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Playmaker Leaders - Series 1

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Playmaker Leaders
Series 1 - Change your thinking to grow your business 

Playmaker Leaders is an exclusive business seminar workshop series for leaders of SMEs who want to challenge their thinking, learn the best new business approaches from proven leaders and share strategies with peers.


How do businesses make sense of new technologies, get the best leads digitally and maximise their people power?

Join AFL Hall of Fame Member, Business mentor, Trainer & Corporate Speaker, Simon Madden along with proven business leaders, Campbell MacKintosh and Ben Walkenhorst at a leadership seminar that provide insights on emerging technologies, strategies for digital lead generation and ways to capitalise on your people power.  



Simon Madden

Simon Madden 

New thinking, empowering people

When you challenge your thinking, new paradigms materialise and the power of your people can be recognised. 

AFL Hall of Fame Legend, Simon Madden also has 15 years experience in education, 18 years in business and over 19 years as an elite sportsperson. This combination of experiences gives him a unique outlook on what it takes to be successful in today's complex business environment.

Simon runs Winning Pty Ltd - a Business Consulting Practice that specializes in 'Sustained High Performance'. He has also worked with the AFL Players Association, Getty Images and Commander.

Simon holds a Graduate Diploma, Special Education (Melbourne University) and specialises in: Executive Coaching, Conference Facilitation, Sales Training and Motivational Speaking concentrating on the concepts of Clarity, Direction, Challenge and Cooperation as a methodology to success. 

Ben Walkenhorst

Ben Walkenhorst 

Emerging Technologies

Learn how to capitalise on the latest technology trend - beacons.

Take home strategies for using social media to your advantage.

From Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Bangladesh, Ben Walkenhorst is now the founder, principal and managing director of marketing agency no fussing about |.

One of the few pioneering beacon technology in Australia, Ben is a widely sought after marketing communications and business leader. In a career spanning 18 years, he has worked in executive leadership or consultancy roles for local and state government and commercial companies such as Australia’s largest wholesale mortgage broker Plan Australia, Budget Car & Truck Hire, Yarra Trams, The Australian Open and BRW Fastest Growing Franchise (#8, 2012) Life Resolutions Australia.

Ben holds a swag of business certifications and a BA PR (RMIT) and Cert IV Small Business Management (Swinburne). 


Campbel MacKintosh

Campbell MacKintosh 

Digital Lead Generation

Have you got a sales and marketing presence digitally? Learn how to unlock the power of digital conversions.

Campbell has particular expertise in strategic sales and marketing (including digital marketing), financial management and governance, quality systems and doing business in Asia. His wealth of experience comes from working for over 30 years in large and medium corporate organisations within Australia and Asia. He successfully managing, investing in and selling a privately owned SME in 2011.

He has worked for a large variety of businesses including BHP, Boddingtons, Crewe Sharp and Online Asset Partners.

Campbell now consults and advises to small and medium sized business owners assisting them to optimise the performance of their businesses.  Campbell holds a Certified CEO (CCEO) qualification from The CEO Institute. He is also a member of the Board of Life Education Victoria. 


Season Botanic

Seasons Botanic (Garden Room)
348 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3004


Limited parking, $10 flat fee at Seasons Botanic (first come first served).

Seasons Botanic suggests guests is to drive up to reception on St Kilda Road, pay $10 and reception will direct you where to park.

Alternatively there is a parking building in a laneway off Dorcas Street at slightly higher costs or on St Kilda road at sigred rates.


8:30am. 9:00am start

Registration. Tea & Coffee upon arrival.

10:30am - 11:00amMorning Tea

Light Lunch 



Tuesday 1 September 2015 



Early Bird: $230 +GST ($25 DISCOUNT) CLOSED 10 August 2015

Ordinary Ticket: 255 + GST

Group Ticket: $2,295 +GST (10 people,  10th seat  free)     





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