Stephen De Sede – Founder De Sede Media
In the era demanding personal brands and authentic storytelling, many are trying to find a way to create this. Annie Gibbins is simply collecting her story and being a powerhouse with it. I’ve shared stages with Annie, observed her impact on people in this medium, as well as her 1-2-1 connection and the influence she has on me and others. I once spoke of her from stage claiming, “Annie Gibbins has made her character her title—leading and influencing with it every day, with everyone.” For me, this epitomises the foundation of a brand, of your story. It is an honour to recommend and endorse her. Leadership—by example. Character—as her title. Focus—a single-mindedness to raise others. Annie’s ability as a speaker to move an audience and Annie as a mentor to inspire you to act is why this honour is mine.
Aldo Grech – Inventor | Speaker | Coach
I am humbled to have shared the stage with Annie at a couple of events as well as being featured in Unsung Business Heroes with her. Annie is nothing short of inspiring both in her dedication to women’s causes and glaucoma. Talking to her as well as during her keynotes, words that come to mind to describe her include purpose, passion, power, empowering, transforming, resilience, confidence, awareness, goal and solution focus, practical tips and tricks, self-care and self-value. Hearing her talk ignites my heart, stirs my soul and she has the power to transform positive mindset and unleash synergic power, which has its own momentum and sustained energy source. She leads from her heart and this is felt and is in synchronicity with who I am.
Andre Alphonso – CEO Ariel Group
Some of life’s most important lessons are forged in the cauldron of life experience with the essential ingredient being resilience in the face of adversity. I have been inspired by Annie’s story of resilience when she has shared it from the stage or in enlightened informal conversations. There is just so much to learn by simply listening to her. And she delivers the message she is taking to our world with such passion and authenticity, that it stirs you.
Frances Dawe – Digital Brand Strategist
Annie motivates audiences and individual clients through keynote speaking and online courses, teaching how to thrive in current circumstances while shifting fear, self-doubt and significant challenge. Annie is fully engaged in intentional living, committed to making a positive impact on the lives of people within her reach.
Robyn Weinberg – Business Transformationalist | Healthcare Specialist | Social Impact Enabler | Mentor & Coach
Annie is one of those people that lights up a room. She is charismatic, warm and energetic but what belies all of these incredible people skills is a smart, strategic and focused leader. Annie is a transformational leader who accomplishes all she sets out to achieve. Annie builds strong and meaningful connections with internal and external stakeholders and her engagement, rapport building and excellent work standards make her the accomplished and respected leader that she is.
Greg Luck – Country Managing Director at FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
Annie is a motivated and passionate individual full of energy and always looking for the next challenge and adventure. This mantra is driven across both her personal and business worlds and is clearly observed. Her energy is infectious and motivates one to become more involved. She has a clear vision and improving and driving education in the ultrasound space is key. Being a part of this vision is inspirational and motivational. Annie has the business acumen and personal attributes to formulate a business strategy and lead an organisation to success.
Linda Walsh – Senior Pharmaceutical Manager | Strategy Development | Operations | Problem Solver
Annie is a dynamic leader who has abundant energy and is great at creating something bigger and better than the original concept. Was great to work with her on a major project and to see it surpass expectations when executed.
Gareth Richmond – General Manager | Company Director – Pfizer
Annie is the incredibly passionate CEO of Glaucoma Australia and an extremely compelling speaker on the topic of glaucoma awareness. Her presentation at APP 2019 highlighted the opportunity to relieve the burden of glaucoma related blindness for the estimated 500,000 undiagnosed glaucoma patients in Australia. More importantly, it showed how this could be achieved through a multi-stakeholder, data-driven approach to the condition.
David Ngo – Trade Marketing Manager – Pfizer
I had the pleasure of being in the audience at Annie’s presentation recently at APP. Annie is the embodiment of everything you would expect from the CEO of a charity organisation: passionate, learned, eloquent and determined to make a difference—not for recognition, but because she believes in the cause. And that cause is to save the sight for Australians with glaucoma. If you are looking to develop your skills as an engaging presenter who speaks from the heart, have a chat to Annie. The worst that can happen is that you will be inspired.
Lisa Styrud – WISTA Australia President
Such an exciting night launching the WISTA Australia Mentor Program, proudly supported by FTA women, empowering women to maximize growth and development. Annie, your presentation was superb and opened up our minds to what can be achieved if you have the right mentor / mentee relationship. Thank you for helping us to achieve this incredibly important milestone. This is such an exciting value-add to our membership and I am very proud of the team. Exciting times ahead for WISTA Australia.
Dr Jocelyne Basseal – AJUM Managing Editor
Annie is extremely hard-working, very innovative and demonstrates exceptional leadership and management qualities. Her passion, enthusiasm and energy have been a wonderful source of motivation for the team. She is a fabulous mentor and it is a pleasure reporting directly to Annie.
Tanya Carleton M Ed (Honours) – Learning and Development Specialist & Leader
Annie is a dynamic leader who is highly effective as ASUM’s Chief Executive Officer. Annie’s strengths include change management, relationship development and strategic planning. Annie continues to lead a growing team and excels at leveraging employees’ strengths to meet organisational goals, while creating a fulfilling and rewarding work culture.
Ilda Wade – Accounting Consultant
I met Annie a few years ago and immediately felt attracted to her positive attitude to life and endless energy. To share walks, trainings and trips with Annie is an absolute pleasure. She is always happy, positive and ready to give a hand or share her skills in an unpretentious way. Annie is not afraid to be who she is, share this with others or go up against the big guns. Dream big, go for it, she’s got this! Annie is professional in her training and in training others, but above all, she is a whole human being. For all of the above she is an inspiration to me.