Australia's 3rd Largest Economy

Business Leader Luncheon: Harnessing Resilience for Growth in Western Sydney

  • 18-Oct-2023
  • 11:30 - 14:00
  • Western Sydney Conference Centre, 83 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith NSW 2750


  • 8 Complimentary Seats
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  • 1 Complimentary Seat
  • (+GST = $154.00)
  • (+GST = $154.00)
  • (+GST = $220.00)

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Prepare to embark on a transformative journey as James Greenshields, Director from Emergent Leaders Foundation, delves into the intricate relationship between leadership and resilience, and the ever-growing dynamics of Western Sydney. Discover the pivotal role that resilient leadership plays in propelling growth, nurturing innovation, and catalysing community development within this thriving region.

Through a comprehensive examination of leadership resilience, the audience will be introduced to compelling real-life stories of individuals who have surmounted adversity to spark remarkable transformations. From dissecting the challenges, including infrastructure development and social inclusion, to revealing an array of untapped opportunities, attendees will leave equipped with actionable insights and strategies to foster resilient leadership.

In this dynamic and captivating keynote address, you will uncover:

  • Nature of Human and Organisational Resilience
  • Leading in complexity
  • Practical Leadership tools to deal with turbulent times.

This event will also provide you with a significant opportunity to connect and engage with influential business leaders from across Western Sydney. There is however, only a limited number of seats available, so book now to avoid missing out.

Keynote Presenter 

James Greenshields  |  Director  |  Emergent Leaders Foundation

James Greenshields is husband to Kirsty and father to Abigail and Penelope, who have been an integral part of his incredible personal and professional leadership journey. Seventeen years as an Army Officer saw James command frontline organisations in combat, as well as engage at the strategic level with the United Nations and other Coalition Forces in a diverse range of leadership positions.

When he returned from Iraq James faced an enemy he wasn’t trained for; the inner demon of Post Traumatic Stress and Depression. His journey of inner healing and growth resulted in recovery, to the point he now refers to being hit by a roadside bomb as “the fourth best day of my life”.

Since leaving the military in 2010, James has dedicated his life to assisting others through trauma and their own personal battles. Upon witnessing our youth struggling, he personally developed an 18 month Youth Rite of Passage program that ran for 10 years, contributing to the development of harmonious families around Australia.

Seeing the hole in leadership training, James developed his own leadership philosophy, and he named it Harmonic Leadership. His programs have helped to build organisational leadership frameworks within a wide array of environments, from Jewellery chains, AFL and NRL athletes, to the Construction Industry, Health Services, Financial and Defence sectors.

James’ current project sees him engaging communities in need to develop the organic infrastructure for mental health and leadership across all ages. This Community Empowerment Project equips these localities with the resources to help themselves.

James and Kirsty created Emergent Leaders Foundation to assist in the death of the sustainability mentality, which is based in scarcity, and shift focus to the emerging Harmonic age of leadership, which has its roots in thriving.

Event Format


Member/Guest Registration, Networking, Pre-Lunch Drinks & Coffee Cart


Presentations (includes a 2 course lunch)


Official Close


Platinum Partners: 8 complimentary seats

Construction Connect & Gold Members: 5 complimentary seats

Silver Members: 4 complimentary seats

Charity Partners: 3 complimentary seats

Bronze Members: 1 complimentary seat

Small Business Members: $140 + GST per person

Additional Member Seats: $140 + GST per person

Non Member Seats are available for this event: $200.00 + GST per person

Charity Partner Program

$5.00 from every ticket sold at this event will be donated to five of our Charity Partners: Children's Medical Research Institute, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Northcott Disability Services and Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney.

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