Dr. Louise Mahler

The foremost expert in the psychology of face-to-face engagement.


A rare breed as one of the world’s leading keynote speakers, Dr. Louise Mahler has been voted in the top experts in both Body Language and Communication globally.

Obsessed with creating exceptional human connection, Louise helps leaders and teams to elevate their body language, voice and divulges the algorithms of engagement in high-stakes engagement.

While her tools and techniques are useful, practical and highly relevant, she is best known on-stage and in the media for her in-the-moment, deeply insightful analysis and hilarious impersonations of world leaders. Her skills in translating and articulating how leaders communicate creates a powerful world-class, incredibly engaging and interactive experience that delegates often say is “life-changing”.

From large live conference keynotes of 15,000 people to virtual and micro events with groups of senior leaders, Louise’s versatility means creating a highly customised, entertaining and unforgettable experience for her audience.

Engagement, humour and learning with energy are the mainstays that have seen Louise booked to speak to hundreds of thousands of people on some of the world’s most prestigious stages in Australia, the USA, Europe, India, China, the Pacific and New Zealand. She has mesmerised international audiences for iconic brands such as Gartner, Adobe, Transdev, L’Oreal, GE and the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).

Louise has been recognised by Global Gurus in the top Body Language and Communication. Experts globally. She was awarded the Professional Speakers Association’s Keynote Speaker of the Year for 2021 and the Stevie Award for Lifetime Achievement for helping Women in Business.

Current Work:
A highly sought-after keynote and virtual speaker, educator and author, Louise has worked with some of the highest profile leaders from around the world and helped countless top 50 ASX companies, major brands and multinationals including PwC, Telstra, NAB, CBRE, CBA, ANZ, BHP, Lion, and L’Oreal.

She is the author of Resonate – For those who need to be heard and believes that, today, more than ever we need to be confident to engage, inspire and build trust in those we lead.
We need leaders who simply bring excellence to everything they do to move with the times, stay relevant and know what works for both themselves and their audience.
This requires critical analysis, practice and personal transformation, which demands better-informed thinking a bold approach and resilience.

Louise believes everyone has a voice, so let’s get heard.

Previous Experience:
Education: A polymath, Louise’s academic credentials are prolific including an award-winning Ph.D. in Business with outstanding recommendations from her international examiners, a masters in Organisational Psychology and a degree in Economics majoring in Statistics, as well as a Degrees and Masters in Music.

Following a decade of singing Opera in Europe, including a soloist contract at the Vienna State Opera, Louise began an exploration of performance as it applies to the business context and, enhanced by years as a Manager at BHP and a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, combining her skills to give her a unique perspective on what presence and authority entails today in the opera of our professions.

Media: Louise is a highly sought-after media figure and commentator. From analysing politicians during the federal election such as Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese to the royals such as Prince Harry and Meghan, her recent analysis of the Johnny Depp and Amber Herd trial attracted over 2 million views on YouTube, She is regularly interviewed on Sunrise, The Today Show, SBS, the ABC, and radio stations across Australia.

Louise also makes regular appearances on highly ranked prime-time TV with Hughesy We Have a Problem. Quoted in USA and British media, she is a weekly contributor to digital and print news throughout Australia. She recorded 36 videos for the Australian Financial Review and was chosen by IBM as a key creative source worldwide. She is the host of her own podcast POP: Perspectives on Performance featuring stories, tools and techniques of all performing arts and their applicability to leadership.


Talking Points
The Currency of Trust
Virtual Workshop: Hard Chat
The Missing Ingredient of Leadership
Webinar: Staying Human in a Virtual World: Presence on-line
Webinar: Female Led Leadership
Webinar: The Voice of Leadership
On-line Leadership Communication Program: Presence and Influencing for Leaders
Let’s Get Going!
Workshop: Bringing your Team back to Work
Overcoming Performance Stress/Towards the Light