managers’ Forum.
“The feedback has been fantastic.” Australian Federal Police. Protection Women’s Dinner. 2007
“Thank you very much for your excellent address. It was a great contribution to our meeting.” Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, April 2006
“I would like to express my sincere thanks for your fantastic contribution to Artfest. Opening night had a great atmosphere this year with your humour and sense of fun. It was really enjoyable and made a huge difference.” Winmalee High School. 2006.
“Your talk was very engaging and you managed to captivate the audience. You conveyed your experience and thoughts on culture brilliantly.” Art Gallery of NSW, Art After Dark.
“Your presentation was entertaining and thought provoking. Deceptively light-hearted, your presentation was a very effective reinforcement of the important messages.” – Comcare, Australian Government
“In your dinner presentation you created an atmosphere that was light hearted but did not shy away from the deep emotional content of the work of the program. It was an engaging and creative way to close off the day’s discussion.” – Family Relationships Services National Forum 2004, Department of Family and Community Services.
“Your talk has provoked some hearty discussion and many favourable comments.” – Shoalhaven Women’s Health Centre
“Feedback regarding your keynote address has been stunning. Thank you so much Julie … for your gracious and thoughtful address.” – Brisbane Writers Festival
“Your presentation was intelligent, effective and entertaining.” – Mental Health Review Tribunal
“Thank you for making our Christmas Breakfast such a resounding success.”– BQ Design
“Your ability to discuss what some may see as touchy issues in a light-hearted manner helped break down the barriers thereby enabling everyone to participate.” – Women’s Network. Federal Department of Finance and Administration
“Your charismatic performance as key note speaker was unequivocally the highlight of the evening.” – Education Week. Penrith District.
“Your talk was both committed and witty, which made your radical – but also conservative – message good fun to hear.” – The Sydney Institute
“Thanks for your expertise, sense of humour and most of all your compassion.” – Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW
“Your openness, passion, and honesty contributed to the forum’s outstanding success.”. – Marie Claire. What Women Want Forum 2001
“Thank you most sincerely for your participation at the annual conference. You were a bright addition to the programme, and thank you for your sense of humour.” – Local Courts Annual Conference. Judicial Commission of NSW