Michael McQueen is an Australian-born speaker, social researcher, bestselling author, media commentator and the founder of training and consultancy company The Nexgen Group. He has helped some of the world's best-known brands navigate change and maintain their position at the forefront of the market.
An expert on Gen Y, Michael has also helped parents, educators and government representatives across Australia, South East Asia and North America connect and communicate across generations and maximise the potential that comes from working together.
A familiar face on the international conference circuit, Michael has shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Whoopi Goldberg and Larry King. With highly tailored presentations, he talks to concepts that include trust, purpose/values, customer experience and consumer trends. In doing so, Michael equips audiences with a clear action plan for maintaining relevance, vitality and momentum within their business or team. Michael has been recognised as a Certified Speaking Professional, an honour held by only the top 1% of speakers worldwide.
Michael has written several highly successful books; among them How to Prepare Now for What's Next, which gives powerful insights into future disruptions along with strategies for surviving and thriving in turbulent times, and Teaching For Tomorrow, in which he describes mega trends that will dominate the coming decades, and the paradigm shifts educators need to make to remain relevant. Winning the Battle for Relevance explores why even the greatest businesses and institutions become obsolete and how others can avoid their fate, and Momentum takes a revealing look at what happens when a business gets stuck in a rut and inspiration evaporates - and what can be done to turn it around.
Michael uses a combination of humour, interaction and reflection to provide audiences with powerful insights into what the future holds and how businesses and leaders can successfully navigate change. Every member of the audience will leave equipped with a clear action plan to emerge stronger and more relevant than ever.