Speaking Engagements

Rebekah positions her keynote presentations at the nexus of personal and career. Her talks centre around personal stories of risk, failure, authenticity, resilience and growth.

Rebekah enjoys speaking at large conference events, corporate retreats, charity dinners and smaller boardroom sessions. She has spoken at TEDx Sydney, numerous events for Business Chicks and has given workshops at large conferences and inside corporates including Westpac, CBA, NAB, Tourism Australia and KPMG.

Rebekah’s talks always centre around stories with strong takeaways for the audience.

To enquire about booking me for an in-person or online speaking event please email Zoe Vaughan at Claxton Speakers.

People are saying:

  • “Over the years we’ve been fortunate to have Rebekah share her entrepreneurial wisdom and knowledge with the Business Chicks audience. I’ve always found her to be level-headed and relatable and her depth of advice is sage and measured. She’s also just a delight to work with!”
    Emma Isaacs
    Founder & Global CEO, Business Chicks
  • “Rebekah gave a keynote talk at our 2019 Speakers Tribe Conference on the Gold Coast. Not only did she fit the exact brief we gave her, but she was the highlight speaker for the day at our international audience. Her message was one of inspiration, empowerment, with tangible takeaways for everyone who heard. We are looking forward to booking her again.”
    Sam Cawthorn
    CEO & Founder of Speakers Institute, and Speakers Tribe

Speaking Topics

Speaker Bio:

Rebekah Campbell is the co-founder of Hey You, a mobile app used by more than one million Australians to order and pay at cafes and author of 138 Dates, a book about searching for love at the same time as launching a global technology business, published by Allen and Unwin in July 2021.

Prior to Hey You, Rebekah founded the shopping app Posse.com and built one of Australia’s most successful independent music companies representing the careers of Evermore, Matt Corby, Lisa Mitchell and several others with offices in New York and London.

Rebekah has kept a blog about her experiences as an entrepreneur which was named 'Best Business Blog' by Smart Company and became a New York Times column in 2012. Rebekah is a high-profile public speaker who spoke at TEDx Sydney (2012) and numerous events for Business Chicks. Rebekah was named a Woman of Influence in 2015 and APEC Young Woman Innovator. She is currently the host and curator of the City of Sydney's virtual event series 'Reboot', supporting 18,000 Sydney business owners to recover from the impact of COVID 19. Her personal passion her young family, exploring our natural environment and supporting others to achieve their career ambitions.

Keynote summary:

Cross functional leadership: You don’t know what you already know

Relationship lessons for work, work lessons for relationships. How to win at your career and at home by repurposing what you already know.

#Leadership #Relationships #Wellbeing

After losing her first love in a car accident, Rebekah Campbell spent a decade focused entirely on work. She built three businesses, raised more than $17 million in Silicon Valley venture capital and landed a column in the New York Times.  

But at age 34, she hit a wall. She struggled to manage and motivate her expanding team of fifty staff. She consulted management books and mentors and still couldn’t understand why the people who worked at the business didn’t care as much about its success as she did. Feuds erupted between colleagues, and at a time when her board expected the tech start-up Hey You to explode in customer growth, productivity hit an all-time low.

When Rebekah arrived home at night, exhausted by days spent pleading team members not to quit, she found herself alone. She cooked alone, ate alone, watched TV alone and fell asleep clinging to a pillow.

Until one Christmas when she decided to change. She examined her successes and failures; she could win by aiming big, setting specific targets and sticking to them; she wasn’t good at personal relationships. But she was willing to learn. She set herself a goal: to find a life-partner. And specific targets: one date every week for an entire year.

In this unique uplifting keynote, Rebekah will share the insights she discovered through dating 138 different men in three cities and how she applied these insights to building a loyal, motivated team who cared about each other and the business’s success. She’ll share what she learnt raising capital and scaling her business and how she applied these skills to finding a partner, building strong personal relationships and a personal life filled with love and happiness.

There’ll be laughter, inspiration and possibly some tears. This is a talk you won’t forget.

Learning take-outs:

  • Every relationship matters. How to build deep personal connections that flex whilst always remaining solid. Learn to foster a culture of creativity, collaboration and trust. Apply these relationship principles to both your work and personal life.
  • Agility is a state of mind. Learn how agile principles can be used to plan and achieve in every aspect of life and why we must always be hungry to learn, adapt and grow.
  • Make every moment count. Never be half-in again. This talk will transform how you think about productivity and its relationship to mental health and life satisfaction.
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