Victor Perton on Victor Perton
I ask people what makes them optimistic. I am the Chief Optimism Officer for The Centre for Optimism.
The purpose? To help everyone and anyone become more optimistic. To foster “realistic and infectiously optimistic leaders.”
My underpinning beliefs are “The leader looks like the person in your mirror” & “All good leadership is optimistic.”
I am the author of “Optimism: The How and Why” and “The Case for Optimism: The Optimist’s Voices”. I am the Founder and Editor of “The Australian Leadership Project”.
I am an author, speaker, compère, moderator, barrister and researcher. I moderate roundtables and retreats, deliver keynote speeches, conference panels and one-to-one coaching. For the right causes, I undertake CEO & board searches with optimistic leadership as the sought-after quality.
For the last two years, I have delivered keynote speeches and run many workshops on how to become more optimistic, optimistic leadership, strategy and innovation. I have given workshops in prison, schools, universities, boards, corporates, NGOs, conferences and retreats from Madrid to India to Phoenix, from Australia to New Zealand and the USA face-to-face and via video and social media.
My LinkedIn peers rate me highly for leadership & strategy, international relations, public policy, corporate governance and public relations. My professional qualifications & experience include law, economics, education, technology, innovation & environment.
My life experience includes stints as Commissioner to the Americas, 18 years a parliamentarian, practice as a barrister, mediator, arbitrator, businessman and board service. I was a Senior Engagement Adviser to the Australian G20 presidency focused on the G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors Meetings & the Brisbane G20 Leaders Summit described by the Prime Minister as “the most important gathering Australia has ever hosted.”
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