Breakthrough Blueprint

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Are you looking for a dynamic keynote speaker who can entertain, inform and inspired audiences?

Contact speaking [at] breakthrough blueprint [dot] com [dot] au to book either Marina Go or Valerie Khoo.


Marina Go IMG_1205Marina Go

Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, a non-executive director of Autosports Group and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She was previously GM of Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016.

Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry, having started her career as a journalist. She was appointed Editor of Dolly magazine at the age of 23, before spending the next decade editing a number of leading women’s magazines. She has held senior leadership roles at Fairfax, Pacific, Emap, Bauer and Private Media, where she was CEO and founder of the career women’s website Women’s Agenda.

She is a director of digital startup Daily Siren, and also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Walkley Foundation, The Australian Republican Movement and Women’s Agenda. She is a former director of Netball Australia, Odyssey House,  Sydney Symphony Vanguard and The Apparel Group.

She lectures on digital media at the University of Technology, Sydney, is a Mentor with the Women In Media and NRL Women programs and a UNSW Alumni Leader and Ambassador.

She has an MBA from The Australian Graduate School of Management, a BA (Mass
Communications) from Macquarie University and is a member of the AICD.
She is a mother of two young men and passionate about diversity and equality.

Marina speaks on:

  • Success strategies: How I did it
  • Digital leadership
  • Reigniting your business through innovation
  • Diversity in leadership


VK2Valerie Khoo

Valerie Khoo is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur, investor and adviser to businesses and startups. Audiences have described her as “dynamic”, “inspiring” and “exceeding expectations” everywhere from Sydney to Fiji, Melbourne to Rio de Janeiro.

She is CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, an organisation she founded 11 years ago. It is now one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses and has trained more than 29,000 students. It has won the Telstra Business Awards, and been named by Dell as one of the 10 Most Innovative Small Businesses in Australia.

Valerie  is also author of Power Stories: The 8 stories you MUST tell to build an epic business (Wiley). She is passionate about the concept that you can use the power of storytelling to convert customers, build your profile and grow your market share. An accomplished journalist and business commentator, she wrote a weekly column on entrepreneurship for seven years in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Her blog has been named by SmartCompany as one of “Australia’s Best 20 Business Blogs”.

Valerie speaks on:

  • Be a thought leader: how to build your platform, profile and personal brand
  • How to use storytelling to raise your profile
  • Power Stories that grow your business, convert your customers and build a legion of raving fans.