Hi, I'm Shadé.

A speaker, author & empowerment expert dedicated to helping professional women 

gain the Confidence, Clarity & Capabilities 

to reclaim their potential.


Named in ‘Westpac’s Women of Influence 2016’ and winning the Young Leader category, Shadé is also a Telstra Business Awards VIC Finalist and a finalist in the Women in Finance Awards in 2019.


A former lawyer with a background in psychology, marketing and sales, bolstered by experience in leadership, strategy and consulting at a Big-4 bank, Shadé is commercially savvy while being very in touch with the human side of business. 


Shadé is also a bestselling author, Harvard-trained leadership coach helping professional women maximize career confidence and supercharge success, professional speaker featured on TED and TEDx, and 3x Australian champion latin dancer. 

As Director and Chief Positive Influencer of Influenceo Group, Shadé brings positive psychology and neuroscience research to life through simple, easy-to-apply strategies to elevate leadership, bolster engagement and boost employee wellbeing. She’s worked with leading organisations to develop robust strategies for growth, delivered powerful professional development keynotes and programs that drive positive team culture and change-readiness.

In line with her mission to elevate the status of women in business, Shadé founded Neurofemina in 2019, an innovative training platform to equip women with Confidence, Capability and Clarity to ignite their potential and excel in an era of unprecedented uncertainty.

Keynote Speaker

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As a keynote speaker, Shadé is renowned for her ability to infuse motivation with practical strategies and solutions to shift mindsets and drive positive action in her audiences. Her high energy presentations are characterised by authenticity, humour and passion, and create maximum impact.

Clients Inspired by Shadé

Latin Dancer

Shadé’s love of dance stemmed from a two-fold drive… to challenge herself to push beyond what she thought possible, and to be the instigator of change in her students, guiding them to build their confidence and seeing them have breakthroughs in their creativity and expression. 


Becoming a highly sought after dance duo, Shadé and dance partner Juan Ruiz, Director of Tropical Soul in Sydney, performed and taught at festivals and events all around the country and were international guests artists at the World Bachata Festival in Malaysia 2015. They won three Australian Latin Dance Championships between 2015-16. Shadé also represented Australia at the World Salsa Open in Puerto Rico in 2014, came 1st the Portland Salsa Congress the same year and has contributed as an instructor to international dance retreats.


In 2017 she was invited to performing Australia’s first TED conference, dancing alongside Aric Yegudken from Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.

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