Stella Axarlis

Achieving excellence through empowerment.


From mathematics teacher to internationally acclaimed opera singer, managing director, Board member and community advocate, Stella Axarlis’ career has been one of diversity, determination and inspiration.

Stella has from childhood embraced her fellow human beings with love, tolerance, generosity and a respect for all creeds and religions.

Stella’s three very diverse vocations have provided her with a common thread of skills, ethos, professionalism, hard work and passion, which she now brings to any business venture in which she is involved and in her support of people of all ages and her community.

Stella returned recently to Opera to become Chair of CitiOpera and to direct the highly successful productions of Verdi’s Otello, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and Verdi’s Il Trovatore.

At a time when most people retire, Stella continues to work and mentor people in management as well as artists.


Talking Points
Emotional Intelligence: Its Competencies and Implications for Organisational Success.
The Essence of leadership:Key Strategies of Successful Leaders
The Learning Organisation: Key Developmental Factors
A Passionate Commitment to Quality and the Pursuit of Excellence.
Agents of Change
Breaking Down the Walls Between You and Your staff
Constant Communication and Learning
Managing Diversity
Outsourcing - Quality, Management and Control