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Genevieve Matthews

Location: Sydney, NSW


Phone: 0400508108

Available as: Speaker

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Genevieve Matthews is dedicated business leadership professional who has worked within and across the tourism industry for her entire career. She’s furled sails and served beers on Bounty the Tallship on Sydney Harbour, sorted logistics for conference delegates touring the Blue Mountains, hosted elegant rainforest dinners for hundreds in TTNQ and travelled the globe many times over selling and training agents on Fraser Island and Southern Queensland. As well as having an extensive knowledge of Australia’s tourism product range from being both a supplier and inbounder, she worked in Germany with the international wholesaler, Australia Tours. Over the years Genevieve has held roles as International Sales Manager, General Manager and formerly Managing Director of Pacific Spirit (until it became part of The AOT Group portfolio) She’s well-versed in and familiar with the day to day trials and tribulations of tourism leadership. Across the last 12 years she’s been working with business owners and leaders, developing emerging talent and teams around Australia. Whilst she has a diverse portfolio of clients from many different industries such as Greensill Farming Group, LendLease, Graincorp, her tourism clients have included the JTB Group/Tour East Australia, Tourism & Events Queensland, ATEC and the Australian Travel Careers Council, Bundaberg Tourism, Life’s an Adventure and Kelly’s Beach Resort to name a few. Highly regarded by clients and business partners alike, Gen is a warm and creative facilitator and leadership specialist. As a speaker, she prefers engaging workshop style sessions to ensure audiences can communicate and contribute whereby delivering learnings and desired outcomes for participants and host/event organisers.


To name a few examples…

Tourism & Events Queensland – Tourism Mentor

Australian Travel Careers Council Conference Presenter

ATEC Road to Recovery Online Presenter

Empowering Women in Leadership Workshop Facilitator

AdEdge Mentoring Program Facilitator

Greensill Farming Supervisor Meeting Presenter

Bundaberg Business Enterprise Centre Members Luncheon

Form 1 Group Management Meetings Speaker

Genevieve has been public speaking since the beginning of high school. With a passion for engaging and empowering people, she’s natural and entertaining at the front of a room. She’s also quite adept at adapting ‘presenting’ environments whether on board a boat, in a paddock, via zoom or in large auditorium. With 30 years in management roles, she focuses her presentations and facilitations on developing leadership expertise and driving business growth.

Specific topics Genevieve specialises in:

  • Developing Leadership Capability; for senior leaders and executive teams or empowering emerging leaders
  • Business Growth; sales and marketing tips and techniques to ensure attraction, conversion and delivery of products or services to exceed client & customer’s needs and expectations
  • Creating High Performing Teams; how to build engagement, accountability and deliver on results
  • Mental Fitness; Positive Intelligence for Leaders and Teams