Anneli Blundell

Anneli Blundell


Fresh off her win as the L&D professional of the Year, 2021, (from the Australian Institute of Training and Development) and the Gold Stevie Award winner for Female Entrepreneur of the Year, 2021, Anneli’s passion for decoding people and performance dynamics make her a sought-after speaker, mentor and leadership expert. She makes the complex job of understanding why people do what they do (and how to get the best out of them), both accessible and entertaining.

Anneli works with leaders to increase their influence, engagement and interpersonal impact for better business results.

She is the author of ‘When men lead women: Navigating the facts, fears and frustrations of gender equality as a male leader’, and the co-author of the acclaimed leadership book: ‘Developing Direct Reports: Taking the guesswork out of leading leaders,’ a leader’s guide to coaching the best from people.

Her client list includes Mercedes-Benz, Ernst and Young, Telstra, Victoria Police, Australia Post, NAB, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, and many more. She has been published across multi-media outlets and was recently featured in the 8-part docuseries ‘Transcending the gender narrative’ as a gender equality advocate and expert commentator.

Oh and she’s a nifty parallel parker, a keen runner and a salsa dancing addict who loves any meal cooked by someone else! J And she may love her cat more than her husband… but she will neither confirm nor deny these claims.

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